Teen Skepchick's Reality Checks

Reality Checks: Women being Murdered in Uganda, Carbon Footprint Reduction, Respect for Uluru, and Giant Icthyosaurs

Women being murdered in Uganda. (via Al Jazeera) Reduce your carbon footprint. Since Trump won’t help us. (via Ars Technica) Australia bans climbing on Uluru. (via NYTimes) Almost complete icthyosaur fossil found in India. (via Xinhuanet) Featured image credit: Ed Dunans via Flickr

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Technology

Literary Technology: Phone Phreaking in Hell

cross posted from Coffeefied, Operafied, Fluffified, Beglittered In Lord Dunsany’s “Three Infernal Jokes”, published in 1917, a dictionary salesman makes a deal with the devil.  That is not important.  The important thing is that to do so, his intermediary has to hack the phones and splice into some bizarre telephone exchange. …

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Reality Checks: Octopi on Land, Security for Heathrow on a USB Stick, Racism and Health Outcomes, Street Views for Cats, and Literary Responses to Dick Pics

Octopi on land in Wales.  Creepy. (via Gizmodo) Today in security, an unencrypted USB containing Heathrow security plans was found. (via Ars Technica) Racism is bad for your health. (via NPR) Japan has a google street view for cats! (via vox) Not actually news, but we all need famous authors responding …

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Reality Checks: The Perils of Backyard Agriculture, Returning the Remains of Alaska Natives, Loose Bogs Marauding in Minnesota, and Quarantining People with HIV/AIDS

Smithsonian returns the remains of native Alaskans for burial (via NPR) A number of DIY foodies have gotten sick. (via Ars Technica) A loose bog is floating around in Minnesota . (via twincities.com) Georgia is at it again.  A state legislator wanted to know if people with HIV/AIDS could be …

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Politics

Laws, Porn, and Human Trafficking

Oh, state of Georgia.  I live here. I just learned of House Bill 509. From Facebook.   Text reads ***To All My GA Friends*** There is a bill that we are trying to pass…The Human Trafficking Prevention Act. If passed, in 2019, all computers and cell phones will have porn blocked. …

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Reality Checks: Dimming Tabby’s Star, Pennybags from Monopoly, 60 Years of Sputnik, and Childbirth in Tanzania

Tabby’s Star probably not dimming because of aliens.  Damn. (via Ars Technica) Pennybags from Monopoly attends equifax hearing. (via theMarySue) It is 60 years since Sputnik. (via Popsci) Childbirth in Tanzania. (via The Guardian) Featured image credit: Pete Jeliffe via flickr

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Reality Checks: Smart Tattoos, Gaming and Learning, From Russia, with Latency, and Fact-Checking Moisturizers

Smart tattoos!  (via the Harvard Gazette) Gamers may have an advantage in learning(via RUB Press Release) Russia is helping N Korea against US DDOSing. (via Ars Technica) Fact-checking moisturizer claims. (via NPR) Featured image credit: Angel Robledano via flickr

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Reality Checks: Protest Acceptable to White People, Tweeting While President, Border Wall Prototypes, and Pretty Pretty Pictures

How to protest without offending white people. (via the Root) Twitter explains why Trump can violate Twitter’s terms of service.  (via Ars Technica) Prototypes for Trump’s wall. (via NPR) Not news, but pretty pictures of the northern lights from the space station. (via Evening Standard) Featured image credit:Tim Green via …

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