The Rozz-Tox Manifesto Gary Panter (1980) tem 1: The avant-garde is no corpus. It merely lies in shock after an unfortunate bout with its own petard. It feigns sleep but one eye glitters and an involuntary twitch in the corner of the mouth belies a suppressed snicker. The giggle of coming awake at one’s own … [Read more…]
Our old anchor, Robert Charette at IEEE Spectrum starts off 2021 with 2021 Cybersecurity and IT Failures Roundup and a good long dose of hubris it is. The astounding amount of money involved (lost) will make your jaw drop.
Just when you thought it was safe and things couldn’t get much worse: Plummeting sperm counts, shrinking penises: toxic chemicals threaten humanity Erin Brockovich The Guardian 03/18/2021 The Everyday Chemicals That Might Be Leading Us to Our Extinction New York Times, March 5, 2021 How to avoid the toxic kitchen chemicals that could damage your … [Read more…]
From 20-FEB-2021 mail:
I just want to say “Thank you!” to Robinson Meyer, Alexis C. Madrigal and teams at the Atlantic for bringing the COVID Tracking Project to life and helping us through the last year. The summary of their experiences can be read about here: Why the Pandemic Experts Failed We’re still thinking about pandemic data in … [Read more…]
Artist Blurred Lines Between Life and Art An avant-garde musician and photographer, she was widely known for her large-scale ambient works shot with a pinhole camera.
From the Washington Post – Feb. 26, 2021 Government agencies increasingly are accessing private information they are not authorized to compile on their own By Drew Harwell Feb. 26, 2021 at 1:55 p.m. PST U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers have tapped a private database containing hundreds of millions of phone, water, electricity and other … [Read more…]
COVID-19: US federal accountability for entry, spread, and inequities—lessons for the future European Journal of Epidemiology William P. Hanage,corresponding author, Christian Testa, Jarvis T. Chen, Letitia Davis, Elise Pechter, Peg Seminario, Mauricio Santillana, and Nancy Krieger Abstract: The United States (US) has been among those nations most severely affected by the first—and subsequent—phases of the … [Read more…]
Healdsburg Tribune, Enterprise and Scimitar, 12 October 1916 DAN CUPID WINS AFTER STERN RACE Jack Murry Returns From Unavailing Search for Daughter and Her Husband Jack Murray of Lytton returned Saturday, after an unavailing chase of several hundred miles in pursuit of his daughter and her husband. Murray is an experienced tracker and scout but … [Read more…]
The 5 Trump Amendments to the Constitution The 45th president profoundly altered our system of government. Jonathan Rauch Contributing writer at The Atlantic Amendment 1. No president shall be removed from office for treason, bribery, or any other crime or misdemeanor, no matter how high, should a partisan minority of the Senate choose to protect … [Read more…]