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Microsoft Apocalypse-Proofs Open Source Code in an Arctic Cave - Bloomberg
Pride of place belongs to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault....

Nat Friedman, however, hasn’t come for the beat-the-apocalypse aesthetics. On Oct. 24, the tall, thin, 42-year-old chief executive officer of GitHub Inc., Microsoft’s world-leading code bank, hops in a van and drives about 15 minutes from his hotel to an abandoned coal mine, where he puts on a miner’s helmet and headlamp. Deep inside one of the mine’s frigid, eerily quiet arteries, Friedman comes to what looks like a metal … [more]
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9 weeks ago by jonippolito
Shadow: A Parable
Summer 2018
A poem addressed to Edgar Allan Poe



I had been alive for 39 circumnavigations of the sun,

and I had stopped dreaming—it seemed once and for all.

I had no desire for the terror of unreason, for those disturbances

in the dark that you lazily mistook for art.

Sleep was a velvet sack.

It blacked out the world, without help from the pharmaceutical.

I counted myself cured.

But then my husband went to hospital to bypass death, and I found myself

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poetry 
july 2019 by ineptshieldmaid
6 Reasons Why a Little Glass of Wine Each Day May Do You Good
1. Feed your head
Wine could preserve your memory. When researchers gave memory quizzes to women in their 70s, those who drank one drink or more every day scored much better than those who drank less or not at all. Wine helps prevent clots and reduce blood vessel inflammation, both of which have been linked to cognitive decline and heart disease, explains Tedd Goldfinger, DO, of the University of Arizona School of Medicine. Alcohol also seems to raise HDL, the so-called good cholesterol, which … [more]
Health 
february 2019 by murilo
WALL·E | Typeset In The Future
Promotional poster for The Interview , with the Korean-language caption “Don’t believe these American bastards!”This aspirational style is an example of socialist realist design , the officially sanctioned visual aesthetic of the Soviet Union, which positioned broad-shouldered, purposeful workers as the true heroes of the age. In doing so, he follows a trend started in Terry Gilliam ’s similarly dystopian Brazil , in which employees at the Ministry of Information Retrieval huddle around … [more]
december 2018 by sechilds

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