Bizarre True Story: Physicists Once Put a Ferret in a Particle Accelerator Science Alert (furzy)
Ancient Sumerian poetry turns instability into cosmic insight aeon (Anthony L)
Upper West Side Cult London Review of Books
NASA’s Voyager 2 Is Experiencing an Unplanned ‘Communications Pause’ Gizmodo. Wellie, the US is a world leader in euphemisms!
In the Future, Death Will Be Different RealClearScience (Dr. Kevin)
Flipping a Switch and Making Cancers Self-Destruct New York Times
FDA Is Monitoring International Probes into Novo, Lilly Obesity Drugs Bloomberg (furzy)
CO2 monitors are only very rough proxies for COVID risk (and useful in other ways because CO2 itself is an issue), but there is technology in development to detect SARS-CoV-2 in the air directly. We could have clean air, monitored for CO2 *and* viruses.https://t.co/sIlppH0Xkd
— T. Ryan Gregory (@TRyanGregory) July 28, 2023
Your mask is only as good as your closest family member’s mask and behavior.
Back when AIDS was ripping through my community I remember hearing, “You’re not sleeping with him, you’re sleeping with everyone he’s ever slept with”.
I think about that all the time with covid.
— Chris Dancy 🌈🧠🧙🏼♂️🤖 (@chrisdancy) July 28, 2023
More than half of US under heat, flood advisories Anadolu Agency
Huge underlying stories
7nm yield: Think abt TSMC’s 3nm yield when A17 started – need at least 65% for high-ish volume chip like SoC
QCOM: China share dropped 1/3 in 2019 due to Hisilicon before TSMC stopped its production
— tphuang (@tphuang) July 27, 2023
China’s graduates unconvinced by calls to toil in countryside Guardian (furzy) BWAHAHA
Let the Tragedy in My Homeland Be a Lesson New York Times (Dr. Kevin)
Russia, China have a shared vision for North Korea Indian Punchline (Kevin W)
Samsung Sees 95% Drop In Profits For a Second Consecutive Quarter AndroidAuthority
The coming European recession may be worse than 2008 Philip Pilkington, Unherd (guurst)
New Not-So-Cold War
Rumors of a New Russian Mobilization, and Other Interesting Things Simplicius the Thinker
hilarious how many serious people blaming Niger coup on Russia because some rando in a Niger crowd held a Russian flag, meanwhile the actual coup leader trained in the US—one of a dozen US-trained West Africa coup leaders in recent years.https://t.co/TRQ58oAztB pic.twitter.com/YoXC9HWiz6
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) July 28, 2023
Opera Buffa in Ukraine Seymour Hersh. Note featured in Links yesterday.
>Awareness grows that Israel’s crisis stems from a core issue: it’s an apartheid state Mondoweiss (guurst)
Ex-Mossad Chief Compares Israeli Right to the KKK Haaretz (guurst)
The cruelty is the point. https://t.co/ChUQNDk8eZ
— Rohan Talbot (@rohantalbot) July 26, 2023
‘Can it really be that a nation is powerless to stop a leader bent on destroying his country to save himself? That thought is almost too bleak to contemplate.’ https://t.co/AVFy4M2HHk
— Ian Dunt (@IanDunt) July 29, 2023
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
MOVEit Hackers Accessed Health Data of ‘At Least’ 8 Million Individuals TechCrunch. Why yours truly never uses hospital or insurer portals.
Behind the mindboggling miscarriage of justice: an equally mindboggling technical trainwreck. https://t.co/4LZbthWuhT
— Richard Smith (@ncsmiff) July 29, 2023
Imperial Collapse Watch
Staggering Towards the Abyss William Schreyer
Define the Mission American Conservative (Li)
Eritrea President Afwerki: “The EU will not get out of intensive care, these are systems that are crumbling. It’s only a matter of time. The world should be ready not to defend Russia, but to stand with Russia so these hegemonistic systems will not prevail” pic.twitter.com/OilPNVrIU0
— COMBATE |🇵🇷 (@upholdreality) July 28, 2023
Senate votes down Sanders amendment to cut Pentagon spending Stephen Semler
Oppenheimer and the ABC’s of the Apocalypse in Alliterated Form Scott Ritter (Chuck L)
The Day After Trinity Criterion Channel. furzy:
Free to watch until August…. “Decades before the movie “Oppenheimer,” J. Robert Oppenheimer and his work on the atomic bomb were the subject of the Academy Award-nominated documentary ‘The Day After Trinity.’”
The scandal engulfing Hunter Biden is now so grave even America’s Left-wing media can’t ignore it any longer as claims of $5million bribes, drugs and prostitutes surround the President’s wayward son aily Mail (Li)
Trump insulted their governor and may be indicted again. They love him. Politico. Note both of these are lead stories. Trump lives rent free in an awful lot of brains.
Vivek Ramaswamy’s Religion Under Attack From Christian Nationalists Rolling Stone (furzy)
Our No Longer Free Press
Facebook Bowed to White House Pressure, Removed Covid Posts Wall Street Journal (Li)
Washington Post Still Covers Up U.S. War Crimes And Use Of Biological Weapons Moon of Alabama (Kevin W)
Police State Watch
$1.17M whistleblower settlement raises new questions for embattled DHS inspector general The Hill
J&J effort to resolve talc lawsuits in bankruptcy fails a second time Reuters (furzy, Kevin W)
You can make top LLMs break their own rules with gibberish The Register (Chuck L)
AI Chatbots Are The New Job Interviewers Forbes (Kevin W)
Boeing’s Starliner Program Reaches Staggering $1.1 Billion in Losses Gizmodo (Kevin W)
After failing to set up in the U.K., Binance built a lucrative payments business called Bifinity in Lithuania. Now its leading executives are being accused of fraud. https://t.co/2FNNgKmGNC
— Forbes (@Forbes) July 29, 2023
In a 2004 interview with@Harper, John Ehrlichman, the Watergate co-conspirator, admitted that the Nixon Administration invented the war on drugs in order to imprison Black-Americans and hippies, two groups he felt threatened by. Ehrlichman in his own words: pic.twitter.com/BcpEsV3Y5B
— The Intellectualist (@highbrow_nobrow) July 28, 2023
Antidote du jour. From Sandra G last week: “I got this photo today on the road near our cottage of two baby deer hiding in the woods in northern Michigan.”
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.