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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]

Monday, 21 March 2016

Apple announces new 4-inch iPhone SE

quote [ It's the first new, small iPhone since 2013. Pre-orders start 3/24, available on 3/31. ]

I only posted this because of the name. Finally, an official phone for SE!
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Funny]
[by mechanical contrivance@6:50pmGMT] [9 comments]

Friday, 18 March 2016

Domino's is trialing an autonomous pizza delivery robot

quote [ Battery-powered pizzabot has 12-mile range; customers access pizza with a code. ]

Because apparently hungry people hate interacting with humans.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+4 laz0r]
[by mechanical contrivance@5:45pmGMT] [19 comments]



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