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Headbanging is how smart people shake their money maker

Hilbert's Hotel is bullshit. If you add countably infinite guests to countably infinite occupied rooms by moving guests one room over, the number of rooms and guests in rooms remain the same at any moment, you just add countably infinite guests to the infinitely long hallway as people move between rooms.

Just realized that, since the Portuguese dub of Dragon Ball changed Piccolo's name to Satan, my generation grew up seeing Satan as a heroic father figure willing to sacrifice himself for his surrogate child.

The fact that Futarchy is still called Futarchy is proof that supporters of Futarchy have a very limited understanding of the internet and people, and are probably the wrong sort of people to be making any sort of public decisions.

The cesspool rule of the internet:

Over time, every social space becomes increasingly about sex. If you try to stop it, it will become about politics.

A reminder:
If you accept that moral progress is roughly consistent throughout history, then eventually everything and everyone will have been evil all along.

That means eventually all of us now will face judgement under rules not yet written, and found wanting (unless you are presumptuous enough to believe we are at the pinnacle of moral evolution right now, which sounds insane).

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OH: "If the USA saw what is going on in the USA, the USA would invade the USA to free the USA from the USA."

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This time seems as good as any to remember Malcolm Reynolds’ wise words:

“It's my estimation that every man ever got a statue made of him was one kind of sumbitch or another.”


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It's been 0 Days since someone suggested "learning to code" as a solution that's totally inappropriate for the problem

On slaver statues 

On slaver statues 

On slaver statues 

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We appear to have reached my favourite* part of Pride Month. The annual biphobic discussions of who's allowed to use which word.

*may not actually be my favourite

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telling all the extremely quiet middle class white people about a cool new cryptocurrency called CoinTelpro that they should look up

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Dear Donald J. Trump:

If you want to be an Evil Overlord, please read the lore:

"My Legions of Terror will have helmets with clear plexiglass visors, not face-concealing ones" is literally rule #1.


Tired Of This Genre-Unsavvy Timeline

When it comes to finding needles in haystacks, there are two kinds of people: magnet people and flamethrower people.


Half the time I see people discussing things like QALYs I think that's exactly the kind of attitude that makes guillotines happen.

Warning: getting into astronomy during social distancing may lead to agoraphobia, feelings of cosmic dread, and aversion to sobriety.

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can you get this poll to 69% and 31% respectively

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