An anonymous reader writes, "After snap elections on December 11th in Macedonia, when designers united against a dictatorship, Nikola Gruevski, the leader of the ruling VMRO-DPMNE party gave a Milosevic-style speech declaring that foreign powers are interfering with the work of the SEC. VMRO-DPMNE won (for now) 51 seats, the opposition party won 49 of total 120 seats in Parliament. Yesterday, obituaries from the US and EU ambassadors to Macedonia appeared on IMGUR.
• Chinese accounts posted material supporting U.S. President Donald Trump, and pro-Left material Facebook has removed a number of Chinese accounts on the platform that are oddly active in Philippines and U.S. politics, reports Joe Menn at Reuters today. Facebook says it suspended 155 accounts on its main platform along with six Instagram accounts. Excerpt:… READ THE REST
Reporting from Lima, Reuters reports that Peruvian shamans are divided on who will win the U.S. presidential race in November. The two video embeds above show the same practitioners, as reported by two different outlets. Each reports a preference for a different candidate. RT emphasises positive vibes for Trump; the AP calls it for Biden.… READ THE REST
The New York City district attorney said Monday he believes he may have grounds to investigate impeached President Donald Trump and his businesses for tax fraud. D.A. Cyrus Vance is trying to convince a federal appeals court to allow him to get Trump's tax returns. From Reuters: Lawyers for District Attorney Cyrus Vance made the… READ THE REST
If you've never heard of MATLAB or think it sounds vaguely like certain TV shows from the '80s, you'd be forgiven. Because even in a tech sector chock full of intricate, complex programs and systems that routinely leave lay people scratching their heads, MATLAB is science tech for the serious, SERIOUS scientists. Since its humble… READ THE REST
Every once in a while, you stumble across a new twist on an old idea and ponder, "Why didn't I think of that?" It's often a concept so simple that it feels like it's been staring you in the face your whole life. It's that sense of "duh" that the Bamboo 6-Piece Smart Pocket Sheets… READ THE REST
Glasses can be difficult at any time, but with a mask on, it seems like you can't go more than a few seconds without an errant exhale blowing up into your face, fogging your glasses entirely. The only upside is the tiny bit of sweet revenge against everyone who called you four-eyes when they try… READ THE REST