Probably not a good time to watch ‘Richard Jewell’, but glad we did

Still shot from film 'Richard Jewell'
Still shot from film ‘Richard Jewell’. Paul Walter Hauser gave an amazing performance of the title character.

We were in search of a film to watch in these trying times, and we settled on Clint Eastwood’s Richard Jewell. The Coronavirus epidemic is upending my innate distrust of the federal government, because right now, we pretty much have to trust different tiers of government, at least on some level.  So this probably wasn’t a good time to watch a film like this. Continue reading “Probably not a good time to watch ‘Richard Jewell’, but glad we did”

Amid Coronavirus fears, hope for cure emerges in two existing drugs

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Transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first U.S. case of COVID-19, formerly known as 2019-nCoV. The spherical viral particles, colorized blue, contain cross-sections through the viral genome, seen as black dots. (Image by Hannah A Bullock; Azaibi Tamin)

When a new virus makes its rounds, morphing into a pandemic, it’s hard to have hope. Even those of us who don’t scare easily can be fearful over the wellbeing of our children and loved ones. This morning, quite by accident, I heard confirmation of claims I saw on the page of a Facebook friend yesterday. Continue reading “Amid Coronavirus fears, hope for cure emerges in two existing drugs”

Flagged by Facebook for an AP article, by AI rubes

Flag notice/FacebookCan a country bumpkin’s naivete be replicated by artificial intelligence? Yep. Last night, post after post on my Facebook page was flagged for breaking rules on SPAM. I couldn’t figure it out. Today I understand it all, and that’s enough for me to classify AI on social media as a bunch of tech rubes, regardless of the fact they aren’t human. Continue reading “Flagged by Facebook for an AP article, by AI rubes”

Netflix takes on Long Island killer case, including new details, with ‘Lost Girls’

The belt inscribed with initials was released by Suffolk police in January, 2020.
The belt inscribed with initials was released by Suffolk police in January, 2020.

Netflix takes on the Long Island killer case, also known as the Gilgo Beach Homicide Investigation, with a film that doesn’t follow the usual route for an account of a serial killer. Continue reading “Netflix takes on Long Island killer case, including new details, with ‘Lost Girls’”

From ‘Marshall Law’ to canceled events, US hunkers down amid Coronavirus

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Coronavirus is raging 24/7 in the news cycle now, even diluting attention to Democrats’ debate between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders on Sunday. One GOP US senator’s Tweet is ‘trending’ right now, for all the wrong reasons, and the US is hunkering down. Continue reading “From ‘Marshall Law’ to canceled events, US hunkers down amid Coronavirus”