DISUM 22-03-2018: Robot fish, dictators, and referendums.

1.The elimination of the dreaded female gender goes apace, evil patriarchs all around the world rejoice.

All-women’s college asks profs not to call students ‘women’ – Campus Reform 19.03.2018

Mount Holyoke College, an all-women’s school, is asking professors to avoid calling students “women” or otherwise referring to “the two genders.”

The Supporting Trans and Non-Binary Students guide was created by officials at the college, which touts its legacy as an all-women’s college, in an effort to promote a “gender neutral” classroom environment.


2. Business acumen

Tomb Raider remasters canceled because no one asked if they could make them.- PCGamesN 22.03.2018


3. Astute politician solidifies his power over a nation barely anybody could point on a map.

Burundi’s Nkurunziza is the despot you haven’t heard of – Albawaba News 20.03.2018

I just wanted to post this awesome picture, tbh

A protester wears a mask in a demonstration against Pierre Nkurunziza in 2015 (AFP/FILE)
A protester wears a mask in a demonstration against Pierre Nkurunziza in 2015

4. If It Looks Like a Fish and Swims Like a Fish, It Might Just be a Robot – The Wall Street Journal 21.03.2018

https://video-api.wsj.com/api-video/player/v3/iframe.html?guid=E8EE50E7-B3CD-4135-BBA7-85A39B45DD37&shareDomain=null


 

5. Dutton slams ABC and ‘crazy lefties’ over white farmer criticism – 2GB.com

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton isn’t backing down on his push to fast-track visas for white South African farmers facing persecution.

[…]

“Some of the crazy lefties at the ABC, and on The Guardian, HuffingtonPost, can express concern and draw mean cartoons about me and all the rest of it.

“They don’t realise how completely dead they are to me.


 

6. Ignorant peasants and yahoos rally against benevolent surveillance law.

Dutch voters just shot down a major spying law that would allow DNA database – Vice News 22.03.2018

Dutch voters narrowly rejected a controversial law on Wednesday which would have given government intelligence agencies the power to carry out mass surveillance.

Both houses of parliament had already approved the proposed law, but the issue went to a national referendum after more than 300,000 people signed a petition expressing their opposition. While the referendum was non-binding, Prime Minister Mark Rutte pledged to take the outcome seriously. The legislation may now face revision, even though the prime minister supports it.

[…]

The so-called “trawling” law would give the two Dutch intelligence agencies, if approved by an independent panel, new powers to:

  • electronically tap an entire geographic area
  • hack electronic devices
  • create a DNA database
  • keep data for three years and share it with foreign allies

 

 

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