Angry Robot

Long term vegetarian diet changes human DNA raising risk of cancer and heart disease

On the flip, “other research suggests vegetarianism lowers the risk of diabetes, stroke and obesity”.

My Heroic and Lazy Stand Against IFTTT

“This is strictly a business decision”


Can Bernie Sanders Really Win the Nomination?

Shorter: yes, but still unlikely:

<blockquote>        <p>In the betting markets, Clinton is still the heavy favorite to win the nomination. At the online site Betfair, you would have to wager a hundred dollars on Clinton to win ten dollars if she prevails. According to Predictwise, a Web site that aggregates information from betting markets and opinion polls, the probability of Clinton getting the nomination is ninety-two per cent, and the probability of Sanders winning is just eight per cent. Perhaps significantly, that figure hardly changed after Saturday’s results.</p>    </blockquote>   <blockquote>        <p>Sanders and his supporters point out, with quite a bit of justification, that the pundits and the betting markets have underestimated him all along.</p>     </blockquote>

The N.R.A. Reimagines Classic Fairy Tales, With Guns


Exclusive: Snapchat Buys Bitmoji Maker Bitstrips


New material raises hopes for cheap renewable energy storage


Microsoft’s teen AI chatbot is now a really horrible racist

Trump Reshuffling the Deck? Don't Believe the Hype

Donald Trump persuading Republicans, but would lose to Hillary Clinton, polls suggest

HRC is polling better against Trump than Obama did vs either McCain or Romney. But Sanders polls even better. Possibly because no-one’s gone through his dirty laundry yet?

Legalize It All, by Dan Baum

Feat. insane Erlichmann quote:

The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.

Israeli firm helping FBI to open encrypted iPhone: report

A Tribe Called Quest's Phife Dawg Dead at 45

Arts community had better spend its budget money wisely

Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford dies at 46

Firewatch: One Month Later

Cabel’s writeup a month after a successful launch of a unique game

Markov Chains explained visually

My Anxiety Is Forever And That’s Fine

Rob Ford under 24-hour medical supervision after chemo fails |

It's Over Gandalf. We Need to Unite Behind Saruman to Save Middle Earth from Sauron!

Maybe Putin’s Telling the Truth About Winning Syria

The war in Syria is so depressing.

PlayStation VR hands-on: the $399 headset is comfortable, sturdy, and holds its own

Coming in October. Sounds not as good as the Oculus or the Vive but considering it works with a $400 PS4 rather than a high-end gaming PC, it’s considerably cheaper.

Someone Will Die

Re: Trump’s incitements to violence at his rallies. It’s getting harder and harder to laugh at Trump.

A King in His Castle: How Donald Trump Lives, From His Longtime Butler

Sounds like Tony is finally going to retire.