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Tired: taking an old-ass train to a secret school of magic because you were somehow born with it when billions weren't.

Wired: People taking defensive magic lessons at a strip mall dojo because anyone can fucking learn if they desire it. :blobhyperthink:

Markov bot text 

ZEK: She wanted me to tell your mother and I need a cloaking device and I worship her right back.

Getting a second pepper shaker

Filling it with instant coffee

I think I will go for a walk today
I think I will go for a walk—

As a medical ethicist

I've made a career out of knowing how fucky medical doctors are

This is no surprise to me

And yet


I see this and it still makes me deep-sigh

> Colleges stress public responsibilities as MD, nurse set to speak at rally against COVID-19 measures

Bad German 

Eine Zucchini ist nur eine scharf Gurk

Insect swallowed
by man comes out alive.

Does there exist anything like an annual summary of NSF grants (in mathematics, particularly) by subject area? Like, "what were the hot subject areas last year" or whatever.

Google fired the second of their AI ethics team co-leads, Margaret Mitchell, two months after firing the other lead Timnit Gebru for exposing critical flaws in Google’s AI practices.

I'm working for a big tech company in California. Yesterday all employees received an email from our security guys.

We have to deactivate all personal assistant gadgets (like Alexa) during worktime in the homeoffice.

They have evidence that these gadgets are recording audio from conference calls.

Nothing new to me but notable that I've got this order.

I wonder why there's always cat hair in my food. I guess we'll never know.


I'm still just so, so excited about:

C-x n n

h/t @ljwrites

I use this like every day and it makes it SO MUCH BETTER to work on stuff gahhhhh

A sea shanty written by a bot 

Then off to see me die, see me die
Oh, poor old man said.
But I'll eat my hand upon her thigh
Early in the head.

We wish that you can't cook me
Round Cape Horn so far
With her baby on here knee
Put him in the jar.

A sea shanty written by a bot 

Well I feel so sad
Oh, the boys and the devil have his soul.
And just like his dad
She's got a Yankee ship with a bucko roll

We're a Yankee crew
Her cheeks are like two stars so bright
Bound away to leave you
Hey! There was a sickening sight.

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