|@Chris_Randall||Imagine a 70s sci-fi TV show director needing a band for some show set in, say, the year 2013, and coming up with Die Antwoord.|
Die Antwoord are to pop culture as 190-proof Everclear is to alcohol: a distilled essence that is dangerous to ingest.
|@jwz||I know what you mean, but wouldn't it be great if they weren't... you know... terrible?|
|@Chris_Randall||Well, there's that. On the other hand, it saves you from being emotionally affected by the inevitable disappointment|
See also: Brokencyde.
|@Chris_Randall||That Buck Rogers scene was exactly what I was thinking of before.|
Nevada has decided to replace a pollution-spewing coal-powered electric plant with renewable generation.
This is a step in the right direction, but if the coal is exported to be burnt elsewhere instead, this won't make a difference as regards global heating. We need to reduce the total amount of coal mining in the world, and drastically.
The Government Accountability Project discusses the issue of Snowden's whistleblowing.
Residents of Burlington, Vermont say thousands of people will lose their homes if the F-35 is based there, because it will subject their homes to unacceptable noise levels.
Vietnam continues arresting bloggers.
Vietnam depends on the friendship of the US, which apparently does little to pressure it not to be a tyranny.
Brazilian thugs attacked nonviolent protesters against a raise in bus fares.
TransCanada gave US thugs training in treating pipeline protesters as "terrorists".
When the US government talks about how it "protects us from terrorists", remember that this means protecting TransCanada from the Americans it threatens.
How Google and Silicon Valley Screw Their Non-Elite Workers.
More polio vaccination workers were shot in Pakistan by Islamist fanatics.
This parallels the Christian theocrats that keep girls ignorant so that they get pregnant, then kill them by denying them abortions. However, this is even more deadly, since it could keep polio a real danger world-wide.
15 reporters have been attacked in Guinea since elections were announced.
What they are not telling us is that the reason they only need the "metadata" from the phone companies is not that they respect anyone's privacy. It's that they already have all the audio logged, going back years; but they need the metadata to know who's talking. They got tired of asking the phone companies for metadata on bits they had tagged as interesting, and just demanded the lot.
I bought a Sandisk "Extreme Pro" SDHC card, advertised as supporting "up to 90 MB/s" reads and writes, to use in my Wandboard. Copying a 2.5G image onto it, I got all of 11 MB/s. I guess they only guarantee that it won't go over 90 MB/s, and maybe blow out my SD socket. Thoughtful of them.
Planet Debian upstream is hosted by Branchable.