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Post by Paul H @ Sun May 19, 2019 7:37 am

Long piece on privacy in the modern age.

https://idlewords.com/talks/senate_test ... Sf__X2HW9w
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Post by thekungfury @ Thu May 23, 2019 1:45 pm

This is a good read. Anti-Islam Twitter loon agrees to meet the journalist Muslim he’s been abusing.

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/m ... obic-troll

A middle-aged man opened the door, wearing a pair of three-quarter-length khaki shorts and a plain blue T-shirt with two yellow stains on the front.

True Brit immediately shook my hand and welcomed me into his home, warning me not to take off my shoes in case I accidentally stepped in cat poo. He introduced himself as Phil. He was short, with broad shoulders that rolled forward as he moved into his default slouch. In harsh light, a slight paunch was visible. He had thin wisps of light brown hair that barely covered his receding hairline and uneven stubble covering his face.

PH
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Re: Great Magazine Articles

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Thu May 23, 2019 2:41 pm

thekungfury wrote:This is a good read. Anti-Islam Twitter loon agrees to meet the journalist Muslim he’s been abusing.

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/m ... obic-troll

A middle-aged man opened the door, wearing a pair of three-quarter-length khaki shorts and a plain blue T-shirt with two yellow stains on the front.

True Brit immediately shook my hand and welcomed me into his home, warning me not to take off my shoes in case I accidentally stepped in cat poo. He introduced himself as Phil. He was short, with broad shoulders that rolled forward as he moved into his default slouch. In harsh light, a slight paunch was visible. He had thin wisps of light brown hair that barely covered his receding hairline and uneven stubble covering his face.

PH

Ha. Interesting article too!
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Re: Great Magazine Articles

Post by Damien Thorn @ Thu May 23, 2019 8:56 pm

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
thekungfury wrote:This is a good read. Anti-Islam Twitter loon agrees to meet the journalist Muslim he’s been abusing.

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/m ... obic-troll

A middle-aged man opened the door, wearing a pair of three-quarter-length khaki shorts and a plain blue T-shirt with two yellow stains on the front.

True Brit immediately shook my hand and welcomed me into his home, warning me not to take off my shoes in case I accidentally stepped in cat poo. He introduced himself as Phil. He was short, with broad shoulders that rolled forward as he moved into his default slouch. In harsh light, a slight paunch was visible. He had thin wisps of light brown hair that barely covered his receding hairline and uneven stubble covering his face.

PH

Ha. Interesting article too!
Yes, very.
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Re: Great Magazine Articles

Post by Disastrous @ Thu May 23, 2019 11:40 pm

Good article but sooooo PH it hurts.
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Re: Great Magazine Articles

Post by Careless Whisperer @ Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:26 pm

An interesting and extensive analysis of the flight MH370 disappearance: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/ar ... es/590653/
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Re: Great Magazine Articles

Post by Paul H @ Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:28 am

A short piece about photographing a nuclear explosion.

https://roamaboutmike.com/2013/02/15/ra ... n-3-shots/
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Re: Great Magazine Articles

Post by Dirk @ Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:50 am

Paul H wrote:A short piece about photographing a nuclear explosion.

https://roamaboutmike.com/2013/02/15/ra ... n-3-shots/

Excellent
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Re: Great Magazine Articles

Post by Deuteronomy @ Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:12 am

Dirk wrote:
Paul H wrote:A short piece about photographing a nuclear explosion.

https://roamaboutmike.com/2013/02/15/ra ... n-3-shots/

Excellent


Yes!
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Re: Great Magazine Articles

Post by Greg66 @ Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:58 am

Damien Thorn wrote:
Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
thekungfury wrote:This is a good read. Anti-Islam Twitter loon agrees to meet the journalist Muslim he’s been abusing.

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/m ... obic-troll

A middle-aged man opened the door, wearing a pair of three-quarter-length khaki shorts and a plain blue T-shirt with two yellow stains on the front.

True Brit immediately shook my hand and welcomed me into his home, warning me not to take off my shoes in case I accidentally stepped in cat poo. He introduced himself as Phil. He was short, with broad shoulders that rolled forward as he moved into his default slouch. In harsh light, a slight paunch was visible. He had thin wisps of light brown hair that barely covered his receding hairline and uneven stubble covering his face.

PH

Ha. Interesting article too!
Yes, very.


Jesus.

I realise this might sound melodramatic, but that article highlights very effectively the way in which the internet is operating to break down society. Less and less face to face interaction* leads to greater insularity, which in turn leads to people turning to a rabbit-hole-cum-echo chamber of youtube, twitter and social media input feeding their social dysfunction.

It's very little different to stories of how young Muslims get radicalised, except that Phil has the internet as his radicaliser rather than an actual speaking person.

*trivial example: Pizza Express now has an app that allows you to order from your phone at the table, and pay from your phone at the table. Two fewer interactions with waiting staff.
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Re: Great Magazine Articles

Post by stuart @ Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:43 am

Greg66 wrote: *trivial example: Pizza Express now has an app that allows you to order from your phone at the table, and pay from your phone at the table. Two fewer interactions with waiting staff.


I... Like this idea...
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Re: Great Magazine Articles

Post by Il Duce @ Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:44 am

Greg66 wrote:
Damien Thorn wrote:
Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
thekungfury wrote:This is a good read. Anti-Islam Twitter loon agrees to meet the journalist Muslim he’s been abusing.

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/m ... obic-troll

A middle-aged man opened the door, wearing a pair of three-quarter-length khaki shorts and a plain blue T-shirt with two yellow stains on the front.

True Brit immediately shook my hand and welcomed me into his home, warning me not to take off my shoes in case I accidentally stepped in cat poo. He introduced himself as Phil. He was short, with broad shoulders that rolled forward as he moved into his default slouch. In harsh light, a slight paunch was visible. He had thin wisps of light brown hair that barely covered his receding hairline and uneven stubble covering his face.

PH

Ha. Interesting article too!
Yes, very.


Jesus.

I realise this might sound melodramatic, but that article highlights very effectively the way in which the internet is operating to break down society. Less and less face to face interaction* leads to greater insularity, which in turn leads to people turning to a rabbit-hole-cum-echo chamber of youtube, twitter and social media input feeding their social dysfunction.

It's very little different to stories of how young Muslims get radicalised, except that Phil has the internet as his radicaliser rather than an actual speaking person.

*trivial example: Pizza Express now has an app that allows you to order from your phone at the table, and pay from your phone at the table. Two fewer interactions with waiting staff.


If you're eating in PE you're pretty much a lost cause anyway.
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Re: Great Magazine Articles

Post by Strawman @ Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:46 am

Greg66 wrote: *trivial example: Pizza Express now has an app that allows you to order from your phone at the table, and pay from your phone at the table. Two fewer interactions with waiting staff.


I read a comment recently about the introduction of self service tills in supermarkets, they thought it wasn't solely for convenience it was also that people didn't want to interact with shop staff, which is a depressing thought.
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Re: Great Magazine Articles

Post by Deuteronomy @ Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:27 am

stuart wrote:
Greg66 wrote: *trivial example: Pizza Express now has an app that allows you to order from your phone at the table, and pay from your phone at the table. Two fewer interactions with waiting staff.


I... Like this idea...


The thing is Stuart, you seem very vulnerable to indoctrination.... So anyway, I'm starting a cult, yeah?
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Re: Great Magazine Articles

Post by Careless Whisperer @ Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:54 am

The Brexiteers favourite establishment, Wetherspoons, has been doing that for years. Given the quality if their staff, it can be a godsend...
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Re: Great Magazine Articles

Post by S1K @ Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:08 pm

Il Duce wrote:If you're eating in PE you're pretty much a lost cause anyway.

I don’t mind Pizza Express. Pizza Hut is terrible but Pizza Express can be okay if you choose the right things off the menu.
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Re: Great Magazine Articles

Post by Strawman @ Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:09 pm

S1K wrote:
Il Duce wrote:If you're eating in PE you're pretty much a lost cause anyway.

I don’t mind Pizza Express. Pizza Hut is terrible but Pizza Express can be okay if you choose the right things off the menu.


Pineapple?
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Re: Great Magazine Articles

Post by Deuteronomy @ Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:12 pm

S1K wrote:
Il Duce wrote:If you're eating in PE you're pretty much a lost cause anyway.

I don’t mind Pizza Express. Pizza Hut is terrible but Pizza Express can be okay if you choose the right things off the menu.


I hate pizza express due to their involvement with Luke Johnson.
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Re: Great Magazine Articles

Post by Il Duce @ Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:17 pm

S1K wrote:
Il Duce wrote:If you're eating in PE you're pretty much a lost cause anyway.

I don’t mind Pizza Express. Pizza Hut is terrible but Pizza Express can be okay if you choose the right things off the menu.



Glass of water?
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Re: Great Magazine Articles

Post by Greg66 @ Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:37 pm

Il Duce wrote:
S1K wrote:
Il Duce wrote:If you're eating in PE you're pretty much a lost cause anyway.

I don’t mind Pizza Express. Pizza Hut is terrible but Pizza Express can be okay if you choose the right things off the menu.



Glass of water?


Nah.

Double espresso is good though.
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Re: Great Magazine Articles

Post by stuart @ Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:02 pm

Id is right, Pizza Express is awful.

Finding good pizza is really hard, Pizza Punks is Glasgow is good. But that's really it for Pizza in the entire city from what I've tried so far.

Most pizza places are just terrible.
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Re: Great Magazine Articles

Post by Disastrous @ Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:14 pm

stuart wrote:Id is right, Pizza Express is awful.

Finding good pizza is really hard, Pizza Punks is Glasgow is good. But that's really it for Pizza in the entire city from what I've tried so far.

Most pizza places are just terrible.



You think?? I genuinely find it one of the worst pizza places in town...dry, burned and with bits of fcuking nacho crumbled on top...wtf??

Have you tried Baffo at Kelvingrove? Superior pizza IMO.
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Re: Great Magazine Articles

Post by Dirk @ Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:06 pm

Let's face it. Stuart was probably eating the plate. It's roughly the same shape as a pizza after all
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Re: Great Magazine Articles

Post by minimoog @ Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:19 pm

I thought Paesano at Kelvinbridge was decent and sensible money.
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Re: Great Magazine Articles

Post by stuart @ Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:04 pm

minimoog wrote:I thought Paesano at Kelvinbridge was decent and sensible money.



I trid that place once but the Pizza I got was incredibly soggy.
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Re: Great Magazine Articles

Post by DI Burnside @ Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:21 pm

stuart wrote:
minimoog wrote:I thought Paesano at Kelvinbridge was decent and sensible money.



I trid that place once but the Pizza I got was incredibly soggy.


Stop dipping it in your beer then.
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Re: Great Magazine Articles

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:04 pm

Greg66 wrote:
Damien Thorn wrote:
Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
thekungfury wrote:This is a good read. Anti-Islam Twitter loon agrees to meet the journalist Muslim he’s been abusing.

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/m ... obic-troll

A middle-aged man opened the door, wearing a pair of three-quarter-length khaki shorts and a plain blue T-shirt with two yellow stains on the front.

True Brit immediately shook my hand and welcomed me into his home, warning me not to take off my shoes in case I accidentally stepped in cat poo. He introduced himself as Phil. He was short, with broad shoulders that rolled forward as he moved into his default slouch. In harsh light, a slight paunch was visible. He had thin wisps of light brown hair that barely covered his receding hairline and uneven stubble covering his face.

PH

Ha. Interesting article too!
Yes, very.


Jesus.

I realise this might sound melodramatic, but that article highlights very effectively the way in which the internet is operating to break down society. Less and less face to face interaction* leads to greater insularity, which in turn leads to people turning to a rabbit-hole-cum-echo chamber of youtube, twitter and social media input feeding their social dysfunction.

It's very little different to stories of how young Muslims get radicalised, except that Phil has the internet as his radicaliser rather than an actual speaking person.

*trivial example: Pizza Express now has an app that allows you to order from your phone at the table, and pay from your phone at the table. Two fewer interactions with waiting staff.

I’m not convinced that interactions, or lack of, with staff in pizza express are meaningful at all. I would love an app to be able to pay for a meal rather than the annoyingly period of time after getting the bill and waiting for the card machine. Drives me crazy!!
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Post by Pigeon @ Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:21 pm

That's excellent.
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Re: Great Magazine Articles

Post by Strawman @ Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:19 pm

Not sure where to put this, could be in a film thread but Alan Moore on why he doesn't like superhero films from a couple of years ago

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From this blog, which is like a magazine article

https://alanmooreworld.blogspot.com/201 ... archy.html
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