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Monday, 28 September 2020

Bodies into Bits

quote [ During the remainder of the 1960s, hundreds of students at Mercy Hospital School of Nursing and nearby Parkland Community College completed PLATO nursing lessons, thus inscribing the biases into their own care. ]

Some great anecdotes on education and medical prejudice, as well as the ever-present hopes on tech solutions.

Thumb via New Old Stock
[SFW] [health]
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Friday, 25 September 2020

The BBC is releasing over 16,000 sound effects for free download

quote [ In the archive, you’ll be able to access such samples as; “South American parrot talking and screeching,” “14 month old baby boy, drinking, saying some words,” and “1966 F.A. Cup Final, half-time whistle.” ]

I like how you can trigger multiple sounds at the same time.
[SFW] [music] [+4 laz0r]
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Too much candy: Man dies from eating bags of black licorice

quote [ The problem is glycyrrhizic acid, found in black licorice and in many other foods and dietary supplements containing licorice root extract. It can cause dangerously low potassium and imbalances in other minerals called electrolytes. ]

A yummy way to drain your minerals till you drop. In the end it was about blood pressure.
[SFW] [health] [+2 Interesting]
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Thursday, 24 September 2020


quote [ WebLiero is a browser-based online-multiplayer clone of the classic 1998 game Liero. ]

Technically, this is a very impressive feat. Built on the Haxe framework, but connecting multiple players based on browser based peer-to-peer communication. This works reasonably well.

The original Liero (Finnish for “worm”) game was a popular freeware back in the day, allowing for hectic realtime multiplayer games.
[SFW] [games] [+2]
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Wednesday, 23 September 2020

A Brief History of the Music Video

quote [ From 'Starman' to 'APESHIT', Simran Hans chronicles the 50-year history of contemporary pop culture's greatest format ]

Nicely put together. One of the highlights is you re-watching Janet Jackson's “Rhythm Nation” video from 1989 (see extended).

[SFW] [music] [+2]
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Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Iranian Hackers Found Way Into Encrypted Apps, Researchers Say

quote [ Reports reveal that hackers have been secretly gathering intelligence on opponents of the Iranian regime, breaking into cellphones and computers and outsmarting apps like Telegram. ]

Found this together with snarky slashdot comments pointing out that the chat was not technically hacked. It's quite an orchestrated effort nonetheless. Full in extended.

[SFW] [science & technology]
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Monday, 21 September 2020

Can you Spot the Troll?

quote [ This quiz tests users’ ability to identify which accounts are genuine and which are professional trolls. Along the way, advice is provided for what to look for and how to be a better consumer and producer of social media. ]

Found this more interesting than I thought it would be.
[SFW] [people] [+10 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@7:44pmGMT] [12 comments]

Sunday, 20 September 2020

A Very Short Introduction to Nelson Sullivan.

quote [ Nelson Sullivan (1948-1989) is an unsung master of cinema vérité, who became through the force of benign obsession one of the great documentarians of New York City. ]

… and here's the long version. If I counted right, the YouTube archival and renewed interest must have happened roughly 13 years ago, so some of you might know this already.
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
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Friday, 18 September 2020

Bottled Moonlight: Anni Hogan Interviewed

quote [ I got asked to be a regular DJ at the brilliant Batcave and Jos used to drive me from Lydia’s and along with the Banshees, Blixa Bargeld, Nick, Lydia, Jessamy, Marc and the guys regularly came down. It was the place to be and the atmosphere was a heady heat and intoxicated brew of crazies mad for the music. Danielle Dax, fresh from The Company Of Wolves, was naked and painted in the cage, the whole place was decorated, they had a cinema/sex room with Hamish DJing downstairs and me upstairs. ]

A very 80s and very UK interview with Anni Hogan of Marc Almond fame, promoting her “Lost In Blue” album, which is actually pretty good (see extended).

[SFW] [music]
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Thursday, 17 September 2020

Why Goodreads is bad for books

quote [ Alongside the lack of incentive, Critchlow also believes that Goodreads ultimately still serves the purpose most people use it for. “I think a ‘better Goodreads’ is alluring because reading books and sharing books is an incredibly emotional experience,” he says. “But… keeping a list of books you’ve read and want to read is actually served pretty well… Most of the imagined features and social ideas are not actually that useful.” ]

That was too interesting to pass on, sorry for the double post. Many links to follow, especially A Proposal for a Decentralized Goodreads featured many nice thoughts.
[SFW] [SE Book Club] [+1 Interesting]
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