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dear websites everywhere: yes, i am sure you are special and truly need all of those animated images on your pages, but... consider: if everyone else's stuff only ends up needlessly burning CPU cycles for no increase in productivity - are you *absolutely positive* you are the exception...?

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@kylegriffin1: Breaking NYT: The White House has decided not to trace the contacts of guests and staff members at the Sept. 26 Rose Garden celebration for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, where at least eight people, including the president, may have become infected. t.co/wgWxUIUz2L

The movie version of Peter Watt’s *Blindsight* comes out in a week! HOLY CRAP. blindsight.space/

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I’m genuinely at loss trying to come up with a single thing that attracts voters to Trump.

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If you still support Trump at this point, it does not make you a racist. But it does mean that racism is not a deal breaker for you, and that's a problem.

(originally seen elsewhere as an image of a tweet, but the name was removed so I can't credit it appropriately)

politics 

From 02 Sep: Donald Trump Can’t Condemn White Supremacy. It’s All He Has. - Dear Suburban White People in America, Donald Trump is right: you should be very afraid. Though,... johnpavlovitz.com/2020/09/02/y

From 30 Sep: Numbers, Honesty, And Surveys - So there’s this thing called “Benford’s Law“ - and I think that it might be super useful in determining when people aren’t completely honest in survey research. ideatrash.net/2020/09/numbers- -design

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joe looks like he's desperately trying to have a conversation with a friend while someone at the cafe table next to him is loudly watching porn on their phone

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"Will you shut up, man." Biden finally losing his temper 21 minutes in - which is 20 minutes more than I would have lasted.

A tactic by bad-faith folks is the Gish Gallop. "The Gish gallop is a technique used during debating that focuses on overwhelming an opponent with as many arguments as possible, without regard for accuracy or strength of the arguments." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gish_gal

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biden is refusing to physically look at trunt and i think that's the most relatable thing he's ever done

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From 28 Sep: Donald Trump Has Been Losing Money Every Year Since 2012 - As we all know by now, the New York Times has somehow gotten hold of Donald Trump’s tax infor... motherjones.com/kevin-drum/202 -drum

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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.