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Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Three Flavors, One Carton

quote [ Explaining why the multi-layer Neapolitan ice cream exists, and why it’s never actually appeared on a space shuttle despite strong suggestions otherwise. ]

Neapolitan's my favorite but you like rocky road
[SFW] [food & drink] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 21 June 2021

How "Tom's Diner" Tuned the MP3

quote [ The man looked shocked. “No, Miss Vega, it is exactly the same.” ]

Interesting anecdote. The article links to a recollection of Vega herself (quote source), very cool.
[SFW] [music] [+2 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@8:51pmGMT] [1 comment]

Paid for their Tears: The Peculiar Profession of Professional Mourners

quote [ The business of death is one as old as time. Today the market size of global death care services is valued at over $100 billion annually and it's expected to double in the next decade too (an increase attributed to more demand for lavish funerals). ]

Also of mention would be the cost of professional mourners
[SFW] [people]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 20 June 2021

Plate Echo - The Greatest Studio Effect Of All Time!

quote [ Get out your good headphones and prepare to experience the awesome sound of plate echo through this 1980 vintage Ecoplate II! ]

Interesting info on classic music production. You can complement it with listening to the Reverberation surf music podcast.
[SFW] [music] [+4]
[by Paracetamol@7:35pmGMT] [0 comments]

Still Farther South: Poe and Pym’s Suggestive Symmetries

quote [ In 1838, as the United States began its Exploring Expedition to the South Seas, Edgar Allan Poe published a novel that masqueraded as a travelogue. John Tresch guides us along this strange trip southward, following the pull of its unfathomable mysteries. ]

In a south sea garden of paradise
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 19 June 2021

New York congressman puts forward federal right-to-repair bill

quote [ The proposed federal-level legislation, though, would compel original equipment manufacturers to provide consumers and independent businesses access to the tools, schematics, and parts required to fix broken devices. ]

I love fix stuff! Repair schematics make me ecstatic.

[SFW] [politics] [+4 Good]
[by endopol@6:31amGMT] [9 comments]

Lord of the Rings’ uncredited Gimli double finally tells his tale

quote [ Brett Beattie speaks for the first time on his pivotal work in Peter Jackson’s trilogy ]

Gimli changed his ways
[SFW] [people] [+3]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 18 June 2021

Three big questions about Facebook’s new VR ads

quote [ The gap between Facebook and Oculus gets even smaller. ]

Facebook is now putting ads in VR? How unlikely and unexpected!

[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+3]
[by steele@7:14pmGMT] [4 comments]

Rings of Power - Naughty Dog's last pure game

quote [ My experiences of 20 years of gaming journalism culminates in... an article about a forgotten 1991 Sega Genesis RPG? ]

Interesting review of a game you will probably never play.
[SFW] [games]
[by Paracetamol@6:14amGMT] [0 comments]

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