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Cecilia Giménez, the monkey-Jesus-fresco lady, has a go at restoring various famous Australian artworks (as per Oslo Davis):

themonthly.com.au/issue/2018/o

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We will close registration in a week for 30 days.

We recommend you join a smaller instance, you can find a list here: the-federation.info/pixelfed#n

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Look at these amazing matchbox designs I’ve stumbled upon

Detailed examples of the genius of Anthea Bell’s Asterix translations, in which, against all odds, she made the jokes keep working in English:
auntymuriel.com/2012/12/23/ast

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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:

grapevine.is/mag/2018/10/19/as

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Reminder: It's OK to lie on the Internet.

It's the most basic form of digital self defence, whether you're interacting with corporations or social media.

Data harvesters may want to know everything about us, but we're under no moral obligation to make it easy for them.

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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:

archermagazine.com.au/2018/10/

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New Infinite Works: an internet radio station broadcasting generative music, by William Doyle (formerly of East India Youth):

newinfiniteworks.com/

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"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.

idontplaydarts.com/2016/04/det

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:

exberliner.com/features/histor

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Tired: Chevy Nova, Mitsubishi Pajero
Wired: Coca-Cola’s campaign in New Zealand:

Japan now has the world’s most powerful passport, with visa-free access to 190 countries: henleypassportindex.com/passpo

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:

Applicative
Case
Clear
Combinator
E-Meter
Engram
Foldable
Folder
G-Machine
Lambda
Monoid
Thetan
Optics
Out-point
Perceptics
Profunctor
Point-free
Reactive
Suppressive
Valence

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Am I the only person who hallucinates a not actually present “check—check—check-check dis out” vocal sample in Saint Etienne’s “Only Love Can Break Your Heart”?

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