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The Great Pyramid of Giza, from a new perspective.

Alexander Ladanivskyy flew a drone with a high resolution camera over top of the Great Pyramid. That alone is an amazing perspective. Such a recognizable icon if there ever was one, but never from this perspective.

Ladanivskyy then got very very close up! It's easy to forget how big the Pyramid is. Of course it's not a straight-edged triangle, but have you really thought about it?

kottke.org/21/07/a-drones-view

A dark gray-brown Bean goose flying upside down was snapped by an amateur photographer near the Dutch town of Arnhem. The maneuver, called whiffling, is when geese roll their body upside down and twist their neck and head 180 degrees around to its normal position.

The goose flying upside down is "simply showing off", experts say.

komonews.com/news/offbeat/goos

Relax with this bean rub.

via kottke.org:

> If you need a little break today, may I suggest watching this video of a single kidney bean that belonged to Charles Darwin being meticulously cleaned for conservation?

Video from Cambridge University Library (@theUL@birdsite).

Beached whale removal went well...

youtube.com/watch?v=V6CLumsir3

This epic tale took place in 1970 in Portland, Oregon, USA. For background (and lessons learned), the Wikipedia article is a good starting point: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Explodin

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Software engineers: “you can’t patch it at runtime! It’s too hard and risky”

Civil engineers:

RT @splattne@twitter.com

In 1930 the Indiana Bell building was rotated 90°. Over a month, the structure was moved 15 inch/hr, all while 600 employees still worked there. There was no interruption to gas, heat, electricity, water, sewage, or the telephone service they provided. No one inside felt it move.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/splattne/status/13

🌍 Map of the Internet

An epic work of art by Martin Vargic, featuring over a thousand websites on a fictional map, organised by topic and sized for traffic scale (logarithmic). Some regions to look for:

* Protocol Ocean.
* Gulf of Linkrot.
* Viral Valey.
* Sea of Netizens.
* Append: Major launch dates.
* Append: Broadband speeds by country.
* Append: Most expensive domain sales.

Full size graphic (19 MB) at halcyonmaps.com/map-of-the-int

via kottke.org/21/05/a-map-of-the-

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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

"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

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