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Why Spanish translations of literary works are censored, often without readers’ knowledge — Quartzy
Spain’s history of literary censorship has had a chilling effect on freedom of speech.
censorship  spain  spanish  history  fascism 
4 days ago by po
GitHub - chrislgarry/Apollo-11: Original Apollo 11 Guidance Computer (AGC) source code for the command and lunar modules.
Original Apollo 11 Guidance Computer (AGC) source code for the command and lunar modules. - chrislgarry/Apollo-11
history  programming  space  lunar  nasa  apollo  moonshots  code  apollo.missions 
8 days ago by po
<Now Go Bang!> Raster CRT Typography (According to DEC)
(Now Go Bang!) Raster CRT Typography (According to DEC): A closer look at the glyphs drawn by the DEC terminals VT100 and VT220.
crt  typography  vt100  dec  retro  terminal.emulation  vintage  history  computers  fonts  typefaces  hardware  design 
12 days ago by po
‘Scott Walker: 30 Century Man’ Shines Light On Enigmatic Singer Who Recently Passed Away | Decider
A decade before his death, Walker's idiosyncratic life and career was chronicled in this documentary.
obituary  musician  art  history  music  4ad 
12 days ago by po
How I Couldn’t Stop Poking at Mysterious CompuServe Server Hard Disk Images
Watch as Gerry explains the history behind this Compuserve PDP-10 computer, as well as shows you the Boot-Up process. Today computers a fraction of this size have more multitudes more processing power and storage, but in the '70s this machine was an industry standard.
compuserve  history  retrocomputing  pdp  computing  computing.history 
12 days ago by po
Along the Coast of Peru, Scientists Discover an Ancient Whale With 4 Legs | Inverse
While it’s known that whales evolved to once again live in the sea like their ancestors, the details of that exact journey have been sparse. On Thursday, scientists announced in “Current Biology” that they discovered evidence of a four-legged whale that lived along the coast of Peru 42.6 million years ago.
archeology  history  biology  whales  paleontology  science  evolution  mammals 
12 days ago by po
Tsing, A.: The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins (Paperback and Ebook) | Princeton University Press
Matsutake is the most valuable mushroom in the world—and a weed that grows in human-disturbed forests across the northern hemisphere. Through its ability to nurture trees, matsutake helps forests to grow in daunting places. It is also an edible delicacy in Japan, where it sometimes commands astronomical prices. In all its contradictions, matsutake offers insights into areas far beyond just mushrooms and addresses a crucial question: what manages to live in the ruins we have made?</bl...
capitalism  history  anthropology  food  farming  culture  usa 
12 days ago by po
A Staple Problem? History of rice crisis in the Philippines
While the Philippines is known for its agricultural lands, the country continues to face recurring rice crises over the years
economics  rice  food  supply.chains  panics  phillippines  history 
12 days ago by po
Titanic Was Found During Secret Cold War Navy Mission
Read how National Geographic revealed the clandestine military project that led to the discovery of the famed shipwreck.
oceans  oceanography  history  titanic  disasters  navy 
12 days ago by po
Killed by Google - The Google Graveyard & Cemetery
The Google Graveyard: A list of dead products Google has killed and laid to rest in the Google Cemetery.

This reminds me of how so many important tools cast off by IBM and Microsoft as "unprofitable" in the 1980s and 90s became their own businesses. Same thing has happened with Apple and Google.
google  fail  failure  history  obituaries  services  innovation  business  ideas 
23 days ago by po
Rebooting UUCP to redecentralize the net / Boing Boing
UUCP (Unix-to-Unix Copy Protocol) is a venerable, non-hierarchical networking protocol that was used as transport for early email and Usenet message boards; its intrinsic decentralization and its cooperative nature (UUCP hosts store and forward messages for one another) make it a kind of symbol of the early, decentralized robustness that characterized the early net and…
uucp  lolwat  networking  distributed.network  internet  history 
24 days ago by po
ArtStation - Manila XVIIth. century, J.R. Casals
ideal reconstruction of the city of Manila and its fortifications in the second half of the XVIIth century, founded in 1571 and converted at this time a major commercial link between Japan, China and the Viceroyalty of New Spain. Made for the historical
art  history  philippines  intramuros 
24 days ago by po
James Bond, the Japanese Fisherman | Costume & Culture
Part 1: Trans-status disguise on film James Bond is a man of expensive taste. His tailored suits and Omega watches reflect a kind of elitism. He presents himself with an air of confidence that is unattainable to most, and that suave sophistication is a hallmark of Bond in every incarnation. It makes women swoon, and…
yellowface  culture  film  fashion  history 
5 weeks ago by po
Stalin’s granddaughter is an all-American badass
She’s got her dedushka’s eyes -- but this gun-toting, punk-rocking gal is as American as apple pie, although she does loves to cook borscht. Tattooed Chrese...
stalin  portland  pdx  funny  oregon  history 
6 weeks ago by po
Photos Reveal the Developer Trays of America's Greatest Photographers - Feature Shoot
As analog photography becomes less popular, John Cyr’s Developer Trays read like a love poem to the vanishing medium. For the haunting series, he catalogues the empty developer trays of prolific and renowned photographers, each bearing the marks and stains of chemicals, which emerge like secret data points recording every serendipitous accident of the darkroom.
photography  chemistry  history  photographers  biography 
6 weeks ago by po
Europa Europa (1990) - IMDb
Directed by Agnieszka Holland. With Solomon Perel, Marco Hofschneider, René Hofschneider, Piotr Kozlowski. A boy in Nazi Germany, trying to conceal that he is Jewish, joins the Hitler Youth.
movies  war  ww2  history  film 
7 weeks ago by po
Treaty of Tripoli - Wikipedia
"the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion."
religion  atheism  government  christianity  history  usa 
7 weeks ago by po
Lessons from 6 software rewrite stories – Herb Caudill – Medium
Almost two decades ago, Joel Spolsky excoriated Netscape for rewriting their codebase in his landmark essay Things You Should Never Do.
cadt  software.development  axioms  received.wisdom  programming  software  history  rewrite.from.scratch  post.mortem 
8 weeks ago by po
Celebrating Sojourner Truth: “Ain’t I a Woman” and its legacy - Vox
Start Black History Month by reading one of the greatest speeches in American rhetoric.
history  speeches 
9 weeks ago by po
1991
A server-side web framework written in Forth.
forth  gforth  frameworks  cybernetics  history  hyperreality  aesthetics 
9 weeks ago by po
Oh God, It's Raining Newsletters — by Craig Mod
On the rise of newsletter production, consumption, and monetization, and how email is one of the most powerful and resilient publishing platforms.
newsletters  email  mailing.lists  interesting  history  marketing  publishing 
9 weeks ago by po
Bubble Sort: An Archaeological Algorithmic Analysis
Bubble Sort as a historical artifact and a negative example.
Ironically, it's proven to be a durable example.
history  programming  algorithms  academics  computer.science 
9 weeks ago by po
The False Science Linking Body Shape to Personality - The Atlantic
People continue to fall back on harmful assumptions about the link between body shape and personality.
body.image  culture  usa  stereotypes  history  eugenics  weird 
10 weeks ago by po
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