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Wednesday, 23 October 2019

People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Why My Children Have No Right to Privacy

quote [ My friend Kim at Let Me Start By Saying wrote an essay that was featured on the Huffington Post. It was about reading her five-year-old daughter's diary. Kim knew her daughter had been writing in her diary and Kim wondered what was going on in her daughter's head. She took the key and opened the book. [...]Now, it's known that the Huffington Post has some of the meanest, angriest, trolliest commenters around. I always imagine many of them living in vans down by the river or licking Cheetos residue from their fingers while typing their raging opus in their mother's dark basements. Well, Kim struck a nerve with her post and got those vans and basements rattling with anger. ]

I'd also like to note that only ONE of us lived in a van. No word on if he eats cheetos.

[SFW] [Big Brother] [+5 WTF]
[by snowfox@10:09amGMT] [18 comments]

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Why Bear Fat Makes for Better Baking

quote [ While the technique is rare today, bear fat was a common ingredient for centuries, though one with a unique hangup. As with all omnivores, bears’ fat takes on the general flavor of their diet. In early fall, when nuts, berries, and acorns dot North America’s forests, Shaw writes, bear fat is “sublime … virtually indistinguishable from the finest pork lard you can buy or make.” The fat of blueberry-eating bears in Montana, for example, assumes sweet, fruity hints and a slight purple tinge. But if a bear most recently ate fish or suburban garbage, the lard takes on a briney odor that ranges from low-tide to truly vile. ]

This only reinforces my desire to kill a bear, eat it, then wear its skin.

Stop looking at me like that.
[SFW] [food & drink] [+1]
[by snowfox@9:44amGMT] [13 comments]

Monday, 21 October 2019

‘Boys Don’t Cry’ 20 Years Later: For Trans Men, a Divisive Legacy

quote [ When it was released in October 1999, “Boys Don’t Cry” was the first mainstream film to focus on a transgender man. Twenty years later, it’s still the rare feature to center on such a life. But as the culture has evolved, the film has proved to be very much of its time, with a contradictory legacy that trans viewers have grappled with. ]

Full article in extended. I wasn't aware being a trans man was a possibility until I was 23, long after I was aware of trans women.

[SFW] [tv & movies] [+1 Interesting]
[by snowfox@7:04amGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Slime Mold with 720 Sexes Discovered

quote [ Scientists are perplexed by the slime mould, which has no brain, mouth, stomach or eyes, yet is capable of learning, digesting food, has almost 720 sexes, can move without legs or wings and heals itself within two minutes if cut in half. ]

Will update if more info becomes available. This news just dropped within the last day.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+5]
[by snowfox@8:31amGMT] [4 comments]

Friday, 6 September 2019

A Decade of Music Is Lost on Your iPod. These Are The Deleted Years. Now Let Us Praise Them.

quote [ If you were an early adopter of Apple Music Store, as I was, everything you bought from 2003 to 2009 is stuck on a dusty iPod for which a charger can no longer be found, or on a MacBook that’s three MacBooks ago. Whether you bought that whole first Kaiser Chiefs album or just plunked down the 99 cents for “I Predict A Riot,” you don’t have it anymore. It simply does not exist for you, and it didn’t even leave behind a record sleeve to let you know it ever did. Now the era is over, and only a handful of neglected Maxell compact discs reminds me that I used to be really into The Pipettes. ]

I still buy CDs and own a Zune.
[SFW] [music] [+5 Insightful]
[by snowfox@8:43pmGMT] [23 comments]

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Raw Milk: It's Not a New Age Trend

quote [ To believers, raw cow’s milk is the next best thing to mother’s own. They boast about its taste and claim that it cures illness. [...]

To critics, raw milk is deceptively dangerous stuff. They claim that even the healthiest cows at the cleanest dairies can shed potentially lethal germs into collecting machines.

The decades-old controversy over whether raw milk should be marketed as a healthy alternative to processed products, or instead be regarded as hazardous and labeled as such, has engaged believers and critics at supermarkets, laboratories and the Legislature. ]

Raw milk, an idiotic California trend that was already decades old in 1988.

[SFW] [health] [+4]
[by snowfox@1:09pmGMT] [18 comments]

Friday, 19 July 2019

The Way the Census Counts Prison Populations Seriously Distorts Redistricting

quote [ Less noticed [...] was a galvanic blow delivered to democracy by the Census Bureau just last year—when the bureau declined to change long-standing policy and count incarcerated persons where they previously lived, rather than in the place of their imprisonment. Because prisons tend to be located in white, rural districts, counting prison populations by prison location artificially inflates these districts’ political power and diminishes political representation for urban and suburban areas. ]

This isn't insignificant when you consider how much of our population is incarcerated. I am also in favor of letting the incarcerated vote.
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+5 Informative]
[by snowfox@5:47pmGMT] [4 comments]

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Too Many Tote Bags? Stuff You Can Do With Them!

quote [ Tote bags, like Sephora samples, are irresistible and insidious in equal measure. They are quite useful! They hold such promise for an imagined future! So many of them are free! And almost all of them are impossibly filthy.

There is a reasonable limit to how many tote bags you need in your life, and it’s quite likely that if you’re reading this article, you have a tote bag problem. Does the term “bag of bags” mean anything to you? If you answered yes, please know that you are among friends, and that help is here. ]

Because NYT, full article in extended. I personally thing the best answer is just textile recycling. Using them as gift bags, unless they're high quality, is just pushing the problem onto someone else.

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Informative]
[by snowfox@5:06pmGMT] [30 comments]

Monday, 10 June 2019

Ladybugs Detected on Radar and LOTS More About Ladybugs!

quote [ About 10 years ago, [the NOAA] upgraded the system with what it calls Super Resolution, which allows vastly more detailed imagery. The imagery is so detailed, in fact, that it frequently picks up so-called non-weather targets like the ladybug swarm on Tuesday.

In addition to insects, NOAA technical documents say NEXRAD can pick up buildings, wind farms, migrating birds, road traffic and even sunrise and sunset, which will "show up on National Weather Service radar screens as a spike in the direction of the sun." ]

You probably heard about this on the news, but here's the story for anyone who hasn't. In the extended, lots of research I did about ladybugs while I was drowning in them! Everything you wanted to know or never cared to ask about ladybugs!

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+7 Interesting]
[by snowfox@8:06pmGMT] [3 comments]

Sunday, 9 June 2019

The Most Shocking Statistic About Poverty in America Was Probably Wrong All Along

quote [ "The debate has gone on for years in the pages of academic journals and white papers, with Edin and Shaefer countering detractors and refining their findings along the way. This week, though, a group of rival researchers released the most serious challenge to their work yet. Their paper uses newly available data to essentially double check and correct the government survey results Edin and Shaefer relied on. And, after all of their adjustments, $2-a-day poverty nearly disappears." ]

Seemed relevant to recent posts. This doesn't mean poverty isn't a problem, or that there isn't a gap between qualifying for welfare and no longer needing welfare that keeps people on welfare. It just means our understanding of our system has been incomplete.
[SFW] [people] [+2 Interesting]
[by snowfox@10:22pmGMT] [11 comments]

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