Why We Need to Upgrade Our Face Masks–and Where to Get Them – Scientific American:

A wealth of evidence has shown that wearing a face mask helps prevent people from spreading the virus that causes COVID, SARS-CoV-2, to others and from becoming sick themselves. But there has been less guidance from public health officials on what kind of masks provide the best protection.

Launch: Vinegar – And a Dinosaur:

YouTube5 was a Safari extension back when Flash was still a thing and hated by everyone. It replaced the YouTube player (written in Flash) with an HTML

I’ve had a creeping distaste for the Youtube site experience for a while, to the point that I’d grab videos to offline to watch them and then delete them over spending time with their video player. This extension fixes that. Worth every penny.

App Store link here

Female Doctor Who robs boys of role models, claims Tory MP – BBC News:

Female Doctor Who robs boys of role models, claims Tory MP

WTAF. Apparently to some, representation only matters when it affects boys.

A Close Reading of the QAnon Shaman’s Conspiracy Manifesto ‹ Literary Hub:

The “QAnon shaman”—Jacob Chansley, the tattooed dude having an Excellent Adventure in Mike Pence’s Senate chair on January 6—put a photogenic face on the insurrection, and on Trump’s Idiocracy. Barechested, covered in neo-pagan tattoos, brandishing a spear, and sporting a fur headdress with horns, Chansley was catnip to media outlets. Was he a Burning Man bro gone MAGA? Adam Ant on ayahuasca? Or, as one YouTube wag put it, what you get “when you throw a Republican, a ton of shrooms and MDMA, a scratched DVD of Vikings Season 1, and a sweaty yoga mat into a boiling pot”?

Band apologizes for singer after she pees on fan’s face during concert | Boing Boing:

After singer Sophia Urista instructed the fellow to lie down on the ground, she peeled down her pants and urinated on the man’s face.

Shouldn’t we call that “The Presidential Treatment” now?

VIZIO Holding Corp. – VIZIO HOLDING CORP. Reports Q3 2021 Financial Results:

Most of what Vizio is known for is selling TVs to you.
Platform+ is their business of selling you, your eyeballs, your data.

When you see two devices of similar quality, and one costs way less, you should think about how their business accomodates that.

(Riddle me this – Every other headset in the same class of the Oculus Quest family costs near 2x as much. Do you think Facebook has somehow managed to find cost efficiencies that elude HP & HTC, or that they plan to make up for the cost difference elsewhere in their business…)

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– VIZIO Holding Corp. (NYSE: VZIO) today announced the following results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021, as compared to the corresponding period of last year:

  • Net revenue of $588.3 million, compared to $582.2 million
  • Platform+ net revenue grew 134% to $85.9 million
  • Gross profit of $82.9 million, compared to $88.8 million
  • Platform+ gross profit grew 88% to $57.3 million
  • SmartCast Active Accounts grew 35% to 14.4 million
  • SmartCast Hours increased 16% to 3.6 billion
  • Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) grew 91% to $19.89

Warhammer Isn’t For Everyone, Especially These Nazis…:

Make no mistake, Warhammer, and the hobby of tabletop miniatures in general, is not for Nazis, PETA’s shenanigans, Politics, or just hatred of any kind.

The time for action is now, with no quarter asked for or given. Keep our hobby and its communities safe from events like these, and we will all be better for it!

That MAGA hat may indicate a higher likelihood of dying from COVID-19 | Boing Boing:

In October, 25 out of every 100,000 residents of heavily Trump counties died from Covid, more than three times higher than the rate in heavily Biden counties (7.8 per 100,000). October was the fifth consecutive month that the percentage gap between the death rates in Trump counties and Biden counties widened.

You’d think the demographics of this would make the GOP rethink things…

Because at this rate they’re losing a million voters a year.

Young Fox Adorably Discovers Frost for the First Time:

But what did he say

Ford is selling Mach-E crate motors to promote custom EV conversions like this F-100 concept – Electrek:

In a recent press release, Ford has unveiled a unique concept vehicle that consists of a 1978 F-100 pickup electrified using Ford Performance’s Eluminator electric crate motors. That’s the same motor in Ford’s 2021 Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition.

The $3,900 electric motor is now available to the public, should any EV enthusiasts with the proper conversion knowledge want to create a custom vehicle of their own. Although, you’ll still need to acquire an inverter, battery pack, and control system.

This is super cool.. It sounds like they’re going to follow with turnkey battery/control systems to match, which makes it even more exciting for conversion projects.