The Daily Populous

Sunday October 25th, 2020 night edition

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The four-day event, initially postponed from July, is taking place almost wholly remotely in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Former US Vice President Joe Biden, formally nominated tonight, will face President Donald Trump in the US presidential election on November 3.

The Democratic congresswoman had set up a Twitch stream, recruiting several popular gaming influencers for the occasion, and had a double purpose for the session: a campaign rally for Joe Biden.

It was a hit, receiving widespread attention and praise, even drawing some bong-hit thinking about whether AOC had shined a light on the future of politics and community organizing.

Beyond the goosing, the Eris Loris messages did contain links to a Discord channel, a website and a YouTube channel.

The hacker set up videos and text across those platforms that seem half gibberish, half like references to video game cheat methods.

Among Us has been a surprise hit of 2020, and AOC’s digital rally on Twitch draw even more attention to it. »

Dr. Fauci and Biden advocate a mask mandate, as U.S. COVID-19 infections exceed 83,000, hitting new daily record

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Anthony Fauci had previously stopped short of saying that the American people should be required to wear masks under a mandate.

The U.S. still has the world’s highest number of cases and deaths (over 8.5 million and 224,188 deaths), Johns Hopkins University reported.

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 surged 40%, hitting the Midwest and Mountain West particularly hard, the New York Times added. »

Amazon Tribes Are Excited to Use Drones to Detect Illegal Deforestation in Brazilian Rainforest

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Illegal logging is one of the major causes for the rash of wildfires experienced in the Amazon over the last 24 months, as cattle ranchers burn down forest to make way for pastureland.

RELATED: Indigenous Group in Brazil Wins Decades-Long Battle Against Illegal Loggers in the Amazon.

As a result, this year’s logging activities have been worse according to an Indigenous rights’ group Survival International. »

Dolly Parton secretly produced Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and fans have only just found out

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Dolly Parton secretly produced Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the unexpected crossover of cultural icons has left fans reeling.

It also produced the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie, released in 1992 to dismal reviews.

“I was today years old when I found out that Dolly Parton was an uncredited executive producer on Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” wrote one person on Twitter. »

It’s cheaper to build new solar than it is to operate coal plants

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Solar and wind are the most affordable sources of electricity, period, according to the most recent Levelized Cost of Energy comparison, released by Lazard.

The cost isn’t represented by one concrete price, but rather a range of estimated prices given the circumstance applied.

Once subsidies are factored in, utility-scale solar becomes much more competitive, at $32 to $24/MWh. »