"This may be why people with such minds, as they approach the top of the political hierarchy, so readily sell themselves to ‘special interests.’ They cannot bear to be unbossed. They cannot stand the lonely work of making up their own minds."

"The idea of people working at home, as family members, as neighbors, as natives and citizens of their places, is as repugnant to the industrial mind as the idea of self-employment. The industrial mind is an organizational mind, and I think this mind is deeply disturbed and threatened by the existence of people who have no boss." - Wendell Berry

From self.com/story/just-cook-more-:

"Not everybody has the time or means to cook healthy meals from scratch, so let’s not pretend it’s that simple."

No, it's not that simple, but it's not that complicated either. #cooking yourself + eating + dealing with dishes takes around an hour on average which is hardly much longer than most people spend on take-outs, and *definitely* beats any sit-in meal time.

The algorithm ensures us that to continue emitting cataclysmic levels of pollution will guarantee increased profits in the upcoming quarter

The story about data analysis by Target from ”The Power of Habit” is a very compelling argument for why capitalism and tech will ensure the end of humanity

Gal viþ galanda
viþr gangla
viþr riþanda
viþr rinanda
viþr sӕtianda
viþr siglanda
viþr faranda
viþr fliuganda,
skal all fuþ ana,
ok am døia.

Today's #Ceph #Techtalk will be an updated "Intro to Ceph" talk by Sage Weil. It will provide a high-level introduction to the overall Ceph architecture, RGW, RBD, and CephFS. Join us at 17:00 UTC (1PM ET) at bluejeans.com/613110014/browse (a recording will be made available, too)

And now I'm watching Linus Åkesson playing like crazy on the PO-28 and PO-20 from Teenage Engineering. I love it!

Surprise, surprise, Raspberry Pi 4 has been launched!

Faster CPU, dual 4k HDMI support, up to 4GB RAM, USB type C, USB3 and (finally!) no more bottlenecking the ethernet port over USB2: full gigabit speeds!

Also: same old price 😍

"A look through the pages of Popular Mechanics shows scientists trying to come to grips with carbon emissions, disappearing ice, and climate change all the way back to 1912, more than a century ago."

Maybe I'm just a miserable misanthropic, but: Am I the only one who hates "interactive" presentations where the speaker keeps asking the audience questions? If I wanted to speak, I'd be the one on stage.

In the past week, Github has made moves aimed at taking over both free software packaging and now free software crowdfunding.

This is utterly scary, and I'm surprised nobody is talking about it.

”But however sanguine you might be about the proposition that we have already ravaged the natural world, which we surely have, it is another thing entirely to consider the possibility that we have only provoked it, engineering first in ignorance and then in denial a climate system that will now go to war with us for many centuries, perhaps until it destroys us.” - The Uninhabitable Earth

If you're having GoT problems, I feel bad for you, son
I've got 99 problems, but the end ain't one

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