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  • I did reply with a snarky comment to this but for real, very nice write up.

  • xkcd #2948: Electric vs Gas
  • Real shit though, I can solve your problems. Just tell me what they are, I'll give you my best answer.

  • Olympic Breakdancing? Yes. Paris 2024 games.
  • Obviously the male is more funky, while the female is more fresh.

    The women also say hey, while the men say hoo. Also, when the women love hip hop, they rub their titties, and when the men love it, they grab their dicks.

  • Olympic Breakdancing? Yes. Paris 2024 games.
  • I think that's fairly common in individual competitive dance. I assume it's based on the range of moves that breakers can do or not do based on anatomical limits, but I don't really know why. I can't think of one breaking move that one gender can always do and the other always cannot, not an expert on any of this.

    I was uncomfortable with the way they call the breakdown, b boys. And b girls. Just call it women's and men's, if you're gonna do it, IMO.

  • How do you think Gore would have dealt with Afghanistan?
  • Meh. I haven't heard anything other than loose connections and conincidences, on a backdrop of incompetence and ignorance. Bin Laden had a large family who was extremely well connected. So did Bush. Their families were in the same business and Saudi Arabia was a close ally of the United States during the heydey of both families businesses.

  • How do you think Gore would have dealt with Afghanistan?
  • It was more than about oil pipelines. A lot of people felt like we helped break Afghanistan, so we should help fix it. And we almost did. Things were turning around, albeit slowly and costly, until Trump turn coated against the provincial government and gave the country over to the Taliban, erasing twenty years of progress, condemning millions of Afghanis to live and die under far right religious law. Should be no surprise, that's what Republicans want for America.

  • Olympic Breakdancing? Yes. Paris 2024 games.

    Just caught some Olympic qualifying finals for breakdancing?! Kazakhstan versus Netherlands. They both crushed it and Netherlands won. I thought the Kazaki won the whole thing with his opening move in the final bout.

    I haven't read these links yet but apparently this is the first games that will feature break dancing.

    I can't seem to find a video of the bout. Very cool to see breaking at the world level.

    I've enjoying seeing how the games have evolved over my short life. I remember when Johnny Mosely pulled that perfect helicopter (360°) at mens moguls in Nagano in 1998 and it completely changed the sport of skiing. It launched entire categories of competitive skiing: freestyle, big air, and half pipe, eventually became Olympic events. I'm not really a big Olympics fan or anything, just wanted to share the news about breakdancing for Paris 2024. Can you believe it?

    Bird Flu Pandemic 'Very Likely', Warns Former CDC Director
  • We just test the cows so we'll spot it quickly and hopefully it won't spread.

    The threat is a pathogen that either we don't even know is spreading, or we don't know how it is spreading. A mutated H5N1 for example.

  • Pope told by student to stop using anti-LGBTQ language
  • Deceased fetuses and new borns go to hell since they aren't baptized.

  • Gaza's broken water system crippling children with sickness
  • Not to mention all the brand new plumbing they have down in the tunnels, plenty of fresh water for all the Hamas commanders.

    Even hostages get water before Gaza's own children, they are way more valuable to Hamas.

  • Israel ready for ‘all-out war’ in Lebanon
  • What are you going on about? Do you actually believe this stuff you're pulling out of thin air?

    Lebanon has like nine fighting aircraft and that may be an over estimate. Hezzbollah has zero.

    Israel has hundreds of fighters jets and bombers each, with thousands of drones ready to fly.


  • Israel ready for ‘all-out war’ in Lebanon
  • Unreal level of pandering rage bait.

    No shit they have plans for all out war with Lebanon. America has plans for all our war with Canada.

  • Wouldn't it be funny if there ended up being a plastic-based life form and they wondered how they came to be...
  • There's no way plastic based life forms don't emerge from one of the garbage patches, given enough time.

  • xkcd #2948: Electric vs Gas
  • Well I just think you should live closer but that's a great idea too. You should try that.

  • xkcd #2948: Electric vs Gas
  • You should just live near the place you're driving to.

  • US aircraft carrier counters false Houthi claims with 'Taco Tuesdays' as deployment stretches on - AP US aircraft carrier counters false Houthi claims with 'Taco Tuesdays' as deployment stretches on

    The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower may be one of the oldest aircraft carriers in the U.S. Navy, but it’s still fighting — despite repeated false claims by Yemen’s Houthi rebels.

    US aircraft carrier counters false Houthi claims with 'Taco Tuesdays' as deployment stretches on

    > “I think it’s been about two or three times in the past six months we’ve allegedly been sunk, which we have not been,” Hill told The Associated Press during a recent visit to the carrier. “It is almost comical at this point. They’re attempting to maybe inspire themselves through misinformation, but it doesn’t work on us.”


    Hercules Globular Cluster

    500,000 stars in that ball.

    Taken with Vespera 2 smart scope. 104 stacked images over 17 minutes. Processed by the scope and Singularity app.


    Pinwheel Galaxy

    Taken with Vespera 2/Singularity. 322 images captured over 54 minutes.


    Dumbbell Nebula

    Taken with Vespera 2 smart scope. 272 stacked images over 45 minutes (10 seconds per image).

    This is one of my first shots and I think it came out great for having very little idea of what I'm doing. The scope does all the work and processing.

    5 Neo-Nazis Swarm Home of New England Governor

    Massachusetts filed civil rights charges against the hate group. NSC-131 demonstrators unfurled a banner reading: “We’re not going anywhere.”

    Neo-Nazis Swarm Home of New England Governor

    Comment on Headline: I don't know if swarm is the right word, I think that implies they entered the home? I guess a group of insects is a swarm whether it's inside or out. They had their Nazi party in the street, and the governor's home is protected at all times by state police.


    > Dozens of Neo-Nazis demonstrated outside the home of Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey (D) on Saturday night, in an intimidating display of hate. Members of the group NSC-131 — which seeks to create a white-only ethnostate in New England — marched Saturday night through the Boston suburb of Arlington, uniformed in khakis, black jackets, face masks, and baseball caps.

    > The NSC-131 members moved under cover of darkness, co-opting the progressive activist chant, “Whose streets? Our streets!” The neo-Nazis then lined up on the sidewalk across the street from the Healey’s home, which was protected by state troopers. The group’s members lit red traffic flares, and held these aloft with stiff arm Hitler salutes. They unfurled a banner reading: “WE’RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE.”

    > The action by NSC-131 was an in-the-streets response to civil rights charges brought against the group by the state late last year. A 26-page complaint was lodged by Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Joy Campbell (D) in December. Campbell denounced the group’s efforts to “target and terrorize people across Massachusetts and interfere with their rights,” and insisted the state of Massachusetts is dedicated to “holding this neo-Nazi group and its leaders accountable.”

    > That legal complaint hits NSC-131 for actions that “unlawfully target and disrupt LGBTQ+ events,” including drag queen story hours; “unlawfully target immigrants based on race and national origin,” including by trespassing at hotels where asylum seekers have been offered temporary housing; “unlawfully attack members of the public,” with frequent brawling at NSC-131 marches; and for numerous efforts to “disrupt public peace and safety.”


    Maura Healy was an aggressive lawyer for a long time before she was governor. I'm sure the AG is no exception.

    Interesting that they think they are the ones not going anywhere in the state where America drew its first breath of liberty. Fuck Nazis.

    103 Supreme Court allows Border Patrol agents to remove razor wire installed by Texas at Mexico border

    The court weighed in on a dispute between the Biden administration and Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who installed the wire in an effort to prevent illegal border crossings.

    Supreme Court allows Border Patrol agents to remove razor wire installed by Texas at Mexico border

    "The brief order noted that four conservative members of the nine-justice court would have rejected the government's request. They were Justice Clarence Thomas, Justice Samuel Alito, Justice Neil Gorsuch and Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

    The Biden administration says the wire prevents agents from reaching migrants who have already crossed over the border into the U.S.

    Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott, a Republican, installed the razor wire near the Rio Grande at Eagle Pass as part of an operation to address illegal immigration that has brought the state into conflict with the Biden administration.

    Texas sued after Border Patrol agents cut through some of the razor wire, claiming the agents had trespassed and damaged state property.

    A federal judge ruled for the Biden administration, but the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last month reversed that decision, saying agents could not cut or move the wire unless there was a medical emergency.”


    Comment: I am unsurprised by this decision. The Constitution clearly grants immigration authority to the federal power.

    Here is the order:

    17 The U.S. just expanded its territory by a million square kilometers

    The U.S. has officially expanded its geographical territory by one million square kilometers -- an area nearly 60 percent the size of Alaska.

    The U.S. just expanded its territory by a million square kilometers


    ”In a historic move, the United States has officially expanded its geographical territory by one million square kilometers — an area nearly 60 percent the size of Alaska. The catalyst for this territory expansion lies in the redefinition of the U.S. continental shelf boundaries.

    By invoking international law, the State Department has outlined new areas under the sea where the continental shelf, a seabed area surrounding large landmasses with relatively shallow waters, extends further than previously recognized.

    This monumental addition is spread across seven distinct ocean regions, with over half of the new territory located in the Arctic.”


    1,000,000 square kilometers! I know, nobody knows how much area that is, what even is a kilometer? But it's an important area of the world, gives us a legit claim to keep Russia out of the area, and takes ownership of tons of natural resources.

    The Arctic may be the cradle of the future of humanity, as the rest of the planet becomes to warm to inhabit.

    Further reading: America's Arctic strategy:

    "We seek an Arctic region that is stable and free of conflict, where nations act responsibly in a spirit of trust and cooperation, and where economic and energy resources are developed in a sustainable manner that also respects the fragile environment and the interests and cultures of indigenous peoples."

    Of course if the Republicans win again the strategy just reverts to "drill baby drill" and Trump will probably sign Alaska over to Russia as a gift.


    Looking for a thermometer or home weather center with indoor and outdoor temp sensors, and that can record and export the data, does anyone know of such a device?

    Title. Having some issues with inadequate heat in an apartment and need to compile some hard data. Can't seem to find something that checks all the boxes. Needs to be under $100.

    Thank you.

    Edit: Needs to be friendly enough for an old lady to be able to plug it in and turn it on.

    9 Investigation continues after couple became the target of harassment, stalking by eBay employees

    A couple running a news site about e-commerce became the focus of intense, targeted harassment by eBay employees. Sharyn Alfonsi reports on the stalking case.

    Investigation continues after couple became the target of harassment, stalking by eBay employees

    CT residents: this is what a sighting looks like when actually it's a mountain lion [From Oregon]. Oregon beach reopens after cougar sighting led to closure

    Cannon Beach, a popular spot in Oregon, has reopened after a large cougar was spotted Sunday walking on the rocks that overlook the area. Officials say the animal was likely hunting birds at low tide.

    Oregon beach reopens after cougar sighting led to closure
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    Florida passes another blatantly unconstitutional law (full faith and credit clause) to waste tax payer money and further alienate decent, non-fascist people. These are the 5 state driver's licenses no longer valid in Florida under new immigration law

    Driver’s licenses from five states are no longer valid in Florida under a new immigration law.

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    Are federal judges not chosen by random wheel anymore? That was the case ten years ago in my district and I just assumed although it may be RNG now, it's still random? Jack Smith’s Backup Option

    Donald Trump was indicted in Florida. Could he also face charges in New Jersey?