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Monday, 24 February 2020

The 19th-Century Nurse Who Was Secretly a Serial Killer

quote [ ?Jolly Jane? Toppan overcame a miserable Dickensian childhood to become a medical professional patients adored. She was also slowly murdering them one by one. ]

Jolly Jane just lays around
And listens with her mouth
[SFW] [people] [+1 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Let There Be Light: One Artist's Mission to Resurrect Old World Stained Glass

quote [ The glorious stained-glass windows that illuminate the historic Gothic cathedrals of Europe are monuments to illiteracy. To be sure, one purpose of the glass in landmark cathedrals like Canterbury and Chartres was to flood cold naves and transepts with rays of warming light. ]

I came here to see the stained glass
[SFW] [people] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:02amGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 17 February 2020

Inside Mark Zuckerberg's Lost Notebook

quote [ when employees analyzed the data, they discovered something amazing. Even as hundreds of thousands of users expressed their disapproval of News Feed, their behavior indicated the opposite. People were spending more time on Facebook. Even the anger against News Feed was being fueled by News Feed, as the groups organizing against it went viral because Facebook told you when your friends joined the uprising.
Zuckerberg seemed to take a lesson from his first public crisis, possibly the wrong one. He had pushed out a product with serious privacy issues?issues his own people had identified. Yes, a crisis did erupt, but quick action and a dry-eyed apology defused the situation. People wound up loving the product. ]

Pretty close account. Indicates that, since 2016, the man seeks a way out.
[SFW] [people] [+1 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@8:21amGMT] [6 comments]

Sunday, 16 February 2020

Anatoli Bugorski: The Man Who Stuck His Head Inside a Particle Accelerator

quote [ Out of all places to stick your head into, a particle accelerator would rank among the worst. Yet, on that fateful day of 13 July 1978, thirty-six-years-old Russian scientist Anatoli Bugorski just had to. ]

When the light shines through my head
[SFW] [people] [+6 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:04amGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 9 February 2020

How knitters got knotted in a purity spiral - UnHerd

quote [ If you call its name, it flinches. After all, the best defence against witch-finders is a population that doesn?t believe in witches. ]

Insightful infos from the maker of a radio feature.
[SFW] [people] [+5 Insightful]
[by Paracetamol@2:08pmGMT] [2 comments]

Saturday, 1 February 2020

The Ghost Hunter

quote [ For hundreds of years, there were rumors of a shipwrecked treasure on the Oregon coast. But no one found anything, until an unlikely hunter began digging. ]

Treasure ships of yore
[SFW] [people] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@10:28amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 27 January 2020

Senate Testimony for Term Limits on Congress by Nick Tomboulides from U.S. Term Limits

quote [ If passing term limits were a trial, you would all have to recuse yourselves for a colossal conflict of interest. ]

This man is my new Hero. He definitely made some people uncomfy with the points he was making.

I dislike posted videos, and I dislike posting them even more, but this one is too important to miss
[SFW] [people] [+1 Interesting]
[by rylex@1:08amGMT] [3 comments]

Saturday, 25 January 2020

The Internet of Beefs

quote [ Importantly, unless you do something dumb that makes you vulnerable to being drawn into the mook-manorial economy against your will, such as saying something that can be used against you while in a position of authority in an important institution, the IoB is an opt-in conflict arena. ]

Had to look up ?mook?. One comment calls this ?anything but an enormous kafkatrap? and while I'm only halfway through, it is an interesting opinion piece. But looong and unforgiving, beware.
[SFW] [people] [+4 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@9:08amGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 23 January 2020

The Mysterious ?Order of the Odd Fellows? that frankly, belongs in a Wes Anderson Movie

quote [ It?s a name that had me instantly transfixed, like something Wes Anderson had dreamt up for his next film. The Independent Order of the Odd Fellows ? a secret society for ? odd people? Why had I never heard of it? Never one to resist the pull of a promising rabbit hole, I would soon discover that the international fraternity I?d accidentally stumbled upon had existed for centuries, possibly longer, and at one point during America?s ?Golden Age of Fraternalism?, grew larger than the Freemasons. ]

Why do the heathens rage behind the firehouse
[SFW] [people] [+2 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:02amGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 19 January 2020

Terry-Thomas, Jimmy Tarbuck And The Diamond Cigarette Holder Heist

quote [ TERRY-Thomas had arrived. It wasn?t exactly overnight but most people thought so. It was 1946 and he was compèring a revue at the Prince of Wales Theatre. ]

Very expressive cigarette holder
[SFW] [people]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [0 comments]

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