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liberals @ nazis: i may not agree with what you say but i'll defend to the death your right to say it

liberals @ marginalised people: you're too loud and you're interfering with my ability to ignore problems so i want you to shut up immediately

The real story is that โ€˜developingโ€™ nations have done remarkably better at fighting COVID-19 than the rich and white. The real story starts precisely where the western map ends. Here be dragons. We be dragons.

The real story is that places like Vietnam and Mongolia have completely kicked COVID-19โ€™s ass. The real story is that places like Rwanda and Ghana have innovated and survived. There are countless stories like this โ€” from Sri Lanka to Trinidad & Tobago, but you wouldnโ€™t know because weโ€™re not rich or white. But you should know. Because weโ€™re right. This information could save your life.

(But please keep posting about a vaccine, eating like normal, and relying on your institutions to save you. It'll all work out for you I'm sure.)

Replaced LibreOffice 6 with AbiWord 3 and GNumeric 1. Space saved: 110MB; speed gains: huge; loss of functionality: insignificant.

Communities are the basic unity of the Internet, and any social media that does not take this into account in its design will fail, or have catastrophic results.

TFW you keep meaning to do a thing one more time before summer's gone, and you manage to miss the very last opportunity.

Reading the privacy policy and terms of service on a new web site as though it said anything different from every other web site and it didn't say 'we can do what we want and when it turns out we let all your personal data fly out the windows of the 143 bus into rush hour it'll suck to be you'.

Nothing in video games infuriates me more than fucking games that donโ€™t understand Easy mode. If a player dies more than twice in a mission on Easy, thatโ€™s not a failing on the player, itโ€™s your balancing is too hard. I donโ€™t care how bad the player is playing, lowest setting should not ever frustrate the player.

On 9/11 and nationalism, Nuremberg trials quote 

"Of course the people donโ€™t want war. But after all, itโ€™s the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and itโ€™s always a simple matter to drag the people along whether itโ€™s a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger.โ€

โ€” Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials

Dear rationalists:

There's magic in the world. Not literal magic. The metaphorical kind. But it's there.

Miracles happen. Not the literal kind. But they do happen.

You get signs from above. Not the real deal. But pay attention and you'll notice the universe speaks to you.

To deny all that isn't reason, it's reductionism. And smarts without wisdom are a castle built on shifting sands.

Yes, I do feel like every moment I spend doing nothing is wasted. You know why? Because I'm 43, life is passing me by, the world is going to hell in a hamper and there's so much more I want to get done.

Love seeing kids get themselves a new website and promptly turning it into something that would have been right at home on Geocities. And not just on the kind of hosting service that encourages it. There's more to this spirit than nostalgia or imitation.

"Inevitable" is code for "stop fighting, I already won". Which is the kind of thing Sith lords say, because if you *do* fight them, they crumble:

Can we please, please โ€“ PLEASE! not make the nonsensical US date format month/day/year the default in applications? ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ


And to all users of that format: it makes no sense, it's counter-intuitive, it makes collaboration frustrating, it introduces inconsistencies and errors... Just stop. Please. Use international standards.
(And don't get me started on your other units of weights, volumes and distances. Bloody hell.)

Boost if I'm right.

New post: Notes: Being OK With Not Being Extraordinary

The internet always highlights the first place winners, the billionaires, the award-winning artists, the best-selling authors, the largest philanthropists, the extraordinary. Their stories are ones โ€ฆ

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