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Britain's first female rock band you never heard about.

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The story of the Liverbirds, Liverpool's first female rock band that came up behind the beatles and had quite a run. Amazing and moving story. (via Kottke)

Added on the 6th of November, 2021 Details

Like son, like mother.

You may have heard of Alex Honnold, star of Free Solo, a documentary following his rope-free climb of El Capitan in Yosemite national park. Well, Deirdre Wolownick, his mother, started climbing at the age of 60 in order to be closer to her son. And she just scaled El Capitan for the second time at the age of 70.

If you ever felt like it was too late to learn a skill, that's proof enough there's always time.

Linked on the 6th of November, 2021 Details
Stepping on heads. Stepping on heads.
Added on the 22nd of October, 2021 View photo

How deep is the ocean?

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This visualisation/animation puts the depths of oceans into perspective. It gets quite chilling once it gets really deep and dark.

Added on the 16th of October, 2021 Details

Facebook's "GDPR bypass" gets validated by the Irish DPC.

The Irish Data Protection Commission just validated Facebook's "unusual" reading of the GDPR. Facebook having its European HQ in Ireland doesn't inspire faith in their impartiality, of course.

Max Schrems:

The DPC developed the 'GDPR bypass' with Facebook, that it is now greenlighting as a regulator. Instead of a regulator, it acts as a ‘big tech’ advisor.

It's probable the other European DPCs won't let this pass but it's more proof the system needs an overhaul.

Linked on the 13th of October, 2021 Details

Window art in World War 1.

During the first world war, Parisian shop owners would place lines of tape across their windows to avoid flying glass in case of a nearby bombing or explosion. It turned into something of a design contest as they started creating…

Published on the 11th of October, 2021 Read full post