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Thursday, 30 July 2020

Trump boasts of pushing low-income housing out of suburbs

quote [ President Donald Trump is pining for support in the suburbs, and pushing out low-income housing is playing a part in his bid to get it.

In a set of tweets and in remarks in Texas on Wednesday, Trump bragged about his administration’s rescinding an Obama-era fair housing rule that was meant to combat housing discrimination. He characterized low-income housing as a detriment to the suburbs and claimed that Democrats were out to uproot and destroy suburbia — a cultural sphere that he equated to the American dream. ]

Incredibly racist and classist.

[SFW] [politics] [+2 WTF]
[by damnit@12:12amGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Grant Imahara, Host of 'MythBusters' and 'White Rabbit Project,' Dies at 49

quote [ Grant Imahara, an electrical engineer and roboticist who hosted the popular science show MythBusters and Netflix's White Rabbit Project, has died. He was 49.

Imahara died suddenly following a brain aneurysm, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. "We are heartbroken to hear this sad news about Grant. He was an important part of our Discovery family and a really wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family," a representative for Discovery said in a statement on Monday. ]

Brain aneurysms are scary :(
[SFW] [obituaries] [+6 Sad]
[by damnit@5:58amGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 26 January 2020

Kobe, daughter die in helicopter crash

quote [ Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna have died in a helicopter crash in California, sources confirmed to ESPN. ]

Distraught for the family. Hug your love ones :(

[SFW] [obituaries] [+1 Informative]
[by damnit@10:07pmGMT] [3 comments]

Monday, 8 July 2019

Jeffrey Epstein had vast trove of lewd photos of young-looking girls, prosecutors say

quote [ According to the indictment, between 2002 and 2005, Epstein ran a trafficking enterprise in which he paid hundreds of dollars in cash to girls as young as 14 to have sex with him at his Upper East Side home and his estate in Palm Beach, worked with employees and associates to lure the girls to his residences and paid some of his victims to recruit other girls for him to abuse.
"In this way, Epstein created a vast network of underage victims for him to sexually exploit, often on a daily basis," Manhattan US Attorney Geoffrey Berman said in a statement. ]

"How will you feel if Bill Clinton gets implicated by Jeffrey Epstein?"

I dunno - feeling pretty fucking good with my "any pedophile is bad" policy.

- Mike Drucker

Full article in extended (sans photos)

[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+3 Informative]
[by damnit@5:45pmGMT] [5 comments]

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Final Fantasy VII HD graphics mod makes backgrounds less blurry with machine learning

quote [ A new mod makes the PC version of Final Fantasy VII look better by using machine learning to improve the resolution of backgrounds.

“Using state of the art AI neural networks, this up-scaling tries to emulate the detail the original renders would have had,” the mod’s website notes. “This helps the new visuals to come as close to a higher resolution re-rendering of the original as possible with current technology.” ]

Similar work being done by Nvidia and other companies. Zelda Twilight Princess received the same treatment:

[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 Interesting]
[by damnit@4:02pmGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 30 December 2018

BrickTape Lowlights

quote [ Your source for the NBA misses because everybody looks like the GOAT on highlights. We are here to fill in the blanks and provide balance.

This is just the start and we are excited for all the additional content coming. Stay Tuned! ]

Saw a recommended video from this YouTube channel. It's literally the opposite of game highlights lol.

Can be filed under shitposting videos

[SFW] [humor] [+1 WTF]
[by damnit@4:24amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 10 September 2018

rm -rf | Fascinating stories of firmware dev from an ex-Tesla employee

quote [ “A former Tesla employee, who worked on their IT infrastructure, is posting in a subforum of a subforum, a little-known place for funy computer forgotten by time. His NDA has expired.

He has such sights to show us. Join me and I will be your silent guide into a world of horror.” ]

For discretion, the former Tesla employee’s account are listed on a Twitter thread as text images.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+6 Interesting]
[by damnit@4:17pmGMT] [11 comments]

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Pence: "Very disappointing" to see Obama "become so political"

quote [ Vice President Pence said it was “very disappointing” to see former President Obama return to the campaign trail and “become so political.” 

The truth is, the American people in 2016 rejected the policy and direction of Barack Obama when they elected President Donald Trump,” Pence told Fox News in a new interview set to air Sunday.

“It was very disappointing to see President Obama break with the tradition of former presidents, and become so political and roll out the same tired argument that he and liberals have made over the last eight years,” Pence added. ]

I guess that ruined his chances of ever becoming president.
[SFW] [politics] [+8 Funny]
[by damnit@3:21pmGMT] [18 comments]

Friday, 15 June 2018

Perspective | Waluigi was robbed and humiliated by Nintendo, and his fans are furious

quote [ In the Nintendo universe, Waluigi is supposed to be as villainous as his cartoonish mustache and perpetual frown would suggest. But what made him that way? Perhaps it is Nintendo’s insistence on humiliating the character in front of his friends and the general public.

These are the opinions I care about.
[SFW] [games] [+3]
[by damnit@1:25amGMT] [11 comments]

Sunday, 3 June 2018

10,000 More Years of the Scientific Method

quote [ Is this some kind of wizardry?
Nope just good fucking science and piezoelectricity. ]

"Nature really had no idea what a shitstorm opposable thumbs would be, huh."

It's a music video, similar concept as "Everybody's Free to Wear Sunscreen" but about science.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+7 Good]
[by damnit@9:59pmGMT] [1 comment]

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