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Imaginative designs of obsessive quality — Hem


Furniture via Katja

nonbeard 2022-07-06 23:16:42.135795

noo.ma | Best quality contemporary furniture handmade in Europe


Furniture via Katja

nonbeard 2022-07-06 23:16:31.249298

The Ten Commandments for Detective Fiction (1929): A Brief History and Update – Elizabeth Spann Craig


These are pretty good, apart from the weird Chinese one. Was this supposed to be anti-mysterious-Orient?

nonbeard 2022-07-06 12:58:48.477230

[Guide] How to unlock the bootloader on Nokia Android Phones for free

nonbeard 2022-07-05 15:50:03.908741

The Horse of the Invisible

nonbeard 2022-07-04 20:20:38.979734

Madame Sara

nonbeard 2022-07-04 20:20:05.802473

The Problem of Cell 13

nonbeard 2022-07-04 20:18:17.065459

A Complete Guide To Caring For Rubber Plants and Answers to Why Yours Might Be Dying • Vintage Revivals


Very comprehensive rubber plant troubleshooting. I have learnt that I was giving mine too much sun AND underwatering it! Poor little guy.

nonbeard 2022-07-03 21:44:20.644398



"Do you recognize the logo? Yes? So, I'm sure you are tired like me about this crappy app."

Someone reverse engineered the BLE protocol used by the LED strip lights I just bought.

Or, more accurately: I just bought some LED strip lights because someone reverse engineered the BLE protocol they use.

nonbeard 2022-06-30 20:14:14.823169

Single Order Generic Ethernet Access (SoGEA) | BT Wholesale

nonbeard 2022-06-25 00:14:26.103436

Should You Feed Orioles All Summer?


> Orioles fans should definitely feed their love birds all summer long! Not
> only will they get some great exercise and some delicious Orioles food, but
> they will also be keeping an eye on baseball.

Examples of superficially plausible nonsense text, via hn

nonbeard 2022-06-22 11:21:40.175452

A Small, Good Thing--Raymond Carver


Short story for "The Shorter The Better"

nonbeard 2022-06-21 00:00:54.016538

Oulu - How the Best Winter Cycling City Became even Better? - YouTube


This would be the most Finnish thing I've ever seen except that cross-country skiing is not directly involved. My favourite part is that a condition of the bike-path-maintenance contract is that the contractor cycle on the paths they've cleared.

nonbeard 2022-06-20 22:40:12.545293

Semplice 6 — Build your portfolio with pride


Katja and Sade's Wordpress plugin

nonbeard 2022-06-20 22:37:09.400707

Baked Potatoes Stuffed With Ricotta and Herbs Recipe - Food.com



nonbeard 2022-06-19 18:56:51.703174

The White Cat and the Monk


Children's story based on a poem written by an anonymous 9th-century Benedictine monk about his cat.

nonbeard 2022-06-15 20:06:32.039407

August Grove Richards Kitchen Pantry & Reviews | Wayfair.co.uk

nonbeard 2022-06-08 14:12:19.289298

August Grove Kitchen Pantry & Reviews | Wayfair.co.uk

nonbeard 2022-06-08 14:12:07.814159

House of Hampton Vida 43 x 77cm Free Standing Cabinet & Reviews | Wayfair.co.uk

nonbeard 2022-06-08 14:10:58.390268

Book reviews of imaginary books


Borges absolutely would not stop [writing book reviews of imaginary books]. His reasoning was that writing whole books was a lot of work, whereas writing book reviews was much easier, and let you get much the same ideas across.

nonbeard 2022-05-18 13:12:22.466253

OCaml Programming: Correct + Efficient + Beautiful — OCaml Programming: Correct + Efficient + Beautiful


ocaml tutorial recommended on the subreddit.

Unlike Real World OCaml, this doesn't use Jane Street libraries.

nonbeard 2022-05-17 10:10:25.271632

BirdNET-Pi – BirdNET in Raspberry Pis


This is cute! Very detailed automated birdwatching

nonbeard 2022-05-04 21:23:59.894288

The Dunning-Kruger Effect is Autocorrelation – Economics from the Top Down


If you plot x = test score and y = perceived ability - test score, when both test score and perceived ability on test score are generated randomly, you get the type of graph which Dunning and Kruger reported in their paper. This is because y is effectively x plus some noise; if you have a low (randomly-generated) test score then you are more likely to have a high (randomly-generated) self-evaluation simply because there are more numbers to choose from above; and vice versa.

That implies that it's not obvious that there's an effect which is specific to human psychology: since you can get the effect with random numbers, it just comes down to "pick a random number between 0 and 100" being more frequently above low numbers and more frequently below high numbers.

It also happens to be the case that when you remove the correlation, by separating actual test score from perceived ability on test score (e.g. by using two different tests), the Dunning-Kruger effect disappears. In other words, the effect is purely a result of correlation between x and y axes.

So the Dunning-Kruger effect doesn't exist, and Dunning and Kruger used an invalid test method to generate data which led them to a false conclusion because it was correlated with itself.

nonbeard 2022-04-15 10:22:17.054957

Castella - Wikipedia


Classic Japanese sweet a little like madeira, brought from Portugal to Japan in the 16th century.

nonbeard 2022-04-09 21:41:10.027027

[SH17A] Lake Drops deobfuscated


Nice simple water droplet effect from the famous shader showdown champion, fizzer!

nonbeard 2022-03-29 13:17:35.833691

House of the Weeping Widow - Wikipedia


A building for receiving foreign dignitaries in Kyiv. "when it rains water pours over the woman's face on the facade, running down her cheeks like tears."

nonbeard 2022-03-29 11:24:50.535565

Cat Printer | Hacker News



nonbeard 2022-03-27 17:17:24.265550

NES Cartridge Circuit Board MMC1/MMC3 | Etsy UK

nonbeard 2022-03-22 18:30:08.805740

Detecting pitch with the Web Audio API and autocorrelation | Hacker News

nonbeard 2022-03-22 08:33:47.711989

Irredentism - Wikipedia


Irredentism refers to political or popular movements whose members claim and seek to occupy (usually on behalf of their nation) territory they consider "lost" (or "unredeemed") to their nation, based on history or legend.

nonbeard 2022-03-21 16:22:15.094183

Deceit, Desire, and the Literature Professor: Why Girardians Exist


On Girard: "All desire is mimetic" is a fascinating proposition, but is obviously wrong (plenty of desires arise purely internally). "Some desire is mimetic" is pretty clearly true, but also boring -- we all already knew that.

nonbeard 2022-03-20 11:06:52.240717

GitHub - tmux-plugins/tmux-resurrect: Persists tmux environment across system restarts.

nonbeard 2022-03-17 10:45:18.605237

Onigiri recipe - BBC Food


Umeboshi onigiri (is a fun thing to say)

nonbeard 2022-03-08 15:18:21.184248

Virtual devices · Wiki · PipeWire / pipewire · GitLab


Basic framework for creating a loopback monitor device combining system audio and microphone in Pipewire.

nonbeard 2022-03-08 15:04:18.369470

Sleepy Girls | Lazy Susan - YouTube

2022-03-04 01:17:23.847350

Things could be good | Dazed


> There is something haunting and desperate about the chokehold that white, sallow humans from southern England have over the identity of the UK. [Adam Curtis] suggests many white people entered a state of prolonged philosophical mourning over the loss of the empire; sleepwalking through a kind of ambient identity crisis, confused as to what their "story" now was.

This article reflects some of my views of the UK, but offers little in the way of explanation beyond the above. It seems plausible (it occurred to me as well), but it's been a long time since Empire -- societies can change much faster than this, why hasn't the UK?

nonbeard 2022-03-01 20:43:26.203749

Plausibly-deniable encryption


One of the activists mentioned in the article shows up in the thread.

"I was one of the activists who had their computers seized. I told the police to kiss my ass and they gave up trying to get my password. Though I guess a 6 month concurrent sentence when you’ve already got 4 years isn’t worth the paperwork. Prison was butlins btw. I highly recommend it. Plenty of time to read books"

nonbeard 2022-02-18 20:22:33.492044

TRS-80 Color Computer Archive


My first computer, a Color Computer 3, came with two issues of Australian CoCo magazine, August '87 and July '87. They were not designed for beginners and I had no clue what any of it was about, but I did manage to type in most of the listing for Chatwin Manor.

nonbeard 2022-02-15 16:54:32.483109

Because This Is My First Life - Wikipedia


Katja's favourite Korean comedy

nonbeard 2022-02-12 20:20:56.359390

Stakhanovite movement - Wikipedia


The term Stakhanovite (стахановец) originated in the Soviet Union and referred to workers who modeled themselves after Alexey Stakhanov. These workers took pride in their ability to produce more than was required, by working harder and more efficiently, thus strengthening the socialist state.

nonbeard 2022-02-09 14:09:25.213728

John Locke’s recipe for Pancakes | Cooking in the Archives


Half a grated nutmeg
& litle orangeflower water. Frie it without butter.
This is the right way

nonbeard 2022-01-30 17:58:05.300026



via gabi

nonbeard 2022-01-26 13:27:07.313525

How to Make the Best Fried Rice | The Food Lab


Obsessive fried rice

nonbeard 2022-01-24 19:53:43.046364

Pink Floyd - "Pigs on the Wing" Rare Guitar Solo from 8-Track - YouTube


Apparently because the 8 track looped around.

nonbeard 2022-01-22 01:10:15.081787

OpenGOAL Project Update – September 2020


Reverse engineering Naughty Dog's proprietary Lisp, with the goal of decompiling all the GOAL code in Jack and Daxter in order to provide a reimplementation.

The generated assembly for their factorial function is very nice, in that it looks like the output of an unoptimised C compiler rather than a Lisp compiler.

nonbeard 2022-01-18 23:54:00.295199

Why are there 3 Minor Scales? | School of Composition


Because we started with one which is just the aolian mode (natural minor), then sharpened the 7th to get more satisfying harmonic progressions, particularly when leading from chords involving the 7th to the tonic (harmonic minor), then sharpened the 6th as well on the way up to make it sound less weird when singing, but reverted to aolian when desending (melodic minor).

Basically, because they sound good in different contexts.

Wish I'd learnt more music theory.

nonbeard 2022-01-15 02:48:22.336840

Writing a Game Boy Emulator in OCaml - The Linoscope Machine

nonbeard 2022-01-12 00:01:35.462887



doll design via k

nonbeard 2022-01-04 19:32:47.466720

Canon Cat - YouTube


The Canon Cat, designed by Jef Raskin and released in 1987, stores what it was displaying when you switch it off, so what when you switch it on again it can show you that screen quickly while it boots in the background. Very funny that Apple ripped *this* feature off, too, when designing how iPhone apps would work in the face of app suspend (send to background) and resume.

nonbeard 2022-01-04 01:25:28.668962

Yuna Chun



nonbeard 2022-01-03 20:54:12.545811
📜 Boyfriend of Zelda