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Bush: Don't gas your citizens (that's for war)
White liberals: This is profound

Truly futuristic cyber-bits make whooshing noises as they fly past.

It's the cab from Escape From New York! It survived!

This is basically the "sinister Mick Jagger" version of Millennium: steal people from the past just before they were going to die anyways.

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My regular reminder that I will be spamming you with #weAreNameless toots for the next hour and forty nine minutes so you are advised to mute the tag unless you're watching with us.

@Mnemonic I haven't seen this since it was in theatres. I am _sure_ it did not age well. SO EXCITED.

I finally found it! The BYTE magazine backissue that my primitive hindbrain has been living inside of since 1990!

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The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months

theguardian.com/books/2020/may

A reader comment worth noting:

"‘Lord of flies’ has direct link w Garret Hardin’s ’Tragedy of Commons’, Ayn Rand individualism. 6 Tongan boys demonstrated Elinor Ostrom‘s ‘Management of the Commons’ in which she debunked Hardin’s malign rhetoric. Too bad Ostrom (Nobel ‘09) is not basis of Economics courses"

#liberalism #society

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I can't believe I missed buckaroo. I'm a fool.

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Just filed my first paper with a (slightly optimistic) copyright 2020 publication notice on it.

Guess that's it for the 2010s!

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when you think about it, the idea that software should scale is actually really weird. "sure this garden is nice, but how nice can it be if it doesn't grow to cover the entire surface of the earth?"

Plus a gem of a script:

"What'd they used to call you? The Net Ranger? Phineas Phreak? The only man alive who actually hacked NATO Ghostcom."

"You're all kidding yourselves. Even with top of the line crypto. Cray access. STU 3's"

"Thinking Machine laptops, I'm talking about the 686 prototypes -- with the artificial intelligence Risk chip --"

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