you can't say things like that, sis. People will make pervy comments
I think I got most of the errors, let me know if I missed any. -steele
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Wednesday, 2 August 2023

Superconductor Breakthrough Replicated, Twice, in Preliminary Testing

quote [ A tentative but less nebulous step toward superconductor-fueled electronics. ]

So if i have this right the bleeding edge for teems right now is the us, two teems in china, and a russian trans catgirl who ids using a modified oven for DIY science. Inspiring TBH.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+7 Interesting]
[by biblebeltdrunk@4:27pmGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 10 June 2023

Ted Kaczynski, known as the Unabomber for years of attacks that killed 3, dies in prison at 81

quote [ Theodore “Ted” Kaczynski, the Harvard-educated mathematician who retreated to a dingy shack in the Montana wilderness and ran a 17-year bombing campaign that killed three people and injured 23 others, died Saturday. He was 81. A spokesperson for a spokesperson for the federal Bureau of Prisons, tells The Associated Press that the man branded the “Unabomber” by the FBI died at the federal prison medical center in Butner, North Carolina. ]

I was thinking the other day that he must be getting up there.
[SFW] [obituaries] [+3 Good]
[by biblebeltdrunk@9:37pmGMT] [6 comments]

Thursday, 23 March 2023

USB-sticks used as bombs in terror campaign against journalist.

quote [ Explosives replace malware as the scariest thing a USB stick may hide. ]

Please stop putting random things in your computer.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+1 WTF]
[by biblebeltdrunk@1:19amGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 8 July 2022

Japan ex-prime minister taken to hospital after apparent shooting -NHK

quote [ Japan's former prime minister Shinzo Abe has been taken to hospital bleeding after collapsing while delivering a speech in the city of Nara in western Japan, public broadcaster NHK reported on Friday. ]

Seeing reports that he is showing no vitals.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+2]
[by biblebeltdrunk@3:11amGMT] [11 comments]

Sunday, 30 January 2022

Suicide hotline shares data with for-profit spinoff, raising ethical questions - POLITICO

quote [ The Crisis Text Line’s AI-driven chat service has gathered troves of data from its conversations with people suffering life’s toughest situations. ]

This raises moral questions will in me on ow to gather information for suicide hotline AI themselves, that immediately get downed out by learning this wasn't even kept within a non-profit.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+1 Sad]
[by biblebeltdrunk@3:51amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

New York State Senate passes bill to legalize recreational weed

quote [ The New York State Senate on Tuesday voted 40-23 to pass a bill to legalize recreational marijuana. ]

Cuomo still need to sign, but he has said he would.
[SFW] [politics] [+2 Good]
[by biblebeltdrunk@12:49amGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 26 March 2021

New U.K. Currency Honors Alan Turing, Pioneering Computer Scientist And Code-Breaker

quote [ The Bank of England unveiled the new £50 note on Thursday, nearly two years after saying it would honor the pioneering mathematician who died an outcast because of his homosexuality. ]

Several interesting references on the note include a puzzle and a message in binary. More links on the puzzle in extended.

[SFW] [politics] [+1 Informative]
[by biblebeltdrunk@5:13pmGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Taiwan official urges people to stop changing their name to 'salmon'

quote [ Dozens of people have changed names to include ‘gui yu’ to take advantage of sushi promotion...

In a phenomenon that has been labelled “salmon chaos” by local media, about 150 mostly young people visited government offices in recent days to officially change their name. ]

My favorite names were Whirlpool Naruto Salmon Xie and Explosive Good Looking Salmon.

[SFW] [humor] [+2 Funny]
[by biblebeltdrunk@12:00amGMT] [7 comments]

Thursday, 18 March 2021

In Landmark Ruling, Court Says Japan's Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional

quote [ Advocates hope the decision will set a precedent for marriage equality lawsuits now pending across the country, and help pave the way for same-sex marriage in Japan — the only G-7 nation without it. ]

Not actually a ruling that legalises gay marriage, but one that says the current status quo is illegal. It give parlament time to work something out which could result in a civil union situation as a mentioned possibility. Still, it is a lot more hopeful looking than many were expecting just a while ago.
[SFW] [politics] [+7 Good]
[by biblebeltdrunk@12:17amGMT] [0 comments]

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]

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