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Elon Musk plans to put a brain chip in himself.

Elon Musk said he plans to get the Neuralink brain implant for himself when it's available

Elon Musk said on Wednesday that he plans to install a Neuralink brain implant in himself when the device is ready.

"You could have a Neuralink device implanted right now and you wouldn't even know. I mean, hypothetically," Musk said during a show-and-tell event for his startup. "In one of these demos, in fact, in one of these demos, I will."

The founder of the brain computer startup reiterated his pledge to get an implant of the device on Twitter.

Musk doesn't think he'll have to wait too long before making good on his promise. The billionaire said at the event that he expects Neuralink will be ready to begin human trials in the next six months and indicated that the only delay was approval from the US Food and Drug Administration

https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-plans-get-neuralink-brain-implant-soon-2022-12

Fox News Drops Lara Trump as Contributor Due to Donald Trump's 2024 Presidential Run

Source: Yahoo

Fox News has dropped Lara Trump as a paid contributor due to her father-in-law Donald Trump’s recent announcement that he is running for president again in 2024.

“We appreciate Lara’s valuable contributions across Fox News Media programming,” a Fox News Media representative said in a statement.

The parting of ways is amicable and based solely on network protocol, which does not permit the employment of contributors who are either running for public office or are directly connected to campaigns. She can, however, still appear as an unpaid guest on the network.

Lara Trump, a former adviser to Donald Trump’s re-election campaign who is married to the former president’s son Eric, joined Fox News in March 2021.

Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/fox-news-drops-lara-trump-180330292.html



And FNC dropped Hannity when he started appearing at Trump rallies? Murdochs are Murdochs.

SpaceX gets permission to deploy 7,500 next-generation Starlink satellites

SpaceX just got permission to begin building out the next generation of its Starlink internet megaconstellation.

On Thursday (Dec. 1), the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved SpaceX to deploy 7,500 Starlink 2.0 satellites in low Earth orbit.

The ruling is just a partial victory for SpaceX, however; the company had applied for permission to deploy 29,988 Starlink 2.0 satellites around Earth. The FCC is deferring a decision about the rest of the envisioned spacecraft.

The FCC granted just the limited approval "to address concerns about orbital debris and space safety," agency officials wrote in Thursday's decision document. These and other issues were raised by "interested parties" regarding the Starlink 2.0 application, which SpaceX filed in 2020.

https://www.space.com/spacex-fcc-approval-7500-starlink-satellites

Something Haley Williams (of paramore) said that I would like to share with DU

I think it’s the work of all of our lifetimes to be uncomfortable

The quote is :-

Williams... comes back to her tendency to generalise. “I don’t want to do the work to think about people as nuanced figures. Like Donald Trump, I don’t want to think about his dad and his dad’s dad and generational bullshit – no! I don’t want to have any grace for people like that. But I think it’s the work of all of our lifetimes to be uncomfortable enough that we can move the needle in the right direction.”

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/sep/29/paramore-hayley-williams-this-is-why-interview

The arc of history does not bend towards justice if people are 'relaxed and comfortable' with injustice, racism, bigotry, poverty and war. To paraphrase John Lewis, it is the work of a lifetime to stay uncomfortable enough to 'speak up, speak out, get in the way, get in good trouble'.

Moving the needle in the right direction means more than comfort in the victories of a rear guard action to stop us going backwards. My 2c.

Beijing - Photo looks like a scene from Orwell



A woman wearing a face mask rides a bicycle in Beijing under a large television screen showing President Xi Jinping. Photograph: Mark Schiefelbein/AP

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/dec/03/china-easing-covid-curbs-does-not-solve-xi-jinping-dilemma



World's oldest recorded tortoise prepares for 190th birthday party



Jonathan, Seychelles giant tortoise given to Saint Helena in 1882, is the oldest known living land animal

If there is a party animal at large this weekend, Jonathan is it: the Seychelles giant tortoise is about to celebrate his 190th birthday with a three-day bash.

Living on Saint Helena since 1882, when he arrived as a gift to the governor of the small south Atlantic island, he is no stranger to fame, having scooped awards from the Guinness World Records for being the oldest known living land animal and the oldest chelonian – an order comprising tortoises, turtles and terrapins – ever recorded.

He has also been at the heart of romantic intrigue: after a period of irritability, Jonathan was presented with a mate in 1991 with whom he happily developed an intimate relationship. But 26 years later the lack of offspring was explained when his amorous partner – Frederica – turned out, upon inspection, to be a male.

Jonathan is also something of a local celebrity: as well as being a famous attraction he has featured on the reverse of the local five-pence coin

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/dec/02/worlds-oldest-recorded-tortoise-prepares-for-190th-birthday-party

Snowden: 'Anti-money laundering regulations are a drag on crypto'

When I go buy a lawnmower, nobody asks for me to hold up my passport

Edward Snowden Calls Coinbase Over-Compliance ‘Toxic and Embarrassing’

The former NSA contractor turned whistleblower criticized the exchange for favoring compliance over its customers' interests. ( Like customers with Russian passports for example )

Snowden told Camp Decrypt attendees that Coinbase has put regulatory compliance over the founding ideals of blockchain-based networks—an innovation that could tilt power back into the hands of internet users.

“To those of you in the room who work for Coinbase, it’s really nothing personal, you’re just an example of [the] overly compliant, overly indulgent,” he said. “Yeah, you guys still get rich, you’ll make a lot of money, but have you actually advanced the interests of society?”

Snowden went on to compare Coinbase to a company that sells products much in the same way a home improvement retailer like Home Depot does, adding that its commitment to Know-Your-Customer (KYC) procedures—which helps them remain compliant with anti-money laundering regulations—is a drag on the crypto space.

“You're not even building lawn mowers, you're selling them, but great, you've popularized the lawnmower—lawnmowers are important, they're valuable,” he said. “But when I go buy a lawnmower, nobody asks for me to hold up my passport and scan my face, and the fact that you guys go along with that is frankly toxic and embarrassing.

https://decrypt.co/115107/edward-snowden-calls-coinbase-over-compliance-toxic-and-embarrassing

The Iowa caucuses are not good for the Republicans either (psst don't tell the RNC)

The move of the State to the Right has coincided with a rush towards RW Evangelical-Style Scammers. I include W in that clique, but the last three competitive races have been won by hucksters who stood little to no chance in the General.

2008: Huckabee
2012: Santorum
2016: Cruz

So by all means, the GOP should devote huge amounts of time and money to coming up with losers in IA. Trump's MAGA fanatics will bully all the other the supporters in the caucuses, if they get the chance, this time around. It's enough to discourage DeSantis from running

The decision has been made, but I think the 2024 Primary Schedule is a bad move.

The President could have achieved most of what he wanted, by holding the existing first four - IA, NH, NV, SC on the same day, all as primaries. Added together, you get something like a representative demographic.

No that would not satisfy NH - being first is not enough. What do you call an exclusive for a state that is practically exclusively white?

A Takedown of Elon Musk tonight

by Molly Jong-Fast, Victor Shi, Stewart Stevens and Rick Wilson, on the 'proud to be propaganda' Resolute Square.
https://twitter.com/ResoluteSquare/status/1598362595119058945
https://live.resolutesquare.com/show/24rEVLLo3VToteruSStunr
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