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Good morning, just read a column where some guy complains that old art was beautiful but new art is bad because art has recently turned all political and stuff

nothing new under the sun, that is

I say this because I was listening to the radio and heard this exact thing twice in a row

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trope: ending your christmas song by playing a bit of "jingle bells" on your guitar after the song has otherwise ended

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Today is a sad day. Seyðisfjörður, a town in east Iceland has been hit heavily by huge mudslides and parts of the town have been essentially obliterated. Thankfully, no people harmed and the town has been evacuated.

Where one of those mudslides is, used to stand a huge vintage tech museum. With huge punch card readers and writers, ancient computers, and other gear. And we are talking about big concrete industrial house on 2 or 3 stories.

That house seems to have just disappeared...

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Cyberpunk 2077 

This is actually an IRL art piece demonstrating the hypercapitalist system in all of its splendor.

This is ironically very cyberpunk.

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your books "expiring" is just another example of innovation under capitalism

Sometimes I think back to the golden age of GUIs...

...that is, the brief moment in time after the GUI was invented but before someone else ruined it by writing applications for it

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https://github.com/beurtschipper/Depix
Reminder that if you really want to censor something completely block it out of the image with solid color. Blurs and pixelation look nice but there will always be a chance of someone uncovering it.
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covid-19, misinformation 

Get Ready for False Side Effects

"...if you take 10 million people and just wave your hand back and forth over their upper arms, in the next two months you would expect to see about 4,000 heart attacks. About 4,000 strokes. Over 9,000 new diagnoses of cancer. And about 14,000 of that ten million will die, out of usual all-causes mortality."

https://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2020/12/04/get-ready-for-false-side-effects

I think characterising Tom Nook as some evil capitalist is kind of unfair. I mean what kind of "normal" capitalist home loan comes with no interest, no deadline or schedule for paying it back, and doesn't even remind you to pay the loan?

Tom Nook just asks you once that you pay back what it cost to build your house, and then thanks you if you choose to do so.

two: the only prime number that doesn't have the letter E in it

UFO sightings near Area 51 spiked around when the Air Force was testing secret aircraft there. When the military heard that there were rumors that there are aliens and alien technology inside the base, they started boosting these rumors to help cover up their actual secret (human) technology.

So in a twist of irony, the people who believe there was a big government conspiracy to cover up aliens and spaceships are themselves victims of an actual government conspiracy to make them believe that...

the xbox 360 is about as old now as the sega mega drive/genesis was when the xbox 360 came out

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I have no idea if this is parody or not. This argument is that the new M1 Macbook Air looks just like the Intel one.

> How will strangers even know that your new Air is an M1, rather than just an old Intel jalopy? How will the style-conscious be able to casually open it on a plane and make their fellow passengers sneer with envy?

zdnet.com/article/apple-releas

The idea is that I just print out however many of these elements I need to hold all my CDs (possibly varying the width of the individual elements to hold thicker or thinner cases), line them all up on a couple of threaded rods, and voilà

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