Sorry for yesterday's outage everyone. Previously when I was making a change to the cron file I had mistakenly changed the cronjob that renews the ssl certificate so that it didn't run often enough. An expired ssl certificate is what caused the outage.
I enjoy the idea of running something that people rely on to communicate and I am equally ashamed when I disrupt that communication because of a small, silly mistake.
the virgin airplane:
- have to show up hours early
- crammed in seats like sardines
- energy inefficient
- flies through the air in a terrifying defiance of the will of God
the chad train:
- roll up to the station 15 minutes before departure like a boss
- can move around freely and stretch your legs any time you want
- low stress
- easy to enjoy the scenery as you travel
- moves along the ground as the LORD intended
I don't think I'm a good driver, average at best.
I attribute never being in an accident mostly to my being cognizant of my own limitations.
If I was more confident in my driving abilities I think I would have been in an accident by now
Every generation thinks that their challenges are greater and present more of a mortal and existential crisis than anything that came before.
I used to think that we were all just self important narcissists but maybe the conservatives asking us not to play god have a point.
Human agency has increased exponentially while maturity has increased linearly at best.
We have never been more vulnerable to our own unintended side effects.
@octesian @vgr @Elmkast
People are angry because they used their brand power and market dominance to pit states and cities against each other in a race to bottom style game to try and get maximum tax breaks and incentives. And after this cruel game they just chode the most obvious choices anyway. Also they didn't make an 'HQ2' so much as just two large corporate offices.
AG Jeff Sessions has been fired. If you haven't signed up to protest in the event of Mueller being fired or the investigation otherwise being compromised, now would be a good time to do so.
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@nindokag I've always thought the solution would be a new deal style social program where we put a significant amount of our gdp towards retooling the way we live, produce energy, and grow food to be more environmentally friendly.
I think a societal hibernation would at best delay matters
I went to vote today and was dismayed to find everything was electronic(almost certainly running proprietary software) and as far as I could tell no paper trail was made. I can only hope that the voting machines were not connected and are never connected to the Internet.
I'm not even sure who to complain about this to
Everyone should own a shitty car constantly on the brink of breaking down as their first vehicle. At that point you don't have the knowledge or experience to maintain it well anyway. Plus every time something breaks you get to learn about a new subsystem in your vehicle.
A car is for many people the first or second most expensive thing they own yet are largely ignorant of how it functions or how to maintain it.
Forensic blood spatter analysis seems like such a pseudoscience. It doesn't surprise me that many of these crime documentaries spend so much time on it or that each side's "experts" seem to disagree with each other so much.
No court should put much credence in it. Seems like a tool that can be used to support any conclusion.
I had the thought today that I'm not so much tolerant of other people as I am indifferent towards many aspects of their lives.
Is there an appreciable difference between tolerance and indifference?
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