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.
This has happened to me. More than once. In her defense, I think she was probably just nervous. So I post it more for amusement than mocking.
When people’s children are more likely to survive, they have fewer of them. This is a great triumph of the modern era.
Every moment of your life you roll dice against death. Certain things load the dice in death’s favor. Other things load them in yours. But the dice never stop rolling.
Spare us the girlish delicacy. Science belongs to us already.
Scientists need our own version of Rule 34: if it exists, someone is studying it.
Yes, I am feeling snarky today, why do you ask?
I love it when we cause materials and chemicals to behave in ways that violate those general understandings of how physics works.
The family is back home, just the 3 of us again. I love the cousins, but it’s nice to have the house to ourselves again.
Back then, the computers just did not have the memory or CPU cycles to do Computational Fluid Dynamics justice. Today, however…
It’s been an ugly week on the interwebs. For Linky Friday, let’s have a few moments of beautiful.
This is why I love science. As much as I love the new tech, and interesting designs, and fun bits of analysis, in the end, it’s the potential of that bleeding edge to upend everything we think we know.
If you had a reaction to that Michelob Ultra commercial where Zoe Kravitz goes soundlab with tapping, whispers, and drinking, there is a reason for that: it was designed that way.
Over ten years, Ordinary Times has over 15K posts. Here are a few that you should check out, and are interesting today in hindsight.
Overall, I support using drones and robots for aircraft inspections, as long as the software that is evaluating the sensor feed is more capable than a person at spotting an issue. I’ve done these kinds of inspections, on hovercraft and airliners, and it can be mind numbing.
The debate surrounding the definition of personhood isn’t new, but it also hasn’t proven to be very consequential in terms of its impact on the modern abortion debate. The introduction of artificial wombs could change all of that
One thing that annoys me is people conflating the far side of the moon with the “dark side”. These are not the same thing.
On a personal note, we spent the weekend in Flagstaff, and Bug got to see Mars through a 16″ telescope, and he got to see the Orion Nebula through the Clark Telescope, which showed him 8 baby stars and the glowing green gas of the nebula. Totally worth staying up late and standing in line in the cold.
Does men’s dominance of Scrabble prove there’s no sexism in science? Eh, not quite.