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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Marine Biology

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I'm climate science they're more into wailing in the darkness.

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Mad Marx: The Class Warrior

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I'd watch it
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Karl Marx of the Wasteland headshotting Ayn Rand is the single most beautiful thought I have ever been gifted with.
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So true! All of the world's problems could be solved by Marx(ists) killing more of their opponents.
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Your irony game is so strong.

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Gedankendouche

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También conocido como borocotoamiento cuántico
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Trump signs executive order to expand offshore oil and gas drilling in Arctic and beyond

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President Donald Trump just signed an executive order aimed at expanding offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans — and maybe even in the Pacific Ocean. The move, which is expected to lead to litigation in the courts, is the latest attempt to dismantle President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy. Last month, Trump began the process to halt Obama’s cornerstone plan to curb greenhouse gas emissions. And on Wednesday, he signed another executive order that could expand oil and gas development on wilderness areas currently protected as national monuments.

Today’s executive order instructs the Department of the Interior to review locations for offshore oil and gas exploration and leasing that were put off limits by...

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the presidential imperative of being a dick in as many decisions as possible continues.
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Discovery of plastic-eating caterpillar could prove a boon in waste disposal

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Plastic eating caterpillars

An accidental discovery of a caterpillar that eats plastic could one day lead to the elimination of plastic waste, researchers hope.

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In Response to Guardian’s Irresponsible Reporting on WhatsApp

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Speaking of The Guardian, it’s now the last week of April and they still haven’t issued a retraction of their grievously irresponsible story alleging a “backdoor” in WhatsApp from January. Zeynep Tufekci, in an open letter signed by dozens of security/cryptography experts:

Unfortunately, your story was the equivalent of putting “VACCINES KILL PEOPLE” in a blaring headline over a poorly contextualized piece. While it is true that in a few cases, vaccines kill people through rare and unfortunate side effects, they also save millions of lives.

You would have no problem understanding why “Vaccines Kill People” would be a problem headline for a story, especially given the context of anti-vaccination movements. But your series of stories on WhatsApp does the same disservice and perpetrates a similar public health threat against secure communications.

The behavior described in your article is not a backdoor in WhatsApp. This is the overwhelming consensus of the cryptography and security community. It is also the collective opinion of the cryptography professionals whose names appear below. The behavior you highlight is a measured tradeoff that poses a remote threat in return for real benefits that help keep users secure, as we will discuss in a moment. […]

Since the publication of this story, we’ve observed and heard from worried activists, journalists and ordinary people who use WhatsApp, who tell us that people are switching to SMS and Facebook Messenger, among other options–many services that are strictly less secure than WhatsApp.

The Guardian has stretched this out for three months, so it looks like they think they can run out the clock on it. Shameful — this should be an everlasting hit to their credibility.

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