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Tuesday, 24. November 12020
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Mystery solved! Origin of Norwich keyboard revealed (via atlasobscura.com).

Its provenance has been shrouded in mystery for two decades, but the origin of one of Norwich’s more quirky features has been revealed.

The Atlantic interviews former president Barack Obama.

You’re in high school and you see all the cliques and bullying and unfairness and superficiality, and you think, Once I’m grown up I won’t have to deal with that anymore. And then you get to the state legislature and you see all the nonsense and stupidity and pettiness. And then you get to Congress and then you get to the G20, and at each level you have this expectation that things are going to be more refined, more sophisticated, more thoughtful, rigorous, selfless, and it turns out it’s all still like high school. Human dynamics are surprisingly constant.

YouTube-Serie „Jugendland“ des NDR: Deutschrap auf dem Dorfplatz.

Sarah aus Eicklingen wird im Laufe der Serie schwanger. Sie findet Schwangerschaftshosen nicht so toll und verzweifelt bei der Suche nach einer Hebamme. Das Team filmt sie dabei, wie vom anderen Ende am Telefon „Dies ist der Anrufbeantworter der Hebamme …“ zu hören ist. Die Versorgungslage für Schwangere ist im ländlichen Raum katastrophal. Probleme, die schon in der Stadt groß sind: auf dem Land fast unlösbar.

A browser in a browser.
A time capsule in a time capsule.

Gemini Portal.

Relevant: An opinionated list of best practices for textual websites.

SICK is an independent, thoughtful magazine by chronically ill & disabled people.

SICK is committed to elevating the voices of sick & disabled people by publishing essays, features, poetry, visual art, interviews, and more. Our aim is to increase representation of sick & disabled people in publishing and the arts, and to challenge the harmful stereotypes and misconceptions surrounding disability.

Dark and darker.

The Salpa Line trail.

Built at the beginning of the 1940s in preparation for another war, The Salpa Line spans more than 1000km along Finland’s eastern border. It contains a total of 728 field fortifications either made from concrete or excavated from rock.

Source: retkipaikka.fi

“I'm a software engineer going blind, how should I prepare?”

A rabbit hole to disappear in…

Lists of people who disappeared include those whose current whereabouts are unknown or whose deaths are not substantiated.

Many people who disappear are eventually declared dead in absentia. Some of these people were possibly subjected to forced disappearance, but there is insufficient information on their subsequent fates.

Saturday, 21. November 12020
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IBM Apologizes For Firing Computer Pioneer Lynn Conway For Being Transgender... 52 Years Later.

You’ve likely never heard of 82-year-old computer scientist Lynn Conway, but her discoveries power your smartphones and computers. Her research led to successful startups in Silicon Valley, supported national defense, and powered the internet.

The Power of a South Pole Sunrise After Six Months of Darkness.

Astrophysicist Robert Schwarz has spent more winters at the southern tip of the world than any human in history.