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Monday, 28 February 2022

My 24-Hour Experiment With Dystopian Food Units

quote [ A new startup wants to make meals as efficient and joyless as possible ]

I suspect the inventor has food-related sensory issues, and can see an argument that this could cater to those with similar issues. Or maybe I should just embrace the processed food squares without thinking about it too hard.
[SFW] [food & drink] [+3]
[by 5th Earth@6:32pmGMT] [7 comments]

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Fish Doorbell

quote [ Are there any fish in the picture? Then press the fish doorbell. ]

Fish need your help to get through the river locks in Utrecht. The lockkeeper can't see when there are fish waiting to get through, but there's an underwater webcam. And a doorbell. Yes, seriously.

(The page is Dutch but Google translate in the extended.)

[SFW] [science & technology] [+6 laz0r]
[by 5th Earth@11:49pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 10 December 2020

Will Any Crap We Put into Graphene Increase Its Electrocatalytic Effect?

quote [ Guano has a great advantage for doping over using synthetic chemicals. ]

A tongue-in-cheek but absolutely real scientific paper, and a pointed criticism of some types of research.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+4]
[by 5th Earth@3:31pmGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 19 July 2020

Head of NYPD union gives Fox News interview with QAnon mug in background

quote [ The head of the New York Police Department's second-largest police union gave a television interview Friday afternoon while sitting in front of a mug emblazoned with QAnon imagery and slogans. ]

Fuck the police.
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+7 WTF]
[by 5th Earth@6:17amGMT] [12 comments]

Monday, 25 March 2019

Hate crimes reportedly jumped by 226 percent in counties that hosted Trump campaign rallies

quote [ counties that hosted political rallies with Donald Trump as the headliner in 2016 saw a 226 percent increase in hate crimes over comparable counties that did not host such a rally in subsequent months. ]

Science supporting the existence of stochastic terrorism.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+3 Informative]
[by 5th Earth@2:49amGMT] [3 comments]



Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Tin Soldier

quote [ Metal. Magic. Gods. War. Voodoo. Mood Whiplash. The Beatles. Chocolate Cake. ]

Tin Soldier is an excellent web serial I've been reading for maybe six months now. It recently passed 100 installments and deserves much more attention than it currently has. More info in extended.

[SFW] [literature] [+2]
[by 5th Earth@2:18pmGMT] [2 comments]

Saturday, 9 March 2019

States with stricter gun control regulations have fewer mass shootings

quote [ A 10% increase in state gun ownership [in a state] was associated with a significant 35.1% higher rate of mass shootings ]

I'm shocked. Shocked, I tell you.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+5]
[by 5th Earth@6:25amGMT] [4 comments]

Monday, 28 January 2019

United States v. 1855.6 Pounds of American Paddlefish Meat

quote [ The defendant will be tried along with alleged co-conspirator 982.34 Pounds of American Paddlefish Caviar. ]

And the thrilling conclusion.
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+4 Good]
[by 5th Earth@1:59pmGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Blackfishing: The women accused of pretending to be black

quote [ Alicja is just one of a number of white Instagram influencers who've been accused of changing their features to make themselves look more like black women. ]

I won't even pretend to be able to unpack everything going on here. It's basically the intersection of every single circle in the Venn diagram of controversial social and cultural issues.

(Sorry, I know this will probably cause a huge fight but it's too interesting to me to pass up)
[SFW] [people] [+7]
[by 5th Earth@2:14pmGMT] [17 comments]

Friday, 9 November 2018

Satanic Temple sues Sabrina makers

quote [ Netflix and Warner Brothers face a $50 million (£38m) lawsuit over a statue of goat deity Baphomet. ]

Cue the arguments over how copyright works. I think they have a solid case.
[SFW] [art] [+4]
[by 5th Earth@3:21amGMT] [6 comments]



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