TIL He-Man had Battlecat because they ran out of money in the toy budget, but they had the rights to a mold for a tiger from a different, larger-scale set, so they just made the tiger, painted it green, and gave it a saddle. https://twitter.com/ponettplus/status/1130876119828316161
Assange is a garbage human being who actively fucked-over everyone, but he shouldn’t be charged in the United States.
The superseding indictment just unsealed against Julian Assange is exactly what the first indictment wasn't:
17 of the 18 charges are for violating the Espionage Act, under which there's never previously been a successful prosecution of a third party (as opposed to the leaker).
Earlier today, I gave a couple of peanuts to a crow, and after it ate them, it approached me- tentatively, but it got much closer than crows usually do. So I gave it another peanut, after talking to the crow a bit (which seemed to soothe it).
It tried to bury the peanut next to a sapling by shoving it into soft ground, but it didn’t go in far enough, so the crow pulled the peanut out, grabbed a stick, deepened the hole, then put the peanut back in and buried it.
I watched a crow use tools. :D
Building the future when the past is inescapable (-) Show more
Every city is built on bones.
You either add more bones to the pile, or accept that the past is a country populated by assholes and work to build something better.
But whatever you do, you can't change that you're building the future on someone's bones.
(A friend of mine once phrased this as, "there is no forgiveness, only atonement." To which I think it's necessary to add, "there can be no justice for the dead.")
I just finished describing (again) a couple of simple extensions to links and forms that I want websites to use in place of Ajax.
It's capable of a lot of the same stuff, but much more straightforward with no room for anything privacy-invasive.
IT & security for a US nonprofit. Amateur photographer. Armchair futurist. Reluctant anti-utopian.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.