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Friday, 17 January 2020

The case for ... making low-tech 'dumb' cities instead of 'smart' ones

quote [ And there’s a dumb solution to the spread of air conditioning, one of the greatest urban energy guzzlers: more plants. ]

Sounding a bit excited but has some nice examples.
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by Paracetamol@9:24pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Nate Scheible – Fairfax

quote [ Visiting a north Virginia thrift shop, Scheible happened upon a cassette recording of a multi-part audio love letter recorded by an unnamed woman. Her voice is an emotional mix of sincerity, loneliness and age. ]

A very sad elder lovestory drowned in ambient.
[SFW] [music] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@8:32pmGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Jackie - Unfortunately

quote [ piece of early-Fame young-girl melodic pop from Jackie, whom Kent speculate may be the early Fame back-up singer Jackie Weaver who had even earlier enjoyed one teeny style 45 for Chess (#1797) way back in 1961. ]

Early Fame records bittersweet lisping triggered by the chat.
[SFW] [music] [+1 Good]
[by Paracetamol@6:50amGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 13 January 2020

A Conversation With The Guy Who Took Mushrooms And Saw CATS

quote [ So I didn't think it would be too bad and I ate a bunch of them, more than I have of these before, just kinda stuffed a handful in my mouth without any sort of measure or rationale behind the dosage. ]

Never going to see the movie anyway – but look at the entertaining content it generates.
[SFW] [religion & spirituality] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@6:41amGMT] [11 comments]

Sunday, 12 January 2020

What I learned going from prison to Python

quote [ Less than a year ago, I was in San Quentin State Prison serving a life sentence. […]
My passion for Python and programming wasn’t something that many of my peers shared. […] I believe that this is due to the perception that programming isn’t accessible to people who have experienced incarceration, especially if you are a person of color. ]

While my gut feeling says no to embracing teaching code as universal development opportunity (see Tech's push to teach coding [is] about cutting wages) this sounds like a good thing.
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@8:56pmGMT] [3 comments]

“Playing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain”

quote [ “You’ve been shooting at Afghans in your games for so long that you’ve become oddly immune to the self-loathing you felt when you were first massacring wave after wave of militant fighters who looked just like your father.” ]

Oh, this is very good. There are oddly several good articles linking video games and relations to fathers, this is indeed one of the best. Full in extended.

[SFW] [games] [+3 Original]
[by Paracetamol@1:35pmGMT] [2 comments]

Saturday, 11 January 2020

Asimov’s Empire, Asimov’s Wall | Public Books

quote [ Asimov’s biographer Michael White quotes “a friend’s wife” who was pinched at a party: “God, Asimov, why do you always do that? It is extremely painful and besides, don’t you realize, it’s very degrading.” ]

Insecurity leading to gross power abuse? Hm.
[SFW] [people] [+6]
[by Paracetamol@8:48pmGMT] [7 comments]

Friday, 10 January 2020

The Boys Who Wear Shorts All Winter

quote [ “There were days that got below zero”—when wearing pants would have been nice—“but it wasn’t even really a choice at that point” ]

It makes you do the strangest things.
[SFW] [people] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@10:09pmGMT] [7 comments]

'Like sending bees to war': the deadly truth behind your almond-milk obsession

quote [ Now Arp finds himself in a vicious circle: he is constantly battling to keep enough bees alive to meet the requirements of his almond contract. But if he was not pollinating almonds, maybe his bees would be healthier. ]

Bee safe out there, for it's complicated.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@9:54pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 9 January 2020

Marriage or PACS? In France Things Are Changing

quote [ They were accorded some but not all of the joint tax and financial privileges of their married counterparts. However, if things didn’t work out, breaking off the relationship was made much simpler than the usually arduous divorce process that would face a classically married couple. ]

This might interest you– in France (which is in some ways a rather conservative country), there is a form of "light marriage". The Wiki entry is more thorough. I wonder how this relates to fake marriages to get Visa.
[SFW] [people] [+1 Underrated]
[by Paracetamol@11:01pmGMT] [3 comments]

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