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Print Story To The Emperor!
By atreides (Thu Jan 09, 2020 at 07:46:55 AM EST) (all tags)
Ladies and gentlemen, please raise your glasses. To His Imperial Highness, Joshua Norton the First, formerly of Algoa Bay, Cape of Good Hope, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico!

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Print Story Books I've Read This Year 2019
By TheophileEscargot (Sun Jan 05, 2020 at 11:48:05 PM EST) Reading (all tags)
See also 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018. Breakdown:
Non-fiction 32
SF 18
Non-SF fiction 15
Comics 2

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Print Story It is beginning to look a lot like World War III
By Orion Blastar (Sun Jan 05, 2020 at 02:36:33 AM EST) (all tags)
doesn't it? Trump attacked a motorcade and blew up a general. Iran is a state sponsor of terrorism and the general used for that terrorism was killed.

Now Iraq supports Iran, and China and Russia support Iran.

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Print Story We Made It
By yankeehack (Sat Jan 04, 2020 at 08:58:15 PM EST) (all tags)
1 cat escapade, a few instances of cat crate pooping, 2 night-time mountain drives (I-5 Los Angeles to Bakersfield and CA 152), 4 different hotels and 2 nights in an apartment in New Orleans, 8+ contractor bags of trash, more than enough boxes, 6 days of driving, 13 states, and 3600+ miles of a cross-country drive (LO and I shared driving duties) in a speed-limited rental truck later.

We have arrived.

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Print Story Had the chance and threw it away
By TheophileEscargot (Sat Jan 04, 2020 at 02:16:20 AM EST) Reading, MLP (all tags)
Reading: "Hello World", "Other Minds", "Early Riser" ,"Lies Sleeping". Links.

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Print Story I blame you lot.
By ObviousTroll (Fri Jan 03, 2020 at 08:09:24 PM EST) (all tags)
Here I am, a compulsive overeater, and... 

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Print Story Listen to the flower people
By TheophileEscargot (Fri Jan 03, 2020 at 02:29:53 AM EST) Reading, MLP, Watching, Theatre, Me (all tags)
Reading: "Calexit", "Running With the Kenyans", "Hamlet: Globe to Globe", "The Flower Girls". Theatre. Me. Watching: "The Rise of Skywalker". Links.

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Print Story Trump has been impeached
By Orion Blastar (Wed Dec 18, 2019 at 09:19:55 PM EST) politics, Trump, GOP, impeachment, Republicans, Conservatives (all tags)
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Print Story Well fuck that and the horse it rode in on.
By Merekat (Fri Dec 13, 2019 at 02:57:05 AM EST) (all tags)
Authoritarianism 2.0 with the ‘free market’ UI has obviously convinced a lot of people. I am deeply angry at how my two fields - tech and media/lit critique have been proven to be more effective for their dark side than actually building a kinder world grounded in truths. The internet platforms amplified fragmentation for $$$ and claimed they were the real victims. Skepticism destabilised rather than revealed truths, with the help of those platforms.
This is a hard century. I hope there is enough left for our kids to rescue their future.

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Print Story New car, new job
By jump the ladder (Thu Dec 05, 2019 at 10:10:56 AM EST) (all tags)
Things are going well on the iOS contracting front. Have a new contract at $UKIanNationalFlagCarrier airline, to work on their main app. Still have to have that conversation about the dreaded IR35 situation. It's nice number, not too stresful but the only bummer being having to drive down to client site near Heathrow airport via the world's largest car park, the dreaded M25.

Poll: who to vote for in the UK General Election?

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