Top 3 Stories from Today – Solar Storms, Work, and Celebrity Porn

 

http://www.nationaljournal.com/pictures-video/how-nasa-photographs-the-sun-20140508A severe enough solar storm could wipe out a portion of the U.S. power grid, sending us temporarily back to the Dark Ageswithout electricity, without cable, without selfies. If we can predict the next Carrington eventan 1859 solar storm so strong it temporarily powered telegraphswe may be able to avoid trillions of dollars in damages. So, how does NASA take a photo of the sun? How NASA Photographs the Sun

Are you paid to look busy?

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/ask-says-notorious-occupy-academic-job-exist/Editor’s Note: If you’re reading this at work, you’re probably not all that busy. Don’t you ever wish you could just fit your “work” into fewer hours, then go home to do your own thing instead of being paid to look busy all day?

John Maynard Keynes predicted in 1930 that technological advancement would make that possible by the turn of the century. He foresaw a 15-hour workweek. Instead, Americans are now working more and more hours. But what are they actually doing, asks American anthropologist David Graeber? “It’s as if someone were out there making up pointless jobs just for the sake of keeping us all working,” Graeber wrote in a summer 2013 essay in Strike Magazine that we’ll call “BS Jobs.” Are you paid to look busy?

How Fake Celebrity Porn Destroyed One Guy’s Life and Saved Another from Suicide

http://www.vice.com/read/celebrity-pornalikes-michael-grothausWhen I meet him in a Starbucks, I learn that Mr. Charles is in his late 40s and, judging by his slightly baggy blazer, guess that his small potbelly may once have been 15 pounds heavier. The images he found on this first forum were leagues beyond the bikini shots hed initially hoped to find. Tere were hundreds of images of Alba, contorted into every conceivable position: missionary, doggy, cum shots, doubleeven tripleanal. How Fake Celebrity Porn Destroyed One Guy’s Life and Saved Another from Suicide

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