jlou, to politics

If the Republican Party bans the UBI, what the fuck is their plan?


  • More money for us
  • Fuck you

Hi. Did you know you’re repeating a Republican attack line from the campaign? I wonder who that would help.


tl;dr: the actual length of the supermajority was a few months, which they spent working on reform for the healthcare industry, where an estimated $2.4 trillion was spent in 2008.

Also, even the Green Party didn’t add UBI to their platform until 2010.

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Unvaccinated Florida kids exposed to measles can skip quarantine, officials say

On Tuesday, nearly 20 percent of the school's 1,067 students were reportedly absent.

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nedhamson1, avatar

@arstechnica Just insane that this official backs exposing children to illness that can and does kill!

Scene Edit: The Doctor is a Person

My wife and I just watched Season 5, Episode 11: “Latent Image” in which the Doctor discovers that he performed an operation on Ensign Kim, but the memory has been erased. The episode ultimately revolves around whether Captain Janeway considers the Doctor to be a person who can consent to be edited. The Doctor’s main...

gcompris, (edited ) to kde avatar

KDE's educational software for kids, GCompris, releases version 4.0 with 8 new activities.

GCompris 4.0 contains 190 educational activities and games 🎲, adding 8 new ones: "Grammar classes", "Grammar analysis", "Calcudoku", "Guess 24", "Frieze", "Read a graduated line", "Use a graduated line", and "Adjacent numbers".

All activities are translated to over 40 languages.


SigHunter, avatar

GCompris is the reason I got kids. They will be old enough soon

Bro666, avatar

For me it was Lego.

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Test flights on tap for Space Perspective’s luxury high-altitude balloon

This Florida-based startup wants to fly thousands of customers up to 100,000 feet.

Wildbill, avatar

@arstechnica OF COURSE it's from Florida. Land of gators and bad ideas.

Bandersnatch, avatar

@arstechnica Billionaire's first!

I insist.

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Ala. hospital halts IVF after state’s high court ruled embryos are “children”

Anger and uncertainty spread in wake of Friday's ruling by the state's Supreme Court.

level2wizard, avatar

@arstechnica wouldn't it be real fucking neato if we had a functioning non-republican party in the state 😶


@arstechnica Christo-fascist terrorists and the gop are the same subversive cabal.

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iMessage gets a major makeover that puts it on equal footing with Signal

How Kybers and ratcheting are boosting the resiliency of Apple's messaging app.

ChrisFerguson, avatar

Ars is normally on point, but this headline is wrong. In order to be on equal footing, Apple would need to not be in control of the encryption keys. But they are, so really, Apple can insert themselves (or Governments) in between your conversations whenever they please without your noticing. Plus, their code isn't open source and audited.

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Blue Origin has emerged as the likely buyer for United Launch Alliance

Pairing of two launch companies could provide more robust competition to SpaceX.

NIH_LLAMAS, avatar

@arstechnica They should bundle it with a video subscription service.

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Big Tech is extremely unimpressed by Apple’s EU App Store changes

"It took about an hour for app developers to realize they had been screwed."

Slatepad, avatar

@arstechnica It was naive to think that Apple wouldn’t try to extract the fees they feel they are owed. Laws will need to be wayyyyy more specific to change that.

aeischeid, avatar

@arstechnica Not just big tech!

devs or dev teams that aren't big enough to maintain apps in various app stores and wrestle with all the arbitrary approval hoops are also pissed. A lot of them just want PWAs to be a realistic option. Many already had working PWAs that will now be broken.

Your focus on "big tech" sets up a Google & Meta vs Apple frame. but Apple vs the web and indie devs, while maybe less dramatic is probably where the real impact lies for most users and devs

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