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Friday, 18 January 2019

In Angola, Conservationists Make the Case for a Massive New National Park

quote [ Newly stable countries are hotspots for wilderness protection. ]

Angola, Angola, I never should have left you alone
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Toph Tucker and Jasmine Lee on Why Restaurant Websites Are Good and We’re All Going to Miss Them

quote [ No, there’s absolutely no nostalgia for the web from the position of restaurant workers. I think nostalgia in this context is a privilege. For restaurants, social media is a blessing and a curse. While it reaches a much larger audience, restaurants also become dependent on it to convey their mood or spirit. ]

Webdesigners lamenting over the loss of handmade websites.
[SFW] [do it yourSElf]
[by Paracetamol@11:53pmGMT] [4 comments]

Giuliani tries to clean up Russia collusion comments

quote [ Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump's personal attorney, attempted on Thursday to clean up comments he made the night before stating that Trump did not collude with Russian officials but suggesting that other campaign officials may have.

"I represent only President Trump not the Trump campaign. There was no collusion by President Trump in any way, shape or form," Giuliani said in a statement, adding, "Likewise, I have no knowledge of any collusion by any of the thousands of people who worked on the campaign.The only knowledge I have in this regard is the collusion of the Clinton campaign with Russia which has so far been ignored." ]

He forgot the conspiracy, bribery, obstruction of justice, witness tampering, and campaign finance fraud. Full in extended

[SFW] [crime & punishment]
[by knumbknutz@5:49pmGMT] [4 comments]

The Super Blood Wolf Moon Is Coming This Weekend

quote [ A total lunar eclipse is soon to delight astronomy fanatics in the Americas, as the Moon slowly crosses the Earth’s shadow and turns red this coming Sunday. These eclipses are also referred to as blood moons, but the one on the night of the 20th has some added adjectives. It is, in fact, a super blood wolf moon. ]

I missed the last one of these because of fog - hopefully the weather will cooperate with us.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Informative]
[by knumbknutz@5:35pmGMT] [2 comments]

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019

John Waters - No Smoking

quote [ How can anyone sit through a length of a film and especially a European film and not have a cigarette? ]

A timeless piece!
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@9:40pmGMT] [1 comment]

Australia to tourists: Stop harassing wombats for selfies

quote [ Tourists visiting Maria Island, the Tasmanian holiday destination and wombat stronghold, are being invited to take a pledge to keep a safe distance from the furry residents. "People are so enthralled with them, and they look so cute and cuddly, but people are getting too close. They pretty much ignore people, but people run up to them and they don't run away. People get very excited about wombats." ]

Wombat wombat wombat wombat.

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Hot Pr0n]
[by Ankylosaur@9:20pmGMT] [11 comments]

Strongest opponents of GM foods know the least but think they know the most

quote [ Analysis of surveys from US, France and Germany could also have implications for science communication in other fields ]

Even Wikipedia links to about a dozen metadata studies on the topic published in major journals or by governments. The science is clear. Like with climate change and evolution, the only real “debate” that exists in this field comes from those who refuse to accept the science for whatever reason.

Also - good science is not swayed by funding, which is a very common strawman that denialists love to throw out. I have a coworker that was part of MIT’s climate change department and they had funding from Exxon, Shell, and a number of other fossil energy companies. The director emeritus wrote one of the most damning chapters of the 2013 IPCC report.
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by knumbknutz@4:55pmGMT] [18 comments]

Pair of Chinese firms eye Subic Bay shipyard, causing alarm in the Philippines

quote [ A pair of Chinese firms are in the running to buy a massive shipyard in Subic Bay from South Korea’s Hanjin Group, local media reported Saturday.

The harbor, once known as Naval Base Subic Bay, was home to thousands of U.S. sailors and their families before the Navy left in 1992. It’s still a regular port call for U.S. warships and Marines who practice beach landings nearby in Zambales province.

Subic’s importance has grown in recent years amid Chinese efforts to build military facilities on artificial islands and claim sovereignty over territory to the west in the South China Sea. ]

Made many a trip to Subic in the 80's
[SFW] [business]
[by knumbknutz@4:31pmGMT] [0 comments]

An Object at Rest

quote [ An Object at Rest follows the life of a stone as it travels over the course of millennia, facing nature's greatest obstacle: human civilization. My final thesis film at CalArts! ]

Neat little animation! It kinda reminded me of this Simpsons intro.
[SFW] [art] [+5 Good]
[by spazm@10:57amGMT] [4 comments]

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