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[1968] Sears Wish Book Shortwave Portables
  • My Dad bought one and took it with us on family camping trips.

    I still remember the weird and eerie warbles, chirps and harmonics; creepier than many camp fire ghost stories, under the right conditions.

  • US drug control agency will move to reclassify marijuana in a historic shift, AP sources say
  • Some critics argue the DEA shouldn’t change course on marijuana, saying rescheduling isn’t necessary and could lead to harmful side effects.

    Hey, fuckwits! We’ve already had 50 YEARS of harmful side effects from Nixon’s policy perfidy. GET OVER YOURSELVES.

  • Cable News Viewers Have a Skewed Attitude Toward Gaza War, Survey Finds
  • The Document Cloud data from this survey of roughly 1100 Americans, was unreadable on mobile.

    “Cable news” is such an amorphous term, with plenty of crossover (“Get your NBC News on our app, or Roku and stay connected…”) that I’d like to see their definitions before commenting further.

    One data point I found depressing? People who get their news via print only, were least prevalent; less than those who said they avoided news in any form.

  • Weird Image Behavior

    Memmy now opens an off centered (placed out of frame, in the upper right of the screen), tiny, version of any image I open.

    I have to pull every image over to the left and down, see it fully.

    Help?

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    www.vice.com Elephant-Sized Apes That Once Roamed the Land Mysteriously Vanished. Now, Scientists Have an Answer.

    The sudden extinction of giant apes is an "enigma in paleontology," one scientist said, but new research proposes an answer to why they disappeared.

    Elephant-Sized Apes That Once Roamed the Land Mysteriously Vanished. Now, Scientists Have an Answer.

    Some 330,000 years ago, giant apes the size of elephants roamed the forests of southern China. Their massive teeth—once sold as a "dragon tooth" by a Hong Kong apothecary—gnawed tough leaves and devoured fruit. Then suddenly, while other primates were thriving, these supersized orangutan-like creatures vanished with almost no trace.

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    King Kong & Climate Change
    www.vice.com Elephant-Sized Apes That Once Roamed the Land Mysteriously Vanished. Now, Scientists Have an Answer.

    The sudden extinction of giant apes is an "enigma in paleontology," one scientist said, but new research proposes an answer to why they disappeared.

    Elephant-Sized Apes That Once Roamed the Land Mysteriously Vanished. Now, Scientists Have an Answer.

    Some 330,000 years ago, giant apes the size of elephants roamed the forests of southern China. Their massive teeth—once sold as a "dragon tooth" by a Hong Kong apothecary—gnawed tough leaves and devoured fruit. Then suddenly, while other primates were thriving, these supersized orangutan-like creatures vanished with almost no trace.

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    Houston, we have problem
    coastal.climatecentral.org Sea level rise and coastal flood risk maps -- a global screening tool by Climate Central

    Interactive global map showing areas threatened by sea level rise and coastal flooding.

    Sea level rise and coastal flood risk maps -- a global screening tool by Climate Central

    Linked, an interactive world map that shows different coastal flooding scenarios, over time. Six years from now, parts of Texas will be migrating inland.

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    I Lived in Texas for 35 Years. Here’s Why Alex Garland’s “Civil War” Makes Perfect Sense
    www.vice.com I Lived in Texas for 35 Years. Here’s Why Alex Garland’s ‘Civil War’ Makes Perfect Sense

    The politics and populations of Texas and California are more closely aligned than you could possibly imagine.

    I Lived in Texas for 35 Years. Here’s Why Alex Garland’s ‘Civil War’ Makes Perfect Sense
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    indiawest.com Ajit Pai Elected To Public Television Board Of Trustees

    India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC – America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) on November 14 announced the election of former Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai to a three-year term as an at-large member of the APTS board of trustees, effective February 26, 2024. Pai, […]

    Ajit Pai Elected To Public Television Board Of Trustees

    > Pai, who chaired the FCC from 2017 to 2021, during the Donald Trump administration and was often derided online mostly for undoing the net neutrality rules, is now a partner at Searchlight Capital Partners, a global investment firm.

    >”America’s Public Television Stations are honored and delighted to welcome Ajit Pai to the APTS board,” said APTS president and CEO Patrick Butler.

    Fox in the henhouse, again.

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    How do I fix post titles?

    After update they’re too big, and bold, readable from five feet away.

    They also limit the visible posts from 8 or more before, to four or five now.

    How do I fix this?

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    United States Politics @kbin.social oDDmON @lemmy.world
    www.reuters.com Senator Menendez's wife of three years at center of bribery allegations

    Three years ago, New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez announced that after months of COVID-19 turmoil, he had married Nadine Arslanian in a socially distanced ceremony that he called a "lovely & joyous day we will never forget."

    Senator Menendez's wife of three years at center of bribery allegations

    He’s a Democrat, she’s a Republican…and there’s a photo that’s almost NSFW in the linked article.

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