Pinned toot

A quick introduction:

I am or have been a: writer, publisher, renter of virtual apartments for real money, injector of radioactive materials (for the forces of good, usually), sociologist, teacher, BBS sysop, SJW, polyam, and dedicated to punching up. I also have screwed up a lot, and try to learn from that crap.

I write stuff at ideatrash.net, and share lots of things I find interesting.

Pinned toot

"To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same."







covid 

From 03 Aug: Math Is Not Hard - It’s not hard to figure out deaths per year with some simple math. ideatrash.net/2020/08/math-is- -19

Watch "Hamilton Act 1 but it's Muppets" on YouTube

"It is exactly what you think it is. 😜😜"

youtu.be/zZzDP-vQXao

From 30 Jul: Google will help you find Black-owned businesses - Google will make it easier to find Black-owned businesses through Search and Maps. ... cnet.com/news/google-will-help

From 30 Jul: Children Stream on Twitch—Where Potential Predators Find Them - A WIRED investigation found dozens of channels belong to children apparently under 13 and anonymous... wired.com/story/children-strea

covid 

From 30 Jul: Covid-19 Data in the US Is an ‘Information Catastrophe’ - The order to reroute CDC hospitalization figures raised accuracy concerns. But that’s just one of t... wired.com/story/covid-19-data-

From 29 Jul: How to Make a CDC-Approved Cloth Face Mask (and Rules to Follow) - We’re in the middle of a pandemic, and things are not going particularly well in the United S... wired.com/story/how-to-make-a-

violence 

From 28 Jul: The Portland Protests Are a War Zone—but Only on the Internet - What’s happening in the streets isn’t what you’re seeing in the tweets.The Portland, Oregon, protes... wired.com/story/portland-prote

discrimination,politics,covid 

From 28 Jul: Rite Aid deployed facial recognition in hundreds of stores, report finds - Enlarge / A woman wearing a mask walks past a Rite-Aid store in Portland, Oregon, in May 2020. ... arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20 -&-it -recognition -bias -aid

From 28 Jul: The CDs You Burned Are Going Bad: Here’s What You Need to Do - Benj Edwards If you used a computer between 1997 and 2005, you probably burned valuable data to at ... howtogeek.com/682807/the-cds-y

From 29 Jul: Thank God My Momma (Didn’t Name Me Karen) Kawehi Quarantine Sessions #10 - Join me on Patreon: patreon.com/iamkawehi A little laughter for your week:). H+S, kawehi youtube.com/watch?v=-_D4qp9SPw

From 29 Jul: Police agencies withdraw from convention duty over tear gas rules - More than 100 United States police agencies are withdrawing from agreements to send personnel to bo... aljazeera.com/news/2020/07/pol

covid, uspol 

Trump's New COVID Doctor Says Sex with Demons Makes You Sick - The Daily Beast

"She has often claimed that gynecological problems like cysts and endometriosis are in fact caused by people having sex in their dreams with demons and witches. "

nzzl.us/ZbF35Kk

You know who you are.

We all know who we are. :flan_kraken1::flan_kraken2::flan_kraken3::flan_kraken4:

covid 

If this is how well adults comply with mask requirements, why does anyone think kids will be better about it in schools? -19

uspol, covid, trump administration 

Facebook post by Dr Jeff Hester:
“The data show the 7-day running average number of COVID-19 cases reported in the U.S. The sudden break from rapid climb to flat corresponds to the day to the handover of responsibility for the data from the CDC to the highly politicized Department of Health & Human Services. It is difficult not to conclude that official numbers can no longer be trusted to tell us anything meaningful about the course of the pandemic in the U.S.”
A graph is attached which depicts the data he's describing.

despite being 100% of the population, humans commit 100% of the crimes

Reminder: Springer has released a lot of digital textbooks for free in the last few months, and their special offer is ending on July 31st. There is no need to sign up to download the PDF and ePub files.

This lovely page has the full list of available titles: hnarayanan.github.io/springer-

We can all get much better when we realize that life (and games) are not all zero-sum games.

Resource management? Sure. But not zero sum.

Vulgar libertarian apologists... seem to have trouble remembering, from one moment to the next, whether they're defending actually existing capitalism or free market principles.
-- Kevin Carson

#anarchism #quote #bot

Show more
Faith Collapsing

Faith Collapsing is a host set up by me (Steven Saus) with the same sensibility of the BBS I ran back in the 1990s - I set it up for me, but folks I personally know are welcome to join if they like.