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Jun. 22nd, 2018 | 09:05 pm

Former Bay Area base on short list for Trump immigration detention camps, report says

YOU WHAT

I don't mean that in a NIMBY way (other than that I don't want this in anyone's backyard because I want it not to exist in the first place). But.. I... WHAT.

U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, who learned of the memo in the TIME report Friday, said he strongly opposes the plan, calling it, “madness.”

“It’s what you get when you have an administration that doesn’t believe in planning or thoughtfulness,” he told this news organization. “Most of the base has been closed for 15 years. We know the infrastructure is nonexistent.”


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Jun. 22nd, 2018 | 01:27 pm

(Photoshop CC, Filter > Lens Correction)


Um. How about, you know, Kodak?

I suppose they did stop making digital cameras a while back, but that doesn't mean no one has one (*cough* me *cough*). Maybe they didn't agree to provide specifications or something?

(Or maybe it's "no one who can afford Photoshop would be using a Kodak anyway" :P "A new Hasselblad would take better pictures than your present camera"--T. Orland's Compendium of Photographic Truths)

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Jun. 21st, 2018 | 01:00 pm


Where the stars fall
by Winterkeep on DeviantArt

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Jun. 19th, 2018 | 11:39 pm

Well, to preach that story is conflict, always to ask, "Where's the conflict in your story?"--this needs some thinking about. If you say that story is about conflict, that plot must be based on conflict, you're limiting your view of the world severely. And in a sense making a political statement: that life is conflict, so in stories conflict is all that really matters. This is simply untrue. To see life as a battle is a narrow, social-Darwinist view, and a very masculine one. ... I do try to avoid saying "the fight" for such and such, "the war" against such and such. I resist putting everything into terms of conflict and immediate violent resolution. ... To limit all human behavior to conflict is to leave out vast, rich areas of human experience.
(Ursula K. Le Guin, Conversations On Writing)

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Jun. 17th, 2018 | 09:18 pm

The other night I tried to slightly adjust the height of my desk chair and apparently I managed to get the button (?), or whatever it is at the top of the pneumatic cylinder that the adjustment lever presses on to make it work, stuck down, so now it won't hold any height and the lever just wobbles loosely in its slot under the seat because there's no pressure against it from underneath. All the internet tells me as far as fixes seems to be for a cylinder that gradually sinks (which isn't exactly the problem here) and amount to 1. buy a new cylinder or 2. put a rigid pipe/tube in so it's always at a fixed height. I may eventually resort to the latter, but is there maybe, possibly any way I could get the thing unstuck? I've tried gently tapping it sideways with a mallet and broad screwdriver, and holding it upside down and jerking it (hurr hurr), but no dice.

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Jun. 14th, 2018 | 11:07 am

[SPAM] All your fat-gone by Memorial Day

Um. So, like, almost a year, which sounds pretty reasonable, or is this some kind of freaky Weeping Angel thing where they send it back in time and use the resulting energy?

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Jun. 13th, 2018 | 09:58 pm

[personal profile] enotsola: Did you see the cat video?
me: ...
me: YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO BE A LITTLE MORE VAGUE

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Jun. 8th, 2018 | 12:58 pm


Junicorn
by TrollGirl on DeviantArt

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Jun. 8th, 2018 | 12:40 pm

screenshot of Google Maps

Um.

I was not intending to get public transit directions for this trip (that setting was just on from before), but... that green line running up the center of the bay is apparently Greyhound.



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Jun. 6th, 2018 | 06:14 pm

Stygian Syzygy: Lego Movie 2 trailer. Which includes a Garfunkel and Oates cover of Everything is Awesome
tea dalek: oh no
[a few minutes later]
Stygian Syzygy: Apparently the world has gone full Mad Max
tea dalek: no kidding?
Stygian Syzygy: Except, of course, for Emmet, who is still himself.
tea dalek: i don't understand
tea dalek: keep in mind i've never seen any of the mad max movies so i only understand this as a general post-apocalyptic thing
Stygian Syzygy: Yeah. But just, Lego world has gone full post-apocalyptic with a mad max flavour, except for the lead, who is still his dang bubbly self. Also, they go to space with Intergalactic playing. Because why not
tea dalek: .... i didn't realize you were still talking about Lego. I thought you meant the real world and was like "trufax, who's emmet though?"
tea dalek: sdlfjdsljkfs


He reads political stuff on Facebook and Twitter that I don't and often pastes links, so (especially with the pause that meant it could easily be a new topic) it just seemed perfectly reasonable to me that he would say that as a lead-in for something he was going to show me. FFS.

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