The Daily Populous

Thursday September 27th, 2018 night edition

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A YouTuber who racked up hundreds of thousands of views pushing extreme conspiracy theories like QAnon, Pizzagate, and Flat Eartherism was arrested last week for allegedly threatening to massacre YouTube employees.

William Douglas, 35, was charged with cyberstalking and making threats after he was cuffed last Thursday by the FBI.

The threats came from a series of social media profiles where he ranted about fringe-right conspiracy theories and claimed YouTube was censoring him.

The blog Contemptor previously noted that shortly into one of his QAnon videos, a message popped onto Douglas’s screen: “Connected to Wi-Fi network #investigatepizzagate”.

But despite racking up more than 400,000 views on his videos in fewer than two years, Douglas claimed YouTube was censoring him.

Elsewhere, he accused YouTube of being a government-run organization and said he would establish a donut restaurant called “Revolutionary Donut” in California.

FBI agents soon traced his IP address to his Oregon home, and arrested him without incident outside a convenience store. »

Hayabusa 2 rovers send new images from Ryugu surface

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Japan's space agency (Jaxa) has released new images from the robot rovers it has deployed to the surface of an asteroid.

The robots, known as Rover 1A and Rover 1B, are now both confirmed to be working on the surface of the space rock.

Rover 1B also sent back the first video footage from the surface of an asteroid. »

How to give up your cake – and eat it, too

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Or let them have it, so seem generous – but eat your lunch in cramped discomfort?.

A new paper in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology suggests that you should do neither.

Nearly 70 per cent said they’d choose to abdicate the decision, mostly because they wanted to be seen as generous. »