“Consent is a function of power. You have to have a modicum of power to give it. In many cases women…

“Consent is a function of power. You have to have a modicum of power to give it. In many cases women do not have that power because their livelihood is in jeopardy and because they are the gender that is oppressed by a daily, invisible war waged against all that is feminine—women and humans who behave or dress or think or feel or look feminine.”

Harvey Weinstein and the Economics of Consent

“Because our species’ time on Earth is very likely to be finite, we should be doing everything…

“Because our species’ time on Earth is very likely to be finite, we should be doing everything we can to colonize nearby worlds — particularly Mars — to increase our odds of survival. Putting a permanent colony of humans on Mars would be an insurance policy against a civilization-ending catastrophe here at home, like an errant comet or an accidental outbreak of thermonuclear war.”

We have a pretty good idea of when humans will go extinct

“The arrival of the smartphone has radically changed every aspect of teenagers’ lives, from the…”

“The arrival of the smartphone has radically changed every aspect of teenagers’ lives, from the nature of their social interactions to their mental health. These changes have affected young people in every corner of the nation and in every type of household. The trends appear among teens poor and rich; of every ethnic background; in cities, suburbs, and small towns. Where there are cell towers, there are teens living their lives on their smartphone.”

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

“Calling your company Bodega is just inviting criticism. (At least have the decency to remove…

“Calling your company Bodega is just inviting criticism. (At least have the decency to remove a couple vowels like a real start-up!) It’s also revealing, in the way it shows off Silicon Valley’s worst tendencies to attack existing businesses with a glibness that belies the actual harm its cash-flush dreams of disruption can do to real humans.”

Silicon Valley, Please Stay Away From My Bodega

“Getting stores back up and running after natural disasters has become something of an art…

“Getting stores back up and running after natural disasters has become something of an art form for large companies, and nearly every major restaurant and retail chain has developed a way to contend with this brand of weather-related chaos. ‘We have an operations response team, and this is all that they do,’ says a Cracker Barrel spokeswoman. ‘The team deals with natural disasters.’”

Corporate “jump teams” spring to action during hurricanes, wading into chaos to reopen stores

“Pornhub, the largest pornography site on the internet, said its US traffic ‘plummeted to some of the…”

“Pornhub, the largest pornography site on the internet, said its US traffic ‘plummeted to some of the lowest levels we’ve seen in years.’ From 1-2pm ET on Monday, when the eclipse was near or at its peak in many parts of the country, traffic was down 54% from an average day in the US state of Wyoming, for example, where Pornhub saw the steepest declines. There were also sharp drops in traffic in Nebraska (-42%), Idaho (-40%), and Oregon (-39%) during that time.”

The eclipse was so impressive, Americans stopped watching Netflix and porn