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Rationale for a Large Text Compression Benchmark
Matt Mahoney Last update: Aug. 20, 2006 The Large Text Compression Benchmark and the Hutter Prize are designed to encourage research in natural language processing (NLP). I argue that compressing, or equivalently, modeling natural language text is "AI-hard".
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9 hours ago by rwhe
Compress Wikipedia and Win AI Prize - Slashdot
Baldrson writes "If you think you can compress a 100M sample of Wikipedia better than paq8f, then you might want to try winning win some of a (at present) 50,000 Euro purse.
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9 hours ago by rwhe
500'000€ Prize for Compressing Human Knowledge
Being able to compress well is closely related to intelligence as explained below. While intelligence is a slippery concept, file sizes are hard numbers. Wikipedia is an extensive snapshot of Human Knowledge.
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9 hours ago by rwhe
Loop Antenna FLX1530LN
A new Flexible version of the famous Wellbrook Active Loop ALA1530LN 50kHz-30MHz 1m dia. Aluminium Loop This Balanced low impedance Magnetic loop uses has enhanced performance compared to similar loops loops' using LMR400 coax.. Compared to the W6LVP loop.
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13 hours ago by rwhe
Deck Building Chess Gets Even Better: A Review of 'For the Crown Second Edition' | The Gaming Gang
“Civil war has broken out between two royal brothers over the succession of the kingdom, and the people of a once-peaceful nation must choose sides and rush to war. Even when the sun goes down, the war for the crown does not cease.
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15 hours ago by rwhe
For the Crown Review | play board games
Stats: No. of players: 2 Amount of time to play: 30-60 min Age requirements: 12+ Set-up time: 5 min For the Crown is the lovechild of Dominion and Chess.
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15 hours ago by rwhe
For the Crown
For the Crown is a game combining Chess with the "deck-building" mechanics made popular by Dominion(TM). Players use decks of cards to acquire new pieces, make special moves, and to purchase new cards. For the Crown is published by Victory Point Games.
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15 hours ago by rwhe
Suggestions wanted: A look at the writers of Star Trek : startrek
I am in need of your hive mind. Having just recently watched Shatner's "Chaos on the Bridge", I would like to find out more about the people who wrote the stories and characters of Star Trek, particularly in the 90's.
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16 hours ago by rwhe
Should I standardize all my connections with BNC adapters or just leave them alone? : amateurradio
I'm specifically referring to my HTs and various antennas. I went and bought several SMA->BNC adapters but now I'm second guessing if this is the "right" move? What issues might I face having an adapter on the radio and on the antenna?
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16 hours ago by rwhe
Cmv antinatalism is wrong because of evolution : changemyview
Antinatalism is popar with some people because it seems like the least complicated moral answer to suffering. If you dont have a child your not violating its rights. Basically, kids dont choose to be born. But the problem is that antinatalism will only lead to more suffering than it cures.
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17 hours ago by rwhe
Favourite references to Star Trek on other TV series : startrek
Paul Kinsey's awful-sounding Star Trek spec script on Mad Men is hard to beat. From SG-1.
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17 hours ago by rwhe
Cheap way to repurpose your Wi-Fi antenna : amateurradio
Wi-Fi antennas use SMA connectors (but reverse polarity). For the ones that are RP SMA male, it will not normally contact the center conductor of a standard polarity SMA-female connector, despite still screwing on.
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17 hours ago by rwhe
"Amateurs talk about tactics, but professionals study logistics." : startrek
As with most war movies, we usually see the fighting and glory of battle(the Enterprise firing phasers). I want to see the logistics Corp of the federation. Surely even in a post scarcity society, logistics must still exist.
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17 hours ago by rwhe
Elliot Rosewater about Science-Fiction writing [God bless you Mrs. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut] : printSF
I love you sons of bitches. You’re all I read any more. You're the only ones who’ll talk all about the really terrific changes going on, the only ones crazy enough to know that life is a space voyage, and not a short one, either, but one that’ll last for billions of years.
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17 hours ago by rwhe
Longing for the Culture... But not the Culture. : printSF
The Culture series by Iain M Banks is a long favourite of mine, particularly for how it handles AI, transhumanism and post scarcity societies. And meddling do-gooders. If I had to pick on one aspect I like the most, it is the Minds. I have a probem, however.
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17 hours ago by rwhe
Would Star Trek's Transporters Kill and Replace You? - Slashdot
schwit1 quotes Syfy Wire: There is, admittedly, some ambiguity about precisely how Trek's transporters work. The events of some episodes subtly contradict events in others.
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17 hours ago by rwhe
The "St George's Convent Library" Voynich theory... - Cipher Mysteries
My recent “Pax Nax Vax revisited” post led me to a new Voynich hypothesis that I don’t recall reading anywhere.
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17 hours ago by rwhe
Physics undergrads crunched numbers for Star Trek’s tribble problem | Ars Technica
Chalk this one up to fun scientific papers we inexplicably missed last year. A group of undergraduates at the University of Leicester in the U.K. calculated the growth rate of the fictional Star Trek critters known as tribbles.
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17 hours ago by rwhe
'Hutter Prize' for Lossless Compression of Human Knowledge Increased to 500,000€ - Slashdot
Baldrson (Slashdot reader #78,598) writes: First announced on Slashdot in 2006, AI professor Marcus Hutter has gone big with his challenge to the artificial intelligence [and data compression] community. A 500,000€ purse now backs The Hutter Prize for Lossless Compression of Human Knowledge...
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17 hours ago by rwhe
How to customize the Linux terminal with bash aliases
An alias is effectively a “shortcut” command in Bash.
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17 hours ago by rwhe
Lawmakers Are Warned That Russia Is Meddling to Re-elect Trump - The New York Times
A classified briefing to House members is said to have angered the president, who complained that Democrats would “weaponize” the disclosure.
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18 hours ago by rwhe
Sanders eviscerates conventional wisdom about why he can’t win - POLITICO
LAS VEGAS — On Saturday in Nevada, Bernie Sanders laid waste not just to his five main rivals but also to every shard of conventional wisdom about the Democratic presidential primaries. You could see the dominoes of punditry cliches falling inside the caucus rooms.
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18 hours ago by rwhe
Kent’s Blue Origin opens rocket factory in Alabama | Kent Reporter
Kent-based Blue Origin opened a rocket engine production plant this week in Huntsville, Alabama. The world-class engine manufacturing facility in The Rocket City will conduct high rate production of the BE-4 and BE-3U engines, according to Blue Origin.
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18 hours ago by rwhe
Trump’s Presidency Will End Someday. What if He Won’t Go? - The Atlantic
If Donald Trump is defeated in November 2020, his presidency will end on January 20, 2021. If he is reelected, then, barring other circumstances such as removal from office, his administration will terminate on the same day in 2025.
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18 hours ago by rwhe
New Star Trek Movie, Two More TV Shows Confirmed In Development
The upcoming Star Trek film and two more television shows have been confirmed as in development. The beloved sci-fi franchise returned to television in 2017 with Star Trek: Discovery after taking a twelve-year hiatus.
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18 hours ago by rwhe
Donald Trump in India: President pokes fun at Bernie Sanders
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump left for India on Sunday by seeking to drive a wedge between the Democratic Party and primary front-runner Bernie Sanders over new allegations regarding Russia.
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18 hours ago by rwhe
Digital Edits, a Paid Army: Bloomberg Is ‘Destroying Norms’ on Social Media - The New York Times
His campaign is testing the boundaries of what platforms like Twitter and Facebook allow in politics. They’re having trouble coming up with an answer. SAN FRANCISCO — In the first few months of his presidential campaign, Michael R.
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20 hours ago by rwhe
Why the Presidency Can’t Just Go Back to ‘Normal’ After Trump - POLITICO
Magazine President Donald Trump has spent three years incinerating a group of practices commonly lumped together under the nebulous category of “norms and traditions,” causing the chattering class to worry that he’ll “destroy the presidency,” “undermine American democracy,” “erode”
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yesterday by rwhe
How To Future
How To Future is a project designed to open up the futuring toolkit to a wider audience.
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yesterday by rwhe
Could Higher Turnout Actually Help Trump? - POLITICO
Conventional wisdom is that those who stayed home in 2016 cost Hillary Clinton the election, and if Democrats can just increase turnout in 2020, they’ll defeat President Donald Trump in November. That assumption is likely wrong.
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yesterday by rwhe
Nomids and Pyramid Quartet | Wunderland
It’s been 4 years since we published Pyramid Arcade, but even though I call it my magnum opus, I haven’t finished making new pyramid games and products. Most recently, I’ve been creating a series of standalone pyramid games in compact boxes, which we are just about to launch via Kickstarter.
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yesterday by rwhe
Games which have a published mathematical analysis | BoardGameGeek
IF you add a game you must include at least one reference to a published (book, article, webpage link) where the game has been analyzed. No reference and I'll delete the entry.
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yesterday by rwhe
A Psychological Exploration of Engagement in Geek Culture
Geek culture is a subculture of enthusiasts that is traditionally associated with obscure media (Japanese animation, science fiction, video games, etc.).
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yesterday by rwhe
A Psychological Exploration of Engagement in Geek Culture
Geek culture is a subculture of enthusiasts that is traditionally associated with obscure media (Japanese animation, science fiction, video games, etc.).
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yesterday by rwhe
We need to figure out sex in space, and tech can help
The 2018 movie A.I. Rising explores how machines could fulfill desires and support humans during space travel. Lo and behold, it might contain the solution to problems related to space exploration. Astronauts, despite their rigorous training, remain humans with needs.
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yesterday by rwhe
Fan of sci-fi? Psychologists have you in their sights
Science fiction has struggled to achieve the same credibility as highbrow literature. In 2019, the celebrated author Ian McEwan dismissed science fiction as the stuff of “anti-gravity boots” rather than “human dilemmas”.
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yesterday by rwhe
On "geek culture" and "grandiose narcissism" : printSF
I don't know how many of you read The Conversation, but it actually has some good articles. They have a piece on science fiction and "the great fantasy migration hypothesis." The idea is that people with grandiose narcissism look to geek culture for escapist validation, and other such things.
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yesterday by rwhe
Standardize Flea Power to Support AM Stations - Radio World
Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now Let’s normalize post-sunset power levels on the AM band.
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yesterday by rwhe
Standardize Flea Power to Support AM Stations : radio
If you have to run with less than 100 Watts at night save us the noise and shut off for the night.
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yesterday by rwhe
Mars: Elon Musk’s Plan to Settle the Red Planet | National Review
First, how to transport passengers there? He’s building the fleet. He who follows Freedom, let him leave his homeland, and risk his life. — Adam Mickiewicz, Polish poet, 1832 Last week my wife Hope and I traveled to Boca Chica, Texas, to meet with Elon Musk.
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yesterday by rwhe
Better Help Shares Online Therapy Data With Facebook
Starting treatment with Better Help, one of the most prominent “therapy-on-demand” apps to launch over the last few years, is easy, which is more or less the point.
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yesterday by rwhe
Has progress in science and technology come to a halt? | Aeon Essays
We live in a golden age of technological, medical, scientific and social progress. Look at our computers! Look at our phones! Twenty years ago, the internet was a creaky machine for geeks. Now we can’t imagine life without it.
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yesterday by rwhe
Polygamy Is Moving Towards Being Decriminalized In Utah (Forget Poly Husbands, Though) | Cracked.com
It's the Woke Year of Our Lord 2020 and more and more people are coming around to the idea that marriage shouldn't just be between Adam and Eve. It could be between Adam and Adam, or Adam and Eve and Frank, or even four Adams all living together dressed like anime foxes in a makeshift burrow.
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yesterday by rwhe
Review – Ars Notoria: The Grimoire of Rapid Learning by Magic | Papers Falling from an Attic Window
Students haven’t changed much, at least in some respects. Those in western medieval Europe crowded into the universities of their day, went to lectures, stomped about drinking establishments, and approaching their studies with varying degrees of ability and dedication.
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yesterday by rwhe
Sky News: “BBC could be forced to sell radio stations in ‘massive pruning back’” | The SWLing Post
The number of TV channels could also be reduced, the website scaled back and stars banned from taking well-paid second jobs. The number of TV channels could be reduced, the website scaled back and stars banned from taking well-paid second jobs, the newspaper said.
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yesterday by rwhe
Nerding out over sci-fi spaceship designs at the Spacedock / Boing Boing
When I was a teen devourer of sci-fi, I was obsessed with the spaceship designs on paperback book covers. I would buy any novel or short story collection, however sketchy the contents seemed, if I dug the ship on the cover.
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yesterday by rwhe
Restoring The Coolest Laptop Ever | Hackaday
Well-seasoned readers will no doubt remember GRiD laptops, the once and always tacti-cool computers that dominated the military market for decades. GRiDs were the first laptops to go to space, and they were coveted for their sleek (for the time) good looks and reputation as indestructible machines.
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yesterday by rwhe
Patreon logo
Are you a creator? If your answer is “HECK YES!!!” then chances are you’ve asked yourself the age old question… How do I get more fans?
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2 days ago by rwhe
Review: Time travel and murder combine in HBO’s riveting Beforeigners series | Ars Technica
Two police detectives from wildly different time periods must learn to work together to solve a murder in Beforeigners, a riveting blend of science fiction and police procedural from HBO Europe that is already poised to become one of the standout shows of the year.
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2 days ago by rwhe
Fast-and-loose culture of esports is upending once staid world of chess
Grandmasters and upstarts are reinventing the game online, becoming its most visible ambassadors and arguably its first entertainers. Alexandra Botez was sitting in her apartment on a recent Friday in front of three computer monitors, a webcam and a microphone — and losing at chess.
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2 days ago by rwhe
Can I use inline raw LaTeX in reStructuredText - Stack Overflow
I am trying to embed a LaTeX variable into some reStructuredText. I know about the ".. raw::" directive, but I want this to be embedded in a paragraph of text. Specifically, I am looking to replicate the \numquestions\ and \numpoints\ variables from the template exam document.
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2 days ago by rwhe
» Myst (or, The Drawbacks to Success) The Digital Antiquarian
Robyn Miller, one half of the pair of brothers who created the adventure game known as Myst with their small studio Cyan, tells a story about its development that’s irresistible to a writer like me.
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2 days ago by rwhe
CONTRARY BRIN: David Brin's 2020 Newsletter & Updates
Our first newsletter in three years has gone out! Here’s the web version. Lots to report and new books to enjoy! First, alas, I must report that Escape From Kithrup - the awaited next chapter of the Uplift Saga isn’t ready! (By a fair amount, alack.
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2 days ago by rwhe
Mike Streetz, Citrix Consultant | Cool Tools
Our guest this week is Mike Streetz. Mike is a new dad, home automation aficionado, electronics tinkerer/maker, and IT Consultant by day. He hails from Sydney, Australia, and is currently based in Los Angeles with his wife and son. You can find him on Flicker and Twitter @O_P.
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2 days ago by rwhe
Software Defined Everything With Mike Ossmann And Kate Temkin | Hackaday
Software defined radio has become a staple of the RF tinkerer, but it’s likely that very few of us have ever taken their software defined toolchain outside the bounds of radio.
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2 days ago by rwhe
How to securely erase a USB flash drive on Linux
Have a USB flash drive with sensitive files on it? Do you plan on giving it away to a family member or friend, but want to securely erase it first? We can help! Follow along and we’ll show you how to securely erase a USB flash drive on Linux!
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2 days ago by rwhe
You Need More Than HTTPS to Stay Safe on Public Wifi
You shouldn’t be afraid of using public wifi anymore. Or, at least, you have much less to fear nowadays.
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2 days ago by rwhe
Learning Morse Code The Ludwig Koch Way | Hackaday
Most countries have dropped the requirement for learning Morse code to become a ham radio operator. Because of that, you might think Morse code is dead. But it isn’t. Some people like the nostalgia. Some like that you can build simple equipment to send and receive Morse code.
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2 days ago by rwhe
How to Get Google's Car Crash Detection App on Older Pixel Phones
According to early developer builds of the upcoming Android 11, the Pixel 4-exclusive Car Crash Detection app will make its way to older Pixel devices when the big Android update releases later in 2020—but you can try it out early if you don’t want to wait.
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2 days ago by rwhe
"Pax Nax Vax" revisited... - Cipher Mysteries
Back in 2010, I speculated that one of the oddly-unreadable lines of text on the Voynich Manuscript’s last page (f116v) might have originally read “pax + nax + vax”. Here’s a little bit more background on that mysterious phrase…
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2 days ago by rwhe
Fusion Startup Claims Breakthrough Will Provide “Unlimited” Energy
An Australian fusion startup called HB11, a spin-off from the University of New South Wales, claims to have found a way to revolutionize current nuclear fusion technology, potentially laying the groundwork for a new era of power generation — without running the risk of a nuclear meltdown.
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2 days ago by rwhe
People Are Killing Puppy Clones That Don't Come Out 'Perfect' - Slashdot
An anonymous reader shares a months-old report, which is getting some attention this week: Many clones are born with defects and genetic disorders, and since those imperfections aren't what their buyer is spending tens of thousands of dollars on, they end up discarded. That's the price.
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2 days ago by rwhe
KiwiSDR: A brilliant new map portal! | The SWLing Post
Last month, we noted that the popular SDR.hu KiwiSDR portal now requires registration and an amateur radio callsign to use the site.  While SDR.hu is still online, we certainly get the impression all site development has been halted. This is not the end of the world because SDR.
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2 days ago by rwhe
Defeated Chess Champ Garry Kasparov Has Made Peace With AI | WIRED
Garry Kasparov is perhaps the greatest chess player in history. For almost two decades after becoming world champion in 1985, he dominated the game with a ferocious style of play and an equally ferocious swagger. Outside the chess world, however, Kasparov is best known for losing to a machine.
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2 days ago by rwhe
Podcast: How to Be Futuristic | Bruce Sterling — Blog of the Long Now
The future is a kind of history that hasn’t happened yet. The past is a kind of future that has already happened. The present moment vanishes before it can be described. Language, a human invention, lacks the power to fully adhere to reality.
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2 days ago by rwhe
Shakespeare’s Genius Is Nonsense
What the Bard can teach science about language and the limits of the human mind.
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2 days ago by rwhe
LaTeX Error: Unknown float option `H' - Overleaf, Online LaTeX Editor
This error appears when you have forgotten to load the float package. Float specifiers are written in the square brackets whenever we use a float such as a figure or a table, i.e. the H in \begin{figure}[H]. The H float specifier comes as part of the float package.
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2 days ago by rwhe
Bloomberg Enrages Trump by Buying Greenland | The New Yorker
NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—In an apparently successful attempt to get under the skin of Donald Trump, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has purchased Greenland from Denmark. “Mr. Bloomberg has a lot of money,” Frederiksen added.
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2 days ago by rwhe
Bloomberg to Spend Ten Billion Dollars to Buy Entirely Different Personality | The New Yorker
LAS VEGAS (The Borowitz Report)—Shortly after the Democratic Presidential debate on Wednesday night, aides to Michael Bloomberg announced that he would spend ten billion dollars to buy an entirely new personality.
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2 days ago by rwhe
Mexico Tightens Border After Trump Pardons White-Collar Criminals | The New Yorker
MEXICO CITY (The Borowitz Report)—The government of Mexico announced that it was tightening its border with the United States “effective immediately” after Donald Trump pardoned a host of white-collar criminals on Tuesday.
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2 days ago by rwhe
Find something morally sickening? Take a ginger pill | Aeon Ideas
If I were to say that I’m thinking about having sex with my stepbrother, I guess you’d tell me to think again: sex with a sibling or even a stepsibling is just plain wrong – it’s not a morally acceptable action.
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2 days ago by rwhe
You Are Here eBook by Colin Ellard - 9780385530422 | Rakuten Kobo
At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer's personal information. Would you like us to take another look at this review?
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2 days ago by rwhe
Scientists Warn “Insect Apocalypse” Could Doom Humanity
For several years, a crescendo of scientists have sounded alarms over an “insect apocalypse” — a global dying-off of what may already amount to as much as 80 percent of the global bug population.
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3 days ago by rwhe
The earliest known hominid interbreeding occurred 700,000 years ago | Science News
Ancestors of Neandertals and Denisovans left Africa for Eurasia around 700,000 years ago and then interbred with a Homo population that had exited Africa long before, according to a new genetic study.
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3 days ago by rwhe
Maura Quint’s Presidential Debate Recaps: The One With Mike Bloomberg - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
9:00 PM: The 9th Democratic Primary debate opens at the Paris Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Moderator Lester Holt explains that in honor of the venue, answers will only be accepted in the forms of heavy-weight prize fights or a series of increasingly bad decisions with lasting consequences.
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3 days ago by rwhe
How to Enable Developer Options on Android 10 [Tutorial]
Enabling Developer Options on an Android device is essential for a lot of non-developers as well. The process remains the same, more or less. It hasn’t changed since the early days of Android and will not, in the foreseeable future.
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3 days ago by rwhe
What to do when the display screen on Samsung Galaxy S10 Series are black and white? | Samsung Support Singapore
You can activate Wind down mode to reduce eye strain before sleeping and prevent your sleep from being disturbed.
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