The New York Subway isn't like this anymore, but the sheer decrepitude and negligence of it in the 80s is always amazing to behold. This video shows a ride to Coney Island in 1987. Londoners like me will sometimes get a bit snooty about this sort of thing, but the London Underground was about as filthy back then. The distinctive manifestation was trash fires rather than free wall art, and the consequences were far worse.
This animation shows how the 14th-century Charles Bridge was built in Prague. Here's the video description, machine-translated: The digital model "Charles Bridge – construction of a pillar and vaulted field in the 14th century" was created for the project of the virtual exhibition Prague of the time of Charles IV. The project is supported by… READ THE REST
Nantes, France's Château des ducs de Bretagne museum of history delayed its exhibition about Genghis Khan after the Chinese government insisted that the words "Genghis Khan" not appear anywhere in the show. Same goes for "Empire" and "Mongol." From The Guardian: The exhibit was planned in collaboration with the Inner Mongolia Museum in Hohhot, China. But… READ THE REST
In the 1980s, Infocom popularized the term "interactive fiction" and turned the text adventure into a profitable medium. Ingenious programming and broad literary horizons brought it (and one or two rivals, such as Magnetic Scrolls) explosive success, for as long as it lasted. Andrew Plotkin's Obsessively Complete Infocom Catalog, building on archiving work by Jason… READ THE REST
What's the only thing tougher than deciding to finally get your financial life and monthly budgeting on track and under control? When there are two of you. Making sure to log all of your transactions and be fiscally responsible is often difficult enough, but when you're trying to manage that operation when both you and… READ THE REST
We spend most of our days staring at screens. Either a laptop, or a phone, or a tablet. But while we spend so much time reading or working or watching all the varied screens in our life, it's strange how often they just aren't enough. They aren't clear enough, they aren't big enough, they aren't… READ THE REST
One of the biggest concerns for both new and experienced CBD users is determining exactly how much of a cannabis-infused product to take to receive just the right dosage. Unlike those trying to guesstimate just how much active CBD is in a pot brownie or even what comes from smoking or vaping, tinctures are about… READ THE REST