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Monday, 27 September 2021

The BEST VR Headset in the WORLD - I CAN'T GO BACK!

quote [ This is the Varjo XR3, legit the best VR and XR headset I have ever used. Some of my experiences in this video could be categorized as a life changing experience, especially in the Virtual World. This was one of the coolest devices I have ever used. I want to thank Foxguard solutions for letting me borrow this headset for a while to make a video. ]

I really, really, really, really want to try one of these. The Varjo headsets keep getting better and better.

Humble Bundle is running their Fall VR Bundle with some decent games.

Fanatical also has a VR bundle which is really good given how inexpensive it is.

[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality]
[by steele@5:40pmGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 26 September 2021

Valley Fever Is Spreading Through a Hotter, Drier Western US

quote [ Researchers haven’t pinned down exactly what’s behind the rise of the deadly fungal disease. But one thing is nearly certain: Climate change plays a role. ]

Oh, good, one more fucked up thing to worry about.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 WTF]
[by steele@2:46pmGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Record shattered: 73 container ships stuck waiting off California

quote [ Supply chain crisis deepens as more imports snared in historic ship queue off Los Angeles/Long Beach. ]

A fascinating twitter thread filled with links about the supply chain collapse basically in progress

An interesting side effect is that all those worries about companies automating jobs away from low wage workers have basically gone out the window. Turns out you can't replace people with robots when your supply chain can't get you the parts to do so.

[SFW] [business] [+1 Insightful]
[by steele@9:43pmGMT] [5 comments]

Thursday, 16 September 2021

Tampa police called for hundreds to be evicted. Entire families lost their homes.

quote [ Since 2013, the Tampa Police Department has taken a hands-on role at more than 100 apartment communities, sending notices to landlords when their tenants are arrested or stopped by officers and encouraging their eviction.

The program, known as Crime-Free Multi Housing, was marketed to landlords as a way to keep violent crime and drug and gang activity off their properties.


But the program also swept up more than 100 people who were arrested for misdemeanors — and dozens more whose charges were later dropped, a Tampa Bay Times investigation has found.


And roughly 90 percent of the 1,100 people flagged by the program were Black, police records show. That’s despite Black residents making up only 54 percent of all arrests in Tampa over the past eight years. ]

Well, at least it's just an isolated incident in Florida of all places and oh, Crime-Free Housing Lets Police Influence Landlords - The Atlantic

So it turns out this is a nationwide thing often used by local governments in conjunction with their real estate developing friends to clear (typically) black people out of areas to be redeveloped. They make a deal with the police, cops go gung ho and do stop and frisk type shit to poor people en masse, leading to eviction after eviction.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+5]
[by steele@6:25pmGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

U.K. Parliament report details how NATO's 2011 war in Libya was based on lies

quote [ British investigation: Gaddafi was not going to massacre civilians; Western bombing made Islamist extremism worse ]

The number of people I know who know flat out nothing about Libya but rationalized Gaddafi's violent murder in the streets because he was kinda creepy to Condoleezza Rice is too damn high. We took a country with the highest standards of living in Africa and turned it into a war zone with open air slave markets.

Mission Accomplished, y'all.👏👏👏
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+1 Underrated]
[by steele@3:53pmGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 13 September 2021

One Woman’s Mission to Rewrite Nazi History on Wikipedia

quote [ Coffman knows the book is legit, because she happens to have a copy on loan from the library. When she goes to the cited page, she finds a paragraph that appears to confirm all the Wikipedia article’s wild claims. But then she reads the first sentence of the next paragraph: “This is, of course, nonsense.” ]

I'd say it's surprising, but the more I read about US support for right wing reactionaries in nations that take even the slightest step leftward it makes sense that the US has seemingly become a clearinghouse for apologia and image rehabilitation of Nazi individuals and even ideology. There's an interesting memory hole surrounding World War 2 where the US and Allied powers have sanitized themselves and their Nazi allies in the name of Anti-Communism and western dominance.

Anyway, random WW2 links in the extended.

[SFW] [history] [+6 Informative]
[by steele@6:22pmGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 10 September 2021

Why Bitcoin Is A Scam

quote [ In a little more than 10 years, Bitcoin has become a ubiquitous part of everyday life, and the community around Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) has grown exponentially. People have gotten rich off Bitcoin, you’re told; put money in it, and you’ll get rich too. But it’s all a lie. Doug Henwood, author of Wall Street, explains. ]

El Salvador adopting bitcoin as a currency being followed by a flash crash is just ::chef kiss::
[SFW] [business] [+1 Underrated]
[by steele@5:55pmGMT] [6 comments]

AudioStrip - Isolate vocals from any song for free

quote [ Remove or isolate vocals from any audio or YouTube song for free! Using AI and Deep Learning ]

[SFW] [music] [+6 Interesting]
[by steele@1:32amGMT] [6 comments]

Thursday, 9 September 2021

Infrastructure Weak!

quote [ Hi. Here is our episode on infrastructure, infrastructure bills, and Infrastructure Week! And not climate change. Nope, this episode is totally not about climate change. ]

Eat the dragon meat with me. Or the ice cream. But then. maybe the dragon meat?
[SFW] [politics]
[by steele@10:00pmGMT] [0 comments]

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