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wjfox

Queen's speech today will include plans to introduce photo ID for elections in the UK. Huge step back for this country, Tories clearly borrowing ideas from the GOP on voter suppression.
Yesterday, 10:27 AM
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    Jakob
    Serious question, how do you stop people from voting twice if they don't have to present ID?
    Yesterday, 06:37 PM
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    Zaphod
    I signed and shared. @Jakob - they just sign your name off the list as you vote. I guess you could attempt to vote as someone else if you knew their name and address (and got there before them), but the penalty is up to 2 years in prison. Cases are rare.
    Today, 10:44 AM
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    rennerpetey
    "cases are rare" this is the real answer. If the voting system has been studied and determined to be fair without major voter fraud, then voting restrictions are so obviously JUST political moves; and scummy ones at that. I don't want to hear hypotheticals about Mexican immigrants traveling 9 counties so they can get their Democrat welfare handouts if there's no evidence of that kind of thing happening on a serious level. Its nothing but fearmongering!
    Today, 01:56 PM
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wjfox

"Just published in Nature: first step towards a pan-coronavirus mRNA nanoparticle vaccine with activity against all major SARSCoV2 variants." https://twitter.com/EricTopol/status/1391735192906199040
May 10 2021 01:59 PM
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    Raklian
    Huge implications if successful in terms of applications for cancer and other viruses.
    May 10 2021 02:11 PM
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    Erowind
    Picometre silicon within the next 15 years?
    May 06 2021 08:54 PM
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    Raklian
    This has big implications for future pandemics. If US sets a precedent, future pandemics will demand vaccine waivers as well as it becomes a standard, ethical practice. It's good politics.
    May 05 2021 08:44 PM
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    Maximus
    Seeing this common sense and competence gives me some hope for humanity.
    May 05 2021 10:59 PM
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    caltrek
    Jus about the time I get to the point of wondering why Biden is not doing the right thing, he does the right thing, or at least takes a step in that direction. He is in some ways like Winston Churchill's description of America. Something like "You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing, after trying everything else."
    May 06 2021 06:40 PM
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wjfox

A human jumping on Earth (1g), Mars (0.38g), and the Moon (0.17g). https://twitter.com/lexfridman/status/1388123652164575235
May 01 2021 02:40 PM
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wjfox

White House investigating ‘unexplained health incidents’ similar to Havana syndrome https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/apr/29/us-unexplained-health-incidents-officials-washington
Apr 29 2021 08:29 PM
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wjfox

Federal agents execute search warrant on Rudy Giuliani's apartment https://edition.cnn.com/2021/04/28/politics/rudy-giuliani-federal-prosecutors/index.html
Apr 28 2021 06:30 PM
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    Raklian
    It was a long time coming.
    Apr 28 2021 06:32 PM
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wjfox

The Electoral Commission has launched a formal investigation into the funding of Boris Johnson's Downing Street flat refurbishments, saying there are "reasonable grounds to suspect an offence". https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-56915307
Apr 28 2021 10:21 AM
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    wjfox
    Brilliant sketch by The Exploding Heads –
    https://twitter.com/Exploding_Heads/status/1387042198433124361
    Apr 28 2021 10:21 AM
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    Raklian
    ^ Link no longer exists. It was taken down, probably.
    Apr 28 2021 02:08 PM
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    wjfox
    Which one? Both links work fine for me.
    Apr 28 2021 03:54 PM
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wjfox

Really good news regarding vaccine effectiveness. The UK is about two months behind Israel in terms of coverage. https://twitter.com/DrEricDing/status/1385554747109908480
Apr 23 2021 11:40 AM
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    Raklian
    Utter insanity.

    She needs to be put into a straightjacket.
    Apr 22 2021 11:55 PM
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wjfox

Two areas where I think invasive BCIs could gain a lot of popularity are in guided meditation and sleep enhancement. I'd be rather hesitant to use a BCI for gaming, but would strongly consider it for improved sleep quality.
Apr 21 2021 01:26 PM
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    kjaggard
    Now I wonder if there will be development of a secondary running system that one could switch function over to while the primary 'sleeps'. there are models in nature where sections of a brain sleep while the creature remains active and awake.
    Apr 21 2021 05:09 PM
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wjfox

Anybody else following the uproar about the European Super League? I normally have only a moderate interest in football, but it's fascinating to see what looks like a financial bubble/collapse emerging with all these major clubs. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-56810962
Apr 20 2021 10:17 AM
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    PhoenixRu
    ^^^ As I've heard, there is a planned option to add new teams instead of poorly performing ones. So, the elite club will not be entirely locked.
    But, frankly, I don't care much. Professional sport has long become the domain of Big Money and Big Politics, so nothing new...
    Apr 20 2021 11:00 AM
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    Raklian
    Never been one to find sports interesting. It's not intellectually stimulating for me, I guess.
    Apr 20 2021 01:48 PM
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    wjfox
    https://twitter.com/Coldwar_Steve/status/1384520411485024256/photo/1
    Apr 20 2021 03:34 PM
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wjfox

Holy shit guys, I almost deleted the entire forum.
Apr 18 2021 02:53 PM
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    funkervogt
    Will your transition delete any existing forum content?
    Apr 18 2021 03:13 PM
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    Raklian
    Maybe we should have an equivalent to the doomsday clock? XD
    Apr 18 2021 03:17 PM
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    wjfox
    Everyone please read.
    https://www.futuretimeline.net/forum/topic/23231-new-forum/
    Apr 18 2021 03:48 PM