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Humans Started Enjoying Cannabis in China Circa 2800 BC

Judging by how certain American cities smell these days, you鈥檇 think cannabis was invented last week. But that spike in enthusiasm, as well as in public indulgence, comes as only a recent chapter in that substance鈥檚 very long history. In fact, says the presenter of the PBS Eons video above, humanity...

Pluralistic: Paying for it doesn't make it a market (22 Apr 2024)

Today's links Paying for it doesn't make it a market: But competition does. Hey look at this: Delights to delectate. This day in history: 2009, 2014, 2019, 2023 Upcoming appearances: Where to find me. Recent appearances: Where I've been. Latest books: You keep readin' em, I'll keep writin' 'em. Upco...

Of Race and Historicity

by David Winner My history textbooks in junior high school in 1970s Virginia presented history pretty much as I understood it from what would have been the point of view of my parents, standard liberal white academics. America鈥檚 racial original sins would have been muted but not ignored: slavery, in...

Hikari Laboratories / Tzvia Kazayoff Studio

The "Hikari Laboratories" project uniquely transforms a historic Templar barn in Benei Atarot, Israel, into a multifunctional concept hall. This building, steeped in 120 years of history, now serves as a dynamic space for an innovative cosmetics company Continue reading

Once again the Voynich manuscript

This is one of the most novel theories on the Voynich manuscript (Beinecke MS408; early 15th c.) that I've ever encountered, and there are many. The Voynich Manuscript, Dr Johannes Hartlieb and the Encipherment of Women鈥檚 Secrets, by Keagan Brewer and Michelle L Lewis, Social History of Medicine, hk...

What should I ask Alan Taylor?

He is one of the greatest of living American historians, here is from Wikipedia: Alan Shaw Taylor (born June 17, 1955) is an American historian and scholar who is the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor of History at the University of Virginia. A specialist in the early history of the Uni...

How Deep Space Nine's Dominion War Nearly Wrecked Star Trek's Utopia

Star Trek likes to imagine itself as a franchise that is largely above conflict, but it is defined by it: and how its most idealized heroes in Starfleet and the Federation react to, and become shaped by it. While Trek鈥檚 history is littered with devastating battles, few conflicts hold a mirror to Sta...

Gap Week: April 19, 2024 (Manor Lords First Impression)

Hey folks, this week is a bit of a gap week as I am heading out to the annual meeting of the Society for Military History (and, indeed, by the time you read this, I will be there). Normally, I post the abstract of my conference talk for these sorts of things, but since I 鈥 Continue reading Gap Week:...

Pluralistic: Precaratize bosses (19 Apr 2024)

Today's links Precaratize bosses: When the ruling class tells you what motivates them, believe them the first time. Hey look at this: Delights to delectate. This day in history: 2004, 2009, 2019, 2023 Upcoming appearances: Where to find me. Recent appearances: Where I've been. Latest books: You keep...

Matthew D. Lassiter On What We Miss About White America and the War on Drugs

When I first picked up Matthew D. Lassiter鈥檚 groundbreaking new text, The Suburban Crisis: White America and the War on Drugs, I knew I had to interview him and bring the book鈥檚 essential reframing of an oft-misunderstood history to our readers. Lassiter makes a profound and necessary case against b...

The Los Angeles Wine World鈥檚 Enduring Murder Mystery

When Prohibition came into force in 1920, it was meant to end the production, sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages. Instead, it was the beginning of perhaps the most infamous criminal period in US history because, very simply, most Americans liked a drink 鈥 and many didn鈥檛 care where it ca...

Hammerhead Now Supports TrainerRoad Outside Workouts

After what seems like the longest period of flirting in sports tech history, the two companies finally unlocked the connectivity between the two platforms. This had been teased, hinted at, and borderline leaked for seemingly years. But hey, now it鈥檚 鈥 Read More Here 鈫

Radcliffe: It was women who defeated Hitler

My mom was Class of 1955 at Radcliffe, the women鈥檚 college that was part of Harvard University in parallel with the men鈥檚 college (鈥淗arvard College鈥). Here鈥檚 part of a recent email from Radcliffe: Women鈥檚 history is deeply entwined with the history of resistance. In this issue of our Women, Gender, ...

Pluralistic: Podcasting "Capitalists Hate Capitalism" (18 Apr 2024)

Today's links Podcasting "Capitalists Hate Capitalism": "Competition is for losers." Hey look at this: Delights to delectate. This day in history: 2004, 2009, 2014, 2019, 2023 Upcoming appearances: Where to find me. Recent appearances: Where I've been. Latest books: You keep readin' em, I'll keep wr...

If history repeats, a 100-year heart disease epidemic is on the way

Over the first half of the 20th century the world saw growing rates of heart disease mortality. From the 1920s to the 1960s more and more people were dying from heart attacks. It was described as an epidemic of heart disease. But in the mid-1960s heart disease mortality suddenly plateaued. Continue ...

A History of Video Game Controllers

I came across this video that鈥檚 a pretty in-depth history of video game controller that taught me quite a bit I didn鈥檛 know and helped bridge some connections between the different companies throughout the industry鈥檚 history.

These Star Wars Toy Photos Are as Special as the Toys Themselves

In the realm of toy collecting, there are few things more iconic than vintage Star Wars toys. The variety. The history. The value. We all have images in our heads when we think of vintage Star Wars toys鈥攂ut what you maybe don鈥檛 know is many of those images are from the same person. Read more...

Good enough as a power for good

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This month in IndieWeb Carnival, Aaron invited us to think about what鈥檚 鈥済ood enough鈥 and what ramifications can it have on quality: Personally, I think there's a lot to be said about it, both as a phrase that people say, a mentality, comments on the history that leads to good enough instead of exce...

Anything鈥檚 Pastable: Eat Saut茅 Love [EPISODE]

This week we鈥檙e featuring an episode from The Sporkful鈥檚 series on the creation of 鈥淎nything鈥檚 Pastable,鈥 Dan Pashman鈥檚 new pasta cookbook. In part two of 鈥淎nything鈥檚 Pastable,鈥 Dan embarks on an epic trip across Italy in search of lesser-known pasta dishes 鈥 and to learn about the evolution of past...

The Legacy of the Datapoint 2200 Microcomputer

As the history committee chair of the IEEE Lone Star Section, in San Antonio, Texas, I am responsible for documenting, preserving, and raising the visibility of technologies developed in the local area. One such technology is the Datapoint 2200, a programmable terminal that laid the foundation for t...

The world's only streaming headset for swimming just got better

We鈥檝e tested 50 different waterproof headset designs over the 22-year history of New Atlas, and a clear favorite emerged in 2021 when Zygo launched its initial headphones focussed on the audio needs of swimmers. This week a 2nd-generation Zygo was announced for May 2024 delivery, with enhanced audio...

Apparently Healthy, but Diagnosed With Alzheimer鈥檚?

Paula Span in The New York Times: Determining whether someone has Alzheimer鈥檚 disease usually requires an extended diagnostic process. A doctor takes a patient鈥檚 medical history, discusses symptoms, administers verbal and visual cognitive tests. The patient may undergo a PET scan, an M.R.I. or a spi...

Pluralistic: Rebecca Roque's "Till Human Voices Wake Us" (16 Apr 2024)

Today's links Rebecca Roque's "Till Human Voices Wake Us": A brilliant technorealist teen thriller/murder mystery. Hey look at this: Delights to delectate. This day in history: 2004, 2014, 2019, 2023 Upcoming appearances: Where to find me. Recent appearances: Where I've been. Latest books: You keep ...

Book Review: The End of Mr. Y - Scarlett Thomas 鈽呪槄鈽呪槄獐

Oooh! This is an interesting slice of philosophical fiction. On the surface, it is a fairly standard story about a mysterious Victorian book which contains dark secrets and has since been lost to history. You probably know how it goes; our fearless heroine finds a long-lost copy, unlocks a weird wor...

Old Man Shouts

Am unwell, so am catching up on old bookmarks. This from a week or so ago, on designing constrained spaces, is quite good. https://sarahendren.substack.com/p/the-city-and-the-limiting-virtues I mean, the old thing that constraint brings freedom is just that鈥 extremely old鈥 uh now I鈥檓 wondering what ...

The iReader Neo 2 with the latest E Ink Carta 1300 display: A Review

iReader created history when it launched the Neo 2 e-reader device and that has to do with the all-new E Ink Carta 1300 display that the e-reader now comes with. At 6 inches, it also happens to be the smallest e-reader out there to flaunt the latest E Ink display tech. This makes it the [鈥 The post...

Record Number of Americans Aren't Sleeping Well, Gallup Survey Finds

If you鈥檝e been feeling the weight of insomnia lately, you鈥檙e far from alone. A new Gallup poll out Monday shows that a majority of American adults report not getting enough sleep鈥攁 first in the survey鈥檚 history. Though there are likely several reasons for this, many struggling with sleep also report...

Hasbro's New Marvel Legends Are Superior, Astonishing, and Savage

Marvel Comics is celebrating its 85th anniversary in 2024, and if there weren鈥檛 already enough cool Marvel Legends figures on the way this year, Hasbro wants you to celebrate even further with a bunch of new figures for the occasion鈥攁lthough admittedly they pull from a little more recently in Marvel...

Porter Condemns Brutality with 鈥淭out est pardonn茅鈥

Self-described as a "Progressive Alternative Rock" band, Porter has a history of genre-bending with their music. Members of the band have vast arrays of stylistic influences and much of it tends to show up in their overall sound.

Pluralistic: How to screw up a whistleblower law (15 Apr 2024)

Today's links How to screw up a whistleblower law: We want kingpins, not powerless underlings. Hey look at this: Delights to delectate. This day in history: 2004, 2009, 2014, 2019, 2023 Upcoming appearances: Where to find me. Recent appearances: Where I've been. Latest books: You keep readin' em, I'...

The 1970s: Male Fashion Nightmares

There is no doubt that the 1970s was one of the worst decades in history for so-called 鈥榝ashionable menswear鈥. I might have had suits with lapels that were too wide, but I am pleased to say that I wouldn鈥檛 have been caught dead wearing anything like these. Why is he holding a dead chicken? St 鈥 Cont...

AI Agent Metaphors | 2404

Like the Metaverse, history is repeating itself with zero contact with the last time a lot of smart people had conversations about AI Agents. The post AI Agent Metaphors | 2404 appeared first on thejaymo.

Pluralistic: Twinkfrump Linkdump (13 Apr 2024)

Today's links Twinkfrump Linkdump: All the miscellany that didn't make it. This day in history: 2019, 2023 Upcoming appearances: Where to find me. Recent appearances: Where I've been. Latest books: You keep readin' em, I'll keep writin' 'em. Upcoming books: Like I said, I'll keep writin' 'em. Coloph...

Egypt: New roads, old problems

Efforts to modernise Cairo鈥檚 infrastructure are running up against 鈥 and sometimes through 鈥 the city鈥檚 long history.

Decentralized Systems Aren't

Below the fold is the text of a talk I gave to Berkeley's Information Systems Seminar exploring the history of attempts to build decentralized systems and why so many of them end up centralized. As usual, you don't need to take notes. The text of my talk with links to the sources will go up at blog....

Adding the 鈥淢ove to Trash鈥 function to System 7

First, a little bit of Macintosh History. You probably know that on modern macOS you can select a file in Finder, on your Desktop, or in an app, and send it to the Trash by choosing the Move to Trash menu item, or by pressing Cmd+Backspace/Delete. This keyboard shortcut was added in System 7.5.3 whe...

Looking at the commit history of Tailscale鈥檚 tailscale-android repository on GitHub, there are plenty of hints that a revamped Tailscale Android app (even with dark mode!) is coming soon. 👀

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