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Boris Johnson Is STILL A F***ing C*** FOR XMAS NO1! - YouTube

Kunt and the gang's Xmas single, pretty catchy, very sweary.

youtube.com/watch?v=yFgAllmI6L

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Book Review: Lifespan - by Scott Alexander

And finally, what’s the worst that could happen? An overly literal friend has a habit of always answering that question with “everyone in the world dies horribly”. But in this case, that’s what happens if we don’t do it. Seems like we have nowhere to go but up!

astralcodexten.substack.com/p/

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Wombo AI image generator

Simple web-interface on that Neural-Net art-from-text-prompt thing.It's going way faster than it was when I ran it in docker on my machine. They must have a ton of compute behind this given how much I've seen it being used.

app.wombo.art/

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😂 CRY-LAUGH NATION 😂 - by Huw Lemmey - utopian drivel

"Mockery has always been at the heart of British humour. It’s the only nation where, when someone drops a plate in the school dining hall, or a pint glass at the bar, the smashing sound is immediately followed by a collective cheer at the misfortune of another, drawing attention to them right at the moment they’re at their most vulnerable. Mockery of one’s friends is an intimate bonding experience for the British, one which visitors and immigrants often struggle to understand as differing from hostility. And with good reason: the line between "banter" and hostility isn’t even a fine one, it’s an overlapping one."..."The Cry-Laugh Nation will discover a "if you don’t cry-laugh, you’ll cry" Blitz Spirit, where caring about a single other fucking person on earth will finally become totally taboo"

huw.substack.com/p/cry-laugh-n

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Jonathan Pie: The World's End (COP26 short film with George Monbiot, Caroline Lucas & Ed Miliband) - YouTube

Johnathan Pie on Cop 26. Longer and more in depth than his usual 2 minute rants.

youtube.com/watch?v=23nDxPSIoA

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FBI Document Says the Feds Can Get Your WhatsApp Data -- in Real Time - Rolling Stone

Obvious really.

rollingstone.com/politics/poli

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Is Meat Really that Bad? - YouTube

Spoiler: Yes, it's pretty bad. Especially for the animals.

youtube.com/watch?v=F1Hq8eVOMH

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Proof-of-Stake and Stablecoins: A Blockchain Centralization Dilemma

Stable Coins are centralized operators and in the case of a chain-fork it will be them who decides which side of the chain is "real", not the users, not the nodes, not the miners.Also didn't realize Solana's slashing is still manual. Proof of stake is really terrible.

lynalden.com/proof-of-stake/

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Your Fingerprint Can Be Hacked For $5. Here’s How. - Kraken Blog

Fingerprints are not passwords, you leave them everywhere you go, stop using fingerprints as passwords your morons.

blog.kraken.com/post/11905/you

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The Big Misconception About Electricity - YouTube

Veritasium on how power flows around power lines and electrical circuits.

youtube.com/watch?v=bHIhgxav9L

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Ivermectin: Much More Than You Wanted To Know - Astral Codex Ten

Scott Alexander looks at all the Ivermectin studies. Skip to the conclusions when you've read enough of that.Ask yourself why an anti-worm medicine might appear to work against something else, especially in poor hot countries with high incidence of worm parasitism.

astralcodexten.substack.com/p/

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PhotoMosh

Nice little web-app for glitching photos.

photomosh.com/

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‘A Crime Against Humanity’: The ‘Greenwash Festival’ Of COP26 – Media Lens

Cop26, the biggest greenwashing event in history!

medialens.org/2021/a-crime-aga

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Honest Government Ad | Net Zero by 2050 - YouTube

Net zero honest until 2050, Authorized by the department for blah blah blah.

youtube.com/watch?v=1FqXTCvDLe

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Why the SNP leadership needs to work for an independence for the benefit of the people of Scotland and not for the benefit of financial markets

"The SNP leadership is pursuing a policy that would destroy the aspirations of the SNP’s membership and leave Scotland a poor and even ruined country if independence were to happen, and all because it fears markets."

taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2021/1

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Implications of Outlawing Bitcoin | dergigi.com

Bitcoin is math, outlawing math is tricky and problematic.

dergigi.com/2021/08/02/implica

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Sprite Fright - Open Movie by Blender Studio - YouTube

Latest Open Toon from Blender. Yay!

youtube.com/watch?v=_cMxraX_5R

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Of course we should say we’re afraid – it’s the starting point for shattering the taboos that constrain us

Richard Murphy on political taboos

taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2021/0

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Metaverse rant

Great rant on metaverse bullshit

outline.com/DUdr8Y

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Capitalism is killing the planet – it’s time to stop buying into our own destruction | Climate crisis | The Guardian

Carbon, capitalism, wealth.

theguardian.com/environment/20

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