Cecilia Giménez, the monkey-Jesus-fresco lady, has a go at restoring various famous Australian artworks (as per Oslo Davis):
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Detailed examples of the genius of Anthea Bell’s Asterix translations, in which, against all odds, she made the jokes keep working in English:
Birdsite post about the multiplication table erupts in reminiscences of numeric synaesthesia, about how different number combinations feel:
Cashed-up bogan tourists are turning Japan into another Bali:
TIL: Brennivín (the national spirit of Iceland) only dates back to 1975, when it was devised by a committee of bureaucrats in the wake of liquor legalisation:
The history of UNIX in East Germany, circa 1990:
On the salutary neurological effects of cycling:
Peter Waples-Crowe is a queer Australian Aboriginal elder; here he writes thoughtfully about the intersections of queerness and Aboriginality in Australia, now and in his youth:
New Infinite Works: an internet radio station broadcasting generative music, by William Doyle (formerly of East India Youth):
"Detecting the use of "curl | bash" server side" (as opposed to curl & save to a file).
Now this is some very clever, and scary, stuff. It's possible to detect if a #HTTPS request is being piped directly into #bash or just saved to a file. You can use this to send a different file (& commands!) only when it's going straight into bash.
A piece on several architecturally interesting/cool-looking stations on line U7 of the Berlin U-Bahn, and their designer, post-war U-Bahn architect Rainer Rümmler:
Japan now has the world’s most powerful passport, with visa-free access to 190 countries: https://www.henleypassportindex.com/passport-index
The UK’s is joint #5 with Norway, the US and a few EU countries. In the event of hard/no-deal Brexit ending visa-free travel to Schengen, it’d drop to #22, below the UAE but above Mexico
Half of the below terms are the jargon of a weird, and some say sinister, cult; the other half are from a religion founded by a US science fiction author in the 1950s. Let's play Haskell Or Scientology:
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