Uncle Stinky

Uncle Stinky

  • Commented on Make Up a Guy
    My favourite short piece about sexbots....
  • Commented on WTF
    This Marxist economist recommends starting at chapter 10 - https://stumblingandmumbling.typepad.com/stumbling_and_mumbling/2021/07/not-reading-marx.html...
  • Commented on WTF
    That's not really what happened to Hypatia. https://historyforatheists.com/2020/07/the-great-myths-9-hypatia-of-alexandria/ It's Tim O'Neill so it's long but accurate....
  • Commented on WTF
    For socks, The Eater of Socks is the culprit. Hogswatch just gone past and noone remembered that?...
  • Commented on WTF
    Photographic proof. From the all new Elon jet tracker sub....
  • Commented on WTF
    Back to surprising things on the internet, what about a million litre tropical fish tank bursting. And as for Starmer, the Brexit strategy proposed over on Chris Grey's excellent blog seems like a not terrible idea....
  • Commented on WTF
    “My commitment to free speech extends even to not banning the account following my plane, even though that is a direct personal safety risk” -Elon Musk, November 6th, 2022 Twitter suspends account dedicated to tracking Elon Musk’s private jet...
  • Commented on WTF
    I'll give it a try. I tend to mostly avoid Youtube because my buggered ears are no longer able to do video without subtitles, and if they use the autogenerated ones they seem to be just behind the dialogue and...
  • Commented on WTF
    Tangentially related piece in today's Graun - London’s lost mega-motorway: the eight-lane ring road that would have destroyed much of the city....
  • Commented on WTF
    Elon emerged from his bubble briefly into the real world. It did not go well. And, predictably, Twitter took the video down....
  • Commented on WTF
    I like those Scandinavian licorices with ammonium chloride too. I have an odd palate....
  • Commented on WTF
    There was a piece in the Guardian about a study where they got people who salted their foods to substitute potassium chloride. As long as your kidneys are good to process the excess potassium it does wonders for your sodium...
  • Commented on WTF
    A late entry that I ran across today - Cult 'prophet' Samuel Bateman was 'disgusted' over his child bride's bedwetting, the FBI says. To borrow a line from Buffy, not enough yuck in the world....
  • Commented on WTF
    And buried at the bottom of the Ars comments on the new GPT AI-generated answers temporarily banned on coding Q&A site Stack Overflow....
  • Commented on WTF
    Reminds me of John Hunter and his sneaky acquisition of the body of Charles Byrne, the Irish giant. For a fuller recounting of Hunter's fascinating career, The Knife Man: The Extraordinary Life and Times of John Hunter, Father of Modern...
  • Commented on WTF
    If anyone fancies some wild speculation with some facts in about the January sixther who posted that she knew why the substations were shot up - Moore County Sheriff posing with the woman he sent deputies to "pray" with after...
  • Commented on WTF
    I mean, there's loads of really horrible things that I can't see any merit in looking for again and linking, like cartel torture videos. There's some promise in things are more suprising than the name might suggest, like the sounding...
  • Commented on WTF
    From the Graun a couple of days ago - Death and the salesman: the 22-year-old selling human bones for a living. Definitely not implausible even if this site is satire....
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    Left-Wing Voices Are Silenced on Twitter as Far-Right Trolls Advise Elon Musk And Musk’s Beloved Twitter Polls Are Bot-Driven Bullsh!t, Ex-Employees Say Not a good long term business plan whatever one's opinion of its repellent politics....
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    Yeah, I'm definitely not going to claim he couldn't write or be a fun read. Here's someone on his 4 volume A History of the English Speaking Peoples being quite fair to him but also explaining his weak spots....
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    You won't find any serious historians advocating for Churchill as being a very good historian. A good and entertaining popular writer, a decent primary source as long as you get separate corroboration, but not a reliable historian at all. To...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    An SMBC about why deer can't avoid cars....
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    So 16 year olds don't know why they vote in a given way? Big whoop. As far as I can tell, a huge majority of all voters have never seriously analysed why they believe what they do either. If you...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    A nice, long National Geographic piece about Netherlands farming. Used the archive link because they've added a soft paywall since I originally bookmarked it....
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    And the Citroen Ami seems like the unlamented G-Wiz but worse....
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    This from Ars Technica is entirely unrelated to anything currently being discussed here at the moment. It is, however, utterly bizarre and horrible. But who can honestly say they don't want to read about a renegade nurse?...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    Since it's electric cars, here's an infuriating hint of the future - Mercedes Makes Better Performance a $1,200 Subscription in Its EVs...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    CapitolHunters claim (with evidence) that Musk has no STEM degree of any kind.. Amusing if true....
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    Elizabeth Holmes has 11 years to serve. No more than she deserves but I'm still surprised it's that long a sentence....
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    https://twitterisgoinggreat.com/...
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