January 23, 2020

A Myth That Won’t Die About a Gulf War Weapon, and Why It Matters.

Bernie Sanders’s Foreign Policy Is Too Evidence-Based for the Beltway’s Taste.

Every Google result now looks like an ad.

Microsoft is Testing Ads in WordPad in Windows 10. Joke OS.

DEA database: Where the pain pills went.

Childhood Obesity Is a Major Problem. Research Isn’t Helping. Something is missing with many study methods.

We Must Save and Strengthen Our Precious Public Assets.

How face filters on phone apps are leading teens to get plastic surgery.

Millennials Love Zillow Because They’ll Never Own a Home. Real estate apps and Instagram accounts have become a digital fantasyland for broke millennials.

A Brief History of the Clitoris.

Scripting News: How your iPhone will enslave you. This is extremely likely, and liberals will be cheering all the way.

America’s Radioactive Secret. Oil-and-gas wells produce nearly a trillion gallons of toxic waste a year. An investigation shows how it could be making workers sick and contaminating communities across America. Need a lot more nuclear now.

After Blowing $43 Bn on Share-Buybacks in 6 Years, Boeing Scrambles to Borrow $10 Bn, on Top of a $9.5 Bn Credit Line in Oct, to Fund its 737 MAX Fiasco.

Chiropractors are bullshit. You shouldn’t trust them with your spine or any other part of your body.

First-Time Davos Attendee Can’t Believe How Many Seminars There Are About Running Secret Child-Molestation Ring.

January 22, 2020

Running C# on Windows 3.11.

What Are the Odds of Alien Contact? Bringing the Drake Equation up to date.

Slavery, and American Racism, Were Born in Genocide. Martin Luther King Jr. saw something essential about our nation: Imperial expansion west over stolen Indian land shaped and deepened the American Revolution’s relationship to slavery.

YouTube as a cultural archive.

New twist on marshmallow test: Kids depend on each other for self control. Simply placing kids in a cooperative environment boosts the ability to resist temptation.

The first continuous international train left its station in 1843; just three years later, with the inauguration of the Paris–Brussels line, it became apparent just how much the new technology would affect the individual’s interaction with the larger world.

Building an Azure DevOps Pipeline.

A Tool That Removes Copyrighted Works Is Not a Substitute for Fair Use.

That was Beethoven’s message to himself: to revolutionise music as economically as possible.

The Road to Auschwitz Wasn’t Paved With Indifference.

January 21, 2020

Early Stages of Product Decline.

Bad news used to spook the markets. Now it seems to lift them. How weird is that?

Joe Biden has a disastrous history on Social Security that Democrats should fear. What is it with all these Dems who like to steal money from old people in poverty?

Drugs Are Killing More Than Twice as Many People as We Thought.

The 2018 Small Donor Boom Was Drowned Out by Big Donors, Thanks to Citizens United.

Ozone-depleting substances caused half of late 20th-century Arctic warming, says study.

How Boeing’s Responsibility in a Deadly Crash ‘Got Buried.’

DoorDash drivers make an average of $1.45 an hour, analysis finds. Worse, about a third of DoorDash jobs paid less than $0 after accounting for basic expenses.

Researchers completely re-engineer yeast to make more biofuel.

January 20, 2020

‘Believe women’ is being cheapened to score political points. That will backfire.

Everyone understands the advantage of having a person to bounce ideas off of. Wouldn’t the opposite, always removing the other person, be a disadvantage?

MacOS Catalina = Windows Vista.

The Americans Joe Biden Left Behind on the Bankruptcy Bill. In 2005 amendments to the bill, Biden voted against borrowers drowning in medical debt, seniors, servicemembers, union members, and victims of deadbeat dads.

There’s Growing Evidence That the Universe Is Connected by Giant Structures.

Single-Family-Zoning Changes Highlight the Oddity of U.S. Rules.

Populism and the smouldering rage of American poverty.

January 19, 2020

How Housing Wealth Transferred From Families to Corporations.

Globally, roads are deadlier than HIV or murder.

Decision To Circle Parking Lot Produces Carbon Emission That Finally Does It.

The Trouble with Crime Statistics. It’s surprisingly hard to say what makes crime go up or down.

The Tyranny of the Rocket Equation.

Your online activity is now effectively a social ‘credit score.’ Especially when the Morality Police get acquired. Another things progressives said could “never happen.”

Religion and the Postnational Moment.

Almond Milk Is Even More Evil Than You Thought. Well, it certainly tastes fucking evil. It’s absolute garbage.

Joe Biden Thinks Coal Miners Should Learn to Code. A Real Just Transition Demands Far More.

The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It. We have almost no privacy now, but it can and will get worse.

JPMorgan’s Historic Earnings Confirm that Fed Loans Are Subsidizing Profits on Wall Street.

Here’s How the Fake Unemployment Number Was Created to Subdue Anger Against Wall Street.

The Intellectual Spoils of War? Defense R&D, Productivity and International Spillovers.

How headphones are changing music.

The Economic Origins of Mass Incarceration.

Why is the mainstream media so gentle with Joe Biden? Because the plutes very much want him to be the nominee.

Why Twitter May Be Ruinous for the Left. It’s a machine for misunderstanding other people’s ideas and identities. How do you even organize that? Good. I am an accelerationist in that respect I guess.

Amtrak Asks 2 People Who Use Wheelchairs To Pay $25,000 For A Ride.

Designing a New Old Home: Part 1.

Designing a New Old Home: Part 1.

January 18, 2020

The Distribution Of The World’s Wealth, Visualized.

A Conflict Fueled By Global Warming.

Thinking About The Democratic Primary.

Why Mothers’ Choices About Work and Family Often Feel Like No Choice at All.

Victims, perpetrators, or both? The vicious cycle of disrespect and cynical beliefs about human nature.

X-rays reveal the faded colors of a 1,300-year-old Inca idol.

Biden Accidentally Makes Case for Medicare for All by Admitting Employers Can Take Away Your Insurance—Even If You Like It.

Climate change means the US must start building big things again.

The Silicon Valley Economy Is Here. And It’s a Nightmare. Low pay, soaring rents, and cities littered with e-scooters. Welcome to the future.

The Green, Green Grass of Ceredigion.

Florida buys Everglades land to prevent oil drilling.

We Deserve a Better Debate Over Medicare For All.

America is Aging. And Seniors Will Suffer Disproportionately From a World Built Around Driving.

January 17, 2020

The ability to look down on others is an addiction.

Hidden Computational Power Found in the Arms of Neurons. The dendritic arms of some human neurons can perform logic operations that once seemed to require whole neural networks.

Evidence-based design heuristics for idea generation.

How cells assemble their microtubule skeleton.

Chicago Coyote: Urban Attacks Are Rare, but Frightening.

Progressives Call On African Americans To Quit Their Jobs To Avoid Being Used As A Trump Statistic.

2019 is hoarding a wealth of fantastic horror performances of which only a few have gotten some genuine mainstream attention, but the rest should not go without notice either.

Both genders used almost identical attributes in judging similarities and identified almost identical body types, but men were more inclusive in identifying ideal females; men included curvaceous females that were rejected by women. Women identified very thin females that were rejected by men.

Warfighter: Helm’s Deep. This is great and funny. I have been to both NTC and JRTC. NTC is hard.

January 16, 2020

Back in the USSR — The Art of Soviet Queues.

Afternoon of the Pawnbrokers.

32 Misinformation Schemes & Other Tactics Used by Wall Street, Corporate America & the Media.

Forgotten trove of fossil feathers belonged to tiny polar dinosaurs. A new study provides our first glimpse of fossil feathers near the South Pole.

Scientists Found Ancient, Never-Before-Seen Viruses in a Glacier.

No Really, What If You Were In Charge?

Weight History and Subclinical Myocardial Damage.

Letting slower passengers board airplane first really is faster, study finds.

At Iowa Debate, Bernie Sanders’s Biggest Opponent Was CNN.

Among non-Hispanic white family heads born in the 1980s, the college wealth premium is at a historic low; among all other races and ethnicities, it is
statistically indistinguishable from zero.

2019 Was the Second-Hottest Year Ever, Closing Out the Warmest Decade.

F.D.R. Got It. Most Democrats Don’t.

Millions of vehicles have unexpected, dangerous front blind zone. Unexpected? That’s just simple physics.

Graphical Word Processors.

The Evil List. Which tech companies are really doing the most harm? Here are the 30 most dangerous, ranked by the people who know.

January 15, 2020

New Satellites Are Changing Climate Science.

The Secret That Helps Some Trees Live More Than 1,000 Years.