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Monday, 20 May 2024

Homeland - Season 8, Episode 4

quote [ Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, the country’s foreign minister and others have been found dead at the site of a helicopter crash Monday after an hourslong search through a foggy, mountainous region of the country’s northwest, state media reported. Raisi was 63. ]

Really unfortunate. I'm sure conspiracy theorists are having a field day with this.

Archived link and full article in extended.

[SFW] [politics] [+4 Informative]
[by damnit@4:53amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 6 March 2024

‘Hypervaccinated’ man reportedly received 217 Covid jabs without side effects

quote [ A German man who voluntarily received 217 coronavirus jabs over 29 months showed “no signs” of having been infected with the virus that causes Covid-19 and had not suffered from any vaccine-related side effects, according to a study published in the medical journal Lancet Infectious Diseases.

The 62-year-old, from Magdeburg, Germany, whom doctors described as “hypervaccinated”, said he had had the large number of vaccines for “private reasons”, according to the researchers from University of Erlangen-Nuremberg who examined him. ]


Article in extended.

[SFW] [health] [+2 Good]
[by damnit@3:59pmGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 7 December 2023

Ancient Earth

quote [ Earth looked very different long ago. Search for addresses across 750 million years of Earth's history. ]

Time warp the Earth and see what creatures lived near you. We are mere leftovers on a tectonic plate.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Good]
[by damnit@8:14pmGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 15 October 2023

20 Years of Badgers

quote [ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Thanks to everyone involved... ]

Over a month late, but it's the 20th anniversary of the Badgers badgers badgers flash animation.
[SFW] [humor] [+3]
[by damnit@5:31pmGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 11 December 2022

SANS ICS HyperEncabulator

quote [ You know all about the Retroencabulator, now say hello to the HyperEncabulator! At SANS ICS Security, when we’re not innovating… we’re encabulating! Check out the whole new level of encabulation in this video. Remember folks, with the HyperEncabulator, side fumbling is still effectively prevented. ]

"This was the sequel that the world never expected but needed more than anything. 10/10" from the comments.

video in extended.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Informative]
[by damnit@10:25amGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 7 December 2022

Following plagiarism allegations: Jeff Dieschburg wins case in 1st instance against Jingna Zhang

quote [ US-based photographer Jingna Zhang sued the Luxembourgish artist, alleging that he had plagiarised one of her photographs.

According to the newspaper Luxemburger Wort, judges at the Luxembourgish court found that the original photograph did not meet the criteria to fall under Luxembourgish or European copyright law.

The photographer's lawyer told Wort that Zhang is 99% certain to appeal the decision. She must also pay legal fees after losing in court. ]

This Jeff dude from Luxemburg won an art contest for the painting in the thumbnail (left), but he did not disclose that he copied/mirrored it from Jingna Zhang's photo (right).

It's not the only instance. Other artists have their art also stolen as well by Jeff.

[SFW] [art] [+4]
[by damnit@7:59pmGMT] [5 comments]

Tuesday, 4 October 2022

Mel Birnkrant's Land of Lost Toys

quote [ Somewhere, beyond the Milky Way, in the vast reaches of Cyberspace, there is an enchanted kingdom, called, "The Land of Lost Toys.” This distant corner of oblivion has become the final resting place of a lifetime’s worth of well-intentioned toy inventions that either never happened, or happened momentarily, then, quickly went away. For every known toy I created, there was a multitude of others that never saw the light of day. Most of these concepts never became contenders, nor progressed very far. Others came close to being winners, but, in the end, got no cigar!” ]

Mel Birnkrant's main page has tons of material about his Mickey Mouse collection and other vintage toys. It reminds me of Ling's Cars, but not as cluttered.

He's got a YouTube channel as well.
[SFW] [art] [+1 Original]
[by damnit@2:36amGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 30 September 2022

Actor Bruce Willis Becomes First Celebrity to Sell Rights to Deepfake Firm

quote [ The actor calls the technology "a great opportunity to go back in time."

Action movie legend Bruce Willis has just become the first Hollywood actor to sell his rights to the possibility of a "digital twin" to the US firm Deepcake, according to The Telegraph. With the use of deepfake technology, Willis has offered his likeness to be used onscreen for future projects, following his first experience with the digital media manipulation in a commercial for Russian phone service, MegaFon, last year. ]

Hollywood has been trending towards this for a while now. Significant portion of film has always been artifice.

[SFW] [tv & movies] [+4 Interesting]
[by damnit@2:14pmGMT] [3 comments]

Monday, 12 September 2022

The reality of legal weed in California: Huge illegal grows, violence, worker exploitation and deaths

quote [ Illegal cannabis farms are engulfing parts of California and exploiting farmworkers who labor in squalid, deadly conditions, a Times investigation finds. ]

Legalization expanded illegal activities and human trafficking (exploited laborers brought in from overseas with no pay and their visas withheld). It's the same way with the increase in demand for guacamole all year round put avocado farmers in Central and South America in danger from Cartel and local gangs, stealing/selling the crops for themselves.

Used archive to bypass paywall of LA Time article.

[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+1 Informative]
[by damnit@9:13pmGMT] [9 comments]

Tuesday, 6 September 2022

The Strange Mystery Of Who Made Kale Famous ... And Why

quote [ Though after weeks of investigation later, the mystery of the American Kale Association still plagued me. Oberon and I had another call, and I asked, "Are you behind the American Kale Association?"

"Yes," she said simply. ]

Article is from 2015, but a recent tiktok had me scouring the internet for this topic.

[SFW] [health] [+4 Interesting]
[by damnit@2:58pmGMT] [2 comments]

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