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Wednesday, 20 October 2021

What should Facebook’s new name be?

quote [ Facebook is planning to rebrand the company with a new name ]

In these dismal times, there are sprouts of human intelligence.
1984
iZuck
Cambridge Analytica
Zuckbuck
Fakebook
Twoface
Big Brother
MyFace
Facebook pro
Evil
[SFW] [humor]
[by yunnaf@2:52pmGMT] [6 comments]

Saturday, 3 July 2021

Interesting (infrastructure) pics

quote [ Some photos draw you in and don’t want to let you go, so you spend entire minutes (that feel like small eternities) sitting transfixed, with your eyes on the screen. ]

Alternative to the cat pics.
[SFW] [art] [+3 Interesting]
[by yunnaf@12:47pmGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

What The Hell Happened To Social Media?

quote [ Half-baked goods flying over social media, people trying to decipher the good from the bad in their own way. An information super-highway like social media and the internet is amazing, but it’ll be a disaster if the drivers can’t see what’s ahead.

Social media needs to take more responsibility for what they do, how they do it, and how well the users know what’s being done. ]

We have a motely collection of opinionated folk on this site. If you caught PBS Frontline last night, Alex Jones was there Jan 6. I never understood why a whole country would follow Hitler, but it's clear now,
[SFW] [ask SE]
[by yunnaf@10:40pmGMT] [3 comments]

Sunday, 10 January 2021

Difference between Dems and Repubs on blame for assault of Capitol

quote [ A majority (55%) say that President Trump is “a great deal to blame” for the actions of those who charged the Capitol, with another 11% saying he is “somewhat to blame” … Biden is the biggest culprit in the eyes of Republicans, at 52%, compared to 28% for Donald Trump and 26% for the Congressional Republicans who opposed certification of the election results. ]

There are consistent results in a separate PBS NewsHour-Marist poll.
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/most-americans-blame-trump-for-capitol-attack-but-are-split-on-his-removal
Is Trump to blame?
.................YES NO
Democrats.....96...3
Independents 62 35
Republicans....30 69
The same event can be seen so differently, just because of one’s political beliefs
[SFW] [politics] [+3]
[by yunnaf@11:28pmGMT] [4 comments]

Friday, 25 December 2020

America's Cup 2020

quote [ Full Race Replay | Day 3 | PRADA America’s Cup World Series Auckland, NZ ]

The boats sure look different now a days. Last time I looked in was 1987 Dennis Conner, Stars and Stripes.
[SFW] [sports]
[by yunnaf@10:47pmGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 24 October 2020

She used to clean City Hall, now she runs it.

quote [ In Russia, where elections are rigged and the ruling United Russia party virtually always wins, the bedrock political principle is to create the illusion of democratic choice.
Mayor Loktev, of a tiny village, POVALIKHINO, Russia, 300 miles east of Moscow, was running for re-election unopposed. He needed an opponent and found a willing patsy, Marina Udgodskaya, who cleans city hall,
She won.
Nobody was more surprised than Ms. Udgodskaya, who did not campaign.
“You shouldn’t expect anything in an election,” she said. ]

Russia gives US a lesson in democracy. Story is slightly more profound.
[SFW] [politics] [+2]
[by yunnaf@9:58pmGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 25 June 2020

I started a Facebook barter group and had more than 1,000 members in 24 hours

quote [ “There’s people out there that don’t have food, they don’t have clothes, and they feel safe in the group being able to ask and get help without being judged because we don’t allow that … and I think that even without a pandemic, that’s important to have.” ]


Click the Listen Now button.

Lest we forget, this is what America is made of.
[SFW] [people] [+1 Good]
[by yunnaf@11:19pmGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

How CRISPR Can Be Used to Fight COVID-19

quote [ You've been doing a test for the presence of the Covid-19 virus RNA.
A primary goal of our lab at Berkeley. to be fast.
Bacteria have been dealing with viruses forever. they've come up with ways to fight them.
Crispr allows bacteria to detect viruses.
You can have home detection kits just look a pregnancy test
Another idea use Crispr enzymes that will cut and destroy only the viral RNA.
Many scientists want to contribute our expertise.
we're not seeking to get profit from it. ]

Inspiring, also
Bill Gates
https://www.ted.com/talks/bill_gates_how_we_must_respond_to_the_coronavirus_pandemic/up-next

MIT
https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/308236-mit-develops-cheap-open-source-ventilator-for-coronavirus-treatment
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by yunnaf@12:44pmGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

US sparks ‘shameful attacks’ against International Criminal Court

quote [ The row between the Trump White House and the International Criminal Court (ICC) has worsened after a fresh exchange of insults, with US secretary of state Mike Pompeo describing the court as “a nakedly political body” – and global supporters demanding he stop his “shameful attacks”. ]

I don't know if this issue holds merit. I just want to overcome the under-reported aspect of this story so we can better evaluate its implications.
[SFW] [crime & punishment]
[by yunnaf@2:07pmGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 20 March 2020

Google Arts and Culture

quote [ Explore with Street View
From backstage at the Paris Opera to the top of the Taj Mahal

Explore by Color
From serene greens in Impressionism to vibrant yellows by Van Gogh

Explore in High Definition
Discover the details you might have missed
.
.
.
Explore in 3D
Get a new perspective

Explore in Virtual Reality
Experience culture in 360˚ degrees ]

For us who are locked up, you can spend days exploring this site.
Their homepage is not a good navigation guide.
My suggestion is to start here
Street View of famous places
https://g.co/arts/PhRvptKeycmHVHSs6

360 view - virtual reality
https://g.co/arts/iGGkRCBEbg8FXKHX8

Let's list our favorite sites.
[SFW] [travel] [+2]
[by yunnaf@8:43amGMT] [3 comments]

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