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Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Rutger Hauer, ‘Blade Runner’ Co-Star, Dies at 75

quote [ Rutger Hauer, the versatile Dutch leading man of the 70s who went on to star in the 1982 Blade Runner as Roy Batty, died July 19 at his home in the Netherlands after a short illness. ]

All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.
[SFW] [obituaries] [+6 Sad]
[by mechanical contrivance@8:21pmGMT] [4 comments]

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Porn sites must age-verify British users starting July 15

quote [ Sites that don't verify age could get blocked by British ISPs. ]

This is relevant to the community.
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+10 Sad]
[by mechanical contrivance@6:24pmGMT] [41 comments]

Monday, 11 September 2017

Happy 40th Birthday Atari 2600

quote [ The Atari 2600 is a video game console released in September 1977 by Atari Inc. The 2600 was typically bundled with two joystick controllers, a conjoined pair of paddle controllers, and a cartridge game — initially Combat and later Pac-Man. The Atari 2600 was wildly successful during the early 1980s.

We have over 500 Atari 2600 games for you to play Free online. Enjoy! ]

The Atari 2600 was released in North America on September 11th 1977. The main link lets you play Atari games in your browser. Links to Atari 2600 goodness in extended.

[SFW] [games] [+5 Good]
[by mechanical contrivance@3:05amGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 28 July 2017

FDA wants to make cigarettes non-addictive

quote [ The agency intends to reduce the amount of nicotine allowed in traditional combustion cigarettes with the goal of making them “non-addictive.” ]

I'm all for this if it means I never have to smell cigarette smoke again.

[SFW] [health] [+1]
[by mechanical contrivance@7:58pmGMT] [17 comments]

Friday, 21 July 2017

Trump wants a talk-radio host to be the USDA’s chief scientist

quote [ The Dept. of Agriculture’s science will be run by someone with no science experience. ]

This is totally normal for Trump.
[SFW] [politics] [+1 Hot Pr0n]
[by mechanical contrivance@6:40pmGMT] [5 comments]



Friday, 16 June 2017

Guilty verdict in trial of woman who texted boy to commit suicide

quote [ A Massachusetts woman charged with involuntary manslaughter because of text messages prosecutors said cajoled a teen boy into commiting suicide was found guilty Friday. ]

Next comes the sentencing. She could get up to 20 years.

Followup to http://www.sensibleendowment.com/entry.php/9528
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+8 Good]
[by mechanical contrivance@3:44pmGMT] [28 comments]

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Medicinal use for marijuana confirmed: CBD helps kids with rare epilepsy

quote [ Randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial finds cannabidiol benefits. ]

Now we have proof of a medicinal use for marijuana.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+4 Good]
[by mechanical contrivance@5:47pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 17 February 2017

40 years of data show immigration decreases or stabilizes crime rates

quote [ When the number of immigrants goes up, violent crime goes down. ]
[SFW] [politics] [+4 Interesting]
[by mechanical contrivance@4:00pmGMT] [5 comments]

Friday, 3 February 2017

House pulls back rule to keep guns from severely mentally ill

quote [ It would have kept those unable to run their own finances from buying firearms. ]

The NRA is a very powerful lobbying group.
[SFW] [politics] [+3]
[by mechanical contrivance@4:48pmGMT] [20 comments]

Monday, 27 June 2016

To mitigate poverty, Y Combinator set to launch minimum income plan

quote [ A few dozen Oakland residents to get $2,000 per month, no strings, for a year. ]

A small experiment in guaranteed basic income.
[SFW] [politics] [+6 Interesting]
[by mechanical contrivance@7:25pmGMT] [4 comments]



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