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Wednesday, 21 October 2020

James Randi has died.

quote [ We are very sad to say that James Randi passed away yesterday, due to age-related causes.
He had an Amazing life. We will miss him.
Please respect Deyvi Peña’s privacy during this difficult time. ]

James Randi, a large figure in the scientific skeptic community who did a lot to combat frauds and pseudoscience, has passed away.
[SFW] [obituaries] [+6 Sad]
[by biblebeltdrunk@9:36pmGMT] [6 comments]

Sunday, 11 October 2020

Pinkerton Guard in custody over fatal shooting at Denver protests

quote [ DENVER (AP) — Matthew Dolloff, a private security guard working for local television station KUSA TV, was jailed for investigation of first degree murder in connection with Saturday afternoon’s shooting, Denver police said in a social media post. ]

A Pinkerton agent shot a far right protester a denver protest. It will be interesting watching if people try to call him a leftist. Not using it as the thumb because of it showing death, but main reason im posting is photoset of the incident Helen Richardson of the Denver post may get a pulitzer this year.

[SFW] [dystopian violence]
[by biblebeltdrunk@8:37pmGMT] [4 comments]

Sunday, 26 July 2020

Regis Philbin, television personality, has died at 88

quote [ Legendary broadcaster Regis Philbin has died, according to a statement shared by his family on Saturday. He was 88 years old. ]

16,746.50 hours on on US television, thats a lot of tv.
[SFW] [obituaries]
[by biblebeltdrunk@4:33pmGMT] [6 comments]

Monday, 15 June 2020

Supreme Court Delivers Major Victory To LGBTQ Employees

quote [ The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the 1964 Civil Rights Act barring sex discrimination in the workplace protects LGBTQ employees from being fired because of their sexual orientation. The vote was 6-to-3, with conservatives Chief Justice John Roberts and Neil Gorsuch joining the court's four liberal justices in the majority. ]

6-3 with Gorsuch wtiting the opinion, queue mega heads already going batshit calling for Gorsuch's head.

That said, nice to get some great news for once.
[SFW] [politics] [+4 laz0r]
[by biblebeltdrunk@2:34pmGMT] [4 comments]

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] [9 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]

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