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"Boris Johnson insists discovery of Brazilian variant in UK won't reverse lockdown easing" you kind of know what's going to happen next don't you :(

Melbourne University have uploaded scans of every Melway street directory from 1966 to 1999:

digitised-collections.unimelb.

Now someone needs to code up a browser to let you scroll back and forth through time in a page

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I don't know who pointed this out first, but there is a higher percentage of Linux devices with working audio on Mars than on Earth.

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I'm drinking some green tea and vodka. I'm calling it a Madame Blavats-tea.

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NL pol 

Is this the actual Piratenpartij platform?

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"My name is Nergal and I am an artist from Poland. For over a decade I have been confronted with numerous attempts to permanently destroy my career on the basis that I have harmed 'religious feelings'. It sounds absurd and I can assure you, it is. [...] Their intent is to censor anyone who does not conform to the archaic religious laws of our country. The time has come for Polish artists to fight back - join us in the Ordo Blasfemia."

gofundme.com/f/ordo-blasfemia

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How dark money influences the Unicode Consortium’s decisions on new emoji; in particular, how Ford successfully pushed for a pickup truck emoji:
text.npr.org/963370085

A NYT article on the exploitative conditions facing animators in Japan’s booming anime industry:

nytimes.com/2021/02/24/busines

Anime in Japan, videogames everywhere, the caring professions in Brexitland; the rule seems to be that if there are people who want to work somewhere for a reason other than getting rich, it’d be a sin against shareholder value to not work them into poverty.

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Surely Daft Punk missed a trick; given that nobody knows what they look like, they could have personally retired from day-to-day musicianship whilst franchising out the enterprise, licensing use of the name and trademarks (including helmets) conditionally upon adherence to a ring binder’s worth of guidelines on what Daft Punk is and isn’t.

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Heavy metal legends and outspoken copyright maximalists Metallica played a concert on Twitch, only to find their audio replaced with royalty-free chiptune library music by an automated copyright filter:

stereogum.com/2116933/metallic

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