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Thursday, May 18, 2023

Three scientists involved in the development of Russia's "unstoppable" Kinzhal missiles have been jailed on charges of treason, in a case that has spread alarm among Russian researchers. read more

Friday, May 05, 2023

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Thursday, May 04, 2023

During its brief first flight more than a week ago, the gigantic Starship rocket made by SpaceX generated an unanticipated "rock tornado" at launch, and multiple engines failed as it headed upward before it somersaulted out of control. An automated self-destruct command did not immediately destroy Starship. Instead, 40 seconds passed before the rocket finally exploded. "Obviously not a complete success," he said, "but still nonetheless successful." read more

Wednesday, May 03, 2023

Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.) introduced the Bipartisan Restoring Faith in Government Act Tuesday, a bill that would restrict trading and ownership of financial investments by members of Congress, as well as by their spouses and dependents. read more

In-store sales of Bud Light dropped 26 percent in the final week of April following consumer pushback in the wake of the company's decision to partner with transgender social-media personality Dylan Mulvaney. Figures released by Bump Williams Consulting, a firm that specializes in the alcohol beverage market, found Bud Light sales have progressively slumped throughout the month of April. In the second week of the month, they were down 11 percent and plummeted 21 percent the following week. read more


I've never understood why hybrids weren't pushed more than EVs.

#11 | POSTED BY JPW AT 2023-05-28 05:49 PM | REPLY

Status symbols. When you poll consumers, everybody wants to save the environment, as long as it does not require a lifestyle change.

When hybrids came out it was embodied in the Prius, which was briefly a status symbol but was unmistakably small, slow, and lame.

Fast forward to the Tesla era. Here comes Elon Musk telling you that you can have your cake and eat it too. Here is a car lightning fast in the dimension that requires the least skill, going straight, and is dripping with original iPod levels of cool. When Hybrids came out Youtube wasn't a thing, now every Youtuber with some subs had to have Tesla drip. You couldn't just go get one, you had to wait. Need space? Here, we'll take them and just stretch them vertically because it's enough, because you want space but can't just admit to yourself that you don't need it. Not only were you cool, but you could ride in the Zil lane now past the plebes. You are the Supreme Tech Bro now, and everybody gets to thank you for saving the planet. If only they were as fortunate as you. Even New Yorkers from the city, the lowest mileage people I can think of, in a city that doesn't need any cars, bought them as eco status symbols.

When Biden went to visit Ford, the highlight was not him driving around in the most efficient EV Ford could make. It was him peeling out in a Lightning, with his handlers (because he's a bear) sycophantically telling the Ford employees here's your new test driver.

EV is cool. Hybrids are not. That's it.

Oneironaut isn't wrong in that case. Nazism does have diversity.

Hitler's Hindus

It's a legacy of UK Imperial policy. Had the uprisings in India been a success then WW2 would have been quite different, as India committed 2.5 million troops which fought in Africa, Europe, China and elsewhere in Asia and the South Pacific.

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