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Monday, 19 August 2019

The three words that can save your life

quote [ Police want everyone to download a smartphone app they say has already saved several lives. ]

Pretty clever, wouldn't be surprised to see this become ubiquitous.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+4]
[by hellboy@2:43amGMT] [9 comments]

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

This Is How Human Extinction Could Play Out

quote [ Food-system collapse, sea-level rise, disease. In his new book "Falter," Bill McKibben asks, "Is it Too Late?" ]

Happy Hump Day!

On a related note, the Netflix nature doc Our Planet is stunningly beautiful, explicitly acknowledges the threat humans pose to their home planet, and argues it's not yet too late.

[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+4]
[by hellboy@10:10pmGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 29 March 2019

The Green New Deal and the case against incremental climate policy

quote [ The only way Democrats can hope to pass climate legislation is by radically shaking up the status quo balance of powers. ]

People who think the Green New Deal isn't realistic can't seem to come up with a better idea.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3 Underrated]
[by hellboy@12:26amGMT] [18 comments]

Thursday, 28 March 2019

The Real Problem With Trigger Warnings

quote [ Alerts about classroom reading have been accused of weakening America’s college students. But they might not do anything at all. ]

Trigger warning: you still have to jack off a horse.

[SFW] [health] [+1 Underrated]
[by hellboy@1:06pmGMT] [7 comments]

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Devin Nunes Is Suing His Imaginary Mom, His Imaginary Cow, and Twitter

quote [ No really. ]

Before the lawsuit, Devin Nunes' Cow had 1204 followers. It now has over 100,000. Do these dumbfucks understand how social media works? "They do now," says the cow.

[NSFW] [humor] [+9 Funny]
[by hellboy@8:02pmGMT] [6 comments]

A Russian "troll slayer" went undercover at a troll factory

quote [ ...and found that hundreds of Russians were working as paid trolls in rotating shifts. The operation was run by a local restauranteur who was placed under US sanctions for attempting to interfere with US elections. ]

Business Insider sucks, but they know a growth industry when they see one. Seems pretty clear this is only going to get worse until someone starts taking drastic measures (I'd like to be able to blacklist anything from Russia or China, for a start, but one of my favorite bands is from Rostov-on-Don, so...).
[SFW] [politics] [+5 Interesting]
[by hellboy@6:29pmGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 8 March 2019

Hipster Pissed Over His Photo in Article on Hipsters Looking the Same... But It's a Different Hipster

quote [ The MIT Technology Review recently published a story titled "The hipster effect: Why anti-conformists always end up looking the same." ]

I knew irony wasn't dead before anyone knew what irony was.
[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+10 Funny]
[by hellboy@7:08pmGMT] [10 comments]

Thursday, 28 February 2019

A Troubling Discovery in the Deepest Ocean Trenches

quote [ In the Mariana Trench, the lowest point in any ocean, every tiny animal tested had plastic pollution hiding in its gut. ]

I'm pretty sure I know what the Great Filter is and that we're running smack into it.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+7 Sad]
[by hellboy@5:41amGMT] [8 comments]

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Are we breeding depraved billionaires? Economic inequality and sex trafficking

quote [ Donald Trump, Jeffrey Epstein and Robert Kraft: Wealth inequality is turning super-rich into comic-book villains ]

I've thought for years that there's an Accountability Ceiling - if you're above it, you can sexually assault children, keep slaves, and commit murder and get a slap on the wrist at worst, because convicting you would be too "disruptive". If you're below it, one too many parking tickets can fuck your life for good.
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+3]
[by hellboy@9:20pmGMT] [15 comments]

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Depression's Evolutionary Roots

quote [ Two scientists suggest that depression is not a malfunction, but a mental adaptation that brings certain cognitive advantages ]

Article's not new, but I thought it was interesting. Could also be filed under "health".

[SFW] [science & technology] [+10 Interesting]
[by hellboy@10:04pmGMT] [17 comments]

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