Hey, everyone. Check out this awesome portrait I got from a resident of SpinDizzy MUCK: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/30544585/
The real story is that ‘developing’ 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-19’s ass. The real story is that places like Rwanda and Ghana have innovated and survived. There are countless stories like this — from Sri Lanka to Trinidad & Tobago, but you wouldn’t know because we’re not rich or white. But you should know. Because we’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.)
Now this in an author who makes me say, I want to be this good someday: https://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/the-huntsman-and-the-beast/
Electricity provider authorised to switch off rooftop solar in SA in emergencies: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-27/authorities-power-to-switch-off-south-australia-solar-panels/12602684
We need physical audio kill switches https://rubenerd.com/we-need-physical-audio-kill-switches/
One of my favorite #webcomics goes political big-time in today's page: https://www.davidcsimon.com/crimsondark/index.php?view=comic&strip_id=1025
Nothing in video games infuriates me more than fucking games that don’t understand Easy mode. If a player dies more than twice in a mission on Easy, that’s not a failing on the player, it’s your balancing is too hard. I don’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 don’t want war. But after all, it’s the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it’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.”
— Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials
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.
"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: https://www.davidcsimon.com/crimsondark/index.php?view=comic&strip_id=1020
Can we please, please – PLEASE! not make the nonsensical US date format month/day/year the default in applications? 🤦♂️
PRE 👏 TTY 👏 PLEASE
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 https://beesbuzz.biz/blog/chatter/4114-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 …
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