Aaand back to our regularly scheduled program. Speaking of programming...
TL;DR: how ubuntu generates its motd is weird (and pings their server once every 12 hours)
It's quite simple. PHP was not designed. It evolved, without a predator to remove bad mutations. -- The_Sly_Marbo on reddit
Note: the title is quite click-baity. It's not that the black hole is exceptionally big, it's just that black holes of this particular size were supposed to be near-impossible to encounter (only smaller or larger ones).
TL;DR: use Firefox
(a paper from 1970, from hackernews)
(TW: New Yorker, paywall)
I liked the part about LSD and MK ULTRA, and will probably read the book at some point. There's also a nice idea that when you start to use underhanded techniques you also start to see (or "see") other people around you use them (or, at least, so it appears to you), thus undermining the profit you might've had.
Conventional wisdom has held that the iris begins decaying only minutes after death. Thanks to Maciejewicz’s work, we discovered that wisdom to be wrong: If cadavers are kept cool, the eyes can still be used for identification for up to three weeks postmortem
This twitter account posts a miniature photo every day. Very cute.
(TW: Daily Mail) (also TW: may cause severe feels)
THIS IS ART IF I SAY IT IS ART