What if Kurzweil doesn't make it?
What if all the switches get stuck on destroy?
When the shuttle goes, we won't take it
When the final counter-measures are deployed
All we'll have is all this time

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Linkee-poo is waiting for winter

The "ghost ships" of North Korea. If that ain't a story bone I don't know what is.

"FDA has received about 68 reports of pet illnesses related to "bone treats,” which differ from uncooked butcher-type bones because they are processed and packaged for sale as dog treats."

"He remembers gathering with his family in his grandmother's fields in the nearby countryside for the potato harvest. There, they would build a small oven to cook the fresh potatoes and eat them, dipping the potatoes in a sauce made of clay, water and salt."

"But don't get too excited if you're a believer, because DNA tests of bone, skin, scat and hair purported to be from the Yeti show the samples actually come from a few Asian bear species, and one dog."

"At issue is whether police have to get a search warrant in order to obtain cellphone location information that is routinely collected and stored by wireless providers."

"Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University have developed a variety of origami-inspired artificial muscles that can lift up to a thousand times their own weight — and yet be dexterous enough to grip and raise a delicate flower."

"Scientists appear to be self-censoring by omitting the term 'climate change' in public grant summaries." This is my shocked face. Note that the research is the same and is looking at the effects of global warming, it's just they don't use the words "climate change" or "global warming" (sort of like how "climate change" replaced "global warming"). This reminds me of the theory I heard about how PC culture is actually a conservative initiative being foisted off on the liberals.

"A Japanese maker of materials used in airplanes and car parts has admitted that one of its subsidiaries falsified quality-assurance data, the latest in a string of Japanese industrial giants to mislead customers." Oh look, after decades of driving the quality standard of business, Japanese companies are discovering the joys of cutting corners.

"'On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behaviour in the workplace by Matt Lauer… As a result, we've decided to terminate his employment.'" Nooo, not Matt Lauer. That was sarcasm in case it wasn't clear. Again, I'm still amazed this "movement" is still unfolding. I'm also surprised that companies are finally following their stated HR policies of zero tolerance for sexual harassment. The cynical part of me all believes that it doesn't hurt that Matt Lauer was the highest paid employee in the NBC news division (and companies love to cut their overhead).

"The luxury high-rise is surrounded by some of downtown Reno's most popular casinos, and the gunfire brought eerie echoes of the Las Vegas shooting two months earlier that killed dozens." Gee, I wonder if that was part of the motivation?

"Some experts believe that if North Korea aimed the rocket at a lower angle, as it would in an attack scenario, this range could be stretched to some 8,100 miles — theoretically putting the entire East Coast in range." Good thing we have that missile defense system that works so well or people would be freaking the fuck out. Notice people freaking the fuck out and that they're the same people who supported the missile defense system and told us how well it worked.

"'I just drank poison,' Slobodan Praljak announced to the court moments after the U.N. appeals judges upheld his 20-year sentence." You know, in medical care we try to help everybody. But sometimes you're not as motivated.

"Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, leader of the House Democrats, announced they would no longer take part after Trump tweeted he doesn't 'see a deal' between Democrats and the White House over funding the government past Dec. 8, when current funding is set to expire." How's twitter working out for you, Mr. President?

"President Trump retweeted several videos on Wednesday purporting (and unverified) physical attacks carried out by Muslims, originally posted by the deputy leader of Britain First, a far-right political party that opposes immigration." It's amazing how the president keeps finding all these fascist and neo-Nazi twitter accounts to retweet.

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