Archive for April, 2020

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The Vinyl? It’s Pricey. The Sound? Otherworldly. - The New York Times

The Electric Recording Co. in London cuts albums the way they were made in the 1950s and ’60s — literally.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/28/arts/music/electric-recording-co-vinyl.html

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RA Sessions: Kerri Chandler - Reel-To-Reel Session | Resident Advisor - YouTube

Watch the US house titan rock our London office on reel-to-reel tape players. Visit the Resident Advisor feature page: https://www.residentadv…...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YC7Mw8RjlXM&feature=youtu.be

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Simple Crusty White Bread Recipe | Serious Eats

This all-purpose bread recipe produces a crusty plain white loaf that's classic and delicious. The quantities given here yield two crusty hearth loaves with an open crumb, and is a great starting point for learning to bake bread at home.

https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2014/08/simple-crusty-white-bread-recipe.html

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Git Worktrees: The Best Git Feature You’ve Never Heard Of

Supercharge your workflow with git worktrees, allowing you to work on multiple branches at the same time.

https://medium.com/@jpulec/git-worktrees-the-best-git-feature-youve-never-heard-of-9cd21df67baf

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Mistakes, we’ve drawn a few - The Economist

At The Economist, we take data visualisation seriously. Every week we publish around 40 charts across print, the website and our apps. With every single one, we try our best to visualise the numbers…

https://medium.economist.com/mistakes-weve-drawn-a-few-8cdd8a42d368

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Disney Is Quietly Placing Classic Fox Movies Into Its Vault

Disney is quietly placing classic Fox movies into its vault, preventing them from playing at local theaters for repertory screenings, which is bad news for movie theaters that depend on such events to shore up increasingly shaky bottom lines.

https://www.vulture.com/amp/2019/10/disney-is-quietly-placing-classic-fox-movies-into-its-vault.html?__twitter_impression=true

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Wait a Second, That Table Has No Legs! | WIRED

How to build “magic,” gravity-defying structures—with Legos, kite string, and physics.

https://www.wired.com/story/wait-that-table-has-no-legs/

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$500K bet on rock paper scissors ruled invalid by Quebec court | CBC News

Edmund Mark Hooper, the unfortunate loser of the classic hand game rock paper scissors, took out a mortgage on his house to pay off the debt — a fact that was acknowledged in a notarized contract.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/500-k-bet-on-rock-paper-scissors-1.5543533

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Even Fox News Balks at Trump's Coronavirus Disinfectant Advice - The New York Times

Fox News anchors conceded that injecting disinfectant would be “poisonous.” But Rush Limbaugh and Breitbart defended Trump.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/24/business/media/virus-fox-trump-disinfectant.html

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The 1904 Olympic Marathon May Have Been the Strangest Ever | History | Smithsonian Magazine

In 1904, St. Louis hosted the Olympic Games as part of the World's Fair—and produced a spectacle that incorporated all the mischief of the midway

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-1904-olympic-marathon-may-have-been-the-strangest-ever-14910747/

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Build Cities for Bikes, Buses, and Feet—Not Cars | WIRED

San Francisco's MTA boss Jeff Tumlin is one of a new breed of planner trying to kick cars out of the city. That's good for business, good for people, and amazing for the planet.

https://www.wired.com/story/cities-without-cars-san-francisco-jeff-tumlin/

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Trump Admin Gives Coronavirus Tracking Contract to Peter Thiel's Palantir: Report

Palantir, the surveillance firm founded by conservative billionaire Peter Thiel, has landed a contract with the feds to build a database tracking the spread of the novel coronavirus around the country, according to the Daily Beast.

https://gizmodo.com/trump-admin-gives-coronavirus-tracking-contract-to-pete-1842994647

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Trump is weakening America's immune system - CNN

Garry Kasparov writes that Donald Trump has spent his time in office weakening the institutions that hold him in check and setting the US up for a disaster when those institutions are needed more than ever.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/20/opinions/trump-institutions-autocrats-kasparov/index.html

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Background Patterns in CSS

CSS only library to fill your empty background with beautiful patterns.

https://bansal.io/pattern-css

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Subtle Patterns | Free textures for your next web project

Subtle Patterns brought to you by Toptal, free textures for your next web project. Find out more here.

https://www.toptal.com/designers/subtlepatterns/

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Yes, We Brought this on Ourselves — Strong Towns

Do we open things up and get people back to work or do we continue to flatten the curve and live with the financial fallout? Economically, it’s a distinction without a difference.

https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2020/4/20/yes-we-brought-this-on-ourselves

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Opinion | Why Are So Many More Men Dying from Coronavirus? - The New York Times

The disproportionate toll this virus is taking on males isn’t an anomaly. When it comes to survival, men are the weaker sex.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/opinion/coronavirus-men-women.html

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Gresham's Law: The Bad Drives Out the Good As Time Passes

Gresham's Law is an economic principle that sates "the bad drives out the good" as time passes. The concept has many broad and far reaching consequences.

https://fs.blog/2009/12/mental-model-greshams-law/

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Buildings have their own microbiomes – we're striving to make them healthy places

We spend 90% of our lives indoors, and every building has its own indoor microbiome. Can we learn to manage them in ways that support helpful microbes and suppress harmful ones?

https://theconversation.com/buildings-have-their-own-microbiomes-were-striving-to-make-them-healthy-places-134975

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How to Cut Laminate, Melamine, Veneer - Bob Vila

With a bit of care you can get perfectly clean, factory-like edges when you cut melamine with your circular or table saw blade.

https://www.bobvila.com/articles/how-to-cut-melamine-and-veneer/

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How I made a basketball hoop that always goes in - YouTube

I've wondered if it is possible to make a basketball hoop where the ball always goes in. Imagine throwing a ball and if it hits the backboard it somehow gets...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vtN4tkvcBMA

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Bill Gates, at Odds With Trump on Virus, Becomes a Right-Wing Target - The New York Times

The Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist has been attacked with falsehoods that he created the coronavirus and wants to profit from it.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/17/technology/bill-gates-virus-conspiracy-theories.html

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Vera Molnar | Lettre à ma mère (1990) | Artsy

From PIASA, Vera Molnar, Lettre à ma mère (1990), China ink on print, 11 4/5 × 14 1/2 in

https://www.artsy.net/artwork/vera-molnar-lettre-a-ma-mere

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The wondrous life and mysterious death of Golden Eagle 1703 | World news | The Guardian

Golden eagles are one of the most protected species in the US – so what happens when one turns up dead in a field?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/01/golden-eagles-us-dying-why

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America needs a five-week national lockdown to defeat coronavirus

Locking down the country would reduce infections and allow time for massive testing. There will be staggering human and economic costs if we delay.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/03/21/coronavirus-america-needs-five-week-national-lockdown-column/2890376001/

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Why Don’t We Just Ban Targeted Advertising? | WIRED

From protecting privacy to saving the free press, it may be the single best way to fix the internet.

https://www.wired.com/story/why-dont-we-just-ban-targeted-advertising/

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Coronavirus: The US governor who saw it coming early - BBC News

Ohio's Mike DeWine began preparing for the virus before a single case was reported in his state.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52113186