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sentence fragments that precede disaster, a full date like "August 17th, 1989", a time like, "At 5:22 AM", or the words "presented to the emergency room with..."

I have created a new thing - Ultrascientific Hypotheses.

To be scientific, a hypothesis must be falsifiable. Thus, an ultrascientific hypothesis is one that is _extremely easy_ to falsify.

misinfo, probably 

parasocial relationships imply the existence of orthosocial relationships

nonse 

Replacing the Scranton reality anchors with Wichita reality anchors so as to make the baseline reality more familiar

misinformation 

As an invasive species, do tardigrades threaten the lunar rabbit population?

While LB is about social views, I'm reminded that Venus could be argued to be rather habitable until 1962, and Mars until 1964

(And you could make increasingly marginal arguments for both for another few years after that)

Going to the library and tagging old sci-fi (from the "golden age") with "best by: 1968" tags.

Question about bus scheduling: the vast majority of routes on the vast majority of systems run at less than 2/hour peak. As best I can tell >2/hour is done on lines so popular as to be candidates for running rail (eg: there's a 3/hour bus line that will be replaced by WMATA's silverline extension). What makes 2/hour a relatively hard limit/way more expensive?

I gave a set of 2020 headlines to the neural net GPT-3, whose training data cut off in October 2019.

Having never seen 2020, it tried to predict what headlines are next on the list.

aiweirdness.com/post/637497177

misinfo 

Much like heavy water contains neutron-rich isotopes of hydrogen, heavy metal contains neutron rich isotopes of the music genre

COVID vaccine, false side effects, be ready for this news 

blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/

"Specifically, if you take 10 million people and just wave your hand back and forth over their upper arms, in the next two months you would expect to see about 4,000 heart attacks. About 4,000 strokes. Over 9,000 new diagnoses of cancer. And about 14,000 of that ten million will die, out of usual all-causes mortality. No one would notice. That’s now many people die and get sick anyway.

But if you took those ten million people and gave them a new vaccine instead, there’s a real danger that those heart attacks, cancer diagnoses, and deaths will be attributed to the vaccine. I mean, if you reach a large enough population, you are literally going to have cases where someone gets the vaccine and drops dead the next day (just as they would have if they *didn’t* get the vaccine)."

The company that makes the default Ubuntu using Gnome is called "Canonical".

Who the heck called Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Mate and etc "Ubuntu flavors" instead of "Ubuntu headcanons"?

nonse 

genderswap curse, but it's your gender constantly swapping to disk because your presentation used up all the ram

OH: "Someone decided to fly a telescope called the James Webb Telescope"

(on cycle 1 proposals being due today)

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