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Friday, 16 April 2021

Murder Offsets - Climate Ad Project

quote [ What’s more important than looking to carbon offsets is holding governments and businesses to account. Be wary of the word “offsets” when politicians or corporations throw it around. Remember that “net-zero” is not zero, and how we get there matters. ]

You ever been in one of those arguments? This article is a good explainer.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Underrated]
[by Paracetamol@7:00pmGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 15 April 2021

Voxelmade

quote [ Most of my professional work isn’t related to voxels, but since it became more than a simple hobby for me, I decided to create this website to share my work and workflow with others. ]

This has some good resources in the software section. It does not feature Spritestack which was cheapo in the – sadly expired – game making bundle.
[SFW] [art] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@6:49pmGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Why Would We Rebury Ancient Sites?

quote [ Good question. Let’s dig in ]

Some things are better left un…excavated?
[SFW] [history] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@7:26pmGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

‘When You Catch an Adjective, Kill It’

quote [ They start hurling the epithets when they haven't provided enough data-specific nouns and active verbs-to get their idea across. ]

Some quality ranting from 2007. Thumb via New Old Stock. Full text and Italian song in extended.

[SFW] [literature] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@6:59pmGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 12 April 2021

Adding is favoured over subtracting in problem solving

quote [ There are many real-world consequences of failing to consider that situations can often be improved by removing rather than adding. ]

So what's your takeaway on this?
[SFW] [people] [+4]
[by Paracetamol@6:18pmGMT] [8 comments]



Sunday, 11 April 2021

The rice of the sea

quote [ In southern Spain, however, the team’s first marine garden suggests potential average harvests could be about 3.5 tonnes a hectare. While the yield is about a third of what one could achieve with rice, León points to the potential for low-cost and environmentally friendly cultivation. “If nature gifts you with 3,500kg without doing anything – no antibiotics, no fertiliser, just seawater and movement – then we have a project that suggests one can cultivate marine grain.” ]

… octopus's garden … humm-humm.
[SFW] [food & drink] [+9 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@7:27pmGMT] [3 comments]

A booming industry based entirely on missed calls helped bring India online — and vanished overnight

quote [ “The beauty of the missed-call behavior was that it was already pervasive,” said Wagoner, who became the company’s CEO. It had become so commonplace as to vex the country’s telecom operators: missed calls clogged up over 30% of phone lines but generated no revenue. ]

Ping-ringing for profit.
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by Paracetamol@11:37amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 9 April 2021

Be a VR giant and swat at PC players like pests in Davigo

quote [ Davigo begs the question: why didn't this exist already? It's an asymmetric multiplayer game in which one player in a VR headset attempts to swipe and slam up to four tiny, nimble players on desktop computers, who each wield rocket launchers. It plays with scale in ways that look like glorious fun. ]

For Steele. Also, if you have no VR tech, you can still play blinking games with your webcam.
[SFW] [games] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@7:44amGMT] [6 comments]

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Growing the Apocalypse » Glitch Logs

quote [ In Apocalypse World, when a player doesn’t know what to do they look at their character sheet to see what moves are available to them. In this teaching toolkit system, tutors who didn’t know how to proceed looked at the list of moves and picked one.
For example, one of the Agendas the tutors were given was “Build a learning environment”. Some of the associated moves were “Limit a distraction”, “Set an expectation”, and “Give specific praise”. Another Agenda was “Help students achieve learning goals” and some of the associated moves were “Teach a hard skill”, “Teach a soft skill”, “Design and play a game”, and “Model work”. ]

An interesting perspective on loose boundaries for teaching. Note that this is explicitly not some form of gamified motivation.
[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@5:57pmGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

The Chiba Lotte Marines’ mysterious fish mascot, Nazo No Sakana, has evolved several times. He is set to reveal his final form tonight.

quote [ The mysterious fish first rose to prominence by vomiting out its own skeleton. ]

via Mondo Mascots Twitter. Yeah…
[SFW] [art]
[by Paracetamol@7:03pmGMT] [0 comments]



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