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The pickup-truck emoji, brought to you by Ford.

Even the simple emoji has been infiltrated by corporate interests. It's depressing.

Linked on the 19th of July, 2019 Details

It looks like a lake made for instagram. It’s a dump for chemical waste.

This is deeply representative of our times and of “influencer” culture.

Linked on the 11th of July, 2019 Details

Inside the World's First Long-Term Storage Facility for Highly Radioactive Nuclear Waste

Another excerpt from the Underland book. This one tells the story of a tomb for radioactive waste being built in Finland. There's something really ominous about the whole concept of burying our radioactive slop and hoping a future civilisation doesn't get curious and dig it up.

Linked on the 10th of July, 2019 Details
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The Invisible City Beneath Paris.

Great article on the Paris catacombs and the "cataphiles" that map and explore them. It's excerpted from a book which I'm definitely adding to my reading pile.

Linked on the 4th of July, 2019 Details

Superhuman is Spying on You

In this article, Mike Davidson criticises the classic "Build first, ask questions later" methods of Silicon Valley. Specifically here, the much-hyped Superhuman email client that lets you track opens.

If you do anything, make sure you use an email client that disables images by default. That should prevent most of these unethical invasions of privacy.

Linked on the 3rd of July, 2019 Details