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If you’re a developer in 2021 and you’re adding tracking devices from Google, Facebook, etc., to your sites and apps, the one thing you can’t do any longer is to feign innocence. You know exactly what you’re doing and you’re complicit in perpetuating surveillance capitalism.

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goofus reads 'on the road' and becomes an obnoxious hipster

gallant reads 'naked lunch' and becomes a giant centipede from venus

“Not through discourse, not through the intellect,
Not even through study of the scriptures
Can the Self be realized. The Self reveals
Himself to the one who longs for the Self.
Those who long for the Self with all their heart
Are chosen by the Self as his own.”
– The Mundaka Upanishad (tr. Eknath Easwaran)

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"biological sex" is so ridiculous if you think about it for one second. "sex" is a generalization of a bunch of characteristics, dumbass. it's semantic by definition. that's why it's impossible to come up with any specific criteria for it that doesn't fall apart immediately in the face of biological reality.

I wrote a little python script to cast an I Ching reading. It uses real random data from random.org, weighted to traditional yarrow stalk method probabilities.


Between George Shultz and Larry Flynt, this has been a big week for deaths of shady guys I didn’t know were still alive a week ago

I’ve been binging on MCU movies lately. Rather than watching them in release order, or in-universe chronological order, I think the best is whatever-the-hell-I-feel-like-watching order

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Your breathing is your greatest friend. Return to it in all your troubles and you will find comfort and guidance. ~ anonymous

"The Upanishads are the production of the highest human wisdom and I consider them almost superhuman in conception. The study of the Upanishads has been a source of great inspiration and means of comfort to my soul. From every sentence of the Upanishads deep, original and sublime thoughts arise, and the whole is pervaded by a high and holy and earnest spirit. In the whole world there is no study so beneficial and so elevating as that of the Upanishads. It has been the solace of my life, it will be the solace of my death." – Arthur Schopenhauer

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help my company who makes money off of other people losing money is losing money cuz other people are making money off my future money

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Hypothesis: Sufficiently advanced industrial techno is indistinguishable from oldschool Detroit techno

“Like oil in sesame seeds, like butter
In cream, like water in springs, like fire
In firesticks, so dwells the Lord of Love,
The Self, in the very depths of consciousness.
Realize him through truth and meditation”

– The Shvetashvatara Upanishad (tr. Eknath Easwaran)

Yolks are just a _bit_ more done than was hoping for, to be honest — but still my best attempt at poached eggs so far!

Shout out to Trader Joe’s vegetable gyozas!

At moments — Lin Manuel Miranda reciting Seamus Heaney; Justin Timberlake & Ant Clemons walking out under the Stax marquee onto McLemore Ave; Bush, Clinton, and Obama all addressing the nation together — I think it even managed to touch something a bit higher and greater than mere propaganda

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OK, so sure- I'm cynical enough to see this "Celebrating America" thing on the teevee as the corniest of feel-good propaganda. At the same time, even just that much is already a positive sign of people caring enough about the country and the business of government to at least get off their asses and produce some corny feel-good propaganda. I mean it's a good time for some of that, honestly, and for what it is it's quite well-done.

Snow outside is like two inches of the fluffiest powder. I see people out there pushing snowblowers, and I’m like How is that not _more_ work than just shoveling?

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