also: did you know that the idea that humans have a poor sense of smell (compared to e.g. dogs and rodents) is a 19th century myth derived partly from religious politics of the Catholic Church in France
Every year neo-nazis rally to salute Rudolph Heß. Today they were 800.
Demonstrations on three places in Berlin were announced.
Traditionally most Nazis on this day rally in Berlin-Spandau. Considering the size of the counter-demonstration there today, they blew off the rally in Spandau to attend one more central.
Police escorted them, but shut down most means of movement and transportation for protesters.
If this wasn't blatant enabling of neo-fascism, I don't know what is.
"How to Tame a Zombie Fungus: Cicadas have repeatedly turned the infamous cordyceps fungi into indispensable allies." https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/06/how-to-tame-a-zombie-fungus/562544/
(by Ed Yong, whom I met through the science-blogging world, way back in the day)
An emulated SNES put in a NES cartridge and some more shenanigans to play SNES games on an original NES.
In the "weird papers" section for today:
Jonas E, Kording KP (2017) "Could a Neuroscientist Understand a Microprocessor?" PLoS Comput Biol 13(1): e1005268.
From the abstract: "… here we take a classical microprocessor as a model organism, and use our ability to perform arbitrary experiments on it to see if popular data analysis methods from neuroscience can elucidate the way it processes information…"
SysAdmin/InfoSec/Dev, Theoretical Philosophy, Class. Philology. I like interdisciplinary work.
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