luzribeiro: (Default)
2017-07-15 12:14 am

The sex toasters are coming!

This is pretty disturbing (and not just the picture)...

Scientists Have A Dark Warning For You About Sex Robots

Scientists from the Foundation For Responsible Robotics have released a report asking society to consider a possible future where humans have sex with robots, and have outlined some things that society needs to do to prepare for that future. ...

Westworld/Humans, anyone?
luzribeiro: (Dog)
2017-07-14 10:40 am
luzribeiro: (Default)
2017-07-12 12:13 am

The art of Kompromat

"President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., was promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton before agreeing to meet with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign, according to three advisers to the White House briefed on the meeting and two others with knowledge of it."

Well, there's no explaining this one away. Will Trump Jr take the fall for the entire Russian Scandal? Only time will tell.

But Putin and Trump pinkie-swore there was no collusion...
luzribeiro: (Lamb)
2017-06-22 11:32 am
luzribeiro: (Chococat)
2017-06-20 03:59 pm

Just a brief question

When a bunch of Muslim radicals plunge a truck into a crowd of random people in a street, then start shooting at people or stabbing them with knives, that's terrorism, right?

So how come when a Christian British native plunges a truck into a crowd of random Muslim people in front of a mosque, then attacks them with a knife, that's hate crime and a revenge?

Is there a double standard here, or am I perhaps just reading too much into this?...
luzribeiro: (Dog)
2017-06-19 10:31 am
luzribeiro: (Mic)
2017-06-08 11:49 am

Defying the douche on important matters

Trump's insane management of American politics is simply a manifestation of where America's mindset has been for decades. Our way or the highway. Well, America, we're all on that highway now, and you're welcome to wander aimlessly on the backroads for the next few decades.

But some are kicking back...
luzribeiro: (Dog)
2017-06-08 09:30 am
luzribeiro: (Dog)
2017-06-07 09:15 am

Sparrow vs Snow

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luzribeiro: (Mic)
2017-05-30 12:05 am

Nice job, scumbag

Whatever their investment in Trump and monkey-wrenching the 2016 election was, the Russians are certainly getting more than their money's worth.

Now Germany (I repeat: GERMANY) is saying Europe can no longer rely on Trump's America.
luzribeiro: (Mic)
2017-05-23 11:51 am

He wished for it, right?

During the campaign trail, Trump told Hillary during a debate between the two that if he became president, he'd appoint a special investigation into her wrongdoings.

Now he's got just that.

luzribeiro: (Dog)
2017-05-21 12:09 am
luzribeiro: (Mic)
2017-05-16 10:32 am

Unleashing the dragon

It's nice when you're swimming amidst tons of cash, right?

Belt and Road Initiative: China Plans $1 Trillion New ‘Silk Road’

It's got all in this plan: ports, power plants, power grids, telecommunications networks, roads, railways, bridges, transport hubs, transport manufacturing (train/ship builders) etc.

This must end well...
luzribeiro: (Mic)
2017-05-05 03:39 pm

Trumping Obamacare

I really don't think these House Republicans understand at all the struggles and needs of most Americans. Before ACA, they never introduced any effective legislation, and preferred to pretend that health care was a non-issue. Finally, there was a bill trying to deal with pre-existing conditions, find affordable solutions for millions of uninsured people, and even started working on costs. It was nowhere close to perfect of course, it had flaws.

But, make no mistake, the Republicans have only made the issue of obtaining affordable health care worse here...
luzribeiro: (Dog)
2017-04-27 05:07 pm

Ah, those Russians...

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luzribeiro: (Mic)
2017-04-23 12:45 pm

Interesting approach to science

Scientists, Stop Thinking Explaining Science Will Fix Things

Short version: Spend less time explaining how something works and more time explaining why people should care. (Or perhaps speak more simply so Trump Supporters can understand). ;-)

By the way, this comes timely, as NdGT had a short 4-minute video the other day, which he claims contains the "most important words he has ever said", and is about science in America:


As for the issue at hand...