in a hurry to fap? Too bad, 'cause the audio is going to distract the hell out of you
Thursday, 25 February 2021

The City as a Tile-Based Game | ArchDaily

quote [ How to make the city more stimulating and fun?

This question drove us to propose an association between everyday movements we make when walking around or living in the city and movements encouraged by children's recreational facilities. ]

Infrastructure games from Brazil.
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by Paracetamol@5:45amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Board Members Resign From Texas Electric Grid Operator After Mass Power Outages

quote [ The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has been heavily criticized after last week's winter storm left more than 4 million Texans without power for several days. ]

Hmm. Maybe having a $900k a year lawyer in charge of a statewide power grid doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Then again we had a reality TV show personality in charge of a whole country, so perhaps qualifications don't matter anymore.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by knumbknutz@5:51pmGMT] [3 comments]

Sunday, 21 February 2021

The Great Kenyan Giraffe Rescue

quote [ It took a custom-built barge and a whole lot of patience to get these rare animals off a shrinking island. ]

This here giraffe was never caught complainin'
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:34amGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 14 February 2021

Banking on Bird Shit

quote [ Bird feces contribute nutrient-rich fertilizer to ecosystems. Harvesting them has also been a big business for centuries. ]

I drop unexpectedly like bird shit
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Why keeping one mature street tree is far better for humans and nature than planting lots of new ones

quote [ Why keeping one mature street tree is far better for humans and nature than planting lots of new ones... ]

Tree hugging hippie boho chic reasons.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3 Insightful]
[by R1Xhard@5:30amGMT] [3 comments]

Monday, 1 February 2021

Orca Post-Mortems Tell the Story of a Population Facing Numerous Threats

quote [ The apex predators mean a great deal both ecologically and culturally. ]

This song is for the orca
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:03amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 22 January 2021

How America Bankrupted its Cities - The Growth Ponzi Scheme

quote [ This is the 3rd video in the Strong Towns series, and is probably the most important core topic: the fact that American car-dependant cities are financially insolvent, and function like a Ponzi scheme. This is the reason most American cities are bankrupt. ]

You'll never guess the secret ingredient to keeping all these suburbs afloat.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+6 Informative]
[by steele@7:38pmGMT] [2 comments]

Stromatolites: The Earth?s oldest living lifeforms

quote [ In Western Australia, 3.5bn-year-old stromatolites built up the oxygen content of the Earth?s atmosphere to about 20%, giving the kiss of life to all that was to evolve. ]

Planet's first apartment dwellers
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by ScoobySnacks@10:42amGMT] [4 comments]

Friday, 15 January 2021

The 15-Minute City Is Having a Moment

quote [ The concept of 'a ville du quart d?heure' is that daily necessities are within a 15-minute reach on foot or by bike. ]

A little older article on the benefits of the design; Honeycomb-shaped streets would stop traffic from getting sticky
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by steele@7:05pmGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Now We Know Why Platypus Are So Weird - Their Genes Are Part Bird, Reptile, And Mammal

quote [ The first complete map of a platypus genome has just been released, and it's every bit as strange as you'd expect from a creature with 10 sex chromosomes, a pair of venomous spurs, a coat of fluorescent fur, and skin that 'sweats' milk. ]

Symmetrical physique of disbelief
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:05amGMT] [1 comment]

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