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Yes, again it is the promise of apocalyptic judgement that is the core of their manipulative powers.

I needn’t repeat the only apocalypse any of us face is personal and inevitable and natural.

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Trump Supporters Think They’re in a Fight to the Death - The Atlantic


I run my mouth a lot, so I should make clear...

...because maybe somebody does read this, because maybe ON the OFF chance that somebody does read this, and perhaps thinks if I’m criticizing software in some sort of abstract way it must actually be about the platform I am posting my criticisms on, so perhaps Twitter, or where I secretly really hang out, on micro.blog. Well, it is not. I like twitter for what it is, mostly, and micro.blog is groovy, does just what it does without fuss.

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Hey, #cybersecuritypros the only question you must have a yes answer to: When any of your systems do something you either did not ask for, or are surprised by, can you reach the on/off switch? Astounding how many times * scenarios I hear “I didn’t know you could turn it off.”




Good god—sorry for all of the obviously he hasn’t read this at all type of typos. [ EDIT: this of course refers to some typographical errors I made in the last post, which I have of course now gone back into and corrected, because who wants to leave that stuff laying around, right? ]

Not that anyone gives a hoot, but we notice even if we don’t say anything, right? Right.

To comfort you in this desperate time let me share this typo. It happens to all of us, one way or another.


Even when the dead are the only ones asking questions, don’t forget—only the living can hear the answers.


Frankfurt am Main - City Center

This is not a great reproduction, but it is a great map, especially for tourists at the time.


Unwanted Series Extension

So, part 2 tanked, mostly because it was literally a rehash of point 1. The 2. Language changes apace with the real world. Yeah, language in the broadest sense, so human, natural, and otherwise is in rapid flux as far as afaict, and I do not mind. But I don’t like language games intended to harm, either to harm real people or to harm the game itself. Don’t like it.

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Return of Pedantic Ass-Clown

Summary of part 1 : It is cool now to say stuff it was not cool to say earlier. So, 2. doing things in language that you cannot do in the real world. Well, we all know an example of that! :-) You are soaking in it. In case that was too dense, or you are, what I mean is this: To speak of “we all know” is possible, but it doesn’t refer to anything in the real world, only to something else in the world of language.

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