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Favorite Rejects 2022-08-21
Masters programs that charge tuition should be harshly regulated and eventually phased out of existence. The number of predatory programs out there for degrees that people don’t need (and that rich and connected ppl just bypass) is unconscionable.
What is the plan for the day after universal debt cancellation when masters programs raise tuition and tell prospective students not to worry about it because the debt will be cancelled down the road?
Matthew Yglesias @mattyglesias
NYT now promoting the nutty idea that children should wear masks in crowded spaces as a precaution against *monkeypox.* nytimes.com/2022/08/17/wel…
watching a documentary about suffragettes and they end with this little “what happened to them” montage. real mixed bag lmao
China has a quantum computer a million times faster than Google, quantum communication over 1000 kilometers, autonomous drone swarms that can fly through dense forests, and quantum detectors that might be able to find our submarines.
We need a national initiative to produce a cool espionage movie where the villain is a PRC spy.
Sun Yeli, vice minister of the central committee’s propaganda department had some advice for Hollywood last week: 'We hope the quality of American films can continue to be improved on the basis of respecting our culture, customs & audience behaviours,’ https://t.co/PVnHYdfZiU
Fergus Ryan @fryan
The story of the 1983 Steve Jobs letter where he informed the sender that he did not sign autographs, paradoxically leaving his signature at the bottom of the page. It sold at an auction in 2021 for $500k [read more: buff.ly/3QHWd8P]
Very significant development here. These precision-guided munitions need to be extracted from a stone strategically positioned at the bottom of a lake; only a worthy champion can wield them and possession denotes true kingship.
⚡️Politico: US planning to give Ukraine precision-guided Excalibur munitions. A source close to the deliberations of the latest military aid package shared with Politico that the M982 Excalibur rounds, travelling up to 70km, will be sent to Ukraine "at some point in the future."
The Kyiv Independent @KyivIndependent