Online for most of the Nycthemeron.

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33 Things to Do Before Climate Change Ruins Everything

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The boring conference

It occurs annually:

Perec’s point is that everything contains information. It’s just that, sometimes, it takes a bit of work to notice it. These days, an audience and a platform can be found for even the most niche interests, as people demonstrate that nothing is truly boring – not if you look at it closely enough.

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She lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses.

Ezekiel 23:30 NIV, from BBC’s 11 kinds of Bible verses Christians love to ignore

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Chlorine: From toxic chemical to household cleaner

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via kottke

via kottke

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A more serious form of inequality

It’s not just the income:

The life expectancy gap between the affluent and the poor and working class in the US, for instance, now clocks in at 12.2 years. College-educated white men can expect to live to age 80, while counterparts without a high-school diploma die by age 67. White women with a college degree have a life expectancy of nearly 84, compared with uneducated women, who live to 73.

And these disparities are widening. The lives of white, female high-school dropouts are now five years shorter than those of previous generations of women without a high-school degree, while white men without a high-school diploma live three years fewer than their counterparts did 18 years ago, according to a 2012 study from Health Affairs.

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How hard could it be to down 100g of crickets?

(Also, the 1:29 mark…)

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Against free public parking

A while ago, Boston changed code for new construction:

Specifically, “in most cases, officials are allowing the ratio to slip to 0.75 spaces per residence,” rather than the one or two spaces that had been the previous rule.

Two spaces per residence!!

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What 40 hours?

A 2008 survey of a thousand professionals found that ninety-four per cent [of Americans] worked fifty hours or more a week, and almost half worked in excess of sixty-five hours a week.

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"I dare you to watch this entire video."

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The Man Who Turned Paper Into Pixels from Delve on Vimeo.

Claude Shannon, one of those super-important-no-one’s-ever-heard-of types.

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The interesting thing about grief, I think, is that it is its own size. It is not the size of you. It is its own size. And grief comes to you. You know what I mean? I’ve always liked that phrase He was visited by grief, because that’s really what it is. Grief is its own thing. It’s not like it’s in me and I’m going to deal with it. It’s a thing, and you have to be okay with its presence. If you try to ignore it, it will be like a wolf at your door.

Stephen Colbert

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Real-time map of global lightning strikes.

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