When you walk into the Museum of Soviet Arcade Games in St. Petersburg, the first thing you’ll see is a series of gray, hard-edged soda machines from the...
Artur Coelho's insight:
"the most popular games were created to teach hand-eye coordination, reaction speed, and logical, focused thinking. Not unlike many American games, these games were influenced by military training, crafted to teach and instill patriotism for the state by making the human body better, stronger, and more willful."
For most people, the United Arab Emirates conjures up images of lavish, oil-funded lifestyles, luxury cars and oddly shaped skyscrapers. But fewer than 50 years ago, the country — then known as the Trucial States — was a harsh, undeveloped desert outpost of the British Empire, with few roads, no...
[Image source: FUTURAMA. Published by General Motors, 1940. 24pp. Original wrappers. Provenance: the Pamphlet Collection, Library of Congress. ] The 1939 World's Fair in NYC famously exhibited a spherical attraction that exhibited a semi-robotic display of what the future would...
California Uber drivers can join in class-action lawsuit blogger-avatar by Roberto Baldwin | @strngwys | 20 hours ago
Uber Tops Taxis
Uber drivers are not employees of the ride hailing company. Instead they are contractors responsible for their own gas, vehicle upkeep and if anything happens to the driver or car while they are searching for a passenger, it's on them.
Artur Coelho's insight:
é por isto que o modelo da uber (e de toda a restante "sharing economy") é preocupante. o trabalhador faz o trabalho usando os seus meios e equipamentos, sem que a entidade assuma qualquer responsabilidade excepto ficar-lhe com boa parte dos proveitos do trabalho. imaginem, por exemplo, professores que têm de usar as suas casas e os seus materiais para dar aulas a alunos, dividindo as propinas destes com um colégio: "Uber drivers are not employees of the ride hailing company. Instead they are contractors responsible for their own gas, vehicle upkeep and if anything happens to the driver or car while they are searching for a passenger, it's on them."
Unless you're looking at an officially licensed Disney tutorial you'd better put your pencils and your eyeballs away and stop looking at the screen, now!Just kidding, it's nothing more than an innocent comic drawn by a non-Disney artist, to be filed under "satire".This silly yet oh so true comic by Mauricio Abril shows the not so fun side of that empire Mickey Mouse built, and I know more than a few NeatoShop artists will totally relate to the punchline!-Via Laughing Squid...
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