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Wednesday, 22 January 2020

The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It

quote [ “It’s creepy what they’re doing, but there will be many more of these companies. There is no monopoly on math,” said Al Gidari, a privacy professor at Stanford Law School. “Absent a very strong federal privacy law, we’re all screwed.” ]

Uuuh, the spying game is on and onner.

Read in extended.

[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@9:07pmGMT] [4 comments]

Sunday, 19 January 2020

Bob PicRoss: The Joy of Painting 2 by goofanader, klades

quote [ There are numbers on the top and left side of the 5x5 grid. Each number represents how many of a color there is in that row or column. If the number has a circle behind it, that color is lined up together in the row or column. Otherwise, the color is broken up by other color(s)! ]

This is challenging and soothing at the same time. Pretty clever Picross design.
[SFW] [games] [+2 Underrated]
[by Paracetamol@10:37pmGMT] [0 comments]


quote [ Lovecraft was never the be all end all in Weird Fiction and he shouldn't be considered that now. Let's explore the wider weird. Expect citations from JY Yang, Nnedi Okorafor, N.K. Jemisin, Laura Mauro, Manly Wade Wellman and, of course, Margaret St. Clair. ]

Deep and creepy: Monster illustrations, inspired by various horror sources. The material shifted away from the Lovecraft stuff to more contemporary authors at one point. Which is even more interesting.

There are also rather tasteful music reviews. Thumb is HIPPIE HAT BRAIN PARASITE.
[NSFW] [art] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@9:31pmGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 18 January 2020

Why building density matters as much as building efficiency

quote [ my favorite has always been the Canadian Urban Archetypes Project which looked at single family and small multifamily urban projects, finding that crappy old multifamily buildings had lower overall carbon footprints than modern subdivisions. ]

Some stats on eco-friendly housing.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@6:11pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 17 January 2020

The case for ... making low-tech 'dumb' cities instead of 'smart' ones

quote [ And there’s a dumb solution to the spread of air conditioning, one of the greatest urban energy guzzlers: more plants. ]

Sounding a bit excited but has some nice examples.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@9:24pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Nate Scheible – Fairfax

quote [ Visiting a north Virginia thrift shop, Scheible happened upon a cassette recording of a multi-part audio love letter recorded by an unnamed woman. Her voice is an emotional mix of sincerity, loneliness and age. ]

A very sad elder lovestory drowned in ambient.
[SFW] [music] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@8:32pmGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Jackie - Unfortunately

quote [ piece of early-Fame young-girl melodic pop from Jackie, whom Kent speculate may be the early Fame back-up singer Jackie Weaver who had even earlier enjoyed one teeny style 45 for Chess (#1797) way back in 1961. ]

Early Fame records bittersweet lisping triggered by the chat.
[SFW] [music] [+1 Good]
[by Paracetamol@6:50amGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 13 January 2020

A Conversation With The Guy Who Took Mushrooms And Saw CATS

quote [ So I didn't think it would be too bad and I ate a bunch of them, more than I have of these before, just kinda stuffed a handful in my mouth without any sort of measure or rationale behind the dosage. ]

Never going to see the movie anyway – but look at the entertaining content it generates.
[SFW] [religion & spirituality] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@6:41amGMT] [12 comments]

Sunday, 12 January 2020

What I learned going from prison to Python

quote [ Less than a year ago, I was in San Quentin State Prison serving a life sentence. […]
My passion for Python and programming wasn’t something that many of my peers shared. […] I believe that this is due to the perception that programming isn’t accessible to people who have experienced incarceration, especially if you are a person of color. ]

While my gut feeling says no to embracing teaching code as universal development opportunity (see Tech's push to teach coding [is] about cutting wages) this sounds like a good thing.
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@8:56pmGMT] [3 comments]

“Playing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain”

quote [ “You’ve been shooting at Afghans in your games for so long that you’ve become oddly immune to the self-loathing you felt when you were first massacring wave after wave of militant fighters who looked just like your father.” ]

Oh, this is very good. There are oddly several good articles linking video games and relations to fathers, this is indeed one of the best. Full in extended.

[SFW] [games] [+3 Original]
[by Paracetamol@1:35pmGMT] [2 comments]

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