The truth, of course, is you have little “choice” in healthcare now. Most can’t keep their plan as long as they want, or visit any doctor or hospital. Some reforms, like Medicare For All, *would* let you. In other words, M4A actually offers more choice than the status quo. So if a politician tells you they oppose reforming the current healthcare system because they want to preserve “choice,” either they don’t know what they’re talking about – or they’re willfully ignoring the truth. I assure you, the insurance industry is delighted either way.(via Nelson.)
a fantastic wee shrine to the Ocean Software fast-loader routine, used in many Commodore 64 games back in the day, written by Paul Hughes and released into the public domain. I spent many an hour of my misspent youth reverse engineering this code!
‘In ancient Rome, we’re all slaves to the sundial.’
@AricToler: ‘Brief walk-through on how to geolocate this photo from Rudy Giuliani’s spokeswoman (subject of this @politico piece https://politico.com/news/2019/12/10/christianne-allen-giuliani-079762) without using any mapping services’ In summary, by careful blurring of the unimportant parts of the image, it becomes possible to search for “background” details. Neat trick (via Hazel_ok)
Looking back from the shaky edge of a new decade, it’s clear that the past 10 years saw many Americans snap out of this dream, shaken awake by a brutal series of shocks and dislocations from the very changes that were supposed to “create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace.” When they opened their eyes, they did indeed see that the Digital Nation had been born. Only it hadn’t set them free. They were being ruled by it. It hadn’t tamed politics. It sent them berserk. And it hadn’t brought people closer together. It had alienated them.