Monday, 26 September 2022
quote [ In 1873, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that women had no constitutional right to practice law...in a constitutional democracy, enduring power lies in the people who step into the fight.. by the book’s conclusion, the narrative is complicated; chapters that bring us to the present day reveal a reluctant but palpable doubt as to whether American constitutional democracy will, in fact, ultimately empower women.. ]
A way of connecting dots, including anti-Muslim laws, anti semitism Charlottesville, misogyny Kavanaugh's confirmation attack on Christine Blasey, women's rights Supreme Court Dobbs (repeal of Row V Wade) to say dignity, equality, justice, law, truth and reason are merely abstract words.
Thursday, 8 September 2022
quote [ The Republican Party enabled Donald Trump, as he convinced his base that the election was stolen.
McConnell chooses silence.
[Pence] says to the President, “I can't do it.”
Liz had given a really compelling narrative about why we have to certify the election.
A great deal of American democracy relies on simple good faith.
If anything was revealed to us, it was just how fragile the system we have.
It was the lie that
sparked an insurrection, existentialist threat to American democracy, created by decisions made over years, partisan warfare, moral compromise, warnings - ignored. ]
Does anyone watch PBS?
Some would believe every word in this documentary, yet the very documentary techniques used on this program, broadcast falsehoods and are believed by others.
Friday, 2 September 2022
quote [ It's really an academic bias that assumes that the reason is the thing that has this kind of special unique place in democracy. We think of our ideas about how democracy works are supposed to be founded on the idea that it's possible to have public discourse where reason to some extent prevails. …I am, kind of, questioning that. ]
Towards a kinder, gentler politics.
Also a different way of discussing politics for Dems
Monday, 30 May 2022
quote [ Unfortunately, the one and only Hitomi Tanaka has now officially retired. ]
Succeeded in the Japanese porn industry for 15 years.
Apparently, cultural attitudes are different in Japan to the degree that sexual exploitation is "transactional".
quote [ a Russian cyberattack downed Ukraine’s biggest telecom and broadband internet provider, Ukrtelecom, to disrupt the country’s connectivity.
(Nokia) announced cutting off the company’s ties with the invading nation as per the latest sanctions. According to the NY Times, Nokia would also leave behind some equipment crucial for Russia’s SORM surveillance tool. ]
So Nokia is no better than Huawei for 5G. Cisco also supplied equipment.
Thursday, 24 March 2022
quote [ Cybersecurity researchers investigating a string of hacks against technology companies, including Microsoft Corp. and Nvidia Corp., have traced the attacks to a 16-year-old living at his mother’s house near Oxford, England.
The teen is suspected by the researchers of being behind some of the major hacks carried out by Lapsus$
Microsoft, which itself confirmed it was hacked by Lapsus$, said in a blog post that the group has embarked on a “large-scale social engineering and extortion campaign against multiple organizations.” ]
Have always been impresed by typing skills of teenagers.
Wednesday, 16 March 2022
quote [ This could spell serious trouble for the Russian people as most work relies on cloud storage. The loss of music and video streaming services also means that Russia could plummet into an internal blackout. If that happens, the state media can control the narrative, further gaslighting the people. ]
We depend on electricity, water, internet access and free cloud storage.
Tuesday, 4 January 2022
quote [ Who invented 3-phase electrical distribution? Nikola Tesla? Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky?
“WECB640 8 days ago
Kathy, you are an amazing lady and one of the BEST reporters / historians I know. This video was another OUTSTANDING lesson. “ ]
Fun explanation of history of delivery of electricity, science, money (cost of copper) and power.
If you like this you will like the introduction
Thursday, 18 November 2021
quote [ helping the computer to accurately understand and reflect the wearer’s hand movements, and reproducing a range of complex, nuanced sensations for the wearer such as pressure, texture, and vibration to create the effect of feeling a virtual object with your hands ]
While Steele was rescuing SE, Facebook did this
Wednesday, 20 October 2021
quote [ Facebook is planning to rebrand the company with a new name ]
In these dismal times, there are sprouts of human intelligence.
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