Burner. Cyclist. Japanese-English translator. Mosquito rancher.
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Oh my I did something! A little copying and pasting and some regex stuff and I made something that someone might actually use.
@clive shared a story the other day about how larger companies are breaking rules and shoving garbage articles in our faces so... I made some lists for uBlacklist to filter out those shite results
For some reason the Police song "Don't Stand So Close To Me" came to mind and I googled the lyrics
I'd never really paid attention to them before
what the actual f
Rishi Sunak paid effective tax rate of 23% on £2.2m income last year
His salary as PM was only £165K. So 92.5% of his income came from other sources.
Who's paying him?
(Also, he's a US Green Card holder, i.e. has permanent US residency, and his wife is a non-dom tax exile from the UK. One might question his commitment to the UK …)
something gives me the sneaking suspicion there's been some controversy over spelling at the #Wikipedia article on Beetlejuice
I have no idea how such a shitty product can exist. Same price buys you a Chromebook; there are plenty of software libre distraction-free writing apps out there (try opening a terminal and typing "vim"?).
Or you could chicken out and buy a Kindle Fire Max 11 with keyboard case for the same price.
Both of these let you type for more than a day on a charge: the only benefit of the freewrite alpha is an 80 hour battery, which is pointless with USB-C charging everywhere.
“I’m thinking about getting longer cranks”, said no one in 2023. It’s definitely true that shorter cranks are a trend right now, but why? Is it all nonsense, or is there something to it? Today we’ll take a deep dive into crank length and how it affects your performance. You’ll get a highly biased take on the subject from someone with very short legs.
Great resource and concise primer if you ponder a Dynamo setup for your bike. When and whatfor you might want it. When maybe less so. And what options there are. Gets you started in no time.
Me: The issues raised here are complex and largely unresolved. Here's a 100 page paper my colleagues and and I wrote that discuss a few of these questions.
The Internet: No, it's actually very simple. I haven't read your paper, and am broadly unfamiliar with the subject, but I know simple when I see it.
The new Campagnolo Super Record Wireless groupset (so, just your gears for those who aren't bicycle obsessed) is €5200. But has no power meter option. So, who is it for exactly? #cycling
I’ve switched to a smart trainer from rollers some time ago and it has been life-changing choice. I mean, the noise is gone, my wife is less annoyed… #Cycling #Bicycle #Bici #Bicicleta #Ciclismo #Velo #Fahrrad #Rower #Wahoo #Wahooligan #Velominati #LifeBehindBars #KICKR #DadOnBike #Fitness #Workout #BikeToot
#BikeTooter @cycling @rower
Hollywood vs. Reality: space station edition
A photo of the interior of a real space station: cramped and cluttered, wires and tubes running on every surface (walls, ceiling, and floor), zero windows, circular hatch leading to the next module because real space stations are fitted out more like U-boats than five star hotels
How do you think that you would fare under a second Trump term?
Some thought it was our ability to love that made us human, but it turns out it was actually our ability to SELECT EACH IMAGE CONTAINING A TRAFFIC LIGHT.
iOS Tip: ‘Smart Activation’ for Do Not Disturb Turns Off Notification During Screen Recordings
Looking at social media rn and I keep seeing articles about: ever larger, ever more-expensive cars, SUVs and trucks out-selling smaller vehicles, rants calling for the abolition of public transport, hate campaigns directed at cyclists, an insistence that driving is the ONLY valid form of transport—
The car industry is panicking. End of fossil fuel burners plus €10,000 for a car-sized battery pack equals end of a viable motoring economy (cheap second-hand cars can't exist in an EV future).
Been fighting a losing battle for motivation to go for a good ride for two weeks now. Honestly the weather isnt that bad. Sure it's chilly, but most days been sunshine (what little we get this time of year, anyway) and dry(ish). I should have no excuses. And I dont. Just not feeling it.
Proud to be on Marc Andreessen's enemies list
Tag yourself, I'm "tech ethics"
ELEVATOR PITCH: A techbro with an AI startup buys rights to dead horror stars, plans a blockbuster movie starring Christopher Lee, Vincent Price, Bela Lugosi, and Peter Cushing, scripted & directed by an AI simulation of Ed Wood. (Grimes will star as leading lady, obvs.)
The AI horror star simulations are offended and instead of joining SAG-AFTRA they take over the 3D printed android bodies of their characters in the movie and go on a murderous rampage at the Techbro's fundraiser gala.