I like this illustration. These days there's no filing cabinet or phone involved, and it's a terrible idea to lean inside a machine like that, but the gremlins are 100% accurate

gfycat.com/WarmheartedDecisive

OM NOM NOM NOM NOM

NOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMMMMMM

RRRRM YEAH SOME OF THAT TOO, GIZZIT ERE M8

WOR IT'S NICE THIS MROO

*lipsmack x 999*

OUWORGH PROPER BLOODY TASTY BIT HERE, LOOK AT THAT

DUNNO BOUT YOU M8 BUT AFTER ME THIRD PINT NOWT DOES IT BUT A NICE BIT OF RSJ

PROPER CHEWY THAT

PSA: this is not the first, and probably not the last time discord screws literally all of its users over.

Convince your friends to move to a saner platform/system (matrix, wire, tox, ring, xmpp, irc, ....)

Reading online news, 2008:
- go to website
- read news

Reading online news, 2018:
- go to website
- no, don’t share location
- hell no, don’t send me notifications
- consent to cookie warning
- consent to policies
- no, don’t open in app
- no, don’t want the newsletter
- skip inspirational quote
- close full page ad
- read news

Fun fact: the earliest museum curator we know about was a woman, Princess Ennigaldi of Ur, whose museum catalogued artifacts from earlier Babylonian and surrounding cultures. Her father, King Nabonidus, was the first known archaeologist.

Ennigaldi, who lived in the mid-6th century BCE, meticulously labeled each item in her museum - in three languages! - and took great care to preserve them; some of her collection dated back at least 1500 years.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ennigald

A couple of friends of mine have recently been experimenting with mentioning CALLIGRAPHY PENS a lot around their laptops with browsers open on Facebook.

They don't talk about this otherwise, in any form or medium. Sure enough, they're getting calligraphy related FB adverts now.

There's no way big ad-based companies aren't helping themselves to data from your mic. Your phone and laptop are listening devices. For most of us, this will never have serious ramifications, but still, act accordingly.

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We’re Solarpunks because the only other options are denial or despair.

We're gonna stream Scared Stiff (featuring Elvira!) and Haunted House on PAPATV's Youtube channel in a couple of minutes!

Here's an interesting formation of pinball grime around a magnet in an NBA Fastbreak, illustrating that a goodly amount of the dark dust that forms inside machines is actually tiny metal filings from plungers slamming into coil stops.

The Rube Goldberg exhibit at the Children's Museum in is pretty damn good. All lots of fun stuff going on.

The kettle, microwave, washing machine, tumble drier, water pressurizer, furnace, coffee maker, ceiling fans, toaster... that's it, I think. Everything else is DC. A pinball and vid downstairs. Everything else takes the AC from the wall, steps it down, rectifies it, smooths it, regulates it, and that all loses efficiency. Hell, even if there were no solar panels involved at all, having just one big efficient properly-put-together 12vDC power supply in the house would be an improvement.

Been thinking about going partially off-grid, electricity-wise.

Look there's little point in having all these damn bridge rectifiers everywhere, mate. Every single thing that has any kind of chip in it runs off low-voltage DC, and all my wall sockets spit out AC, so that means most of the things I plug into the wall have a cheap crappy inefficient 12v power supply in them somewhere, so if I get the 12v straight from a solar panel and battery setup, what's that leave me with?

#Bitcoin must die

BRUH.

If Bitcoin were to cease trading tomorrow, 0.5% of the world’s electricity demand would simply disappear. This is roughly equivalent to the output of ten coal-fired power plants, emitting 50 million tonnes of CO2 per year – which would cover one year’s worth of the carbon emission cuts required to limit temperature rises this century to 2C.

sluggerotoole.com/2018/10/12/b

carbonbrief.org/analysis-globa

#ClimateChange #CryptoCurrency

Here's another example that comes directly from the video out. Notice the tree leaves and how they appear semi-transparent. On the emulator picture, you see it for what it is. And here are two pics of another game, showing how the transparency looks with a dithering-based shader (GDAPT) and without.

Idea: phone case with chorded keyboard on the back. Hold the phone with your thumbs on the front and four fingers of each hand on the back, resting on a total of eight buttons. Letters are produced not by moving your fingers to a key and pressing, but by keeping your fingers in the same place and pressing combinations of one, two or more buttons to produce a single letter.

This sounds like a daft and slow way to type but it's how stenographers do it, and they can reach 300wpm.

Just saw @djsundog's pictures of his keyboard and went and read the website about it and was all "Right, yeah, that looks amazing, I'd pay $150 for that, easy. Maybe even $200." It's $325

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