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  1. #21

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    St. Helena and the Ghost of Napoleon.

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/trave...um=socialmedia


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    Quote Originally Posted by huja:
    Ape-shit crazy story with a tragic ending.

    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article...bbit-hole-i-go
    Posted that one a while ago: https://geoexpat.com/forum/84/thread351667.html

    Quote Originally Posted by huja:
    Sometimes we don't have the appetite to read an entire book. But then most articles aren't much more than 2-minute blurbs.
    To make the discussion relevant to Hong Kong, long-form articles are so rare here.

    That reminds me: FactWire has not published anything this month -- wished they published weekly/bi-weekly, but I understand that (long-form) investigative journalism is hard work. Maybe they need more donations?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoTommy:
    I understand that (long-form) investigative journalism is hard work and expensive . . . they need more donations!
    This x 1,000,000

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    Quote Originally Posted by huja:
    Ape-shit crazy story with a tragic ending.

    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article...bbit-hole-i-go
    I remember that story from before. Sounds to me like there was a serious amount of crystal meth involved.

    I know it is just journalistic licence and scene setting but the Pasig River won an international award last year for its rehabilitation and wasn't as described when the body was dumped. They would never have found the body if it had been

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    Sorry to interrupt this flow of amazing sounding articles, but I think this app is worth sharing.

    Pocket is great for saving such articles for later offline reading, install the plugin on your desktop, save to pocket and read it later on your mobile device.

    It's free (apart from the usual privacy harvesting)

    Enjoy

    https://getpocket.com/

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    Longform.org quit supporting their app some time back. :-(


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    Quote Originally Posted by huja:
    Longform.org quit supporting their app some time back. :-(
    I just tried adding a longform.org article to pocket and it worked fine - was there something else you could previously do?

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    A random post about underwater cables reminded me of my top longread.

    Here's a GEM that I read decades ago when Wired was still printed.

    The author, Neil Stephenson remains my favorite SciFi author.

    From 1996

    https://www.wired.com/1996/12/ffglass/


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    Quote Originally Posted by robertlempriere:
    I just tried adding a longform.org article to pocket and it worked fine - was there something else you could previously do?
    I see how my comment could be misread . . . longform stopped supporting their own app.

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