in a hurry to fap? Too bad, 'cause the audio is going to distract the hell out of you
Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Prize Patrol Immortality

quote [ Why Publishers Clearing House, a famously low-odds way of becoming rich beyond your wildest dreams, suddenly wants to pass down your winnings ? if you win. ]

In the publisher's screaming house
[SFW] [people]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:07pmGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 11 January 2022

The right to delete: how faker.js exposed the fragile nature of open source culture, again

quote [ in 2021 he built and launched and started acquiring early users. Some of these users were programmers from a company called Retool, a VC-backed startup that had been a patron of the faker.js library as they used it in their own tech stack. According to Marak, within a matter of weeks Retool launched their own free variant of the fakercloud concept, using faker.js in its source code. ]

Some sad story. This blog post sums up most of the aspects pretty well. Guess it's hard to stay neutral behind all this.

Thumb via another less in-depth but more popular article.
[SFW] [people] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@10:26amGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 7 January 2022

Eustace The Monk Who Became a Pirate And Inspired The Figure of Robin Hood

quote [ Every good comic book fan will have read some of the adventures of Corto Malts and if so, will remember that one of the characters that the protagonist had to deal with in that first and germinal story that was The Ballad of the Salty Sea is the Monk, the chief of the pirates of the South Seas; a mysterious individual, who lives on his own island and whose identity is unknown because he is always hooded. ]

Just like a pirate
[SFW] [people]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:38amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 2 January 2022

10 Million People Watched The Dru Rescue. The Media Circus That Followed Created Heroes And Villains.

quote [ In 1966 competing teams raced up the Dru above Chamonix to save stranded climbers. The media circus that followed has never been equaled. ]

When you can see a summit that is risky
[SFW] [people]
[by ScoobySnacks@3:37pmGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 1 January 2022

?Autism is a Spectrum? Doesn?t Mean What You Think

quote [ Don?t assume that a non-speaking autistic who doesn?t react to your presence in the room is unaware of the conversation.

Don?t assume that someone is not really autistic just because they make eye contact with you and can chat about the weather.

Don?t assume that a fluently-talkative autistic person is capable of processing what you have just said to them. ]

That's a cool explanation ? good source.
[SFW] [people] [+4 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@5:12pmGMT] [1 comment]

?We Wish to Be Able to Sing?

quote [ For more than half a century, the people of Easter Island lived under an oppressive colonial regime. Then a schoolteacher sparked an unlikely revolution. ]

On the island of easter
[SFW] [people] [+2 Insightful]
[by ScoobySnacks@2:36pmGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 28 December 2021

Pit Viper Made the Perfect Sunglasses. Then the Alt-Right Fell in Love With Them

quote [ Here?s how the company fought to get its identity back from extremists. ]

Shordie on the bed and she wearing Pit Vipers
[SFW] [people] [+2 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@1:58pmGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 27 December 2021

On Body and Soul: Sergei Loznitsa Discusses "State Funeral"

quote [ It shows how all these systems are built and glued together. Thank god I?ve found this footage, because the 66 years of distance have been quite enough to see what happened there. Every new ruler that comes to power sees it as his duty to rewrite history, but when they rewrite that history the only thing that they're actually concerned about is how they will be perceived in the future. ]

Interesting views on individuals in systems from a poetic Ukrainian director.
[SFW] [people]
[by Paracetamol@7:23pmGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 25 December 2021

The Insidious Idea About ?Safety? That Keeps Putting Us in Danger

quote [ Tracing the uses of the risk compensation argument reveals a deep connection between the anti-regulatory rhetoric of conservatives and the moral tsk-tsking of prominent voices in the medical establishment over time, from the CDC to the surgeon general. Both arguments rely on a simplistic notion of personal responsibility. ]

[man, what witty stuff should one put in the comment field?]
[SFW] [people] [+2 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@4:49pmGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 21 December 2021

Escaping Into the Crossword Puzzle

quote [ If, by the dumb logic of my eating disorder, I was losing something special about myself by gaining weight, I was bolstering my self-esteem by creating crosswords, something I knew to be difficult, precocious, and exceptional. ]

Got to get stuck in to my crossword puzzle
[SFW] [people] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [1 comment]

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