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Sunday, 20 September 2020

35 years ago the Senate held hearings on rock lyrics. It was a First Amendment showdown for the ages.

quote [ In 1985 the Senate held hearings on "rock porn." Just three musicians stood up to the government to say "it's none of your business ]

But this is type explicit, so Parental Advisory
[SFW] [music] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT] [7 comments]

Friday, 18 September 2020

“More Lively Counterfaits”: Experimental Imaging at the Birth of Modern Science

quote [ From infographics to digital renders, today's scientists have ready access to a wide array of techniques to help visually communicate their research. It wasn't always so. Gregorio Astengo explores the innovations employed in early issues of the Royal Society's Philosophical Transactions, the world's first scientific journal — new forms of image making which pushed the boundaries of 17th-century book printing. ]

I'm a giant with a pencil, modern science wants to stencil
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:07amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 17 September 2020

Grocery stores are pushing California to be tougher on crime. Here’s why

quote [ A number of California grocery store chains are pushing a ballot measure, Prop. 20, that would roll back recent criminal justice reforms. ]

Down at the grocery store
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+3 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [4 comments]

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Etienne Bottineau And The Lost Art of Nauscopie

quote [ Etienne Bottineau was a sailor and an employee of the French East India Company who possessed a remarkable skill. Bottineau could detect ships located beyond the horizon hundreds of miles from the coast and invisible to the eye. He would baffle anybody including his superiors by predicting the arrival of these yet-to-be-seen fleets up to four days in advance, and even correctly estimate the number of ships in the fleet. ]

I saw a ship on the horizon
[SFW] [people] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@1:05pmGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

The Hoax Book That Became an Anarchist and Hippie Bible

quote [ ‘The Papalagi’—supposedly written by a Samoan chief in 1920—offered a societal critique, but carried on a problematic racial trope. ]

Tiga na ou malaga i atunu’u o Papalagi
[SFW] [literature]
[by ScoobySnacks@11:03amGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 14 September 2020

How to Escape From a Volcano Eruption

quote [ If you had been in Pompeii in 79 AD, you might have tried to hunker down or escape by sea. This would be a mistake. But there is a way to safety. ]

Now, I don't know, I don't know where I'm a gonna go
[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+6 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@11:44amGMT] [5 comments]

Sunday, 13 September 2020

Life After Death Metal

quote [ For people who have spent their youth touring the world in death metal bands, trying to transition to normalcy is where things get tough. ]

And death metal scarin people straight to hell
[SFW] [music] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:45amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 12 September 2020

How Big Oil Misled The Public Into Believing Plastic Would Be Recycled

quote [ An NPR and PBS Frontline investigation reveals how the oil and gas industry used the promise of recycling to sell more plastic, even when they knew it would never work on a large scale. ]

Can't recycle that bar, it's plastic
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+6 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:49amGMT] [4 comments]

Friday, 11 September 2020

Food Fads Have Always Been Ridiculous. Just Ask the Great Masticator.

quote [ Horace Fletcher preached the gospel of fanatically chewing food until it completely dissolved in the mouth. Even celebs like Upton Sinclair and Franz Kafka drank the Kool-Aid. ]

For your masticating pleasure
[SFW] [food & drink]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:10amGMT] [0 comments]

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