Canadian, occupying land resulting from bad faith deals with indigenous peoples, between Toronto and Ottawa. @ 314.8 PPM CO² . Privilege is transparent to the privileged.
Writer working on my first SF/cyberpunk novel.
I'm aphantasic. Instead I process abstractions. Abstract algebra is intuitive to me.
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Winter blood is coming. In October +10C weather had me reaching for a heavy jacket. Today I was out in the yard in a long sleeve pullover at -5C. Come March, -10C will be t-shirt weather.
This short term adaptation never ceases to amaze me.
Via Darren Samuelsohn:
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Do you ever need to provide your phone number to someone or some company when you’d really rather not? Why not put the number for the automated daily San Diego surf report?
My online pharmacy keeps calling me at work with a bot like “Hi! We wanted to tell you about the great ways to save you money!” I can’t remove my phone number, but I can change it in their system. To the San Diego daily surf report.
As you are literally shopping on Amazon UK, if you click reject all cookies in the popup it actually signs you out. Presumably as a sort of petty fuck you. Every other site who presented a reject all simply rejected the optional cookies that do all the tracking and analytics stuff, not the functional cookie to keep you authenticated.
My wife is mucking with a scam caller now, saying her name is "Betty Lou Who, but my friends call me Boo" 😂
My best fax spam ploy... way back in the days before digital fax machines, was to verify the fax number of one of the midnight spammers, then create a loop of paper with a thick black line weaving it's way across several pages, tape them together and feed them into the machine, then taping the first page to the last. It ran for a good 30 minutes before the other end ran out of paper.
A good number of those calls we get where there's nobody on the line after you say hello, followed by a hangup a few seconds later are the scam centres, looking to identify a human on the other end of the line.
I've taken to answering these by repeating the phrase "We're sorry, the number you have dialed is in service. Please hang up and do not try your call again," until the line disconnects.
It's too early to know if this is effective or not, but it's still fun to f*ck with them.
I just saw two "news" articles, one reporting that a virus was resistant to all known antibiotics and another warning of an "Anthrax virus". Maybe these folks could get together and try antibiotics on the Anthrax BACTERIA and the antivirals on the virus. FFS!
TFW you aren't quite sure how repaired someone broken leg is going to be by the time protagonist A gets to where he needs to be. I may have to go back and edit the timeline. I hate math. So. Much. Why is there math in my writing? A curse upon needing to keep track of the sequential passage of time. #iamwriting #writingcommunity #writing
This is instead of leaving the project out "until I get back to it", which leads to an archaeological dig with the most recent project overflowing onto the previous project, which is overflowing onto the project before that, which... this results in a huge, oppressive, unmanageable, crushing mess.
The time/effort of putting it away and bringing it back out is far less than dealing with the mess.