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These Robot Burlesque Dancers Were a Less Advertised Part of the 1939 New York World's Fair

"But old film like this from 1939 is a great reminder that humans have always been willing to fashion robots into sexbots. "

If the supposed 8chan manifesto of the alleged El Paso shooter is real, it would be the 3rd time an alleged shooter posted their manifesto on 8chan this year before their shootings, following the New Zealand & Poway shootings.

uspol, racism 

Elsevier: "It's illegal to Sci-Hub." Also Elsevier: "We link to Sci-Hub all the time."

"The reality is that scholarly publishing corporations contribute virtually nothing to scholarship (that's a peer-reviewed, empirical finding -- not a statement of opinion). "

The Library of Congress Digitizes Over 16,000 Pages of Letters & Speeches from the Women’s Suffrage Movement, and You Can Help Transcribe Them

"The collection includes “some 16,000 historic papers related to the women’s rights movement alone.” "

It Doesn’t Matter If Someone Hates The Thing You Like

I’ve long held that if someone insists their way is the only right way it points to their uncertainty about what they’re doing. And I’ve yet to see anything to prove otherwise.

Asking For an Unneeded Linkback is Still Kinda Shady

If you support a service, be sure that your marketing strategy is in line with the ethos of that service.

uspol, climate 



GitHub Is Blocking Developers From Countries That US Doesn’t Like

" It seems like the US laws carry more weight than company ideals and it is sad to see a platform like GitHub lose its essence just under pressure."




climate, ecology 

I don't think HTML email is all that bad, but webmail continues to be a complete security shitshow, for many reasons.
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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.