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  • 5 days ago
    Current Event larylin

    Mass Effect Writer Mac Walters Leaves BioWare After Nearly Two Decades

    Mac Walters, the lead writer on Mass Effect 2 and 3 and production director on Dragon Age: Dreadwolf who had been with BioWare for nearly two decades, has officially left the company as "with a new year comes new adventures." Walters took to LinkedIn to share the news, and he described how these past 19 years have been a true "life-changing experience" and that the choice to leave was very tough.

  • 6 days ago
    Current Event larylin

    How the U.S. Government Amassed $31 Trillion in Debt

    Two decades of tax cuts, recession responses and bipartisan spending fueled more borrowing — contributing $25 trillion to the total and setting the stage for another federal showdown.

  • 6 days ago
    Current Event larylin

    Why is the Climate Crisis So Underreported By the Free Press?

    By 2040 snow in the UK will be a thing of the past. By 2050, London will feel like Barcelona, Madrid will feel like Marrakech, Milan will feel like Texas, Dallas. Compare these impacts of climate change to the fact that by 2050 the risk of global droughts, which currently have no chance of happening, will increase to 50 per cent. Droughts will create food shortages, leading to a situation where only countries that grow it — or are rich enough to buy it —  will be able to provide food...

  • 10 days ago
    Expression larylin

    Bitcoin: what is it? Is it still a good investment?

    Bitcoin (BTC), the world's first cryptocurrency, is a decentralized digital currency that operates without the oversight of a central authority. This gives users complete control over their financial transactions, rather than relying on traditional financial institutions. Since its inception, Bitcoin has given rise to numerous other cryptocurrencies that have built upon its underlying technology. It has also gained popularity as an investment asset due to its potential for significant appre...

  • 11 days ago
    Current Event larylin

    French city believes Madonna may own artwork lost in war – and asks for loan

    What do the singer Madonna and Amiens in northern France have in common? Not a lot, says the city’s mayor, Brigitte Fouré, who admits the global star has probably never heard of the city until now. However, Fouré insists there is a “special link” between the two in the shape of an early 19th-century painting that once hung in the Amiens museum until it was lost without trace during the first world war.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event larylin

    India is learning to love electric vehicles — but they're not cars 

    When most people think about electric vehicles, they think cars. in China, global sales of electric vehicles have surged. Two million EVs were sold in just the first quarter of 2022 — that’s a significant jump from a decade ago when sales hit only 120,000 cars worldwide, the International Energy Agency reported.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Current Event larylin

    Kaleidoscope’s random-episode gimmick can’t save a Netflix heist show gone wrong

    It’s tempting to believe a great heist story, whether it’s in a movie or a series, is like great jazz: A collection of seemingly disparate parts, each excellent but incomplete on their own, get combined together to create something transcendent. At least, that’s the hope behind Netflix’s new heist series Kaleidoscope, which gives each viewer a randomized episode order.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event larylin

    iPhone 14's Car Crash Detection Still Triggering False 911 Calls, Forcing Dispatchers to Reallocate Resources Away From Real Emergencies

    Despite optimizations made in an iOS 16 update in November, the iPhone 14's Car Crash Detection feature continues to accidentally call 911 when a user may be on a rollercoaster, skiing, or doing other physical activities the device misunderstands as a car crash.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event larylin

    Tesla 'full self-driving' triggered an eight-car crash, a driver tells police

    A driver told authorities that their Tesla’s “full-self-driving” software braked unexpectedly and triggered an eight-car pileup in the San Francisco Bay Area last month that led to nine people being treated for minor injuries including one juvenile who was hospitalized, according to a California Highway Patrol traffic crash report.

  • 1 month ago
    Analysis larylin

    What it would take to discover life on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus

    Surrounded by a vast ocean underneath a thick ice shell, Enceladus is a hot candidate for potentially harboring alien life. A team of researchers led by the University of Arizona concluded that a future mission could provide answers even without landing on the tiny world.

  • 1 month ago
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    Level 35

    larylin is now level 35 with 4,005,025 XP.

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  • 1 month ago
    Current Event larylin

    Tesla stock is stuck in its worst sell-off since the company went public in 2010

    While much of Elon Musk's attention seems to be wrapped up in Twitter as of late, Tesla stock is enduring its worst sell-off since it debuted in public markets in 2010. Shares of the electric-vehicle maker are down roughly 62% since their peak in November 2021, and have shed more than 22% in December.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event larylin

    'I Can’t Do This Anymore,' Trump's NFT Collection Pushes Even His Closest Sycophants to Their Limits

    Former President turned Florida man Donald Trump has made a name for himself as possibly the world’s most successful online troll. While the bulk of his shitposting repertoire has mostly been reserved for observers on the political left, Trump shook things up this week and went after his own supporters.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event larylin

    Nuclear fusion: Has there been a breakthrough and what will it mean?

    A nuclear fusion reactor has reportedly created more energy than was put into it, for the first time ever. If the experimental results are confirmed, it will prove that fusion is a viable way to meet the planet’s growing energy demands by replicating the reaction that has been occurring at the heart of our sun for billions of years – with some caveats.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event larylin

    Victor Lewis-Smith, writer and broadcaster, dies at 65

    The satirist Victor Lewis-Smith, who compiled the Funny Old World column in Private Eye for almost 30 years has died after a short illness. He was 65. Mark Borkowski, the publicist and Lewis-Smith’s agent who announced the news of his death in Bruges at the weekend, tweeted: “I am in deep shock … Struggling to come to terms with the loss of a unique and irreplaceable talent.”

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event larylin

    Does Russia Have Escalation Dominance?

    When we use the phrase, “escalation dominance,” it refers to a situation in which one party in a conflict is able to gain an advantage by escalating to a level that its opponent is either unwilling or unable to match or exceed. In this case, the party possessing escalation dominance is able to gain an advantage over its rival, as in a confrontation, the rival will avoid escalation because of the imbalance against it.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event larylin

    Truck makers lobby to weaken U.S. climate policies, report finds

    Truck manufacturers and an industry trade group privately lobbied to weaken U.S. climate policies while publicly promoting zero-emissions trucks, according to a new report from a think tank that tracks corporate influence on climate policy. Climate watchdog InfluenceMap found trade group the Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA) and companies Volvo, Daimler Truck, Volkswagen (Navistar), and PACCAR opposed climate policy on the federal and the state level while publicly promoting zero-...

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event larylin

    An asteroid large enough to destroy life on Earth was found hiding near Venus

    The area between Venus and Earth is hard to observe because of the Sun's glare. This newly-observed space rock took astronomers by surprise