Thought at 10:45am May 8th, 2018

Had to unfollow Steven Pinker on Twitter today.

The world IS getting better, but others make the case without the “free thinker” bullshit.

Thought at 9:46am May 8th, 2018

‘When Vancouver + Toronto were built as commonwealth suburbs, sprawling shady streets lined with family homes made sense. Now that these same cities are exciting world hubs, such housing is the height of decadence.’ #NextGenerationHousing #CreativeHousing

Thought at 8:35am May 8th, 2018

As someone who partnered w/AG Schneiderman to protect repro freedom, I’m pained and appalled by the credible allegations against him. One more reminder that progressive credentials are no safeguard against sexual predation. Also why we simply need more women in these positions.

Bookmarked at 10:34am May 7th, 2018

I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye by Ta-Nehisi Coates

What Kanye West seeks is what Michael Jackson sought—liberation from the dictates of that we. In his visit with West, the rapper T.I. was stunned to find that West, despite his endorsement of Trump, had never heard of the travel ban. “He don’t know the things that we know because he’s removed himself from society to a point where it don’t reach him,” T.I. said. West calls his struggle the right to be a “free thinker,” and he is, indeed, championing a kind of freedom—a white freedom, freedom without consequence, freedom without criticism, freedom to be proud and ignorant; freedom to profit off a people in one moment and abandon them in the next; a Stand Your Ground freedom, freedom without responsibility, without hard memory; a Monticello without slavery, a Confederate freedom, the freedom of John C. Calhoun, not the freedom of Harriet Tubman, which calls you to risk your own; not the freedom of Nat Turner, which calls you to give even more, but a conqueror’s freedom, freedom of the strong built on antipathy or indifference to the weak, the freedom of rape buttons, pussy grabbers, and fuck you anyway, bitch; freedom of oil and invisible wars, the freedom of suburbs drawn with red lines, the white freedom of Calabasas.

Thought at 11:56pm May 5th, 2018


Anon, 2018

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It’s best to think of this as a mid-level Black Mirror episode. Lots of fun stuff if you don’t think about it too hard and some nice graphic design used for the ubiquitous AR everyone in this world has embedded in their noggins.

via LetterboxD

Thought at 9:46am May 5th, 2018

LIFTOFF! Humanity’s next mission to Mars has left the pad! @NASAInSight heads into space for a ~6 month journey to Mars where it will take the planet’s vital signs and help us understand how rocky planets formed. Watch: