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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Stanford researchers figure out how icy outer planets make it rain gemstones

quote [ Researchers from Stanford have shown how the frigid, high-pressure atmospheres of the planets Uranus and Neptune can create a "rain" of diamonds.

The team from the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory says it used an optical laser from the Matter In Extreme Conditions instrument to demonstrate how, deep within the gas giants, high pressure can bond hydrogen and carbon atoms to create nanometre-wide "diamonds" that fall through the dense atmosphere.

"Previously, researchers could only assume that the diamonds had formed," said Dominik Kraus, who is the lead author of the report and a scientist from Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf in Germany. ]

I love this stuff! /15 characters
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Classy Pr0n]
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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Secret Service depletes funds to pay agents because of Trump's frequent travel

quote [ WASHINGTON — The Secret Service can no longer pay hundreds of agents it needs to carry out an expanded protective mission – in large part due to the sheer size of President Trump's family and efforts necessary to secure their multiple residences up and down the East Coast.

Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles, in an interview with USA TODAY, said more than 1,000 agents have already hit the federally mandated caps for salary and overtime allowances that were meant to last the entire year. ]

Eric and Don Jr. still use their own guys for security and use the SS fellows as servants. Full In Extended

[SFW] [politics] [+5 Sad]
[by knumbknutz@1:04amGMT] [9 comments]

Sunday, 20 August 2017

There's actually a world championship for Excel spreadsheets

quote [ John Dumoulin has never really set foot in an office. He works part-time at Chick-fil-A.

But the 17-year-old from northern Virginia is the undisputed king of that bane of office workers everywhere — the spreadsheet. Dumoulin won an international competition on Microsoft Excel proficiency, earning $10,000 in prize money along the way. ]

All right young SE folks (got to be under 22)- get your nerd-on for next years contest. Full in extended (NYP/ADBLOCK/ETC)

[SFW] [business] [+3 Interesting]
[by knumbknutz@11:50pmGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 18 August 2017

Here’s what happens to your retina if you view an eclipse without protection

quote [ Americans are making their last dashes for glasses and viewers to watch the rare total solar eclipse that will glide across the continental US on Monday. Meanwhile, eye doctors are trying to clear away any orbiting debris that's obscuring vision safety information—and spotlight the dangers of unsafe viewing.

Everyone knows that watching an eclipse—or staring into the Sun in general—can damage eyes. But in a series of articles published Friday in JAMA and JAMA Ophthalmology, a group of ophthalmologists explains in detail how sunlight damages the retina, plus dispels some misconceptions about viewing techniques for the rare event. They also provide a case study of what happens when you go into an eclipse event eyeballs-out. ]

Don't stare at the sun on Monday.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by knumbknutz@10:29pmGMT] [12 comments]

Van Hits Pedestrians in Deadly Barcelona Terror Attack

quote [ Spain was hit by its worst terrorist attack in more than a decade Thursday, when a van driver plowed into dozens of people enjoying a sunny afternoon on one of Barcelona’s most famous thoroughfares, killing at least 13 people and leaving 80 bloodied on the pavement. ]

Full In Extended (NYT/Paywall/Adblock/etc)

[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+5 Sad]
[by knumbknutz@1:31amGMT] [8 comments]

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Neo-Nazi Website Tells Fat U.S. Nazis to ‘Get it Together,’ Offers Fashion Tips

quote [ In a blog post on the neo-nazi website Daily Stormer, its editor — Andrew Anglin — offered tips to his fellow alt-righters on how to “Dress For Success” and “Be in Good Shape” for their rallies.

The post, flagged by The Hill’s most hawk-eyed right-wing-media sleuth Will Sommer, is a sort of guideline for millennial Nazis, who Anglin declares are “ready to move off of the internet, into the real world.” ]

Hands down - the funniest thing I have stumbled across all week...
[SFW] [people] [+2]
[by knumbknutz@2:15pmGMT] [11 comments]

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Half of Republicans would back postponing 2020 election if Trump proposed it

quote [ Slightly more than half of Republicans say they would support postponing the 2020 presidential election if President Trump proposed it to make sure only eligible American citizens can vote, according to a new survey.

According to a poll conducted by two academic authors and published by The Washington Post, 52 percent of Republicans said they would back a postponement of the next election if Trump called for it. ]

Yes, yes, we're all going to die screaming in a pillar of nuclear fire but BWAH HA HA HA ILLEGLES HITLARY WARRRRGHARBLEARBLEARBLE KENYAN MOOSLIM WARGHARBLLLE.

Full in extended.

[SFW] [politics] [+3 Funny]
[by knumbknutz@3:54pmGMT] [33 comments]

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

White House Introduces Never Before Tried Method To Easily Solve The Opioid Epidemic

quote [ “The best way to prevent drug addiction and overdose is to prevent people from abusing drugs in the first place…So if we can keep them from going on and maybe by talking to youth and telling them: No good, really bad for you in every way. But if they don’t start, it will never be a problem.” ]

At first I was like - "gee the return of 'just say no.' "

Then I was like "well-fuck it, an 80's Nancy Reagan style failure of a program is the least stupid thing that has come off of the golf course in the past 6 months, so HAVE AT IT!"
[SFW] [politics] [+5]
[by knumbknutz@4:57pmGMT] [18 comments]

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Glen Campbell, Dead at 81

quote [ Glen Campbell, the indelible voice behind 21 Top 40 hits including "Rhinestone Cowboy," "Wichita Lineman" and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," died Tuesday. He was 81. A rep for Universal Music Group, Campbell's record label, confirmed the singer's death to Rolling Stone. During a career that spanned six decades, Campbell sold over 45 million records. In 1968, one of his biggest years, he outsold the Beatles. ]

That hurts me. I got my first Telecaster when I was a kid because of this man. A lot of my musical style and composition for the past few decades were directly influenced by his songwriting. RIP Cowboy.
[SFW] [obituaries] [+4]
[by knumbknutz@9:38pmGMT] [3 comments]

Monday, 7 August 2017

Fox News Suspends Eric Bolling After Report of Lewd Text Messages

quote [ Fox News suspended Eric Bolling, a longtime host at the network, on Saturday pending an investigation into reports that he sent lewd photographs to three female colleagues via text message. ]

Just about everyone that works for a company bigger than a roadside dining-cart knows that the #1 source of sexual harassment lawsuits comes from email. Once you click send - even if the dirty joke or dik pic is to only 1 other coworker, it immediately gets out of your control and can get a life of its own rather quickly. This just sounds like plain stupidity on his part.

[SFW] [tv & movies] [+2 Funny]
[by knumbknutz@7:11pmGMT] [7 comments]

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