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am_Unition  ·  18 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Democratic Debate Recap: A Spotty First Debate For Mike Bloomberg : NPR

“Spotty”? Bloomberg was skewered by Warren. A righteous slaughter. Hell yeah!

am_Unition  ·  19 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Library of Babel - Why Hexagons?

Thanks for badging this, I considered it myself. Here’s to hoping more people read it.

am_Unition  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Nextdoor Wants to Be a One-Stop Shop for Police

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    I've spent maybe an hour and a half cruising NextDoor newsfeeds, comments, and ads over the last couple of months. I realized that I haven't ever really rubbed shoulders with normie babyboomers since entering adulthood, and I gotta say, it wouldn't be difficult to stoke fear, or even semi-successfully peddle something with a name somehow worse than "Goop" to this demographic. I watched a large group of my neighbors, in a thread, over the span of a couple of days, convince themselves that the sound of some kids shooting off artillery shell fireworks twice on Friday evening, and three times on Saturday night (spaced out with at least an hour or two in between each time), was actually gun shots. There are very few violent crimes in this area, which makes the idea that a slow-motion shootout is occurring even more hilarious. I stepped in to explain what was going on, but everyone quickly resumed to reinforcing the gun shots theory. There was even that classic HISSSSSS after one of the shell explosions, not to mention the THUNK you could hear when the thing shoots out of the tube. I almost started typing up another comment to explain in more detail, but stopped. I figured that it could end with the cops showing up at my doorstep, 'cuz I suuuuuure seem know a suspiciously large amount of information about these fireworks. Sure enough, about 4 hours later, even without another shell having gone off since the night before, not just one person, but several people got worked up enough to call the cops. That's probably the only time I'll interact with NextDoor in my life. "Interact", because this is a new flavor of dumpster fire for me, of course I'm going to rubberneck sometimes.

My salary is also more or less straight from the federal teat. I just wanted to keep him/her/them/gov't accountable. Turns out I blew it.

The Hatch Act is fine by me. I wish some of the public-facing, vocal members of the executive felt the same. And that's no dig at you, I very much enjoy your content here, j5.

am_Unition  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Library of Babel - Why Hexagons?

That makes total sense, I work with an "Olivier" from France, actually.

Ouf, you couldn't count the number of "merci"s and "perdon"s I used on the French subway with my huge bags of luggage during morning rush hour. Someone made me do it, I just wanted to Uber to the airport :(

am_Unition  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Library of Babel - Why Hexagons?

Fantastic poem, and I appreciate the translation. I work on French, on and off. For the first time, I identified a French pun in the wild a few months ago: “bombe anatomique”.

I thought “ooli” was German, though.

I've gathered that you're either a lawyer or that you work in the judiciary. Are your colleagues voicing misgivings about Barr or other Trump-DOJ entanglements?

Well but the economy inside of the pot was pretty good, so I died.

am_Unition  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Death to Baby Nut


am_Unition  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: All This Dystopia, and for What?

Just scanned my face into the Apple database yesterday. It didn’t feel good. The four-digit pin unlock never did me wrong, but my hand was forced by my iPhone 5’s dwindling battery life.

I wish we would stop needlessly “improving” technology.

am_Unition  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Death to Baby Nut

Pop Smoke just died too

am_Unition  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: U.N. warns that runaway inequality is destabilizing the world’s democracies

He might not appreciate these types of pot shots on his dime. But maybe he cackles maniacally reading articles like these, occasionally yelling things like "Mother fucker come AT me! HAHahhaha you CAN'T EVEN, I'm, we're all going to fuckin' LEGISLATE you SO HARD, you're done. DONE!!".

I dunno. Hey we should ask MBS!

am_Unition  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 369th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

Headphones and/or subwoofer-ish capabilities strongly recommended herein

The cocooning electronica is up to:

And unadulterated futurefunk tho:

    He used the DOJ to interfere in the trial of a convicted friend.

TOTALLY disproven, because Bill Barr said in an interview with ABC news that Trump "has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case", and he then criticized Trump's tweets. Might as well say, "Look, Don, can't we do the crimes more quietly?".

The interview was probably an exercise in Barr gauging how much credibility and play he still has left in the various media outlets. Because, baybeh, Barr's gonna go on an "election investigations" media tour this summer and fall, in all likelihood. "The DOJ is currently investigating rumors that Senator Sanders possesses a micropenis. We wish him well at the polls tomorrow." But it'll somehow be worse than that.

am_Unition  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: To Crack the Toughest Optimization Problems, Just Add Lasers

Yeah, that optical table experimental setup looks... really accessible (hundreds of meters of fiber optics). butforreal :(

I'll never forget, there was this undergrad chick presenting to our mixed grad-undergrad class, and she computationally modeled a 2D Ising model for a few cases, like adiabatic cooling, or stochastic heating, and other situations resembling paleomagnetization, etc., but yeah, I remember it being incredible. It blew my shitty little grad student project out of the water.

There are some absolutely brilliant people out there, just lurking. Maybe you.

NYTimes wrote a pretty good narrative on the Stone trial developments, but botched the headline. I would've gone with something like "Trump and Barr use DOJ to shield Trump ally".

I've long lamented both-sides-ism phrasings like "critics of Trump say that his latest actions could be at least somewhat immoral", because it continuously normalizes Trump's behavior. Trump has knowingly or unknowingly weaponized the media's attempts at professionalism against the people.

This is now an all-out sprint towards absolute power, and that almost certainly includes cheating and/or ignoring the election results. It's likely already over. We've entered the age of the Trump monarchy.

I sound fucking crazy! There's no need for some Yale prof to reinforce my paranoia, because I can actually do that all by myself with objective facts surrounding Trump and the GOP's behavior on an ongoing basis. Sorry, Schiff, right doesn't matter anymore. Only Donald winning.

This will end poorly for America. Let's hope it's only America. So far, I've avoided venturing too far down this particular avenue of prediction, gotta go

am_Unition  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Andrew Yang to End Presidential Campaign

If Trump has the DOJ at his fingertips, as recent news regarding the Roger Stone trial reinforces, the Dems have to run the cleanest candidate. Yang was a contender, but Bernie's probably been #1 this whole time. Attempts to fabricate disinformation and dirt on Bernie will be strange.

    THE "MAN", tHiS SoCiALiSt MaRtyR, hAs ALWAYS fOuGhT FoR HIS cOnVicTIoNs, EvEn wHeN tHeY dOn'T bEnEFiT HIMSELF. WhY sHoUlD sOmEOnE SO STUPID bE aLLoWEd To cOMpEtE W/ DONALD TRUMP'S bULLrUn oF tHe SToCk MaRkEt STraIgHt iNtO tHE rEcOrD bOOkS??? VOtE yEs To CANCELING tHe "ELECTION": trump.gov/newvote