This day in history

2003, 2008, 2013, 2018, 2022.

Cory Doctorow
1 min readDec 8, 2023

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20yrsago Beat Me Daddy (Eight to the Bar) https://web.archive.org/web/20040112231612/http://www.forteanbureau.com/dec2003/Doctorow/index.html

#15yrsago New Rochelle school board mutilates books to protect children https://web.archive.org/web/20081210080026/http://www.newrochelletalk.com/?q=node/288

#15yrsago How to Pay for National Health Insurance https://ritholtz.com/2008/12/how-to-pay-for-national-health-insurance/

#5yrsago Literal breadboarding, with toast and Vegemite https://twitter.com/lukeweston/status/1071220362606608385

#5yrsago $30 plug-and-play kit converts a Bird scooter into a “personal scooter” https://hackaday.com/2018/12/07/liberating-birds-for-a-cheap-electric-scooter/

#5yrsago An annual Christmas craft tradition: the Die Hard Air Duct ornament https://web.archive.org/web/20171214160218/https://unlikelywords.com/2016/12/23/how-to-make-your-own-die-hard-christmas-tree-ornament/

#5yrsago Top FTC official is so such a corporate shill that he has conflicts of interest for 100 companies, including Equifax and Facebook https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/6/18129572/facebook-uber-ftc-conflict-interest-andrew-smith

#5yrsago Ha-ha, only serious: McSweeney’s on price-gouging in the emergency room https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/welcome-to-our-modern-hospital-where-if-you-want-to-know-a-price-you-can-go-fuck-yourself

#1yrago One weird trick to make monopolies self-destruct https://pluralistic.net/2022/12/08/one-last-job/#icahns-raiders

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