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Sunday, 14 August 2022

How Spider-Man Comics Led to the Creation of the Prison Ankle Monitor

quote [ A judge in New Mexico approached an engineer after reading a strip of "The Amazing Spider-Man" in 1977. ]

This a ankle monitor just so they can keep up
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 13 August 2022

Who Sets the Prices?

quote [ The legal decision that fostered the idea of the manufacturer’s suggested retail price, and why it still sticks around even though that decision was overturned. ]

Sellin' that shit below the retail price
[SFW] [business] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 12 August 2022

Eating Like an Explorer Once Called for Plenty of ‘Portable Soup’

quote [ Sailors relied on the ration for centuries. ]

Soup of the evening,beautiful Soup! Soup
[SFW] [food & drink] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:17amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 11 August 2022

In the 1890s The Antikamnia Chemical Company Used Skeletons To Sell Its Killer Cures

quote [ As the skeletons advised, the pills were a “certain remedy, unattended by any danger". Pop enough of them and you'd be free of worries and pain - you'd be dead. ]

Watch me burn, I'm the killer and the cure
[SFW] [history] [+1 Original]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

When Places Dense with Relics and Remembrances Succumb to the Sea

quote [ In the face of rising sea levels, descendants of some of the original Black inhabitants of Fort Mose, Florida, look to ways to preserve their history … at least in stories. ]

Succumb to sea, overcome emptied.
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by ScoobySnacks@11:44amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Photophone: How Alexander Graham Bell Transmitted Sound by Sunlight

quote [ Alexander Graham Bell’s greatest invention was the telephone. But if you told that to Mr. Bell, he would have disagreed. ]

Note the name and note it well
[SFW] [history] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:04amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 8 August 2022

R.I.P. Olivia Newton-John

quote [ The iconic singer behind "Physical" and the star of Grease was 73 ]

And me sister thinks she's Olivia Newton John
[SFW] [obituaries]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:27pmGMT] [1 comment]

Indie devs outraged by unlicensed game sales on GameStop’s NFT market

quote [ It may be impossible to remove the games from the Internet. ]

Hearing stories about GameStop
[SFW] [games] [+1 Funny]
[by ScoobySnacks@10:53amGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 7 August 2022

Downtime is not an option – meet the stewards of the cloud

quote [ Hot, strenuous and unsung. There is nothing soft and fluffy about the caretaking work that enables our digital lives ]

Keep your head in the clouds
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by ScoobySnacks@11:18amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 6 August 2022

Inside Hollywood's Visual Effects Crisis

quote [ “I think that this is a pinch point economically for studios where you can achieve savings by, honestly, mistreating employees.”  ]

It’s a visual effect you’ve got to key into the screen
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+4 Underrated]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:23amGMT] [3 comments]

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