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Tire and Testicles...Again

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/04/absurd-primacy-of-the-car-in-american-life/476346/?google_editors_picks=true

Above is a piece from The Atlantic on the place of cars in American life and the sheer absurdity of it all. A user posted it on Metafilter and it was off to the races with members kvetching on the evils and glories of the automobile. 466 more words

After fifteen years of downtime, the MetaFilter gopher server is back


A few Potentially Asked Questions:

What’s a Gopher server?
Twenty bucks same as in— It’s a text-based menu-driven document retrieval system dating to the late pre-Septembrian era of the Internet, a kind of alternative approach to distributed document sharing that ended up being the Betamax to WWW’s VHS. 334 more words

Hacking News

MetaFilter Puts Its Gopher Server Back Up

I LOVE IT. MetaFilter has put its Gopher server back up. (I’m counting it as a “new resource” since the original server went down in 2001.) What’s Gopher? 59 more words

New Resources

Whoops

So, you know how sometimes you decide you’re going to get your shit together and you’re going to do everything you keep meaning to do? 393 more words

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