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Tuesday, 6 June 2023

The Great Aboveground Empire

quote [ The Underground […]. Once you’re all in there, drinking beers, everyone gathers up the stuff you’re going to do sketchy shit with and you head out into the woods and do sketchy shit.

The Aboveground wants to do all the woods stuff, except you meet at Starbucks and post it on multiple forums and tweet about it using some stupid codeword and also you want a sign at Starbucks telling people the Sketchy Shit Club meets around 6pm every Friday. ]

Bit aimless but interesting thoughts on tech responsibility.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@6:37pmGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 5 June 2023

Ermahgerddon: The Untold Story of the Ermahgerd Girl

quote [ “Welcerme Ter Mah Herme” ]

8-year-old article about that meme. Not as horrible as other meme-stories.
[SFW] [people] [+4]
[by Paracetamol@7:57amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 2 June 2023

Did you know of the attempted one-man invasion on the island of Sark?

quote [ In the end it required the entire Sark police force to stop Gardes. However, this isn’t as impressive as it sounds, since the police force consisted of just one constable. ]

Interesting anecdote via the Fallen London newsletter.
[SFW] [people] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@7:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 31 May 2023

When the animators are given half the time and money that Disney gets

quote [ What if a gun had a soul? ]

More on great animation in this short feature. Here's another feature on Brad Bird.
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+1 Good]
[by Paracetamol@3:29pmGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 30 May 2023

An Oral History of Lilo & Stitch

quote [ It almost makes me freak out now, just thinking about how many near misses this thing probably had. It was like bowling a strike. You’re like, “It’s going to make it, it’s going to make it,” and you hit that, and that may never happen again. ]

Loong read. Very interesting, a bit sad at the end, as they closed down the studio. The art director quit shortly afterwards and is a freelance artist since.

full in extended

[SFW] [tv & movies] [+2 Good]
[by Paracetamol@7:45pmGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 29 May 2023

Hear Ryuichi Sakamoto’s “Last Playlist,” Which He Created for His Own Funeral

quote [ Mainstream culture has lost its authority ]

quote via 80s doc linked in the actual obituary in March on the same site.
[SFW] [obituaries] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@10:18amGMT] [4 comments]

Sunday, 28 May 2023

Recycled plastic […] is no fix for pollution, Greenpeace warns

quote [ “[The] toxicity of plastic actually increases with recycling. Plastics have no place in a circular economy and it’s clear that the only real solution to ending plastic pollution is to massively reduce plastic production.” ]

From what I heard, controlled burning at high tempereatures is probably most efficient in cracking down on chemical substances. Won't stop the next PFAS scandal though.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@1:55pmGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 27 May 2023

Hue is free to keep

quote [ a vibrant, award-winning puzzle-adventure, where you alter the world by changing its background colour. ]

great puzzler for free, promo'ing a Steam-only publisher sale.
[SFW] [games] [+2 Good]
[by Paracetamol@8:35amGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 26 May 2023

Google’s Photo App Still Can’t Find Gorillas. And Neither Can Apple’s.

quote [ Although computer vision products and A.I. chatbots like ChatGPT are different, both depend on underlying reams of data that train the software, and both can misfire because of flaws in the data or biases incorporated into their code. ]

Some baked-in bias. Full in extended.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@5:36pmGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 23 May 2023

One Year As One Of The Top Competitive Duolingo Players On Earth

quote [ I am strong. I am brave. I am really good at vocabulary flash cards. ]

Found this an interesting read. If you're in for some compulsive hobby.

[SFW] [people] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@6:44pmGMT] [2 comments]

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