Friday, 20 January 2023
quote [ Fake Ultrasounds $9.99! We sell Personalized Fake Sonograms, Fake Pregnancy Papers, Personalized Gifts, Fake Baby Gag Gifts, Fake Sonogram Videos. Demand the highest quality Fake Pregnancy Gag Gifts! ]
Apparently this was used by Taylor Parker in Texas as part of her scheme to murder her friend and steal her unborn baby.
Friday, 13 January 2023
quote [ Lisa Marie Presley, the singer-songwriter and only child of Elvis Presley, died on Thursday after a medical emergency and a brief hospitalization. She was 54. ]
See entirely too many people close to my age dying these days.
Sunday, 20 November 2022
271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book — Colossal
quote [ In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit about the use of color in painting, but would go on to explain how to create certain hues and change the tone by adding one, two, or three parts of water. The premise sounds simple enough, but the final product is almost unfathomable in its detail and scope. ]
All the colors under the sun. I bet instructions to reproduce it would be as thick as the book itself.
Wednesday, 25 May 2022
quote [ DuckDuckGo is known for its privacy-first commitment to users on iOS, Android, browsers, and soon with its own Mac app. Now, a report puts in check the company’s privacy focus due to a search agreement with Microsoft that let the Redmond company continue tracking users on the browser. As reported by Bleeping Computer, security researcher […] ]
What the quacking quack is this quackery?!?
Thursday, 31 March 2022
quote [ For nearly all of its modern existence, the Great Dismal Swamp has been excluded from U.S. history. Now there’s a push to bring its significance to light—and it’s revealing what really goes into remembering the truths of our ancestors. ]
I've been reading a lot lately about some of the darker aspects of US history. I found this one particularly fascinating.
Thursday, 9 September 2021
quote [ Why, even in peacetime, do friends become enemies?
And why, even in wartime, do enemies become friends?
I think game theory can help explain our epidemic of distrust –
and how we can fix it! So, to understand all this...
...let's play a game. ]
An interesting experiment using game theory to demonstrate how trust can grow or atrophy.
Also, I need to make more friends.
Friday, 3 September 2021
quote [ Almost every step led to a snap or a soft thwack.
Fallen branches cracked under my feet. Ferns brushed up against my calves.
This past June, I was with my reporting partner Scott Detrow searching for something in this grove of hemlocks.
Metal debris from Flight 93 found this year on the grounds of the national memorial.
A reminder, really. ]
This was a tough read for me...
Friday, 4 June 2021
quote [ Early on in “Unraveled,” a new book about the dark underbelly of fashion, the author, Maxine Bédat, describes walking through a factory in Guangdong, China, that specializes in acid-washing jeans, picking her way over dark puddles of “iridescent, bubbling content” that had spilled from industrial washing machines and was sloshing around on the floor. ]
I've alway been a "buy it for life" kinda person, and never understood this whole "fast fashion" thing...
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