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How Not to Be That Chemist

I enjoyed this Twitter thread very much from “Bob the Grumpy Med Chemist”. It leads off with a document that pops up periodically on the internet, a guide to sabotage that was put out by the OSS (precursor to the CIA) during the second World War. Along wi…

via In the Pipeline 29 July 2021

Renaissance Science – XV

Vitruvius’ De architectura was by no means the only book rediscovered from antiquity that dealt with the construction and use of machines and the Renaissance artist-engineers were also not the only authors producing new texts on machines. In this episode …

via The Renaissance Mathematicus 28 July 2021

Dry Toilet Installation

The work is done. Building a dry toilet was more work than we had anticipated, but we still prefer it over the ready-made models. We learned tons doing it, and now our toilet is perfectly suited to our space. The pandemic has pushed more people into boat …

via Hundred Rabbits 28 July 2021

Introducing BeeRef

I have to admit that sometimes I act like an overexcited 5 years old kid. And the usual reason for that is the sheer amount of my sugar intake. Just kidding! My actual reason for that is… I’m easily excited about tiny useful free/libre applications. And t…

via Home on Libre Arts 27 July 2021

webshit weekly

An annotated digest of the top "Hacker" "News" posts for the second week of July, 2021. All public GitHub code was used in training Copilot July 08, 2021 (comments) Another Internet is still mad about Microsoft's code ran…

via 22 July 2021

A New Platform Tracks Airstrikes in Yemen

Bellingcat has teamed up with Forensic Architecture, ECCHR and Mnemonic, alongside the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN), to create an interactive map examining airstrikes in Yemen. This is an inaugural project by Investigative Commons, the new Berlin-ba…

via bellingcat 20 July 2021

Cultural reception of geometry in early modern Europe

Euclid inspired Gothic architecture and taught Renaissance painters how to create depth and perspective. More generally, the success of mathematics went to its head, according to some, and created dogmatic individuals dismissive of other branches of learn…

via Opinionated History of Mathematics 10 July 2021

How to design a sailing ship for the 21st century?

It is surprisingly difficult to build a carbon neutral sailing ship. This is even more the case today, because our standards for safety, health, hygiene, comfort, and convenience have changed profoundly since the Age of Sail.

via LOW←TECH MAGAZINE 11 May 2021

Episode 62: Our Grey Lives

Datassette presents a series of mixes intended for listening while programming to aid concentration and increase productivity (also compatible with other activities).

via Music For Programming 23 February 2021

The American Archaeological Association: Fact or Fraud?

Not all archaeological frauds are about artifacts. Could the American Archaeological Association be an example? The American Archaeological Association (AAA) calls itself the “world’s oldest [...] The post The American Archaeological Association: Fact or F…

via Archaeology Review 4 February 2021

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