ensuring that you won't get a courtesy lube
Saturday, 8 August 2020

Tales Of Type

quote [ A discussion of the ways that large tech companies helped to define the evolution of computer typography. One battle made the CEO of Adobe really mad. ]

But oh shit, I'm stuck, I can't pick out a font
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:41amGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 31 July 2020

The Inside Story of Caddyshack II

quote [ The original Caddyshack turned chaos into a sports-comedy cult classic. So how did it spawn such a stultifying dud? This is the inside story of one of the worst sequels in cinematic history. ]

Back to the shack, ah, ah, yeah
[SFW] [history] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 27 July 2020

Colorado Springs: A City Built Upon Tuberculosis

quote [ One of the leading causes of death in Europe and in the United States during the 19th century was tuberculosis, a disease that has plagued humans since ancient times. Tuberculosis is caused by a bacterium that primarily attacks the lungs, causing chronic cough, high fever and significant weight loss. ]

Mild and bitter from tuberculosis
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 20 July 2020

Ivanka Trump?s ?let them eat cake? economics

quote [ The First Daughter channels Marie Antoinette as she lectures unemployed Americans ]

I posted this mostly for the thumb

[SFW] [history] [+2]
[by lilmookieesquire@7:47amGMT] [5 comments]

Sunday, 19 July 2020

The Bad Beer Brawl: St. Scholastica Day Riot

quote [ On the south-west corner of Carfax, in Oxford, a small, inconspicuous inscription on the side of an old building marks the site of one of the bloodiest pub brawls in history. Before this building was sold to the Abbey National Building Society, it was occupied by the Swindlestock Tavern, a popular watering hole among Oxford University?s students and the townsfolk alike. ]

These beer brawls are ruining my dreams
[SFW] [history]
[by ScoobySnacks@11:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 10 July 2020

The history of the hottest, most ill-advised theme park ever made: The Wooz

quote [ Throughout 1988, hype had been building for the new theme park. The giant maze, right off I-80 in Vacaville, promised an experience never-before-seen in America ]

And indeed they got the Woz to test the Wooz.
[SFW] [history] [+2 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@5:32pmGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 2 July 2020

The Lost Patents

quote [ The United States Patent and Trademark Office was established in 1790, and since then the federal office has issued over 10 million patents for all sorts of inventions. Virtually every patent is available to the public, either on paper or microfilm, or digitized and searchable on the Internet?except the first ten thousand patents. They went up in smoke exactly 184 years ago. ]

Now i gotta go patent the blueprint
[SFW] [history]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 27 June 2020

This Is Definitely A Test

quote [ The history of color bars, the most common television test pattern out there, and what they actually do. (Also, Netflix has some weird test programming.) ]

Are you crazy? That's the test pattern
[SFW] [history] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 15 June 2020

Man Discovers A Still Working 30-Year-Old Apple Computer In His Parents? Attic

quote [ My kids thought things were insanely retro when my wife and I played NES Super Mario on the oldest's Switch.

Tomorrow morning their definition of retro is going to shift significantly. ]

I miss hacker screens and ASCII art and green text on a black screen.
[SFW] [history] [+4]
[by tom the fish@10:46pmGMT] [7 comments]

Sunday, 14 June 2020

The Life and Death of the ?Floating City? of Manaus

quote [ To some, this Brazilian neighborhood was a tropical Venice. To others, it was a slum on the water. ]

Eu vou dar um pulo em Manaus
[SFW] [history]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:29amGMT] [0 comments]

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