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submitted 2 months ago by wanderingmagus to c/nottheonion
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submitted 2 months ago by wanderingmagus to c/science

An international team of researchers from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), the University of Greifswald, and Universiti Brunei Drussalam has discovered that Nepenthes hemsleyana – a pitcher plant found in Borneo – uses an echo reflector to attract bats. However, it is not the bats themselves that the plants are after, but their droppings. As the pitcher plants grow in soil that is low in nutrients they need additional fertiliser and the bats’ droppings provide them with vital nutrients. In return, the plants offer the bats the perfect place to sleep inside their pitchers.

[-] wanderingmagus 1 points 2 months ago

How about polar bears?

[-] wanderingmagus 3 points 2 months ago

Fortunately or not, both the UK and France have thermonuclear teeth to bite back if the totally-not-a-Tsar tries. And as far as the UK goes, it's the same thermonuclear warheads, missiles and submarines as the USA, using the same procedures and with the same capabilities.

[-] wanderingmagus 5 points 2 months ago

Sounds like you're the goalposts-mover here, shipmate, and it seems the rest of the readers here agree with me. Maybe this place ain't your venue.

[-] wanderingmagus 5 points 2 months ago

It's not necessarily imaging as in optics. Could be OPIR, encrypted comms, space to space ASAT, or any number of other things besides just earth imaging.

[-] wanderingmagus 12 points 2 months ago

Those are amazing!

[-] wanderingmagus 10 points 2 months ago

Maybe they're talking about the fediverse or something? Idk.

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submitted 2 months ago by wanderingmagus to c/nottheonion

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/13235727

What in the name of all the Earth and its domains and the heavens above is this asshattery?

The family of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is very much up in arms at something called the Dwight D. Opperman Foundation over its decision to give a leadership award named after the former Supreme Court justice to **drumroll* … *Elon Musk.

. . . Oh yeah, Rupert Murdoch is also getting this year’s Leadership Award, along with Martha Stewart (weird but whatever), Michael Milken (what?), and Sylvester Stallone (no, seriously, fucking what?).

. . . The award is all of four years old, and has previously gone to “individual women of prominence.” Did we run out of those or something?

[-] wanderingmagus 1 points 2 months ago

It would totally make sense for some sailor to use it that way too after a night on liberty in port, but alas no.

[-] wanderingmagus 1 points 2 months ago

Force of habit from almost a decade in the Navy, it's a term of "endearment" that was intended by politicians and bureaucrats to be a "polite" term that can be universally applied regardless of rank, but is usually applied out of exasperation when actual insult isn't warranted. Apologies for the unfamiliar term.

[-] wanderingmagus 1 points 2 months ago

Shipmate, I'm pointing out that the system as it already stands is pretty much exactly as shit as they say it would become should the situation change. Each attempt to merely increase wages here and there is like putting a bandage on a gangrenous wound or a tumor, instead of realizing that the tumor itself needs to be surgically removed for all these symptoms - the American prison system, for-profit childcare, normalized hunger as a punishment for poverty and so on - to be actually treated. Believe it or not, I'm on your side.

[-] wanderingmagus 1 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

How about

parents would have to pay for daycare, children would go without lunch, etc.

? Are parents not already forced to pay for daycare, children not already going without lunch?

Edit:formatting

[-] wanderingmagus 5 points 2 months ago

Pihole might help?

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submitted 2 months ago by wanderingmagus to c/technology

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/13207517

A leading psychologist who advises Meta on suicide prevention and self-harm has quit her role, accusing the tech giant of “turning a blind eye” to harmful content on Instagram, repeatedly ignoring expert advice and prioritising profit over lives.

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submitted 2 months ago by wanderingmagus to c/news

A leading psychologist who advises Meta on suicide prevention and self-harm has quit her role, accusing the tech giant of “turning a blind eye” to harmful content on Instagram, repeatedly ignoring expert advice and prioritising profit over lives.

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submitted 2 months ago by wanderingmagus to c/nottheonion

The headquarters of the New Orleans Police Department is in such a state of decay that rats are eating drugs in the evidence room, the department's chief said.

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submitted 2 months ago by wanderingmagus to c/[email protected]

4 panel System32Comics comic 1: "Oh no! The virus is stealing my personal data!" 2: "Free Anti-Virus Software Help!" 3: Free Anti-Virus Software to the rescue! 4: Free Anti-Virus Software is stealing his personal data

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Avast, the cybersecurity software company, is facing a $16.5 million fine after it was caught storing and selling customer information without their consent. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the fine on Thursday and said that it’s banning Avast from selling user data for advertising purposes.

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submitted 4 months ago by wanderingmagus to c/nottheonion

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/11125375

“I’m aspirationally Jewish,” Musk said. “So I was like, ‘What are people talking about with this antisemitism?’ Because I never hear it at dinner conversations."

Elon Musk said he is "Jewish by association" during a conversation with conservative commentator Ben Shapiro after a visit to the former Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz, Poland.

Musk, the Tesla CEO and owner of social media platform X, made the comments during a conference on antisemitism organized by the European Jewish Association. The association had arranged for Musk to make a private visit to Auschwitz, where an estimated 1.1 million Jewish people were killed during the Holocaust.

"I must admit to being somewhat frankly naive about this. In the circles that I move, I see almost no antisemitism. ... Two-thirds of my friends are Jewish," the billionaire tech mogul said in a video posted on YouTube by Bloomberg Technology. "I have twice as many Jewish friends as non-Jewish friends. I’m like Jewish by association."

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submitted 4 months ago by wanderingmagus to c/nottheonion

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/10484686

Pardon?

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submitted 5 months ago by wanderingmagus to c/[email protected]

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/9227800

Polish train manufacturer that lost servicing tender programmed train controller to brick itself after train stays for some time in 6 ISP facilities or in 1 their faculity(for testing?) until undocumented button combination is pressed. Some controller versions brick itself after train is idle for 10 days. After news about this became public, manufacturer removed ability to unlock train by button combination.

Also manufacturer is able to remotely brick train over internet(connected via GSM) at any time.

Mod wanted ONLY article, so enjoy reading in polish.

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