Age Gate With Attitude

May 24, 2018 Editor 0

Damjanski, a really witty digital artist, has released his latest work — “The Age Gate”. I won’t give any spoilers, but it’s pretty funny.

Matt Groening’s new animated series “Disenchantment” headed to Netflix

May 24, 2018 Editor 0

The creator of The Simpsons and Futurama, Matt Groening, has a new animated series for adults called Disenchantment. The “medieval adventure” debuts August 17 on Netflix and “follows the misadventures of a hard-drinking princess, her feisty elf companion and her personal demon.” The Guardian reports: …Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson will voice Bean, who, in the four promotional photos released by Groening on Reddit and the show’s official Twitter account, carries either a sword, scimitar or a pint of beer, suggesting […]

Why Donald Trump is the tabloid president

May 23, 2018 Editor 0

It’s hard to believe that President Donald Trump didn’t personally edit the supermarket tabloids this week. They ignore facts, present opinions as reality, leap to improbable conclusions, and claim to be doing it all first and best – just like a certain occupant of the Oval Office. Trump and the tabloids, entwined in dewy-eyed mutual admiration – the rags insist he is making America great again; he has said they deserve a Pulitzer prize – are a marriage of minds, […]

Court rules that Trump can’t block people on Twitter

May 23, 2018 Editor 0

A New York federal judge has ruled that Donald Trump can’t block people he doesn’t like on Twitter, because he uses Twitter to communicate his edicts and policies as President of the United States, and the US government can’t exclude communications based on viewpoint, as this violates the First Amendment. (more…)

Depression: the psychedelic cure

May 23, 2018 Editor 0

George Goldsmith and Katya Malievskaia are a married couple whose startup – Compass Pathways – will soon launch the largest triple-blind clinical trial ever of a psychedelic drug. The drug is psilocybin, which is the active ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms. And the condition is treatment-resistant depression. This awful malady plagues over a hundred million people worldwide. And as the term “treatment-resistant” implies, it lacks a cure. Now, if that sounds a bit implausible, consider who George and Katya have drawn […]

Federal judge: Trump violates the Constitution when blocking Twitter users

May 23, 2018 Editor 0

New York federal judge Naomi Reice Buchwald ruled that president Donald Trump is violating the Constitution when he blocks people on Twitter. “We hold that portions of the @realDonaldTrump account — the ‘interactive space’ where Twitter users may directly engage with the content of the President’s tweets — are properly analyzed under the ‘public forum’ doctrines set forth by the Supreme Court, that such space is a designated public forum, and that the blocking of the plaintiffs based on their […]

NASA photographer’s camera cooked by last week’s SpaceX rocket launch

May 23, 2018 Editor 0

Senior NASA photographer Bill Ingalls apparently set up his Canon EOS 5DS at an unlucky spot near yesterday’s SpaceX rocket launch. The camera was outside the pad perimeter and the launch sparked a small brush fire that cooked the camera. “I had many other cameras much closer to the pad than this and all are safe,” Ingalls wrote. Fortunately, the SD cards didn’t melt and he was able to access the final photos taken by the camera before its untimely […]