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Don’t let the Saudi megacity fool you. We’ve been here before

Reading Time: 6 minutes The 2006 documentary Manufactured Landscapes opens with an eight-minute tracking shot of a Chinese factory floor, seemingly endless rows of machinery in a city-sized complex of 17,000 employees. Revisited in Factory City (2012), this industrial zone played into the idea that Asian cultures were more willing than the West to trade humanity for advancement. Yet […]

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Russia returns partial gas flow to Germany, as Brussels appeals for reduced reliance

Reading Time: < 1 minute The complex interplay of energy resource battles amid Russia’s war in Ukraine continues in Europe this week, where 40 percent of Germany’s supply needs began flowing again through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline this Thursday. The initial service break by Russia’s state-owned energy company, Gazprom, was claimed as the result of routine maintenance involving the […]

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Musk will bring Trump back to Twitter, calls the ban ‘foolish in the extreme’

Reading Time: 6 minutes Organisms generally need oxygen to survive and flourish. Certain organisms require more oxygen to reach their peak. In the social media ecosystem, whose habitats include the undrained swamps of the American elite, one apex predator once reigned supreme. And in the misinformation mudslinging and disinformation data-dumping, Trump’s famed Twitter rule came to an abrupt end. […]

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Elon Musk buys Twitter. What could possibly go wrong?

Reading Time: 7 minutes Everyone has their line. Even 4chan, a supposedly “anything-goes platform” that many think is the worst manifestation of the internet, had a line. It was an animated depiction of child pornography, as well as concerted attacks on female journalists and others associated with Gamergate. The result? 8chan was started as an even more “libertarian” vacuum […]