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Monday, 31 October 2022

Musk outsources Twitter moderation to Tesla self-driving team, phones worldwide jump out of pockets and crash into fire trucks.

Come back Jaiku all is forgiven.

Saturday, 29 October 2022

As we honor the legacy of Mike Davis, we’ve made his classic book, City of Quartz, free to download.

“If there was ever a time for fire in the belly and a radical politics of hope, it is now.”

@VersoBooks

Been meaning to read this forever. Requires you give Verso your email but I believe it’s worth it.

Friday, 28 October 2022

It’s weird to me but it shouldn’t be that Germany’s “constitution”, the “Grundgesetz”, is translated as “Basic Law” in English. It’s the same concept as the Swedish “grundlagar” but somehow the word “basic” cheapens it.

LOL Trump’s gonna ask Felon for money to go back to Twitter, right?

(recycled from my comment on HN):

Markdown is the worst way to write HTML except for all the rest.

Russ’ post: “Why is Markdown popular?”

HN thread

My repost of the thread on Lobste.rs

Both posts have a more than 1.25 ratio between comments and score, so are officially controversial.

It’s only a Ponzi scheme if it’s the original postal reply coupon scheme created by Charles Ponzi. Otherwise it’s just sparkling fraud.

Thursday, 27 October 2022

Really missed Twitter when I had to wait 3 hours for a new computer install.

Wednesday, 26 October 2022

Again reminded of Dick Bong, WW2 fighter ace and Medal of Honor recipient.

Tuesday, 25 October 2022

Comment like it’s 1785 on lobſte.rs.

Monday, 24 October 2022

Apparently one of their hosts literally calling for the murder of Ukrainian children (by drowning or burning alive) was too much even for Russia Today.

Dude who created Urbit wants to eliminate US democracy.

Curtis Yarvin wants American democracy toppled. He has some prominent Republican fans

Sunday, 23 October 2022

På huvudbloggen: Mest normala valdistrikt

20/20

Saturday, 22 October 2022

In defence of the indefensible

Friday was the 23rd of October [2009] and the Internet sceptics had a field day mocking one of their favourite punching bags James Ussher (1581 – 1656) Archbishop of Armagh. Ussher is notorious for dating the creation of the world to 6 pm on the 22nd of October 4004 BCE (and not 9 am on 23rd October as Pharyngula falsely stated) a fact that the hordes of Pharyngula and other similar self appointed defenders of scientism love to brandish as a proof of the stupidity of Christians.

For various reasons Ussher chose the autumnal equinox and placed the moment of creation on the beginning of the Sunday preceding the 4004 BC equinox, 25th October, that he had determined using Kepler’s Rudolphine Tables. He chose the Sunday as the first day of creation because the Bible says that the creation took six days and God rested on the seventh, which is the Jewish Sabbath, the Saturday. The point of creation is 6pm on Saturday the 22nd October because in the Jewish calendar the new day starts at 6 pm. All of this is within the social and cultural norms of his times perfectly sensible and rational and only appears idiotic when viewed from our perspective. Ussher was not the fool that he is presented as being by the modern sceptics but a highly regarded scholar of his times.

Collections: Strategic Airpower 101

Friday, 21 October 2022

Press reports say that Twitter’s workforce will be more than decimated whether or not Fusk takes over. Either 25% (current leadership) or 75% (Felon). Don’t expect Trust & Safety teams to be retained.

Tuesday, 18 October 2022

Nerds sowing DALL-E, Stable Diffusion etc:

Haha fuck yeah!!! Yes!! Artists have always been inspired by others! Git gud and learn to massage the prompt!

Nerds reaping Github Copilot:

Well this fucking sucks. What the fuck. This emitted code does not conform to every jot and tittle of license I am using. I’m suing!

Jack Werner om Rebecka Fallenkvist och Anne Frank: Gränsen som tydligen inte gick här

Monday, 17 October 2022

Ye (the artist formerly known as Kanye West) is planning to buy Parler, which sounds crazy until you realize that Candace Owen’s husband is Parler’s CEO.

The grift never ends.

Saturday, 15 October 2022

Tänkte skriva att det svenska politiska etablissemanget inte är redo för en troll av Fallenkvists kaliber men det var den visst (hennes uppdrag på SD Riks är “pausad”).

Det är ju inte 100% säkert att regeringsalternativet vinner i riksdagen. SD behöver inte en debatt om huruvida Anne Frank förtjänade att dödas för att hon var “liderlig” just den här helgen.

Det kommer senare.

It’s weird poking around random HN submissions (via) and stumbling across the first time Andrew Lee comments on the site for 2 months. OFC it’s to support Fusk blackmailing Ukraine over Starlink access.

Friday, 14 October 2022

Som jag förutspådde - SD får igenom stora delar av sin migrationspolitik men slipper bära regerings-hundhuvudet.

Vad tjänar det till att vinna ett val
om man förlorar sin själ?

(Pehrson gör L-tecknet i pannan)

Du sökte en regeringspartner
och fann en nazist.
Du är helt ok med detta.

Visst gör det ont när idealer brister
varför skulle väl det annars ta mer än en månad att bilda regering?

The Real War 1939-1945

Thursday, 13 October 2022

Latest micro-controversy on HN: Apple’s discrimination of SMS chatters through the use of “yucky” green bubbles hurts nerds in the dating scene.

Wednesday, 12 October 2022

Känns som att Kristerssons regering är precis like “ungnsklar” som BoJo’s Brexit-avtal.

Nåja, ska väl inte ta mer än två dagar till för Liberalerna att helt överge sina principer och släppa SD fria.

Monday, 10 October 2022

Swedish public broadcasting has a couple of weird stories today, basically saying that people living in the 19th century didn’t have to worry about high electricity prices…

Linda-Marie fruktar inte ökande elpriser: ”Jag ser mig själv som en vinnare”

Det är snart fem år sedan som Linda-Marie Nordberg köpte ett hus i Fällberg utanför Älvsbyn som saknar både el, avlopp och rinnande vatten.

Skogsfinnarnas traditionella rökugn – en lösning i energikrisen?

Skogsfinnarnas traditionella rökstuga med tillhörande rökugn håller värmen betydligt mycket mer effektivt än vad de flesta hus gör. Men det finns bara en hake – röken.

The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos by Patrick Leigh Fermor – review

Keep meaning to read this.

Sunday, 09 October 2022

Hushkit is a great site, I enjoy their articles, especially those that aren’t specifically about military aircraft.

10 Reasons the Sud Aviation Caravelle Jetliner is Fantastic

How to Understand the Dreyfus Affair

One aspect of all the “The West should seek peace before Russia uses nukes” is that NATO isn’t fighting here: the whole conceit is denying Ukraine agency, which plays into Russian prejudices.

@br4s1d4s

I see a lot of people online decrying the so-called shelling of the occupied territories of Ukraine before the war, but they’re not saying anything about Russian attacks on Ukrainian civilians and infrastructure now.

Friday, 07 October 2022

It’s weird that some Soviet/Russian artillery is flower-themed.

Thursday, 06 October 2022

“Everything app” is the third best idea ever from history’s greatest mind, ahead of “subterranean RGB death trap” and surpassed only by “kill monkeys by putting chips in their brains” and, undefeated champ, “submersible child coffin”

@FoldableHuman

Wednesday, 05 October 2022

Putin’s ambition is writing checks his army and population can’t cash.

Tuesday, 04 October 2022

It’s been a weird few decades where rock stars have been almost like elder statesmen. Nice to see Roger Waters letting his freak flag fly. [*]

[*] actually not nice, dude is a fucking idiot.

So Twitter is gonna get fucked… again.

Monday, 03 October 2022

Thersting for nhews from Kherson.

I can’t believe Felon tried to solve UKR vs. RUS and got ratio’d to hell. Funniest thing today, and god knows I needed it.

He blamed bots, of course. What a tool.

HN stans are like “what if he withdrew Starlink eh? Better be nice to papa Elon”.

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