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Monday, 22 July 2019

Animation Is Eating The World

quote [ Despite the quality improvement, in its early days Disney was hesitant to discuss CAPS in public out of fear that audiences would view the films as less "magical" if they found out computers were involved in the creation process. ]

While this article is compiled by a profit-seeking animation tech company, it is quite the read – featuring nice resource links like the one to the Rogar Rabbit making-of.

And quite the load. Brace for ca. 32M of images and animated GIFs.
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+3 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@8:09pmGMT] [2 comments]

Increasing smartphone usage temporarily diminishes the ability to interpret the deeper meaning of information

quote [ A recently published study -- which included two controlled experiments -- has found that smartphone use can lead to a diminished ability to analyze and reason about the meaning of information. ]

I lost a marriage to a cell phone, well, that and her crippling anxiety about her terrible life she was trying to avoid via her social media.

No kids though, thank the maker.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Interesting]
[by ooo[......7@5:12amGMT] [4 comments]

The Mahogany Ship: An Australian Maritime Mystery

quote [ One of Australia's most enduring maritime mysteries is a shipwreck known as the “Mahogany Ship”. It was first spotted in 1836 by a party of three whalers who themselves had got shipwrecked on the south-western coast of Victoria, close to the modern town of Warrnambool. While walking along the coast back to Port Fairy, the sailors discovered the wreck of a large ship half buried in the sand dunes. ]

Big ship sailing on the ocean
[SFW] [history]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT] [1 comment]

The lesson from the ruins of Notre Dame: Don’t Rely on Billionaires

quote [ The French super-rich promised to dig deep, but such philanthropy comes at a steep price, says Guardian columnist Aditya Chakrabortty ]

After reading this, I will pledge a trillion dollars to repair Notre-Dame
[SFW] [travel] [+4 WTF]
[by satanspenis666@1:42amGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 21 July 2019

Amazing Discovery will End Capitalism!

quote [ Bourgeois hate him! Discover how this one proletarian overthrew an oppressive capitalist system in only 3 simple steps! ]

It makes some interesting points and even has sources listed in the summary.

I guess its time to buy a milkshake?
[SFW] [politics] [+7 Funsightful]
[by ooo[......7@10:34pmGMT] [2 comments]

The Ruthless Guide to 80s Action

quote [ In a world where the heroes we are meant to revere are mostly phony anyway, why not remember the real phonies? The stars of the greatest, most violent action movies the world has ever seen and will ever see. This is our testimony, conveying the best the present has to offer to the future. ]

Keep coming back to these corny but somehow sensible reviews.
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+1 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@8:26pmGMT] [6 comments]

Health Insurers Make It Easy for Scammers to Steal Millions. Who Pays? You.

quote [ Health insurers are regarded as fierce defenders of health care dollars. But the case of David Williams shows one reason America’s health care costs continue to rise. The personal trainer spent years posing as a doctor and billing the nation’s top insurers, making off with millions. ]

Spend all your money on your health insurance plan
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [3 comments]

Saturday, 20 July 2019

Student creates chair to put an end to manspreading

quote [ Here’s how the chairs work. The anti-manspreading chair has legs that narrow in width, forcing the sitter’s legs to press into each other. The women’s chair does the opposite, forcing their legs to be spread widely.

Of course, the artist has received abuse online. ]

Should have called them the Woah-Manspreading! chair.

pretty sure the designer stole the female chair design from some BDSM porno.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+1]
[by rylex@10:14amGMT] [16 comments]

All 104 James Bond Villains, Ranked

quote [ From masterminds to henchmen, the final word on 007's furious foes. ]

Pop Opinion List for those days when you want to scroll to the bottom. Note the bland characters are positioned in the middle.
[SFW] [tv & movies]
[by Paracetamol@5:56amGMT] [4 comments]

The Air of Superiority

quote [ For more than 100 years, the cool breezes of air conditioning have taken hold around the world. It took us about as long to even consider the side effects. ]

The smell of air conditioning
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [0 comments]

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