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Tor, While Coronavirus Rages, You Should Release 'Automatic Reload' For Sale Right Now

It's not often that a guy who can't order lunch in under a thousand words can be stumped for what to say, but when it comes to "Automatic Reload" by Ferrett Steinmetz, I am at a loss. Mostly because all of the good one-liners were taken ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 25 2020 - 5:12pm

A Nice Swindle

It is not a secret that I love chess, and that whenever I have the chance to play some online blitz-in the absence of better competitions or tournaments- I plunge happily into it. However, my results vary, as sometimes my mind cannot be taken away from the ...

Blog Post - Tommaso Dorigo - Jun 29 2020 - 3:14pm

Anonymous Sources and Anti Trump Confirmation Bias. OPINION

M ainstream “news” has a problem. Reporters for more traditional big name organizations no longer need to present actual proof of anything they report.  The reason mainstream reporters do this is to feed the beast of the 24-72 hour news cycle.  The most r ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Sep 5 2020 - 9:52pm

Life in the Universe

life in the universe Abstract:  A living being is a concrete object which does peculiar actions. Living beings can be classified in to two categories with respect to human sense. One category is sensible living beings; which are like animals, plants, etc. ...

Blog Post - Veera Raghavaiah ... - Sep 17 2020 - 12:49am

SciComm: If Our Science Tribe Was A Dungeons & Dragons Campaign

I've never been much for the word "tribe." It sounds too insular in 2018, the kind of term (see also "zeitgeist", "heteronormative", and "schadenfreude") thrown around by postmodernists with their heads in the ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 21 2020 - 11:48am

President Trump, How About Those Aliens? Conspiracy Debunked.

I f there is some government conspiracy to hide the existence of extra-terrestrial life then the current president would be the man to declassify all of it.  So, in the unlikely hope the president sees this I ask, in all seriousness, with some humor throw ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Nov 6 2020 - 9:22am

UPDATE: Donald Trump Not Resigning, Pence Agrees To Work With Him To the End Of Term.

T he following is an evolving news story. It seems that a disgruntled staffer changed the website of the department of state to indicate that the President has resigned. This appears to be false. I have sought comment from the White House, the personnel o ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Jan 12 2021 - 12:57am

Coca-Cola And Disney Succeeed Because They Have Linguistically Feminine Names, Says A New Paper

Coca-Cola and Disney do not simply share being on Interbrand's Global Top Brands, says a new paper, they also share linguistically feminine names, and that helps their success with men and women. In fact, the highest-ranking companies have, on average ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 17 2021 - 4:11pm

World Science Festival

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Blog Post - M G - May 18 2021 - 12:10am

Heteronormative Biases And Hermeneutic Phenomenology In Mass Effect 3

This paper seeks to address hypermasculinity and the settled heteronormative value system embodied in public-policy actors, primarily the White-centered hegemonic masculinity that has created negative performative aspects of cultural identity constructions ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 7 2021 - 1:08pm