In a decision with potentially large ramifications, New York Federal Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall won't dismiss a libel suit against "Shitty Media Men" creator Moira Donegan.
Explaining, the judge says it is possible that Donegan created the entry herself. The judge believes that Elliott should be able to explore whether the entry was fabricated. Accordingly, discovery proceeds, which will now put pressure on Google to respond to broad subpoena demands. The next motion stage could feature a high-stakes one about the reaches of CDA 230.
Linky Friday: Blood and Guts
There’s a lot of blood, sweat, and guts between dreams and success. – Paul Bryant
Linky Friday: Blood and Guts
[Bl1] The horrific “Ghost Ship” warehouse fire in Oakland that claimed the lives of 36 people might finally be getting some closure, as the two men responsible go to sentencing after pleading guilty.
[Bl2] A new variety of Asian blood-sucking tic has arrived and is doing exactly what it did there, spread disease and worry.
[Bl3] The death toll in the Lombak earthquake in Indonesia is up to 347, and expected to rise as aid is hard to deliever to some areas.
[Bl4] 66 shot, 12 killed, zero arrests in Chicago. That’s just last weekend.
[Bl5] Well, I guess it’s better than cookies. Red Cross offers Amazon gift cards for blood donations.
[Bl6] Like a Fitbit, but for your wrist and monitors your blood pressure.
[Bl7] This is how you write a headline, folks: “Think these movies are too gory? The Greek myths they’re based on are worse.”
[Bl8] The name is perhaps more well known for the long serving aircraft carrier named for it, but the Battle of Oriskany was one of the bloodiest of the American Revolution, in no small part to native forces that broke treaty and began fighting amongst themselves during it.
[Bl9] If you aren’t familiar with military tactics, specifically how good US joint operations have become at coordinating air-ground forces, this is a great play-by-play of what happened when Syrian troops and Russian mercenaries decided to test US forces in Syria. Spoiler alert: They got their ass handed to them.
[Gu1] Heart health and gut health may be linked. A new study finds that people with better cardiovascular fitness have more of a certain type of bacteria in their gut.
[Gu2] More of this, please: LA County DA honors citizens for bravery in taking action while crimes where being committed.
[Gu3] The 36 minutes it took for a kitchen fire to consume the Grenfell Tower, kill 72, and raise all kinds of questions about housing, immigration, safety, and UK government involvement in all three also contain extraordinary tales of bravery.
[Gu4] 9 Aussies that participated in the Thai cave rescue are awarded bravery medals.
[Gu5] The London Bridge stabbing attack had it’s share of heroes, including 3 police officers and 5 civilians.
[Gu6] Inside the “guts” of a shredded star 2k lightyears away, and the rare molecule scientist think they may have found there.
[Gu7] The guts of leech bacteria, more specifically their ability to become almost instantly resistance to drugs, and what that might mean.
[Gu8] The brave Danish resistance fighter who saved Jews from the Nazis in WW2.
[In1] What is the inside of a “Tier 3 Data Center” like? Something like this.
[In2] This is fascinating: “Tiny tunnels inside garnets appear to be the result of boring microorganisms”
[In3] Inside the Paul Manafort trial. Needless to say, security is pretty tight.
[In4] Tiny spider drone robots that one day might perform surgery inside the body.
[In5] More bad news from inside Tesla, as it’s NY solar facility is now coming under scrutiny.
[In6] Even after becoming public knowledge and a tourist attraction since 1992, the former Congressional Fall-out bunker under The Greenbriar Hotel still has it’s secrets. I’ve been there several times and it’s an amazing piece of history.
[In7] Another WV place, if you ever go inside the “quiet zone” around the Green Bank Observatory where there is no cell, radio, or WiFi signals. Which is ironic since WiFi was developed by radio astronomers.
[In8] Inside active shooter training in a rural elementary school.
[Re1] Analytics comes to behavioral science and recovery services, and it is needed in a field where the human toll isn’t just on the patients.
[Re2] Getting hit by lightening, but surviving it with a month in a coma and six months in hospital recovering.
[Re3] Celebrating 40 years of recovery on the Fond du Lac reservation.
[Re4] The long, slow recovery from Maria in Puerto Rico has brought the bright spot of small farms driving the agricultural recovery.
[Re5] Demi Lovato is recovering from an overdose, and it was paramedics with Narcan that saved her life, a story that has played out thousands of times for others.