Remember: two wrongs don't make a right. But three lefts do!
And now most of the clouds are gone and it is scorching. Make up your freaking mind!
There was a 6.3 magnitude earthquake off the Oregon coast this morning. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/northwest/magnitude-6-3-earthquake-rumbles-150-miles-off-oregon-coast/
meli, a new mail client for the terminal - pre-alpha release
Discussion on lobste.rs https://lobste.rs/s/fqcpxq/meli_new_mail_client_for_terminal_pre
Last June I put in nine potato plants, two of which promptly died and the rest of which didn't do well in the July heatwave. By the time I left for my trip in August they had all died, so I basically figured it was a total loss.
Today I dug out the mounds just in case and harvested three pounds of potatoes. 😜
Definitely going to try again next year, only using raised beds instead of mounds to make watering easier.
Rusted Neuron (this Mastodon instance) is now a year old! Many thanks to @mastohost!
Politics, Trump, Tired of this shit
The Demoralizing Reality of Life Under Trump. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/08/demoralizing-reality-of-life-under-trump.html
"… meaningless or gibberish or lies or all three, his words still make us anxious, worried, and stressed."
"The actual psychic toll on our mental health is crippling. The lost sleep, the grinding anxiety, the escalating fears don’t just represent squandered time. They start to chip away at your health and at your soul."
Mass Shootings, Suicide
Can We Prevent Mass Shootings By Preventing Suicide? https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/can-we-prevent-mass-shootings-by-preventing-suicide/
"… the people who commit violent mass killings overlap, at least somewhat, with people who are feeling suicidal."
"… what’s appealing about red flag laws is that these rules have the potential to shift the emphasis from a cut-and-dried checklist of dangerous traits to a more nuanced system that accounts for a person’s big-picture emotional state."
We should be learning about this now; using the information to design tactics and strategies to disempower the 30% who actually yearn for strong man government.
"Democracy is most secure, and tolerance is maximized, when we design systems to accommodate how people actually are. Because some people will never live comfortably in a modern liberal democracy"
The Man Who Thinks Mass #Surveillance Can Work https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/political-confessional-the-man-who-thinks-mass-surveillance-can-work/
Yes, there really are people who want to live in a #panopticon. They may have nuanced views – as this guy does – but they are still willing to trust the government with that power.
Yes, that should frighten you.
As of this morning it's official… I DEFINITELY caught the con-crud at #Dublin2019. (cough * cough)
Whenever you are past the edge, out in the wind, look for me.
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