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This year, let's party like it's 2049!

Drink while listening to this off the Demuja - Old Fashioned EP.
youtu.be/q_cWectQddE

Sat night cocktail
The Old Fashioned

Rocks glass in the freezer.
- Thin slice of orange cut in half.
Put in the bottom of your chilled glass
- One Luxardo cherry
- one bar spoon of demarera sugar
- one bar spoon of soda
- 12 drops angostura
- Half your orange slice. Give it a good stir. Mash the orange but not the cherry. Remove the peel.
- Add an ice cube and 20ml Bourbon
- Stir vigorously
- Add 40ml bourbon, rocks and stir
- Garnish with one cherry and the other orange half.

Mad Men!

What's the connection between rabid people and Climate Change denial?

Yup, 55 Tufton Street strikes again.

This toot prompted by Owen Paterson MP re-tweeting WattsUpWithThat.

Set your DNS to 9.9.9.9 for fun, profit and another layer of ad/malware blocking.

quad9.net/#/

As endorsed by Charles Stross.

After this week's dramatic events, this needs repeating.

"Attention citizens of the UK, your Government is laughing at you. They can tell you anything, do anything they like, tell you black is white, even lie, and then walk away from it. They are treating us all with utter contempt."

theguardian.com/politics/2017/

David Davis must be getting close to being locked in the bell tower for contempt of Parliament. Or is he?

I have no idea what happened today. Occam's Razor says what you see really is what you get and the current UK Gov is completely incompetent. It's also possible the problem has no solution so it was always going to head this way.

But what do I know.

Can it get any worse?

I see the assassins have failed again.

#UK #Brexit. Yes it really is as bad as it looks. Show more

Things to make you go, "hmmm?"

bigthink.com/strange-maps/bitc

The Bitcoin Singularity is approaching:
The amount of electricity consumed by Bitcoin mining is already huge, but is still rising fast. In a 30-day period from past October to November, it increased by just under 30%. At this rate (and assuming no new energy-generating capacity is added), Bitcoin mining will require all the electricity produced in the U.S. by July 2019, and all the electricity produced in the entire world by February 2020.

An Anthropic Solution to NP problems.
1) Guess
2) If you're wrong, kill yourself
If the problem has a solution, somewhere in the Multiverse will be an alternate reality where you're alive and guessed right and found the solution.

scottaaronson.com/talks/anthro

Found John Doran's joke about this from their 2014 Best Albums list. Obviously pretentious or pretentiously obvious?

Also a reference to a Guardian review of Banksy. In which they asked if his art was Superficially Deep or Deeply Superficial?

And so it begins. Another year's Best of, "Best of" music lists.
thequietus.com/articles/23660-
Obscurely gratuitous, or gratuitously obscure? You decide.

So, farewell then Plaxo,
help.plaxo.com/index.php?/Know Deadpool from 1-1-2018

Location is a fine line between privacy and utility that kills startups.

So which 3 word, 3m*3m square are you currently in[1]? w3w.co Reminds me of a character in William Gibson's Pattern Recognition series who never slept in the same lat-long coordinate twice. Though I can't remember what resolution. 3m*3m seems about right.

[1]I did think about it, but no. You work it out.

It's day 3 of the 2017 #MastoCensus, and we have 484 responses so far.

If you haven't already taken the Census, you definitely should. It's only 10 questions long, so it's really quick.

Just look how excited the questions are to meet you!

surveymonkey.com/r/KVNTJVT

Please boost this so we can get as many responses as possible.

mastodon.xyz/media/op8hkVCTJt3

Music Theory and Criticism. Especially as it relates to Dance and Club music.

Is anybody doing this that is actually worth reading?
- Simon Reynolds ('nuum) has got boring and stuck in the past
- Mark Fisher has left the building
- Adam Harper has gone a bit quiet
- I no longer understand TheQuietus
- The Wire is wilful obscurity
- The music magazines seem to be mostly just lists, pointing at what's new and famous.

Prompted by somebody questioning if LoFi House had anything to say.

Oh, well played Sir! Somebody should put this on the side of a bus.

"Stopping Brexit could provide the NHS ยฃ300m a week, Sir Vince Cable says"

independent.co.uk/news/uk/poli

For the old hippies. Neil Young's entire musical archive, high res, free streaming. Direct from the man himself.

neilyoungarchives.com

Another IoT gotcha. You can't connect to IoT things on your home network via https. Here's why.
shkspr.mobi/blog/2017/11/there

This is redonkulous and borked. Is this really unfixable?