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Saturday, 17 August 2019

A French Chateau Hoarding the World's Largest Private Collection of Fighter Jets

quote [ At no other chateau in all of France will you find a Soviet helicopter parked on the back lawn. Or a 1970s hovercraft. Or a record-breaking collection of World War II fighter jets for that matter. Not to mention a warehouse full of vintage firetrucks, 200 antiques motorbikes, 36 racing cars – and the list goes on – all sitting comfortably in retirement amongst the vineyards of Burgundy. ]

Got a fighter jet, I don't get to fly it, though
[SFW] [travel] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:16amGMT] [0 comments]

A Walk In Hong Kong (Idle Words)

quote [ That is the Hong Kong I saw last weekend. I don’t know - I suspect no one knows - what will happen tomorrow. The only sure thing is that people will march. There are many Hong Kongers and other smart people writing online who can explain the political context of the protests, the likelihood of intervention, and what this means in a deeper way. I am just a visitor who perhaps thinks too much about fish cakes when being tear gassed. ]

Very close account of the Hongkong protests, obviously a little subjective.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+1 Underrated]
[by Paracetamol@5:13amGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 16 August 2019

Peter Fonda, 'Easy Rider' Architect and Counter-Cultural Icon, Dies at 79

quote [ Fonda, the son of acting legend Henry Fonda, the younger brother of Jane Fonda and the father of Bridget Fonda, died Friday morning. ]

Og et outfit som Peter Fonda
[SFW] [obituaries] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@10:36pmGMT] [0 comments]

Workers Seize the Shipyard That Built the Titanic, Plan to Make Renewable Energy There

quote [ Late last month, 130 ship builders, steel workers, welders, and riveters seized control of the storied Belfast shipyard that built the Titanic in 1909. More than two weeks later, they're still there, and say they won't be leaving until the docks are nationalized and are used to produce renewable energy infrastructure. ]

More than 37,000 Kaiser workers in California vote to authorize a strike

BREAKING: Forestville Teachers Win -even tiny strikes of 15 teachers can make a big difference.

Biden allies float scaling back events to limit gaffes - Joe Biden is sundowning and his staff knows it.
[SFW] [politics] [+4 Good]
[by steele@6:03pmGMT] [0 comments]

How a ''NULL'' License Plate Landed One Hacker in Ticket Hell

quote [ Security researcher Joseph Tartaro thought NULL would make a fun license plate. He's never been more wrong. ]

My life is null and void
[SFW] [people] [+5 Funny]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:42amGMT] [4 comments]

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Three Years of Misery Inside Google, the Happiest Company in Tech

quote [ Over the past three years, the structures that once allowed executives and internal activists to hash out tensions had badly eroded. In their place was a new machinery that the company's activists on the left had built up, one that skillfully leveraged media attention and drew on traditional organizing tactics. Dissent was no longer a family affair. ]

Can't believe I read all of that. Insightful stories though; it seems tricky to keep on rolling like before.
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@7:28pmGMT] [0 comments]

Human-sized penguin discovered in Waipara

quote [ The species weighed up to 80kg and was about 1.6m tall, one of the largest penguins ever discovered. ]

I'm chilling like a villain like the penguin in its fucking igloo eating fudgesicles

[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:04amGMT] [9 comments]

New York Times Moves To Dismiss Joe Arpaio's Defamation Lawsuit

quote [ Arpaio’s loss in Arizona’s Senate Republican primary is a fitting end to the public life of a truly sadistic man. ]

It was becoming part of the rightwings standard playbook to use littigate as pr. Fortunately we are getting to see the prime example of why that is a bad idea with this and the covington kids case. However, it also makes clear the need for a federal anti-slapp law. More articles in ext.

[SFW] [crime & punishment]
[by biblebeltdrunk@2:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Jeffrey Epstein Death: 2 Guards Slept Through Checks and Falsified Records

quote [ The guards did not check on him for three hours, officials said. The disclosures came as the guards and the warden at the jail were removed. ]

Man, poor guards. They must have -really- rough schedules. They should get a union or something going.
[SFW] [crime & punishment]
[by conception@4:32pmGMT] [12 comments]

'Snowglow' Sounds Charming, But It's a Menace to Night Skies

quote [ Fresh powder can worsen light pollution, according to new research from Germany. ]

The snow glows white on the mountain tonight
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT] [5 comments]

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