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We are closer than ever to 1930s-style totalitarianism: Atwood

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The world is closer to the dark days of the 1930s than at any time since, Canadian author Margaret Atwood said on Saturday in Frankfurt, where she was due to receive a prestigious German literary award. Atwood’s dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale”, first published in 1985, has shot back up the bestseller lists after being made into an award-winning TV series depicting a totalitarian future in a United States where women are forced into sexual servitude. [nL2N1HD17K] Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president has, for some critics, ...

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How Netflix's Puberty Show, Big Mouth, Ever Got Made

Being in the writer’s room for Big Mouth sounds like an insanely personal experience. “We had all of our writers on day one bring a picture of themselves as an awkward-ass adolescent,” Mark Levin, one of the show’s creators and executive producers, told GameSpot. “And if you looked too good, it’s like, nah. You’re not playing this game right,” Andrew Goldberg, another EP/creator, added, laughing. Big Mouth stars comedians Nick Kroll as his prepubescent self, and John Mulaney as a stand-in for a more-pubescent Goldberg. The two wrestle with their ...

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Cubs survive one of the strangest elimination games ever played

2:31 AM ET play 3:37 After the Nationals surrender a 4-1 lead with Max Scherzer giving up four runs in relief and Jose Lobaton is ruled out at first on an overturned call in the eighth, as the Cubs fend off the Nationals 9-8 and will face the Dodgers. WASHINGTON — It’ll go down as one of the wildest elimination games in postseason history, but somehow, some way — while using seven pitchers — the Chicago Cubs advanced to their third consecutive National League Championship Series behind a 9-8 win ...

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Drones are more helpful than ever in hurricane-ravaged Texas and Florida

The view from the ground after a devastating hurricane is heartbreaking. The view from the sky is more revealing. Unmanned aircraft — small and large — swooped in during the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey to get a glimpse of the devastation. That’s why insurance companies have been using drone technology more than ever before to quickly — and safely — assess damage from the storm. It’s only been fairly recently that commercial drone technology has advanced enough to take on this task on a large economic scale. And ...

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Nikon D850 Field-Tested: Possibly the Best DSLR Ever

At the same time that users are moving away from big, heavy, DSLR cameras to mirrorless systems or even smartphones, DSLRs continue to improve and offer some exciting payoffs for those willing to stick it out. This year has seen several exciting models up and down the price range from all the major vendors. For Nikon shooters, the midrange Nikon D7500 that we reviewed over the summer is hard to beat. But the new Nikon D850 is the one turning heads, as it pushes image quality and performance boundaries. I’ve ...

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Ancient Meteorite Impact Produced Highest Natural Temperature Ever On Earth

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. In the Canadian Labrador region, temperatures during the short summers reach a balmy 77 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius) on average. That’s not bad for a province that’s partially tundra, but scientists now believe that Labrador was quite a bit hotter for a very short time in the distant past. In fact, Labrador might have been the hottest place ever on the surface of Earth some 36 million years ago when it was struck by ...

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This Steampunk Chassis is the Most Amazing PC Rig We’ve Ever Seen

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. PC case modding and alternative designs have been a popular PC subculture for decades. There are various options available online, from a handful of builders who will do bespoke work, to high-end chassis sold by mainstream OEMs, to custom builds people do to scratch their own particular desire for a themed design. A new build from SenpaiStudios on reddit, however, blows away every other build I’ve ever seen, including the Star Destroyer chassis we wrote ...

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NASA’s $3.5 billion plan could keep Yellowstone from ever erupting again

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Yellowstone national park is famous for its hot springs, geysers, and picturesque vistas. However, it’s the supervolcano lurking under Yellowstone that we have to thank for all of that. An eruption in Yellowstone could be a global cataclysm, but NASA has a plan to reduce the risk while also generating power. The plan is not without risks, and the price tag is high. Still, if it keeps us from being wiped out by clouds of ...

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The ISS is Getting the Most Powerful Computer Ever Sent to Space

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When SpaceX’s next mission launches on August 14, it won’t just be carrying supplies to the International Space Station (ISS). NASA has partnered with HP to perform a long-term experiment on how high-end, modern computers will perform in space compared with on Earth. Space, as you may or may not know, is absolutely murder on electronics. Cosmic rays are sufficiently plentiful that astronauts since the 1960s have reported seeing flashes of light when their eyes ...

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SpaceX to launch most powerful computer ever sent to space station

Watch SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket make a flawless landing A SpaceX rocket is ready to deliver one of the most high-tech payloads ever to the International Space Station. When the Falcon 9 rocket blasts off on Monday, one of the items on board will be a supercomputer built by Hewlett Packard Enterprise(HPE, Tech30), dubbed the “Spaceborne Computer.” If it works, it could be the most powerful commercial, off-the-shelf computer ever to operate in space. Astronauts aboard the space station already have a bunch of devices you’d find at your local ...

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