Highlights from the Web

The Bison Returns to the Great American Plains

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/bison-returns-wilds-america-180970547/

I like reading about conservation efforts. This is also cool, reading that Bison have been saved (in some form).

November 29, 2018

Microplastics Found in Human Poop for the First Time

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/microplastics-found-lurking-human-stool-first-time-180970613/

I'm not sure why it was so hard to find microplastics in poop, but this is kind of scary. Fuuuuuck

November 28, 2018

Physically Based Rendering: From Theory to Implementation

http://www.pbr-book.org/

This is a book that the authors decided to make entirely free online. I'm saving this for later.

November 27, 2018

A Single Gene Mutation may have Helped Humans Become Optimal Long-Distance Runners

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-gene-mutation-humans-optimal-long-distance.html

So I read somewhere that humans' advantage over most animals is endurance. Back when people were hunter gatherers, they just hunted in groups and got their spears and chased animals for hours until the animals collapsed from exhaustion and then hunters killed them. This article talks about the genetic and biological changes behind this.

November 25, 2018

Why Work has Failed us: Because no one can Afford to Retire Anymore

https://www.fastcompany.com/90227154/why-work-has-failed-us-because-no-one-can-afford-to-retire-anymore

I remember reading someone talking about why everything is so expensive now is that everyone who's already established in society ended up founding super successful, huge companies and then decided to "turn the screws" on the rest of us so that nobody can save money and get set on life. I think that's pretty accurate, but it's not really anyone consciously trying to screw people over. It's just the end result of the competative market, increasing population, and a whole bunch of other things.

November 24, 2018

Sheryl Sandberg Misled Congress about Facebook's Conscience

https://theintercept.com/2018/09/05/facebook-senate-hearing-sheryl-sandberg/

Man, Facebook is really firing on all cylinders on the evil throttle. Their so fucked up that they make Jack Dorsey (Twitter ceo) look like an angel.

November 23, 2018

Beer, Drinking Water And Fish: Tiny Plastic Is Everywhere

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/08/20/636845604/beer-drinking-water-and-fish-tiny-plastic-is-everywhere

Learning about all this microplastics bullshit is making me really sad. I feel really bad whenever I use something made out of plastic now. But damnit, there are some things where plastic is so much better than other materials.

November 22, 2018

Cisco Said to Be Cited for Bias Against U.S. Workers

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/cisco-cited-for-bias-against-us-workers

Not really good news for me. But this is pretty obvious from just normal gossip and shit. H1-B employees are companies' favorite employees because they can abuse the shit out of them and they'll take it because they want a green card.

November 21, 2018

America’s Invisible Pot Addicts

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/08/americas-invisible-pot-addicts/567886/?single_page=true

People say it's not addicting but then you have a bunch of people who become "stoners" where they just stop being able to think. I don't think pot is really that dangerous, or at least not more dangerous than alcohol, but I think people can get addicted to anything.

November 20, 2018

Look at these goddamn links

Hey maaan, these snippets from the internet are p. cool imo. You should check them out. I think you should waste a bunch of time looking at them. It's totally worth it.


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