Wednesday, September 30, 2020

wednesday newstrip

Giant spiders could help tailor pain blockers for people with irritable bowel syndrome · Qld scientists find paradox-free time travel is theoretically possible · Nvidia RTX 3080 20GB & RTX 3060 leak suggests an imminent attack on AMD’s Big Navi & midrange GPUs · DoNuts BloNuts T.®ump attacks China for 'unleashing coronavirus plague onto the world' · Boozehound fraudster caged for $120,000 dental clinic theft · Vietnamese police bust ring selling used condoms as new · the giant black hole we imaged for the first time now appears to be… glittering.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Today the post-
woman brought
me an elephant.
"What's this?" I asked.
"Wondered if you
were interested in a
pet," she replied. "It
was thrown out from
a house earlier on my
round. A big guy 
lives there, named
Hannibal. Apparently
he's downsizing after
a trip across the Alps, 
& there wasn't room 
in the room for both 
him & the elephant."

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

wednesday newstrip

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti specs leak: 4864 CUDA cores & 8GB of GDDR6 at 448 GB/s could max out Cyberpunk 2077 & Watch Dogs Legion at 1080p with ray-tracing · Afghanistan allows mothers' names on birth certificates in 'significant' milestone for women's rights · NASA considers Venus mission after discovery of potential evidence of life beyond Earth · before consumers could grab them, a Bot bought dozens of RTX 3080 units so they can be resold at higher prices · Qantas scenic flight to nowhere could be fastest selling flight in airline's history · during a speech, SoNuts PhoNuts T.®ump directly blamed the school curriculum for the violence that has resulted from some of the protests, saying that "the left-wing rioting & mayhem are the direct result of decades of left-wing indoctrination in our schools" · could pineapples be a new weapon against COVID-19?

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Recently, at Series Magritte

The Secret of the Clouds

It is daytime. The unlit moon
comes across as just another
cloud as it mixes in with them.
Except these clouds don't look
like those clouds — or those /
these, depending on what your
viewing point is. Nothing secretive
about the ones above my head:
meteorologists have long since been able to define, decline them. These others? Okay, it's obviously a shitty day, but the only secret I can posit they contain is which of asemic notebook, extrusion, or tangled spaghetti do they spring from.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

wednesday newstrip

A SETI Survey of the Vela region using the Murchison Widefield array has come up empty: orders of magnitude expansion will now be undertaken in searching space · Keeping Up With the Kardishyones to end next year after 20th season · vegan leather made from mushrooms could mold the future of sustainable fashion · UK pharma firm AstraZeneca pauses coronavirus vaccine trial after unexpected illness in volunteer · DoNuts SoNuts T.®ump accuses US military leadership of seeking to start wars to profit defense contractors · according to Auckland, New Zealand Behemoth Brewery’s Facebook page, its Dump The Trump beer is "back & better than ever (unlike its namesake)" · across the world, trees are growing faster, dying younger, & will soon store less carbon.

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

wednesday newstrip

NoNuts GloNuts T.®ump orders crackdown on federal antiracism training, calling it 'anti-American' · are carrots orange because of a Dutch revolutionary? · China says Australia is infected with fear, conjecture, & paranoia · incoming object with Earth impact trajectory turns out to be old NASA spacecraft · Asus made its new ROG Strix cards 400W behemoths to give Nvidia Ampere room to breathe · plants do something weird when they grow near human corpses, scientists say · DoNuts SloNuts T.®ump insists he never had a 'series of mini-strokes,' despite no one suggesting he did.

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

wednesday newstrip

Researcher claims biotech conference in Boston may be linked to 20,000 COVID-19 cases in the US · King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard drummer Eric Moore leaves the band · ferrets not susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection · Asteroid 2018 VP₁ may be heading for Earth, but there’s no need to worry · former Florida Attorney-General Pam Bondi rails against nepotism in politics in her speech to the RNC, as the chyron beneath her on TV reads: "Coming up: E.®ection T.®ump, Tympani T.®ump, Melanoma T.®ump" · Australia 'hurt the feelings' of China with calls for coronavirus investigation, senior diplomat says · hamster trial 'positive' for virus vaccine.