i don't understand how someone could spectate the popular media landscape in 2021 and have feelings that fame and celebrity are in ANY way desirable.
imagine wanting to step into the gross panopticon of tethering your livelihood to a never-ending telethon for vicious & mercurial gremlins.
you made a video/song/art that people like? congrats. enjoy the expectation to perpetually act as a perfectly flawless avatar of everyone's idealized self-image.
Black Lives Matter protests have saved lives, study finds
Places with Black Lives Matter protests experienced a 15% to 20% decrease in police homicides from 2014 to 2019 — around 300 fewer deaths. “The gap in lethal use-of-force between places with and without protests widens over these subsequent years and is most prominent when protests are large or frequent.”
maybe a better way to frame the problem:
you can ask a good-faith actor to leave, and you can ask a bad-faith actor to leave.
the good-faith actor will probably leave, with hurt feelings. the bad-faith actor will probably NOT leave, also with hurt feelings.
$ brew upgrade
[... upgrade 100 packages, including borgbackup ...]
[... one hour later ...]
$ borg --help
Unknown command: borg
$ brew install borgbackup ; really actually please!
borgbackup is already installed, it's just not linked. To link it, run: brew link borgbackup
... did brew think i wanted to install borg but not use it?
like, i just wanted the comforting feeling of knowing that my disk wasn't too empty?
"The huge power consumption of #Bitcoin is good for the environment: it will push to develop renewable energy".
"Tobacco industry is good for human health: giving cancer pushes to find a cure".
two wild things about this graph of IRC networks from netsplit.de:
- the vast majority of freenode users haven't actually left yet, so the body hasn't hit the ground
- EFnet ("the" IRC network) is barely in the top 10 anymore!
reverse-engineering the actual mRNA code of the Pfizer SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, character for character and explaining it works. There are some fun mysteries along the way.
A wizard appears. He looks grumpy.
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