police and violence
Gives you an idea of How serious the new coronavirus strain is: China is putting Wuhan under quarantine - this is a city of 11 million people, with all public transportation shut down on short notice. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/22/coronavirus-china-measures-rein-spread-mutate-disease-death-toll
What Bus Riders Want: We Hopped on the Most-Used Bus in Portland, to Ask How It Could Be Better.
"Alan Turing’s OBE medal, PhD cert, other missing items found in super-fan’s Colorado home by agents, says US govt"
police and violence
I read and shared this just before a local police officer shot and killed a man who appears to have been afflicted by recent mental illness and was swinging a frying pan and meat cleaver.
If you're always trained to resolve dangerous conflicts with a gun, gun is the way conflicts get resolved.
"The response to violence is never violence, it's always to de-escalate it...."
trump, russian influence
#Trump Deutsche Bank Loans Underwritten By #Russian State-Owned Bank, Whistleblower Told FBI
#DeutscheBank https://forensicnews.net/2020/01/03/trump-deutsche-bank-loans-underwritten-by-russian-state-owned-bank-whistleblower-told-fbi/ via #forensicnewsnet
Not a good year for Monty #Python it seems. 😢
“Frontier, an ISP in 29 states, plans to file for bankruptcy”
I hope something good comes out of this. Verizon totally abandoned its landline fiber customers. Frontier was clearly not capable of running this.
Sorry to hear about SDF.lonestar.org. I have been using it for years and never knew of its origin or really anything else about it. I will go through and figure out what I am signed up with that address. Pretty sure Mastodon is one thing. The rest is largely junk mail, so maybe it’s discontinuation will slow some of that. #SDF
I am not using an ad blocker. No, I am not using one of those, so your pop-up is not helpful. You're welcome to show as many ads as you want. Sigh
The race to save Japan’s incredible ‘80s PC #gaming history before it’s gone | PC Gamer
Houston Is Now Less Affordable Than New York City
A new report finds that, when #transportation costs are factored in, Texas’s biggest metros aren’t the bargain they often claim to be.
Journalist Jack Jenkins has a new book coming out:
American Prophets: The Religious Roots of Progressive Politics and the Ongoing Fight for the Soul of the Country
America is #Aging. And Seniors Will Suffer Disproportionately From a World Built Around Driving. — Strong Towns
Low Resolution Cats Behind Pixelated Glass Doors
Overeducated, underqualified. Always a dabbler, never a professional.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko