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Sunday, 24 May 2020

4 hour league

quote [ 12 hours for what we will ]

Forgive the crappy English – apart from that link found in a paper everything seems to be tucked away on German Facebook, sadly.

The premise: Cut the day in half while paying full wage – like a privatized basic income. Far-fetched? Of course – but … [more]

[SFW] [business] [+1 Good]
[by Paracetamol@7:53pmGMT] [5 comments]

Friday, 22 May 2020

Students are failing AP tests because the College Board can’t handle iPhone photos

quote [ He Airdropped an iPhone image of his responses to his Mac and tried to convert it by renaming the HEIC file to PNG. Changing a file’s extension does not guarantee that it will be converted, but Spencer was still able to submit the demo test with no problem. ]

Ugh … websites! HEIC files weren't supported until 3 years ago by MacOS (and Windows?) itself, so this is kind of a new age problem.

A software missing the whitelist for an extension and then stalling in a loop while processing it is a bit unfortunate though.
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by Paracetamol@11:39amGMT] [6 comments]

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Doordash and Pizza Arbitrage

quote [ How did we get to a place where billions of dollars are exchanged in millions of business transactions but there are no winners? ]

After days on top of reading lists may as well post this money burner. You can complement it with … [more]

[SFW] [business] [+1 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@9:28amGMT] [9 comments]

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Dead Sea Scroll fragments thought to be blank reveal text

quote [ There are only a few on each fragment, but they are like missing pieces of a jigsaw puzzle you find under a sofa. ]

What's the story, Qumran caves?
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@7:17pmGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Antidepressants or Tolkien character?

A bit goofy on the execution – the original Twitter thread is still funnier.
[SFW] [games] [+4 Funny]
[by Paracetamol@7:47pmGMT] [8 comments]

Sunday, 17 May 2020

Whistleblower: Wall Street Has Engaged in Widespread Manipulation of Mortgage Funds

quote [ Whereas the fraud during the last crisis was in residential mortgages, the complaint claims this time it’s happening in commercial properties like office buildings, apartment complexes and retail centers. ]

Yup, they're doing it again. Just when I thought, the most interesting article today would be about repeating city planning mistakes.
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+4 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@7:20pmGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 16 May 2020

13 Levels of Beatboxing: Easy to Complex | WIRED

quote [ 2005 Female World Beatbox Champion Butterscotch explains the art of beatboxing in 13 levels of difficulty. ]

Sweet heavens, that discipline!
[SFW] [music] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@8:56pmGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 15 May 2020

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’: The Oral History of a Modern Action Classic

quote [ LEE The grueling nature of the shoot really served it, in my opinion. The characters are supposed to be exhausted, they’re supposed to be searching for strength. I just don’t think that any of the performances would have been the same had it all been green-screen and we did it in a controlled environment. The fact that it was a huge mess is why it’s so brilliant. ]

Interesting anecdotes on movie production, in a pretty honest manner. Also: MacGuffin.

Full in extended.

[SFW] [tv & movies] [+3 Good]
[by Paracetamol@8:09pmGMT] [0 comments]

John Cartwright & Jaki Whitren - That Will Be That

Classic hit from a live session sometime in the 80s? Couldn't find any more info on this.
[SFW] [music] [+1 Underrated]
[by Paracetamol@1:58pmGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

The Risks - Know Them - Avoid Them

quote [ The exposure to virus x time formula is the basis of contact tracing. Anyone you spend greater than 10 minutes with in a face-to-face situation is potentially infected. Anyone who shares a space with you (say an office) for an extended period is potentially infected.
Symptomatic people are not the only way the virus is shed. We know that at least 44% of all infections--and the majority of community-acquired transmissions--occur from people without any symptoms (asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic people). ]

Fine illustration of how being outside, touching surfaces or shopping will not likely give you an infection, whereas spending a day at your workplace might.

Lots of examples and a fatalist approach suggesting we get used to evaluating these settings.
[SFW] [health] [+9 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@9:06amGMT] [0 comments]

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