Author Archives: quoderat

KDM

By | June 22, 2019

Kevin Drum, if someone cut off from all forms of modern communication didn’t realize it yet, is a moron. “There Is No Retirement Crisis,” he claims. And if you average together the net worth of everyone (the one-percenters included), you can disappear the lack of retirement savings for many pretty easily. Which, of course, because… Read More »

Slick Slack

By | June 21, 2019

Slack Wants to Replace Email. Is That What We Want? Absolutely fucking not. Slack is like a phone call — people loading you with tasks you have to deal with immediately. My job is a cognitive one. I don’t need to be getting pings about every little thing constantly. That way leads to destroyed productivity… Read More »

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Dive

By | June 21, 2019

Intuitive skydiving: just jump on out of the plane and intuit a soft landing. Works about as well as intuitive eating, just kills you faster.

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About Lib

By | June 21, 2019

About liberal hypocrisy re: Obama and in general, I don’t give a fuck that the other side is worse. I’m not on a goddamn team and this isn’t a football match. Obama was a monster and terrible person and leader and so is Trump. Obama made bad decisions that hurt the country, decisions that directly… Read More »

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Stop Frontin’, Back Up

By | June 21, 2019

What’s the current cost of data backups these days? I’m guessing it’s less than $600,000, even for an entire city’s worth of data. https://t.co/1d5BuLwjfm — Kim Zetter (@KimZetter) June 20, 2019 I can answer this! But first, most places are terrible at backups, and it’s (usually) not the fault of IT. It’s often lack of… Read More »

But How Do You Feel

By | June 21, 2019

Should we stop calling people ‘overweight’? MPs think the terms have a negative impact on body image and self-esteem, and want doctors to promote broader health and lifestyle messages instead. Sure, because we must be more concerned with self-esteem than health or having a foot rot off due to obesity-related diabetes at age 45. Makes… Read More »

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Vanitah

By | June 21, 2019

We have now arrived at cringe boomer: https://t.co/EfCtljvxAk — Solar Imperialist (@SolImperialist) June 18, 2019 Vanity exercising? What a numpty. A very, very small percentage of people exercise for vanity. Most do it to feel better and be healthier. Sure, I don’t mind looking better, too. But I’m not Chris Hemsworth. I’m not going to… Read More »

Speechify

By | June 21, 2019

Careful. Facebook is exercising real and near-uncontested power in an important political domain which state actors have abandoned (speech regulation). If there are ways to translate this power into the enforcement of some desired economic behavior, Libra might not be a dead end. https://t.co/bR29FD44xV — Solar Imperialist (@SolImperialist) June 18, 2019 Puerile objections that, “Wah,… Read More »

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Not an Ad

By | June 20, 2019

I love the backup software my company is now using (thanks to me) so much. We can restore any server or laptop to Azure, or Hyper-V, with a click: This gives us a nearly-foolproof backup strategy and makes us immune to ransomware attacks. Even if the entire company is wiped out and every file we… Read More »

None At All

By | June 20, 2019

Trump & Reagan we’re both uncivil where it mattered: arms sales to vicious authoritarian regimes and factions — b9n10nt (@b9n10nt) June 9, 2019 Obama administration arms sales offers to Saudi top $115 billion. Fuck these hypocritical fuckers have no shame. The above is one of the reasons I no longer really call myself a liberal… Read More »