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Sunday, 3 February 2019

Butter-Scented Chemical Linked to "Popcorn Lung" Discovered in Vape Juices

quote [ In 2007, health officials in California revealed that numerous workers in local flavoring factories suffered from a rare, life-threatening lung condition called bronchiolitis obliterans, later nicknamed “popcorn lung.” The illness, which scars the air sacs of the lungs and makes breathing difficult, stemmed from exposure to diacetyl, a yellow chemical used to give microwave popcorn its buttery flavor. Now, that chemical is at the center of a new study revealing that it’s harmful in vape liquids as well. ]

Out of the frying pan, into the fire.

[SFW] [health] [+2]
[by XregnaR@2:36pmGMT] [13 comments]

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Major DNA Testing Company Sharing Genetic Data With the FBI

quote [ The decision by a prominent consumer DNA-testing company to share data with federal law enforcement means investigators have access to genetic information linked to hundreds of millions of people. ]

It was only a matter of time...
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+5 Sad]
[by XregnaR@1:14pmGMT] [4 comments]

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Right-wing group was camped on rooftop with weapons ahead of major rally

quote [ The revelations were withheld from city officials for more than two months following the incident. ]

No arrests, no confiscations, no public disclosure?!?
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+8 WTF]
[by XregnaR@6:53pmGMT] [17 comments]

Friday, 5 October 2018

CTS - conserve the sound

quote [ "Conserve the sound" is an online archive for disappearing sounds.
The sounds of a dial telephone, a walkman, an analog typewriter, a payphone, a 56k modem, a nuclear power plant or even a cell phone keypad are already partially gone or are just disappearing from daily life. Accompanying people come
in text and video interviews to speak and deepen the view into the world of disappearing sounds. ]

Some interviews about nostalgic sounds as well.
[SFW] [history] [+3 Good]
[by XregnaR@1:57amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Burt Reynolds, "Smokey and the Bandit" star, dead at 82

quote [ Burt Reynolds, the mustachioed megastar who first strutted on screen more than half a century ago, died Thursday, according to his agent Todd Eisner.

He was 82. ]

Gonna have to dust off Smokey & The Bandit...
[SFW] [obituaries] [+6 Informative]
[by XregnaR@7:52pmGMT] [7 comments]

Sunday, 19 August 2018

What the Fuck happened to Hip-Hop?

quote [ We asked DMC from Run DMC about Hip Hop today, he didn't hold back. ]

Shut down all the nonsense we been celebratin'

[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+7 Good]
[by XregnaR@12:38pmGMT] [27 comments]

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies at 80

quote [ He was the first black African to become UN secretary-general and was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. ]

A man of note to be sure...
[SFW] [obituaries] [+3 Informative]
[by XregnaR@1:04pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 3 August 2018

Invasion of big, voracious lizards threatens U.S. South

quote [ A group of South American lizards that can grow up to four feet long (1.2 meters) has established a home in the Florida wild after being brought to the United States as pets, and the reptiles could begin a voracious march across the U.S. South, according to a new study. ]

Now seems like a good time to talk about a border wall with Florida.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Informative]
[by XregnaR@2:33pmGMT] [5 comments]

Thursday, 2 August 2018

'Putin's private army': Murdered journalists were investigating 'mercenaries'

quote [ Three Russian journalists investigating a private security firm have been killed in the Central African Republic. ]

Warning - Autoplay video.
[SFW] [Mafia] [+3 Informative]
[by XregnaR@7:13pmGMT] [4 comments]

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Ex-Police Chief, 2 Officers Framed Teen For Burglaries In Tiny Miami Town, Feds Say

quote [ Biscayne Park's former police chief and two officers were indicted Monday in federal court for falsifying the arrest of a 16-year-old on burglary charges so they could claim a perfect close-out record to elected leaders. ]

We seriously need new metrics to measure the performance of police and prisons in this country...
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+4 WTF]
[by XregnaR@4:57pmGMT] [6 comments]

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