if she's good enough to be my friend, she's good enough for my junk
Monday, 26 October 2020

How the waters off Catalina became a DDT dumping ground

quote [ A new generation of scientists have uncovered barrels containing DDT, a toxic pesticide banned decades ago, dumped into the deep ocean. ]

Hey farmer, farmer, put away the D.D.T
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Necropolis Railway: The Train Created for the Dead

quote [ Devoted to carrying corpses, the London Necropolis Railway was the spookiest, strangest train line in British history – but also possibly the most useful. ]

When your city is so crowded that you can't bury people, it's time to find a solution. A Victorian solution, that is, that takes class into account while being practical as heck.
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by Space_1889@12:39amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 25 October 2020

Earn $20K EVERY MONTH by being your own boss

quote [ I earn up to $20k a month while working from home, making my own hours, and being my own boss... and you can, too! I earn up to $20k a month while working from home, making my own hours, and being my own boss... and you can, too! I earn up to $20k a month while working from home, making my own hours, and being my own boss... and you can, too! ]

Geez. I don't make that much working from home, I gotta get in on this.
[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+9 Informative]
[by steele@5:56pmGMT] [7 comments]

The Uncertain Heavens: Christiaan Huygens’ Ideas of Extraterrestrial Life

quote [ During the 17th century, as knowledge of the Universe and its contents increased, so did speculation about life on other planets. One such source, as Hugh Aldersey-Williams explores, was Dutch astronomer, mathematician, and inventor Christiaan Huygens, whose earlier work on probability paved the way for his very modern evaluation of what alien life might look like. ]

Sensing the presence of an alien life form
[SFW] [people] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [2 comments]

Saturday, 24 October 2020

She used to clean City Hall, now she runs it.

quote [ In Russia, where elections are rigged and the ruling United Russia party virtually always wins, the bedrock political principle is to create the illusion of democratic choice.
Mayor Loktev, of a tiny village, POVALIKHINO, Russia, 300 miles east of Moscow, was running for re-election unopposed. He needed an opponent and found a willing patsy, Marina Udgodskaya, who cleans city hall,
She won.
Nobody was more surprised than Ms. Udgodskaya, who did not campaign.
“You shouldn’t expect anything in an election,” she said. ]

Russia gives US a lesson in democracy. Story is slightly more profound.
[SFW] [politics] [+2]
[by yunnaf@9:58pmGMT] [1 comment]

'McBroken' Website Tells McFlurry Fans the Status of Every McDonald’s Ice Cream Machine in Real Time

quote [ The info has been quietly lurking in the McDonald’s app all along. ]

Devil tryna break me but it never work
Like McDonalds' ice cream machine, man
[SFW] [food & drink] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [6 comments]

Friday, 23 October 2020

Inside Foxconn’s empty buildings, empty factories, and empty promises in Wisconsin

quote [ But everyone knew Cheng was hesitant to actually fire anyone because Foxconn still had to hit the subsidy threshold, so all there was to do was scream. ]

Was a little hesitant to post this trending writeup, but it's interesting for the sheer scale of agony.
[SFW] [business] [+5 Underrated]
[by Paracetamol@11:40amGMT] [0 comments]

Strip-Mined News

quote [ Local newspapers have already faced issues with outsourcing and an array of cuts for years. But the threat is changing—and you should know what it looks like. ]

And the newspaper's screaming for words
[SFW] [business] [+1 Insightful]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 22 October 2020

Heather B. - All Glocks Down

quote [ Ya got my lighter! ]

1996. Note the contemporary mini backpack. Check extended for a groovy remix of “Takin Mine”.

[SFW] [music] [+3 Good]
[by Paracetamol@11:30amGMT] [9 comments]

What Is The Scariest Movie Ever? Science Now Has An Answer To That Question

quote [ Obviously, this is a subjective argument. Different kinds of horror movies scare different kinds of people. But what if there truly was a horror movie that could be objectively dubbed the “scariest movie ever”? ]

My scary movie will be shown
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [11 comments]

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