Hong Kong has such a strange democracy. We complain in other countries about lobbyists but HK actually has "Functional Constituencies"¹ where the insurance companies, retailers and the accountants, etc. get to have their own official rep in the legislature!
Just when you thought the accountants who run the airlines could not shave another dollar or drop of dignity from their current offerings, they've innovated again. Most major carriers are now offering 19th century squalor-themed economy seating:
Lufthansa - Lumpenklasse
Air France - Les Miserables
British Airways - Dickens Class
United - Ownership Economy
Delta - Skid Row
This rules. DIY computer-controlled loom. (And it's open source!) https://retrotechjournal.com/2019/06/17/making-a-diy-computer-controlled-loom/
this is our very first toot.
"The Hambach Forest, which one could call the last “primeval” forest in Central Europe, is being stubbed for Europe’s biggest climate pollutant – the Rhenish lignite mining area of RWE (Rheinisches Braunkohlerevier), in which RWE mines brown coal. Whole villages and the health of human beings are destroyed in this process.
To prevent all of this it we squatted the Hambacher Forest and take part in other effective and direct Actions."
I'll write more about this later, but I've packaged some scripts that let you generate on your own computer the lists of books that did or didn't have their copyright renewed: https://github.com/leonardr/cce-python
Many people know about ELIZA¹, the first chat-bot². But are you familiar with DIALECTOR? During the 80s, french new wave film director Chris Marker got really into his Apple-II and coded a mysterious and interesting bot. Some media archivists have cooked up an online version³ for your pleasure.
It was pretty satisfying to do a little more serious micro- #gardening on the #balcony this year. I was most surprised by the potatoes. They were super happy in a big reusable plastic shopping bag and the flowers were nice. I had no idea they were such attractive plants. Next year I will have to try some more high-tech circulating dirt-free systems and other plants.
It's probably time for Georgism to come back into fashion, housing unaffordability being what it is
Did you know there’s a panel in #Firefox Developer Tools that keeps track of any changes you make to your #CSS, and lists everything so you can copy & paste it elsewhere? https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Tools/Page_Inspector/How_to/Examine_and_edit_CSS#Track_changes via https://twitter.com/jensimmons/status/1156649452553351168
Reminder: tomorrow is the deadline for the Open Call on Democratization of Artificial Intelligence.
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