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Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Someone leaked an opinion written by Alito overturning Roe

quote [ The Supreme Court has voted to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, according to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito circulated inside the court and obtained by POLITICO.

The draft opinion is a full-throated, unflinching repudiation of the 1973 decision which guaranteed federal constitutional protections of abortion rights and a subsequent 1992 decision – Planned Parenthood v. Casey – that largely maintained the right. “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” Alito writes. ]

Someone (a clerk?) leaked the opinion.
[SFW] [politics] [+8 Sad]
[by lrdcthulu@4:10amGMT] [8 comments]

Tuesday, 9 November 2021

'Debarkle' or a humorously named breakdown of the Sad Puppy / Rabid Puppy Phenomena

quote [ Debarkle traces the history, events and subsequent consequences of the Sad Puppy/Rabid Puppy Kerfuffle at the 2015 Hugo Awards. ]

This was a noteworthy and involved event taking place over several years in the (literary) sci-fi fandom. Here's a literally exhaustive breakdown, and interestingly the author does a lot to contextualize these events in the politics of the 2010s.
[SFW] [politics] [+1 Interesting]
[by lrdcthulu@2:13amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

"The nihilistic purity of the far left will kill us all."

quote [ I’ve been angry and disgusted about a lot of things since Election Day. But over the past few days I’ve been angrier than Jack Nicholson’s character from The Shining to see all these so-called “progressives” come out of the fucking woodwork to crucify Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) for voting against one amendment to a budget reconciliation bill that could have allowed Americans to buy cheaper imported prescription drugs from Canada — even though the amendment wasn’t going to become law ]

I'm not sure I endorse these sentiments, but let's have a spirited discussion about them!
[SFW] [politics] [0 Overrated]
[by lrdcthulu@5:26pmGMT] [110 comments]

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Let's watch Congress fuck up encryption!

quote [ That focus on security has put Americas technology firms on a collision course with its policemen and spies, who worry that encrypted e-mails and messages help criminals and terrorists to evade detection. That spat became public in February, when the FBI tried to persuade a court to compel Apple to hack an iPhone that had belonged to Syed Farook, a terrorist who, along with his wife, killed 14 people in an attack in California in December. The agency backed down after it found a way to hack Farooks phone without Apples help. ]
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3]
[by lrdcthulu@9:38pmGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Robots are invading our politics!

quote [ More and more work activities and even entire jobs are at risk of being automated by algorithms, computers and robots, raising concerns that more and more humans will be put out of work. The fear of automation is widespread President Obama cited it as the No. 1 reason Americans feel anxious about the economy in his State of the Union address last month but its effects are not equally distributed, creating challenges for workers and policymakers. ]

More about the looming spectre of job destroying automation - now with bizarre correlations to our political spectrum!
[SFW] [politics] [+2]
[by lrdcthulu@8:48pmGMT] [0 comments]



Monday, 31 August 2015

August SE Book Club - Round 2.

So, hey, look at that - the month rolled on, and I never made another post.

WELL I AM NOW.

[SFW] [SE Book Club] [+5 Good]
[by lrdcthulu@7:04pmGMT] [32 comments]

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

August SE book club!

Sorry about the delay guys! But, fear not, SE book club is still here and still happening!

[SFW] [SE Book Club] [+6 Good]
[by lrdcthulu@11:54pmGMT] [25 comments]

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

SE Book Club : AUGUST EDITION

Ok, all, it's August! Let's choose a new book! Comment away with suggestions, and mod the comments for the suggestions you like! Winner by the end of the week is the new book for this month!
[SFW] [SE Book Club] [+5 Good]
[by lrdcthulu@3:13amGMT] [77 comments]

Monday, 27 July 2015

One Last (July) Book Club post!

One more discussion post for the month of July!

[SFW] [SE Book Club] [+4 Good]
[by lrdcthulu@9:36pmGMT] [28 comments]

Saturday, 18 July 2015

New SE Book Club Discussion Thread!

So, here's a new thread!

[SFW] [SE Book Club] [+6 Good]
[by lrdcthulu@1:27pmGMT] [20 comments]



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