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Wednesday, 22 May 2019

The Story of Spikey—Stephen Wolfram Blog

quote [ Spikey, the symbol of the Wolfram companies, is actually a rhombic hexecontahedron. Stephen Wolfram shares the origins and development of the Wolfram Spikey, its physical properties, the history of the shape’s discovery, and occurrences in nature. ]

This is a little too much math for me, but jumps through so many layers it's worth reading even if you just look at the pictures.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Good]
[by Paracetamol@7:28pmGMT] [0 comments]

The Curious Cons of the Man Who Wouldn’t Die

quote [ When Mark Olmsted contracted HIV, in the early 1980s, he figured the disease was a death sentence. And so he hatched a scheme to live out his last years in style—swiping credit cards, bilking insurance companies, even faking his own death. What’s the problem with some forgery, fraud, and crystal meth if you’ll soon be gone? A better question might have been: What the hell happens if you survive? ]

It's just a glimpse of the con from beyond.
[SFW] [people] [+3]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [1 comment]

Is Conference Room Air Making You Dumber?

quote [ That some people have difficulty thinking while breathing moderate levels of carbon dioxide suggests it may be worth taking a closer look at levels in offices and schools. ]

A little break never hurt anyone. Full in extended.

[SFW] [health] [+1 Underrated]
[by Paracetamol@4:22amGMT] [5 comments]

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Freeing Britney Spears

quote [ At the very moment Britney’s generation became adults, they realized that their parents were idiots and that their idol was mad. Not mad with self-hatred, exactly, or mad like the madwoman in the attic, but mad because the very ingredients of her public persona guaranteed that it would unhinge her mind. ]

Unexpectedly relatable.
[SFW] [people] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@6:32pmGMT] [9 comments]

Move over Le Grand K, the Planck Constant is the hot new basis of mass and other derived measurements!

quote [ Updates to scientists’ system of measurement went into force May 20, redefining the kilogram and several other units in the metric system. The revamp does away with some outdated standards — most notably, a metal cylinder kept in a vault near Paris that has defined the kilogram for 130 years. ]

Happy belated World Metrology Day!

[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by Ankylosaur@6:14amGMT] [1 comment]

Gorgeous Celestial Maps and Illustrations From A 19th Century American Atlas

quote [ Highlights from Yaggy's Geographical Portfolio - 'Comprising Physical, Political, Geological, and Astronomical Geography' ]

A celestial voyage
[SFW] [art] [+3]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:09amGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 20 May 2019

Facebook has struggled to hire talent since the Cambridge Analytica scandal, according to recruiters who worked there

quote [ Former Facebook recruiters told CNBC that the tech company has experienced a significant decrease in its job offer acceptance rates. ]

Turns out people have a sense of morale!
[SFW] [business] [+5 Good]
[by Paracetamol@8:54pmGMT] [1 comment]

‘Botanical Sexism’ Could Be Behind Your Seasonal Allergies

quote [ Men ruin everything. ]

All you did was give me allergy
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+8 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT] [5 comments]

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Making Ume Shu (vodka substitute vs Shochu/Shoji)

quote [ Post with 1 votes and 0 views. Shared by lilmookieesquire. Making Ume Shu (vodka substitute vs Shochu/Shoji) ]

Japanese plums are just starting to come into season!
[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+4 Good]
[by lilmookieesquire@7:21pmGMT] [8 comments]

Semantic Drain and the Meaninglessness of Modern Work

quote [ "Late-capitalistic semantic drain" sounds like its own uniquely hellish bullshit neologism. But I swear it does mean something: the lack of meaning spreading through English, driven by a corporate monoculture devoted solely to profit. ]

Starts with grammar critique, ends with hollow jobs.
[SFW] [religion & spirituality] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@11:42amGMT] [1 comment]

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