632
Death of Stalin plays Russian Roulette with the Truth
<p>This historian&rsquo;s po-faced critique of Armando Ianucci&rsquo;s new film, The Death of Stalin, has to be one of the most unintentionally hilarious things I&rsquo;ve read in ages. I can&rsquo;t but imagine the entire missive intoned by a high-pitched adenoidal voice, shrill in its disapproval.</p>
zapier  blog 
2 days ago
The Underside of the Mattress Wars
<p>Fascinating article about the seedy underbelly of the company that has seemingly unlimited cash to sponsor podcasts - Casper. I had no idea that these review sites &amp; vloggers could make so much money shilling this product.</p>

<p>The company could indeed claim, as it did on its site, to have “the internet’s favorite mattress.” It had made very sure of that.</p>
zapier  blog 
2 days ago
Micropub IRC Bot
<p>Prodded out of my funk by this great post by @sebsel. Just need to rework the PHP to use json for $REASONS</p>
zapier  blog 
16 days ago
Wingnut leaders, cut-price logo.
<p>Marina Hyde on sparkling form, casting a cold eye over UKIP.</p>
“I guess it’s easier in life to be thought of as being nice rather than one of those unpleasant populists,” Nigel observed archly – apparently under the impression that people were starting to think Paul Nuttall looked nice, as opposed to like a factory farmer keeping a court date.
zapier  blog 
20 days ago
Hate Group Arguments Fail Legal Test
<p>Great decision form a federal judge in Minnesota - utterly demolishing the nonsensical arguments from the Alliance Defending Freedom, an <a href="https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/group/alliance-defending-freedom">extremist anti-LGBT Hate Group</a> which has the support of the bigot in the White House and Jeff Sessions.</p>
zapier  blog 
27 days ago
We refuse to be Subordinates
<p>
[W]e are not a part of Iraq, it’s a theocratic, sectarian state. We have our geography, land and culture. We have our own language. We refuse to be subordinates. The parliament in Baghdad is not a federal parliament. It’s a chauvinistic, sectarian parliament.
One of the greatest travesties in global history, the utter subordination of the Kurdish people, may be about to end. <em>de facto</em> independent in Iraq and Syria, these people, ignored and despised for decades, flotsam in the Cold War and since, are about to vote for Independence from Iraq. Naturally, the US, UK and everyone else who&rsquo;s ignored and betrayed them since Sykes-Picot now demands they resile from this course. As Barzani so plaintively asks:
Where is your democracy now? Where are the UN charters? Where is the respect for freedom of expression?
</p>
zapier  blog 
27 days ago
The Daily 202: Trump’s chaotic White House
I could go on at length, but this is far more comprehensive than anything I've seen or read.
may 2017
Cyberattacks in 12 Nations Said to Use Leaked N.S.A. Hacking Tool
If true, this cements the position of the USA as the most clear and present danger to democracy in the world.
may 2017
The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked
There's an awful lot to unpack in this long, detailed article. Suffice to say that if even half of this is true, then we're all fucked.
may 2017
Trump’s over-the-top, boastful AP interview, annotated - The Washington Post
This man is a clear and present danger to the civilised world. He's clearly suffering from some form of delusional dementia.
april 2017
The fish shell is awesome - Julia Evans
Oh yes, I agree with almost everything here. Other than the posix issue, fish is just such an incredibly sensible shell, after just a few months i can't imagine going back to zsh or bash.
april 2017
Darcus Howe: ‘He translated the anger of street protests into political action’
Lovely tribute to Darcus Howe, who died suddenly at the weekend. Ave Atque Vale.
april 2017
Trump’s plutocracy doesn’t come cheap - The Washington Post
Great article on the hundreds of millions of dollars being wasted on the thin-skinned narcissist pretending to the Presidency of the United States.
march 2017
The One Direction-Donald Trump Feud We’re Not Ready For
If true, this is incredibly troubling. The sheer unalloyed hubris it displays in terrifying. Imagine someone like this dealing with the vicissitudes of international diplomacy...
march 2017
Trump’s budget makes perfect sense and will fix America, and I will tell you why - The Washington Post
Brilliant. That the Clown Show occupying the White House linked to this story is the icing on the cake.
march 2017
The Cavendish Banana will soon be gone.
Great article on the Banana that we all think we know and love - one of the world's few extant monocultures.
march 2017
John Deasy: ‘Pretty twisted stuff. It’s almost Kafkaesque’
Hugely important speech to read. This needs to result in prosecutions and institutional reform.
march 2017
A Python tool to export annotations and highlights from a Kobo SQLite file.
Now here's a nice little thing - exports in kindle highlight format too
february 2017
Indivisible Guide
Sane guide to resisting the Trump Agenda. Vital in these concerning times.
february 2017
How to Be a Stoic - The New Yorker
Nice article on a subject dear to my heart.
february 2017
GitHub: Splitting a subfolder out into a new repository
Something I've found very useful these past few days.
february 2017
Hindenburg | World Radio Day 2017
This really is a great offer - Hindenburg's Audio App 'Journalist' for €2
february 2017
« earlier      
#ip #read 2015 alien/prometheus apple asoiaf blip blog blogit book books brexit brin brogamers build business capitalism cats censorship children china cia clams colors courts crime criticism crypto css culture daesh defence democracy des design dropbox drugs ds9 duckduckgo email entertainment eu extremism facebook fanboi fascism favicon fiction film floss foi font fonts foss free gambling gamergate games gametheory gaza gchq geek genius ghost github google google-docs gpg health history howto icon instapaper ios ip ireland israel issuecomment kenya kgb kindle labels labour law lego linux london longform mars media mideast minecraft minimal monospace movies mutt nsa nukular obama oreilly paranoia pelican performance pgp pinboard plugins pocket politi politics poverty prism privacy privilege productive progr programming prometheus python raspberrypi raspi rating retina search security senate server sexism sf short simple slackware socialism software space ssh stars sublimetext2 surveillance tech terror tipping tolkien tool trek tutorial tv twitter typo usa war webdesign writing xuya zapier zombies

Copy this bookmark:



description:


tags: