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Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Mergers, twists, and pentagons: The architecture of honeycombs

quote [ Most honeycombs are perfect hexagons—but bees manage complex exceptions. ]

Of the honeycomb into one sweet ball
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 2 August 2021

What’s Von Bach up to now?? Flipside Focus Special

quote [ What if Dracula – the actual guy – showed up and sued everybody? ]

Bit lengthy video interview on a very good comic that was originally a stage play on Hollywood production tropes. The author published it himself.
[SFW] [art]
[by Paracetamol@8:20pmGMT] [0 comments]

The Incredible Fig

quote [ When a wasp dies inside the fig after pollination, enzymes (called ficain) break down the carcass; consequently, anyone who eats figs is also consuming wasp biomass. ]

In case you wondered why vegans don't eat figs. (full in extended)

[SFW] [food & drink] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@7:48pmGMT] [5 comments]

Bo Burnham: How The World Works

quote [ Here's a happy little song about the world sung by Bo Burnham and his special friend, Socko. Bo Burnham: Inside is streaming now on Netflix. ]

If you haven't seen Inside yet, what are you waiting for?
[SFW] [humor] [+2]
[by steele@5:16pmGMT] [2 comments]

The Weird, Wacky and Wild Ride of Captain Cartoon, Father of Bat Boy

quote [ The incredibly colorful true life story of Dick Kulpa, a nerdy small-town kid who loved cartoons so much that he became one. ]

When he awakes the summer night is filled with screams
[SFW] [people]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 1 August 2021

The Unlikely Fan Remaster of Shrek SuperSlam, A Game Revived by Memes

quote [ The game isn’t exactly polished, but that’s also part of the attraction: Broken mechanics mean players have found creative exploits to turn the game into something far more complex than it was originally meant to be. Like an onion, Shrek SuperSlam has layers upon layers. ]

So many levels etc.
[SFW] [games] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@5:53pmGMT] [0 comments]

Oh Flock! Clever Cockatoos Are More Culturally Complex Than We Thought

quote [ Cockatoos in Sydney have become expert trash bin burglars. Scientists say birds in different neighborhoods have taught each other different techniques to open the bins, a sign of cultural complexity. ]

Keep me cockatoo cool
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [2 comments]

Saturday, 31 July 2021

(Frozen) Mistakes Were Made

quote [ Exploring the accidental invention of the ICEE, the frozen beverage that changed American summers forever. ]

Ayee Yuhh, ICEE in my hand ICEE on my neck ya heard?
[SFW] [food & drink] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:34pmGMT] [4 comments]

Friday, 30 July 2021

700,000 lines of code, 20 years, and one developer: How Dwarf Fortress is built

quote [ the cats were showing up dead all over the tavern floor, and it turned out they were ingesting spilled alcohol when they cleaned their paws. ]

Ah, Dwarf Fortress. On the hurdles of working with your own, messy code.
[SFW] [games] [+3 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@9:09pmGMT] [3 comments]

Say Cheese! How Bad Photography Has Changed Our Definition of Good Pictures

quote [ “Art is like a joke, either you get it or you don’t.” So it was explained to me in the late 1970s by photographer Randy Eriksen, whose cheeky observation about the importance of context to one’s appreciation of either comedy or art could have been a parenthetical second subtitle for author and educator Kim Beil’s “Good Pictures: A History of Popular Photography” (Stanford University Press, 2020). ]

Say cheese take a picture
[SFW] [art] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@1:51pmGMT] [0 comments]

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