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Damn, the winter 2019 issue of N+1 is really really on point.

Will probably spam excerpts and links to the web editions later today


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The silent reading party is impossible to get into now. People show up two hours early!

I'm going to throw my own silent reading party in my bed by myself

An example of the worthwhile take-down of steven pinker:

"[Pinker] purports to be presenting hard science, but often his sources are works of popular advocacy, rather than original scientific studies. Over ten percent of the notes to his chapter on the environment cite Stewart Brand's 'Whole Earth Discipline', a polemical work by a highly successful entrepreneur and business consultant — and is not Pinker's only source of this kind"

Just finished reading:

Learning to Die: Wisdom in the Age of Climate Crisis | by Robert Bringhurst and Jan Zwicky

I found it to be individualistic to a fault.

I'd recommend 'Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization' instead.

*IF* you are curious of what a neo-liberal take on the climate crisis would look like, it's a quick read.

I *WOULD* recommend the "Afterword" for a good demonstration of what a dishonest hack Steven Pinker is.

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Well this is fun, you can liosten to wikipedia being edited:

"Listen to the sound of Wikipedia's recent changes feed. Bells indicate additions and string plucks indicate subtractions. Pitch changes according to the size of the edit; the larger the edit, the deeper the note. Green circles show edits from unregistered contributors, and purple circles mark edits performed by automated bots. "

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One risky thing about preferring a small group of very close friends is that it is easy for life to happen and you're left with no friends that live in the same place as you 😑

@sophia my daily nightmare is a sudden sneeze, mid stride, while crossing the street

I have a neurological thing that affects balance and coordination and that scenario is guaranteed to put me on my ass

highly recommend "The Anthropocene Reviewed" podcast from WNYC Studios

p.s. by "highly recommend" i mean "listen while high". not "really recommend" 🙃

@Codeawayhaley I haven't seen brian brushwood since scam school, but learning how to control bleeding seems super useful! maybe i should get back into his stuff

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