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johnnyFive  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What are your weekend plans?

Nothing too exciting for me. I'm working some overtime, and recovering from last weekend.

Then I'm off work for a week, with a plan to do nothing. Taking a week off of class, and sending my student to go work with his uncles for the week.

I'll be taking a trip to the gun range most likely, will be catching up on my Greek and Coptic, and trying to get through my games backlog. My brother and I are going to try to finally beat Spacechem as well, even though that game (and anything else from Zacronics, for that matter) always makes me feel quite stupid after awhile. Also trying not to spend all my money on eating out because I get super lazy on days off.

My wife will be home for the three-day weekend, and we're doing some intensive potty training on the kid. Nothing real planned on the holiday front because of that, which is fine, 'cause I always feel very ambivalent about forced patriotism anyway. Actually, and this is somewhat appropriate, a friend I used to train with will be in town, and we plan on doing some weapon training that day.

I would give you another share for the Die Krupps video if I could.

Also, our president is totally unhinged.

That anyone's surprised by this (i.e. that the left is falling into conspiracy theory too) just means we've forgotten that we're people first and tribes second. The human element is always the fallible one in a system.

I'm glad I wasn't the only one who found this to go from insipid to mind-bogglingly stupid (so far Isherwood and galen are also on board). The author is unbelievably petty and doesn't actually have a point beyond "I'm a defender of the disenfranchised," all the while hoping that she totally denies any human agency beyond that of Mark Zuckerberg (and, presumably, herself).

The Facebook share icon at the top of the post was a nice touch.

That's a fair point.

Every time I think we've reached the end of the Trail of Trump Is a Corrupt Liar, we find something new.

johnnyFive  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Listening To Blade Runner

Always enjoy Nerdwriter's stuff.

I've mentioned it elsewhere on Hubski (more than once), but there's been a great resurgence in a kind of neo-80's scifi music in the last few years. This YouTube channel is a great place to start.

As before, I'm going to do 3 random tracks from my collection (skipping one two couldn't find a YouTube video for).

Bonobo - Recurring

Aphex Twin - 4

Frontline Assembly - Shicksal

johnnyFive  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Unsong is complete

I've seen references to this, since I read Slate Star Codex. How is it?

johnnyFive  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Joy Division: Disorder - 1979

Probably one of my favorite songs by them. Also, The Cure did a great cover.

I was kind of thinking about that. Like, how do we on the outside make anything resembling informed decisions when we'll never know the whole picture?

Well, that's terrifying.

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