The Taliban is retaking Afghanistan faster than expected. Yesterday's fall of Kandahar means Kabul, the capital, is the only major city held by the government. The U.S. and Britain are expected to abandon their embassies presently; the U.S. is reportedly attempting to bribe the Taliban with promises of foreign aid. The cost of the 20-year Afghanistan War was reportedly 2 trillion dollars. Though none of it amounted to much—least of all a credible Afghan military or government—Republicans want to shovel more money in to avoid the humiliation of a second Saigon evacuation.
Apple's new MacBook Pro loses features users disliked and restores some they loved—the SD card slot and physical F-keys!— and adds the company's powerful and efficient in-house processors. One new feature, though, was not so well-received: the display now has a notch at the top, like Apple's smartphones. Apple claims that the notch isn't lost… READ THE REST
People living near (or simply passing over) the Golden Gate bridge have been complaining since 2020 that recent engineering work resulted in unpleasant "singing" noises when it's windy. It was very windy in the Bay Area this weekend. READ THE REST
The 2016 election campaign for Jeff Fortenberry, a GOP lawmaker, received a questionable donation. An aide apparently warned him: "hey, Jeff, that donation looks questionable". The FBI had, of course, already spoken to the aide when it asked Fortenberry "hey, Jeff, anyone talk to you about that questionable donation?" Instead of saying "fuck off, pigs",… READ THE REST
The past two years have been rough on everybody. Sitting around the house day after day, week after week, was enough to make almost anyone a little crazy. All that time disconnected from the rest of the world had everybody feeling a little lonely, and it turns out that millions of Americans coped with COVID… READ THE REST
No more stewing in sweatpants for weeks on end, folks. The world is back. While it was tempting to throw personal hygiene cares to the wind when Zoom meetings and conference calls were the full extents of your social interaction in a day, the winding down of the COVID pandemic means it's time to start… READ THE REST
Dental care is one of the most important parts of our daily routine. If you're looking to take your teeth cleaning regime to the next level, The Shyn Sonic Toothbrush with 8 Whitening Brush Heads will give you something to smile about. The Shyn is an Award-Winning Premium Sonic Toothbrush and will help you achieve… READ THE REST