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Saturday, 28 November 2020

Cold War Ghosts Under Sussex

quote [ Inside the Cuckfield ROC Post, and the abandoned underground radar base at RAF Wartling. ]

Right in the shadow of the cold war
[SFW] [travel]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Dr. Opioid: The Well-Heeled Philadelphia Doctor Harboring a Dark Secret

quote [ William O’Brien was a well-heeled doctor with a thriving Philadelphia medical practice. He was also at the center of a massive painkiller supply chain run by an outlaw biker gang. ]

The image of the opioid epidemic is that it is something that happens out in rural areas and undercover - can't get more mainstream than downtown Philly.
[SFW] [health]
[by Space_1889@2:19amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 27 November 2020

The Rise and Fall of Getting Things Done

quote [ An office worker’s life is dramatically easier, in the moment, if she can send messages that demand immediate responses from her colleagues, or disseminate requests and tasks to others in an ad-hoc manner. But the cumulative effect of such constant, unstructured communication is cognitively harmful: on the receiving end, the deluge of information and demands makes work unmanageable. ]

Some nice thoughts on the whole self-structure thing which can quickly spiral out of proportion. Index cards still rule though.
[SFW] [people]
[by Paracetamol@8:01pmGMT] [3 comments]

Smokin’ Cy DeVry Was the Original Tiger King

quote [ How a cigar-chomping, bear-wrestling bricklayer became the unlikeliest celebrity-influencer of the early 20th century...and changed zookeeping forever. ]

Hm, tiger, tiger, I feel for you
[SFW] [people] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:04amGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Why Is An Obscure B-Side Pavement's Top Song On Spotify? It's Complicated.

quote [ “No doubt, there are sinister aspects to it,” Malkmus says of the cautious reading that Spotify might be promoting more neutral songs in artists’ libraries — to say nothing of the new tiered-royalty Autoplay adjustment, which was announced after the interviews for this story took place. “But it’s nothing that I feel that we’re surprised at anymore.” ]

More bland is more better.
[SFW] [music] [+3 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@4:39pmGMT] [2 comments]

My Hunt for the Original McDonald's French-Fry Recipe

quote [ Veteran line-cooks, experts, and die-hard fans tell the story of the fries that birthed an empire, then disappeared—until now. ]

Grey skies, and McDonald fries on your way home
[SFW] [food & drink] [+5 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:08amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

A Game Designer’s Analysis Of QAnon

quote [ How easy is it to live in a fantasy world?

Pretty easy actually. ]

Uh … so this is another one of those explanation articles which will become less relevant, hopefully. But it's so well-written, damn! Also, apophenia.

The author has another article on jump scares that is also worth a read.

It's Medium, sorry. The old articles reside on a blog that looks much more interesting.
[SFW] [games] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@8:15pmGMT] [1 comment]

Large Metal Monolith Mysteriously Appears In Remote Region Of Utah's Red Rock Country

quote [ Authorities do not know where the object came from or the intent behind it. ]

The Monolith begs to be chiseled, to be branded by thine hands, despite its apparent perfection. In its mystery lies the sin'

[SFW] [travel] [+3 Funny]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:05amGMT] [13 comments]

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Comcast to impose home internet data cap of 1.2TB in more than a dozen US states next year

quote [ In January and February [2021], Comcast will give its Xfinity customers not on an unlimited plan a “credit” for any data usage charges over 1.2TB during those months to ease them into the new limits. Then, starting in March, non-unlimited customers who exceed 1.2TB in a month will be charged $10 per 50GB of data, for a maximum of $100. ]

So we had that article proposing they charge a tax, equal to $10 per day for telecommuters.
It’s not about who would dare implement these COVID fees. It’s “Who will be next?”

When people were still vocal about saving Net Neutrality, Comcast said they would never cap your data or throttle your speed. FCC voted out those rules in 2017.
[SFW] [business] [+3 Sad]
[by damnit@8:28pmGMT] [11 comments]

On Small Games by Lorenzo Pilia

quote [ Under five hours? Sign me up ]

This is not the first time, this argument is being made. It has many nice links and you can rate it, though.
[SFW] [games] [+1 Hot Pr0n]
[by Paracetamol@9:36amGMT] [1 comment]

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