Month: March 2018

Friday Night Link Situation

CENSORSHIP PayPal blocks sale of World Socialist Web Site pamphlet: With the arrest of Catalonian President Carles Puigdemont this week and the cutting off of Internet access and visitation rights for whistleblower Julian Assange by the Ecuadorian Embassy in the UK, moves towards the criminalization and banning of political opposition are accelerating. Now, not content

LINKS 03-28-18

JORDAN PETERSON Slate Star Codex on Jordan Peterson: The non-point-missing description of Jordan Peterson is that he’s a prophet. Cult leaders tell you something new, like “there’s a UFO hidden inside that comet”. Self-help gurus do the same: “All you need to do is get the right amount of medium-chain-triglycerides in your diet”. Ideologues tell

Twitter Highlight Reel 03-28-18

Tfw someone asks what your work is about and this is your answer pic.twitter.com/EenENW048b — [E]vie=[Y]v (@EvieYv) March 28, 2018 Scared of Russia, adore the CIA, absolutely revere the FBI, strict about adultery, dismissive of workers and the less educated, and obsessed with cleanliness and healthy eating. Dems are going to wake up soon and

You May Remember…

You may remember these 1980s tracks, or you may not. They probably charted respectably at one point but have been lost to obscurity over the years. These are the kind of semi-popular but not hugely popular AOR-style cuts that dominated my interest in the mid-80s. Thank you, WAPL.

Saturday LINKS 03-24-18

CALIFORNIA Bay Area Residents Who Live in Vans Not to Travel, but to Contend with Housing Costs: The threat of a “knock on the door” looms constantly for those who live in their vehicles, and it can inspire paranoia. A recent discussion in a Facebook group devoted to local RV lifers quickly became split between

L I N K S 03/16/18

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE What If the AI Revolution Is Neither Utopia nor Apocalypse, but Something in Between? We need to be wary of the millenarian narrative when we’re considering technological developments and the Singularity and existential risks in general. Maybe this time is different, but we’ve cried wolf many times before. There is a more likely,

Strange & Wonderful Things: LINKS 03/07/18

  BIRDS A new photobook about chickens called “Chicken”: CONSCIOUSNESS From OMNI Magazine’s “Interviews from the Vault” — John Lily on dolphin consciousness: I just did a very primitive experiment — a Saturday afternoon-type experiment — at Marine World. I was floating in an isolation tank and had an underwater loudspeaker close to my head

ASK AN EXPERT: Jim Stewart (the Zymoglyphic Museum)

Jim Stewart is the owner of Portland’s wonderful Zymoglyphic Museum. He recently gave us the skinny on all things zymoglyphic. Q: What exactly is the zymoglyphic concept? A:  The formal definition is: zy’-mo-glyph’-ic, adj. [Gr. zyme leaven + Gr. glyphe carving] 1. Of, or pertaining to, images of fermentation, specifically the solid residue of creative fermentation