March 20, 2016

A classic matchup

Sweden versus Norway. A classic biathlon matchup on Scandinavia's most famous course.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 7:42 PM PST - 23 comments

Prepare to die. Again.

Dark Souls III [YouTube] [Trailer] Dark Souls III is coming April 12, 2016! The opening cinematic from Dark Souls III sheds a tiny beam of light onto the mystery of where and when Dark Souls III takes place. [Previously.]
posted by Fizz at 6:30 PM PST - 92 comments

One Weird Trick for Keeping Female Employees From Quitting

Pay Women More! A new global study of women in their 30s found they don’t leave jobs because they’re worried about family obligations. They leave because employers won't pay and promote them. “Surprisingly,” reads the report, “young women identified finding a higher paying job, a lack of learning and development, and a shortage of interesting and meaningful work as the primary reasons why they may leave.” [more inside]
posted by frumiousb at 5:17 PM PST - 52 comments

And are tasty with ketchup.

Blaugh, The Boring Dragon. Also, other unconventional dragons.
posted by Evilspork at 3:24 PM PST - 5 comments

Hey, sexy mama... Wanna kill all humans?

David Hanson and his lifelike robots (the pilfered Philip K. Dick head most famously) have been on the blue a number of times, but they have finally advanced to the point of wanting to destroy humanity. [video]
posted by 445supermag at 2:58 PM PST - 19 comments

Much easier if you are a man, and have a wife who raises the children

The Tough Legacy of Ulrike Meinhof
“I think there’s a very common narrative about women being motivated by sexual or emotional dependence on men,” Katharina Karcher, a research associate at the University of Cambridge, told me. She was “shocked” at similarities between media coverage of Meinhof and Beate Zschäpe, a member of the far-right National Socialist Underground that committed a series of murders of immigrants between 2000 and 2007.
posted by frimble at 2:57 PM PST - 5 comments


This House Has People In It. Footage demonstrating the capabilities of AB Surveillance Solutions, a company whose technicians will solve any surveillance problem you have, for the life of the problem. (The lifespan of some problems may exceed that of our technicians, this is perfectly normal.) Log in to get a quote. (Previously.)
posted by reluctant early bird at 1:40 PM PST - 17 comments

There Is Light Here As Well

"Growing up in this home, I was ensconced in blackness — and as an adult, I now see and appreciate the ways that affirmed my identity. I finally saw Ferris Bueller’s Day Off when I was 24, and I was shocked that it was lauded as a 'staple of teen comedy.' I had always thought that the classic tale of Chicago youth skipping class was Cooley High. I didn’t learn whiteness as a default, or the limitations placed on those who exist outside of it, until I was much, much older." Jasmine Sanders (@ToniAliceZora) writes for Buzzfeed on growing up in one of Chicago's poorest black neighborhoods. [more inside]
posted by capricorn at 11:39 AM PST - 18 comments

San Andreas Streaming Deer Cam

San Andreas Deer Cam is a live video stream from a computer running a hacked version of Grand Theft Auto V, hosted on The hack creates a deer and follows it as it wanders throughout the 100 square miles of San Andreas, a fictional state in GTA V based on California. [more inside]
posted by neroli at 11:18 AM PST - 91 comments

The revolution is meow, brothers is one of the strangest sites I've seen in some time. I have no idea how these cats got wedged into this nation-state, or why.
posted by MoonOrb at 10:34 AM PST - 18 comments

As Seen In D.C.

LobbyWOW! turns political bribes into totally legal campaign contributions! LobbyWOW! is perfect for any issue, and works on politicians from any party. You’ll say WOW every time! Get LobbyWOW! and turn your millions into literally billions! (SLYT)
posted by jammy at 7:32 AM PST - 13 comments

The best election all year

‘Boaty McBoatface’ Is Currently Leading An Open Vote To Name The New £200 Million Royal Research Ship An open vote allowing the public to name a new £200 million Royal Research Ship belonging to the Natural Environment Research Council has produced one particularly marvellous favourite — the RRS Boaty McBoatface. It even has a twitter handle Mcboatfacepride [more inside]
posted by taff at 3:35 AM PST - 127 comments

Cameron, Corbyn, The City and Steampunk

Despair Fatigue - How hopelessness grew boring. The big lie of austerity, how the crushing of the working classes was commodified, the rise of Corbofuturism and how it might shape a radical 21st century.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:07 AM PST - 45 comments

Breaking up is easy...if you have the right vessel

And it’s even easier with a bit of international cooperation: Time lapse video of USCGC Bristol Bay and CCGS Samuel Risley working together to break ice from Sarnia to Windsor, Ontario, in one day. Further inland, Amphibex icebreaking machines are used to break ice on the Red River in Manitoba to prevent flooding from ice jamming ahead of spring. That's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to icebreaking... [more inside]
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 12:47 AM PST - 20 comments

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