Thursday June 25th, 2020


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I'm just saying, why take chances?

Can Being a Furry Protect You from Coronavirus?

“Fursuit heads are multilayer, and constructed in a whole host of different materials and styles,” says Doc Wolverine, a medical doctor who often answers questions about health on Twitter. He points out that heads can minimize droplet spray from an infected person. Just like the cloth masks you (hopefully) see everyone wearing when you go to the grocery store, “Anything without an airtight seal and sufficiently small filter is more about protecting others from what you have than protecting you from others


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What We Know About the Killing of Elijah McClain

Last August, police officers in Aurora, Colorado, approached 23-year-old Elijah McClain as he walked home from a convenience store. The Aurora Police Department later said that a 911 caller had reported a “suspicious person” in a ski mask, and that when officers confronted McClain — who was not armed and had not committed any kind of crime — he “resisted arrest.” In the 15 minutes that followed, the officers tackled McClain to the ground, put him in a carotid hold, and called first responders, who injected him with ketamine. He had a heart attack on the way to the hospital, and died days later, after he was declared brain dead.

Wednesday June 24th, 2020

Drone Helicopter Hybrid

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Whoah, super cool: Shadow forwarded along Drone Helicopter Hybrid (YouTube video). With the right hinged head design, you can build a helicopter main rotor that's controlled by the acceleration of a brushless motor. No swashplate. The built helicopter uses a tail rotor, but you could probably also do this with contra-rotating main rotors... At any rate, two motors, no other active drives...

heart reaccs only

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Tyree Kimber on Facebook:

ME, A CYBERPUNK FAN IN THE 90's: Why do they think we'll only talk inweird slang in the future?

ME NOW: Bae, spill the tea on these K-pop stans. When Tik-Tok zoomersyeet the alt-Right it's heart reaccs only.

When I want to believe it

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When I want to believe it, but there are a dozen white-guy essays on Medium that agree with it I've really gotta dig deeper...

Crime down after police stop working

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Crime numbers across Atlanta drop dramatically after protests, records show

I mean, part of the problem is that we measure crime by the police response to it, but...

Civil Asset Forfeiture

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June 23, 2020

345 California Street, #600
San Francisco, CA 94104

Good people at Cal EITC 4 Me:

I am not a likely user of your services, but if I may, a little feedback:

  1. Despite responding “STOP”, I have gotten an unreasonable number of SMS spam messages with the content:

“Hello, this is [name] with CalETIC4Me. We are reminding people that there still(sic) time to file your taxes online for FREE! You could get CASH back with the Earned Income Tax Credit. More info here:”

The .org rather than .gov domain name, and the copied typo, along with the numerous messages from different senders, make this appear to be a scam message. I had to do some extensive Google searching to convince myself that the site was legitimate.

  • I am not eligible for this service. Whoever sold you your phone list did extremely bad filtering.
  • And this is annoying enough that I, and Gen Xer who grew up on BBSes and the Internet, actually dug out paper to send you a physical message begging you to please, as a matter of policy, do better. At best, you're encouraging lower-income people to expect scammy messages to be worth pursuing. At worst, you're annoying a whole lot of voters.

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    Tuesday June 23rd, 2020

    When you want to accomplish something

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    When you want to accomplish something on OS/X, do a Google search for "AppKit" and that task, and all of the results are how easy this is to do on the various Linux desktop platforms. Sigh.

    Monday June 22nd, 2020

    Bagheera is not having any of it with

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    Bagheera is not having any of it (with picture)

    Sunday June 21st, 2020

    Shelf, installed, with fan (and I finally made covers for the labels on the fan, after years and years) (and the fan is my first attempt at a heart dovetail).

    Stop Colour Theory

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    By way of Shadow: Stop Colour Theory, Start Colour Fact. I... I... I no longer know what's satirical and what's earnest. Even if the spell "color" with a "u".

    Saturday June 20th, 2020

    Afraid this umbrella stand may end up

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    Afraid this umbrella stand may end up being too light with only one bag of concrete, but the only round pan of the right size I could find was 3 gallons, so we'll see...

    Two weeks ago

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    Two weeks ago, that I'd casually upload a half a terabyte disk image while two Zoom streams were active was unthinkable. Thank you, Sonic!

    Friday June 19th, 2020

    RT Rebelle Winter@FeistyWinter

    All girls are girls, no matter how many penises they have.

    That said if a girl has more than six, while still a girl, she mayalso be secretly a Lovecraftian-horror sex monster

    Into The Wild Bus

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    Alaska's 'Into the Wild' bus, known as a deadly tourist lure, has been removed by air

    An Alaska Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter airlifted the bus, also known as the Fairbanks Bus 142 and the "Magic Bus," on Thursday afternoon, the Alaska National Guard said.

    Community Oriented Policing

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    This is What Community Oriented Policing Looks Like (YouTube video)

    A team in the Houston Police Department is trying something new when addressing complaints associated with people living on the streets.

    Anyone got experience with

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    Anyone got experience with ecryptfs-recover-private? It looks like it's giving me the exact same thing in the mounted directory as I see in the raw /home folder.

    Just a shelf I threw together out of

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    Just a shelf I threw together out of some cherry scraps for next to the bed in the second bedroom.

    Thursday June 18th, 2020

    Some mornings I wish I had a longer

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    Some mornings I wish I had a longer lens

    Not super fast at times

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    Not super fast at times, but run all the way up, just shy of puking at the top...

    Wednesday June 17th, 2020

    Looting Arrests in Chicago

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    Chicago police arrested more people for protesting than for looting in early days of unrest, contradicting original claims

    Just 20% of arrests during the first few days of protests over the killing of George Floyd were for looting-related crimes, new data shows, refuting earlier statements by CPD that looting accounted for the majority of arrests that weekend.

    Of course not, the looters were in uniform... Police lounged in Bobby Rush’s office while Chicago’s South Side was looted

    CHICAGO — As many as 13 Chicago police officers broke into Rep. Bobby Rush’s Chicago campaign offices to lounge on chairs, drink coffee and make popcorn while looters vandalized nearby businesses in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, Rush and Mayor Lori Lightfoot said on Thursday.

    Damn. So it's not an M2. Anyone help me identify what adapter I should be getting? This SSD is upside down from how it was mounted in my Asus Zenbook UX390U.

    Tuesday June 16th, 2020

    Brett Bigham on employment protections

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    Shooting at New Mexico protest

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    Best article I've seen about that cosplaytriot in Albuquerque who assaulted a woman, pepper sprayed the people who stepped in to defend her, and then shot one of her defenders: Protester Shot After Militiamen Raise Tensions At Oñate Monument

    Some video from the protest

    Mandalorian Virtual Sets

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    This is pretty cool: Why 'The Mandalorian' Uses Virtual Sets Over Green Screen | Movies Insider. They shoot in a space with walls that are LED screens, and reproject the sets on to the inside of that space from the tracked camera location.

    So no green-screen light spill, the actors get to see some notion (even if distorted by the projection for the camera) of what the background and environment actually looks like, and they're using a game engine for projection, so they can move things around in real-time...

    How transmission works

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    Woman, 15 friends test positive for coronavirus after night out at Lynch’s — 40-year-old health care worker says she regrets not taking precautions

    Crisp said she and her friends had been careful with social distancing andhad stayed indoors for months “doing everything the right way.”

    “And then the first night we go out, Murphy’s Law, I guess,” Crisp said.“The only thing we have in common is that one night at that one bar.”

    The obvious question is "how did we decide who was the woman, and who were her friend". Mr. Show - Young People & Companions