What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Linkee-poo sees the girls walk by, dressed in their summer clothes, I have to turn my head until my darkness goes

For all those Bernie Sanders supporters who feel let down today. You do understand this was his entire game to start with, right? He got in to make sure that Hillary didn't steer right of center, and to get some more traditional liberal/progressive policies into the party platform. He needed your help to prove these ideas were still valid. I think he was as shocked as anyone that he almost had a shot at clinching the nomination. But this is it, mission accomplished. Now there's a new goal, make sure the dumpster fire going on with the GOP doesn't gain any more power.

It begins, not with a bang, but with a whimper. Robot security runs over 16 month old. I don't remember that from Terminator. Hey, remember when facial recognition password stuff couldn't see black faces? (Grokked from Xeni)

A panelist report on fails at Readercon. Interesting not only because I follow many of the players, but as a sometimes convention panelist and moderator, I'm always concerned about who gets to speak and to make sure all the panelists get a chance to give their viewpoints, and to not exclude any of the audience (although I will shut down the "not actual a question, more of a statement because I should have been on this panel" question). (Grokked from Justine Larbeleister)

"According to Leslie Brenner, restaurant critic for The Dallas Morning New… cutting is important because surface area can affect the flavor of vegetables." Well, yeah. Also pointed to in case someone tells you that food is exactly how we in the West portray it (where the ultimate future expression of food is a pill). We also think of food as fat, carbs, and proteins when food has many, many more aspects to it (which, frankly, I think much of which should be included in "calories", but because they aren't part of the big 3 components, they aren't counted).

PHILISTINE! Well, at least a cemetery archeologists believe belongs to that group. "'Finding the Philistine cemetery is fantastic because there are so many questions regarding their genetic origins and their interconnections with other cultures,' says Assaf Yasuo-Landau."

Black judges are more likely to have their rulings overturned on appeal.

Amazon is going Walmart. It's filling up with Chinese counterfeit items and cheap knock offs. While it's easy to spot some of them when the shipping is 4 weeks and coming from mainland China, it's more difficult when the product is stocked in Amazon warehouses and "fulfilled by Amazon." I wonder if their lawyers have figured a way around the "accessory to a crime" problem or if they think they can just skate by?

"An international tribunal in The Hague has invalidated China's claims in the South China Sea in a first-ever ruling." Unfortunately the international tribunal doesn't have much of a way of enforcing their ruling.

On the wonders of the American workplace. "Overall, 43 percent of working adults told us their job negatively affects their stress levels. Others said their job negatively affects their eating habits (28 percent), sleeping habits (27 percent) and weight (22 percent)." Ding, ding, ding! Yep, all of the above for me.

"'I think it’s highly inappropriate that a United States Supreme Court judge gets involved in a political campaign, frankly,' Trump told the Times by phone. 'I think it’s a disgrace to the court and I think she should apologize to the court. I couldn’t believe it when I saw it.'" Said the man who trots out his list of SCOTUS nominees to get the social conservatives to back him.

Tweet of my heart: @KILLSheredon White people think pro blackness is antiwhite because being pro white is anti black. They think bc they're monsters, we monsters too.

Double dip: @coda Nothing says “protect and serve” like insisting the responsibility of the citizen is to make the police feel safe and not the reverse.

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