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Academic articles could be typeset any way we want, so of course most of them are walls of texts with almost no margins. I guess hard, serious work should also be difficult to read.

A man was arrested at his home last night after he fired eight bullets into his IBM PC and Princeton Graphics monitor. ↯87SEP

Saw I had 40+ notifications waiting here and panicked a bit.

What an absolute windbag:

> “The reason you’re not funny is because you’re woke,” Musk tweeted shortly after actively sharing a meme that he thought was funny. “Wokism is a lie, which is why no one laughs.”

[link CW: Elon]

Dutch news today. We still have more bycicles per 100 people than guns in US per 100 people


Listening to presentations at the Internet Researchers Conference 2022 today. The session is called and both of the presenters keep dropping offline. I guess the session name was very prescient.

OMG that homepage. Those are all the DIFFERENT times they've run that story.

"We are stuck with technology when all we really want is just stuff that works. How do you recognize something that is still technology? A good clue is if it comes with a manual." DOUGLAS ADAMS

Reasons why someone may not want pronouns in their bio:

1. Person doesn’t want to out themselves
Because of:
A. Abusive family
B. Abusive community
C. Not comfortable yet
D. Repressive government
E. Employer retaliation/abuse

2. Persons native language doesn’t have pronouns, and doesn’t want that linguistic imperialism shit pressed on them

3. Person is unsure of their pronouns

4. And more reasons I can’t list in the character limit. But you get the idea.

roses are red
violets are blue
in surveillance capitalism
poem reads you

and shows you ads
for flower shops
and tracks your clicks
and never stops

it cares not about
if privacy's harmed
the money is green
when people are farmed

twitter is cyan
facebook is blue
your friends are the product
and so are you

Good read:

"DOIs unambiguously and persistently identify published, trustworthy, citable online scholarly literature. Right?" by Geoffrey Bilder

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