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Monday, 21 May 2018

I’m an environmental journalist, but I never write about overpopulation.

quote [ Since you asked (many times).
Shifting wealth within populations — reducing the number of very wealthy and the number in poverty — can have as much carbon impact as reducing overall population. ]

Hmm … boils down to some humbleness and human rights, right?
[SFW] [politics] [+6]
[by Paracetamol@7:47pmGMT] [4 comments]

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age Photo Op

quote [ This tumblr accompanies One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age, the Geocities research blog by Olia Lialina and Dragan Espenschied.
Screenshots are automatically generated from a stash of old Geocities home pages, rescued by the Archive Team in 2009. The files are processed from oldest to newest. ]

Thumbnail alternatives via Gifcities.

[SFW] [history] [+3 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@8:00pmGMT] [6 comments]

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

The Kresling-Pattern and our origami world

quote [ In this video clip from NOVA’s The Origami Revolution, she demonstrates the Kresling-Pattern, the spontaneous “buckling under torsional load.” Kresling proposes that this buckling is not a failure of the materials but a model from nature that can be understood and designed for in science and engineering. ]

A playful ghost in the machine!
[SFW] [science & technology] [+8 Good]
[by Paracetamol@7:50pmGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Roulette Knight by Four Quarters team

quote [ Theme of 41th ludum was “Combine 2 Incompatible Genres” and we mix RPG + Russian roulette. ]

Am I supposed to mark it NSFW due to the theme? Otherwise, pretty deep.
[SFW] [games] [+3 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@6:30pmGMT] [5 comments]

Sunday, 6 May 2018

On the past, present, and future of COBOL

quote [ Twenty-seven years ago, Micro Focus’s Livesey said, he was working at a bank after graduation, and was told by the IT manager about the system in place: “Don’t worry! This is all going away.” Today, Livesey said, “That bank is still running that mainframe with a team of COBOL programmers.” ]

Never change a running system!
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@2:44pmGMT] [6 comments]

Friday, 4 May 2018

James McAvoy - CBeebies Bedtime Stories

quote [ There's "something" about this man and his accent.... xD ]

This seemed appropriately obscure. If not, Dolly Parton.
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@6:32pmGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Spectre-NG - Multiple new Intel CPU flaws revealed, several serious

quote [ New flaws and even more patches - "Spectre Next Generation" is just around the corner. According to information exclusively available to c't, researchers have already found eight new security holes in Intel processors. ]

Followup to the original chip bug. See extended for musical score.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@7:23pmGMT] [4 comments]

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

90s CD-ROM games still have a lot to teach us

quote [ Many CD-ROM titles tapped into the existing creativity of gamers more deliberately, becoming like “software toys,” a term Will Wright liked to use to describe Maxis’ simulation games. ]

You'll be coming up with more no-game/PC toy examples.
[SFW] [games] [+5 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@6:37pmGMT] [4 comments]

Monday, 30 April 2018

Offline Only

quote [ What if certain content required us to disconnect? ]

Nifty but a tad pretentious.
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+3 Funsightful]
[by Paracetamol@5:51pmGMT] [10 comments]

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Shelling Out: The Origins of Money – Nick Szabo

quote [ a collectible had to be embedded in at least one institution with a closed-loop cycle, so that the cost of discovering and/or manufacturing the object was amortized over multiple transactions. […] It had to have certain functional properties, such as the security of being wearable on the person, compactness for hiding or burial, and unforgeable costliness. That costliness must have been verifiable by the recipient of the transfer – using many of the same skills that collectors use to appraise collectibles today. ]

Historical study about establishing relations and economy published via some Bitcoin research portal.
[SFW] [business] [+2 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@6:38pmGMT] [0 comments]

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