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Thursday, 9 July 2020

Inside the Mystery of an Untranslatable 600 Year Old Book

quote [ It’s like Medieval Times, with a kiss of psychedelia. A book in which strange globules float freely, alien plants shimmy across the pages, and female figures slide into a pool of green plasma. Binding them all together? A beautiful, albeit entirely indecipherable script by an unknown author. The “Voynich Manuscript,” is an ancient codex that after even 600 years has yet to be credited to anyone or cracked by the brightest philosophers, mathematicians or computer scientists. ]

We can't see any progress
[SFW] [literature] [+1 Original]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:24amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

A Brief History of Giant Rock, America's Most Bonkers Landmark

quote [ This is a story about time machines, aliens, a lot of dynamite, hermits, and a giant rock. ]

One night before him, there stood that giant rock
[SFW] [travel]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

What’s In a Hoax?

quote [ Pondering the elements that make a hoax effective, and how a really good one can catch even the most seasoned skeptics. ]

In spite of the fact that I'm inside the hoax
[SFW] [people]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 6 July 2020

Conscripted Into The Emperor’s Private Orchestra

quote [ What do a crew of talented musicians do when forced to serve at the pleasure of a notoriously cruel dictator? They play like their lives depend on it. ]

So take my hand and lets engage in a private symphony
[SFW] [people] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 5 July 2020

The Mississippi Town Where Elvis Tribute Artists Are Made

quote [ Tupelo, birthplace of The King, is the global hub for aspiring Jailhouse Rockers. ]

I see a little bit of Elvis
[SFW] [people]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [2 comments]

Saturday, 4 July 2020

How the Music of Elliott Smith Lives on in Film and Television

quote [ Even though he passed away in 2003, Elliott Smith in film and television continues strong, showcasing a longetivity to his body of incredible work. ]

You look like an Elliott Smith tune
[SFW] [music] [+3]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 3 July 2020

Sicko Doctors: Suffering and Sadism in 19th-Century America

quote [ American fiction of the 19th century often featured a ghoulish figure, the cruel doctor, whose unfeeling fascination with bodily suffering readers found both unnerving and entirely plausible. Looking at novels by Louisa May Alcott, James Fenimore Cooper, and Herman Melville, Chelsea Davis dissects this curious character. ]

All the doctors sing you got to suffer for the cure
[SFW] [literature]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 2 July 2020

The Lost Patents

quote [ The United States Patent and Trademark Office was established in 1790, and since then the federal office has issued over 10 million patents for all sorts of inventions. Virtually every patent is available to the public, either on paper or microfilm, or digitized and searchable on the Internet—except the first ten thousand patents. They went up in smoke exactly 184 years ago. ]

Now i gotta go patent the blueprint
[SFW] [history]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Detroit Police Chief: Facial Recognition Software Misidentifies 96% of the Time

quote [ Detroit regulated facial recognition software. It's still used only on Black people. ]

Put your bullshit facial recognition on fritz
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+3]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [2 comments]

R.I.P. Carl Reiner

quote [ Carl Reiner, Jewish American comedian, director, author, creator of the Dick Van Dyke Show, and longtime comedy partner of Mel Brooks, has died of natural causes at the age of 98. ]

Both of them look quite a bit like Carl Reiner
[SFW] [obituaries] [+3 Sad]
[by ScoobySnacks@2:30amGMT] [10 comments]

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