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Monday, 7 May 2018

Connecticut passes bill giving electoral votes to presidential candidate who wins popular vote

quote [ The Connecticut state Senate on Saturday voted in favor of a measure to give the state’s electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote. ]

I'm not sure this is the most stable way to build a democracy, but at least it's something.
[SFW] [politics] [+6 Interesting]
[by foobar@5:10amGMT] [15 comments]

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Trump appointing Dr. Oz to his sport, fitness and nutrition council

quote [ The White House announced Friday that President Donald Trump intends to appoint Mehmet Oz, better known as Dr. Oz, to his council on sport, fitness and nutrition.

Oz is well-known as a host of an eponymous television show on health and medical issues and, before that, for appearances on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." But he has become a lightning rod for controversy for featuring what critics say is unscientific advice on his show. ]

Not The Onion.
[SFW] [religion & spirituality] [+8]
[by foobar@7:07amGMT] [12 comments]

Monday, 9 April 2018

Top officials at indicted after classifieds site taken offline

quote [ Seven top officials of the website, long accused of facilitating child sex trafficking, have been arrested after a grand jury in Phoenix issued a 93-count indictment alleging conspiracy and money laundering, and the government on Friday seized all of Backpage’s websites around the world. ]

I don't know why you'd run something like this within reach of America™.
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+3 Informative]
[by foobar@9:48pmGMT] [74 comments]

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Uber’s self-driving trucks have started hauling freight

quote [ Uber's fleet of self-driving trucks has begun hauling commercial loads, the company announced on Tuesday. The trucks will operate first in Arizona, a state with famously permissive laws for self-driving technology.

And Uber is planning to organize its trucking network differently than a lot of conventional trucking companies. Instead of having a single driver hauling a load from start to finish, Uber plans to have human drivers handle relatively short legs at the beginning and end of the journey, while driverless trucks handle the long-haul route in between. ]

This isn't decades away, it's years or months.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 Underrated]
[by foobar@5:29pmGMT] [3 comments]

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

The grandmother of the web has passed

quote [ The computer scientist Mary Lee Berners-Lee, who has died aged 93, was on the programming team for the computer that in 1951 became the first in the world to be sold commercially: the Ferranti Mark I. She led a successful campaign at Ferranti for equal pay for male and female programmers, almost two decades before the Equal Pay Act came into force. As a young mother in the mid-1950s she set up on her own as a home-based software consultant, making her one of the world’s first freelance programmers. ]
[SFW] [obituaries] [+4 Informative]
[by foobar@8:59amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 17 January 2018


quote [ Star Wars and Sgt. Pepper, together at last, like you’ve never experienced them before. A splendid time is guaranteed for all! Watch the videos or download the album! ]

Fuckit, here's some pr0n
[NSFW] [pr0n] [+5]
[by foobar@4:44pmGMT] [13 comments]

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Special snowflake sues for a safe space

quote [ James Damore, a former Google engineer who was fired in August after posting a memo to an internal Google message board arguing that women may not be equally represented in tech because they are biologically less capable of engineering, has filed a class action lawsuit against the company in Santa Clara Superior Court in Northern California.

His claims: that Google unfairly discriminates against white men whose political views are unpopular with its executives. ]

The look on his poor lawyer's face.
[SFW] [obituaries] [+3 Funny]
[by foobar@6:46pmGMT] [73 comments]

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Good news everyone! They've found a way to keep producing Millennials

quote [ Baby Emma Gibson came from an embryo that was originally frozen on 14 October 1992, in what could be a record length between donation and delivery ]

The AARP has already awarded it a participation trophy.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by foobar@5:54amGMT] [12 comments]

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Generation Screwed

quote [ Why millennials are facing the scariest financial future of any generation since the Great Depression.

Like everyone in my generation, I am finding it increasingly difficult not to be scared about the future and angry about the past. ]
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+2]
[by foobar@5:43pmGMT] [9 comments]

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

I Made My Shed the Top Rated Restaurant On TripAdvisor

quote [ In that moment, it became my mission. With the help of fake reviews, mystique and nonsense, I was going to do it: turn my shed into London's top-rated restaurant on TripAdvisor. ]

I encourage ceaseless trolling of these sites.
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+10 Funny]
[by foobar@5:39pmGMT] [12 comments]

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