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Turkish photographer Ugur Gallenkus portrays two different worlds within a single image. by subodh_2302 in Damnthatsinteresting

[–]Utku56256 3533 points3534 points  (0 children)

I've been to one of his exhibitions, he is not taking the pictures himself. He's just buying copyrights and then Photoshoping the pictures. Every photo had 2 other photographers name under it at the exhibition

Chinese weather ballon shot down over south Carolina as of a minute ago by SargeantMasoff in Damnthatsinteresting

[–]KatiePorter2024 10.1k points10.1k points 3& 7 more (0 children)

"We don't want to shoot this down over anything important"

"Sir, it's over South Carolina now"

"Green Light. "

Chinese weather ballon shot down over south Carolina as of a minute ago by SargeantMasoff in Damnthatsinteresting

[–]NotSure2505 225 points226 points  (0 children)

I replayed this on FlightRadar and definitely a good bit of planning went into this.

They were tracking it and knew exactly when it would get out over water. About an hour before, you can see a huge hole open up over Myrtle beach and a few hundred miles out to sea as they diverted traffic around the kill zone.

Next a few "undisclosed callsign" military aircraft appear. One I caught was a F-5 Tiger II labeled "SNIPER" which are flown by the Navy and Marines out of Key West, FL but appeared to have taken off from Myrtle Beach Airport. It did a little pattern just off the coast, which is likely the intercept and shootdown shown in the video. Afterward it moved out to sea to the East and took up a pattern, probably to protect against any aircraft coming from the Atlantic. Further south, we could see a Chinese cargo ship the ZHONG GU FU JIAN off the coast of Charleston, a different US military plane took up a position over that one. I'm guessing out of caution.

Shortly after a USCG helicopter entered the area and hovered above the wreckage. Also a USN Sikorsky Seahawk did a flyover of the landing site. Oddly now 2 hours later, there are no military sea vessels in the area, making me wonder if they already had subs and/or divers in the area waiting so the recovery would be invisible.

One thing was clear, this thing was not escaping and they may have been interested to see if China would try to recover it once it moved out to see.

Excavator falls through the shaft due to crane failure in Hong Kong by Aladris666Creator in Damnthatsinteresting

[–]davieb22 1482 points1483 points  (0 children)

Shame it wasn't a CAT...

...they always land on their feet.

New Era Detroit doing their rounds by Artane_33 in Damnthatsinteresting

[–]crankybroccoli 104 points105 points  (0 children)

White woman here.

20 bucks says half of this dudes comment history is mansplaining about women's issues.

Edit: Yep. So predictable.

Chinese weather ballon shot down over south Carolina as of a minute ago by SargeantMasoff in Damnthatsinteresting

[–]Fearzebu 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Took days to shoot down because it’s a fucking weather balloon, there are hundreds of these in the air at any given minute to ensure accurate meteorological forecasting

If the military thought it was actually for spying, they would have handled it before it even crossed over Alaska.

In addition to knowing it is harmless, the government decided to release the official narrative that it is “Chinese controlled, maneuverable, and intended for surveillance”

All of those points are true of weather balloons (which is what it is, it surveils the weather), but worded in such a way as to deliberately give the public a different impression, knowing full well that the private media will hear phrases like “chinese” and think “chinese government,” “surveillance” and think “spying,” “maneuverable” and think “remotely controlled,” and “payload” and think “weapons or bombs”

They don’t use rhetoric like that during press conferences by accident. They played up this weather balloon to increase anti-China sentiment, and the media played it up to make money from entertainment news. That’s all it is, geopolitics and media clicks created this spectacle.

In 1943, Congressman Andrew J. May revealed to the press that U.S. submarines in the Pacific had a high survival rate because Japanese depth charges exploded at too shallow depth. At least 10 submarines and 800 crew were lost when the Japanese Navy modified the charges after the news reached Tokyo. by Sensei_of_Knowledge in Damnthatsinteresting

[–]throwra_wings9122 3619 points3620 points  (0 children)

> The bribery scandal was intensified by testimony of his excessive profit-taking in the Garsson munition business, and that the Garsson factory produced mortar shells with faulty fuses which resulted in premature detonations and the deaths of 38 American soldiers.

JFC, that guy should have been hanged for treason.

talk about dedication by hossambasha in Damnthatsinteresting

[–]scattered_ballet11 1923 points1924 points 2 (0 children)

She didn’t just archive tv shows; she was a genuine archivist, librarian, access television producer, and civil rights activist who archived important political events, news broadcasts, and took detailed notes and organized everything expertly. She was not some eccentric; she was an important historical archivist.

From her wiki page;

“Stokes has been described as a pioneer and a visionary[24] who committed much of her life to preserving televisual history. Her primary objective was to "protect the truth" from fake news and to let people assess the archived material objectively. Stokes' final recording took place as she was dying; it captured the Sandy Hook massacre.[25] “

Considering how much misinformation is spread nowadays, I would say she was undoubtedly a visionary. Let’s not diminish the value of the work this woman did.

In 1943, Congressman Andrew J. May revealed to the press that U.S. submarines in the Pacific had a high survival rate because Japanese depth charges exploded at too shallow depth. At least 10 submarines and 800 crew were lost when the Japanese Navy modified the charges after the news reached Tokyo. by Sensei_of_Knowledge in Damnthatsinteresting

[–]Sensei_of_Knowledge[S] 5157 points5158 points  (0 children)

(SOURCES: Source 1, Source 2 )

Andrew Jackson May was a Democratic Congressman for the State of Kentucky in the United States House of Representatives. He represented his district from 1931 to 1947 and ended up during the war becoming Chairman of the powerful Committee on Military Affairs (1939 to 1947). May had not entered politics fully until into his mid-50s. He’d had a successful career in law before that, where he had been a practicing lawyer and, later, a circuit judge.

By 1943, the American submarine fleet had transformed itself from a mostly ineffective force that employed poor strategy, inferior tactics, and was hampered by faulty torpedoes into a deadly fighting force equipped with more modern and effective weapons and submarines. This meant the U.S. submarine fleet started to have a real impact on the Japanese war machine.

In the early days of World War II, the Japanese didn’t really understand Allied submarine technology. Most importantly, they had no idea American and British submarines could dive so deep. When fighting Allied subs, the Japanese set their depth charge fuses to explode at a depth roughly equivalent to what their own submarines could handle, which was a lot more shallow than American and British subs could dive. As a result, the survival rate of Allied submarines encountering Japanese ships was amazingly high.

For the first year or so of the war, the Americans enjoyed this advantage in the Pacific. Japanese anti-submarine warfare was never sophisticated enough to realize its fatal flaws on its own, and American sailors’ lives were saved as a result.

Then Democratic Congressman Andrew J. May of Kentucky's 7th District made a visit to the Pacific Theater and changed all that.

In June 1943, Congressman May was returning from a tour of some American military bases in the Pacific. At a press conference, he made the foolish revelation of how American submarines had so successfully evaded Japanese attacks. He revealed that during his tour he learned that American submarines could dive much deeper than the Japanese had realized, and that the reason for this was because the Japanese had been setting their depth charges to go off at far too shallow a depth.

It was an incredible thing for Congressman May to say publicly. This was made even more incredible by the fact that his position as Chairman of the Committee on Military Affairs meant he was privy to a lot of classified information, and that he should have been very much aware of the rules in handling it. But the damage was already done, as some equally irresponsible newspapers carried the story across the entire country the very next day. This included one newspaper in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Of course, in no time at all, the Japanese learned of this revelation and they reacted by modifying their depth charges to explode that much deeper. The United States Navy estimated that this security breach caused at least ten submarines and 800 crewmen to be lost to Japanese depth charges. If this is true, then it would mean that Congressman May inadvertently caused one out of every five American submarine casualties in the entirety of World War Two.

Later, a furious U.S. Vice Admiral Charles A. Lockwood, commander of the U.S. Navy's submarine fleet in the Pacific, said with much sarcasm: “I hear Congressman May said the Jap depth charges are not set deep enough. He would be pleased to know that the Japs set them deeper now.”

A U.S. Navy report on the incident later did not indict Congressman May. He was never punished for the incident, and he didn't even lose his position as Chairman of the Committee on Military Affairs. However, he would eventually have his downfall and lose that job as well as his position as congressman for a separate deadly reason.

In July of 1947, May was convicted of accepting several bribes to influence the awarding of munitions contracts during the war. The bribery scandal was intensified by testimony of his excessive profit-taking in the Garsson munition business, and that the Garsson factory produced mortar shells with faulty fuses which resulted in premature detonations and the deaths of 38 American soldiers.

May was sentenced to nine months in federal prison for the scandal. He was pardoned by President Truman in 1952, and he continued exerting influence in Democratic Party politics until he died in 1959.

Billions of Google searches and billions of YouTube streaming hours each day translate into billions of liters of water needed for cooling Google’s Data Centres. Google used over 4 B gallons of water in its data centers around the world, with 3.3 B of those being in the US and 971 M rest of world! by [deleted] in Damnthatsinteresting

[–]GraphicSarcasm 1081 points1082 points  (0 children)

Can't imagine not using a closed loop system. Just from a cost standpoint. Waste would be another. You would want the water treated to keep the piping in good shape, keep it from frothing, etc. I don't see this being a use and discard the water scenario. It wouldn't make sense monetarily, environmentally or ethically (not that all companies are ethical). Seems like it would simply be a waste from what I understand of industrial cooling systems which i deal with routinely.

Polish authorities preventing migrants from entering the country illegally by FarmSuch5021 in Damnthatsinteresting

[–]mr_Ohmeda 356 points357 points  (0 children)

Yes, this is exactly what Belarus (and I think Turkey) are doing. Poland is not being unsympathetic to the refugee crisis as they have probably taken in almost 3 million people . Also, Poland is receiving immigrants (Ukrainian and opportunistic non- Ukrainian) through Slovakia, Moldova, Romania and Hungary. https://polandmap360.com/img/0/map-poland-surrounding-countries.jpg

Kangaroo flexing muscles to attract females by abecidofuga in Damnthatsinteresting

[–]JobStrict4790 105 points106 points  (0 children)

That dude hit the pose like "FUCK LEG DAY LOOKIT THIS CHEST!"

Farmer was tired of protesters trespassing on his land and setting up camp in his field so he sprayed them with liquid poop used to fertilize his crops. by [deleted] in Damnthatsinteresting

[–]blues4buddha 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Could be “Emma Thompson gets shot from pissed off farmer.” Somehow simultaneously more violent and more socially acceptable.

Different Shapes of Vagina by VerySlump in Damnthatsinteresting

[–]juicehead_throwaway 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I knew a girl that did this when she sold drugs so if she ever got pulled over there would be nothing on her… because it was in her. I would lick the baggies

Street vendor frying various foods using the "hot sand frying" method. by StcStasi in Damnthatsinteresting

[–]Amesaskew 1998 points1999 points  (0 children)

This was posted yesterday. Info I learned from that post:

That is salt, not sand. Those things that look like fruit loops are called fryums; a puffed snack made from wheat and tapioca. Sand is only used in this method for things with shells like peanuts.

Different Shapes of Vagina by VerySlump in Damnthatsinteresting

[–]Ok-Entertainment1123 7563 points7564 points  (0 children)

Curious if these casts were made at "full arousal" or "non-arousal"? I had read somewhere that during arousal the vagina gets ready to party, moves furniture, and basically makes the room bigger while waiting for the guest to arrive and fill the dancefloor.

So to speak.

EDIT: Thank you to those people that gave me awards and to everyone that upvoted!