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🌍 Global Internet infrastructure map

A map of the cables laid on our sea beds, connecting the various landmasses on our humble planet.

infrapedia.com/app

See also: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Submarin #webperf #peering #ixp #internetaccess #isp #cdn

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Some birds spotted on a hike yesterday morning: a California Towhee (the mature one perched on top of a bush) and a bushtit (looking very birb-like). A whole lot of the latter were flying back and forth between the trees on either side of the path, barely stopping long enough for me to point the camera in the right direction.

#photo #birds #nature #birb

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I miss the bygone era of very internety things, geocities-style scavenger hunts, easter eggs. So, I made thing. Hope you like it!

treasure21.timotijhof.net/

#scavengerhunt #easteregg #eastereggs #textadventure #treasurehunt #nostalgia #geocities #geek

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What's happening in Boğaziçi University, an English brief: 

After the post [1] published in NYTimes, you may heard of a resistance occurs in one of the best universities of Turkey, Boğaziçi University. While BOUN traditionally owns the values of democracy, Erdoğan is an authoritarian conservative who tries to turn Turkey into a nationalist, bossist, islamic country (terrible, I know...). It is expected to see his moves against LGBTIQ+ people, women, non-muslim people, kurds or any other minorities

Alleen hele Australiërs, gelukkig, geen cijfers achter de komma.

(en: Only whole Australians are granted, no decimal places fortunately.)

"Friends just sent me this image from last night's The Simpsons. So funny and flattering."

– RT 🐦 @mrteller

"Waarom verdwijnt Andere Tijden? Omdat de NPO het internet niet serieus neemt" via @hayify

haykranen.nl/2021/05/09/andere

Exactly how were medieval bridges built in Europe? Before steam engines, cranes, bulldozers, etc.

In 1357, construction of this bridge in Prague began and would take over 50 years to complete. This visual animation shows it all in elegant detail, step by step.

(No audio descriptions or subtitles on this one.)

kottke.org/20/10/fantastic-3-d

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"If it has music in it, it has value. I don't think songs try to be films, I think films try to be songs." – Tom Waits

The spirited man says things are about to get heavy, for we are amidst our move from crisis mode toward humanity's next period of flourishing.

The video shows how we are currently toward the end of our third cycle of an 80 year block (from 1780), with the fourth cycle starting around 2028-2030.

An interesting theory.

youtu.be/xeVyfiP0cLk

"Stop Motion Lego Chocolate Cake" by tomosteen.

Superbly well-done animation, love the attention to detail - to the very end!

yewtu.be/watch?v=qnfYo7RFER0&f

via kottke.org/21/04/stop-motion-l

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by popular demand, now with logarithmic y axis scale to fit more data points

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Veritasium on light bulbs, obsolescence and repairability: "This is why we can't have nice things"

youtu.be/j5v8D-alAKE

Reminds me of that Mrs Kearns interview in Shutter Island.

"""
I don't know the world anymore.

They tell me there are... televisions?

Voices and faces, coming from a box. — He? — I hear enough voices already!
"""

youtube.com/watch?v=DcpUNHl1N9

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"20,000 metal boxes carrying goods"

I love this unpretentious and dull phrasing, because of course how else would you describe this if it weren't so normal, e.g. to someone a century ago?

nytimes.com/2021/03/26/busines

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