“I’m 36 years old, I’m tired of being behind a bar, so I have this complex feeling about it. I am happier now than I have been in years … I am happy to be getting the money, but I also am thinking I’m going to need to stockpile it because, well, there’s the possibility there won’t be any restaurant work for me when we open back up.” … [Read more...] about Extra $600 in jobless pay offers many a lifeline – but will it be renewed?
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'Our algorithms exploit the human brain's attraction to divisiveness,' read a slide from an internal Facebook presentation in 2018. 'If left unchecked,' it warned, Facebook would feed users 'more and more divisive content in an effort to gain user attention & increase time on the platform.' … [Read more...] about Facebook execs know the platform is polarizing the country but ‘shelved the research and shut down efforts to reduce divisiveness’ in favor of maximizing engagement
400 suspected felons and 41 non-citizens had voted illegally 34 citizens were wrongly refused the right to vote because they were mistakenly declared ineligible two suspected cases of voter impersonation - it was not specified whether this was in person or by mail 24 people who voted twice, mostly in other states. The exercise suggests that the numbers were far too small to move the results of the election. If translated to states with closer margins - such as Michigan - such a scale of fraud would still do nothing to change the outcome. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump will sign executive order on ‘social media’ after threatening to CLOSE platforms he claims are censoring conservatives in wake of Twitter fact-checking his tweets
However, if we contemplate war, we should be clear about the dangers. Not only are the lives of British service personnel at risk. (As the last Gulf War proved, even the most clinical military operation does not protect our own soldiers from 'friendly fire'.) The lives of many Iraqi civilians are at risk, too, and must be part of any equation balancing the benefits of an attack, as must the danger of an exodus of refugees from Iraq. Equally, there is a considerable risk that civilians could be targeted in Britain, whether we are part of a UN force or not, either by agents of Saddam or by other terrorists who choose unilaterally to take his side. … [Read more...] about Iraq: the case for decisive action
Just when you think you’re sick of retro-inspired platform adventures, one comes along with such personality that you end up bingeing on it like a kid in front of Saturday morning cartoons. A seven-year labour of love by creator Joakim Sandberg, Iconoclasts wears its old-school inspirations proudly. Anyone who ever owned a Sega Mega Drive will instantly recognise its detailed pixel art and cartoonish vibe. It is nostalgic without being juvenile – Iconoclasts might look like it’s straight out of the early 90s, but video games have come a long way since then. … [Read more...] about Iconoclasts review – retro-futuristic binge-worthy brainteaser