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Sunday, 10 December 2017

The three ultra-rich families battling for control of the Republican party

quote [ To understand the GOP's priorities, get to know the billionaires behind it. ]

I"m kind of curious what our local conservatives think (aside from pointing out the ultra rich that also fund the Democrats- that being the problem and what the 1% is)
[SFW] [politics] [+3]
[by lilmookieesquire@1:30amGMT] [27 comments]

Mars atmosphere well protected from the solar wind

quote [ Despite the absence of a global Earth-like magnetic dipole, the Martian atmosphere is well protected from the effects of the solar wind on ion escape from the planet. New research shows this using measurements from the Swedish particle instrument ASPERA-3 on the Mars Express spacecraft. The results have recently been presented in a doctoral thesis by Robin Ramstad, Swedish Institute of Space Physics and Umeå University, Sweden. ]

As someone that plays a lot of KSP, this is important to me
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2 Interesting]
[by lilmookieesquire@1:21amGMT] [9 comments]

Saturday, 9 December 2017

San Jose Tofu Co. to close, a gem, a landmark in Japantown

quote [ Owner Chester Nozaki, whose grandfather opened the shop just after World War II on Jackson Street in Japantown, says the physical work of lugging 40-pound buckets of soybeans into grinders and vats… ]

San Jose Japan town is the only Japan town that has a link to pre-war agriculture. It's a real shame this place is closing. :/

[SFW] [food & drink] [+1 Original]
[by lilmookieesquire@12:35amGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 8 December 2017

Malta car bomb kills Panama Papers journalist

quote [ Daphne Caruana Galizia, a blogger whose investigations focused on corruption, was described as a ‘one-woman WikiLeaks’ ]

Today’s news article is brought to you by the letter “C”.
C is for “cabal”
[SFW] [politics] [+1 Sad]
[by lilmookieesquire@12:34amGMT] [8 comments]

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Brain Remaps Itself in Child with Double Hand Transplant

quote [ Researchers report massive cortical reorganization was reversed in a child who received a double hand transplant following amputation in infancy. ]

The first child to undergo a successful hand transplant also is the first child in whom scientists have detected massive changes in how sensations from the hands are represented in the brain. The brain reorganization is thought to have begun six years before the transplant, when the child had both hands amputated because of a severe infection during infancy. Notably, after he received transplanted hands, the patient’s brain reverted toward a more typical pattern.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by lilmookieesquire@10:25pmGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Star Control’s Creators Call On Stardock To Stop Selling The Original Games

quote [ The space fighter series Star Control is at the center of a new dispute over who owns the franchise, and what that means for the future of the series. In a recent series of posts, Star Control creators Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III have called on the publisher Stardock, which purchased some of the rights to the series from Atari back in 2013, to stop selling the games. ]

also, looks like Harmony Gold might finally have sued themselves into a corner and battletech unseen might be seen again in the not so far future.
[SFW] [games] [+1 Interesting]
[by lilmookieesquire@5:45amGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Galileo’s gravity experiment is re-created in space

quote [ A key principle of general relativity holds up in a new space-based test...

Scientists still don’t know how to combine general relativity with quantum mechanics, the physics of the very small. “The two theories seems to be very different, and people would like to merge these two theories,” Rodrigues says. But some attempts to do that predict violations of the equivalence principle on a level that’s not yet detectable. That’s why scientists think the equivalence principle is worth testing to ever more precision — even if it means shipping their experiments off to space. ]

It's just a repeatable experiment but with greater accuracy.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by lilmookieesquire@7:55amGMT] [10 comments]

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Why Young Americans Are Giving Up on Capitalism

quote [ Survival is the new American Dream.

Is it any wonder over half of 18- to 29-year-olds in America say they do not support capitalism?

...Things older generations took for granted — promotions, wages that grow over time, a 40-hour work week, unions, benefits, pensions, mutual loyalty between employers and employees — are increasingly rare.

As a consequence, these basic tenets of American work life, won by labor movements in the early half of the twentieth century, are now deemed “radical.” In this context, Bernie Sanders, whose policies echo those of New Deal Democrats, can be deemed a “socialist” leading a “revolution”....

“The way in which capitalism is practiced today, in the minds of young people — that’s what they’re rejecting,” he said. ]

I think this paints a vivid picture about how America is failing it’s youth.

Btw foreign policy, as a source, is rated highly factual and pretty unbiased (minimial leading words etc)
[SFW] [people] [+4]
[by lilmookieesquire@10:32pmGMT] [44 comments]

Saturday, 2 December 2017

The kingdom of women: the society where a man is never the boss

quote [ It’s a place where women rule, marriage doesn’t exist and everything follows the maternal bloodline. But is it as good for women as it sounds – and how long can it last? ]

But things are changing. Since (mostly) Chinese tourists began arriving in the early 1990s, bringing paved roads, an airport and jobs for Mosuo people, their traditional way of life has started to feel outdated to its young inhabitants.
[SFW] [travel] [+4 Interesting]
[by lilmookieesquire@12:10amGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Ignored By Big Telecom, Detroit's Marginalized Communities Are Building Their Own Internet

quote [ 40 percent of Detroit residents don't have any access to internet at all. ]

Making their own internet with blackjack and hookers.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by lilmookieesquire@9:51amGMT] [3 comments]

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