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Death Stranding and Zelda offer the clarity of hiking without the exhaustion

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Death Stranding

We’re all stuck at home, so go for a virtual hike

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ChrisDL
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I'm triggered. the clarity comes from the exhaustion. all hikers know that. The views alone are not enough.
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tingham
1 day ago
I mean I guess they get points for floating a totally bullshit concept with absolute sincerity?
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Bruce Schneier on Zoom

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Bruce Schneier:

I’m okay with AES-128, but using ECB (electronic codebook) mode indicates that there is no one at the company who knows anything about cryptography. […]

In the meantime, you should either lock Zoom down as best you can, or — better yet — abandon the platform altogether.

Tell us what you really think, Mr. Schneier.

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Picking Up Glowing Hot Space Shuttle Tiles with Bare Hands

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Space Shuttle thermal tiles conduct heat so poorly that after being in a 2200 °F oven for hours, you can pick them up with your bare hands only seconds after they come out, still glowing hot.

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TSA Admits Liquid Ban Is Security Theater

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The TSA is allowing people to bring larger bottles of hand sanitizer with them on airplanes:

Passengers will now be allowed to travel with containers of liquid hand sanitizer up to 12 ounces. However, the agency cautioned that the shift could mean slightly longer waits at checkpoint because the containers may have to be screened separately when going through security.

Won't airplanes blow up as a result? Of course not.

Would they have blown up last week were the restrictions lifted back then? Of course not.

It's always been security theater.

Interesting context:

The TSA can declare this rule change because the limit was always arbitrary, just one of the countless rituals of security theater to which air passengers are subjected every day. Flights are no more dangerous today, with the hand sanitizer, than yesterday, and if the TSA allowed you to bring 12 ounces of shampoo on a flight tomorrow, flights would be no more dangerous then. The limit was bullshit. The ease with which the TSA can toss it aside makes that clear.

All over America, the coronavirus is revealing, or at least reminding us, just how much of contemporary American life is bullshit, with power structures built on punishment and fear as opposed to our best interest. Whenever the government or a corporation benevolently withdraws some punitive threat because of the coronavirus, it's a signal that there was never any good reason for that threat to exist in the first place.

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kbrint
16 days ago
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yup
DGA51
23 days ago
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Ain't it the truth.
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hahaha
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Thirty-One

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Today, I’m 31 years old. Crazy.

That seems like such an old age. I remember thinking when I was 22 that I better get everything done by the time I’m 30 since my career or whatever will be over then. Hah, such a kid.

Last year, I wrote this:

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ChrisDL
26 days ago
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I am officially triggered by this.
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Pokémon of the year contest proves no one actually knows what the best pokémon is

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Earlier this month, The Pokémon Company International announced that it would hold a vote to determine the pokémon of the year. The polls, held via Google, allowed fans to tally in their favorite once a day, from one region at a time, until February 14th. With all of the series’s creatures at their fingertips, who would fans decide was worthy of the top spot, let alone top 10? Would it be the bravest? The most beautiful? The most huggable? Nay. None of these, declared fans with the gusto of a true ding-dong.

Instead, after a respectable list that included formidable foes like Gengar, Rayquaza, Charizard, and Mimikyu, the top spot was revealed as... Greninja. Greninja? You know, the angry toad-man wearing a scarf? Pokémon of the year,...

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ChrisDL
41 days ago
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at least we know the worst one is lickitung
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