what, you were expecting Kenneth Branagh?
Sunday, 24 March 2019

The Hottest Chat App for Teens Is … Google Docs

quote [ Sometimes they’ll use the service’s live-chat function, which doesn’t open by default, and which many teachers don’t even know exists. Or they’ll take advantage of the fact that Google allows users to highlight certain phrases or words, then comment on them via a pop-up box on the right side: They’ll clone a teacher’s shared Google document, then chat in the comments, so it appears to the casual viewer that they’re just making notes on the lesson plan. ]

That‘s some insightful reading – makes sense anyhow.
[SFW] [people] [+1 Good]
[by Paracetamol@7:31pmGMT] [1 comment]

Uri Geller promises to stop Brexit using telepathy

quote [ Illusionist has told Theresa May he will ‘not allow’ her to lead Britain out of the EU ]

Uri Geller's gonna tell or bend the truth so I don't know
[SFW] [politics]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [9 comments]

Saturday, 23 March 2019

This Woman Can Smell Parkinson's. It Might Help Lead To Earlier Treatment

quote [ A retiree with super-smelling skills has helped researchers identify compounds unique to Parkinson's suffers -- and it could lead to an earlier diagnosis. ]

smells fishy? also "greasy sebum"

[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by lilmookieesquire@11:40pmGMT] [5 comments]

What do so many global cuisines have in common? A bright yellow package of Maggi magic.

quote [ a dark, concentrated sauce made from hydrolyzed vegetable protein. The result made soups, consommes and other foods taste meaty without animal protein. ]

Global umami. Despite mentioning a scandal in India, it came out more positive than I expected. Nestlé has a bad rap concerning malnutrition in developing countries.

Full article in extended.

[SFW] [food & drink] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@6:23pmGMT] [2 comments]

Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2019

quote [ Report showing the number of people who are locked up in different types of facilities and why ]

Affected by the mass incarceration in this nation
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+6]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 22 March 2019

Flat-Earthers Cruise Will Sail to Antarctica Ice Wall at the Planet's Edge.

quote [ Believers in a flat Earth will have an opportunity to sail to Antarctica in 2020 on a cruise organized by the Flat Earth International Conference. ]

They should have 2 cruise ships head off in different directions. Hilarity will ensue when they both meet up at Antarctica at the same time.
[SFW] [religion & spirituality] [+7 Funny]
[by knumbknutz@9:04pmGMT] [12 comments]

EBay Has Unexpected, Chilling Effect On Looting Of Antiquities, Archaelogist Finds

quote [ In addition to linking craftsmen with a market for cheap fakes, eBay has tended to have a depressing effect on prices for real looted artifacts, further discouraging locals from pillaging precious sites. ]

Ha! Now we need this other article about the Chinese town specialising in paintings.
[SFW] [history] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@7:53pmGMT] [9 comments]

The Rivalry Between Two Doctors to Implant the First Artificial Heart

quote [ Featuring titans of Texas medicine, the race was on to develop the cutting-edge technology ]

This was something about an artificial heart
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:05amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Disney Officially Owns 21st Century Fox

quote [ The $71 billion deal strengthens Disney's portfolio and gives it even more leverage to compete against other streaming powerhouses. ]

At the end of the article:
"Note: Both Walt Disney Pictures and 20th Century Fox have funded NPR."

Show me the money!
[SFW] [business] [+1 Informative]
[by JWWargo@7:12pmGMT] [9 comments]

#GravelGang : Mike Gravel's Viral 2020 Campaign Is the Brainchild of a New York Teen

quote [ Late last night, 88-year-old former senator Mike Gravel started posting tweets. Or, an account under his name did. The tweets, for the most part, were about Gravel running for president, something he has not done since 2008 (he hasn’t been a senator since 1981). They were clear that any candidacy would exist solely for the purposes of pushing the other Democratic candidates to the left on their handling of foreign policy and the military-industrial complex. ]

88-Year-Old Mike Gravel Is the Latest Teen Sensation

Mike Gravel Twitter

I love this. :D

Somewhat related: Citations Needed: Laundering Imperial Violence Through Anodyne Foreign Policy-Speak (Part I)
[SFW] [politics] [+3 Good]
[by steele@6:46pmGMT] [1 comment]

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