Oh, yeah, I remember now, when I was 7, I tried to invent my own teleporter!!! I had my “engineering drawings”, and I even started coding its software in BASIC on my ZX Spectrum+. Obviously, I’m a genius!

I’ve lost the notebook with all the drawings, what with all the moving countries over the years, etc., but it looked something like this:

It’s almost too bad Lizzy didn’t pursue this he original ingenious idea. She could have set up Timachinos, and we would have portable time machines now… oh, wait…


How Is This A Thing in 2021?

John Paul I, Pope for 33 Days in 1978, Will Be Beatified

The campaign for John Paul I’s canonization began in 2003 but languished because of the difficulties in collecting evidence and documents in the two decades after he died, according to the so-called postulators who have been working on his case.

Yeah, I wonder what those “difficulties” were…


Build Back Beaver

Boris Johnson Pledges Transformed Economy for U.K.

Mr. Johnson has branded his agenda “Build Back Better,” the same slogan President Biden uses for his infrastructure legislation (both adopted it around the same time last year). Unlike Mr. Biden, the prime minister riffed on the line, adapting it to describe the return of beavers to British rivers (“Build Back Beaver”) and beef exports to the United States (“Build Back Burger”).

How is this not The Onion?

Mixing self-deprecating humor with historical and literary references, gleeful jabs at the opposition and a populist appeal to social issues, Mr. Johnson reinforced his status as the Conservative Party’s all-purpose cheerleader.

aka universal clown.


Which acts like a bank without all the traditional banking rules…

​​Crypto CEO threatens customers after mistakenly sending them millions

It would be pretty sweet for a moment, until you realize that money isn’t legally yours and the bank will soon correct the mistake.

But…what if the bank couldn’t do that?

Well, that hypothetical scenario became real for a few lucky users of the decentralized finance (DeFi) staking protocol Compound, which acts like a bank without

all the traditional banking rules.

Hold up, hold up. What do you mean the money isn’t legally mine, when the “bank” only acts like a bank without all the traditional banking rules?

Leshner told the crypto outlet that he views this as a “moral dilemma” for the users who received the COMP tokens.

Strong words for someone who has just threatened those same users they’d be doxxed if they don’t return the “money”.

Others in the cryptocurrency community disagree, citing a popular phrase “code is law,” which basically implies that what the protocol did should be accepted as the rule.

Yeah, just go to code court, Leshner.


No More Apologies: Inside Facebook’s Push to Defend Its Image

OK, so say you have a company and a slight “PR problem”. Wouldn’t it be great if you owned a large platform where you could publish virtually anything you wanted to billions of people, so that you could simply sculpt the public opinion? Oh, wait…

No More Apologies: Inside Facebook’s Push to Defend Its Image

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, signed off last month on a new initiative code-named Project Amplify.

The effort, which was hatched at an internal meeting in January, had a specific purpose: to use Facebook’s News Feed, the site’s most important digital real estate, to show people positive stories about the social network.

New reporting casts Pence’s Jan. 6 actions in an unflattering light

OK, so Pence turned out to be the lowlife everybody knew he was. Surprise!

New reporting casts Pence’s Jan. 6 actions in an unflattering light

Pence, unsatisfied and reluctant to honor his commitments, kept pushing, exploring ways to help Trump remain in power, despite having lost the election. Quayle found the ideas “preposterous and dangerous,” according to the Woodward/Costa book. Pence nevertheless inquired about whether he could perhaps delay the election certification.

“Forget it,” Quayle told him, adding, “Mike, don’t even talk about it.”

Wow, imagine what kind of a wretched miscreant you are if Quayle finds your ideas “preposterous”.

Pence reportedly replied, “You don’t know the position I’m in.”

Oh, I bet he knew exactly, Mike, because:

“I don’t want to be your friend anymore if you don’t do this,” Trump reportedly replied, apparently referring to his coup scheme. He later told Pence, “You’ve betrayed us. I made you. You were nothing.”

She’s one with a big heart

Pfaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahhahahahahahhahaaaaaaaaaaaa, good one!!!

Theranos’ greatest invention was Elizabeth Holmes

“She has sometimes been called another Steve Jobs, but I think that’s an inadequate comparison,” former defense secretary and Theranos board member William Perry told The New Yorker the same year. (Perry knew Jobs.) “She has a social consciousness that Steve never had. He was a genius; she’s one with a big heart.”


One Woman’s Mission to Rewrite Nazi History on Wikipedia

Not really “rewrite”, more like “correct”, I’d say…

One Woman’s Mission to Rewrite Nazi History on Wikipedia

There were hundreds of them, and the men’s impressive kill counts and youthful derring-do always seemed to exist outside the genocidal Nazi cause. What was going on here? Wikipedia was supposed to be all about consensus. Wasn’t there consensus on, you know, Hitler?


A Total Pig-Headed Unwillingness To…

This is so surreal. This is happening in 2017, over a year *after* Carreyrou’s report.


Nothing about her indicates she was born on Earth. She deftly wound her way through my concerns with utter confidence:

“I know I’ve made some mistakes as CEO.

Ya think?!?

In fact, I haven’t been a good one, and it’s gotten us in trouble.

“Trouble”, LOL.

We shipped the product too early, and despite having hundreds of patents, we didn’t execute correctly.

Yeah, or maybe the fucking laws of physics aren’t optional, even in Silicon Valley???

“First they think you’re crazy, then they fight you, then all of a sudden… you are the sociopath of the decade”

Melchett Blackadder - If nothing else works, a total pig-headed unwillingness to look facts in the face will see us through.


It’s just a benevolent algorithm

Why Facebook Won’t Stop Pushing Propaganda

The way social media companies tell it, their robots are benevolent, serving only your best interests. You’ve clicked on your cousin’s recipes but not your friend’s fitness bragging? Here is more pasta and less Chloe Ting. You’ve shown an interest in Trump and also fanciful pottery? Here are some MAGA garden gnomes


MAGA garden gnomes, LOL 😀