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The story of Santa coming down the chimney was originally propagated by orphanages and work houses in the mid-18th century to help make children more comfortable and excited climbing into and cleaning chimneys.
At the time many family less children were employed as chimney sweeps, with the wages given to the orphanages. Whether this was an economic necessity or child exploitation is hotly debated to this day, with the likely reality being somewhere in the middle.
I'm working on a follow up series to my Burja Mapping post. Let me know if you are interested in seeing my drafts...
What happens if I wish to move servers?
Do I have to refollow everyone?
Do they have to refollow me?
Can my old posts move over via some automatic process?
Basically, how tied to this server am I? If it shuts down, or I decide I want my own / another, how much pain am I in for?
The US really sucks at high speed rail https://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2017/07/01/a-generational-failure-as-the-u-s-fantasizes-the-rest-of-the-world-builds-a-new-transport-system/
An intriguing little book by ribbonfarm contributor Darren Allen #heyfeedfox 33 Myths of the System http://expressiveegg.org/portfolio/33-myths-of-the-system/
apple software is bad
Has media coverage surpassed the legal system as the standard way to contest medical bills in the US?
Odd asymmetry: nobody can hire lawyers to match an insurance co.'s legal team, but no amount of hospital/insurance PR can dispute public opinion about an absurd bill.
Moved to iPhone XS. Pita.
Retorospective on the work of Donald Knuth #heyfeedfox https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/17/science/donald-knuth-computers-algorithms-programming.html
An Underground Sensation Arrives #heyfeedfox ht @vr00n https://www.chronicle.com/article/An-Underground-Sensation/245000
The Great Disillusionist ht Ernesto Lupercio on birdsite #heyfeedfox https://aeon.co/amp/essays/why-read-the-nihilistic-work-of-giacomo-leopardi-today?__twitter_impression=true
In your opinion, what is an actual "both sides" issue right now?
Is our search turned off? I can't seem to search anything cc @zacharius
I already have too many toots to search for my own without a search function. Looking for something I tooted about how some science fiction approaches closer to reality instead of escaping from it...
“Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy, or ISTDP, the psychological approach deals with unconscious negative emotions – often guilt or anger linked to an emotional trauma suffered years or decades earlier – which have manifested as a physical symptom.”
Gandhi’s reputation is undergoing complexification from simple saint/devil caricatures #heyfeedfox https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/10/22/gandhi-for-the-post-truth-age
The Honeywell Kitchen Computer which Neiman Marcus offered for sale at $10,600 including a 2 week programming course, 1969 https://advertisingpics.tumblr.com/post/180902771488/the-honeywell-kitchen-computer-which-neiman-marcus
Reverse engineering the ARM1, ancestor of the iPhone's processor
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