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Sunday, 22 April 2018

Penn State's 98-Year-Old Outing Club Is No Longer Allowed to Go Outside

quote [ A key issue for administrators was that the Outing Club frequently visit locations with poor cell phone coverage. This wasn't an issue during the Coolidge administration, but now that cell phones exist, students are apparently expected to remain glued to them at all times. ]

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2 WTF]
[by arrowhen@11:10pmGMT] [8 comments]

Saturday, 21 April 2018

What's On Steam

quote [ Every single Steam launch in bite-sized capsules. Updated every 10m. ]

It seems Theodore "90% of everything is crud" Sturgeon was entirely too optimistic.
[SFW] [games] [+5 Informative]
[by arrowhen@12:02amGMT] [9 comments]

Thursday, 19 April 2018

‘I Fundamentally Believe That My Time at Reddit Made the World a Worse Place’

quote [ A conversation with former Reddit product head Dan McComas on the problems with Reddit, Twitter, and the rest of the web. ]

[SFW] [business] [+4 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@4:48pmGMT] [4 comments]

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

NPR Newscaster Carl Kasell Dies At 84, After A Lifelong Career On-Air

quote [ Kasell brought unflappable authority to the news, but he also had a lively sense of humor, revealed late in his career when he became the judge and scorekeeper for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! ]

Calm the fuck down, 2018!
[SFW] [obituaries] [+4]
[by arrowhen@2:42amGMT] [3 comments]

Style Is an Algorithm

quote [ Within about a minute, Alexa will tell you which set of clothes looks better, processed by style-analyzing algorithms and some assistance from humans. ]

Have I mentioned lately that I'm pretty sure we're living in a cyberpunk dystopia?
[SFW] [business] [+2]
[by arrowhen@12:25amGMT] [1 comment]



Tuesday, 17 April 2018

R.I.P. Harry Anderson, actor, magician, and star of Night Court 

quote [ Harry Anderson, the actor and magician best known for his eight-year run as Judge Harry Stone on the NBC sitcom Night Court, has died. ]

:(
[SFW] [obituaries] [+10 Informative]
[by arrowhen@12:33amGMT] [7 comments]

Monday, 16 April 2018

OLPC’s $100 laptop was going to change the world — then it all went wrong

quote [ If you remember the OLPC at all, you probably remember the hand crank. It was OLPC’s most striking technological innovation — and it was pure vaporware. ]

[SFW] [science & technology] [+6 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@6:07pmGMT] [9 comments]

The Overlooked Wonders of Soviet-Era Industrial Design

quote [ For her, the Soviet era from the 1950s onwards was an important period of design history, “when function and utility were the driving forces behind ideas but remarkable examples of innovation and creativity still flourished.” ]

[SFW] [art] [+7 Good]
[by arrowhen@12:23amGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 13 April 2018

"Is curing patients a sustainable business model?"

quote [ Goldman Sachs analysts attempted to address a touchy subject for biotech companies, especially those involved in the pioneering "gene therapy" treatment: cures could be bad for business in the long run. ]

[SFW] [health] [+4 Informative]
[by arrowhen@6:53pmGMT] [23 comments]

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Why undertakers are worried

quote [ The bereaved, better-informed, no longer always do what they are told or pay whatever they are asked ]

I don't wanna be buried in a Pet Sematary,
[SFW] [business] [+5 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@10:12pmGMT] [13 comments]



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