October 18, 2019

Fuck Mozilla and fuck the Firefox developers!

Health care debate shows the lies I told for insurance companies about ‘Medicare for All’ worked.

How Can a Star Be Older Than the Universe?

Yahoo Groups Is Winding Down and All Content Will Be Permanently Removed.

Workers of the World, Unplug: The Fight for the ‘Right to Disconnect’.

I’m Furious That It Took Almost a Decade to Diagnose My Chronic Pain.

Feast your eyes on the first interstellar comet ever directly observed.

Rooted. What if, rather than mere props in the background of our lives, trees embody the history of all life on Earth?

When Medical Debt Collectors Decide Who Gets Arrested.

Since at least 624 BCE, people have lamented the decline of the present generation of youth relative to earlier generations.

“Fuck Work” Said The Medieval Peasant. Well, the left wants us to live like medieval peasants again, so perhaps it won’t be all bad?

Galactic Center GeV Excess.

Socialism: Converting Hysterical Misery into Ordinary Unhappiness.

Earth-Like Planets May Be Common Outside Our Solar System, Scientists Discover.

Why Don’t Rich People Just Stop Working? Are the wealthy addicted to money, competition, or just feeling important? Yes.

Senators propose near-total ban on worker noncompete agreements.

Chernobyl, Annihilation, and Stalker all exist in The Zone.

Growing SUV and pickup sales are cancelling out emission savings from electric cars.

Why We Need a Working-Class Media.

October 17, 2019

Fuck Mozilla and fuck the Firefox developers!

The Triumphs and Tribulations of Towboats on the Mississippi River. Tow-tally a good story.

A Wealth Tax Is Pro-Growth. Don’t believe the scaremongering.

Ships are illegally dumping plastic trash at sea, study suggests. Sources on land blamed for most ocean plastic, but ships may be a bigger problem than thought. Now that is a bunch of bullship.

Reserve Army Of The Hungry.

Eating meat daily reduces your chance of becoming a vegetarian by 100%. I need to eat more meat than I am. Notice I gain muscle a lot faster when I eat more meat (for obvious reasons).

Searching for Alternative Facts.

US green economy’s growth dwarfs the fossil fuel industry’s. Renewables, environmental, and efficiency industries grew 3x faster than fossil fuels.

‘Impostor syndrome’ is a pseudo-medical name for a class problem.

Common joint pain treatment may be more harmful than thought. The shots may speed up the progression of arthritis and hasten the need for surgery.

Rich nerd doesn’t even have the decency to look easy to beat up.

Facebook Confirms Data-sharing Agreements With Chinese Tech Companies.

Joe Biden’s worst news today had nothing to do with the debate. The worst news of all is that he’s Joe Biden.

October 16, 2019

Fuck Mozilla and fuck the Firefox developers!

Joker isn’t an ode to the far right – it’s a warning against austerity.

China’s New Cybersecurity Program: NO Place to Hide.

Why Renaissance Paintings Aren’t as Green as They Used to Be.

Rejecting gun control is akin to condemning more kids to die.

The Lines of Code That Changed Everything. Apollo 11, the JPEG, the first pop-up ad, and 33 other bits of software that have transformed our world.

Solar unpopular opinions thread.

A Quote from Campusland.

Five Reasons the Diet Soda Myth Won’t Die. Repeated studies on a health bogeyman help explain wider problems with food research. I’d weigh a whole lot more if I didn’t have diet soda.

You’re in a Police Lineup, Right Now. Face-recognition technology is the new norm. You may think, “I’ve got nothing to hide,” but we all should be concerned.

Hasta la vista, Arnie: Sarah Connor is the Terminator’s true cultural icon. As Linda Hamilton returns to the blockbusting franchise, it’s now clear that it was she, not Schwarzenegger, who changed the action movie for ever.

The Domino’s ‘pizza checker’ is just the beginning – workplace surveillance is coming for you.

The big polluters’ masterstroke was to blame the climate crisis on you and me.

Google’s Auto-Delete Tools Are Practically Worthless For Privacy. Surprising not one single person.

The Millennial Lifestyle Is About to Get More Expensive.

October 15, 2019

Fuck Mozilla and fuck the Firefox developers!

Why Would You Ever Want to Live in 2019? Tech isn’t directly the problem. Neoliberal capitalism and corporatism are.

Qualified, pregnant, and humiliated: Elizabeth Warren’s story reminds me of what happened when I became a working mom.

The world’s oldest leftovers, left in Pleistocene storage containers. Still tastes better than Applebee’s.

Why it’s so hard to build trust in government.

Good riddance: The last gasp of baby boomer politics.

Rise of renewables may see off oil firms decades earlier than they think. All of this stuff that “could never happen” keeps happening.

Recycling Nuclear Fuel.

New drug-pricing data shows stunning hikes—one whopping 667% increase. One listed reason for raising prices was “market conditions.”. I am generally against executions, but all phrama industry execs should be lined up and shot. Yes, I am 100% serious.

The Chinese customer is always right.

Building China’s Comac C919 Airplane Involved a Lot of Hacking, Report Says.

Climate change activists are focused on all the wrong solutions. Agreed, but this where corporate propaganda has prodded them. (Yes, I know who Lomborg is an his history. Has no bearing on whether he is right in this case.)

New Image Sensor Could Make Blown Highlights a Thing of the Past.

Not long ago, the center of the Milky Way exploded.

The ‘Glass Floor’ Is Keeping America’s Richest Idiots At The Top. Elites are finding more ways to ensure that their children never run out of chances to fail.

October 14, 2019

Fuck Mozilla and fuck the Firefox developers!

Social Security’s Purchasing Power Has Declined 34% Since 2000.

“Why Trust Science?”: Naomi Oreskes on the long struggle for truth, and what went wrong.

Fire, Floods and Power Outages: Our Climate Future Has Arrived. Only going to get worse from here.

The Universal Ambitions Of China’s Illiberal Confucian Scholars.

A marvel of our age is our willingness to enlist our children in radical social engineering experiments. If they fail, we will be judged harshly.

Real estate sales sink as foreign buyers shy away from shaky political climate in U.S. Good. Foreign real estate sales in the US should be severely taxed and mostly halted.

Five Pairs of Pants That Can Find Your Clit Faster Than Brian.

Actual Size. I used to calculate friend’s Schwarzchild’s radii for fun.

Relief for Children’s Migraine Headaches. New guidelines for therapies for children and adolescents can reduce or eliminate attacks of migraine and greatly shorten their duration.

New Rules, New Politics. How a revolution in economics has led to a new kind of politics. This despite the “nothing is possible” centrists.

Planetary geologist Erik Asphaug on where the moon came from — and why it made life (as we know it) possible.

October 13, 2019

Fuck Mozilla and fuck the Firefox developers!

Smart TVs are data-collecting machines, new study shows.

Her iPhone Died. It Led To Her Being Charged As a Criminal.

I’m Convinced We Found Evidence of Life on Mars in the 1970s. The Labeled Release experiment on the Viking mission reported positive results, although most have dismissed them as inorganic chemical reactions. Need boots on the fucking ground.

Apple Told Some Apple TV+ Show Developers Not To Anger China.

Profit Is Just Another Word For Destruction.

What Made Me Reconsider the Anthropocene. Whether our civilization is transient or not, its effects on the living world will last forever.

Slow walking at 45 ‘a sign of faster ageing’.

How Photos of Your Kids Are Powering Surveillance Technology.

California’s new transparency law shows staggering rise in wholesale drug prices.

Why U.S. Businesses Want Trustbusting. The loudest complaints against today’s monopolies come not from Occupy Wall Street types but from leaders of firms seeking freedom of commerce.

Why are adult daughters missing from ancient German cemeteries?

Globalization has peaked, and there is a significant and underappreciated risk that the world will start to de-globalize over the coming years.

When practical effects ruled the world: VFX legend gets his due in new doc. New film explores iconic stop-motion animator’s work on Star Wars, Robocop, Jurassic Park.

Laser-scanning tech uncovers huge network of ancient Mayan farms.

October 12, 2019

Fuck Mozilla and fuck the Firefox developers!

What Happens to Your Body on No Sleep.

Internet Censorship Could Happen More Than One Way. And is happening all sorts of ways.

China Bends Another American Institution to Its Will.

How the Crybabies on Wall Street Try to Force the Fed into QE-4.

There Are Parasitic Wasps, and Then There’s the Crypt-Keeper.

Could Facebook Actually Nuke Elizabeth Warren’s Campaign? Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t need to tip the scales in 2020. His platform will do that naturally.

Revealed: Google made large contributions to climate change deniers.

Warm-blooded velociraptors? Fossilized proteins unravel dinosaur mysteries.

Elizabeth Warren Isn’t Inflating Her Résumé—If Anything, She’s Downplaying It.

There’s an Automation Crisis Underway Right Now, It’s Just Mostly Invisible. Hey, that thing that “could never happen” is still happening.