September 30, 2019

Fuck Mozilla and fuck the Firefox developers!

China unveils 500 megapixel camera that can identify every face in a crowd of tens of thousands.

Why Symbols Aren’t Forever. The removal of cultural emblems is not the erasure of history but part of it.

Pictures from the 1939 New York World’s Fair.

Weeknight Dinner Around the World. We asked 18 families to show us what they have for dinner on a typical weeknight.

Your model is wrong – and it kills people.

I’m used to being tricked, because, truly, capitalism can’t work without diversion, deception and lies.

Open Offices Are a Capitalist Dead End. One story from WeWork’s inevitable blow-up: Our offices offer few spaces for deep work.

200 years before Orwell, a German naturalist prophesied surveillance capitalism.

September 29, 2019

Fuck Mozilla and fuck the Firefox developers!

America’s Income Inequality Is Reaching a Tipping Point.

Fungus-Farming Ants Might Hold the Secret to Fighting Drug-Resistant Microbes.

How the Climate Kids Are Short-Circuiting Right-Wing Media.

Rents in the USA: from the Priciest ZIP Codes to the Cheapest.

There’s Only One Place in the United States Where It’s Legal to Swim With Wild Manatees.

Feds say Boeing 737 needs to be better designed for humans. Right now, is designed for crashing into the fucking ground.

Air Force testing vegan napalm.

Rentier capitalism does not come with a reset button. Monopolisation, profit without purpose and social corrosion are not accidents – they are inherent, and ever more pronounced, factors of the system itself.

How Employees & Employers Get Bled by Health Insurance.

10 Ways that the Climate Crisis and Militarism are Intertwined.

Giving nature human rights could be the best way to protect the planet.

Here’s How We Are Silenced by Big Tech. Shitheap progressives tell me this isn’t happening; meanwhile, a quarter of the Twitter accounts I used to visit are now banned.

Scientists Prepare To Drill For Million-Year-Old Ice In Antarctica.

If “identity” becomes synonymous with “perspective,” dissenting members within the identity group risk having their viewpoints erased and their humanity diminished.

I Am The Horrible Goose That Lives In The Town.

September 28, 2019

Fuck Mozilla and fuck the Firefox developers!

The Secret History of Lead.

The Unsolved Case of the Most Mysterious Song on the Internet.

The Police Can’t Solve the Problem. They Are the Problem.

3 Monster Black Holes Are About to Collide.

Serverless: 15% slower and 8x more expensive.

We Should Deliberately Contaminate Mars With Our Microbes, Controversial Study Argues.

The analyses revealed that women and men differ in the perception of their technological capabilities, but not in goal achievement.

Homophobia Is Related to a Low Interest in Sexuality in General: An Analysis of Pupillometric Evoked Responses.

Dating a Photograph.

Windows 10’s BitLocker Encryption No Longer Trusts Your SSD.

Warren seems like the only one of these candidates smart enough to not completely, explicitly alienate the Left by replicating the 2016 strategy of screaming at disgruntled primary voters that they were obligated to vote for the Most Qualified Candidate Ever. Warren has a chance to beat Trump; Biden has not a chance in hell.

Modern Meritocracy Isn’t Worth Having.

Study Proves the FCC’s Core Justification For Killing Net Neutrality Was False.

I Have No Idea What “Hard Work” Means.

September 27, 2019

Fuck Mozilla and fuck the Firefox developers!

Octopus Dreaming.

Mont Blanc glacier could collapse at any moment, Italy warns.

Here’s A Map That Swaps North American Cities With Major World Cities Of The Same Latitude.

Why rigged capitalism is damaging liberal democracy.

A New Theory of Obesity. “Ultraprocessed” foods seem to trigger neural signals that make us want more and more calories, unlike other foods in the Western diet. You know what’s ultraprocessed? That damn garbage seed oil crap that Impossible and Beyond make.

WeWork and Counterfeit Capitalism.

White-Collar Prosecutions Half Level of 8 Years Ago.

Large influence of soil moisture on long-term terrestrial carbon uptake.

Greta Thunberg showed the world what it means to lead.

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Says There Is No Housing Crisis: ‘It’s Just Housing Under Capitalism.’

Big world around tiny star puts new spin on planet formation.

Physical activity has been called a miracle cure by no less a body than the Academy of Medical Sciences; and, like those who avail themselves of it, the supporting science grows stronger by the day.

Before 1965, low CO2 levels were steady for 2.5 million years.

September 26, 2019

Fuck Mozilla and fuck the Firefox developers!

Earth Could Be a Lens for a Revolutionary Space Telescope.

Le Guin’s work is distinctive not only because it is imaginative, or because it is political, but because she thought so deeply about the work of building a future worth living.

Normal Already Failed.

From civil rights to the labor movement, children were on the front lines — and the fight against climate change needs the same young voices to succeed.

Software development 450 words per minute.

Tripolye ‘mega-structures’ were ancient community centers.

Earth’s oceans are under severe strain from climate change, a major new United Nations report warns, which threatens everything from the ability to harvest seafood to the well-being of hundreds of millions of people living along the coasts.

Study reveals lasting effects of sexual assault among female veterans.


Cash/Consent. The war on sex work.

NASA visualization shows a black hole’s warped world.

Health Insurance Costs Surpass $20,000 Per Year, Hitting a Record. Ever-rising premiums have pushed some to drop coverage.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Just Society’ Proposal.

September 25, 2019

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Cats Really Do Bond With Their Humans, Study Finds. Shocking only utter morons.

It turns out money can kind of buy happiness after all.

In principal, a universal basic income (UBI) is an excellent idea. Unfortunately, Yang’s version throws in three unforced and unnecessary errors that are arguably fatal to the project.

The Octopus: An Alien Among Us.

Decision and experience: why don’t we choose what makes us happy?

The future is four wheels, cyclists be damned. Cars are pushing out bikes and pedestrians to the applause of the influential and powerful.

The simple words that save lives.

Nerf unveils “DRM for darts.”

It’s a Dirty Job, but Someone Has to Do It and Not Get Eaten. Cleaner shrimp appear to have developed a strategy that protects them from predators they get very close to.

Can neutrinos help explain what’s the matter with antimatter?

What if America Took Amtrak Seriously?

Why is Greta Thunberg so triggering for certain men?

When a city builds infrastructure that creates the illusion but not the reality of cycling safety, more women will die.

How Street Fighter II’s Computer Opponents Cheat To Kick Your Ass.

September 24, 2019

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It looks like NASA is getting serious about finding hazardous asteroids.

Beyond farm animals and rodent models, there is virtually no evidence of chronic pain in other mammals. Since evidence is sparse, it is hard to conclude that it does not occur, but its apparent absence is compatible with the mismatch hypothesis.

Here’s How Google Sends Advertising Dollars to Fake News Sites. New research shows Google’s online ad tech places ads on 70% of 1,700 sites purveying misinformation.

Hypocrisy, Hope, and Kids These Days.

The Internet Has Made Dupes—and Cynics—of Us All. The typical response to the onslaught of falsehood is to say, lol, nothing matters. But when so many of us are reaching this point, it really does matter.

Nation Perplexed By 16-Year-Old Who Doesn’t Want World To End.

Greta Thunberg is the Person I Want To Be.

Trump admin ignored its own evidence of climate change’s impact on migration from Central America.

A woman’s greatest enemy? A lack of time to herself.

September 23, 2019

Fuck Mozilla and fuck the Firefox developers!

Your Navigation App Is Making Traffic Unmanageable. I just ignore Google Maps when it tells me to take some bizarro side street.

The Price of Wall Street’s Power. From 2014, prescient.

Lack of redundancies on Boeing 737 MAX system baffles some involved in developing the jet.

A fifth of men have no friends.

Meta-study confirms lifting weights reduces depression.

Venus may have been a temperate planet hosting liquid water for 2-3 billion years, until a dramatic transformation starting over 700 million years ago resurfaced around 80% of the planet.