📷 “A cyborg created with straight lines can only move straight ahead.” Spread from The Art Of Computer Designing: A Black and White Approach by Osamu Sato (佐藤理). archive.org/details/satoArtOfC tmblr.co/Zzgxya2nRiJvK

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One common retort to people who donʼt like overt political commentary in their art/entertainment is that “all art is political.” While this is true, it is also true that there is a kind of art which those people do not perceive as political because it puts forth its political claims in terms that are successfully presented as universal human concerns. Some art should be overtly political. But in general we need more showing and less telling.

RT @JuliusGoat@twitter.activitypub.actor
A "both-sides" argument is most usually cast to deliberately benefit the worse side. It's a way of avoiding the inconvenience of caring, disguised as world-weary wisdom. twitter.com/LittlestTwin/statu

Robots don’t belong to the realm of STEM, but to the arts and humanities. All of the important robots are literary creations.

RT @kylegriffin1@twitter.activitypub.actor
A Georgia election server contains evidence that it was possibly hacked before the 2016 presidential election and the 2018 vote that gave Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp a narrow victory over Stacey Abrams, according to an election security expert. politico.com/news/2020/01/16/g

RT @max_read@twitter.activitypub.actor
there are only four types of clothes: 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. 90s was 60s and then 70s. 00s was 80s and then 50s. 10s was 80s and then 90s, which, remember, is 60s. no one knows how people dressed before 50s.

I found out there was a one-off Phineas and Ferb character named Monkeyborg. He was one of several animal cyborg antagonists in the episode “Tales from the Resistance: Back to the 2nd Dimension.” This pleases me greatly.

RT @SethCotlar@twitter.activitypub.actor
Trump’s reelection campaign is fueled almost entirely by anti-political and anti-Democratic cynicism. Anyone who feeds those forces is putting fuel in Trump’s tank, whether or not that’s their intent.

RT @ashleylynch@twitter.activitypub.actor
I hate this revisionist championing of George Carlin as a right wing anti-PC comedian.

Carlin was a fairly progressive dude who hated systems of authoritarian control.

RT @super_triangle@twitter.activitypub.actor
Simply wild how much in life is fucked solely because someone somewhere would make less money if it were better.

y2gender, when we finally deprecate all software that stores gender as a boolean

RT @Scarfolk@twitter.activitypub.actor
The government is considering reintroducing FIBs (Foreigner Identification Badges) which were first introduced in 1974.

I donʼt have strong feelings about gun laws. I donʼt think they would accomplish what the left wants them to, but I also donʼt understand the gun fetishism of the right. Unless you belong to a vulnerable group or have specifically been threatened, owning a gun for self-defense seems like poor risk assessment: slightly decreasing the probability of violent death by stranger while considerably boosting the likelihood of violent death by an accident, a known party, or yourself.

RT @ilangoldenberg@twitter.activitypub.actor
there is no reason to play blame games on this airliner. You can blame Iran for utter incompetence. You can blame Trump for triggering this escalation. The Iranians didn’t mean for this to happen and neither did Trump.

But there is a lesson. War is never cost free.

RT @DickKingSmith@twitter.activitypub.actor
Slow-motion binkies.
A binky is the playful, twisting leap that a rabbit makes, expressing excitement or joy.

RT @bayesiangirl@twitter.activitypub.actor
If 1024 fair coins are each tossed 10 times, chances are good (> 63%) that at least one will come up heads 10 times in a row; and that coin will be proud to explain how its skill, faith, guts & determination made its achievement possible, and how that combo can work for you too.

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