Compromised smartphones and computers used to plant evidence for a fake conspiracy:
Light In The Attic Records are putting out Nancy Sinatra's "Boots" and in the process have restored the 1966(!!) music video(!!!!) of "These Boots Are Made For Walking" in HD and put it on youtube.
Why is there a music video for a song released 15 years before music videos became a thing?
Because of THIS: the Scopitone, a jukebox that would play a 16mm film clip paired with the 45 that queued up.
Feels like the Trolley Problem was supposed to demonstrate "my system of beliefs leads to absurd & horrific conclusions so I must rethink my beliefs" but has ended up "My system of beliefs leads to absurd and horrific conclusions, aren't I tough for sticking with it anyway"
TIL the "Trolley Problem" was invented by Phillipa Foot to demonstrate the flaws in Consequentialism and illustrate why we should not aways sacrifice the few for the good of the many
American Cars Are Now Almost As Big As the Tanks That Won WWII
The ACOUP history blog is up to Part 4 of "The Queen's Latin":
"Rome was diverse. It was ethnically diverse. It was religiously diverse. It was linguistically diverse. It was culturally diverse. And, yes, though this mattered much less to the Romans than it seems to matter to us, it was color-diverse."
There's a Harris-Benedict formula for your Base Metabolic Rate which is:
Women BMR = 655 + (9.6 X weight in kg) + (1.8 x height in cm) – (4.7 x age in yrs)
Men BMR = 66 + (13.7 X weight in kg) + (5 x height in cm) – (6.8 x age in yrs)
So even at the same weight I'm burning >100 calories per day less than I did in college.
Had a good 10k tempo run today. Nearly a minute faster than my disappointing recent race time, though this course is flatter. Still a lot slower than I used to be but at least I'm going in the right direction. #running
Neat hoax: When the Russians realised they wouldn't beat America to the Moon, they hooked up a transmitter to an unmanned probe and freaked out NASA by chatting as if planning a manned landing
A thorough overview of what's wrong with mobile browsers in terms of competition and user choice. It's even worse than I thought. (I didn't know that the Google Search widget only opens Chrome, never the default browser.)
AskHistorians comment rebuts the idea that the original Nazis paradoxically benefited from "restrictions on their free speech": https://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/og7p07/weimar_germany_had_laws_against_hate_speech/h4ixh4q/
No more fake strikes: https://portside.org/2019-08-24/no-more-fake-strikes "It’s time to put some standards in place. These are incredibly weak standards, but standards nonetheless. The test of whether to promote a call for a general strike is whether you individually can get at least ten of your co-workers to commit to striking."
It didn't work, not sure if it was the wrong Zoom room or the teacher didn't notice. Fed up with scrambling to do multiple things at once and just doing everything badly.
Dammit, had to mute myself and jump out of a meeting to start a school Zoom call, but left it saying "The host will let you in soon" and no idea if it will start working.
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