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I hadn't listened to this podcast before, but this episode really resonated with me. The trick for getting your kids to talk about their day at school totally worked too.

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It's probably futile to do so, but here's my partial history of New York City in video games. The difficult part is actually figuring out, in fact, if a game takes place in New York. For instance, Frogger could take place in New York, if the West Side Highway straddled a Hudson River full of logs and turtles. Pac-Man is certainly a metaphoric representation of the Financial District. If Donkey Kong is an homage to King Kong, wouldn't that mean he's throwing barrels from the Empire State Building?

NYC Resistor is a hacker collective with a shared space located in Brooklyn. We meet regularly to share knowledge, hack on projects together, and build community.

NEWYORKEXITNEWYORK (c) is an installation featuring a virtual environment in 3 dimensions built out of photographs of New-York City, USA. With a Joystick controller one can freely surf a city metaphor in real time 3D and projected on a giant screen. Defying gravity laws to dive in and out of space and time, to be part and observer of a new interpretation of urban patterns like traffic, noise and streetlife of a virtual city,

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A Discord server for linkFilter discussions.

Now owners are scrambling to save their friend, explain its death to their children, and come to grips with the mortality of a robot designed to bond with them, not to die.
No Kids in Cages
I saw two cage installations in Brooklyn today. One outside the Park Slope YMCA, and another at the York St stop. They are 4 x 6 cages with a realistic doll wrapped in a mylar blanket inside. A sign on the side leads to this website. I presume they're all over the city.
You should be able to observe Jupiter and its four brightest moons—Io, Europa, Callisto, and Ganymede (you can see these on many clear nights)—with a pair of binoculars. And with a telescope, you could be able to see a few of the individual cloud belts on Jupiter, and perhaps even the Great Red Spot.
Linkfilter Discord
Linkfilter discord server. For the chats.
In 2018 the number of people older than 64 years old surpassed the number of children under 5 years old. This was the first time in history this was the case.
What to do with Linkfilter?

Posting this in links so the few folks who drop in will see it.

I'd like to do the following:
* Reset all the posts and everything to zero.
* Change to a private, invite-only community.
* Open it up so anyone here can invite folks.
* Add a few features and clean it up a bit more.


Is that something anyone would be interested in?

Manhattan has two genetically distinguishable groups of rats: the uptown rats and the downtown rats, separated by the geographic barrier that is midtown.


“If you gave us a rat, we could tell whether it came from the West Village or the East Village,” says Combs. “They’re actually unique little rat neighbors.” And the boundaries of rat neighborhoods can fit surprisingly well with human ones.

CoinTent is a subscription that lets you remove ads across the entire web while still supporting sites you love. CoinTent removes ads on every site you go to, and distributes the money from your subscription to the sites you visit based on the time you spend with them.


Finally! I've been saying this is how ad blockers should work for years.
A fun interactive map of Game of Thrones. Plot characters paths through as they travel through the series/books.