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Sunday, 31 May 2020

J.P. Morgan—Bitcoin’s ‘Biggest Enemy’—Suddenly Appears To Be Going All In On Crypto

quote [ J.P. Morgan's turbulent relationship with bitcoin appears to be rapidly softening... ]

Pot kettle black.

[SFW] [business]
[by R1Xhard@11:40amGMT] [0 comments]

Capos On The Brain

quote [ Guitar capos, little devices that raise the pitch of a stringed instrument, are simple accessories with a surprising legacy of innovation. ]

Can't write a song strap the capo on
[SFW] [music]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 30 May 2020

How mice became house mice

quote [ a reduction in predation from raptors and small carnivores created a very attractive environment for a small rodent ]

Evolving dependencies. Also, cats. Thumb is from the actual paper.
[SFW] [history]
[by Paracetamol@8:28pmGMT] [0 comments]

1959 Curtiss-Wright Model 2500 Air-Car

quote [ The Army Transportation Research Command purchased two Curtiss-Wright Model 2500 Air Car ground effects machines (gem) in early 1960. The purchases were for engineering and operational evaluation as part of an ongoing investigation into vehicles for use in the military. ]

A gleaming alloy air-car
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Classy Pr0n]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 29 May 2020

Monkeys steal coronavirus blood samples in India

quote [ A troop of monkeys in India attacked a medical official and snatched away blood samples of patients who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, authorities said on Friday. ]

Insert joke about the planet of the apes of the apes here.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Funny]
[by biblebeltdrunk@3:57pmGMT] [8 comments]

Baala

quote [ a raucous Soukous party starter, throwing Congolese guitars and tight Coupé décalé drums into the mix, channeling the spirit of 80s greats like Kanda Bongo Man through their Ghana-meets-UK prism ]

Afro streetsound banger from Ghana.

Catchy guitar/synth/drum jams and solid jazzy live sets. Check out extended for music videos. Quote is from Makoma single.

[SFW] [music] [+2 Good]
[by Paracetamol@2:08pmGMT] [2 comments]

Pakistani man urges India to return 'spy' pigeon

quote [ A Pakistani villager has urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to return his pigeon, currently being held in India on charges of spying. ]

Now only waiting for my pigeon to be back to me
[SFW] [crime & punishment]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 28 May 2020

What Happens to Baseball Heroes After They're on Topps?

quote [ America’s baseball heroes are immortalized, young and at their physical peak, on tiny cardboard squares known as baseball cards. But what goes on outside the borders of those cards? Brad Balukjian, a journalist and lifelong baseball fan, decided to find out. ]

Those days when spokes wound baseball cards tear hear them roar
[SFW] [sports] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Thread by @dosnostalgic: Have you ever played "Jim Power: The Lost Dimension"?

quote [ And it has UNCOMFORTABLE levels of parallax scrolling. Why is that? ]

Found this one unplayable, but at least it enriches my backlog with another great story.
[SFW] [games] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@8:31pmGMT] [2 comments]

The man in the iron lung

quote [ The long read: When he was six, Paul Alexander contracted polio and was paralysed for life. Today he is 74, and one of the last people in the world still using an iron lung. But after surviving one deadly outbreak, he did not expect to find himself threatened by another ]

My iron lung
[SFW] [people] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@1:09pmGMT] [2 comments]

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