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Hot take: economics is largely built upon a foundation of bullshit, but some of it is not entirely bullshit. Right now, economics is like alchemy. Some of the principles are correct, or even useful, but the fundamentals are just flat-out deadass wrong. It's alchemy, and we need to turn it into chemistry.

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Witty exchange:

When Einstein met Chaplin in 1931, Einstein said, “What I admire most about your art is its universality. You do not say a word, and yet the world understands you." “It's true.” Replied Chaplin, "But your fame is even greater. The world admires you, when no one understands you."

i'm late to the party but :blender: blender, perhaps my favorite piece of software, turned 25 yesterday. :^)

blender.org/press/blenders-25t

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Everyone is mourning Tumblr, and I’m here like, “Usenet was the best social network.”

a coworker just told me:
:wq
they probably misfocused my chat window for their editor, but maybe they really do want me to save and quit.

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just saw reo speedwagon. good show!

when i go to concerts, i still catch the occasional whiff of marijuana, but it's probably medicinal now.

loud noise 

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Real proud of Minnesota for having the highest voter turnout of any US state, at over 64%!
electproject.org/2018g

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Me: I'd like to trust this self signed certificate.

Firefox: No, that's insecure, user.

Me: I'm aware. I'm a big girl. Add the exception.

Firefox: No, please contact your administrator.

Me: Listen here you little #$@! I *am* the administrator. Add. The. Exception.

Firefox: I'm afraid I can't do that Val…

Me: *opens about:config*

uspol 

Voting day! 

i couldn't come up with the word "south"; i went with "negative north".

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Trans friends, I love you. You deserve so much better than this country, this world, has given you.

rockets: we made fireworks, we blew each other up, we sent people to the moon.
internet: we built protocols and stacks, we lied and toppled democracies... still waiting for that awesome humanity-lifting next thing.

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We need a new kind of building to routinely get people married. Most churches are too heteronormative and bogged down with ghoulish histories, and courthouses are full of classist racist technocrats. So I propose a new kind of place, which shall be called the Spouse House.

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