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"It took me eighteen weeks to heal. I never did manage to breastfeed properly, either gross incompetence on my part or possibly my body deciding: what the fuck, man. My hair went grey. I didn't try to ask for support, at least until I started showing...
From: MetaFilter | By: stoneweaver | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Rudimentary stepwells first appeared in India between the 2nd and 4th centuries A.D., born of necessity in a capricious climate zone bone-dry for much of the year followed by torrential monsoon rains for many weeks. It was essential to guarantee a year-round...
From: MetaFilter | By: curious nu | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Differences between eye and camera: practical implications, Ming Thien The Camera Versus The Human Eye, Roger Cicala How We See, Ken Rockwell...
From: MetaFilter | By: the man of twists and turns | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Are you ready for the New Life and New Paradigm? Got $2278? If so, pack your bags and board the ConspiraSea Cruise, setting sail next January. Rub shoulders with anti-vaccine crusader Andrew Wakefield! Get up to speed on US politics with 2004 Libertarian...
From: MetaFilter | By: escabeche | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Tony Turner worked at Environment Canada. After releasing his protest song Harperman in June, he was recently put on leave for impartiality. In 1991, the Supreme Court ruled that Canadian public servants have the same Charter rights as private citizens...
From: MetaFilter | By: jeather | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Since 2009, Google cars have been in 16 crashes, mostly fender-benders, and in every single case, the company says, a human was at fault. Researchers in the fledgling field of autonomous vehicles say that one of the biggest challenges facing automated...
From: MetaFilter | By: RedOrGreen | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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"Google's new logo is its biggest update in 16 years" (says Fast Company) "[I]t's now using a sans-serif typeface, making it look a lot more modern and playful. The colors are also softer than they used to be. The logo bears a bit more resemblance to...
From: MetaFilter | By: Going To Maine | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Phone bot keeps Canadian campaign volunteer on line for eleven minutes Lenny is a bit hard of hearing, has some meddlesome daughters (and ornery ducks), and is also not actually human. But perhaps he'd still take a Conservative campaign sign for his...
From: MetaFilter | By: MACTdaddy | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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The 420 Games were established to show that cannabis users are not lazy, unmotivated or "stoners" and to de-stigmatize the millions who use cannabis in a healthy and responsible lifestyle....
From: MetaFilter | By: BuddhaInABucket | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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On Sunday, a few hundred people rallied in Bainbridge, New York, a village of 3,300 between Binghamton and Oneonta, to promote the idea of upstate secession....
From: MetaFilter | By: griphus | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, As Told by Steam Reviews [Kotaku] Related: - Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain trailer. [YouTube] - E3 2015 Game Play Demo | Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain [YouTube] - Interview with Hideo Kojima by IGN...
From: MetaFilter | By: Fizz | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Why We Quit Our Jobs in Advertising to Scrub Toilets. Chanel and Stevo are two young South African professionals who decided to forego their cushy life and opt to travel around the world, earning what they can doing low-paying work. (h/t to Joseph Gurl...
From: MetaFilter | By: Kitteh | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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In the new New Orleans, an international soccer hero hides in plain sight. There are many Tony Laings in New Orleans. You can find them on weekends in City Park, playing in the Spanish-speaking leagues that have boomed since Katrina; professional stars...
From: MetaFilter | By: tofu_crouton | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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The story behind the funniest e-mail Hillary Clinton has ever sent. Subject line: Gefilte fish....
From: MetaFilter | By: Mchelly | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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A Twitter bot that randomly generates tiny space stories. A joint effort between myself and @thos_thom - he came up with the initial idea, we both provided source material, and I coded the formatting using Tracery/ CheapBotsDoneQuick.com.[Link]...
From: MetaFilter | By: EndsOfInvention | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Martin Gardner, sprouts, the game of Life, and much more - John Conway's lifetime in games....
From: MetaFilter | By: Chrysostom | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Gerrymanders Miss One Person The City Council of Columbia Missouri recently created the Business Loop 70 Community Improvement District in the interest of raising taxes in that area to allow for improvement projects. The district boundaries were carefully...
From: MetaFilter | By: JoeZydeco | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Nuance is revered in higher education. That's especially true in sociology, where scholars spend their lives digging into the fine grain of human social behavior, often finding even finer grain underneath. Which is why it came as such a surprise —...
From: MetaFilter | By: nebulawindphone | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Over five decades of economic decline and racial conflict, a Western Pennsylvania mill town has found unity and hope on the football field. "There is no drug dealing at the Pit, and rarely any violence," Walker says. "It really is sacred ground; it's...
From: MetaFilter | By: ellieBOA | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Here's a list of things not to do in your Mario levels, consider it advice for when Super Mario Maker comes out in a week and a half. Also, here's things not to do in your Mario overworld. They both come from the rom hacking community at SMWCentral....
From: MetaFilter | By: JHarris | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Someone misses all the quick time events in a Heavy Rain chase sequence. Benny Hill ensues. (SLYT)...
From: MetaFilter | By: zixyer | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Every JRPG Ever....
From: MetaFilter | By: bswinburn | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Once a Pariah, Now a Judge: The Early Transgender Journey of Phyllis Frye. Useful resources for participating in the discussion: Ohio U's Trans 101* : Primer and Vocabulary guide; and GLAAD's Transgender Media Program Trans Youth Family Allies' resource...
From: MetaFilter | By: zarq | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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When author Stephen Mailtland-Lewis was 12 years old, he wrote a fan letter to Louis Armstrong, and to his surprise, a few weeks later, he received a 4 page response back from the trumpeter. "What happened next will touch you"... For the next 18 years,...
From: MetaFilter | By: growabrain | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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'Alphabet Aerobics' is a pretty interesting track. I made it decidedly less interesting using some python signal processing libraries to make the whole track a constant tempo. The blog post includes a link to the original and the python source code.[Link]...
From: MetaFilter | By: TwoWordReview | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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"Here are some books that will not only make you want to quit doing the thing that is killing you, but also offer an interesting narrative structure for writers because they flout the conventional hero journey template. Instead of a reluctant hero emerging...
From: MetaFilter | By: joseph conrad is fully awesome | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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A short movie documenting a month spent in Bolivia. Featuring a nice little acoustic fingerpicked ditty as soundtrack. Salar de Uyuni Aguas Termales de Polques Géiseres Sol de Mañana Potosí Carnaval de Oruro Parque La Hormiguita, Villa Tunari Valle...
From: MetaFilter | By: saul wright | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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What happens in these deals is a matter of perspective. To industry advocates, the transactions get money to people who need it now. They keep desperate families off the streets, pay medical bills, put kids through school [...] But to critics, Access...
From: MetaFilter | By: Rustic Etruscan | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Villanelle Bot: Poems in the Villanelle Form, Created Using Random Posts from Twitter Felix Jung explains how it works....
From: MetaFilter | By: oakroom | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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The Tropes vs Women in Video Games project aims to examine the plot devices and patterns most often associated with female characters in gaming from a systemic, big picture perspective. - Tropes vs Women: Women as Reward. Tropes versus Women creator...
From: MetaFilter | By: Artw | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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The Le Bernardin chef is a practicing Buddhist who meanders to work in the morning and drinks double martinis in the afternoon. Spend a day with the man who has it all figured out. Eric Ripert is one of the most highly regarded chefs of our time, and...
From: MetaFilter | By: helmutdog | Monday, August 31, 2015
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A new meaning to "Catfishing", as two fishermen rescue two kittens from Alabama's Black Warrior River....
From: MetaFilter | By: numaner | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz is a new album by Miley Cyrus, released yesterday for free. 14 of the 23 tracks are cowritten and produced by Wayne Coyne and other members of The Flaming Lips, the rest either solo work, or made with her regular producers...
From: MetaFilter | By: Kattullus | Monday, August 31, 2015
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A Lithophone is a music instrument consisting of a rock or pieces of rock which are struck to produce musical notes. While there are a number of such man-made instruments built with stones, like The Musical Stones of Skiddaw (in action) and possibly...
From: MetaFilter | By: filthy light thief | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Mike Bulajewski on the war between labor and management in the software industry, as manifested in the rise (and possible fall) of the Agile development: From this subset of principles, it's clear that although Agile positions itself as a software development...
From: MetaFilter | By: Cash4Lead | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Workers in a World of Continuous Partial Employment....
From: MetaFilter | By: blue_beetle | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Slate reports on the rise of the changing world of death notices. (SL Slate)...
From: MetaFilter | By: roomthreeseventeen | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Our books lived, were killed, and reborn, and released. They were donated, organized, cataloged, seized, destroyed, saved, and became testimony, evidence, burden, and discarded. The Dregs of the Library: Trashing the Occupy Wall Street Library...
From: MetaFilter | By: anastasiav | Monday, August 31, 2015
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This year, my summer visit to Idaho was swallowed, most days, in a thick, gauzy haze. It was as though the sky was overlaid with a bleakest of Instagram filters; the smoke was often so dense, it blocked the blue light spectrum entirely, washing everything...
From: MetaFilter | By: j03 | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Tche Belew is a 1977 album by Hailu Mergia and the Walias that was out of print until late last year. It sounds like Jimmy Smith Goes to Ethopia. The album was released a few years into the Derg regime, which ousted Haile Selassie I. Not too long ago,...
From: MetaFilter | By: about_time | Monday, August 31, 2015
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There exists a film whose trailer tantalizes the brain; a film whose English dub, believed to have been created by the notorious K. Gordon Murray (his previous lies - he is described as a "flim-flammer" who ran a "kiddie circuit"), has eluded even the...
From: MetaFilter | By: BiggerJ | Monday, August 31, 2015
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"I suspect that the way I feel now, at summer's end, is about how I'll feel at the end of my life, assuming I have time and mind enough to reflect: bewildered by how unexpectedly everything turned out, regretful about all the things I didn't get around...
From: MetaFilter | By: Kitteh | Monday, August 31, 2015
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"Nine, ten, never sleep again." RIP to a horror master. His official web site with a link to his Twitter feed. Interviews with Wes Craven on YouTube as part of Mick Garris' series of interviews with horror directors: Part 1 and Part 2. previously, previously...
From: MetaFilter | By: frumiousb | Monday, August 31, 2015
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On /r/SubredditSimulator, all the posts and comments are made by bots. These bots generate text using Markov chains trained on humans' comments from different subreddits. Their posts are at times ordinary, surreal, revealing, and even self-aware. Only...
From: MetaFilter | By: Rangi | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Fascinated by those Best of Enemies, Gore Vidal and William Buckley, going at it in 1968 live on national television? (youtube). It's Buckley against Vidal, but don't get pulled into the Buckley Myth Or listen to James Baldwin debate William Buckley...
From: MetaFilter | By: the man of twists and turns | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Mount McKinley Will Again Be Called Denali [New York Times] President Obama announced on Sunday that Mount McKinley was being renamed Denali, restoring an Alaska Native name with deep cultural significance to the tallest mountain in North America. The...
From: MetaFilter | By: Fizz | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Juan Romero, the Ambassador Hotel busboy who cradled a dying Robert F. Kennedy after he was shot on June 5, 1968, carried the weight of that moment through the decades. Now, he says, "I don't carry the cross anymore."...
From: MetaFilter | By: Xavier Xavier | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Duck army (SLVine) - just six seconds of video but what seconds they are. (Requires audio)...
From: MetaFilter | By: moonmilk | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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salad - healthy, right? or is it?...
From: MetaFilter | By: griphus | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Lucian hangs out next to Indiana Jones. Buford's favorite is Splash Mountain. Bernice prefers California Adventure. The Cats of Disneyland. Also: In Defense Of Disneyland: Why It's Worth Revisiting As A Jaded Adult Still, watching thousands of people...
From: MetaFilter | By: Cool Papa Bell | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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