November 10, 2019

New Report Confirms Just How Shitty US Workers Have It.

Lessons in Survival.

November 9, 2019

Fuck Mozilla and fuck the Firefox developers!

Ok, Boomer, Millennials Actually Earn 20 Percent Less Than You Did.

“It’s PredPol, and it’s going to reduce crime”: Agencies take algorithmic effectiveness on faith, with few checks in place.

The July Galileo Outage: What happened and why.

Amazon’s electioneering in Seattle is more evidence that capitalism and democracy are incompatible. Amazon’s tiny investment in PACs will make at least one-third of Seattle’s city council into their lackeys.

Toki Pona.

U.S. learned wrong lessons from Berlin Wall. It got us Trump.

A Black Hole in Our Solar System.

Young Homebuyers Are Vanishing From the U.S.

November 8, 2019

Fuck Mozilla and fuck the Firefox developers!

Actually, The SUV-Defeating Rock Is Good.

Time to ‘Break Facebook Up,’ Sanders Says After Leaked Docs Show Social Media Giant ‘Treated User Data as a Bargaining Chip.’ Yes, break it up into atoms.

Stop Working and Go Home. Spending too much time on the job is a drag on productivity.

The death of Seattle’s self-declared wokeness. Tuesday’s election laid bare the thin pretense behind the notion that this city is a beacon for tolerance. I lived in Seattle. All that wokeness is purely performative.

Adobe’s Experimental New Features Promise a Future Where Nothing’s Real. Already nothing is real, but we’re going to loop back until the simulation is the reality…technology as nature.

6 reasons bicycle helmets shouldn’t be any government’s policy.

See the Mississippi River’s hidden history, uncovered by lasers. Lasers know all, see all.

Scientists link Neanderthal extinction to human diseases.

DNS Wars.

November 7, 2019

It keeps going: 1 meter sea-level rise by 2300 is now inevitable. Analyzing a longer timeline, even if we ceased emissions in 2030. That is the baseline. It’s likely to be far worse.

Fuck Mozilla and fuck the Firefox developers!

The broken Medicare-for-all financing debate.

Shocker: ISPs Cut Back 2020 Investment Despite Tax Breaks, Death Of Net Neutrality.

Dumped fishing gear is biggest plastic polluter in ocean, finds report.

NYPD Says It Was ‘Stabbed in the Back’ Because Voters Won’t Let Them Lie and Kill With Impunity.

America has two economies—and they’re diverging fast.

Here’s how measles wipes out the immune system’s memory. My sister, despite being vaccinated, had measles as a kid. It was not good.

Fuck a longer school day. Kamala Harris’s new proposal to address the gap between school and work days by making the school day longer is stupid, and for dorks.

November 6, 2019

Fuck Mozilla and fuck the Firefox developers!

Thousands of Scientists Declare a Climate Emergency.

Native American playwright Larissa FastHorse is taking down white wokeness.

Enjoy Netflix While It Lasts. It Can’t Keep Going Like This Forever.

Astronomers think the universe is a sphere. Here’s why that claim is so controversial.

We might soon be forbidden from falling in love at work. Do we want that? Utterly moronic neoliberal bullshit that is against human nature.

Yes, the billionaire club is one we really need to shut down. The left believes in aspiration. But when the hard work of millions is funnelled into the pockets of a tiny few, we have a problem.

According to a new study published in the journal Nature Astronomy, data from the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB) left over from the Big Bang and observed by the Planck space observatory, suggests the universe might be “curved,” akin to an expanding balloon, rather than flat.

November 5, 2019

Fuck Mozilla and fuck the Firefox developers!

There’s an under-the-radar job crisis hurting millions of Americans. The US is creating jobs, but the quality of those jobs is worsening.

“What Happened to Her Isn’t Right”: Democratic Women Grapple with the Fallout of Katie Hill’s Resignation.

Alcohol breath tests, a linchpin of the criminal justice system, are often unreliable.

O-rings and production pressure.

Will “post-truth” politics be capitalism’s undoing?. Enlightenment ideals like rationalism opened the doors for capitalism’s rise. What happens in a post-rational era?

The super rich elite have more money than they know what to do with. The top 1% has run out of investing ideas, so they’ve parked $4.7 trillion in the bank. I know what to do with it: M4A, infrastructure, de-carbonization.

Researchers hack Siri, Alexa, and Google Home by shining lasers at them. MEMS mics respond to light as if it were sound. No one knows precisely why.

To stop the sea level from rising, why don’t they just dig a very large lake and fill it with water? People have a very poor understanding of just how extremely large some phenomena are.

I Got Access to My Secret Consumer Score. Now You Can Get Yours, Too. Little-known companies are amassing your data — like food orders and Airbnb messages — and selling the analysis to clients. Here’s how to get a copy of what they have on you.

Why We Can’t Tell the Truth About Aging.

November 4, 2019

Fuck Mozilla and fuck the Firefox developers!

Before Deadly Crashes, Boeing Pushed for Law That Undercut Oversight.

New evidence that an extraterrestrial collision 12,800 years ago triggered an abrupt climate change for Earth.

Why Do Parrots Waste So Much Food?

The Weekly Design Roast, #23

The American System of Tipping Makes No Sense. If you want to understand how meritocracy acts as a cover for inequality, look no further than our broken understanding of gratuity.


The Bizarre Social History of Beds.

What every member of Congress should know about vaginas.

Impeachment May Leave America More Polarized Than Ever.

November 3, 2019

Fuck Mozilla and fuck the Firefox developers!

Neonicotinoids disrupt aquatic food webs and decrease fishery yields.

Facebook Won’t Ban Fake News, But They Will Ban PrEP Ads.

The real reason why Bill Gates’ and Jeff Bezos’ posh suburb is going broke.

Consider a day in the life of a fairly ordinary person in a large city in a stable, democratically governed country. She is not in prison or institutionalized, nor is she a dissident or an enemy of the state, yet she lives in a condition of permanent and total surveillance.

Ring watched your kids trick or treat and then bragged about it.

No Latinx Here.

Healthcare Reformer Wendell Potter: The For-Profit ‘System Is Unraveling.’

The tipping point for Antarctica is closer than we thought.

California is still very dark and very loud.

November 2, 2019

Fuck Mozilla and fuck the Firefox developers!

The first high-resolution map of America’s food supply chain.

Global Fertility Crash.

Largest methane fountain so far discovered in the Arctic Ocean.

It’s Not ‘Fat Shaming,’ It’s Physics.

Rice yields plummet and arsenic rises in future climate-soil scenarios.

The Rock’s Travelling Gym “The Iron Paradise”.

Google Plans to Acquires a Trove of Health Data in Fitbit. Data slurping is what that deal is all about.

Silicon Valley Leaders Sit Down With Wildfire At Investment Meeting After Being Impressed By Its Rapid Expansion.

The 1950s Are Greatly Overrated. Millions of Boomers all over the land just had heart attacks as one.

Facebook’s political ad ban created a disaster in Washington state. A troubling omen for Twitter’s global ban.

To Delay Death, Lift Weights.

Just Another Day In Academic Publishing: Professor Posts His Own Article On His Own Website, Gets Takedown Notice Alleging Copyright Infringement.

November 1, 2019

Fuck Mozilla and fuck the Firefox developers!

Pete Buttigieg Has Always Been The McKinsey Candidate.

Let’s Try This Again, Explaining 1960s Science Fiction.

Microsoft Access: The Database Software That Won’t Die.

Why plants panic when it rains.

Uber and Lyft are behind a sharp rise in US traffic deaths.

Mangroves reduce flood damages during hurricanes, saving billions of dollars in property losses.

Philly’s needle exchange prevented 10,000 HIV diagnoses, but fentanyl means new cases are up.

After Deadspin. With the media industry in decline, we can only expect more of the same from the chuckleheads in the corporate class. The corporate class would be happy with no media at all — then no one to challenge them.

Muscle Mass, Strength and Longevity.

American Gothic: The Woman Who Escaped the Asylum. On the 19th-Century Invention of the Madwoman.

The trouble with indiscriminate tree-planting in Africa.

The Risk of Dying Doing What We Love.

October 31, 2019

Fuck Mozilla and fuck the Firefox developers!

Close Encounter with a Gigantic Jet.

The Politics of Pockets. The history of pockets isn’t just sexist, it’s political.

Baghdadi Story Reveals Divided — and Broken — News Media.

‘OK Boomer’ Marks the End of Friendly Generational Relations. Now it’s war: Gen Z has finally snapped over climate change and financial inequality. As they should.