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mercredi 20 juin 2018, 19:51
Catholic church leaders took cruel delight in humiliating heretics during the Spanish Inquisition (15th - 18th century). Between 3,000 and 5,000 people were executed for various crimes against the Church, such as being a crypto-Jew, practicing Freemasonry, sodomy, and...
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Toy model manufacturer Revell agreed to discontinue its model of the Haunebu II Flying Saucer, described as 'the first object in the world capable of flying in space.' According to the product description, the Nazi aircraft never made it past its 1943 test stage due to World ...
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California Assembly member Miguel Santiago [D-83/@SantiagoAD53] is the chairman of the Communications and Conveyance Committee, where he is single-handedly sabotaging the state's outstanding proposed Net Neutrality bill. (more…)
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Ibrahim Diallo was eight months into a three year contract with a big company when its systems abruptly decided that he was fired: first it told his recruiter that he'd been let go, then it stopped accepting his pass for the parking and the turnstyles, then his logins...
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As Microsoft employees grow increasingly furious that their employer is a key technology provider to ICE, providing, among other things, facial recognition software, the company is responding, conscious of the possibility of a repeat of Google's showdown with its employees...
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This morning, the EU's legislative affairs committee (JURI) narrowly voted to include two controversial proposals in upcoming, must-pass copyright reforms: both Article 11 (no linking to news stories without permission and a paid license) and Article 13 (all material posted...
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Your pet might be photogenic, but getting them to stare long enough at your camera to snap that Instagram-worthy photo isn't as simple as telling them to sit. Bribing your pets with their favorite treat, however, might just do the trick, and with the Adjustable Pet Selfie...
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In 1928 Nancy Wake ran away from her Australian home and into an unlikely destiny: She became a dynamo in the French resistance, helping more than a thousand people to flee the Germans and then organizing partisans to fight them directly. In this week's episode of the...
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I have a long history with Burning Man, both on playa and off, but I did not know until last year that Burner pilots offer free scenic flights over Black Rock City during the event. The catch? Well, first you need to go to Burning Man, which means getting a ticket. Then,...
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I just learned about Session Control, a new feature on an already-existing mobile app for the Pax Era portable vaporizer. It's great for people who microdose, like myself, or for folks new to cannabis. It lets you measure your doses, so that your hits are never 'too much.'...
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The Kingsport Times News reports that parents brawled at a girls' softball game Saturday. No-one was arrested or hurt, but everyone is now banned from the softball. “Apparently some spectators were very vocal towards the umpire calls in favor of Blue Ridge and it just got...
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Described as 'an experimental festival for independent artists and creators who work on the internet,' Andy Baio and Andy McMillan's internet-fest baby XOXO will be back in early September. And according to this tweet, they're making it bigger and more inclusive (be sure to...
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On Gizmodo, Rhett Jones pulls no punches about Article 13 and Article 11 -- a pair of copyright proposals that go up for a committee vote in the EU in mere hours. (more…)
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We've got less than a day until the key vote on the wording of the new EU Copyright Directive, when members of the EU's legislative committee will vote on whether to include controversial mass censorship language in the proposal that the parliament will vote on. (more…)
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Ah, so this is were we are now: Trump's campaign manager can finally let his psychopath flag fly without fear of universal and permanent censure.
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She picks a Mexican restaurant. The irony is not lost on anyone. (more…)
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As Donald Trump and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen walk by, Rep. Juan Vargas shouts, 'Mister President, don’t you have kids!' (more…)
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mardi 19 juin 2018, 23:53
THE LOWDOWN: Here's an immigration lawyer's first-hand account of confronting former President Barack Obama on family detention centers. Trump's a monster, but failings of previous administrations paved the way for his abuses. (more…)
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