the cop on the phone told me you have to blow me now
Saturday, 16 February 2019

The Search for a Deeper Understanding of Suicidality

quote [ “Suicide,” goes the popular expression, “is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.” [...] This tends to be the prevailing narrative around suicide and suicidality— [...] The problem with this, though, is the obvious reality that some problems really are permanent [...] We may, with the right therapy or psychopharmacological help, change our perspective of such problems so that they don’t cause us so much ongoing distress. But not all problems fade with time; some actually do get worse. It should not be irrational to acknowledge this existential fact, and yet it remains stubbornly difficult to talk about. ]

Related to this recent post I found interesting.

[SFW] [health] [+1 Insightful]
[by snowfox@8:24amGMT] [0 comments]

Goofy 1980s Video Aspirin’ technique might just give you a headache

quote [ In the 1980s, the widespread availability of VCR technology represented a palpable opportunity for some. Porno peddlers, schlock horror directors, and innovating game designers all saw new possibilities in VCR distribution. But they were not the only ones. There was also a wave of direct-to-video holistic health merchants looking to improve the lives of middle-class TV viewers all across the country. ]

Looks like aspirin tonight
[SFW] [health] [+1 Insightful]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:42amGMT] [0 comments]

Researchers Create 'Rat Cyborgs' That People Control With Their Minds - D-brief

quote [ Scientists have developed what they call rat cyborgs, which humans can control wirelessly with their minds to navigate mazes. ]

Human brain-to-brain interfacing possible, too, which is simultaneously neat and disconcerting.

[SFW] [science & technology]
[by JWWargo@4:38amGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 15 February 2019

BITTER HARVEST

quote [ It was only the beginning: On Feb. 19, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 authorizing the secretary of war to designate certain coastal "military areas" and to exile "any and all persons" from them. Almost overnight, many of our neighbors of Japanese ancestry disappeared. Soon 120,000 West Coast Japanese-American citizens found themselves herded into 10 "relocation" camps for the duration of the war.

...

Based on an accumulation of evidence, we now know that the government's action was partially initiated by California corporate agribusiness interests hoping to satisfy their own lust for land while ridding themselves of competition from the state's most productive family farms. ]

For some reason, this part of the Japanese Internment was glossed over in all the History classes I took in school. The whole Victory Gardens being necessary because we fucked ourselves over by being greedy is really resonating with me right now.

Dr. Sarah Taber talks Japanese internment and how it relates to DACA

[SFW] [history] [+5 Insightful]
[by steele@9:39pmGMT] [1 comment]

This person does not exist

An endless stream of fake portraits made by AI. Hit refresh for a new portrait.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+4 Interesting]
[by spazm@9:03pmGMT] [3 comments]

On Star Trek: TNG, those aren't Captain Picard's hands holding his flute

quote [ Once you see it, you can't unsee it. ]

A spicy slice of pop culture archaeology.
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+3 WTF]
[by Paracetamol@8:01pmGMT] [4 comments]

Assman strikes back: Denied licence plate, Saskatchewan man emblazons 'offensive' last name on tailgate

quote [ The Melville man had an oversized decal designed to replicate the plate in question. 'Well I just wanted to go big!' ]

Yeah; I'm an Ass man
[SFW] [people] [+5]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:02amGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Glitter Poop: Zoo adds sparkle to tiger's diet

quote [ A Tennessee zoo is adding some sparkle to a tiger's diet... literally. Arya is a 5-year-old Malayan Tiger at Zoo Knoxville. She came to the zoo in 2017, and it's been recommended she breed with one of the male tigers, Bashir. Zookeepers are watching her behavior closely, and it seems like she's ready to mate. But just to be sure, zookeepers have added glitter to her meat. The reason: the zoo has three tigers total, and it wants to make sure it has the right number two. ]

Glitter Poop Glitter Poop Glitter Poop Glitter Poop Glitter Poop Glitter Poop Glitter Poop

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3 Underrated]
[by Ankylosaur@11:09pmGMT] [7 comments]

That Glitter Bomb Package Thief Video: What’s inside the box?

quote [ This week – and possibly this year – the most popular video on YouTube shows a fantastic invention made solely for revenge. And for science, of course – because what good is revenge without science? ]

Glitter Glitter Glitter Glitter Glitter Glitter Glitter Glitter Glitter Glitter Glitter Glitter Glitter
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Original]
[by cb361@10:30pmGMT] [1 comment]

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