I wrote a blog post on Doctor Who and capitalism! In it, I explore how the series dealt with capitalism and what is its overall opinion.


@chr I dug up an old laptop and tried to upgrade it to a current OS version, but it didn't work. And the USB installer doesn't detect the existing install. Time to reimage...

microfiction, suicide, chuckle brothers 

The Chuckle Brothers are sitting in a dark room with a bunch of pills each. They cry, and embrace one another for the last time. "To me," one sobs as he downs his pills. "To you," the other replies and takes his.

Yeees this is why only having 4 hours sleep is bad

Oh hi, two weeks ago I wrote a short essay on singularitarianism, Roko's Basilisk, and a trilogy of Doctor Who episodes from the last season. I'd love it if you gave it a read.


tired: running an airport well
wired: taking 80 minutes since landing to unload bags from a plane, also badly fucking up load balancing the reclaim belts

politics, GDPR 

@devurandom Yes, as with all European regulation it's principles-based rather than rules-based, and the maximum fine is really a nuclear option. Violators will generally get a warning first, and then a series of progressively increasing fines until the max.

@gargron I use the term to refer to people who want to accelerate the emergence of a superintelligent (and hopefully friendly) AI in order to fix the world. A true 21st century messiah cult. And as @hypolite said, this is a very privileged viewpoint to have.

Don't read if you're an accelerationist utilitarian LessWrong/MIRI type 

@KitRedgrave@glitch.social Tough, I don't think all simulated versions of me are actually me

Only the ones I want

Don't read if you're an accelerationist utilitarian LessWrong/MIRI type 

Your version of hell suuuuuuuucks

Roko's Basilisk, but the torture is actually having to listen to people take Roko's Basilisk seriously for eternity

Is there a infrastructure or trains oriented instance?

Rejected title card sketch for the upcoming new season, seen in the rubbish bin after the creative director walked away from it the day before the main meeting, smelling strongly of cheap cider and muttering something about 'aesthetic'...

QGIS is great but damn those renderer bugs get annoying at times. Half the layers shouldn't disappear because I've scrolled the map!

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