July 18, 2017

“...like a really fancy Cliff Notes version of Warcraft.”

WoW Lore TLDR: The first Warcraft lore tl;dr on the internet to use nesting. “Warcraft's lore is intimidatingly complex. It's a chronicle that spans millennia, from the dawn of time and to World of Warcraft's latest patch. Unless you've taken the time to read every book or sift through the wikis, it's not always easy to understand what's going on, who certain characters are, or why the hell it even matters. That's a shame because the lore, while intimidating, is one of the richer mythos in gaming. Fortunately, Reddit user SinanDira has a solution. WoW Lore TLDR is a website that takes the entire backstory of Warcraft and condenses it into digestible bullet points that you can quickly sift through.” [via: PC Gamer]
posted by Fizz at 7:39 PM PST - 14 comments

I only have 2 words for you (and the second one is "And")

Donald Trump Says Billions & Billions & Billions & Billions & Billions & Billions. (SLYT). From J-walk, who called it "Best video I've seen all day"
posted by growabrain at 6:47 PM PST - 43 comments

The lady is a designer

A Tribute to Indian Women Architects
posted by infini at 2:25 PM PST - 14 comments

Guys Experience Periods for the First Time

"I've never had a period before! And maybe, I don't know, maybe it'll make me a better man." "People who experience [periods], they always seem like super stressed about it, and just like it's the end of the world. I want to understand more, why or how it's so stressful." "I won't be the first man to ever have a period, because there are definitely trans men who do have periods." Three men who have never had a period try a menstruation simulator for three days.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 11:38 AM PST - 74 comments

The old goose was coming loose...

People who have driven the Trans-Canada Highway through Northwestern Ontario are more than likely acquainted with the Wawa Goose, a roadside attraction located in the town of Wawa. But recently, it became apparent that the steel goose - which replaced a plaster version in 1963 - was deteriorating. After a successful fundraising campaign to help pay for the fabrication of a replacement, the town unveiled its new goose on Canada Day. [more inside]
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 10:59 AM PST - 50 comments


355 issues of sci-fi golden age magazine Galaxy are now available at The Internet Archive [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 10:44 AM PST - 21 comments

"an occasional draft will look like a passing cloud"

A demonstration of Schlieren photography, which makes minute changes in air's index of refraction visible, allowing us to see air that is moving or that contains gases that would otherwise be invisible. A segment from a Science Channel program has some additional examples and some explanation. [more inside]
posted by Copronymus at 8:30 AM PST - 17 comments

To become a reality, UBI needs to get detailed and stop being oversold

In a little over a decade, basic income has gone from an idea about as fringe as #FullCommunism to something that could be benefiting 1.2 billion people imminently. It’s an astonishing rise. But the very speed with which basic income took off has led the debate over it to become confused in a deep way. And it’s particularly confused among its proponents, a group in which I include myself. [SLVox]
posted by Chrysostom at 8:10 AM PST - 135 comments

Looks like an ant, walks like an ant, but ... it's a spider?

Imagine you're a tiny spider, just trying to make it in a big world, a world where you're likely to be eaten. Oh hey, ants seem to do well, you notice. I'll pretend to be an ant! Apparently the tactic is so successful that there are a few types of ant mimic spiders, including some members of Castianeira sp., and more notably the jumping spider Myrmarachne formicaria, which moves like an ant, even waiving its front-most pair of legs like antenna (full paper). Look closely in your neighborhood or local park, and you might even find a new species of spider that mimics ants.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:23 AM PST - 16 comments

“Keep these safe. They are my whole life.” Charlotte Salomon

Over a period of less than two years before being murdered by the Nazis, Charlotte Salomon completed Life? or Theater? (Leben? oder Theater?), a massive work in images and writing, to document her life. Before embarking on this project, she had discovered that no fewer than eight of her family members had committed suicide. Shortly before her arrest, she handed Life? or Theater? over to Georges Moridis, who had encouraged her to paint, with the words: “Keep these safe. They are my whole life.” In a new article, Toni Bentley discusses the work in the light of the Salomons' family history and, particularly, Salomon's written and drawn confession that she killed her grandfather.
posted by BibiRose at 6:57 AM PST - 16 comments

And somehow, Ashton Kutcher is involved.

Hey, remember Chicken Soup for the Soul? Well, it's about to go public. It's not technically an IPO, but a "Regulation A+" offering, which Jezebel calls "closer to crowdfunding and more like a Kickstarter" than a traditional IPO.
posted by Etrigan at 6:31 AM PST - 13 comments

So many Kitty Pryde icons.

Scott Modrzynski drew every character (not every superhero, every character) who appeared in the 544 issues of The Uncanny X-Men from 1963 to 2011, as an 'x-icon'. Via Polygon.
posted by signal at 5:59 AM PST - 29 comments

A Modest Proposal for a Fair Trade Emotional Labor Economy

A Modest Proposal for a Fair Trade Emotional Labor Economy (Centered by Disabled, Femme of Color, Working Class/Poor Genius) [more inside]
posted by dysh at 4:59 AM PST - 8 comments

Inside the Pied Piper of R&B's "Cult"

As the R&B legend tours the country this summer, parents have told police that R. Kelly is running an abusive "cult" that's tearing families apart. Three former members of Kelly’s inner circle told BuzzFeed News similar stories. [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb at 3:17 AM PST - 21 comments

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