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Korkki @lemmy.world

'The more I see of what you call civilisation, the more highly I think of what you call savagery.'

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US bans Kaspersky antivirus software due to 'national security risk'
  • This.

    Most of the tech stack is american controlled and that is a security and privacy risk to everybody. From instruction set architecture to control over the social media. To American enemies, American allies.. american's themselves nobody is safe... probably the those that are best at mitigating said risk or take any steps at all are the American enemies.

  • NASA finds humanity would totally fumble asteroid defense
  • I haven't had much hope that if there was an major asteroid racing towards earth that there could be much done about it, but I also know that likelyhood of it is very small so there is no need to lose sleep over it.

  • Trump gets name of his doctor wrong as he challenges Biden to cognitive test
  • Trump isn't the sharpest tool in the shed, but he is still infinitely more cognizant than his opponent. Biden is mentally barely above a fucking vegetable at the worst of times and at his best a couple of gaffs is the new normal. This article just attempts to do "bothsidism" for Biden, now that nobody can no longer deny that the man is demented, so they try to make the case that so is Trump, just trying to level the playingfield narrative wise.

  • Chat surveillance law by the EU Parliament?
  • political elites in Europe are afraid and fear upheavals are coming in the coming years and months because of the cost of living crisis and the war. They try to clamp down beforehand to preserve their own power. This always happens when things go bad. The leash is kept looser when people behave and it's tightened again when the opposite happens. There is no real freedoms that is given to the people by the elites, because what concessions they give willingly they can just as easily take away when they no longer feel like it. Provided that they think they can get away with it.

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  • While wikipedia is decent at giving overviews on some scientific and technical topics, but when there is a topic about something that is historical and/or any way politically or monetarily relevant there will be an edit war to change it to suit one interest groups wishes or anothers. It really is a cesspool of psyops, misinformation and articles to be basically corporate PR at certain topics, and that is just because google usually gives wikipedia articles as first or second result on any given subject and it's a really cost effective way to propagandize people and doing it is really low cost. Now Russia just monopolizes the propaganda inside their own borders.

  • Amnesty: World seeing near breakdown of international law amid wars in Gaza and Ukraine
  • International law in this context just means that a single global hegemon can no longer push everybody else around and call it's will and interests "law", and therefore claim that it's interest somehow benevolent and part of how just things are. That is exactly what "rules based international order" means.

    Not that we have ever had any law that equally applies to everybody equally. All laws and even international law needs a hobbesian Behemoth that is more powerful than any other to enforce "international law" and is in the end above it since it is at the best position to enforce and set the "law". The UN and it's institutions are basically basically a discussion club by design and it can't do shit so post 1990 world the Behemoth has been the world hegemonic United states. Now that US has declined relatively as Russia, China, India, Iran, etc have risen it finds itself unable to enforce anything through hard or soft power and therefore the idea of law, stability and peace under US dissipates. Not that it was ever lawfully, peaceful or stable, that illusion only applied to the western core nations of this now dead American world.

  • Senate passes TikTok ban bill, sending it to Biden, who has already committed to signing it
  • It's the only big non-US owned social media. They hate that because it's much harder to control. It's not even about the profits to be had, tiktok gets more eyeballs and especially it gets the young people's attention and has more public thrusts than all of the MSM combined and because Bytedance doesn't hate their HQ in the US the US government, intelligence or special interests, can't just call them and strong arm them into censoring whatever talking point that they don't like currently. It's not much more complex than that. "Chinese spying on Americans" is just projection of what all the other platforms do.

    Those who push this will not be happy no matter what Tiktok does or whatever concessions it makes. They already hold american data in American and EU data in the EU for example. Did that stop the "muh CCP influence" propaganda? Well, no... Their main goal would be to get Bytedance to sell the platform to Americans, atleast the american business. I guess they would rather let it get banned and sacrifice American or even all the western markets than to let that happen. It would be a loss to them either way.

  • Sanctions on Russian oil have failed. Were they ever meant to succeed?
  • All of the sanctions and European energy security were banked on the idea that Russian frontlines would collapse under the super Nato equipped Ukrainian counterattack and then there would be a regime change in Moscow and gas would flow again. Now Ukraine is on the backfoot, there is no change in Moscow and Russia oil still flows to Europe, but only through intermediaries and loopholes, because there really never was an short to medium term alternative for it in the way the global oil market is structured. The sanctions were actual serious sanctions and their architects thought that they would actually work, but the decisions were made on faulty assumptions of effectiveness of sanctions and the structure of Russia economy.

  • phys.org Nanowire 'brain' network learns and remembers 'on the fly'

    For the first time, a physical neural network has successfully been shown to learn and remember "on the fly," in a way inspired by and similar to how the brain's neurons work.

    Nanowire 'brain' network learns and remembers 'on the fly'
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    www.sciencealert.com Revolutionary Bionic Hand Fuses With Woman's Bones, Muscles, And Nerves

    A 50-year-old Swedish woman who lost her hand in a farming accident has been fitted with a cutting-edge prosthesis that has proved transformational.

    Revolutionary Bionic Hand Fuses With Woman's Bones, Muscles, And Nerves
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    www.technologyreview.com Some deaf children in China can hear after gene treatment

    After gene therapy, Yiyi can hear her mother and dance to the music. But why is it so noisy at night?

    Some deaf children in China can hear after gene treatment

    jaettu ristiin yhteisöstä: https://lemmy.world/post/7524653

    > Some deaf children in China can hear after gene treatment::She can hear her mother and dance to the music. But why is it so noisy at night?

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    thehill.com Why the Pentagon’s ‘killer robots’ are spurring major concerns

    As the Defense Department is pushing aggressively to modernize its forces using fully autonomous drones and weapons systems, critics fear the start of a new arms race that could dramatically raise …

    Why the Pentagon’s ‘killer robots’ are spurring major concerns
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    www.sciencealert.com Astronomer: If Earth Is Average, We Should Find Alien Life Within 60 Light-Years

    In 1960, while preparing for the first meeting on the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), legendary astronomer and SETI pioneer Dr.

    Astronomer: If Earth Is Average, We Should Find Alien Life Within 60 Light-Years
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    phys.org Why build megastructures? Just move planets around to make habitable worlds

    In 1960, Freeman Dyson proposed how advanced civilizations could create megastructures that enclosed their system, allowing them to harness all of their star's energy and multiplying the habitable space they could occupy. In 2015, the astronomical community was intrigued when the star KIC 8462852 (a...

    Why build megastructures? Just move planets around to make habitable worlds
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    interestingengineering.com China plans giant particle accelerator-powered chip factory

    Researchers at Tsinghua University in China have developed a new lithography process to help boost the Chinese semiconductor industry.

    China plans giant particle accelerator-powered chip factory
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    www.sciencealert.com AI Can Already Design Better Cities Than Humans, Study Shows

    Imagine living in a cool, green city flush with parks and threaded with footpaths, bike lanes, and buses, which ferry people to shops, schools, and service centers in a matter of minutes.

    AI Can Already Design Better Cities Than Humans, Study Shows
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    phys.org Tiny sea creatures reveal the ancient origins of neurons

    A study in the journal Cell sheds new light on the evolution of neurons, focusing on the placozoans, a millimeter-sized marine animal. Researchers at the Center for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona find evidence that specialized secretory cells found in these unique and ancient creatures may have giv...

    Tiny sea creatures reveal the ancient origins of neurons
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    phys.org Precisely arranging nanoparticles to develop plasmonic molecules

    In the incredibly small world of molecules, the elementary building blocks—the atoms—join together in a very regular pattern. In contrast, in the macroscopic world with its larger particles, there is much greater disorder when particles connect.

    Precisely arranging nanoparticles to develop plasmonic molecules
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    phys.org Engineered compound shows promise in preventing bone loss in space

    A study published in npj Microgravity, finds an engineered compound given to mice aboard the International Space Station (ISS) largely prevented the bone loss associated with time spent in space.

    Engineered compound shows promise in preventing bone loss in space
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    phys.org New recipes for origin of life may point way to distant, inhabited planets

    Life on a faraway planet—if it's out there—might not look anything like life on Earth. But there are only so many chemical ingredients in the universe's pantry, and only so many ways to mix them. A team led by scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has exploited those limitations to write...

    New recipes for origin of life may point way to distant, inhabited planets
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    www.sciencealert.com Scientists Reveal How Many People You'd Need to Colonize Mars

    As few as 22 people could sustain a colony of pioneers long enough to establish a human presence on Mars.

    Scientists Reveal How Many People You'd Need to Colonize Mars
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    news.uark.edu Scientists Design Novel Nonlinear Circuit to Harvest Clean Power Using Graphene

    The discovery overturns more than a century of physics orthodoxy by identifying a new form of energy that can be extracted from ambient heat using graphene.

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    phys.org Many people feel they work in pointless, meaningless jobs, research confirms

    The theory that many people feel the work they do is pointless because their jobs are "bullshit" has been confirmed by a new study.

    Many people feel they work in pointless, meaningless jobs, research confirms
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    What is Stoicism?

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    phys.org Research team takes neuromorphic computing a step forward

    Neuromorphic computers do not calculate using zeros and ones. They instead use physical phenomena to detect patterns in large data streams at blazing fast speed and in an extremely energy-efficient manner.

    Research team takes neuromorphic computing a step forward
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    tech.eu The latest weapon against climate change is concrete

    Silicate, a Dublin-based company, is pioneering the concept of enhanced weathering by converting surplus concrete into a low-cost carbon removal tool.

    The latest weapon against climate change is concrete
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