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Internet Movie Cars Database

19th September 2017

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We have the technology.

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Is There a Single Food That You Can Survive on Forever?

18th September 2017

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Hint: Potatoes come close.

 “For the money and your blood pressure, you can’t beat a traditional baked spud,” says Joan Salge Blake, a clinical nutrition professor at Boston University.

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Gordon Ramsay’s Eggs Baked in Hash Browns with Bacon Recipe Goes Viral

18th September 2017

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And rightly so.

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High-tech Boxer Shorts Protect Men’s Sperm From Smartphone and Wifi Radiation Damage

17th September 2017

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If, of course, that’s what you want to do.

Cue feminist hysteria about patriarchy.

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Half of India-Bangladesh Border Fenced

15th September 2017

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Suddenly people around the world think that a wall is a good idea.

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Texas Seems Primed to Land Amazon’s Second Headquarters

15th September 2017

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That’s going to burn so many Leftist butts, they’ll think it’s another hurricane.

The company laid out a pretty detailed wish list for its “HQ2” project, including a metropolitan area with more than one million people, on-site access to mass transit, a commute of 45 minutes or less to an international airport, easy access to a major highway or arterial road, and close proximity to good universities, plus fiber optic internet connections and strong cell phone service. “We want to invest in a community where our employees will enjoy living, recreational opportunities, educational opportunities, and an overall high quality of life,” Amazon’s announcement said, adding that the company is also looking for “communities that think big.”

Dallas would be a good pick — it’s got a central location in the U.S., a very good range of skilled and unskilled labor, and a low cost of living compared to either of the Left Coasts. If they pick one of the suburbs, they won’t even have to suffer from a KleptoDemocrat city administration.

Bezos moved from his native New Mexico to Houston as a toddler, and he spent his early schooling years in the Bayou city, attending River Oaks Elementary School and graduating in 1976 before moving to Florida as a sixth grader. He’s even cousins with George Strait.

Well. There it is.

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The Finger Mop

15th September 2017

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Reporter for Prestigious Newspaper Eaten by Crocodile While Relieving Himself in Lagoon

15th September 2017

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Let that be a lesson to us all.

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Face ID on Apple’s iPhone X will be limited to one person per device

14th September 2017

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Yet another reason why this ‘feature’ sucks.

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Dating App Introduces Planned Parenthood Badge for Users

13th September 2017

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So you can know who the baby-killers are.

Very useful, from an evolutionary point of view.

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Irma: Nun Armed With Chainsaw Helps Florida Residents Clear Up Hurricane Debris

13th September 2017

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Everyone’s nightmare: A nun with a chainsaw.

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North American English Dialects, Based on Pronunciation Patterns

12th September 2017

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A fascinating look at all the people of whom the Chattering Class love to make fun.

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Australian Bride Gets Married Holding Bouquet of Doughnuts

12th September 2017

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Gotta love Australians.

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Amazon’s Whole Foods Price Cuts Brought 25% Jump in Shoppers

11th September 2017

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Gee, cutting prices increases business. Who knew? (Well, economists….)

And yet The Usual Suspects don’t see how cutting taxes increases economic activity.

 

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Supreme Court Lifts Restriction on Trump ‘Muslim ban’, Barring 24,000 People From Entering US

11th September 2017

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The Supreme Court has granted the Trump administration’s request to temporarily lift restrictions on the President’s travel ban, quashing an opportunity for some 24,000 refugees to enter the country.

And a bunch of Islamist terrorists, potentially. The use of the term ‘refugees’ is tendentious, as one would expect from a Voice of the Crust.

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You Can Actually Be Allergic to Exercise

11th September 2017

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I know I am.

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Great White Shark Put in Public Swimming Pool After Washing Up on Australian Beach

11th September 2017

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Gotta love Australians.

Of course, unless they had the wit to fill the pool with seawater first, the shark will die (different osmotic pressures, which is why there is such a thing as ‘freshwater fish’), but hey, it’s the thought that counts.

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The Dems 2020 Field Taking Shape

10th September 2017

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There are a few younger candidates from the margins of the long shots, like Mark Zuckerberg (39 in 2020), or Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (49 in 2020), but the real frontrunners are all well past any normal political sell-by date. Elizabeth Warren will be 71; Joe Biden will be 77; Bernie Sanders will be 78. And people say the Republican electorate is getting old.

Old people with old ideas. It kinda fits.

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Human Skin Cells Transformed Directly Into Motor Neurons

10th September 2017

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If, of course, that’s what you want to do.

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Fats Better Than Carbohydrates in Terms of Mortality, Study Finds

9th September 2017

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Hah! Knew it all the time.

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J.R.R. Tolkien, Reading From The Hobbit

7th September 2017

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For those of you who like that sort of thing, this is the sort of thing you’ll like.

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Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer’s Protein From the Brain

7th September 2017

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Well. There it is.

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Bespoke RV Hides Sports Car in Mobile Garage

7th September 2017

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And it probably gets the gas mileage of an M-1 Abrams, measured in gallons per mile.

Still … I want one.

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The Quest to Restore American Elms: Nearing the Finish Line

7th September 2017

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The quest to restore the American elm has been underway for more than half a century. Today, with help from The Nature Conservancy’s Christian Marks, success is closer than ever—which is good news for our floodplain forests, as well as our urban communities.

 

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Prototype Panasonic Washing Machine Has Robot Arms That Fold Clean Clothes

7th September 2017

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Schoolgirl Discovers Mystery Sword in Same Lake King Arthur’s Legendary Excalibur Was Thrown

5th September 2017

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Maybe Arthur was transgender. Hey, it’s possible.

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X-rays Identify Medieval Manuscript Ink

2nd September 2017

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This is actually more about pigments than inks, but it’s still fascinating stuff. There are a number of ‘traditional’ formulae for medieval ink; I have tried every one I came across, and it’s incredibly difficult to get right. I can imagine what a pain in the ass it would be to actually grind and prepare your own pigments.

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Numerologist Warns Planet Nibiru Is About to Smash Into Earth

31st August 2017

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Just so you know.

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The Earliest Settlers of Mesoamerica Date Back to the Late Pleistocene

31st August 2017

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Preceramic human skeletal remains preserved in submerged caves near Tulum in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, Mexico, reveal conflicting results regarding 14C dating. Here we use U-series techniques for dating a stalagmite overgrowing the pelvis of a human skeleton discovered in the submerged Chan Hol cave. The oldest closed system U/Th age comes from around 21 mm above the pelvis defining the terminus ante quem for the pelvis to 11311±370 y BP. However, the skeleton might be considerable older, probably as old as 13 ky BP as indicated by the speleothem stable isotope data. The Chan Hol individual confirms a late Pleistocene settling of Mesoamerica and represents one of the oldest human osteological remains in America.

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US Approves Breakthrough Leukaemia Treatment That ‘Weaponises’ Blood Cells to Attack Cancer

31st August 2017

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The Food and Drug Administration called the approval historic, the first gene therapy to hit the US market. Made from scratch for every patient, it’s one of a wave of “living drugs” under development to fight additional blood cancers and other tumours, too.

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Low-Fat Diets Could Kill You, Shows Major Study

29th August 2017

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Well. There it is.

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Bathe in Brew at the World’s First Beer Swimming Pools

29th August 2017

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I am not making this up.

‘Let’s find a teenage fantasy and monetize it through people with more money than sense.’

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How Professionals Choose Where To Live

29th August 2017

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The Center for Demographics and Policy at Chapman University just completed a national survey, fielded and tabulated by The Cicero Group, of 1,191 professionals: people aged 25-64 with household incomes greater than $80,000, and who work in education, healthcare, information technology, finance or other professional services jobs. We asked respondents to rate which general non-work factors, which educational and social non-work factors, and which work-related factors were most important to them in determining where they would want to move, assuming an attractive job opportunity presented itself. While there were some differences between different industries, the variances were relative small, in most cases.

Overall, the results surprised us by how young and middle aged professionals —who are almost uniformly said to prefer living in an edgy, dense urban environment— actually opt for far more traditional, or even banal, alternatives. Professionals are more focused on family lifestyle issues as they consider where they would want to live. While they do not want to live in a cultural wasteland, they prioritize outdoor activities, a lack of crowding and an affordable house over exciting nightlife.

Yes, I prefer to live in a neighborhood full of educated white people Just Like Me. You can take your vibrant diversity and stick it where the sun don’t shine.

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American Consequences

26th August 2017

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Hint: P. J. O’Rourke. Need I say more? I think not.

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A Thorium-Salt Reactor Has Fired Up for the First Time in Four Decades

23rd August 2017

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The road to cleaner, meltdown-proof nuclear power has taken a big step forward. Researchers at NRG, a Dutch nuclear materials firm, have begun the first tests of nuclear fission using thorium salts since experiments ended at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the early 1970s.

Thorium has several advantages over uranium, the fuel that powers most nuclear reactors in service today. First, it’s much harder to weaponize. Second, as we pointed out last year in a long read on thorium-salt reactors, designs that call for using it in a liquid form are, essentially, self-regulating and fail-safe.

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PayPal Forced to Reinstate Conservative Sites After Public Outrage

23rd August 2017

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We’re not the Soviet Union quite yet, it seems.

PayPal reinstated the accounts of two conservative websites it banned after receiving blowback over their decision.

PayPal notified Jihad Watch and the American Freedom Defense Initiative (ADFI) on Monday night that they were reversing the decision to ban their accounts following public outcry:

Jihad Watch is not a ‘conservative site’, except insofar as wanting to document the existential danger to Western civilization from Islam is somehow ‘conservative’; I guess a willingness to accept reality is ‘conservative’. Both are certainly anti-proglodyte sites, and hence incompatible with the Narrative, which is undoubtedly why they were targeted. It’s all part and parcel of the common proglodyte meme that those documenting actual hate groups, which Islam obviously is, are somehow hate groups themselves.

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Trudeau Cracks Down on Illegal Immigration

22nd August 2017

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Looks as if somebody just got ‘woke’.

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Single Molecules Can Work as Reproducible Transistors—at Room Temperature

22nd August 2017

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This will be huge.

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New Report Inadvertently Shows Texas Is Better at Fighting Global Warming Than California

22nd August 2017

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A new report touting “green innovation” in California actually shows Texas has done more to cut greenhouse gas emissions and grow its economy, despite not having stringent state global warming programs.

Imagine that.

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How Long You Can Store Your Favorite Cheese in the Fridge

20th August 2017

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If, of course, that’s what you want to do.

Don’t ever say we don’t have useful stuff here.

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Billionaire Paul Allen Finds Lost World War II Cruiser USS Indianapolis in the Philippine Sea

19th August 2017

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Seventy-two years after two torpedoes fired from a Japanese submarine sunk cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA-35), the ship’s wreckage was found resting on the seafloor on Saturday – more than 18,000 feet below the Pacific Ocean’s surface.

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Most Archaeologists Think the First Americans Arrived by Boat. Now, They’re Beginning to Prove It

18th August 2017

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I still say we ought to send ’em back where they came from.

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Hyundai to Introduce New Electric Cars for 2022

17th August 2017

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I’ll get an electric car when I can go into any gas station and charge the car in the two minutes it takes to fill up a gas tank. Not before.

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News from the world of medicine

17th August 2017

Bluebird of Bitterness brings you the news.

As a public service for readers hoping to avoid heart disease, here is the most up-to-date information available on diet and heart health:

1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

3. The Japanese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

5. The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

In other words, eat and drink whatever you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

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Peanut Allergy Cure for Children Could Be Close After Australian Researchers Make Major Breakthrough

17th August 2017

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Great. One more yuppie hipster First World panic attack problem solved. Hundreds more to go.

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Wood-based Cars Stronger and Lighter Than Steel?

17th August 2017

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A material made from wood pulp is FIVE times stronger than steel but weighs 80 per cent less, according to researchers in Japan.

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Amazon Debuts ‘Instant Pickup’ for Ordering and Picking Up Items in Under Two Minutes

15th August 2017

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In its ongoing push into retail, Amazon today announced the opening of five “Instant Pickup” locations in the United States, allowing Prime subscribers to choose from a selection of “daily essentials” that are made available for pick up in two minutes or less (via Reuters). The essential items include snacks, drinks, electronics, and Amazon’s own devices.

The Instant Pickup process begins with Prime and Prime Student users visiting Amazon’s iOS or Android app to browse through hundreds of essential and daily care items. Users can then place an order, decide on an Instant Pickup location, and then go to the retail store to pick it up from a self-service locker.

On the employee side of things, when users place an order someone at the Instant Pickup store gathers the items in a back room, and then places them within one of the numbered lockers. After customers place their order, they’re given the number to the locker and a barcode to access its contents at the Instant Pickup store.

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How Army Rations Helped Change Food

15th August 2017

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Lately, Salcedo says, there’s another innovation facilitated by the military that has been making its way to the rest of us: cooking food by applying high pressure, instead of heat. Under high pressure, microorganisms burst, and the food is sterilised, a process that today yields preservative-free lunch meats, packaged guacamole that stays green under its wrapper, and fresh-tasting bottled juices (the process is sometimes called cold pasteurisation).

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Apple-Picking Robot

14th August 2017

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Abundant Robotics in California has built an automated apple picker, that uses a vacuum system to suck the fruit straight off of the trees.

So much for jobs ‘Americans won’t do’.

“Harvesting apples isn’t an unskilled job. It’s highly skilled and difficult work,” Todd Fryhover from the Washington Apple Commission told NewsHour. “Robotics will help in harvesting the apples at the optimum time to provide the best possible apple to consumers.

And decrease the need for illegal immigrant workers.

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Global Medieval Sourcebook Launched

12th August 2017

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If you’re into that sort of thing, as I know some of you are.

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