i, for one, think he’s being too nice.
yeah, we’re fucked.
“Scientists have been shocked that the warm weather conducive to permafrost thawing is occurring roughly 70 years ahead of model projections,” the CCAG warning states. It also points out that the Arctic could lose 89 percent of its permafrost by 2100, the Moscow Times reports.
at the risk of capitalizing on a shit situation. this looks like a pretty amazing trip to take.
uhh, really? intra-party resistance? subtler power grabs?
“The broad lesson of Trump’s presidency is that clumsy, violent efforts to seize power — such as the January 6 insurrection — will meet with intra-party resistance, but subtler power grabs will not. Republicans decided to shrug at abuses like Trump using American diplomacy as a lever to coerce Ukraine to smear his opponent, refusing to accept the election outcome, or using the presidency to line his own pockets. They have enthusiastically joined in state laws to restrict voting and hand power over elections to party hacks.”
this was an interesting way for parler to position themselves. there’s a lot to take issue with in their portrayal of their situation, but you have to hand it to their lawyers for pressing on the big tech animus.
dunning krugerrand reading
- How to cut down on ransomware attacks without banning Bitcoin.
- Is the Cryptocurrency Tether Just a Scam to Enrich Bitcoin Investors? | The New Republic
- Bitcoin’s Reliance on Stablecoins Harks Back to the Wild West of Finance - WSJ
not pretty. the ministry for the future opens with a heat event where there’s a persistent heat wave with high wet bulb temps. nothing about this bodes well for us.
an amusing take on things. the real punchline. it’s written by a bitcoin advocate. apparently bitcoin’s better in this grift because “the rules” arent’ changing like they are in the ethereum ecosystem. fails to mention the raft of pumping schemes afloat in the crypto space driving bitcoin prices up.
20210813 links, etc
i remember former co-worker from the south giving me the schtick that we were past racism in the US when obama became president. :facepalm:
i miss the streets being closed off around the lakes. that was the best part of the COVID lockdowns.
a great read.
more in just a non-stop stream of great news.
this generation’s pentagon papers.
- Notes on NFTs, the high-art trade, and money laundering – Amy Castor
- Secret IRS Files Reveal How Much the Ultrawealthy Gained by Shaping Trump’s “Big, Beautiful Tax Cut” — ProPublica
- Chinese espionage tool exploits vulnerabilities in 58 widely used websites - The Record by Recorded Future
- The media’s systemic failure on Afghanistan - by Judd Legum - Popular Information
- Self-Doxing Guide | Access Now Digital Security Helpline End-User Guides
they can’t get you if you have no soul. i.e.: i should be safe…
i’ll save you the slog, mother jones blames fox news.
still, there were a few nuggets.
So how does QAnon, the great liberal hobgoblin of the past year, measure up? It may seem historically widespread for such an unhinged conspiracy theory, but it’s not: Polls suggest that actual QAnon followers are rare and that belief in QAnon hovers at less than 10 percent of the American public. It’s no more popular than other fringe fever swamp theories of the past.
A 2016 internal report states that “64% of all extremist group joins are due to our recommendation tools … Our recommendation systems grow the problem.”
the best thing i’ve read on afghanistan in the last week. the hard truth.
Biden was right, in the end, to bite the bullet and refuse to pass this conflict on to yet another president. His execution of this resolve, however, looks to be a tragic and shameful mess and will likely be a case study in policy schools for years to come. But there was no version of “Stop the forever war” that didn’t end with the fall of Kabul. We believed otherwise, as a nation, because we wanted to believe it. And because we had shopping to do and television to watch and arguments to be had on social media.