November 20, 2022

Your budget, one envelope at a time

Need some new budgeting ideas? Enjoy something tactile? Try cash stuffing! [more inside]
posted by creatrixtiara at 8:32 PM PST - 42 comments

Meanwhile, on Tumblr: Goncharov (1973)

As Twitter is in its death throes, Tumblr is thriving (for certain definitions of thriving) and doing a deep dive into Goncharov (1973), dir. Martin Scorsese. In fact, tumblr is talking about it so much that Goncharov is today's top trending tag there. [more inside]
posted by yasaman at 7:11 PM PST - 46 comments

Reservation Mathematics: Navigating Love in Native America

Blood quantum requirements first imposed on Native Americans as part of the push for assimilation continue to threaten the future of many tribes:
Tailyr Irvine interviewed Indigenous residents in Missoula and on her Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana. They share their deep personal, social and political concerns about the blood quantum system, which can impact Native Americans’ most personal decisions—including with whom they have children. Through seven intimate stories, Irvine shows how blood quantum requirements are increasingly putting pressures on Native Americans’ lives.
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posted by adamsc at 7:03 PM PST - 11 comments

Internet, offline

Kiwix is a utility that allows you to download entire websites including wikipedia, Khan Academy..... [more inside]
posted by storybored at 5:59 PM PST - 24 comments

Red River Cereal is back!

A favourite amongst many Canadians since 1924, Red River Cereal was a victim of pandemic cuts by the owner of the brand since 1995, the American company Smuckers. Thanks to the new owner, Arva Flour mill near London Ontario Red River cereal is back! Arva Flour Mill is also the oldest commercial water-powered mill in North America, the oldest food-processing company in Canada, and the 6th-oldest continuously-operating company in Canada at over 200 years old. [more inside]
posted by fimbulvetr at 5:16 PM PST - 25 comments

Gregory Dale Bear, 1951 - 2022.

R.I.P. an American science fiction writer. Winner of Hugo and Nebula awards, Bear wrote more than fifty books. [more inside]
posted by doctornemo at 5:09 PM PST - 78 comments

Now, Leroy more than trouble

The Mysteries of Encyclopedia Brown: The Books, The Lawsuits, The HBO Show?! [more inside]
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 5:01 PM PST - 13 comments

I don't understand what's going on but this is cool as hell

The Barnacle Goose Experiment is an abiogensis (wikipedia yeah I didn't know either) body horror idle clicker by Everest Rose Pipkin where you play as a researcher in a biodome tasked with generating a world out of their own body. There is sound so you may want to mute the browser tab.
posted by juv3nal at 4:19 PM PST - 28 comments

You're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

The Pangeos terrayacht (Robb Report, designers) is a proposed 1800-foot vessel that could house 60,000 people. [more inside]
posted by box at 3:07 PM PST - 71 comments

"You need to go to school for that job?"

"Library school" is a nebulous way of describing about library and information science education. While early library schools in the US and UK were primarily vocational training for people to work in school or public libraries, iSchools cover a range of knowledge worker jobs in a variety of places. There are many places you can work with that degree. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn at 10:00 AM PST - 67 comments

Facebook Is a Freak Show Ghost Town

Unlike the TikTok algorithm, which is creepily accurate, Facebook is an erratic pu-pu platter of things I never knew I wanted to see. For years, I have been unwittingly feeding it conflicting information about who I am. As a journalist, I have used Facebook casually for reporting purposes, joining divergent communities dedicated to everything from women in business to Airbnb hosts and polyamorists. After finding subjects for stories, I never bothered to leave these groups, and like creeping ivy, their posts began to overtake my feed, to delightful results.
posted by mecran01 at 9:36 AM PST - 49 comments

How what you eat affects climate change

How what you eat affects climate change. One serve of beef = 330 grams of carbon dioxide. One serve of chicken = 52 grams of carbon dioxide. One serve of fish = 40 grams of carbon dioxide. One serve of vegetables = 14 grams of carbon dioxide. One serve of lentils = 2 grams of carbon dioxide. Livestock = 14% of all global greenhouse gas emissions, which is equivalent to all the cars, trucks, planes, trains and ships in the world (transportation) which is also 14%.
posted by chariot pulled by cassowaries at 8:06 AM PST - 88 comments

Alan MacMasters: How the great online toaster hoax was exposed

For more than a decade, a prankster spun a web of deception about the inventor of the electric toaster. His lies fooled newspapers, teachers and officials. Then a teenager flagged up something that everyone else had missed.
posted by Pyrogenesis at 12:33 AM PST - 28 comments

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