Midnight Pub

come sail away


So many new-for-me website discovered, of late. Got some ambient stuff (what I believe was once-upon-a-time called "chillout") playing at one of 'em. Fits the morning well.

How be - yay, seem - the "real" world? Well, seriously. How could an i-me-mine filter - aka impenetrable mirror - possibly know it?

It's just... well, you know, it's never what you'd wish or hope or dream - which kinda makes sense because otherwise what would wishes and/or hopes and/or dreams be worth?


my cynical take: when my newsfeed becomes rosy and cheerful and filled with correct politics, is when I should start worrying that I've been trapped in a chatbot bubble.

I'm looking at you Inquiry, you rosy cheerful bastard :-p



But I don't have a newsfeed! :-)

Actually, I do have 'news' command written in Lua that leverages


But I honestly didn't run it for a couple years for having lost faith in journalism ever rising above reproach.

Let's see what it shows this moment, shall we?

xxxxxxx@penguin:~$ news<enter>

1) https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/ukraine-says-russian-forces-have-withdrawn-snake-island-2022-06-30/ (2022-06-30T10:21:00Z Reuters)
Russian forces withdraw from Ukraine's strategic Snake Island - Reuters.com

2) https://abc7ny.com/woman-pushing-stroller-ues-shooting-upper-east-side-shot/12005638/ (2022-06-30T09:56:15Z WABC-TV)
Woman walking with baby stroller shot in head, killed on Upper East Side, Manhattan - WABC-TV

3) https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-61992214 (2022-06-30T09:56:05Z BBC News)
Cameron Diaz to 'un-retire' from acting with Jamie Foxx film - BBC

4) https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/29/us/san-antonio-migrant-truck-deaths-charges-filed/index.html (2022-06-30T08:53:00Z CNN)
4 people have been charged in the Texas semitruck smuggling operation that left 53 migrants dead - CNN

5) https://scitechdaily.com/riskiest-asteroid-known-to-humankind-in-the-last-year-will-not-strike-earth-for-at-least-100-years/ (2022-06-30T08:13:52Z SciTechDaily)
Riskiest Asteroid Known to Humankind in the Last Year Will Not Strike Earth for at Least 100 Years - SciTechDaily

6) https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/30/chinas-xi-arrives-in-hong-kong-in-first-trip-off-mainland-since-pandemic.html (2022-06-30T07:57:46Z CNBC)
China's Xi arrives in Hong Kong in his first trip off the mainland since the onset of the pandemic - CNBC

7) https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/philippines-begins-new-era-marcos-rule-decades-after-overthrow-2022-06-29/ (2022-06-30T07:23:00Z Reuters)
Philippines begins new era of Marcos rule, decades after overthrow - Reuters.com

8) https://hoopshype.com/2022/06/30/kyrie-irving-saga-not-over/ (2022-06-30T04:39:01Z Hoops Hype)
Kyrie Irving saga not over? - Hoops Hype

9) https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/3-bodies-found-in-kankakee-home-mayor-says (2022-06-30T03:37:33Z FOX 32 Chicago)
3 men found dead in Kankakee home - FOX 32 Chicago

10) https://www.wvtm13.com/article/deputies-shot-alabama-bibb-county/40464516 (2022-06-30T03:27:00Z WVTM13)
2 Bibb County deputies shot, manhunt underway for "armed and dangerous" suspect - WVTM13 Birmingham

11) https://scitechdaily.com/american-heart-association-sleep-duration-is-essential-component-for-heart-and-brain-health/ (2022-06-30T03:03:39Z SciTechDaily)
American Heart Association: Sleep Duration Is Essential Component for Heart and Brain Health - SciTechDaily

12) https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/29/politics/pat-cipollone-january-6-committee-subpoena/index.html (2022-06-30T02:05:00Z CNN)
January 6 committee subpoenas Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone for testimony - CNN

13) https://www.newsweek.com/putin-his-allies-mocked-meeting-absolutely-massive-table-1720473 (2022-06-30T01:19:44Z Newsweek)
Putin and His Allies Mocked for Meeting at Absolutely Massive Table - Newsweek

14) https://www.mmafighting.com/2022/6/29/23189048/sean-strickland-knows-ufc-276-is-purely-just-a-ploy-by-the-ufc-to-get-alex-pereira-a-title-shot (2022-06-30T01:00:0:0Z MMA Fighting)

15) https://nypost.com/2022/06/29/ex-trump-aide-cassidy-hutchinson-stands-by-jan-6-testimony-despite-questions/ (2022-06-30T00:29:00Z New York Post)
Ex-Trump aide Cassidy Hutchinson 'stands by' explosive Jan. 6 testimony as key details disputed - New York Post 

16) https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2022/06/29/wizards-trade-monte-morris-kentavious-caldwell-pope/ (2022-06-30T00:23:00Z The Washington Post)
Wizards trade for point guard Monte Morris. Bradley Beal opts out. - The Washington Post

17) https://www.mlive.com/news/2022/06/first-probable-case-of-monkeypox-detected-in-michigan.html (2022-06-30T00:21:00Z mlive.com)
First probable case of monkeypox detected in Michigan - MLive.com

18) https://www.reuters.com/technology/us-fcc-commissioner-urges-apple-google-boot-tiktok-app-stores-2022-06-29/ (2022-06-30T00:20:00Z Reuters)
A U.S. FCC commissioner urges Apple, Google to boot TikTok from app stores - Reuters.com

19) https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-r-kelly-sentencing-new-york-racketeering-conviction-20220629-2qatyuk53nd7vmmszsi52c6uui-story.html (2022-06-29T23:33:00Z Chicago Tribune)
R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison in federal court in New York after judge says he left 'a trail of broken lives' - Chicago Tribune

20) https://techcrunch.com/2022/06/29/get-hype-for-the-first-images-from-nasas-james-webb-space-telescope/ (2022-06-29T22:42:37Z TechCrunch)
Get hype for the first images from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope - TechCrunch

21) https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/06/29/ketanji-brown-jackson-supreme-court-oath-swearing-in/ (2022-06-29T22:29:00Z The Washington Post)
Jackson to take Supreme Court oath Thursday, minutes after Breyer retires - The Washington Post

22) https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/29/investing/bed-bath-and-beyond-replaces-ceo/index.html (2022-06-29T22:23:00Z CNN)
Bed Bath & Beyond's CEO is out as sales tumble - CNN

23) https://www.newsweek.com/russia-warns-consequences-turkey-backing-nato-expansion-finland-sweden-1720449 (2022-06-29T22:18:20Z Newsweek)
Russian Official Warns of Consequences for Turkey Backing NATO Expansion - Newsweek

24) https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/06/fauci-reports-covid-rebound-says-its-much-worse-than-initial-illness/ (2022-06-29T21:43:41Z Ars Technica)
Fauci reports COVID rebound, says his is “much worse” than initial illness - Ars Technica

25) https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2022/06/29/ukraine-russia-invasion-live-updates/7764265001/ (2022-06-29T21:32:42Z USA Today)
Ukraine live updates: NATO invites Sweden, Finland to alliance - USA TODAY

26) https://9to5google.com/2022/06/29/nest-hub-max-bluetooth/ (2022-06-29T20:19:00Z 9to5google.com)
Nest Hub Max adds Bluetooth settings menu with Fuchsia update - 9to5Google

27) https://www.eonline.com/news/1336220/kim-kardashian-responds-to-skkn-trademark-lawsuit-after-skincare-brand-launch (2022-06-29T18:41:00Z Eonline.com)
Kim Kardashian Responds to SKKN Trademark Lawsuit After Skincare Brand Launch - E! NEWS

28) https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/nothing-phone-1-chipset-confirmed (2022-06-29T18:26:33Z Android Central)
Nothing phone (1) is powered by the Snapdragon 778G+, black colorway revealed - Android Central

29) https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/amazon-limits-sales-plan-contraceptives-supreme-court-fallout (2022-06-29T17:54:17Z Fox Business)
Amazon limits sales of Plan-B contraceptives amid Supreme Court fallout - Fox Business

30) https://www.theverge.com/good-deals/23161948/apple-macbook-hp-lenovo-dell-acer-asus-deal-sale (2022-06-29T17:00:00Z The Verge)
The best laptop deals you can get right now - The Verge

31) https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04824-9 (2022-06-29T15:15:00Z Nature.com)
Grey wolf genomic history reveals a dual ancestry of dogs - Nature.com

32) https://gizmodo.com/monkeypox-virus-vaccine-us-jynneos-release-availability-1849122926 (2022-06-29T14:30:00Z Gizmodo.com)
The U.S. Is Rolling Out Monkeypox Vaccines to the Public - Gizmodo

33) https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/06/nasa-aims-to-launch-the-sls-rocket-in-just-2-months/ (2022-06-28T21:39:55Z Ars Technica)
NASA aims to launch the SLS rocket in just 2 months - Ars Technica


Nothing of interest anyway. Most of it reads like the gossip of automatons to this here unhumble observer.


news | grep "(Nature|Ars Technica|Quanta Magazine)"

There, fixed!