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I see people here sometimes saying that they don't want any more big influxes of people here because undesirable/stupid/mainstream people will join, I just saw someone say that riffraff plebs would "dilute the intellectual discourse," and I just want to say that I feel like that is gross hipster elitist nonsense.
More people! All different kinds of people! People that are curious and new and will point out our Missing Stairs! People who will get all over our lawns! YEAH
Several endorsements later I am using Tootdon and very much liking it.
Is there a Mastodon iOS app that does not suck? Amaroq only shows the last hour or so of my timeline; Mustor duplicates posts and never acknowledges my “no ads” IAP.
“As I wrote about this wave of stories, I discovered that a male colleague had been hired here at New York despite documented claims of sexual harassment in a prior job.” This Rebecca Traister piece is as good as everyone is saying and then some. https://www.thecut.com/2017/11/rebecca-traister-on-the-post-weinstein-reckoning.html
– props to Parul Sehgal on Birdsite (https://twitter.com/parul_sehgal/status/930114880220176384)
And yes, a cop tackling bystanders is as bad as the idiots torching cars, if not worse. The idiots are idiots. The cop is the state, and what he does, the state does.
That is so not my country. https://twitter.com/infozentrale/status/883404965477179393/video/1
Rewatching the first season of Twin Peaks after, golly, has it been 27 years already? Oh.
Frost and Lynch were so far in advance of their time it is not even funny anymore. None of us were prepared for the future of cinematographic storytelling. Neither were the media platforms it ran on at the time.
A/B Testing gone too far: why putting a chatbot AI in charge of a nation‘s government is a bad idea, in one short and easy lesson.
Also, whatever you think of either him or his platform, Glenn Greenwald has been having a ball trolling the Corbyn-is-electoral-Kryptonite crowd on BirdSite.
Turns out that given the choice for caretaker of their future between the iron eyed headmistress yelling “no supper for you, I say” and the affable if somewhat eccentric uncle toiling in the kitchen, younger people have a marked preference for the latter. Wo would have thought?
Turns out the draftees were not quite as unwitting as projected and told Ms. May where to stick her Brazil reenactment in rather surprising numbers. Well done, I say.
Compliments to Theresa May for aiming for the largest Brazil reenactment yet. How do the unwitting extras feel about it?
Two-part quote by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, 1851, via Wolfie Christl on BirdSite. There is only one word changed from the original.
“To be GOVERNED is to be at every operation, at every transaction noted, registered, counted, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, prevented, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished.”
“To be GOVERNED is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by systems who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so.” [cont.]
You haven’t lived until you have seen a bunch of septuagenarian Germans giddily moshing to a solo entertainer’s Rammstein medley. For realz.
Apparemment, la Suisse a annexé Bonn sans crier garde. Merci du scoop, Le Monde. http://abonnes.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2017/05/17/les-dossiers-qui-attendent-nicolas-hulot-au-ministere-de-la-transition-ecologique-et-solidaire_5129176_3244.html
At this point, it is safe to say The Drumpf Presidency season 1 is the worst political show on offer. Unbelievable characters, over the top acting, flimsy excuses for a plot – at best. 0/10, do not renew.
“The goal for all ambitious cryptocurrencies is be to be the payment medium of choice in ransomware.”
– Maciej is the king of snark. Pity he is spot on, too. https://twitter.com/Pinboard/status/863417294327861248