Monthly Archives: January 2016

For the Fat Acceptance nuts

By | January 31, 2016

Angelique Kerber won the Australian Open with some very impressive strategic play. Worth watching the highlights at least if you like tennis and smart players (and I do like both). But I wanted to talk about the difference between “thick” as used by the FAs and what someone who is actually thick looks like. Angelique… Read More »

More hatred

By | January 30, 2016

More hatred of sex workers in the name of feminism. This could be used for any job. Does any working class person take any job not out of economic necessity? Only prostitution is singled out because even most of those on the nominal left are extremely, extremely sex-phobic. This is the stupidest argument I’ve ever… Read More »

Poettering is a moron

By | January 30, 2016

Wasn’t surprised to see that Lennart “I’m a moron” Poettering closed this systemd bug where you can brick your actual hardware by running rm on an improperly-rw mounted firmware fileystem. The problem with open source is that one powerful person who is relatively clueless and untalented like Poettering can do a lot of damage that… Read More »


By | January 29, 2016

I only use XFCE for a few minutes a day usually, but it’s nice to be in a desktop environment that doesn’t actively punish me for being smarter than an amoeba. XFCE isn’t amazing, but it’s functional. And functional goes a long damn way these days compared to the horrors inflicted on us by others.

I’m not normal

By | January 29, 2016

Reading articles like this makes me realize how abnormal I am. I’m sure this guy is right — but until I read the article I truly didn’t realize how big a basket of self-delusion and wishful thinking most people are. Like, I’ve read all kinds of cognitive psychology textbooks, etc., but it doesn’t sink in… Read More »

Politically dissect

By | January 29, 2016

I don’t write about politics much. Or Clinton or Sanders or Trump. It’s because it doesn’t matter. Sure, in the short term who gets picked for the Supreme Court makes a difference to many lives. This is not nothing, I agree. But in 70 or 90 or so years, there won’t be a Supreme Court.… Read More »

You can’t spell asshole without SSL

By | January 28, 2016

This decision of Google’s to shame any non-SSL-based website has nothing at all to do with protecting their users. It has everything to do with pushing people to Google’s services by making it harder for small businesses and others to create their own websites. Have you ever installed a cert yourself? I have, and it’s… Read More »

Hire someone else

By | January 27, 2016

Who writes this shit? Securities are fungible with cash. What, did this ninny think Apple had a huge pile of gold and dollar bills sitting in a vault somewhere Scrooge McDuck style that Tim Cook swims around in from time to time? This is a financial journalist, apparently. Or what passes for one. And yet… Read More »

How many

By | January 27, 2016

I see posts all the time like “Ate a healthy lunch today.” By healthy, usually meaning low-calorie (they think) and such. Most of the time, it’s something like the above photo. That’s a caesar salad and what, cottage cheese and peach? Or potato salad with cheese? Either way, hugely caloric. And Odwalla drink.1,200 calories or… Read More »