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Friday, 29 May 2020

Monkeys steal coronavirus blood samples in India

quote [ A troop of monkeys in India attacked a medical official and snatched away blood samples of patients who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, authorities said on Friday. ]

Insert joke about the planet of the apes of the apes here.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Funny]
[by biblebeltdrunk@3:57pmGMT] [7 comments]

Friday, 8 May 2020

Germany passes ban on 'gay conversion therapy'

quote [ Germany's parliament has passed a law banning so-called "gay conversion therapy" for young people nationwide.

The legislation is intended to stop groups offering the service - which claims to be able to change a person's sexual orientation - to under-18s... ]

Always good to see, hopefully they ban it from being used on older people as well.
[SFW] [politics] [+2 Good]
[by biblebeltdrunk@6:16pmGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 30 March 2020

Van Gogh painting stolen from museum shuttered by Covid-19 pandemic

quote [ A painting by Vincent van Gogh was stolen overnight from a Dutch museum that is currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. ]

Someone found a creative way to celebrate Vincent Van Gogh's 167 birthday.
[SFW] [art]
[by biblebeltdrunk@5:00pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 27 February 2020

PragerU's Attempt To Violate YouTube's 1st Amendment Rights Shot Down By 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

quote [ The conservative nonprofit Prager University alleged the company should not be allowed to place its videos on "Restricted Mode" ]

tech-dirt also has a good write up if you don't feel like giving reason magazine clicks.

TLDR, PragerU wants regulation and socialization only when it suits them.
[SFW] [politics] [+1 Good]
[by biblebeltdrunk@11:02pmGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

The Creator of the Konami Code Has Died - IGN

quote [ Kazuhisa Hashimoto, creator of the legendary cheat input known as the Konami Code, has passed away. ]

konami's statment
[SFW] [obituaries]
[by biblebeltdrunk@6:21pmGMT] [4 comments]

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Talking Netcode With Adam "Keits" Heart

quote [ While filming our upcoming documentary on Killer Instinct, we had a chance to sit down with Adam "Keits" Heart of Iron Galaxy and got into the hot topic of netcode in fighting games. ]

Since people seem to be interested in video game tech at the moment. Google Stadia is promising to use negative latency tech to improve netcode. One aspect of the puzzle has been solved but isn't used even for many games it works for. Here are two videos on "rollback netcode", which can vastly improve lag in deterministic environments, particularly fighting games. GDC video in extended

[SFW] [games]
[by biblebeltdrunk@11:33pmGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 11 November 2019

Matt Bevin’s Libertarian opponent says the Kentucky election just proved his point

quote [ John Hicks told me that Kentucky’s election was a “sign that people are getting sick and tired of the two-party system.” ]

Efficient campaigning for ranked choice voting to say the least. libertarian party is bragging about splitting the vote and having a dem win.

[SFW] [politics] [+2]
[by biblebeltdrunk@8:51pmGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 16 September 2019

Ric Ocasek of The Cars, who died Sunday

quote [ Ric Ocasek, the lead singer of iconic new wave rock band The Cars, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday, law enforcement sources told The Post. He was 75 years old. ]

longer article with less pictures
[SFW] [obituaries] [+3 Informative]
[by biblebeltdrunk@2:40amGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Auckland adman hires professional clown for redundancy meeting

quote [ A Kiwi adman has chosen an unusual support person to accompany him to a redundancy meeting.

In lieu of the usual suspects of a friend, colleague or family member, the member of the creative team at FCB hired a professional clown to attend the meeting with him. ]

Ont the upside, the firm was so impressed, the clown starts next week.
[SFW] [humor] [+1 WTF]
[by biblebeltdrunk@1:41amGMT] [3 comments]

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

NC House Republicans override Gov. Cooper’s budget veto while he’s at 9/11 memorial event

quote [ North Carolina House Republicans called a surprise vote and overrode Gov. Roy Cooper’s budget veto on Wednesday morning, Cooper said at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

According to a tweet by State Sen. Jeff Jackson (D-Mecklenburg), almost half of the House members were absent when the vote was taken, which resulted in a 55-9 tally.

Jackson said Democrats were specifically told by Republicans that no votes would be held in Wednesday’s morning session. ]

Commemorating 9/11 by owning the libs through dishonest and anti-democratic conduct.
[SFW] [politics] [+7 WTF]
[by biblebeltdrunk@5:33pmGMT] [8 comments]

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