Thought-provoking review of a new book about the practicality of eating meat. The book’s author argues, and the pretty strongly vegan-leaning reviewer agrees, that meat can be farmed with a minimal or beneficial impact on the environment if the global agriculture system were to be heavily reformed.
Interesting collection of thoughts from Anil Dash on forking as a feature, and not the “nuclear option” of a f/oss community project.
Absolutely amazing walkthrough of a museum of Soviet Arcade Games outside of Moscow. This is too cool. Also cool is the Flickr set he links to at the bottom of the article.
Charming description of a trip through midtown without stepping foot on the avenues. (It’s an update on something John Updike once wrote about.) I think about this kind of thing all the time when walking in Manhattan.
Spot-on parody of the really terrible “Blam!” thing Disney’s been doing, applying that treatment to the opening montage in “Up.” Watch for “INCONCEIVABLE!”
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