Google now camouflages ads in its search results. Chrome extension to fix this (GitHub):
Countries with the highest risks of housing bubbles (Visual Capitalist infographics):
/Canada, New Zealand, Australia
Hearts of Wulin - wuxia melodrama RPG Powered by the Apocalypse - final 72hrs of a successful Kickstarter:
Long list of open-source clones of classic (and not-so-classic) computer games:
OK, here's 10,882 open clip art images lovingly scraped from the recesses of archive.org to tide people over while #openclipart.com is down.
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Three German hotel guests found dead from crossbow bolts (BBC):
The terrifying perfection and haunting legacy of Magnasanti, the maxed-out metropolis built in SimCity 3000 in 2010 (The Outline):
Just how stupid is the pre-takeoff airline safety talk? (Mel Magazine):
The problem with hexagons in computer wargaming (General Staff):
Flock of gannets diving together (Universal_Sci on Twitter):
Pink Trombone - bare-handed speech synthesis:
Remote Hub - database of tech companies hiring remote workers:
Last year MySpace lost ALL the music its users had uploaded between 2003 and 2015 (Reddit):
"A new model of the planets’ orbit shuffles things around, calculating that Earth’s closest neighbor, on average, is actually Mercury. In fact, it says every other planet in the solar system’s nearest neighbor is Mercury as well." (Futurism):
Can You Pet the Dog - A catalog of pettable and non-pettable dogs in video games.
"An artist envisioned Disney princesses with careers based on their characters — and they make so much sense" (Insider):
Hammerspace, the extradimensional storage area where cartoon characters keep their giant mallets, has a Wikipedia page:
TIL "no risk, no fun" is a common Anglicism in Germany, spoken (in English) among German speakers as we would say "C'est la vie" or "que sera sera." Apparently Germans believe this is an English proverb, though it originated (in English) as a slogan for a German candy company.
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