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Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Scientific American Endorses Joe Biden

quote [ Scientific American has never endorsed a presidential candidate in its 175-year history. This year we are compelled to do so. We do not do this lightly. ]

I'm far from thrilled about Biden or Harris; I've never been a fan of either. But there's no question that with Biden in the White House there's at least the possibility of a continued national debate about how to deal with healthcare, the climate crisis, the exploitive economy, or any of the other ways in which American capitalism is badly broken. I'm not optimistic at all that Biden or the Wall Street establishment that backs him will listen and do what's necessary. But unless the Dumpster Fire is removed, there is no conversation and no hope at all. If he doesn't leave office the country is done.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+4 Good]
[by hellboy@8:02pmGMT] [9 comments]

Monday, 14 September 2020

Hints of life on Venus: Scientists detect phosphine molecules in high cloud decks

quote [ An international team of astronomers, led by Professor Jane Greaves of Cardiff University, today announced the discovery of a rare molecule—phosphine—in the clouds of Venus. On Earth, this gas is only made industrially, or by microbes that thrive in oxygen-free environments. ]

It's not 100% certain, but it looks like there may be (microbial) life on Venus. So 2020 isn't completely without good news. Though it wouldn't surprise me if this turned out to just be the discovery of some new abiotic process instead, it's that kind of year.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by hellboy@5:19pmGMT] [5 comments]

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Philadelphia DA Krasner Threatens to Arrest Stormtroopers

quote [ “My dad volunteered and served in World War II to fight fascism, like most of my uncles, so we would not have an American president brutalizing and kidnapping Americans for exercising their constitutional rights and trying to make America a better place, which is what patriots do,” said Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner in a statement. “Anyone, including federal law enforcement, who unlawfully assaults and kidnaps people will face criminal charges from my office.” ]

THIS is what I want to see more of.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+10 Good]
[by hellboy@8:23pmGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Lev Parnas: "President Trump knew exactly what was going on."

quote [ Lev Parnas, an associate of Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, talks with Rachel Maddow in an exclusive interview about the extent of Donald Trump's knowledge of the work he was doing to manipulate the president of Ukraine to help Trump smear political rival Joe Biden. ]

The jig is up. Parnas says Trump, Giuliani, Barr, Pence and Nunes were all in on it, and it had nothing to do with fighting corruption. He has texts, notes, and tons of other documentation, which is now in the hands of the House Democrats.

(feel like I'm channelling bbqkink, but Maddow has the scoop of the decade here)
[SFW] [politics] [+4 Interesting]
[by hellboy@6:18amGMT] [9 comments]

Monday, 23 December 2019

Finland is winning the war on fake news. Other nations want the blueprint

quote [ Russia's neighbor has developed a plan for countering misinformation. Can it be exported to the rest of the world? ]

Meanwhile here in the US one of the major parties is actively opposing election security, Facebook has open for business when it comes to fascist disinformation, and media consolidation means investigative journalism is dying.
[SFW] [politics] [+1 Underrated]
[by hellboy@11:54amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 16 November 2019

The Wild Story of How Mary Steenburgen Wrote the Best Original Movie Song of the Year

quote [ Oscar-winning actress Mary Steenburgen went under the knife for a routine surgery in 2009. Hours later, she woke up as a different person — and became a great songwriter. ]

This is weird but true. Mild spoilers for the movie Wild Rose.

YouTube of a bunch of remixed celebrity impressions in the extended.

[SFW] [music] [+3 Interesting]
[by hellboy@10:18pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 7 November 2019

An Oral History Of Blade Runner's 2019 Los Angeles, Because The Future Has Arrived

quote [ It took place in November 2019. Pretty soon, Blade Runner will take place in the past. ]

Tyrell: You were made as well as we could make you.
Batty: But not to last.
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+1 Original]
[by hellboy@6:16pmGMT] [5 comments]

Saturday, 2 November 2019

I Accidentally Uncovered a Nationwide Scam on Airbnb

quote [ How easy is it to exploit Airbnb? While searching for my grifter, I found out. ]

Yet another reason why this company is bad news. No real vetting and a poor refund system means an open door policy to gangsters.

(Does anyone else think the logo looks like a ball sack with a micropenis?)
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+7 Interesting]
[by hellboy@11:52amGMT] [5 comments]

Monday, 19 August 2019

The three words that can save your life

quote [ Police want everyone to download a smartphone app they say has already saved several lives. ]

Pretty clever, wouldn't be surprised to see this become ubiquitous.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 Good]
[by hellboy@2:43amGMT] [10 comments]

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

This Is How Human Extinction Could Play Out

quote [ Food-system collapse, sea-level rise, disease. In his new book "Falter," Bill McKibben asks, "Is it Too Late?" ]

Happy Hump Day!


On a related note, the Netflix nature doc Our Planet is stunningly beautiful, explicitly acknowledges the threat humans pose to their home planet, and argues it's not yet too late.

[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+4]
[by hellboy@10:10pmGMT] [2 comments]

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