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  • 12:21 am on January 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    this whole “it’s because of [behavior x] like yours that Trump won” rhetoric actually goes back a little. It follows a pattern of other similar conservative rhetoric. The most recent in my memory happened mid-campaign cycle, maybe early October? It went like this:

    A: Well this recent incident is very shameful because it’s not a democratic procedure.. blabla..
    B: America is not a Democracy!
    A: What?
    B: America is not a Democracy, dumbass. It’s a republic.

    The funny thing is that stating that the U.S. is a representative republic doesn’t refute the original argument being made. It does go just a tiny bit further into detail about government types and is a splashy way of appearing to break your opponent’s argument, (because “the U.S. state is a democracy” is easy to sell rhetoric) when in reality there’s no substance beyond the initial shock factor.

    I think there’s some similitude – maybe a simplified version? To the now classic conservative framework of first refuting the point by choosing words that anger progressives so much that leave them stupefied, but that at the same time energize the base, then moving to frame the issue as originally planned.

     
  • 1:04 pm on January 11, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Thanks Drumpf   

    every time a scheduled event is near:

    • Computer Windows 10 pops up a reminder (via Windows Calendar)
    • If there is a open tab somewhere in one of the 9 desks that has Google Calendar open, it puts itself on the front and pops up the notice. When in this status, no other chrome window becomes clickable.
    • phone beeps

    Ideally the phone would know that I am nearby, make the beeping noise, and alert the desktop applications to not show further alerts.

     
  • 2:33 pm on January 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    while making the next dream show vid, I was checking the URLs in the NILC fact sheet, and found a URL that was not working:

    http://justice.gov/eoir/list‐pro‐bono‐legal‐service‐providers‐map

    after some googling, I found the correct link:
    http://justice.gov/eoir/list-pro-bono-legal-service-providers-map

    what? they are exactly the same. What’s the difference?

    Putting them side by side on Notepad, I noticed the wrong URL was slightly longer, even though every character was the same.

    The difference in length started around “bono” – the dash was slightly longer.

    I think either MS Word or Acrobat converted the dash to a “better looking” longer special character dash, and the URL was no longer valid using that special dash character.

    Very nice.

    Thanks, Drumpf.

     
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