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The paradox of productivity in 2018 is even if you're writing a quantum tech article whilst simultaneously dogwalking, podcasting your fourth Ph. D, & inventing the next revolutionary drudge-work-automating app (that will be consumed by a tech giant), you'll always be making not-enough per hour for a dignified existence.

No amount of neurohack pills, 180-hour crunches and AI assistants will ever free us, because neofeudal capitalism will consume all abundance.

The wheel must break.

πŸ’Š πŸ”¬ Migraine relief without side effects
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New drug uses antibodies to stop chronic migraines by blocking the neural pathway that sends pain signals to the brain during a migraine. Phase III trials on about 1,000 subjects are complete now and there are already plans for it to be approved by the FDA.

nbcnews.com/health/health-news

πŸ‘·β€β™€οΈ 🐢 2, 4, 6, 8, dachshunds love to excavate! youtube.com/watch?v=iV6DVamy-W

πŸ‘’ Journalist targeted for detention on the basis of his reporting
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β€œHe’s been critical of law enforcement in his reporting and was targeted and retaliated against for that reporting,” said Michelle Lapointe, senior staff attorney with SPLC.
apnews.com/fe29c2bb9c7743cb992

πŸ”¨ All The White Supremacists Running For Office In the US In 2018
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Plus candidates who’ve said white supremacist things, hung out with white supremacists, or talked to anti-Semitic publications.
huffingtonpost.com/entry/white

✈️ The Pilot Who Saved That Southwest Flight Is A Badass
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Tammie Jo Shults, reportedly one of the pilots responsible for landing the Southwest Airlines flight 1380 that experienced an engine explosion earlier today, was also one of the first women pilots in the Navy and one of the first women to fly the F/A 18 fighter jet.
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foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/the-

πŸ™ˆ πŸ™‰ πŸ™Š Baboons used 55-gallon barrel to escape from San Antonio research facility, officials say
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sfgate.com/news/local/article/

βš–οΈ πŸ’Š πŸ’° Bernie Sanders introduces bill to impose jail time for execs behind opioid crisis
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The legislation would impose a 10-year minimum prison sentence and fines equal to an executive’s compensation package if the individual’s company is found to have illegally contributed to the opioid crisis. It would also impose an additional fine on those companies of $7.8 billion β€” one-tenth the annual cost of the crisis, per a 2016 estimate.

statnews.com/2018/04/17/bernie

πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that, for security reasons, the company collects β€œdata of people who have not signed up for Facebook.”
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Facebook often installs cookies on non-users’ browsers if they visit sites with Facebook”like” and β€œshare” buttons, whether or not a person pushes a button. Facebook said it uses browsing data to create analytics reports, including about traffic to a site.
huffingtonpost.com/entry/faceb

⚠️ California Democrats Want to Weaken Bill That Would Protect Net Neutrality
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"It’s outrageous that California democrats would produce a document that looks like it was literally written by lobbyists for AT&T and Comcast."
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motherboard.vice.com/en_us/art

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In defense of β€œparticipation trophies”:
I would honestly rather live in a society that rewards people for trying and showing up than one that suggests that things are only worth doing if you might be the best.

πŸ’© Broadband advisor picked by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai arrested on fraud charges
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Elizabeth Pierce allegedly tricked investors into pouring $250 million into a fiber optic scheme by forging revenue agreements.

theverge.com/2018/4/16/1724501