By (redacted) Something very interesting happened the other day: Several of us got arrested, and it was very, very okay. The short version of this story is that several Twin Oakers decided to parti…
Hunter-gatherer communities lasted for millions of years, so they predated homo sapiens. People of the lake: Mankind and its beginnings by Richard Leakey and Roger Lewin, published 1978
very much opposed to the Ardrey, Morris, and Lorenz school of man the murderer and meat-eater. They argue plausibly that co-operation and sharing were the keystones in the arch elaborating human structure. Gathering, rather than hunting, was always the backup insurance that one would eat.
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) who represents “the interests of 155 corporate members, including chemical companies Dow, DuPont and Olin; pharmaceutical firms Bayer, Eli Lilly and Merck; and petrochemical conglomerates BP, ExxonMobil and Shell … has successfully delayed, weakened and blocked science-based health, environmental and workplace protections at the state, national and even international levels.”
“For example, the ACC has lobbied against establishing federal rules on silica dust exposure and disclosing the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. It has been instrumental in limiting community access to information about local chemical plants. And it is spearheading an industry campaign to undermine the first-ever federal standards for formaldehyde emissions from furniture, flooring and other common items found in U.S. homes.”
I prevented Emacs from automatically scrolling ERC, yesterday: turned on erc-scrolltobottom-mode. I put this in my .ercrc, but I haven’t left IRC to test it:
Today, I exported an NFS directory and renamed my virtual machines to client and server on a blag.local domain.
“You can find out more about any bit.ly link by cutting [or copying] and pasting it into your address bar and adding a “+” at the end like this—http://bit.ly/6PwhcP+”.
With the rise of Twitter, we’ve also seen the rise of link shorteners (standard URLS take up too many characters). The king of the link shorteners right now is bit.ly, which is the default shortener on Twitter and accounts for more than 75 percent of all short URLs on the service. Every month, bit.ly shortens about 1 billion links. For spammers, that’s one huge honey jar.
The flip side of a short link like this one—http://bit.ly/6PwhcP—is that you can’t tell by looking at it what website it redirects to. It could be a TechCrunch post, or it could be a spam site. There’s no way to immediately tell the difference when you see the link in a Tweet. (Don’t worry, it’s a TechCrunch post). You can find out more about any bit.ly link by cutting and pasting it into your address bar and adding a “+” at…
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‘I hate a Roman named Status Quo!’ he said to me. ‘Stuff your eyes with wonder,’ he said, ‘live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask no guarantees, ask for no security, there never was such an animal. And if there were, it would be related to the great sloth which hangs upside down in a tree all day every day, sleeping its life away. To hell with that,’ he said, ‘shake the tree and knock the great sloth down on his ass.’
from Fahrenheit 451