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Kamala Harris Holds Emergency Call With Dem Donors
  • If another person becomes the nominee, the Biden campaign could refund contributions so they can be sent to the new campaign directly.

    Hmm.

    That'd have to happen extremely quickly. If they don't have some kind of mechanism already in place for getting approval from the donor, it seems likely to me that they wouldn't have time to set something up.

    The US typically runs fairly long campaigns, the whole election year. Not all countries work like that. IIRC, the UK does a (limited) three month campaign cycle. But even by those standards, this is really short. There are about three-and-a-half months left before the election. They haven't even selected an alternative, much less had someone spend the money to put together a campaign, much less actually embark on it.

    Also, US campaigns are very large compared to most countries. I don't know what total spending is like this time around, but I remember that when Trump ran against Hillary in 2016, each spent about $1 billion on their campaign. If you have to do that, you'd have to select someone, set up and complete all the fund transfer stuff, pay someone to devise a campaign, and then implement the campaign -- and this is on the order of a billion-dollar project -- in about a hundred days.

  • Report: 82% of US gamers made an in-game purchase in freemium titles in 2023
  • Which are a huge market as mobile gaming is, for whatever reason I cannot comprehend, the largest gaming market in terms of revenue.

    Accessibility? Most people have their smartphone with them more than they do their computer, so they can play while waiting in a line or something.

    I agree that technically, smartphones don't compare all that well with computers, but the platform than you have beats the one that you don't, I suppose.

    https://time.com/6174510/how-much-screen-time-is-too-much/

    Research published in 2021 found that Americans in their early twenties used their phones an average of 28.5 hours per week in 2020—up from 25.9 hours per week in 2018.

  • New Tennessee Law Says Law Enforcement Doesn’t Need Warrants To Fly Drones Over Private Property
  • So, basically, the very rough standard has been that if what you do can be readily seen by the general public, then it's not considered private, and police don't need a warrant to search it. What we don't know is whether SCOTUS is going to consider that public use of drones basically expands that public space to looking right at your private property at low altitude. We know that in past case law:

    • Stuff visible to people looking out of an airplane has been considered accessible to the public view.

    • Drones are also a lot lower and more maneuverable however, so they can see more.

    • The question is more-or-less whether public use of drones makes people's backyards visible by drones "public space" and thus accessible to police without a warrant.

    • The specific issue of drones has not yet been addressed by SCOTUS.

  • New Tennessee Law Says Law Enforcement Doesn’t Need Warrants To Fly Drones Over Private Property
  • The real question is probably whether-or-not warrantless drone use and of what type is acceptable under the Fourth Amendment. That'll be presumably answered by SCOTUS.

    This article is from October of 2023, so it's probably reasonably current in describing the current situation:

    https://uclawreview.org/2023/10/25/its-a-bird-its-a-plane-its-a-possible-fourth-amendment-violation/

    II. Background

    A. Current Guidelines

    The Supreme Court’s landmark decision Katz v. US, decided in 1967, established a test to govern whether a state action would be considered a “search” under the Fourth Amendment. The Court utilized the Katz “reasonable expectation of privacy” test by examining both the objective and subjective expectations of privacy held by the person being surveilled. An objective approach requires a court to examine whether an ordinary person would reasonably expect to have privacy in that situation, and a subjective approach concerns whether the individual in question actually did have an expectation of privacy.9 Things that are knowingly exposed to the public are not protected under the Fourth Amendment.10 In Katz, the Court ruled that a listening device attached to a telephone booth by police constituted a search.

    Since Katz, surveillance technology has advanced and changed the landscape of Fourth Amendment jurisprudence. The Supreme Court considered the state’s use of new technologies for surveillance in Kyllo v. US. In Kyllo, the Court deemed officer actions to be searches when they used technology not in “general public use” that allowed the state to view intimate details of the home that would be unknowable without physical intrusion. However, the Court did not clearly define “general public use.” The Court ruled that the state’s use of a thermal imaging device in Kyllo was considered a search under the Fourth Amendment because it allowed the police to see intimate details of the home and the Court considered thermal imaging technology to not be in general public use.

    The Supreme Court analyzed the use of new aerial technology for surveillance in California v. Ciraolo and Florida v. Riley. In Ciraolo, police used a plane to fly 1,000 feet above Mr. Ciraolo’s home in navigable airspace to confirm a tip that he was growing marijuana plants in the curtilage of his home. The Court considers curtilage to be a constitutionally protected space because it is the area of the yard that is closely associated with the home. The Court ruled that the flyover was not a search and reasoned that Mr. Ciraolo’s backyard was exposed to the public because anyone flying in the public airspace over Mr. Ciraolo’s home could have looked down to see the contents of the backyard.19 Further, the Court noted that the Fourth Amendment does not “require law enforcement officers to shield their eyes when passing by a home on public thoroughfares.”

    Three years later, the Supreme Court upheld Ciraolo’s holding in Florida v. Riley.21 Police in Riley used a helicopter to fly over Mr. Riley’s backyard at 400 feet to peer into a greenhouse in response to a tip that Mr. Riley was growing marijuana inside. The Court, relying on Ciraolo, held that any member of the public could have legally flown over Mr. Riley’s property and peered into his greenhouse. However, the Court clarified that aerial flyovers within navigable airspace may qualify as searches under the Fourth Amendment depending on fact intensive circumstances. Some factors the court might consider in determining whether an aerial surveillance operation constitutes a search are whether: (1) any laws were violated, (2) if flights were substantially rare in the area, or (3) if the surveillance interfered with normal property use by causing undue noise, wind, dust, or threat of injury. The Court also noted that “no intimate details connected with the use of the home or curtilage were observed” during the flyover in Riley, so the flyover was not a search.

    B. Drone Capabilities and Uses by Law Enforcement

    Over the past decade, police have begun using drones to assist them in a wide variety of functions, including surveillance, search and rescue, scouting raid scenes, making announcements during large public gatherings, and accident and crime scene reconstruction. Police drones can be outfitted with high-tech modifications, such as heat sensors, high resolution cameras, and recording devices. Currently over 1,400 police departments employ drones. Police drone usage can save time and money, increase efficiency, and protect officers. Drone response can also reduce negative encounters with the police by preventing officer deployments for calls that do not implicate criminal activity. Critics of drone usage raise concerns about the threat that advanced surveillance capabilities and data storage of police surveillance drones pose to individual privacy.

    Over the first six months of 2023, the NYPD deployed drones 193 times. A majority of these deployments were for training and “public safety, emergency, or other situation with the approval of Chief of Department,” amounting to seventy-three and seventy-eight deployments respectively. Footage shot by NYPD drones is currently stored for thirty days unless there is a legal reason to keep it longer.

    Despite the increased use of police drones, the Supreme Court has yet to decide a case involving drone surveillance. Lower courts are currently split on how to decide Fourth Amendment challenges to surveillance drone cases and many state cases are decided based on state and local ordinances instead of on constitutional grounds.

    The Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) is the only federal agency setting guidelines for drone usage. The FAA’s general guidelines state that drones must fly below 400 feet and be within the visual line of sight of the operator, though the FAA has granted waivers for some public service agencies to fly beyond the visual line of sight. Privacy advocates like the American Civil Liberties Union advocate for local legislatures to pass laws governing the use of drone surveillance and their accumulated data, but many states have not adopted laws governing police departments’ use of surveillance drones. With no clear federal guidelines governing the use of drones for surveillance aside from general FAA guidelines, only state laws regulate police use of surveillance drones.

    III. Discussion

    Under Supreme Court precedent, drones and modern technologies will require courts to analogize old cases while considering how to enforce the underlying protections of the Fourth Amendment. At the time of this writing, there were 863,728 drones registered in the United States, 506,635 of which were registered for recreational use. While the Supreme Court still has not laid out clear guidelines for determining if technology is in “general public use,” it is likely that the Supreme Court could find that drones meet that standard. Though drones themselves are available to the public, some of the advanced technology attached to drones, such as specialized cameras or recording devices, may not be used enough by the general public to meet that standard.

    While drones are becoming increasingly popular, the general population would not expect a drone owner to use a drone as a surveillance method. Members of the general public might tolerate a neighbor’s drone usage, but they would likely take offense if the drone began circling their home in order to get a better view. This type of drone usage would fall outside of expected use and would likely have a chilling effect on personal expression.

    Drones are a unique form of aerial surveillance that can be distinguished from Ciraolo and Riley. The aircraft used in both of these cases flew 1,000 feet and 400 feet, respectively, above the suspects’ property.46Under FAA guidelines, drones are required to stay below 400 feet. Drones have the capability to fly even lower and closer to the people and places that they are surveilling. Further, drones are not manned, but often use high resolution cameras that precisely survey the ground and store data for up to thirty days. This is distinct from Ciraolo and Riley, where the pilots could see the marijuana plants with their own eyes.

    The Court in Riley held that aerial surveillance could be considered a search under certain circumstances when it interferes with a person’s property use or allows police to observe “intimate details” associated with the home or curtilage. Modern drones are quieter and create less wind than helicopters, so these factors might look different under the Riley approach. Under traditional Fourth Amendments principles, a trespass by state actors would automatically constitute a search. However, the use of drones in low airspace raises the question of how low a drone can fly over someone’s property before it is considered an illegal trespass. The lingering presence of a drone over one’s home is distinct from a plane or helicopter passing far overhead because a drone flies much closer to the property and is more intrusive.

    The affordability and availability of drones make them an accessible option in contrast to aerial surveillance, like planes or helicopters. Planes and helicopters require a pilot, a takeoff and landing site, permissible weather, and expensive fuel. Drones are easier to pilot and require less time and financial commitment. A quality drone only costs around $2000, compared to hundreds of thousands for a helicopter or plane. They are also easier and cheaper to store, so they are more readily deployable by police.

  • Trump Blows a Kiss as Hulk Hogan Rips His Shirt Onstage in Surreal RNC Scene
  • https://popculture.com/sports/news/undertaker-chris-jericho-donations-donald-trump-campaign/

    The Undertaker and Chris Jericho are endorsing Donald Trump to remain the President of the United States. According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, The Undertaker, whose real name is Mark Calaway, and Jericho are the biggest donors to the Trump campaign in terms of pro wrestlers. 411 Mania noted that The Undertaker has donated a total of $7,000 to Trump and Republican causes this year while Jericho has donated $3,000 this month.

    Republican fundraising platform WinRed has accepted donations from WWE's John Gaburick ($100), Drake Wuertz ($10) and Kevin Dunn ($42). Former WWE CEO Linda McMahon is one of the biggest Trump supporters as she and husband, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, donated $5 million to the Trump Foundation from 2004 to 2014. Trump has strong ties with WWE as he's a member of the company's Hall of Fame. In WrestleMania 23, Trump took on Vince McMahon in a Hair vs. Hair match and won.

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=TTwIkft7hA0

    Donald Trump makes his Undertaker entrance at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on July 18, 2016.

  • Highly infectious poliovirus found in Gaza sewage samples
  • The Gaza ministry said tests carried out with the UN children’s agency, Unicef,

    Though I suppose that that doesn't necessarily mean that UNICEF is doing the sampling, just the testing. Could be that someone in Gaza is providing the samples.

  • UK Climate Campaigners Get 'Utterly Disproportionate' Sentences
  • That's it?

    My assumption is that they're aiming for a penalty sufficient to get people to stop doing stuff like this. You don't punish for the sake of punishment, but to deter. If they stop, there's no reason to have more-severe penalties. If people keep doing it anyway, consider the penalties not a deterrent, then I'd assume that sentences will increase in severity.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/c880xjx54mpo

    The sentences are the longest since the introduction by the last government of the new law of conspiracy to cause a public nuisance, in a bid to clamp down on disruptive protests.

    The court heard the intention was to block most of the M25, preventing traffic from other roads from joining the motorway.

    The action resulted in chaos on the M25 over four successive days, causing nearly 51,000 hours of driver delays, the court heard. The protests closed parts of the motorway in Kent, Surrey, Essex and Hertfordshire.

    People missed flights, medical appointments and exams. Two lorries collided, and a police motorcyclist came off his bike during one of the protests on 9 November 2022 while trying to bring traffic to a halt in a “rolling road block”.

    Prosecutors alleged the protests led to an economic cost of at least £765,000, while the cost to the Metropolitan Police was put at more than £1.1m.

  • Highly infectious poliovirus found in Gaza sewage samples
  • It sounds like there have been outbreaks in past years in Israel. Lot of poor countries with infrastructure issues in the area.

    https://www.who.int/emergencies/disease-outbreak-news/item/2022-DON366

    WHO was notified on 7 March 2022 of the detection of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 3 (cVDPV3) in an unvaccinated child from Jerusalem city. Investigations (including environmental, epidemiological and virological) are ongoing to determine the origin of cVDPV3 and the scope of circulation. As of 15 April, a total of seven VDPV3 positive have been confirmed, including the index case and six asymptomatic children.

    https://www.health.ny.gov/press/releases/2023/2023-03-10_immunized_against_polio.htm

    ALBANY, N.Y. (March 10, 2023) – The New York State Department of Health today urged all New Yorkers planning travel this spring to Israel and other countries with circulating poliovirus to get fully immunized against polio and to follow CDC recommendations for such travel.

    In recent days, Israel's Ministry of Health confirmed four children had tested positive for poliovirus in Northern Israel, after one unvaccinated child presented symptoms of paralysis. The other three children are currently asymptomatic. Israel has additionally reported widespread detection of poliovirus in wastewater systems. This latest outbreak follows one that was detected in February 2022 when seven children tested positive for poliovirus in Jerusalem, six of whom were asymptomatic, and after which Israel launched a nationwide vaccination campaign to prevent further spread of the virus.

    https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/news-events/epidemiological-update-polio-israel-14-october-2013

    Event Background

    In February 2013, WPV1 was first isolated from sewage samples collected for routine environmental surveillance in southern Israel.

    WPV1 has subsequently been isolated in stool samples from 42 carriers (4.4% of the sampled population) tested in area of WPV1 circulation [2]. Forty of 42 were children from the age group of 0-9. They were reported to have been fully vaccinated with IPV, according to Israeli national recommendations [3].

    Also from 2013:

    https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.342.6159.679

    Polio outbreaks are raging nearby in Pakistan and war-torn Syria. But in developed, prosperous Israel, no one saw this coming. The country has an impressively high immunization rate of at least 95%, and it uses the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV), the vaccine of choice in high-income countries, which unlike the oral live-virus vaccine used in ... .

  • Highly infectious poliovirus found in Gaza sewage samples
  • "This looks like a classic case of all of COVID-19, H5N1 bird flu, and polio."

  • Dark mode’s bright future: How dark mode will transform Wikipedia’s accessibility
  • Not familiar with it.

    goes looking

    Oh, it's a tool that you run on one page, rather than a spider to try to gather statistics on the Web as a whole. But, yeah, that run en masse could maybe gather that kind of information.

  • Presto changeo
  • I've never seen the stuff in real life, but if I recall correctly, Tannerite isn't just a shock-sensitive explosive. It's a binary explosive; you have to mix two components before it becomes a shock-sensitive explosive, which lets you store the stuff safely.

    That looks like a sealed, commercially-made jar of the stuff, so I assume that whatever is in that jar probably is only one binary component of the shock-sensitive explosive, and that shooting it isn't going to do a lot other than making a big mess.

    kagis

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tannerite

    Tannerite is a brand of binary explosive targets used for firearms practice and sold in kit form.[1][2] The targets comprise a combination of oxidizers and a fuel, primarily aluminium powder, that is supplied as two separate components that are mixed by the user. The combination is relatively stable when subjected to forces less severe than a high-velocity bullet impact. A hammer blow, the product being dropped, or impact from a low-velocity bullet or shotgun blast will not initiate a reaction. It is also designed to be non-flammable[3] (the reaction cannot be triggered by a burning fuse or electricity), although its explosion can ignite flammable material.

    kagis

    Yeah, here's a video of someone mixing the stuff.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9G-MjduBXw

    Assuming that they're using correct proportions, the mixed stuff is apparently gray pellets (white pellets plus gray powder). The stuff in the image is white, unmixed.

    looks further

    This also looks gray:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmDKFgElnsg

  • Youtube is intent on destroying itself: ‪@hickok45‬ could use your support [11:06 | JUL 17 24 | Louis Rossmann]
  • Frankly, I'd rather see one of the following two things happen:

    • YouTube letting any content up that is legal in a given jurisdiction, and provide end users filtering ability. If they need to spin some content out to a separate website for brand management reasons, fine. It's not just firearms or whatever is the controversy of the day. YouTube is such a widely-used platform that having content restricted creates issues for other users. If there are restrictions, it's just on a "useless noise" grounds, like someone uploading enormous amounts of video that nobody is viewing.

    • Content that doesn't fit within YouTube's content restrictions move to other platforms that are available to content creators and consumers. The problem here is the financial side of things. Yes, the Fediverse has PeerTube, but that doesn't have anything like the capacity to provide YouTube-scale service, and I don't see where the money to do so would come from. Google has figured out how to provide make a return on YouTube via mining user data and showing ads and some premium subscriptions. I don't think that given the bandwidth costs associated with video, YouTube can be nearly as readily-replaced as Reddit. Maybe it's possible to get commercial service from a provider; that's the route that Usenet mostly wound up taking.

      Additionally, a number of YouTube content creators do so because Google pays them for views of their content; for them, this isn't just a volunteer project. To make an alternative that also permits for professional content creators practical, it has to have a way to also compensate professional content creators, which means that it has to generate revenue one way or another to pay professional content creators.

  • Uncertainty is the winner and incumbents the losers so far in a year of high-stakes global elections
  • Actually, I think that for the US general election, there is remarkably little uncertainty in some important aspects.

    I mean, yeah, the whole "maybe Biden will step down thing" means that we have potentially an unusually short campaign season and an unknown replacement (though with some pretty good guesses as to who it might be). And Trump being assassinated obviously would have had an impact.

    But we also have a an unusual situation in that we presently have two candidates who have both spent four years serving as President running against each other. That is, these guys are pretty much known factors. We know how they act, what they do, when they're in office, because we've watched them actually do it.

    Usually at least one of the candidates hasn't been President before.

  • Driver involved in Bay Bridge crash jumps off span into San Francisco Bay
  • Would just like to point out, for folks who aren't familiar, that a remarkable number of people jump off that bridge each year, usually trying to kill themselves.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicides_at_the_Golden_Gate_Bridge

    Between 1937 and 2012, an estimated 1,400 bodies were recovered of people who had jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge, located in the San Francisco Bay Area in the United States.[1]

    In 2013, 118 potential jumpers were talked down from their attempts and did not jump.[2] As of 2013, it is estimated that 34 people have survived after jumping.[3] Some die instantly from internal injuries, while others drown or die of hypothermia.[4]

  • UK Climate Campaigners Get 'Utterly Disproportionate' Sentences
  • "The sentences handed to the five Just Stop Oil campaigners are utterly disproportionate," environmentalist and author George Monbiot wrote on social media. "Four and five years in prison for peaceful protest? This is what you might expect in Russia or Egypt, not in a supposed democracy."

    due to a four-day direct action protest on the M25 that Just Stop Oil ultimately held in November 2022.

    They aren't being penalized for the content of their speech. If they wanted to run around with signs that argued their point, nobody would have blinked an eye. They're being penalized for dicking up British transport.

    You can say what you want; that's your political speech. You cannot try and disrupt the country if it isn't doing what you want.

    Russia's going to go after you for criticizing the war. They have a problem with the political message. What you're getting in trouble for here is for the disruption, not the message's content.

  • Dark mode’s bright future: How dark mode will transform Wikipedia’s accessibility
  • The TV Tropes wiki has managed to have a built in dark mode for at least the last 7 years. TV Tropes. Come on, guys.

    It'd be kind of interesting to have a "dark mode spider" that crawls the Web and checks to see what percentage of websites support the browser-requested dark mode. I'd be kind of curious to see how far along we are.

    I mean, people have done it for stuff like IPv6 support for a while.

  • Dark mode’s bright future: How dark mode will transform Wikipedia’s accessibility
  • Not a 3rd party thing.

    No, I know. I had it set. It was in their list of themes somewhere.

    They just asked me to disable that before I could use their new dark mode.

  • "America First" foreign policy: JD Vance wants to abandon Ukraine but bomb Mexico and Iran
  • Mexican drug cartels are responsible for manufacturing and smuggling much of the fentanyl that enters the United States and causes most drug overdose deaths, killing about 150 people a day.

    Vance's repeated calls for aggressive military force, including bombing campaigns targeting...drug cartels in Mexico.

    I know that the addicts in question are American, and that the manufacturers aren't, and that assigning responsibility for domestic problems to voters probably isn't much of a vote-winner, but I feel that maybe, just maybe, at a certain point, you gotta attach a certain amount of responsibility for drug use to the addicts rather than the foreign manufacturers.

    I don't think that we're ever going to have a world where addictive, recreational drugs are simply nonexistent. I think that that's probably a lot more of a dead end in terms of drug policy than people choosing not to use.

    We've got a pretty potent military. But I don't think that this is really a problem for which military solutions are all that useful.

  • Survey shows most people wouldn't pay extra for AI-enhanced hardware | 84% of people said no
  • I honestly have no Idea what AI does to a processor

    Parallel processing capability. CPUs historically worked with mostly-non-massively-parallelizable tasks; maybe you'd use a GPU if you wanted that.

    I mean, that's not necessarily "AI" as such, but LLMs are a neat application that uses them.

    On-CPU video acceleration does parallel processing too.

    Software's going to have to parallelize if it wants to get much by way of performance improvements, anyway. We haven't been seeing rapid exponential growth in serial computation speed since the early 2000s. But we can get more parallel compute capacity.

  • Andrey Gurulyov says Russia should get ready for a big war with NATO - YouTube

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    Defunct wiki

    Chezzo ran a wiki that was used by the game for some time at:

    http://cddawiki.chezzo.com/cdda_wiki/index.php

    A lot of useful information, like about martial arts and such, is on there. Unfortunately, that domain apparently went down about two months ago.

    A (fairly-recent) copy of the wiki, archived in late March 2024, can apparently be viewed at:

    https://web.archive.org/web/20240324103752id_/https://cddawiki.chezzo.com/cdda_wiki/index.php/Main_Page

    It looks like archive.org also dumped a several-months-older copy of the site, from August 2023, with MediaWiki-scraper:

    https://archive.org/details/wiki-cddawikichezzocom_cdda_wiki

    I'd guess that this is sufficient to bring the Wiki back to life if someone with a MediaWiki setup wants to do so.

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    www.politico.eu Macron is already over. Can anyone stop Le Pen?

    The president must decide if his candidates should drop out and back the left to stop the far right winning power in France.

    Macron is already over. Can anyone stop Le Pen?

    The president must decide if his candidates should drop out and back the left to stop the far right winning power in France.

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    What "unique" or single-game-genre games have you enjoyed?

    I can think of a handful of games that, despite being games that I've enjoyed, never really became part of a "genre". Do you have any like this, and if so, which?

    Are they games that you'd like to see another entrant to the genre to? Would you recommend the original game as one to keep playing?

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    Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, June 27, 2024 | Institute for the Study of War

    understandingwar.org Institute for the Study of War

    Russian forces have sustained the tempo of their offensive operations in the Toretsk direction since activating in the area on June 18 and likely aim to reduce a Ukrainian salient in the area, but there is little current likelihood of rapid Russian gains

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    www.twz.com Yak-52 Kill Marks Hint At Success In Ukraine’s Drone War

    For the first time, a Ukrainian Yak-52 propeller-driven trainer has appeared with markings that could indicate a string of aerial victories against Russian drones.

    Yak-52 Kill Marks Hint At Success In Ukraine’s Drone War
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    www.nasa.gov NASA Satellites Find Snow Didn’t Offset Southwest US Groundwater Loss - NASA

    Record snowfall in recent years has not been enough to offset long-term drying conditions and increasing groundwater demands in the U.S. Southwest, according

    NASA Satellites Find Snow Didn’t Offset Southwest US Groundwater Loss - NASA
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    www.politico.eu Scotland’s independence warriors could be the UK election’s biggest losers

    Model suggests the once-dominant Scottish National Party could lose 64.6 percent of the total seats it won in 2019 — an even higher share than the dire night projected for the Conservatives.

    Scotland’s independence warriors could be the UK election’s biggest losers
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    Macron rolls the dice on France’s future - Atlantic Council

    www.atlanticcouncil.org Macron rolls the dice on France’s future

    The French president could have responded in many ways to Sunday's humiliation in European elections. He took perhaps the riskiest course available.

    Macron rolls the dice on France’s future
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    www.twz.com Su-57 Felon Targeted In Ukraine Strike Seen In New Higher-Resolution Satellite Images

    Satellite images taken before and after the June 8th Ukrainian drone attack on a parked Su-57 in Russia offer new insights.

    Su-57 Felon Targeted In Ukraine Strike Seen In New Higher-Resolution Satellite Images
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    www.twz.com Russia Is Testing A First Person View Remote Controlled Tank Conversion In Ukraine

    Russia converted a captured Ukrainian tank into a remote controlled vehicle that uses a similar FPV control concept as many kamikaze drones.

    Russia Is Testing A First Person View Remote Controlled Tank Conversion In Ukraine
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    www.nytimes.com Russia Releases Female Prison Inmates to Join Ukraine War

    Tens of thousands of male convicts have been freed to fight in Ukraine. It is not clear if a small contingent of female volunteers released from a prison portends wider use of female soldiers.

    Russia Releases Female Prison Inmates to Join Ukraine War
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    Giant viruses discovered living in Greenland's dark ice and red snow | Live Science

    www.livescience.com Giant viruses discovered living in Greenland's dark ice and red snow

    The giant viruses might infect algae that are increasing Greenland's ice melt. These viruses could help kill off the damaging algal blooms, helping to reduce some of the impacts of climate change.

    Giant viruses discovered living in Greenland's dark ice and red snow
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    James Webb telescope finds carbon at the dawn of the universe, challenging our understanding of when life could have emerged | Live Science

    www.livescience.com James Webb telescope finds carbon at the dawn of the universe, challenging our understanding of when life could have emerged

    The James Webb Space Telescope has found carbon in a galaxy just 350 million years after the Big Bang. That could mean life began much earlier too, a new study argues.

    James Webb telescope finds carbon at the dawn of the universe, challenging our understanding of when life could have emerged

    The James Webb Space Telescope has found carbon in a galaxy just 350 million years after the Big Bang. That could mean life began much earlier too, a new study argues.

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    www.twz.com Ukraine Situation Report: Claims Fly Over Deadly ATACMS Missile Strike In Luhansk

    Missiles pounded a large complex in the city of Luhansk that Ukraine says was used by the Russian military, Russia says it was civilian.

    Ukraine Situation Report: Claims Fly Over Deadly ATACMS Missile Strike In Luhansk
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    www.euronews.com Italy's Draghi edges von der Leyen in poll on next Commission chief

    The former Italian premier pips the incumbent European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in a poll on who is more suited to take the helm of the next EU executive. #EuropeNews

    Italy's Draghi edges von der Leyen in poll on next Commission chief
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    www.twz.com Putin Threatens To Supply Weapons To "Regions" For Retaliatory Strikes On Western Targets

    The idea of giving weapons to forces that are hostile to countries that allow Ukraine to use their weapons on Russian soil was put forward by Putin today.

    Putin Threatens To Supply Weapons To "Regions" For Retaliatory Strikes On Western Targets
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    Happy Cake Day Sh.itjust.works!

    Not done by me, but @[email protected]. Thought it deserved a crosspost, though.

    cross-posted from: https://sh.itjust.works/post/20406407

    > Like the title says, happy cake day! Thank you for being so awesome! > Looking forward to another great year!

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    science.nasa.gov NASA’s Hubble Temporarily Pauses Science - NASA Science

    NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope entered safe mode May 24 due to an ongoing gyroscope (gyro) issue, suspending science operations. Hubble’s instruments are stable, and the telescope is in good health. The telescope automatically entered safe mode when one of its three gyroscopes gave faulty telemetry r...

    NASA’s Hubble Temporarily Pauses Science - NASA Science
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