Friday, 20 July 2018

Community Plumbing: A History of the Hardware Store

quote [ Let?s hear it for the neighborhood hardware store.Here, amidst the nuts and bolts, we cultivate the potential to order things, places, communities, politics, and values ? we might even say, to build and repair worlds. ]

There's a great big purple sign out front
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@4:27amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Dan Carlin's Hardcore History 62 Supernova in the East I

quote [ The Asia-Pacific War of 1937-1945 has deep roots. It also involves a Japanese society that?s been called one of the most distinctive on Earth. If there were ... ]

New Hard Core history is out. it's a goody.
[SFW] [history] [+4]
[by lilmookieesquire@6:47amGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Someone Noticed The Subtle Way The Queen Trolled Trump, And This Theory Is Taking Internet By Storm

quote [ Donald Trump's visit to the U.K was a hectic mess of summits, protests, golf (obvs) and tea with the Queen. That's right, Donald Trump, hardly known for his manners and etiquette, had tea with the Queen. ]

Very subtle. Broochwatchers needed for deciphering.
[SFW] [history] [+10 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@6:48pmGMT] [23 comments]

Friday, 13 July 2018

A Massive, Black Sarcophagus Has Been Unearthed in Egypt, And Nobody Knows Who's Inside

quote [ Archaeological digs around ancient Egyptian sites still have plenty of secrets to give up yet ? like the huge, black granite sarcophagus just discovered at an excavation in the city of Alexandria, on the northern coast of Egypt. ]

Black the hexed sarcophagus
[SFW] [history] [+6 Original]
[by ScoobySnacks@2:20amGMT] [8 comments]

Thursday, 12 July 2018

How the current heatwave is providing unprecedented opportunities for archaeologists

quote [ Gold-rush style excitement as researchers scramble into aircraft and fly drones to find the outlines of previously hidden remains before the rain makes them disappear again ]

Soil science, the softest of the hard sciences.
[SFW] [history] [+4]
[by biblebeltdrunk@4:56pmGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

The Dancing Plague of 1518

quote [ 500 years ago this month, a strange mania seized the city of Strasbourg. Citizens by the hundreds became compelled to dance, seemingly for no reason ? jigging trance-like for days, until unconsciousness or, in some cases, death. Ned Pennant-Rea on one of history's most bizarre events. ]

My feet keep dancing, dancing, dancing
[SFW] [history] [+4 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@2:26amGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

The Lost Constellation Meant to Honor a King?s Escape

quote [ The oak tree that sheltered Charles II once had a place in the night sky. ]

Until the desired constellation appears
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:26amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 7 July 2018

MS-DOS and Its Discontents

quote [ ?Windowing and desktop environments are a solution looking for a problem,? said Robert Lefkowits, director of software services for Infocorp, in the fall of 1985. ?Users aren?t really looking for any kind of windowing environment to solve problems. Users are not expressing a need or desire for it.? ]

Features a nice hardware intro on the Wintel principle.
[SFW] [history] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@8:26pmGMT] [5 comments]

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Bullfrog County: How an Empty County Tried to Prevent Nevada From Becoming The Nation?s Nuclear Waste Dump

quote [ Deep in southern Nevada?s Nye County, in the harsh, sun-drenched desert, there was once a small county named Bullfrog. It was one of the most recent counties to join and leave the United States of America, having been created in 1987 and dissolved two years later in 1989. During its brief existence as an enclave of Nye County, Bullfrog County had no residents, no businesses, no buildings, no roads and no private land of any sort. ]

We don't need this filthy nuclear waste
[SFW] [history] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@3:29pmGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 2 July 2018

Abalonia: The Island Nation That Never Was

quote [ It was meant to be a seafood paradise. ]

Comin' from a little island nation
[SFW] [history] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@11:42amGMT] [0 comments]

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