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  • 10:38 am on March 24, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    the multiverse doppelganger hypothesis is misleading. the universe is not a random number generator.

    just because a combination is possible, doesn’t mean it will naturally occur if you simply wait it out or run it a very large number of times.

  • 6:11 pm on March 20, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    facebook is running a survey that pops up and takes over the entire screen (you can’t click on anything else until you respond or close it) where it literally asks “do you agree with the following statement: facebook is good for the world”

    fuck you facebook. manipulative piece of shit

  • 4:16 pm on March 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    oi.. just realized i didn’t have lunch today. i had a heavyweight project looming around 11:30am, said “oh well, might as well.. start..?” then the project rolled over until 3pm, then did a few more things, and i’m like wait a second, did i eat

    strangely not hungry

  • 12:50 pm on March 8, 2018 Permalink | Reply

    45*: “we’ll do it (trade war) in a very loving way, loving loving way”

    all the immigrants who fell for trump saying he would “deal with immigration with heart” are now just learning that Mr. Embarrassment to the Human Race (TM)’s limited vocabulary defaults to “love” and “heart” to refer to things that are not directly related to profits.

    Trump thinks that the KKK is a group that “deals with immigration with heart” because, unlike Blackwater, they are not in this to make money. Puzzling, I know. So he decided to give it a label to make sense of these things- “heart”, “love”.

  • 8:30 am on March 6, 2018 Permalink | Reply

    Seeing Nunberg in the news, keep reading as Nuremberg. Nuremberg.. Nuremberg trials, ooh yeah..

  • 11:27 pm on March 4, 2018 Permalink | Reply

    Online TV show closed captions seem to sit at a curious intersection between mid-English proficiency watchers (me), no-audio environments, and the hearing impaired. The first two.. or maybe just the first category doesn’t really need audio cues like “music is playing now”, but since the segment is small enough to lump all three together, we are here.

    And that opens us to the seemingly little regulated field of closed captions for the hearing impaired. I have not seen enough shows to tell if this is a pattern over time, a studio-level policy variance or just preferences of individual caption makers, (I think it’s the latter) but some do put extra thought into how the captions could convey the full watching experience. This screenshot is one such example. [solemn string music] – with proper background knowledge, this is as close as it gets within the caption production budget. I think it shows some of the caption makers care about the viewing experience for the hearing impaired. And that’s a good thing.

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