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Tuesday April 9, 2019. 09:02 PM
I was sent some small-batch, whole grain, locally sourced flour. I baked some bread. One of my oldest friends recently went BreadCore on me. He is baking beautiful loaves, paying attention to hydration and scoring some cool designs with a fancy schmancy lame. To thank me...
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Ed Piskor and Jim Rugg unpack the tale of Human Torch creator, Carl Burgos's, bitter attempt to agitate the mainstream comics publishers of the 1960s with his very own Captain Marvel character (and Plastic man, Dr Doom, Dr. Fate, and The Bat). For further reading: Marvel,...
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Did you know that Ken's theme from Street Fighter II is a bit infringey-whingey when it comes to a Cheap Trick song from the Top Gun soundtrack? Somehow I went for decades without noticing this—or any of the other infringey-whingey examples offered in this set of 'Video...
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Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey (42) walks 5 miles to work every day, eats only one meal a day, fasts all weekend, and tries to meditate two hours a day. CNBC looked at 11 of his 'wellness' habits, which he discussed on a recent episode of the Ben Greenfield Fitness...
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Indian animal adoption campaign World for All commissioned these excellent posters in 2017 to promote the cause. [via]
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Macarthur 'genius prize' recipient Octavia Butler (previously) is one of science fiction's most important figures, an author who wrote cracking, crackling, accessible and fast-moving adventure stories shot through with trenchant and smart allegories about race, gender and...
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Public Sans is a free, open font (available in weights from 100-900, download here) from the federal United States Web Design System with a Github project that you can contribute to: it's billed as 'A strong, neutral typeface for text or display.' (via Four Short Links)
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Former Michigan Republican State Senator Patrick Colbeck has put together an ambitious, far-ranging educational 'reform' package that is being voted on today by the Michigan State Board of Education. The plan purges the curriculum of all mentions of LBGTQI issues, to Roe v ...
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Learn all about Batuu, the Black Spire Outpost, and some of the things you should fear in the Unknown Regions in Star Wars Thrawn: Alliances. Disneyland's new theme land is set on the planet of Batuu. Timothy Zahn's second update to the Grand Admiral Thrawn story...
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Seeing as they started out as cartoons by the amazing Charles Addams, an animated Addams Family seems right. I did love the old show tho.
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“Feels like summer in Norway,” says Tomasz Furmanek, who shot and shared this serene and beautiful video of kayaking down a lazy river on a beautiful April day. If you need a serenity break at the computer today, and you probably do, this might just do you right. Shot...
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“These Disney live action remakes are amazing.” These Disney live action remakes are amazing. [via]
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Same.
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A new report from Pew says 56% of American adults — including 49% of White Americans, and 20% of people who identify as Republican voters — believe Trump has made race relations worse. “More than four-in-ten say the country hasn’t made enough progress toward racial...
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Last year the US Congress passed SESTA/FOSTA, an 'anti-sex-trafficking bill' that has resulted in the shuttering of all the services formerly used by sex workers to vet their johns, massively increasing the personal physical risk borne by sex-workers and reinvigorating the...
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Text-to-speech tech has moved on from the angry robot talk of Steven Hawking's voice box, but most of it still lingers in an uncanny place short of natural. YouTuber Alex's unsettling ability to impersonate it should take him far. Do some prank calls, Alex!
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Trump's handpicked Attorney General Bill Barr says the report prepared by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office will be ready for public release within about a week. Barr also said: “I do not intend” to provide “the full, unredacted report” to Congress — even as ...
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What happens to planets that survive being smothered by bloated old stars? A 'chunk of metal debris' orbits white dwarf SDSS J122859.93+10432.9 so closely it reveals the outcome of such an apocalyptic event. Here's the New York Times's Dennis Overbye, quoting physicist...
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After collaring a woman who got past security at Mar-a-Lago (described by Chris Hayes as President Donald Trump's 'bribery palace') the Secret Service found a USB drive in her possession. So they stuck it in a computer to see what was on it. From the Miami Herald: Secret...
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Zain Qaiser, from Barking in London, scammed millions of pounds out of website visitors and is off to jail. He may be the world's most prolific ransomware distributor, reports the BBC, exposed in a trial that focused on easy-to-blackmail porn site visitors. Qaiser, 24, was...
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