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Here is a good editorial from one of the people involved in last Thursday's protest: https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2019/08/13/41071920/why-i-confronted-martin-selig-the-seattle-billionaire-who-rents-to-ice
Hatte eben eine total schöne Begegnung. Eine ältere Dame mit seeeehr außergewöhnlichem Outfit betrat die herrentoilette. Ein junger Typ am Waschbecken sagt: „Das ist die Herrentoilette. Die damentoilette ist gegenüber.“
Sie antwortet: „ach! Herren, Damen, das sind doch bürgerliche Kategorien“ und geht in die nächste Kabine.
Interesting finding. "[I]n all 344 cities [in China], solar photovoltaic systems were capable of generating and selling electricity at lower prices than the grid without subsidies, and in 22 percent of those cities, they could also produce electricity at lower prices than coal."
For work, I often find myself colourising (or colorizing) files of depth data. I don't mind that I switch between US & UK spellings, and I standardise to US for documentation since that's the overwhelming majority of my collaborators' dialect. But I am super annoyed to see myself writing "colorise" these days, because as far as I know that variant is wrong _everywhere_.
Cualli teotlac, mimichtin!🐠 Hello and welcome again to another thread about The Aztec Empire! I really should come up with a name for this series 🤔 Any suggestions? #StarTalk
Today we will be discussing a topic often brought up in media with about 0% understanding of the source or lore: The fierce and mighty gods and goddesses of the Mexica Pantheon
As always: Questions and comments encouraged! And if you can spare it, please tip the writer! https://ko-fi.com/Q5Q586SG
2) As the Coral Atlas scales up I'm starting to see where I was doing things in lazy ways that don't scale. As a result I can tell you that at 3.7m pixel resolution, 1/4 of the Great Barrier Reef fits in this laptop's RAM, but the entire country of Fiji does not. Which is giving me a thoroughly odd mental image.
Two observations about my current work in progress:
1) You know how h4xx0rz in movies are often depicted watching streams of green text go by and it's all very dramatic? I am currently in that situation as I monitor several test runs of some automation, but with one key difference from the movies: it's really heccing boring.
People's reactions to me pointing out 3/4 of my grandparents are immigrants is telling. Everyone assumes since I'm white that my family's been in Canada for generations, nope my Dad's first generation and one of my mom's parents immigrated here as well. As soon as I say that people trip over themselves saying they don't mean my family. Bullshit my grandparents came to Canada after having their lives destroyed by war they were exactly the kind of people who are immigrating now only they're white.
Also @mcmoots came to this wedding and looked fabulous and danced in the hamburger shoes and did not die, exhibit A:
PDX protests (+)
So much gratitude to everyone who showed up to protest the fash yesterday in Portland. This story especially brought me joy:
"When the group crossed into Old Town, [Proud Boys rally organizer Joey Gibson] stopped to address the crowd. As he did, a woman on a 750cc Harley Davidson motorcycle pulled up to the curb and drowned Gibson out by revving her engine. Police asked her to stop. She refused and several officers yanked her from her motorcycle and cuffed her."
😍 😍 😍
random activist wisdom
“When you write your list of demands, make sure you have one that’s basically impossible and one that’s trivial, so you’ve always got a reason to keep going but also an easy way to claim success in negotiations. This is why lists of demands begin with ‘full communism now’, and end with ‘a plate of biscuits’”.
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