Micah sez, "Like a lot of people on Sunday afternoon, Baltimore-based software developer Chris Ashworth was frustrated with the way Congress had handled the important but often routine business of raising the nation's borrowing limit. 'When the debt deal goes through,' he mused on Twitter to what he describes as a fairly modest following, 'can we start a meme where we all make videos of ourselves slowly & sarcastically applauding our politicians?' That was the beginning of Slow Clap for Congress, what is at present a very basic website hosting Ashworth and a handful of other folks doing — well, you get the idea.
As a rally yesterday, Trump floated the idea that he'd leave the country if he loses next month's election. It's a joke, of course. But the joke is supposed to be the idea of Trump losing to Biden in the first place. So if it happens, it won't be a joke anymore. READ THE REST
At first, I wondered if Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) was so unfamiliar with anything even slightly out his norm that the name "Kamala" would present a problem to him. Then I remembered two things—he's been her Senate colleague for years, and the way he does it is exactly the way it was done to me… READ THE REST
Pete Buttgieg described this awkward moment for Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) as "possibly the most Midwestern moment in the history of televised Senate debates." After the debate, Ernst's opponent, Democrat Theresa Greenfield tweeted: "A Senator from Iowa should know the price of soybeans." READ THE REST
Shopify got started by a trio of Canadians back in 2004 when they got frustrated trying to sell snowboarding equipment online. More than 15 years later, Shopify is one of the biggest names in e-commerce, the engine behind nearly 1 million different digital storefronts that have generated nearly $1 billion in sales worldwide. Shopify's power… READ THE REST
Back in the early 1800's, Russian physicist Emil Lenz noted an interesting phenomenon. When he dropped a magnet through a pipe, the magnet's magnetic field created counter-rotating currents in the copper or aluminum pipe. To the naked eye, that dropped magnetic ball falls a whole lot slower when it's inside the pipe than outside. It… READ THE REST
If there was ever a better endorsement for making sure your resume skills are just as good as you say they are, look no further than Great Britain. Last week, Public Health England used an outdated Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, which inadvertently underreported the number of positive COVID-19 diagnosed cases during the week. Because of the… READ THE REST