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Monday, 18 February 2019

The Lonely Life of a Yacht Influencer

quote [ Well, for me, it’s not the life, it’s my life. It’s not some permanent summer or year-long vacation. It’s my living. I help rich people and rich companies advertise their yachts. I’ve got all this knowledge that I gained when I loved yachts so much that I’d spend all weekend studying them for free, and now, I sell my knowledge to people. ]

Always learning about people's lifes you didn't know existed.
[SFW] [people] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@8:30pmGMT] [5 comments]

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Forget privacy: you're terrible at targeting anyway

quote [ But let's leave errors aside for the moment. Let's assume, very unrealistically, that we as a profession are good at analyzing things. What then? ]

That was a refreshing read. Taken with a grain of salt, yeah, but … has some points.

Thumb via New Old Stock
[SFW] [science & technology] [+6 Underrated]
[by Paracetamol@8:04pmGMT] [3 comments]

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Model Metropolis

quote [ Housing programs aimed at improving the condition of the underemployed, Forrester warned, “increased unemployment and reduced upward economic mobility” and would condemn the underemployed to lifelong poverty. This idea wouldn’t have seemed new to anyone steeped in the conservative or libertarian tradition, but Forrester’s technical approach helped update it for the digital age. ]

Another example on why acting clever is sometimes the worst attitude of all. Also, games and systems.
[SFW] [people] [+5 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@7:49pmGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 15 February 2019

On Star Trek: TNG, those aren't Captain Picard's hands holding his flute

quote [ Once you see it, you can't unsee it. ]

A spicy slice of pop culture archaeology.
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+4 WTF]
[by Paracetamol@8:01pmGMT] [5 comments]

Thursday, 14 February 2019

What Is Glitter?

quote [ The specific events that led to the initial dispersal of glitter are nebulous; in true glitter fashion, all of a sudden, it was simply everywhere. ]

Sparkly Particles! Full article in extended.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@7:55pmGMT] [2 comments]

Romy Schneider dans l'Enfer

quote [ In a you-can't-make-this-stuff-up development, the lake was scheduled to be drained by France's electricity company 20 days after photography began. ]

Preparing the upcoming sparkly sensation with a psychedelic film test.

More info on the movie desaster that is now a documentary. (NSFW Trailer)
[NSFW] [tv & movies] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@7:55pmGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Making Space in Online Archives

quote [ I’m a librarian, and I see libraries as being primarily driven by access. If you want a book or an article or a piece of data, libraries will help you get access to them. Whereas archives are driven by preservation. For that book in the archive that you want to read, every time it’s pulled that off the shelf, the archivist is thinking if there’s some damage that’s happened to the book. ]

Many interesting links and opinions. Sorry, bit artsy.
[SFW] [literature] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@9:17pmGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

No One Is Prepared for Hagfish Slime

quote [ Hagfish are so thoroughly odd that biologists have struggled to clearly work out how they’re related to other fish, and to the other backboned vertebrates. Based on their simple anatomy, many researchers billed the creatures as primitive precursors to vertebrates—an intermediate form that existed before the evolution of jaws and spinal columns. ]

Search turned up –nothing– on hagfishes and a meager 4 entries containing the word “slime”. Tsk!

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+7 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@8:20pmGMT] [5 comments]

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Japan's 'evaporated people' have become an obsession for this French couple

quote [ “We all dream sometimes, you know, you are fed up with your life, you are fed up with your job and you say, ‘Oh, why wouldn't I just disappear?’” Mauger says. “But then you discover that the reality is more complicated and the life they have is not so easy.” ]

Rather sad, actually. Culture, man!
[SFW] [people] [+4 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@8:18pmGMT] [3 comments]

Saturday, 9 February 2019

A Way Out

quote [ Some of us were purists, who missed the forest for the trees, while others were pragmatists who admitted that, yes, perhaps Hal Rogers was bad, but he could be worked with because it was in his interest to move the region away from coal.

In the end, only the congressman benefited ]

Not a new story, but a recurring theme experienced by NGOs worldwide. Everything is complicated – or not.
[SFW] [business] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@9:25pmGMT] [2 comments]

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