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Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Supersonic Projectile Exceeds Engineers Dreams: The Supersonic Trebuchet

quote [ Have you ever sat down and thought “I wonder if a trebuchet could launch a projectile at supersonic speeds?” Neither have we. That’s what separates [David Eade] from the rest of u… ]

Dude is exactly the sort of dude that you'd imagine would build a supersonic trebuchet.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+6 Good]
[by conception@9:19pmGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 25 October 2021

Exploretalent & the phenomenon of failed aspiring entertainers of the Right

quote [ Thread by @nicole_chenelle: Mega #thread on #exploretalent & the phenomenon of failed aspiring entertainers of the Right Some context: in the late 90's-early 00's, there were numerous nationwide talent searches tha...… ]

https://mobile.twitter.com/nicole_chenelle/status/1422449854224031745 - for the actual thread/more photos, etc.

I haven't dug too much into this as a disclaimer and it is both "Well, that makes sense because it's always projection" and "This is bad shit insane conspiracy stuff and I don't have time to make sure it isn't complete batshit insane stuff."

And uhh... I guess Happy Monday!
[SFW] [politics] [+5 Interesting]
[by conception@7:21pmGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Trump Impeachment: Rep. Raskin's Video Montage of Capitol Insurrection

quote [ Here is Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD)'s full 13-minute video montage of the Capitol insurrection.Warning: Some of the images shown here may be disturbing.Sign Up:... ]

Good summary video... rough watch.
[NSFW] [politics] [+2 Good]
[by conception@9:41pmGMT] [5 comments]

Monday, 1 February 2021

Rehab scam: Defendants in court-ordered rehab work for free

quote [ “It was a slave camp,” says one man sent to a chicken-processing plant run by Christian Alcoholics & Addicts in Recovery, where unpaid workers handle chickens that go to Walmart, KFC and Popeyes. ]

If you’re looking for some doomscrolling material for some outrage here you go.

Was wondering what chicken corps were doing without the influx of immigrates to prey on.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+3 WTF]
[by conception@5:46amGMT] [4 comments]

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

DALL·E: Creating Images from Text

quote [ We’ve trained a neural network called DALL·E that creates images from text captions for a wide range of concepts expressible in natural language. ]

So glad gpt3 isn’t available to the public.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+2]
[by conception@3:20amGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Surprising No One - Prop 22 bought by Uber et al, screws over workers

quote [ Thread by @MyDickerson: Breaking news: after a year spent celebrating "essential workers," @vons, @pavilions, and @Albertsons stores in California are firing unionized delivery drivers and replacing them with "inde...… ]

Prop 22 also has a fun super duper majority required for legislative changes - https://calmatters.org/politics/post-it/2020/10/california-amendment-threshold-proposition-22/
[SFW] [politics] [+2 Underrated]
[by conception@12:59amGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 14 September 2020

‘Like an Experimental Concentration Camp’: Whistleblower Complaint Alleges Mass Hysterectomies at ICE Detention Center

quote [ Several legal advocacy groups on Monday filed a whistleblower complaint on behalf of a nurse at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center documenting "jarring medical neglect" within the facility, including a refusal to test detainees for the novel coronavirus and an exorbitant rate of hysterectomies being performed on immigrant women. ]

What the actual fuck???

"“We’ve questioned among ourselves like goodness he’s taking everybody’s stuff out…That’s his specialty, he’s the uterus collector. I know that’s ugly…is he collecting these things or something…Everybody he sees, he’s taking all their uteruses out or he’s taken their tubes out. What in the world.”"
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+10 WTF]
[by conception@10:41pmGMT] [30 comments]

Monday, 31 August 2020

Ten Commandments of the Small Internet

quote [ A grassroots Internet movement called "the small Internet" is afoot. Here are ten commandments that I would like to see largely obeyed on the small Internet. ]

I've seen as a sort of backlash to megacorps taking over well... the internet, that they're response is to create smaller spaces and are pretty successful at it. More links in extended -

[SFW] [science & technology] [+4 Good]
[by conception@10:11amGMT] [1 comment]

Life is Short

quote [ Life is short, as everyone knows. When I was a kid I used to wonder about this. Is life actually short, or are we really complaining about its finiteness? Would we be just as likely to feel life was short if we lived 10 times as long?

Since there didn't seem any way to answer this question, I stopped wondering about it. Then I had kids. That gave me a way to answer the question, and the answer is that life actually is short. ]

I came across this the day before Chadwick died so it was still rumbling around in my head when I read it.

[SFW] [religion & spirituality] [+2 Insightful]
[by conception@9:37amGMT] [5 comments]

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Joe Biden selects Kamala Harris as his running mate

quote [ If elected, she would be the nation’s first female, first Black and first Asian American vice president. ]

Biden locking down the crucial swing state of California

[SFW] [politics] [+4 Informative]
[by conception@9:06pmGMT] [46 comments]

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