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Thursday, 16 May 2019

Scientists Discover Hawaiian "Supercorals" Thriving In Warm, Acidic Water

quote [ A reef in Hawaii's Kāne’ohe Bay bounced back despite development, dredging, sewage and rising water temperatures, leading scientists to dub it a supercoral. ]

I used to live on Kaneohe Bay way back when SE was erect rather than endowed. Beautiful area. IIRC it's basically the sunken part of an ancient super volcano that after erupting gave Oahu island its current shape.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+4 Hot Pr0n]
[by JWWargo@2:28amGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 25 April 2019

A DNA Search for the First Americans Links Amazon Groups to Indigenous Australians

quote [ The origin of the first Americans has been hotly debated for decades, and the questions of how many migratory groups crossed the land bridge, as well as how people dispersed after the crossing, continue to spark controversy. ]

Things like this and the fairly recent discovery that many of us carry Neanderthal DNA make me more open to believing the theory that humans evolved from multiple locations around the Earth, rather than just an area of central Africa.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Original]
[by JWWargo@3:58amGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Facebook accidentally put hidden messages like 'Big Brother is Watching' and 'The Masons Were Here' in 'tens of thousands' of VR controllers

quote [ Nate Mitchell, the cofounder of Oculus, the Facebook-owned VR company, said on Twitter on Friday that the company inadvertently printed some unusual messages in its Touch controllers, handheld devices for playing games and navigating VR environments.

These messages were intended only for prototypes, but a mistake meant they were included in regular production devices, he said. ]

(We have always been at war with Myspace)

Links to my new favorite totally NSFW subreddit and a crazy cool collaborative writing website I just discovered in Xtended™️.

[SFW] [Big Brother] [+4]
[by JWWargo@8:13pmGMT] [5 comments]

Friday, 12 April 2019

College Grads Sell Stakes in Themselves to Wall Street

quote [ Instead of taking out loans, students can agree to hand over part of their future earnings in return for investment. ]

I like this idea as an alternative to student loans which cannot be forgiven. People or companies invest in your future, and if it doesn't pan out you could end up owing nothing as it becomes the investor's risk.

Soft paywall, full article in extended.

[SFW] [business] [+2]
[by JWWargo@1:06amGMT] [12 comments]

Monday, 8 April 2019

Tomorrow, Congress Votes on Net Neutrality on the House Floor! Hear Directly from Members of Congress at 8pm ET TODAY on Reddit, and Learn What You Can Do to Save Net Neutrality!

quote [ As you all know, one of our biggest causes is supporting measures that help preserve the free and open internet, which is under threat worldwide from those who want to exercise more control over how you access the web at large. We don’t think that’s right, and feel strongly that users should be able to access all websites (including Reddit!) with equal ease and speed. No one—not the government, and not ISPs—should interfere in what sites you choose to visit. ]

I swear to god I hear about these things at the last minute. Anywho, I'm pretty sure my state's congressional representatives are on board for this, but you still got a day if you want to contact yours and tell them how you feel about keeping the internet neutral.
[SFW] [politics] [+4 Good]
[by JWWargo@7:23pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 5 April 2019

What it's like to travel on a stand-up airplane seat

quote [ First things first: Gaetano Perugini, engineering adviser at Aviointeriors, is keen to stress that the concept's not about creating "cattle class" and cramming in as many passengers in as possible. ]

I just wrapped on a long and stressful 7-day TV production gig punctuated by a 16 hour shoot on 4 hours of sleep with a fun moment where the craft service and camera departments were yelling at me simultaneously about things out of my control and I thought nothing could get me to smile today.

I was wrong.
[SFW] [travel] [+8 WTF]
[by JWWargo@4:53amGMT] [20 comments]

Friday, 29 March 2019

Woman with ‘mutant’ gene who feels no pain and heals without scarring discovered by scientists

quote [ UK researchers have discovered Jo Cameron's, now 71, remarkable abilities are apparently down to a previously unreported genetic mutation.
The case, published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia, could open the door for a host of new treatments to help people recover from surgery, manage chronic pain and anxiety disorders. ]

Holy crap, a real life Wolverine!
[SFW] [people] [+5 Interesting]
[by JWWargo@5:46amGMT] [7 comments]

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Acid test: how psychedelic virtual reality can help end society's mass bad trip

quote [ In line with Rushkoff’s call for technology built on pre-digital era values of connection, creativity and respect, cyberdelia promotes a renaissance of a more conscious approach to technology – one of self-transformation and a connection to other people more genuine than you might find on Instagram. ]

I doubt the "cyberdelic" movement will bring about any more positive change than the counterculture movement did, but I am wholly intrigued by and interested in experiencing a virtual near-death.
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+2]
[by JWWargo@1:14amGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Disney Officially Owns 21st Century Fox

quote [ The $71 billion deal strengthens Disney's portfolio and gives it even more leverage to compete against other streaming powerhouses. ]

At the end of the article:
"Note: Both Walt Disney Pictures and 20th Century Fox have funded NPR."

Show me the money!
[SFW] [business] [+2]
[by JWWargo@7:12pmGMT] [9 comments]

Monday, 18 March 2019

‘Smiling Depression’: It’s Possible to Be Depressed While Appearing Happy — Here’s Why That’s Dangerous

quote [ While smiling depression is not a technical term that psychologists use, it is certainly possible to be depressed and manage to successfully mask the symptoms. The closest technical term for this condition is “atypical depression”. In fact, a significant proportion of people who experience a low mood and a loss of pleasure in activities manage to hide their condition in this way. And these people might be particularly vulnerable to suicide. ]

Oh hey, looky here. Someone wrote about me circa 2005-Present.

[SFW] [health] [+7 Underrated]
[by JWWargo@5:23amGMT] [9 comments]

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