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Dune: “In the future, humanity wakes up to the realisation that computers are a terrible mistake and taking drugs sounds like a much better alternative.”

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piss, the discovery of phosphorus, gross 

shout out to the guy that gathered 1500 gallons of piss to do an alchemical experiment where he thought he could synthesize gold from it and just boiled the whole damn quantity until it was thick as honey and glowing in the dark, therefore discovering phosphorus

this is the kind of stuff we're missing out with all the tvs and internets, we're not bored enough to start boiling piss

UK human rights violations against the disabled 

The UN is launching another investigation into the UK's treatment of disabled people. Last time (2016), it found that the UK had committed "grave" and "systematic" violations of disabled people's human rights. The Tory government predictably shrugged that off in a sort of "hwah hwah that sort of thing doesn't happen in britain" kind of way.
60% of COVID deaths here are disabled people so this new report must be more damning.
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2021/

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#OtD 21 Oct 1905, during the Russian Revolution, railway workers began a strike which quickly developed into a general strike in St Petersburg and Moscow. Within 5 days nearly all trains in the country had stopped

machine learning is amazing because you take a bunch of data you don't have permission to use and a few million matrix multiplications later you can generate the wrong answer to any question

the #photography thread i teased this morning

took the everyday zoom (24-105mm) out, but this guy was down at the park, so i immediately went back home for the 100-400mm

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#OtD 17 Oct 1985, nurses across Victoria, Australia, walked out on indefinite strike for wage rises and better staff-patient ratios against the wishes of their union officials. They won concessions within five days libcom.org/history/articles/vi

“Full-Fledged Railways Run By Kids: Children's Railways Of Eastern Europe”

Nice little feature, though the narration goes off the rails at the end when the narrator starts talking politics.

youtu.be/kDlsXUMqMxw

Hey folks! It's Movie Night again tonight, this week with a 1988 DOUBLE FEATURE ! It's Young Guns at 7pm, and A Fish Called Wanda at around 8:45pm (all times UTC+11).

There will be no support features, we're jumping right in at 7!

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#OtD 16 Oct 1968 African-American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their gloved fists in a Black power salute as they won medals. Peter Norman showed solidarity by wearing a badge protesting the white Australia policy

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