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Thursday, September 8th, 2022

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"British TV's spin-the-wheel contest for energy bills axed, mocked by Russia" (washingtonpost.com 🗝️)

Because it is...

9/8/2022 8:17 am | |
Tags: capitalism, entertainment, television, dystopia

How did Yayoi Kusama become an artist? (youtube.com)


I only became aware of her when her show came to Seattle. Katie and I went to see it and found it very cool, loved the experiential nature of it. I also found her story very fascinating. Cool to see some more coverage of who she is and also a video about her aimed at kids and helping them see how they could also become an artist.

9/8/2022 9:20 am | |
Tags: art, education

Queen Elizabeth dies at age 96 (theguardian.com)

Edit: While I made this post to acknowledge her passing, I feel I must note, I care incredibly little about the British crown and about the concept of royalty and a monarchy in the modern era.

9/8/2022 10:47 am | |
Tags: queen elizabeth, united kingdom

The Steve Jobs Archive Launched (stevejobsarchive.com)

Built by his family, it's an archive of things from his life. Speeches, emails, and more.

From:Steve Jobs, sjobs@apple.com
To:Steve Jobs, sjobs@apple.com
Date:Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 11:08PM

I grow little of the food I eat, and of the little I do grow I did not breed or perfect the seeds.

I do not make any of my own clothing.

I speak a language I did not invent or refine.

I did not discover the mathematics I use.

I am protected by freedoms and laws I did not conceive of or legislate, and do not enforce or adjudicate.

I am moved by music I did not create myself.

When I needed medical attention, I was helpless to help myself survive.

I did not invent the transistor, the microprocessor, object oriented programming, or most of the technology I work with.

I love and admire my species, living and dead, and am totally dependent on them for my life and well being.

Sent from my iPad

Wikipedia in an intense debate over the title of Charles the III's page (en.wikipedia.org)

9/8/2022 8:26 pm | |
Tags: wikipedia, united kingdom

"Why It’s OK to Block Ads" (blog.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk)

Entries written by staff and students of Oxford's school of philosophy, this one discusses the ethics around ad blocking.

9/8/2022 11:51 pm | |
Tags: ad blocking

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