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Author Topic: Odd News & General Knowledge Thread 🦄😱🤯  (Read 4380 times)



Immortan Jonesy
Jun 09, 2020, 09:50:43 PM
Reply #47 on: Jun 09, 2020, 09:50:43 PM
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Quote from: Gizmodo
The real Space Force may be going down in flames against the fictional Space Force: According to the Hollywood Reporter, the newly founded military branch appears to be losing a trademark battle with the Netflix comedy show of the same name.

Netflix “has outmaneuvered the U.S. government to secure trademark rights to ‘Space Force’ in Europe, Australia, Mexico and elsewhere,” according to the Reporter, while the Air Force—under which the Space Force is organized—simply has a pending application stateside. This mostly has ramifications for merch. Consumers won’t have trouble discerning between the military branch and Space Force when it comes to which one stars Steve Carrell, but they might not be able who is selling a line of Space Force shirts.

https://twitter.com/GizmodoAU/status/1270219068860227588


The Eighth Passenger
Jun 10, 2020, 04:33:32 PM
Reply #48 on: Jun 10, 2020, 04:33:32 PM
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Netflix better beware, Trump will be coming for them next after he finishes killing off Facebook and Twitter.


« Last Edit: Jun 10, 2020, 04:49:30 PM by The Eighth Passenger »

Immortan Jonesy
Jun 12, 2020, 10:27:19 PM
Reply #49 on: Jun 12, 2020, 10:27:19 PM
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Good lord  :laugh:

https://twitter.com/whmullally/status/1271109120997933058



Release the Krad...I mean the Kraken!



https://twitter.com/IFLScience/status/1271069613346795523

Netflix better beware, Trump will be coming for them next after he finishes killing off Facebook and Twitter.

...erm, I don't like that possibility at all.  :'(


Immortan Jonesy
Jun 16, 2020, 12:28:00 AM
Reply #50 on: Jun 16, 2020, 12:28:00 AM
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Quote from: Gizmodo
The object appeared shortly before 1:00 a.m. local time, with witness accounts reported from the Pilbara region of Western Australia, Northern Territory, and South Australia, reports ABC News. The nature of the object has yet to be confirmed, but experts suspect it was a natural occurrence.




Quote from: News24
A giant squid was found stranded, but still alive and spouting ink, on Britannia Bay Beach in St Helena Bay, Western Cape, on Sunday morning.




Quote from: Space.com
Later this year, if all goes well, the International Space Station will receive a very important delivery: a new and improved toilet system.




Immortan Jonesy
Jun 22, 2020, 08:00:20 PM
Reply #52 on: Jun 22, 2020, 08:00:20 PM
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Quote from: Gizmodo
A surprisingly large pit structure has been discovered around Durrington Walls Henge, which is less than 2 miles away from Stonehenge. Dated at 4,500 years old, it’s the biggest prehistoric structure ever found in Britain.

https://twitter.com/Gizmodo/status/1275110107270037505



Quote from: CNN
Last week, Trump tweeted that "Almost One Million people requested tickets for the Saturday Night Rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma!" and one local official said they expected 100,000 to show up near the arena. But on Saturday, registered attendees didn't fill Tulsa's Bank of Oklahoma Center arena, which admitted rallygoers on a first-come, first-serve basis, and the Trump team abandoned plans for the President to speak to an "overflow" area outside the arena.

https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1274714704901033984


Immortan Jonesy
Jun 24, 2020, 07:24:30 PM
Reply #53 on: Jun 24, 2020, 07:24:30 PM
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Quote from: Live Science
Debris from a comet may have leveled an ancient village in Syria during a spate of several such explosions occurring around the world, according to new research.

https://twitter.com/LiveScience/status/1274464555444232192



Quote from: Gizmodo
Facebook has finally said it would now prohibit the sale of all historical artifacts due to rampant black market trade in looted antiquitieson the site, per the New York Times—a problem the social media company has known about for years.

https://twitter.com/gerryconway/status/1275856902954659840



Quote from: Gizmodo
An unusually powerful volcanic eruption in 43 BCE has been linked to political upheaval on the other side of the globe, including the fall of the Roman Republic and the Ptolemaic Kingdom.

https://twitter.com/gerryconway/status/1275859715235254272



Quote from: Kotaku
“Face Depixelizer” is a tool Created by Alex Damian, Sachit Menon, and Denis Malimonov. It does exactly what you expect with a name like that. Users can upload a pixelated photo of a face and the tool spits out what that person might look like based on algorithms and all that stuff. In the wrong hands, this type of tech can be used to do some bad shit and will make it harder to hide in this world from police and other powerful and dangerous groups.

But it can also be used to create monsters out of old game characters. Look what this thing did to Mario, for example.

https://twitter.com/Kotaku/status/1274787161636605953



Quote from: SoraNews24
While Halloween has been rapidly rising in popularity in Japan, it’s only within the last 10 years or so that the spooky October celebration has really caught on. Traditionally, summer is the time for ghost stories in Japan, with many citing the “chilling” effect of being frightened as a pleasant relief during the hot and humid weather.

But with the coronavirus still lurking about, walk-through haunted houses present a public health problem this summer. So instead the team at haunted house design company Kowagarasetai has created what they say is the world’s first drive-in haunted house.

https://twitter.com/jasonzada/status/1275804874177830913

« Last Edit: Jun 25, 2020, 05:21:40 PM by Immortan Jonesy »

Immortan Jonesy
Jun 26, 2020, 02:50:12 AM
Reply #54 on: Jun 26, 2020, 02:50:12 AM
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Quote from: Brian Lacki via Gizmodo
Among the various anomalies listed, Lacki said NGC 247 is among his favorites. This object is a relatively nearby spiral galaxy that appears to have a hole in one side of its disk, with fewer stars than normal. Now, an idea put forth in SETI is that some advanced aliens can hop from star to star within their host galaxy, and they build Dyson spheres around each star to harvest as much energy as possible.

“That’s a giant shell or swarm that completely surrounds a sun, which would hide it from our view. So if we caught a galaxy midway through that process, or if they stopped before shrouding the entire galaxy, one expects to find a galaxy with a hole in it,” Lacki told Gizmodo. “That’s probably not what is going on with NGC 247—we expect the sunlight to heat the Dyson sphere until it glows in infrared light, and we don’t see that from the ‘hole’ as far as I know.”

https://twitter.com/Gizmodo/status/1275541789517254657



Quote from: Daily Sabah
Former England captain David Beckham is moving into the virtual world as co-owner of London-based start-up GuildEsports.

Guild said in a statement on Thursday that it will launch player academies and run teams in various esports arenas including Rocket League, EA Sports, FIFA and Fortnite.

"We have a vision to set a new standard, supporting these players into the future," said Beckham, who is also co-owner of Major League Soccer's Inter Miami.

https://twitter.com/DailySabah/status/1276202266194780161


Immortan Jonesy
Jul 01, 2020, 05:20:11 PM
Reply #55 on: Jul 01, 2020, 05:20:11 PM
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https://twitter.com/APlagueTale/status/1278276197441560576



Quote from: Kotaku
A strange new product appeared on Steam last week: a Nintendo Entertainment System emulator that translates the 2D pixel graphics of classic 8-bit games into 3D worlds built with voxels. It’s called 3dSen, it has standard and standard+VR versions, and it lets you experience a select slice of the NES library from unusual new perspectives.



https://twitter.com/Kotaku/status/1278132391354216448



Quote from: SoraNewsJapan
For some, especially those in Asian countries like Japan where they’ve been wearing masks long before the pandemic, it simply makes sense to cover your mouth and nose when these are considered the primary routes of infection.

https://twitter.com/RocketNews24En/status/1278342706356518913



Immortan Jonesy
Aug 16, 2020, 12:50:00 AM
Reply #57 on: Aug 16, 2020, 12:50:00 AM
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Quote from: TMz
Ewan McGregor and his ex-wife have finally reached the end of their divorce case ... and we've learned the actor is parting ways with half of his royalties from the 'Star Wars' prequels

https://twitter.com/The_News_DIVA/status/1294495486028611585





Quote from: BBC
Yohanna Agurto thought she had come up with the perfect marketing for her honey, featuring a pun on the name of one of Hollywood's biggest stars: Miel (Spanish for honey) Gibson.

https://twitter.com/BBCWorld/status/1294477903296704512


Xeno Killer 2179
Oct 17, 2020, 07:28:07 PM
Reply #58 on: Oct 17, 2020, 07:28:07 PM
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Psychiatric diagnosis 'scientifically meaningless'

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190708131152.htm

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The main findings of the research were:
  • Psychiatric diagnoses all use different decision-making rules
  • There is a huge amount of overlap in symptoms between diagnoses
  • Almost all diagnoses mask the role of trauma and adverse events
  • Diagnoses tell us little about the individual patient and what treatment they need
The authors conclude that diagnostic labelling represents 'a disingenuous categorical system'.


Immortan Jonesy
Oct 20, 2020, 09:24:31 PM
Reply #59 on: Oct 20, 2020, 09:24:31 PM
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Quote from: Kotaku
Thirteen-year-old Seira Watanabe is a huge Godzilla fan. She has an impressive collection of figures and does an excellent impression of the kaiju’s roar. Recently, she wrote to Osaka television show Tantei! Knight Scoop, asking to go on a date with Godzilla.

https://twitter.com/Kotaku/status/1318526737240698887



Quote from: BBC
The cat then went unnoticed until plans were recently drawn up for a new path leading to an observation platform.

https://twitter.com/BBCWorld/status/1317878265948798977



Psychiatric diagnosis 'scientifically meaningless'

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190708131152.htm

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The main findings of the research were:
  • Psychiatric diagnoses all use different decision-making rules
  • There is a huge amount of overlap in symptoms between diagnoses
  • Almost all diagnoses mask the role of trauma and adverse events
  • Diagnoses tell us little about the individual patient and what treatment they need
The authors conclude that diagnostic labelling represents 'a disingenuous categorical system'.

Interesting. I'm not saying that there are no mental illnesses, but sometimes I can't help thinking that psychiatry can be harmful to a person with a special behavior, i.e by no means a crazy person but just different. And yet, he/she's going to be drugged to death so he/she won't be a nuisance to a selfish society.

« Last Edit: Oct 20, 2020, 09:31:57 PM by Immortan Jonesy »

 

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