You should read this for 11/27/2022:
Sorry for the late post; family health issues.
Art, Music, and Film
Books, Libraries, Writing, and Language
An experimental scheme to boost endangered regional vocabulary will see examples “adopted” by prominent public voices. A group of leading podcasters has agreed to sponsor a word chosen from those identified as on the brink of extinction by the British Library. Regional radio broadcasters are also being urged to join participating podcast shows, which include The Lost Tapes of History and Black History Buff, whose presenters have agreed to “adopt” a favourite, whether or not they use it themselves.
Maggie Appleton: Tools for Thought as Cultural Practices, not Computational Objects
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Food and Drink
With its sweetly spiced tomato and cream-based gravy, butter chicken is a comforting, warming dish that feels decadent thanks to its silky-smooth richness. It’s a dish that can be cooked with either breast meat or chicken thighs, with bones or without. The most important thing is that you marinate the chicken fully to allow the flavour of the spices to shine. For a truly authentic experience, enjoy it with crispy naan, perfectly soft in the middle, and a side of pickled sliced onions.
History and Archaeology
Via @Academicats@scholar.social: Hunting for Neanderthal spear tips under the sea
“We’re very confident that they’re authentic,” said Prof Paul Pearson, of University College London, who led the research. “Our evidence suggests Sponsian ruled Roman Dacia, an isolated goldmining outpost, at a time when the empire was beset by civil wars and the borderlands were overrun by plundering invaders.”
Science and Nature
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The report says that by year four of the Alexa experiment, “Alexa was getting a billion interactions a week, but most of those conversations were trivial commands to play music or ask about the weather.” Those questions aren’t monetizable.
Tim Bray: Bye Twitter
Today I’m leaving Twitter, because I don’t like making unpaid contributions to a for-profit publisher whose proprietor is an alt-right troll. But also because it’s probably going to break down. Read on for details.
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Pay It Forward and Make It Better
Thousands of Tumblr users have been making posters, soundtracks, drawings and fan fiction for a 1973 Scorsese film starring Robert De Niro – but it never existed
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