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This just in from WRPSA (World Rock Paper Scissors Association) a breakdown of different variations on the game: https://wrpsa.com/breaking-down-the-different-variations-of-rock-paper-scissors-played-across-the-world/

Toyota cars collecting and potentially sharing location data and personal information, Choice says, and it's not the only car brand facing privacy concerns (www.abc.net.au)

Rafi Alam from CHOICE told The World Today: "When we looked at Toyota's privacy policy, we found that these Connected Services features will collect data such as fuel levels, odometer readings, vehicle location and driving data, as well as personal information like phone numbers and email addresses."...

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Wouldn't end-to-end encryption with, for instance, Signal sidestep some of this data collection? Specifically related to text, telephony, video conferencing? Could one use a masked email to put a layer between oneself and one's car/ car company?

I'm just 'brainstorming' as this is a big issue, and I"m sure there are folks that have done deeper study and thinking on these impacts on our privacy. What about using a VPN?

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Thanks, that's helpful. I'm reluctantly considering purchasing a vehicle, possibly even relatively close to new. The ancient beater I drive when the bike won't do the job isn't subject to these issues, and might even be proof against an EMP. Tho' where the hell I'd get petrol in a post apocalyptic landscape is an as yet unanswered question. lol. I like the idea of the 'bells and whistles' of modern conveyances, and do so much in other spheres to limit corporate access that it makes sense to consider how to minimize in the case of a more modern car.

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LoL, I must be living the 'life of Riley', then. My commute is less than a mile, and almost always by bike. And most of my errands, etc can be done by bike, as well. And yet the need for a car in our family is indeed extant.

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More or less like that regarding work. And on weekends it's nice to go places, and/or have a vehicle to haul stuff. But that's not everyday. So yeah, common ownership of a vehicle for roadtrips, and/or hauling stuff would be an elegant solution.

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Ooh, very exciting. I'm curious to know what they will learn.

Trump threatens to 'blackmail' Biden if he doesn't make charges go away (www.rawstory.com)

Former President Donald Trump ramped up his threats to prosecute President Joe Biden if he wins another term in the White House.An appeals court rejected Trump's claims of immunity in the federal election subversion case in the District of Columbia, although he intends to press the same argument in ...

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Nutritional yeast, tamari, and red chili powder for me, please. I thought I didn't want any but it smells so good, and this is getting entertaining.

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Add it to the list. Keep prosecuting till the end of his days.

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The burning ball in the sky, aaaahhhhhhh!!!!!

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Best news I've seen all day. Go get 'em Smartmatic!!

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I was thinking this sounded so familiar. Article is dated June of 2023.

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TL;DR boycott TJ's

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It's an easy boycott for me. Too dang much plastic packaging. Besides we have a decent co-op closer to my house.

The top five RSS readers for keeping up with your news feeds (www.theverge.com)

RSS readers allow you to collect the articles of specific sources in one app, making it a lot easier to find the content you’re interested in without crawling through a lot of noise. RSS (which may stand for Really Simple Syndication, Rich Site Summary, or one of several other possibilities — nobody seems sure) has been...

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I haven't used this in years! TY for reminding me.

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I had the ones mentioned off already, but just went and shut off all the ones that I don't absolutely need notifications active. Good reminder.

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I swear 1/2 the frozen mass outside right now is a mix of various salts of sodium, potassium, and magnesium. Do all cities suck at snow plowing?

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Ooh, let's do that then! Enforce the law, and these individuals will stop endangering the lives of fellow human beings, and other species. smh.

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I suspect you are correct. And I'm not going to participate in The Experiment. And dang, they are rather cute when smol.

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Hey, that's our new metal band name: Speed Queen!!

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"But he still believes he can surprise the critics, and the polls. “I will brave whatever is thrown at me,” he said. “Nothing is handed to you in life.”" I mean, they guy did try to hand him a participation trophy, and DeS wouldn't 'brave' it.

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Interesting, thanks for sharing this.

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Times were different then. And yet, there are enduring themes, particularly in human behavior.

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This just in: Weekend Update: Kevin Nealon on the All-Drug Olympics - SNL: https://yewtu.be/watch?v=jAdG-iTilWU

Marijuana meets criteria for reclassification as lower-risk drug, FDA scientific review finds (www.cnn.com)

Marijuana has a lower potential for abuse than other drugs that are subjected to the same restrictions, with scientific support for its use as a medical treatment, researchers from the US Food and Drug Administration say in documents supporting its reclassification as a Schedule III substance....

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I will mark in celebration the last day I ever hear of this despicable human. "Shut up, man."

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SYAC:
"In a rare move, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett all sat out deciding whether to hear MacTruong v. Abbott, a case arguing that the Texas Heartbeat Act (THA) is constitutional and that the state law violates federal law. The six justices were named as defendants in the case. They did not give a detailed justification as to why they chose not to weigh in, and are not required to do so."

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Thanks for this. I just sent it to a friend who's in the thick of their studies right now. :-D

Maine House votes down GOP effort to impeach official who removed Trump from ballot (abcnews.go.com)

Democrats who control the Maine Legislature on Tuesday rejected a Republican effort to impeach the state's top election official for her decision to remove former President Donald Trump from the state ballot over his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol....

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Such a simple step to take to stop transmission.

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I have it sometimes in Posole con menudo - making me hungry just thinking of it.

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More on this research project:

Jan 05, 2024
Second Seafloor Survey of Dumpsite off Coast of Southern California Completed
Researchers mapped 135 square miles, found high volume of discarded military munitions
(https://scripps.ucsd.edu/news/second-seafloor-survey-dumpsite-coast-southern-california-completed)

and

Chemical Dumpsite Offshore Southern California
(https://scripps.ucsd.edu/ddtcoastaldumpsite)

Publication:
Merrifield, S. T., Celona, S., McCarthy, R. A., Pietruszka, A., Batchelor, H., Hess, R., Nager, A., Young, R., Sadorf, K., Levin, L. A., Valentine, D. L., Conrad, J. E., & Terrill, E. J. (2023). Wide-Area Debris Field and Seabed Characterization of a Deep Ocean Dump Site Surveyed by Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. Environmental Science & Technology, acs.est.3c01256. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.3c01256

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How corporate social media's biggest user protest, and exodus, rocked reddit, acccording to corporate media - FTFY

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The issue I had with Up/Down Vote, and Boost throwing errors appears to be resolved. Huzzah!!!

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