Oh. lovely.

T-Mobile apparently removed some features of my legacy plan (like calls and texts from Canada), so guess I'll finally increase my bill by $50.

Well, crap.

Favorite bakery to get proper soda bread apparently lost their baker and now the soda bread is covered in sugar and it's not supposed to be cake i mean would you put chocolate chips in a loaf of sourdough or cover a baguette in rainbow sprinkles and frosting because that's what putting all that sugar into a soda bread is like good god this is what you have with tea not what you have on birthdays and now I'm looking up recipes and they have egg and NO THERE'S LIKE JUST LIKE FOUR INGR

I can't help but think that part of the overly positive reviews for Akita Battle Angel is that she's basically a weaponized waifu.

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There have been four movies called "A Star Is Born" and absolutely none of them feature vast clouds of gas condensing under their own gravity until reaching a point where internal fusion occurs and I AM SICK OF THE LIES, PEOPLE!

Sure, Lady Gaga can sing, but can she emit massive clouds of ionized plasma!?

I've been watching a few videos discussing how fast Hyperspace travel is vs warp drive, and how efficient various generation warp cores are based on tech diagrams.

Mystery Science Theater 3000 was right.

It's just a show, folks should really just relax.

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Today was one of those days that went off the rails.

Which is a bit of a surprise, since I didn't know that there were rails for those sorts of things.

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> Privacy is like voting. An individual’s privacy, like an individual’s vote, is usually largely irrelevant to anyone but themselves … but the accumulation of individual privacy or lack thereof, like the accumulation of individual votes, is enormously consequential. […] If we need to defend privacy as a commons — and we do — then we can’t start thinking of it as an individual asset to be sold to surveillance capitalists.

techcrunch.com/2019/02/10/priv

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@jrconlin Yeah, that's the right thing. This tool is pretty clearly for people who've let the "engagement" brainworms burrow pretty deep into their brains.

I'm always a bit scared to look at sites like thispersondoesnotexist.com/, which crafts people out of machine learning. I'm always a bit afraid I'll see my own picture staring back at me and I'll confirm the fact that I don't actually exist.

Oh, sure, I've been told I exist by several fairly reliable sources, but I mean look at Descartes. I'm willing to say that he's having a hard time with his assertion at the moment.

Last night, I went to a fondue restaurant (it was my niece's birthday). It's something I can check off my list of life experiences, between "getting a good DMV photo" and "buy some paper towels".

It was an interesting experience I can be at peace with never doing again. (Kind of like hot-pot, to be honest.)

Guess I'm not a big "boil your own dinner" kinda person.

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Of all the onscreen Batmans, my most favorite is...

LEGO Batman.

:batman:

#dc #batman

well, it's official.

I've got Influenza-A. Mind you, that's what I thought I was getting inoculated against.

I've had four flu shots in my life. Every time, I've come down with the flu afterwards. Years I've not had a flu shot, I've been fine.

Apparently, I'm the baseline anomaly that the textbooks wave off.

Honestly don't know if I have been this sick in a while.

Bleh.

bleh.

Had to rebuild my tt-rss install after the latest upgrade.

On the plus side, finally purged a bunch of dead feeds, so... bonus?

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So, apparently, preparing to buy a new car not only involves downloading the owner's manual, but also looking up the manufacturer's privacy policy regarding how your vehicle's data is used or resold.

I wonder if I can get a vehicle sided Faraday cage as an option...

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