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Monday, 17 June 2024

A Link Blog in the Year 2024

quote [ Kuro5hin is long gone, but it’s creator, Rusty Foster is better known these days for Today in Tabs, and so there is someone else who never gave up the links game. ]

On link list maintenance. Didn't someone post Today in tabs before?

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[SFW] [do it yourSElf]
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Sunday, 16 June 2024

Shelves without end

quote [ In their original complaint, the publishers contended that the Internet Archive was not a library, but a “pirate site”:

Yeah no. The Internet Archive is a library. ]

Some updates on this – outcome at the end of June. To my knowledge, certain books are already set to preview mode only.
[SFW] [literature] [+1 WTF]
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Friday, 14 June 2024

Meet the six mega-rich families running the food system

quote [ "They were willing to cross ethical lines others weren't willing to cross. [For instance] most hog farmers weren't willing to pack thousands of their animals into a windless metal shed," he says.

So who exactly are the families that own so much of the agricultural industry? ]

Some creepy monopoly stories.
[SFW] [business] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@7:17pmGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 13 June 2024

Paper Pop-up Sundials

quote [ Calculate print cut and fold paper templates to make your own Sundial ]

This looks like a great idea; you have to adjust the template according to your location.
[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@3:56pmGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 11 June 2024

The unusual manner in which cicadas pee

quote [ Just pushing a fluid at the small scale is challenging. ]

Exceptions, exceptions!

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[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Original]
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Sunday, 9 June 2024

Why Do People Hate Nickelback So Much? A Statistical Analysis

quote [ To some, Nickelback signifies the pitfalls of over-commercialized music. To some, Nickelback's success stems from those on the opposite end of a geopolitical divide. And to some, Nickelback is simply internet shorthand for bad. ]

Statistics and music and and economy and anthropology.
[SFW] [music] [+3 Interesting]
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Saturday, 8 June 2024

The woman who sold time - and the man who tried to stop her

quote [ It was a staggeringly simple idea - so simple that more technological pioneers underestimated its genius. ]

Neat story on approaching precision.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3]
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Friday, 7 June 2024

The Failed Promise of Binge TV

quote [ Dumping might be good for ratings, but it can be bad for shows ]

What is TV culture anyway and what's left of it?
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+1 Insightful]
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Tuesday, 4 June 2024

The Hydrant Directory

quote [ If you find the Hydrant Directory useful, please share it with others. ]

features 3d models and color codes of painted urban hydrants
[SFW] [art] [+1 Good]
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Saturday, 1 June 2024

why everyone wants to be the internet's librarian

quote [ reading is hot, good literary taste should be celebrated, and people aren’t reading nearly enough for “hyper consumerism” to be at all attached to this conversation ]

Sensing an opportunity here – nice opinion.

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[SFW] [SE Book Club] [+1 Good]
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