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Korean Classic Film — Korean Film Archive streaming 200 classic films | MetaFilter
For those looking to journey into Korean Cinema after Parasite's big win at the Oscars, the Korean Film Archive launched a YouTube channel with more more than 200 titles currently streaming, free to watch, with subtitles. VIA
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7 days ago by garrettc
I can't remember where I left my library card | MetaFilter
The Radiohead Public Library is now open for business.
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28 days ago by garrettc
The Japanese 80s ambient comp at #38 is particularly good | MetaFilter
Unlike most other year-end best music lists, Bandcamp Daily's 100 Best Albums of 2019 lets you listen for free to every recommended album in its entirety. The site's best-of-2019 lists for specific genres like Contemporary Classical, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Punk, Electronic, Soul, Metal and Experimental also let you listen for free to all of the recommendations in full.
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7 weeks ago by garrettc
A day in the life of an Oxford Astrophysicist | MetaFilter
Just what does an Oxford Astrophysicist do? Let's listen to Dr. Becky:

When people find out I'm an astrophysicist - I often get asked: "So, what do you actually do all day?" The easiest way to answer that question is to show you. From data crunching, to seminars, to journal clubs, emails and chatting on the radio; this was my Thursday 14th November 2019.
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11 weeks ago by garrettc
Cat (Con)Fusion | MetaFilter
Snapchat dog filter on a cat.

Snapchat people filter on a cat.

Snapchat cat filter on their owner's face: Twitter | Threadreader
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12 weeks ago by garrettc
COMMUNITY WEBLOG (15) | MetaFilter
Ever wondered how to make a crossword puzzle? The NYT Wordplay column has you covered.
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12 weeks ago by garrettc
"Code’s effects can surprise everyone, including the coders." | MetaFilter
Slate takes a look at some of the most important pieces of code (via Kottke)
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october 2019 by garrettc
Good movies with bad ratings | MetaFilter
Some movies are just good, others so bad they're good. But what about the movies which are genuinely good with terrible ratings? Those movies that were panned by critics and loved by audiences or loved just by you – let's celebrate them.
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august 2019 by garrettc
why do you build me up | MetaFilter
The Brick Experiment Channel does wordless, lightly-annotated build experiments with lego bricks and gears and motors. How fast a wheel? How heavy a weight? What if you built a submarine inside a plastic pitcher?
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august 2019 by garrettc
What ARE birds? We just don't know | MetaFilter
The making of Look Around You, the weirdest comedy show in British TV history. (Previously)
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august 2019 by garrettc
All You Need is Hate | MetaFilter
One of John Peel's indie darlings, The Delgados were a Scottish indie band from Motherwell. Highlights from their five albums include The Light Before We Land (used as the theme for anime Gunslinger Girl), Woke From Dreaming, Child Killers, American Trilogy, and Coming In From The Cold – ranging from achingly beautiful melodies to dramatically dark ballads.
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august 2019 by garrettc
Literal: “to poop in the blue cupboard” | MetaFilter
Twitter user @jazz_inmypants says

everyone please share your favorite not-english word or phrase. here's one i just learned.

"Nie mój cyrk, nie moje małpy"

Language: Polish

English Equivalent: "not my problem"

Literal: "not my circus, not my monkey"
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july 2019 by garrettc
Content Warning: Nature is Red of Tooth and Claw | MetaFilter
Are Humans OP? In this series (more or less), TierZoo (previously) considers whether any of the current animals builds in this crazy little game we call lifeOutside are overpowered and maybe need a nerf. (CW: Sometimes shows filmed or animated animal on animal (humans are animals) violence mostly drawn from documentaries.)
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july 2019 by garrettc
disadvantage, lust, despair, international love, self-delusion | MetaFilter
20 years ago today, Mark Sandman, frontman for the low-rock band Morphine, collapsed on stage during a concert in Palestrina, Italy. The story of the man (trailer, imdb) and the band (
imdb).
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july 2019 by garrettc
Cats, cats, cats | MetaFilter
10 Shocked Cats

20 Angry Cats

31 Hard-Working Cats

and because no post is complete without dogs:

21 Heartwarming Images Of Cats With Dogs That Prove No Matter The Difference, Love Is Love
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july 2019 by garrettc
"I will be heartbroken if it gives up the ghost." | MetaFilter
Given an unlimited budget, a keen cook could drop tens of thousands of pounds on the kitchen of their dreams. Yet often, even in the most smoothly finished set-up, it is tried-and-trusted, bashed-up equipment that we rely on the most. We asked some of our leading chefs and cookery writers to share which old gizmos and gadgets they cherish. (Tony Naylor, Guardian)
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july 2019 by garrettc
"Medieval peasants had perfect teeth." | MetaFilter
Television Heaven tweeted 20 Things You Know Because of Television. Writer John Donoghue asked his followers "what else can we add?"
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june 2019 by garrettc
The point of black triangles | MetaFilter
"We've got ten months to deliver two games to Sony, and they are cheering over a black triangle? THAT took them nearly a month to develop?" If it may not look like much to the casual observer, but you know how important it is - it might be a black triangle. Games developer Jay Barnson on the project breakthroughs that don't give you much to show off.
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june 2019 by garrettc
Stick it! | MetaFilter
How to Draw a Stick Figure. Ok, that kinda got complicated at the end. No worries, let's draw some stick figure comics.
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june 2019 by garrettc
Swiss Army Archivist Chainsaw | MetaFilter
"For people who are using the Archive to simply play with and enjoy its many different materials, be they website histories, movies, music, and books – this tool is probably not what you need.

"But for the scripting-comfortable folks.. for people who want to become scripting comfortable folks... for people who are maintaining collections or working hard with multiple uploads and doing a lot of manual work to enter metadata.. this multi-tool of Internet Archive access is exactly what you need."
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june 2019 by garrettc
darkness. light—clouds! water water, clouds clouds clouds AHA LAND HO!!! | MetaFilter
NASA Live: Earth Views from the Space Station — "...views will typically sequence through the different cameras. If you are seeing a black image, the Space Station is on the night side of the Earth. If you are seeing an image with text displayed, the communications are switching between satellites and camera feeds are temporarily unavailable. Between camera switches, a black & gray slate will also briefly appear." Here, you can find the current location of the ISS on a map of the earth.
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june 2019 by garrettc
7266: Target's heart turns to solid gold, potentially killing him | MetaFilter
hen playing Dungeons & Dragons, and a "wild magic surge" is called for, a blast of random magic, do you find the D20 or D100 tables usually supplied for these effects unsatisfying? I would point the interested/sadistic/madcap DM to the Net Libram of Random Magical Effects [PDF] which contains a D10000 table full of concerning, dangerous and otherwise odd results.
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may 2019 by garrettc
You would think it would be ARRR | MetaFilter
As the internet continues to evolve at an unprecedented rate, one thing always remains constant — The Pirate Bay
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may 2019 by garrettc
Fanny Fielding Art | MetaFilter
Hello Dear. I am an artist based in Hertfordshire UK using mostly watercolour and can often been seen out and about painting on the streets and wherever takes my fancy. [NSFW language.]
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may 2019 by garrettc
Underground Photos From New York’s Seediest Years | MetaFilter
Miron Zownir captures the provocative energy and aggressive hedonism of the city in the 80s. Hailed by Terry Southern as the "Poet of Radical Photography," Miron Zownir took up photography in the late 1970s when he arrived in West Berlin. Moved by the spirit of punk, Zownir embraced the utopian vision of anarchy and nihilistic self-destruction that flourished openly on the streets and in the sex clubs, drug dens, and nightlife of West Berlin and London.
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may 2019 by garrettc
“Just make it as weird as you possibly can.” | MetaFilter
It has been 20 cycles since a human astronaut John Crichton shot himself through a wormhole and found himself in a world inhabited by aliens, criminals and puppets. An io9 article looks back on the origins and influence of Farscape. For those wanting to review individual episodes, AV Club did a rewatch a few years back, as did FanFare.
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april 2019 by garrettc
Randy buys a bookshelf off Gumtree | MetaFilter
Randy buys a bookshelf off Gumtree Randy is a purple puppet. From Australia. Who swears a lot while telling funny stories.
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april 2019 by garrettc
The words of Mercury are harsh... | MetaFilter
Introducing the Whirly Dirly Corollary. Correcting the record about which planet is closest to Earth. (SLYT, science!)
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march 2019 by garrettc
It'll never catch on. | MetaFilter
Ye Olde World Wide Webbe (not the Internet which has different birthdays), said to have "emerged from a largely benevolent academic atmosphere", reaches the grand age of thirty, during which time countless website have risen to dominance and fallen into obscurity. To celebrate, Tim is zipping between CERN, London and Nigeria. While browsers have developed, website designs have changed and unevenly more people get online, the underlying issues and uncertain futures perhaps remain. Take the quiz! (20th celebrations in 2009) finish with link to cats here
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march 2019 by garrettc
A day in the data center fifty years ago | MetaFilter
Life at work in Bell Labs in 1969

I spent a couple of years as Operations Manager at a Bell Labs data center in Oakland, CA developing what was the a state of the art database search system. One day I brought a camera to work and this was the result.

(via Kottke.org)
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march 2019 by garrettc
"Sir, you've got resting confused face." | MetaFilter
Denver International Airport has a talking gargoyle Do I need to say more? There's a freaking video of a chatty snarky gargoyle!
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march 2019 by garrettc
MetaOops | MetaTalk
Based on this recent post about the rat stuck in a manhole, I'm wondering what are some of your own embarrassing moments that you've been caught in. Maybe you slipped/tripped and fell, or got your leg caught in something, or ran into a door, or fell into a pond or some such thing. We all have these moments, feel free to share yours with the rest of the community to lighten the mood. As always, be kind to yourself and others. Cheers.
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february 2019 by garrettc
There is the potential for elements (and children) being stressed | MetaFilter
Illegal Lego builds . A brief, informative, wryly funny explanation of what you are and aren't allowed to do with Lego and Technic sets (if you're creating official builds for market).
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february 2019 by garrettc
Bringing back the Web of 1990 | MetaFilter
To celebrate the Web's 30th birthday, a reimplementation of WorldWideWeb, the first web browser.
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february 2019 by garrettc
"Science writer & communicator" | MetaFilter
"Hello my name is Paul, I have a PhD in physics and thanks to a random brain freeze forgot the word for photon so had to call it a "shiny crumb" in front of my colleagues " Other people chimed in with their own mis-, er mal-, um...wrong-word things. (SLTwitter)
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february 2019 by garrettc
Aeneas Fleeing from Troy (c. 1750) / He-Man Fleeing from Troi (2019) | MetaFilter
Recreations of Famous Paintings of Myths Using Only My Children's Toys from the series "By a Woman With Small Children and a PhD in Classics" on Eidolon, by Sarah Scullin, which also includes the posts The Definitive Latin Translation of "Baby Shark", How to Travel Europe With Small Children, Writing While Mothering,
and A Woman with Small Children and a PhD in Classics Pitches Eidolon. Sarah Scullin's other writings for Eidolon are worth checking out too.
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february 2019 by garrettc
Punk's only *mostly* dead. There's a big difference... | MetaFilter
After 37 years and 400 issues, the seminal punk zine Maximum Rocknroll is ending print publication. Maximum Rocknroll will continue to exist online.
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january 2019 by garrettc
The Embroidered Computer | MetaFilter
The Embroidered Computer is an exploration into using historic gold embroidery materials and knowledge to craft a programmable 8 bit computer.
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january 2019 by garrettc
I'm a mathematician... all I do all day is write equations on glass | MetaFilter
Hello, I'm a professor in a movie, I only reach the main point of my lecture right as class is ending. Then I yell at students about the reading / homework as they leave. [Tweet + replies via @_roryturnbull]
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january 2019 by garrettc
The Mother of All Demos turns 50 | MetaFilter
On December 9, 1968, Douglas Engelbart gave a demo of NLS, the "oN-Line System", to the Fall Joint Computer Conference of the ACM and IEEE. Later dubbed The Mother of All Demos, it demonstrated many concepts that would later become fundamental elements of personal computing, including the mouse, windows, hypertext, graphics, video conferencing, and word processing.
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december 2018 by garrettc
The death certificate ... listed his profession as chef | MetaFilter
Drew Magary, writing for GQ's Men of the Year brings us The Last Curious Man, an oral history take on the life and death Anthony Bourdain as told by friends, family, and colleagues.
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december 2018 by garrettc
A Metropolis of 200 Million Termite Mounds Was Hidden in Plain Sight | MetaFilter
Termite mounds that are still in use despite being almost 4,000 years old are spread over an area the size of Britain in a remote Brazilian forest. In the course of digging tunnels over thousands of years, "the termites moved more than 10 cubic kilometers (that's more than 2.6 trillion U.S. gallons) of earth," and the entomologists investigating them took soil samples that "indicated mound fill dates between 690 to 3820 years ago."
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november 2018 by garrettc
Help me get my photos off of Flickr - photography download | Ask MetaFilter
With the news that Flickr is ending free accounts, I'd like to move my thousands of photos off the site before they disappear. I know Get Bulkr is frequently recommended; are there other options? (Much of the advice I've found is now outdated or appears to have been deprecated...)
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november 2018 by garrettc
travels in space, travels in time | MetaFilter
Seven Weeks To Venice: Isochronic Maps. Want to find travel times? 24 hrs of traffic data anywhere? The Shape of Transit in Singapore?
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october 2018 by garrettc
THE MARTIANS ARE CO-- don't bother, they're here | MetaFilter
Sesame Street, the venerable, educational, entertaining children's television program, debuted in 1969; the characters the Martians (aka the Yip Yips) made their first appearance in 1971.
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october 2018 by garrettc
101. Metafilter (1999) | MetaFilter
100 Websites That Shaped the Internet as We Know It
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october 2018 by garrettc
"I am a different person" | MetaFilter
"Hark! A Vagrant, such as it is, is an archive website now." About ten years ago, Kate Beaton started posting her history-themed comics at "Hark! A Vagrant" [previously]. She's now moving on to other comics and books projects. "I miss making humour comics, but coming back to them, I will have to figure out what that will look like." Beaton dedicates this archive to her late sister Becky.
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october 2018 by garrettc
Hip-hop heads are introduced to Bohemian Rhapsody for the first time | MetaFilter
and are freaked out by the shock of how amazing it. one, two, three, four, and probably even more out there.

I don't know why. for some reason, such videos really excite me.
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october 2018 by garrettc
I was feeling nostalgic, and visited relics of a well spent youth. | MetaFilter
Anyone who was a teen in the 1990's probably climbed out of a bedroom window with one of these in the pocket of their JUNCO's, In the mid 1990's midwest, teenage rebellion wore body glitter, platform shoes, and danced all night in abandoned warehouses to electronic music. It had piercings, and tribal tattoos, and despite the passage of time that so often makes one regret those choices, still looks badass in pictures.
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october 2018 by garrettc
We don’t use the front door ever under any circumstance | MetaFilter
Culinary innovator and podcast host Georgia Hardstark asked the Internet "What's a weird thing your family did that you thought was normal till you moved out?"
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september 2018 by garrettc
Rising young women rock stars: feminine in the violent sense | MetaFilter
Not Another Women in Rock Article: A new generation of rising young women rock stars—including Mitski, Soccer Mommy, Snail Mail, Waxahatchee and Camp Cope—has emerged. And they're redefining what it means to own the room. "Female" is not a musical genre, it's a strength. Lindsay Zoladz, writing for The Ringer, finds inspiration in a quote from Mitski: "When I say [that my album is a] feminine album, immediately the perception is that it must be soft and lovely, but I mean feminine in the violent sense."
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september 2018 by garrettc
Hit the road @jack send toot | MetaFilter
If Social Media is a part of your life but you're also sickened by nazis you've probably considered Mastodon as an alternative. But rather than a straight-up Twitter clone based on the open standards Mastodon has some real and significant differences that may be confusing at first. Fortunately this video should help get you up to speed: Intro to Mastodon 101
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august 2018 by garrettc
Men Talk a lot in Movies | MetaFilter
Film Dialogue from 2,000 screenplays, Broken Down by Gender and Age. "...we Googled our way to 8,000 screenplays and matched each character's lines to an actor. From there, we compiled the number of words spoken by male and female characters across roughly 2,000 films, arguably the largest undertaking of script analysis, ever." Besides presenting aggregate stats, the article allows you to drill down into individual movies.
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august 2018 by garrettc
At loss for words | MetaFilter
10 of the best words in the world (that don't translate into English)
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august 2018 by garrettc
Braun | MetaFilter
A history of Braun Design [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
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july 2018 by garrettc
"Funk Fillets From Iceland’s Groovy Side" | MetaFilter
Breaking the Ice is an 87-minute long mixtape of rare Icelandic funk- and soul-inspired music from the 60s, 70s and 80s, made by Iceland-born, Oakland-based DJ Platurn, with the crate-digging assistance of his cousin Sveimhugi, and his father's extensive record collection. Released by Needle to the Groove Records, the project started life as a three-part series on the webzine Nerdtorious (parts 1, 2, 3). For more about Breaking the Ice, you can read an article by Brandon Roos, an interview with DJ Platurn by Marke B, a short introduction by DJ Platurn to eight of the seventy records in the mix, or watch a six-minute mini-documentary before diving into the mix. [via RÚV]
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july 2018 by garrettc
“The packaging contains loops, hinges, levers, and ribbons...” | MetaFilter
Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller has packaging that gamers with disabilities can open without their teeth [The Verge] "Microsoft has clearly focused on accessibility for the controller, but it's also revealing this week that it has taken a unique approach to the packaging for the product. People spend hours watching gadget unboxings on YouTube, but you rarely see a box that's designed to be opened as easy as possible. That's a design consideration that Microsoft has taken to heart for its new Xbox Adaptive Controller packaging. "A lot of these limited mobility gamers are actually used to opening packages with their teeth," explains Mark Weiser, a packaging designer at Microsoft. The Xbox Adaptive Controller packaging can be opened a variety of ways, and it's now even easier with or without the use of teeth." [Previously.]
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july 2018 by garrettc
Zim's back! You dare agree with me? Prepare to meet your horrible doom! | MetaFilter
Invader Zim, the unlikely sounding pairing from Jhonen Vasquez, the creative mind then best known for Johnny the Homicidal Maniac [previously], and the cable channel for kids, Nickelodeon, is coming back for a movie, and it looks gloriously weird (Invader ZIM: Enter the Florpus Exclusive Teaser | San Diego Comic-Con 2018 - mostly cinematic score with limited sound effects). Not sure what these words even mean? Join me, friends, for more details from a fellow perfectly normal human worm-baby.
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july 2018 by garrettc
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july 2018 by garrettc
What's the most creepily intelligent thing your pet has ever done? | MetaFilter
Reddit, I know, right? But wait! The most upvoted story--and my favorite--so far:

"My cat, Tuffy stole a piece of bread off of the stove and put it in the floor next to the cabinet. She then stared at it intensely, and motionlessly for an hour. We thought that was creepy. Then a mouse came out from behind the cabinet to get the bread and she pounced it! She was using the bread as motherfucking bait! This is the same cat who routinely burns her tongue licking lightbulbs, hisses at them, and keeps licking."
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july 2018 by garrettc
Under Amsterdam | MetaFilter
Amsterdam drained a canal and put everything they found online, piece by piece, chronologically, and you can see it all, from guns to
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july 2018 by garrettc
It's late but let's see if we can make this interesting | MetaFilter
MeFi's own mhoye has a question: What is the least plausible story about yourself that's true? It has gone viral, with thousands of replies and quote-tweets.
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july 2018 by garrettc
Ya smell that? Somethin’ stupid’s about ta happen! | MetaFilter
"A few years back, I worked for a small, questionably honest used car dealership and repair shop. I'm a service writer, which means I'm the interface between customers (who are idiots) and the technicians (who are mostly felons). Think Tom Smykowski from Office Space. I will warn you ahead of time, I am not the hero of my stories, just the protagonist. There are no heroes in the car industry - we are all villains in our own ways." u/36055512 regales r/talesfromtechsupport with stories about Dishonest Used Car Dealership.
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june 2018 by garrettc
Believe the Hype | MetaFilter
In celebration of its 30th anniversary, KEXP presents the latest in our series of album breakdowns, dissecting the classic platinum-selling Public Enemy record It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. Over the course of 12 hours for this live radio event, the station will play every discernable recording sampled on the album, along with exclusive interviews with Public Enemy co-founder Chuck D, the producer of the record Hank Shocklee of the Bomb Squad, Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces and Digable Planets, former KEXP DJ Larry Mizell, Jr., professor, writer, and historian Dr. Daudi Abe, and more. It's a celebration of Public Enemy, Thursday June 21st, only on KEXP, where Public Enemy really matters.
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june 2018 by garrettc
“One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.” | MetaFilter
• 73 Books to Read While the Sun Is Out and the Days Are Long [The New York Times]
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june 2018 by garrettc
We've almost certainly left off your personal favorite. | MetaFilter
Thrillist has compiled the 100 greatest YouTube videos of all time, ranked.
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june 2018 by garrettc
"Canned beans and ramen noodles night after night" | MetaFilter
Budget Bytes is a weblog/recipe collection I use every single week. It has priced-out ingredients for each recipe and often recipes stay under about $1.50/serving, which is nice for those of us on tight budgets.
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june 2018 by garrettc
State of the Site: Metafilter financial update and future directions | MetaTalk
Important site updates, folks:

1. The site is running at a significant deficit and we urgently need to make that up. Part of that is through additional direct community funding; you can help here.
2. We're looking at—and inviting community input on—several big-picture questions.

Today I want to lay out our budget and income streams, to explain where we're at and what we need to accomplish. I'll also talk a bit about how the community is doing, and what's coming up in the future.
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june 2018 by garrettc
Best thing you've read and/or heard lately | MetaTalk
Spill the beans, what's the best thing you've read and/or heard lately? A great poem, short or long story, interesting article, a new single, an old album, or a live performance you just have to share?
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june 2018 by garrettc
Anthony Bourdain has died. | MetaFilter
CNN obit. The cause was suicide. He was 61.
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june 2018 by garrettc
SciFi London short film and flash fiction competition winners | MetaFilter
Every year, as part of their science fiction film festival, Sci-Fi London organise a challenge in which entrants are given a title, line of dialogue and description of a prop, and then have 48 hours to turn in a completed 5 minute film or piece of flash fiction. The winning films and flash fiction stories from the SciFi London 48 Hour Challenge are now available to watch and read.
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june 2018 by garrettc
Photos from the beginning of the 20th century, searchable by world map | MetaFilter
Le musée départemental Albert-Kahn conserve les Archives de la Planète, un ensemble d'images fixes et animées, réalisé au début du XXe siècle, consacré à la diversité des peuples et des cultures.
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june 2018 by garrettc
[+] - - - --->!!!<--- - - - [-] | MetaFilter
Psst, kid, you wanna see some magnets colliding at a thousand frames per second
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may 2018 by garrettc
UIs that accidentally preserve memories | MetaFilter
Marcin Wichary reminisces about UIs that accidentally amass memories, beginning with "the wi-fi 'preferred networks' pane – unexpected reminders of business trips, vacations, accidental detours, once frequented and now closed cafés." Examples in the ensuing twitter thread (Threadreader) include, Bluetooth pairings, weather app saved locations, Vimeo's profile photo gallery, old Mii avatars, email drafts folder, ~/.ssh/known_hosts file, and User 1's ichat logs. via
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may 2018 by garrettc
"I could fill an entire second life with working on my prints." | MetaFilter
The Boston Public Library has digitized their collection of prints and drawings by M.C. Escher. View the full collection here. (h/t Kottke.org)
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may 2018 by garrettc
"…there’s a lot of staring. And also some rock nuzzling. It gets weird." | MetaFilter
Science is mostly about white people staring, usually at colored liquids, but also sometimes at chickens and grass — at least, according to stock photos. So real scientists on Twitter are posting their favorite representation fails with the hashtag #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob.
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may 2018 by garrettc
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