Someday I want to write the Batman comic where the Scarecrow helps Bruce to realize he needs to deal with his PTSD, he gets therapy and learns to cope, and then he starts using his money and influence to enact large-scale societal changes. All of the villains in Arkham Asylum actually get meaningful help instead of being locked up. There's a whole two issues dedicated, essentially, to basic urban planning concepts. Poison Ivy becomes the head of Parks & Rec. Etc.
@KelsonV Agree with everything except Flickr. They have and always had a business model that provided unlimited storage and features for a monthly fee. Given the vast loads of ad- and tracking-paid "pseudo-free" services, we should support such models. 😉
Definition of a tropical depression, according to NOAA Show more
"Tropical cyclones with maximum sustained surface winds of less than 17 m/s (34 kt, 39 mph) are usually called "tropical depressions" (This is not to be confused with the condition mid-latitude people get during a long, cold and grey winter wishing they could be closer to the equator ;-))."
Salton Sea environment (-) Show more
Sometimes I wonder, why is the Salton Sea worth saving? It's not like the Aral Sea or Lake Chad. It was created in an engineering accident 100 years ago. Until then it was a low area in the desert.
This article makes the case for restoration, or at least remediation. A century's worth of agricultural runoff (which has made the lake too toxic for fish) has settled to the bottom. If it dries out, all that toxic sediment becomes wind-borne dust.
Implemented this on christine.website: https://github.com/Xe/site/commit/733b0dc47f3dda1317d2b556bbef320064be1ef5
@KelsonV Dropbox has lowered its free limits and there have been rumours that tumblr has literally zero backups for any of its user content. Unless you've got a backup you can point to, you don't have a backup!
In the last few months:
- Tumblr purged adult content (and a bunch of stuff it misindentified).
- Flickr purged free storage above a limit of 1000 photos/account.
- Myspace deleted 12 years' worth of music.
And Google+ only has two weeks left before Google pulls its plug.
Back up your accounts!
And if you can, consider donating to the Internet Archive. https://archive.org
Health Show more
Working from home to make sure I don't bring my kid's flu or wife's cold to the office. Yesterday I had two visual migraines. Today I had a close call with an errant peanut in the leftovers I heated up for lunch. (Fortunately I didn't crunch it, and I seem to have escaped any impact from it being on the same plate.)
Yeah, it's been an interesting week...
PSA for alcohol / food allergy Show more
PSA for people with #foodallergy who plan on drinking green beer (or anything else):
Things to watch out for and strategies to keep safe while partying.
Margaret Hamilton's story has been mentioned many times, but it's still a good story.
Interesting. A class of viruses that distributes it's DNA in many parts, yet they communicate and work together to replicate.
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