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Scottish bank holidays are the best bank holidays | Link and Lorne - YouTube
Millport: island of dreams.

(I'd point out that Millport's the town and the island is Cumbrae, but then I'd be accused of portsplaining.)
scotland  video  silly 
8 weeks ago by gominokouhai
Bempton Cliffs, Flamborough Head, April 2017 | Flickr
A walk around the nature reserves. Singularly failed to spot any puffins.
IFTTT  photos  photography 
8 weeks ago by gominokouhai
Donald Trump calls Meryl Streep 'overrated' after Golden Globes speech | BBC News
One day I hope to be a good enough human being to be insulted by the president-elect.
drumpf  politics  acting  news 
january 2017 by gominokouhai
The UBI already exists for the 1% | Medium
"The UBI does not invent passive income. It merely doles it out evenly to everyone in society, rather than in very concentrated amounts to the richest people in society."
basicincome  economics  politics  welfare 
january 2017 by gominokouhai
The Scottish pioneer whose plan for a basic income could transform Britain | Guardian
"At its core is a message from the state to the individual, saying ‘we actually give a damn about you and we’ll treat you with respect’."
economy  welfare  scotland  basicincome  politics  news  handwringingLeftyGuardianistasFTW 
january 2017 by gominokouhai
Slaughter at the bridge: Uncovering a colossal Bronze Age battle | Science
100 years before the fall of Troy, an epic conflict we know nothing about.
history  archaeology 
january 2017 by gominokouhai
Bill Perry Is Terrified. Why Aren’t You? | POLITICO Magazine
The wheel turns. "This time there is a world of busy fanatics excited by the prospect of a planet with more [nuclear] bombs—people who have already demonstrated the desire to slaughter many thousands of people in an instant, and are zealously pursuing ever more deadly means to do so."
coldwardinosaur  fuckwits  drumpf  politics  putinonthereich 
january 2017 by gominokouhai
How dropping acid saved my life | Guardian
Interesting piece on microdosing LSD for depression, with added boomer rage.
psych  books  depression  mentalhealth  science  drugs  writing  wellness 
january 2017 by gominokouhai
A real Good Samaritan | BBC News
Quite sweet. Although I'm fairly sure that ASLEF used this as their go-to excuse for the following twenty years.
glurge  writing  society 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
I'm a Scientist, and I Don't Believe in Facts | Scientific American
Poorly expressed, but a fair enough point. As it stands, though, this simply feeds the trolls. Someone needs to point out that the nature of the scientific method is no excuse for bloviating about evolution or climate change.
science  opinion  natureoftruth 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
The Science of Pranayama
Here's a book by Sri Swami Sivananda (publication date 1935), citing the Bhagavad Gita (publication date unclear but c. 5th--2nd century BCE), expressing the same idea.
health  science  books  natureoftruth  wellness  woo 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
Rhythm of breathing affects memory and fear | Northwestern Now
"Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered for the first time that the rhythm of breathing creates electrical activity in the human brain that enhances emotional judgments and memory recall." That's nice, but anyone with a passing familiarity with yoga could have told them that.
science  news  psych 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
2016 in pictures: The best science images of the year | Nature
Ooh some of these are lovely. And some of them are just as depressing as the rest of 2016.
science  news  photography  photos  art 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
The Terrible, Mysterious Disease That Haunted the Age of Exploration
"...the way the disease colored the experience of exploration during the Age of Sail, shifting social relationships and affecting perceptions"
books  science  sailing  history  natureoftruth  health 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
Mad Friday part 2 | Manchester Evening News
The photographer who got that classic Renaissance shot last year has gone out on the town again. There is a gallery. I'm not sure whether he's some kind of genius savant, or whether people in Manchester just naturally fall over and/or drop things in perfect accord with the Golden Ratio.
art  photography  photos  journalism  booze  britishness 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
Blade runner 2049 teaser announcement piece debuts | EW.com
I gots concerns about: a) the prevalence of teal and orange, b) the lack of Vangelis. My default policy, as ever, is cautious optimism. Because that worked out so well for Prometheus.
movies  film  video  cyberpunk  scifi 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
Scotland Threatens to Leave U.K. If Forced Out of Single Market | Bloomberg
That will go down well with the sassenachs. [Aside: "sassy nachos" according to autocorrect.] In b4 "but what's your plan B/C/D/E/F".
scotland  politics  uk  Brexit  europe 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
Pixel Spirits | Crowdfunder
Friends of mine are opening a distillery. I approve of this venture.
booze  crowdsourcing  scotland 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
Code Word “Hatefulness”: The Great EBS Scare of 1971 | CONELRAD Adjacent
"The longest five minutes in radio", when the balloon went up, preserved on the youtubes for your listening pleasure.
video  voiceover  history  coldwardinosaur  oops 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
Cylindrical Mountains on Venus | APOD
"Two feet of shining screw projected when, suddenly, the lid fell off."
spaaace  photography  incrediblyobscurereference  music 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
Why is it so dark today in Gloucestershire? | Gloucestershire Live
STOP THE PRESSES. Exclusive: "seasons" discovered in sleepy Englandshire village, "journalism" still elusive
news  fuckwits  clickbait  journalism  churnalism  britishness 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
Kate Bush, Theresa May and the trouble with political partisanship | The Conversation
c.f. also Orson Scott Card, Tom Cruise, Peter F Hamilton, Eddie Izzard, OH JOHN RINGO NO, Spike Milligan, Russell Brand, Roman Polanski
psephology  politics  society  homophobia  scifi  indyref  acting  movies  art 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
VPNs, Encrypted Messaging, Private Browsing | The Mary Sue
For no particular reason, just in case it ever becomes useful one day. January 20th, 2017 is a day.
activism  drumpf  politics  crypto  computing 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
No one can stop President Trump from using nuclear weapons. That’s by design. - The Washington Post
"The only sure way to keep President Trump from launching a nuclear attack, under the system we’ve had in place since the early Cold War, would have been to elect someone else."
nuclearpower  politics  fuckwits  news  drumpf  fuck  oops 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
The United Federation of "hold my beer, I got this"
"There is a phrase in Vulcan for 'the particular moment when you understand what the word "fuck" is for'."
startrek  tv  scifi  silly 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
Euro 2016 England Fans Chant About Brexit At Violent Clashes In Marseille
This is what we look like to the rest of the world. And oddly enough, it's us who get to decide whether or not we can continue to be part of their club. Thank fuck we haven't given the rest of the EU a vote in the referendum. We'd all be exiled to some draughty archipelago somewhere off in the North Atlantic before you could say "rule Britannia".
britishness  Brexit  europe  fuckwits  news  politics 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Born to drool « Wee Ginger Dug
This is what we look like to the rest of the world.
"The existence of the monarchy at the apex of the class system is what justifies the entire class system and which allows balloons like Boris Johnson and Davie Cameron to imagine that they have an entitlement to rule over us. We have an etonianocracy because of the monarchy. It’s the monarchy which provides the justification for the democratic obscenity which is the House of Lords.[...] The monarchy symbolises that the UK is founded upon the privilege of the few and the entitlement of the rich. This is a country in which unfairness is a foundation of the constitution."
republicanism  britishness  equality  inequality  poverty  politics  uk 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
WTFUK — Medium
This is what we look like to the rest of the world.
<q>There are themes here, on how we treat other human beings who don’t look like 'us,' how we make laws to make ourselves feel safe that just make everyone less safe, on bureaucracy and systems that punish honesty.</q>
immigration  fuckwits  terrorism  securitytheatre  bureaucracy  britishness  intersectionality  racism 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Seagull falls into pot of curry, terrible puns ensue | The Poke
The pilau creature. He terned orange. After that experience he must have wanted his cardamom. I'm sure he'd pa-rather not have fallen in. He'll be more peshwari in future. Sorry for all the puns, I'm only rogan joshing.
silly  food  twitter  internet  socialmedia  awww 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Cyberpunk Anime: A Huge List of Everything | Exolymph
TODO: 1) install superfast fibre broadband 2) take several weeks off work
cyberpunk  tv  movies  nerd 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
The Incredible Story of NASA's Forgotten 'Rocket Girls' | ThinkProgress
"They worked alongside famous figures like Carl Sagan, Wernher von Braun, and Richard Feynman, and they were ultimately essential to the discoveries that made those men household names."
computing  feminism  history  spaaace 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
I Wrote Drunk And Edited Sober For A Week, And Here’s What Happened To My Work | Bustle
Speaking of Rule #11. "Don’t do this unless you are a highly qualified functioning alcoholic".
booze  writing  blogging 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
wunami comments on "Write drunk; edit sober." - Ernest Hemingway | reddit
pajh's Rules for Life #11 is: "Write while you're still angry. Edit when you're sober. Publish when you're sure". Turns out I probably didn't invent it after all (but then, neither did Hemingway). I should probably be paying a little more attention to pajh's Rules for Life #5.
writing  lifehack 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
From Parthian chicken to flat breads: experimenting with a Roman oven | British Museum blog
Alright, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water system, and tagines....
food  history  cooking  incrediblyobscurereference 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Sparks of the Meltdown | Talking Points Memo
"locked in for a ride with an emotionally unstable man whose personal insecurities and instinctive racism now seem only to be accelerating"
drumpf  fuckwits  usa  politics 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
The stunning truth that explains the rise of the far-right in Britain | The Washington Post
"[Brexit is] the economic equivalent of quitting your job because you think you can get it back minus all the parts you don't like".
politics  economics  bloodytories  Brexit  britishness  europe  uk  economy  fuckwits  dataisbeautiful 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
My life after 44 years in prison | Al-Jazeera
"Everyone seems to be walking quickly with blank faces and wires in their ears[...] he’s entered a dystopia where everyone has become a secret agent wearing wires".
livinginthefuture  cyberpunk  crime  I_would_have_got_away_with_it_too_if_it_weren't_for_you_meddling_millennials 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
The ancient copper mines dug by children | BBC
Fascinating insight into the degree of communication, infrastructure, and society required to succeed in the Bronze Age.
history  archaeology 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Tory MP's attempt to block police investigation into election fraud allegations fails | Indy
Of course we all know they bought the election. It's what they do. “The consequences of a conviction would be [...] the potential for election results being declared void.” The schadenfreude would be exquisite, but all it would do is return them again with a bigger majority. There's a better way.
news  politics  bloodytories  lies  fuckwits 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
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