The thin line between quaint-retro and plain-obsolete

In 2016 the news of an auto shop in Poland still using a Commodore 64 for balancing driveshafts became very popular. The idea of a 25 years old computer still performing its task seemed to both fuel the story of ancient technology being sturdier than the modern one, and instill respect towards a mechanic who refuses to bend …

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The US is the only place where trains are so slow that if you miss one you can grab a burger, then take an uber to the next station and still have time to catch your train.

Hapalochlaena lunulata. If that doesn’t scream I’M POISONOUS at you, I don’t know what will.
#aposematic

Dear Penguin Random House, are you the one responsible for the clickbait-ification of my books? My personal library is starting to look like the home page of Buzzfeed.
 

 

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Wikipedia informs: A common phrase “Ba no Kuuki wo Yomu”, “understanding the situation without words” or “sensing someone’s feelings”, is a very important concept for understanding Japanese culture. […] Sensing and practicing “Bano Kuuki wo Yomu” is considered social manners or social intelligence in Japan. Unlike the individualistic and expressive cultures in Western countries, people …

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