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October 07, 2016

Overnight Open Thread (7 Oct 2016)

The Americans the media doesn't even see.

"The theatrics displayed on social media, then on the network cable news stations and across the country in wire stories, was so different from how I saw the information," said Ben, a Pittsburgh-based medical professional who declined to give his last name because of how "deeply strident, intolerant and disrespectful" people tend to be when they find out someone supports Trump.

"First of all, people on Twitter or reporters do not seem to know a lot about taxes," Ben said. He added that the social-media world and the real world are so distinct, especially in this election, as to be almost unrecognizable to each other: "We share nothing in common with each other anymore. One world exists in a very cosmopolitan echo chamber that feeds off of each other's 'hot takes,' and the other world is wedded in community and operates in total defiance of the echo chamber."

Nukin' Hurricanes

While hurricane Matthew was a topic of discussion this week at work, we wondered if you could stop a hurricane by nuking it?

Trigger Warnings

Faculty said 'No' to trigger warnings...and that triggered students. Me thinks these students just aren't ready for the real world. Grow the eff up.

News Bloopers

Dumbed Down Education

From 1930, information tests to try on your children.

Aluminum Boats

Yeah. Might want to rethink having warships made of aluminum. Images show a badly damaged HSV-2 Swift following attack off Yemeni Coast.

Battlefield I

Damn this looks good.

Uh Oh

French authorities warn that Paris Airport is infiltrated by radical Islamists scrawling 'Allahu Akbar' on fuel tanks.


Can dogs help us understand the link between intelligence and health?

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