coping with death by nonsensicality since ... today, apparently
Sunday, 21 June 2020

How to Topple a Statue Using Science

quote [ Bring that sucker down without anyone getting hurt. ]

Doors is gettin' kicked down, statues is gettin' ripped down
[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+6 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:46amGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 11 June 2020

GE FILTERGATE

quote [ Greetings and salutations internet person! Have you ever pissed off a customer so much they bought a domain and stood up a website to shit on your asinine and boneheaded business practices? GE just did.

I just wanted a tall, cold, refreshing glass of water at 3am only to be greeted by a fucking atomic countdown on my trusty cold water and ice dispensing pal. ]

First they came for our tractors...
[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+8 Underrated]
[by XregnaR@8:57pmGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Michigan Archaeologists Want Your Help Scouting for Shipwrecks

quote [ Look, document, but please don't touch. ]

This could be a shipwreck on the shore
[SFW] [do it yourSElf]
[by ScoobySnacks@11:43amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 18 April 2020

How Medium became the best and worst place for coronavirus news

quote [ Medium?s mission seems like a relic from another era, one where people believed giving everyone a voice on the internet would make the world a better place.
[?]
It?s unclear how Medium solves that, and its opaque policies surrounding COVID-19 allow the company to enable the spread of misinformation while absolving itself of responsibility. Even Pueyo is self-aware of the platform?s dangers. When asked about people criticizing his article, he was okay with it: ?I have no training in epidemiology,? he said. ?You should definitely not trust me.? ]

While I don't like the website for it's shitty UI and pseudo-media behaviour, content is conveniently pre-reviewed by a filter bubble. Looks like there are more bubbles, eh?
[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+1 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@1:17pmGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 12 April 2020

Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here | Internal Revenue Service

quote [ Steps to receive the Economic Impact Payment if you haven't filed a tax return for 2018 or 2019, and aren't receiving Social Security, SS Disability Income or Railroad Retirement benefits. This payment is also referred to as "stimulus checks" or "coronavirus relief." ]

If you haven't filed your US tax return in a few years because you didn't make enough money or what not, like me... In order to get your stimulus check, the IRS and Intuit made a site for you to file for 2019 if you made less that $12,200. It's really easy, and hopefully will get you that cheddar.
[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+4 Informative]
[by steele@12:48amGMT] [6 comments]



Saturday, 4 April 2020

How we recovered over $300K of Bitcoin

quote [ Story time! Around twenty years ago, I was working as a reverse-engineer and cryptanalyst for AccessData while getting my Physics degree at BYU. It was the late 90s and early 2000s. ]

Ha. They built a little graphic so that people felt they were getting more for their money.
[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+3]
[by satanspenis666@4:40pmGMT] [2 comments]

Saturday, 29 February 2020

Uber and Lyft generate 70 percent more pollution than trips they displace: study

quote [ ?However, those strategies alone will address neither the increases in vehicle miles traveled nor rising congestion concerns,? the report says. ?For ride-hailing to contribute to better climate and congestion outcomes, trips must be pooled and electric, displace single-occupancy car trips more often, and encourage low-emissions modes such as mass transit, biking, and walking.? ]

Mh, well, that was kind of predictable.
[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+1 Good]
[by Paracetamol@1:03pmGMT] [8 comments]

Friday, 21 February 2020

Friend of a Friend: The Facebook That Could Have Been

quote [ the problem in 2004, at least for savvy webizens and technology columnists aware of all the latest sites, was not the lack of alternative social networks but instead the proliferation of them. Given that problem?so alien to us now?one can see why it made sense to pursue a single standard that promised to make the proliferation of networks less of a burden. ]

I'm gonna get myself connected / I ain't gonna go blind

thumb via New Old Stock
[SFW] [do it yourSElf]
[by Paracetamol@9:03pmGMT] [0 comments]

Does Copyright apply to AI-generated works?

quote [ The Office will not register works produced by nature, animals, or plants.? What is left open to wide interpretation is the role of human intervention. In the case of AI, so the argument goes, there is human intervention in the design of the algorithms, in their training, and in their post-algorithm curation. ]

Thanks to a monkey selfie we got bot copyright laws.
[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@8:17amGMT] [13 comments]

Friday, 3 January 2020

How Europe Learned to Draw

quote [ Beginning in the 17th century, instructional drawing books democratized the practice of drawing in Europe, allowing aspiring artists to learn at home and at their own pace. ]

I've not learned how to draw
[NSFW] [do it yourSElf]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:21amGMT] [0 comments]



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