The Daily Populous

Saturday July 10th, 2021 morning edition

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Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) for effectively blocking President Biden's agenda by refusing to abolish the filibuster, even going so far as to ask conservative activists to "flood" the Democratic centrists with "messages of gratitude," Insider reported on Friday.

NEW: GOP lawmakers gleefully urge activists to call and thank Senators Manchin and Sinema for blocking Biden agenda — Lauren Windsor (@lawindsor) July 9, 2021.

The video, taken by Democratic activist Lauren Windsor at a June 29 Patriot Voices event, per Insider, includes appearances from former Republican Sen. Rick Santorum and Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), among others.

For his part, Biggs concedes that without the filibuster, which has proven itself a huge barrier to much of Biden's agenda, "we would be dead meat.

But thank goodness for Sinema and Joe Manchin.".

Santorum later echoes Donalds' charge, imploring all attendees to "call Joe Manchin and say thank you.

Call Kyrsten Sinema and say thank you." »

A senior Google executive who reportedly opposed employees working remotely has caused an internal stir by moving to New Zealand to work remotely himself

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The senior Google executive Urs Hölzle is moving to New Zealand to work remotely, CNET reported.

His move fueled internal uproar as he reportedly opposed remote work for lower-level staff.

A senior Google executive has caused uproar at the company after reportedly moving to New Zealand to work remotely despite opposing remote work for the company's lower-ranking employees. »

Drama llama or sleep deprived? New study uncovers how consistent sleep loss impacts mental and physical well-being

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All it takes is three consecutive nights of sleep loss to cause your mental and physical well-being to greatly deteriorate.

“However, results from this study show that having just one night of sleep loss can significantly impair your daily functioning.”.

Among them, 42% had at least one night of sleep loss, sleeping 1 ½ fewer hours than their typical routines. »

Nintendo Switch OLED Hands-on: We Compared It to the Original

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While I was playing Nintendo’s newly announced OLED Switch earlier this week, the grass quite literally looked greener.

Unfortunately Nintendo wouldn’t let us take any pictures or recordings of the OLED Switch, but the most obvious difference is, of course, the screen itself.

It’s not a massive difference, but it is one that’s clear as day next to the base Switch’s now comparatively thick border. »

Historic Power Plant Decides Mining Bitcoin Is More Profitable Than Selling Electricity

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The Albany Times Union reported that the Mechanicville, NY plant operated by Albany Engineering Corp. is currently mining Bitcoin with some of the power it produces.

He also said the plant "can actually make more money with bitcoin than selling the electricity to National Grid," though, which is why he's taken to mining the cryptocurrency.

"It’s the best [type of bitcoin mining] because we’re using renewable energy," he told the Albany Times Union. »