it's worse because the coke is in his seminal fluid.
Sunday, 11 November 2018

Before Envelopes, People Protected Messages With Letterlocking

quote [ The practice of letterlocking in the Western world is roughly bookended by the spread of flexible, foldable paper in the 13th century and the invention of the mass-produced envelope in the 19th century. But it also fits into a 10,000-year history of document security?one that begins with clay tablets in Mesopotamia and extends all the way to today?s passwords and two-step authentication. ]

From when your public key was a signet ring. Comes with a cool video showing an actual self-destructing spy letter from Venice.
[SFW] [history] [+5 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@10:05pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 9 November 2018

A Secret Archive in New York City that Saved Tiffany Lamps from Extinction

quote [ Whose job is it to safeguard one of the most hated designs in decorative history? In the case of the Tiffany lamp, it fell to a New York City orthodontist and immigrant from Austria who happened to be furniture shopping in Greenwich Village in 1935 when his wife spotted a ?strange, old-fashioned lamp?. ]

If I said, "It's not camp to wear Tiffany lamps"
[SFW] [history] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:49pmGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Radio, Radio: Behold, the greatest collection of novelty radios known to mankind!!!

quote [ About a year ago, I shared a compilation of wacky telephones that I had found in a novelty collector?s book. Shortly after publishing, I received a bizarre, cryptic email from an anonymous individual, identity hidden for security purposes, with a tip about a far greater hobbyist ring. These were AM/FM radios. ]

I heard it on my radio
[SFW] [history] [+6 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

China's police now have laser rifles that can 'set a whole person on fire' up to a kilometre away

quote [ China has developed a new portable laser weapon that can zap a target from nearly a kilometre away, according to researchers involved in the project. ]

Now just to make the head gear to mount them on freckin shark head's.

[SFW] [history] [+4]
[by R1Xhard@5:08amGMT] [9 comments]

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Apple co-founder believes Bitcoin will transform the world | Micky

quote [ In the 1970’s and 80’s Steve Wozniak imagined personal computers would transform lives – trouble was barely anyone else did. The co-founder of Apple would eventually become one of history’s great tech visionaries. Now he believes blockchain and cryptocurrencies will have a similar transformative impact on the world, labelling Bitcoin ‘gold’. “It takes me back … ]


Smart man interesting article, I like his travel idea.

[SFW] [history]
[by R1Xhard@3:08amGMT] [4 comments]

Friday, 26 October 2018

This ancient Greek ship is the oldest intact shipwreck ever discovered

quote [ The ill-fated trading ship has spent 2,400 years at the bottom of the Black Sea. ]

I love this shit. It's called the Black Sea because below about 200 meters deep - 90% of the volume - the water is an anoxic dead zone, which means any shipwrecks beyond that depth are preserved in brine, untouched by microbial decomposition.

[SFW] [history] [+6]
[by hellboy@10:58amGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 22 October 2018

The Lighthouse That Wrecked More Ships Than it Saved

quote [ For more than forty years a lighthouse stood on a large anvil-shaped peninsula jutting into the Tasman Sea near Jervis Bay, in southern Australia. It stood at a place where it shouldn?t have, luring ignorant ships into the very rocks they were trying to avoid. ]

Oh, let Your light from the lighthouse shine on
[SFW] [history] [+3 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:08amGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 20 October 2018

The Long, Knotty, World-Spanning Story of String

quote [ A string can cut, choke, and trip; it can also link, bandage, and reel. String makes it possible to sew, to shoot an arrow, to strum a chord. It?s difficult to think of an aspect of human culture that is not laced through with some form of string or rope; it has helped us develop shelter, clothing, agriculture, weaponry, art, mathematics, and oral hygiene. ]

Strings, not arrays. Or something.
[SFW] [history] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@7:38pmGMT] [12 comments]


quote [ Pondering the staple, and separately, the stapler, as they came together over time to saddle a few stitches and inspire a few tall tales. ]

Jammed my finger in the stapler
[SFW] [history] [+2 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:24amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Colorado voters have the chance to abolish slavery on the November ballot

quote [ Colorado?s constitution contains a loophole that ?leaves a door open for legal slavery? in the state, the ACLU says. Voters will choose on Nov. 6 whether or not to pass Amendment A to close the loophole.

There are a handful of states across the country with a similar slavery exception in their constitutions, including North Carolina, Wisconsin and Tennessee.

Those state laws echo the 13th amendment, which barred slavery and involuntary servitude ?except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.? ]

The definition of slavery is involuntary imprisonment and servitude. If they put you in prison and make you work while you're there, it's legally slavery, although most people don't seem to be aware that it exists.
[SFW] [history] [+1 Good]
[by knumbknutz@3:06pmGMT] [2 comments]

Previous 10 entries >

Posts of Import
4 More Years!
SE v2 Closed BETA
First Post
Subscriptions and Things
AskSE: What do you look like?

Karma Rankings