shakes fist 17% harder
Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Oil companies are ploughing money into fossil-fuelled plastics production at a record rate

quote [ Meanwhile, at Yushan island, tankers with crude oil from Saudi Arabia will dock regularly and pump their cargo into steam crackers that will run 24/7 for decades. Naming it the Green Petrochemical Base does nothing to change the fundamentals of the industry and its modus operandi. Plastics are locked into fossil resources and this connection continues to grow stronger by the day. ]

Expecting the decline of fuel demand, oil companies are producing more plastic than ever.
[SFW] [business] [+1 Sad]
[by Paracetamol@1:15pmGMT] [0 comments]

Dead on Archival

quote [ Considering the challenges that face shuttered newspapers with decades or even centuries of material to preserve. ]

And the newspaper's screaming for words
[SFW] [history]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:04amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 29 November 2021

Dreams are a precious resource. Don’t let advertisers hack them

quote [ Dream-hacking techniques can help us create, heal and have fun. They could also become tools of commercial manipulation. ]

Lol, this essay might as well be my arguments against Facebook buying Oculus years ago. Major parallels with the future of VR and Biometrics. Fun times ahead!
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality]
[by steele@11:43pmGMT] [4 comments]

Looking Back At 20 Years of Rez and Synesthesia (2001 - 2021)

quote [ It's something I've played cross-legged on the floor of my old basement flat in Brighton, taking respite from a heavy-hitting day-trip and rushing up when Adam Freeland's Fear properly drops. I played it on Xbox 360 with a couple of extra controllers stuffed down the back of my shirt for the full sensory experience. ]

Interview feature from the creator's studio found via some Eurogamer article. Interesting to see how much this was driven by techno culture.

Steele probably knows about the game, right?
[SFW] [music] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@6:23pmGMT] [1 comment]

The Elephant Who Could Be a Person

quote [ The most important animal-rights case of the 21st century revolves around an unlikely subject. ]

Elephant you elephant me
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Sad]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:06amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 28 November 2021

Computer – a beautifully illustrated childrens book from 1972

quote [ DISCARDED FROM
SMCO LIBRARY ]

Fortran for kids, delightfully discovered by the internet.
[SFW] [art] [+1 Good]
[by Paracetamol@9:07pmGMT] [1 comment]

Grateful to Witness

quote [ On spectating the New York City Marathon
with fresh eyes ]

Like New York City marathon the way we run the town
[SFW] [people]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:06amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 27 November 2021

I Turned a Normal Drone into a Military Drone!

So, this guy did a thing.
[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+1 Funny]
[by steele@8:46pmGMT] [1 comment]

Omicron Variant Post #1: We’re F***ed, It’s Never Over

quote [ 5. We’ll know more soon. ]

Contrary to the headline, this article weighs sources pretty reasonably, concludes with careful predictions.
Must've been the only text about the whole thing I've fully read yet. This is from yesterday but the author answered to some comments today.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+4 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@7:53pmGMT] [6 comments]

William Wells Brown, Wildcat Banker

quote [ A cottage industry, yes, but a barbershop bank? Ross Bullen plots how a story told by William Wells Brown — novelist, historian, playwright, physician, and escaped slave — circulated, first through his own works, and then abroad, as a parable of American banking gone bad. ]

That's how I roll my bank
[SFW] [people] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [0 comments]

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