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Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Netheads vs Bellheads

quote [ 10.01.96 ? The most vicious battle on the Net today is a secret war between techies. At stake is nothing less than the organization of cyberspace. ]

This 22 year old article somehow popped up in my followed bookmarks. It looks like an unsolvable tech people conflict to me (only halfway through that gigantic article).

Obvious spoiler ? back then, the Netheads won.

Thumb via New Old Stock
[SFW] [people]
[by Paracetamol@9:07pmGMT] [4 comments]

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Bird Issues 'Chilling' Legal Threat After Boing Boing Publishes Blog on E-Scooter Hack

quote [ In early December, Boing Boing published a piece about an e-scooter ?conversion kit,? a $30 hotwiring option for users who were, in theory, able purchase any number of Bird electric scooters collecting dust at city impound lots. This apparently didn?t sit well with Bird, which promptly issued a ?notice of claimed infringement? requesting the article be removed from Boing Boing?s site. ]

So get on your bad motor scooter and ride
[SFW] [people] [+4 Sad]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:05amGMT] [4 comments]

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Tyler Cassidy - Louis C.K.

quote [ Can I please get consent? Cause I want to jerk on my dick ]

My favorite song by him is still Boyfriend, I can listen to that one repeatedly, but this one is good & topical too. Tyler never really holds back.
[NSFW] [people] [+1 Original]
[by Headlessfriar@1:40pmGMT] [4 comments]

Friday, 4 January 2019

I Was A Cable Guy. I Saw The Worst Of America.

quote [ A glimpse of the suburban grotesque, featuring Russian mobsters, Fox News rage addicts, a caged man in a sex dungeon, and Dick Cheney. ]

Come through like the cable guy
[SFW] [people] [+10 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@9:09amGMT] [13 comments]

Thursday, 3 January 2019

The Parisian Inventors

quote [ One of my all-time favourite photographs of ?vieux Paris? is this curious snap of a gentlemen emerging from the metro in 1935 wearing a set of mechanical wings. I decided to do a little digging behind the photograph and found that our winged-gentleman was on his way to the Lpine contest, an inventor?s competition founded in 1901 and still held annually to this day. ]

Mes amours c'est inventer
[SFW] [people] [+3 laz0r]
[by ScoobySnacks@9:34amGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 30 December 2018

GM?s decline began with its quest to turn people into machines

quote [ In 1970. General Motors, the biggest company on the planet, unveiled the Lordstown Assembly plant, the most automated factory the industry had ever seen, to make GM?s Chevrolet Vega,
In 1972, Lordstown workers rebelled against GM. Their uprising became a national symbol of blue-collar disaffection. Newsweek hailed the strike as ?industrial Woodstock,?

Toyota?s superior quality and efficiency was largely thanks to how it trained and valued its workers.

GM?s mistrust of its workers ultimately prevented it from making great cars ]

Those who do not know history's mistakes are doomed to repeat them. Amazon, Walmart. Google are flying high now but ....
Story is hard to read ... but compelling.

[SFW] [people] [+4 Interesting]
[by yunnaf@8:38pmGMT] [3 comments]

Photograph collector Robert E. Jackson has more than 13,000 snapshots

quote [ Prowling photo conventions and online sources, Jackson is on the hunt for one-of-a-kind photos - from Polaroids to prints - that capture candid moments throughout history. ]

Nice timesink, main link goes to Instagram ?here's a heartwarming mini-documentation.

Found via another Flashbak clickbait. Thumb source.
[SFW] [people] [+1 Original]
[by Paracetamol@8:09pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 27 December 2018

US man finishes solo race across Antarctica

quote [ A 33-year-old American man has become the first person to cross Antarctica alone and unassisted.

Explorer Colin O'Brady finished in 53 days, ahead of British Army Captain Louis Rudd, 49, after an epic race across the ice.

Both men set out on 3 November to complete the journey, which killed a British ex-Army officer two years ago.

The 921-mile (1,482km) trek took them across the coldest continent on Earth in some of the most extreme conditions. ]

Reason #423 why women live ~12 years longer then men.
[SFW] [people] [+1 Interesting]
[by knumbknutz@6:37pmGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Pato?s Game Theory Christmas

quote [ The tale of how a college engineering professor once used game theory to turn his holiday gift-giving into an experiment?complete with winners and losers. ]

A time for gifts and giving
[SFW] [people] [+3 Funny]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:05amGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 24 December 2018

Population Mountains

quote [ This is a story about how to perceive the population of cities. ]

Pretty cool perspective... and a little alarming to see some of the growth rates. Stop having sex, losers.
[SFW] [people] [+7 Interesting]
[by hellboy@10:22pmGMT] [1 comment]

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