🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Gary Oldman returns as Jackson Lamb in 'Slow Horses' Season 3 : NPR'

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So excited to watch this! link to “Gary Oldman returns as Jackson Lamb in ‘Slow Horses’ Season 3 : NPR”

🔗 linkblog: mes pensées sur 'Le Québec pleure la mort du chanteur des Cowboys Fringants Karl Tremblay - rts.ch - Musiques'

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J’écoute Les Cowboys Fringants depuis 2011, et Tremblay va me manquer beaucoup. lien pour “Le Québec pleure la mort du chanteur des Cowboys Fringants Karl Tremblay - rts.ch - Musiques”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Pluralistic: The real AI fight (27 Nov 2023) – Pluralistic: Daily links from Cory Doctorow'

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I haven’t been following this debate, but Doctorow and White’s points resonate with me. link to “Pluralistic: The real AI fight (27 Nov 2023) – Pluralistic: Daily links from Cory Doctorow”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Gaza Civilians, Under Israeli Barrage, Killed at Historic Pace - The New York Times'

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I had been reading and thinking about non-violence for months before the 2023 Israel-Hamas war started, but its outbreak is making me more committed to the idea than any abstract philosophical argument. I’m more inclined than ever before to believe that military force can never be justified, and I think that’s especially true in cases where civilians are deliberately targeted (or allowed to be caught in the attack). Hamas’s attack on Israeli civilians is unjustifiable, the IDF’s seeming disregard for Gazan civilians is unjustifiable, the U.

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Call to Life | Daily Bread | Community of Christ'

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Seeing an official publication of my church advocate for public transit is a beautiful combination of two of my favorite things. I’m very pleased! link to “Call to Life | Daily Bread | Community of Christ”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'X Sues Media Matters Over Research on Ads Next to Antisemitic Posts - The New York Times'

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What a joke. link to “X Sues Media Matters Over Research on Ads Next to Antisemitic Posts - The New York Times”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on '‘Free Speech Absolutist’ Elon Musk Promises To Sue Media Matters To Silence Their Speech | Techdirt'

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Masnick’s frustration here is fun to read. link to “‘Free Speech Absolutist’ Elon Musk Promises To Sue Media Matters To Silence Their Speech | Techdirt”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'A longer Advent helps some Christians prepare for more than Christmas : NPR'

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Love this article. This year, I’ve been craving Advent since Halloween ended, and I’ve seen a justice and peace element to Advent since I first started celebrating it, so there’s a lot for me here. link to “A longer Advent helps some Christians prepare for more than Christmas : NPR”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Wallace & Gromit Creator Aardman is Almost Out of Clay'

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Oh no! link to “Wallace & Gromit Creator Aardman is Almost Out of Clay”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'As Elon Musk Endorses Bigoted Nonsense, Advertisers Find Their Ads On Nazi Content | Techdirt'

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I’ve been waiting for Masnick’s response to this, and it’s good. link to “As Elon Musk Endorses Bigoted Nonsense, Advertisers Find Their Ads On Nazi Content | Techdirt”— date: 2023-11-17T15:27:24-05:00 tags: [“link”,“Communities”,“Mile Johnson”,“Christian nationalism”] title: “🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on ‘Weeks Before Election as Speaker, Johnson Lamented ‘Dark and Depraved’ Culture - The New York Times’” I’ve been reading a number of these stories as they’ve been coming out but without posting about them.

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'IBM pulls X ads as Elon Musk endorses white pride - The Verge'

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What the hell, Musk. link to “IBM pulls X ads as Elon Musk endorses white pride - The Verge”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'X Races to Contain Damage After Elon Musk Endorses Antisemitic Post - The New York Times'

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What a mess Musk has made Twitter into. link to “X Races to Contain Damage After Elon Musk Endorses Antisemitic Post - The New York Times”

🔗 linkblog: mes pensées sur 'Karl Tremblay, le chanteur des Cowboys Fringants, est décédé à l'âge de 47 ans - rts.ch - Musiques'

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Quelle tristesse ! Je ne savais même pas qu’il combattait le cancer. Les Cowboys Fringants, c’est un de mes groupes préférés, et je suis donc bouleversé par cette nouvelle. lien pour “Karl Tremblay, le chanteur des Cowboys Fringants, est décédé à l’âge de 47 ans - rts.ch - Musiques”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'The GOP Presidential Debate Is Livestreaming on Rumble, Home to White Nationalist Nick Fuentes | WIRED'

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Torn on this article. I think you can choose to patronize a platform without being associated with its worst users, so I wonder if the Fuentes connection is overstated. That said, choosing to livestream on Rumble is absolutely pandering to Fuentes-type right-wingers, so it’s a bad, bad move. link to “The GOP Presidential Debate Is Livestreaming on Rumble, Home to White Nationalist Nick Fuentes | WIRED”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Democrat Andy Beshear defeats Trump-endorsed Daniel Cameron for Kentucky governor

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Yesssss! Andy Beshear, governeer! So very happy about this. link to “Democrat Andy Beshear defeats Trump-endorsed Daniel Cameron for Kentucky governor”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Daybreak, a game about fighting climate change, is blindly optimistic - Polygon'

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This is an interesting review of a game that I hadn’t heard of but am now intrigued by. I wouldn’t mind playing an overly optimistic game right now, but I also appreciate the central critique of the game in the review. I think there’s value in recognizing the tensions that prevent us from defeating these obstacles as (relatively) easily as we can in a game. link to “Daybreak, a game about fighting climate change, is blindly optimistic - Polygon”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Major critic of X sues after being banned from platform | Ars Technica'

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The headline obscures something important—that this is about research, access to data, and Terms of Service. Worrying stuff. link to “Major critic of X sues after being banned from platform | Ars Technica”

🔗 linkblog: mes pensées sur 'Aller Versoix - rts.ch - Portail Audio'

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J’aime bien Gare à vous, mais j’aime en particulier les épisodes qui parlent des endroits que je reconnais. Ayant habité à Chambésy pendant plusieurs mois, j’ai passé un peu de temps à Versoix, et c’est sympa d’en apprendre l’histoire. lien pour “Aller Versoix - rts.ch - Portail Audio”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Mario et ses amis font équipe dans 'Super Mario Bros. Wonder' - rts.ch - Arts visuels

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Il a l’air bien sympa ce jeu. Ma fille ne sait pas encore qu’on lui achète un Switch pour Noël, et je me demande si on va finir par y jouer. link to “Mario et ses amis font équipe dans “Super Mario Bros. Wonder” - rts.ch - Arts visuels”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Millions of Workers Are Training AI Models for Pennies | WIRED'

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Even more than AI’s potential to replace humans in the name of saving money, I think we need to talk about the way companies are exploiting humans to save money—so that it can train AI. link to “Millions of Workers Are Training AI Models for Pennies | WIRED”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Victor Wembanyama Star Wars: NBA Rookie Star's Wild Ranking'

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I’ve gotten this same vibe from my students: Prequels are okay, and it’s the sequel trilogy that must not be acknowledged. I don’t fully understand this thinking, but to each their own. link to “Victor Wembanyama Star Wars: NBA Rookie Star’s Wild Ranking”

🔗 linkblog: mes pensées sur 'La Ville de Lausanne lance un projet pilote pour des abris vélo fermés et sécurisés - rts.ch - Vaud'

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😍😍😍 Joli ! lien pour “La Ville de Lausanne lance un projet pilote pour des abris vélo fermés et sécurisés - rts.ch - Vaud”

🔗 linkblog: mes pensées sur 'Stockholm fait campagne contre la confusion entre la Suisse et la Suède - rts.ch - Suisse'

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Trop marrant. Je me souviens du moment après mon séjour en Suisse où une Américaine m’a demandé si j’y avais appris le suédois. Quelques mois plus tôt, aprés m’avoir vu bavarder avec un Sénégalais, une autre Américaine a répondu avec « tiens, je savais pas que tu parlais l’africain ! ». Oh là là, les Américains. lien pour “Stockholm fait campagne contre la confusion entre la Suisse et la Suède - rts.

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Blue checks on X are ‘superspreaders’ of Israel-Hamas war misinformation - The Verge'

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Looks like Masnick’s (and others’) predictions about Musk’s changes to Twitter are coming true. This isn’t what verification is for. link to “Blue checks on X are ‘superspreaders’ of Israel-Hamas war misinformation - The Verge”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Amazon Let Its Drivers’ Urine Be Sold as an Energy Drink | WIRED'

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Don’t know how I missed this story yesterday, but what the heck? Like the article says, nothing particularly new revealed by these stunts, but it’s still a compelling critique of Amazon. link to “Amazon Let Its Drivers’ Urine Be Sold as an Energy Drink | WIRED”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'AI chatbots can infer an alarming amount of info about you from your responses | Ars Technica'

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Welp, this is scary. link to “AI chatbots can infer an alarming amount of info about you from your responses | Ars Technica”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Twitter is Throttling Patreon Links, Creators Say It Undermines Their Livelihood – The Markup'

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Free speech absolutism at its finest. link to “Twitter is Throttling Patreon Links, Creators Say It Undermines Their Livelihood – The Markup”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'How Ring Cameras Have the Power to Perpetuate Bias to Police – The Markup'

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Solid article right here. link to “How Ring Cameras Have the Power to Perpetuate Bias to Police – The Markup”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Littérature québécoise, anatomie d’un succès programmé - rts.ch - Livres'

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J’ai un grand amour pour la littérature franco-canadienne depuis avoir suivi un cours à ce sujet à l’université. link to “Littérature québécoise, anatomie d’un succès programmé - rts.ch - Livres”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Amazon’s ‘Neighborhood Watch’ Might Be Turning Police Officers Into ‘Reddit Moderators’ – The Markup'

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Public-private surveillance is the worst of both worlds. Ring is creepy. link to “Amazon’s ‘Neighborhood Watch’ Might Be Turning Police Officers Into ‘Reddit Moderators’ – The Markup”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Sellers say Amazon undercuts their prices, charges high fees : NPR'

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Amazon: also the worst. link to “Sellers say Amazon undercuts their prices, charges high fees : NPR”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Why a search engine that scans your face is dangerous : NPR'

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Facial recognition is the worst. link to “Why a search engine that scans your face is dangerous : NPR”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Church Marks Indigenous Peoples' Day | News | Community of Christ International Headquarters'

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I’ve been attending Community of Christ for over three years now, and I’m still surprised by all the little things it does that the LDS Church would never do. Both churches were born with problematic attitudes towards indigenous peoples of the Americas, but while Community of Christ isn’t perfect, I’m impressed with the steps it takes. link to “Church Marks Indigenous Peoples’ Day | News | Community of Christ International Headquarters”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'The Israel-Hamas War Is Drowning X in Disinformation | WIRED'

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How a platform is managed has real consequences. link to “The Israel-Hamas War Is Drowning X in Disinformation | WIRED”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Anarchist Chess - Existential Comics'

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What I like about this comic is the way it shows that we build values we don’t agree with into games because games are more fun with conflict. link to “Anarchist Chess - Existential Comics”

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Indigenous TTRPG Coyote & Crow is free for today only - Polygon'

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I’ve posted a lot about TTRPGs and values recently, and I’ve heard good things about this game, so this is welcome news. link to “Indigenous TTRPG Coyote & Crow is free for today only - Polygon”