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october 2017 new music playlist

November 3, 2017
Decent month for music, a lot of HONK!fest and tunes from "Baby Driver"... 4 and 5 star stuff in red, listed in descending order of "you gotta hear this"

November 2, 2017

"One of the most bittersweet feelings has to be when you realise how much you're going to miss a moment, while you're still living it."
--/u/alacotrop
On FB my friend Josh wrote "I brought in a big bag of assorted minis to work last week. This remainder says something..."


My response was "I can't believe they got rid of the other 2 flavors but kept the name. THIS IS MORE LIKE ONE MUSKETEER PEOPLE".

His friend Frederick wrote "'Flavors'?!? 3 Musketeers? Talk sense, man!"

My response was this Wikipedia citation and "READ IT AND WEEP - YES WEEP FOR YOUR LOST HISTORY, THAT ONE TIME DREAM OF NEAPOLITAN ICE CREAM IN DELICIOUS CANDY BAR FORM, ANOTHER CASUALTY OF THAT BRUTAL HELL-GOD "WAR", DESPAIR AND PONDER ON THOSE SADDEST OF WORDS 'WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN'..."
Originally, it had three pieces in one package, flavored chocolate, strawberry and vanilla;[1] hence the name, which was derived from the novel The Three Musketeers. Rising costs and wartime restrictions on sugar saw the phasing out of the vanilla and strawberry pieces to leave only the more popular chocolate.[2]
--wikipedia.org/wiki/3_Musketeers_(chocolate_bar)

November 1, 2017

Slate:The iPhone X Takes Hand Gestures Too Far

I've never been a fan of gesture interfaces, and life with an iPhone X requires a whole new slew of them. (Conversely, I've always been a big fan of the home button; an easy to access "lets take it from the top" escape hatch can be enormously centering, like how when I click on a website's name in their header on any page I go to the site homepage.)

That's one of problems with the designer's dream of being such world-beater designers they they can stop having to actually, you know, design- having achieved the zen of "a piece of featureless glass"... the phone then just consists of an OS and apps - but having to designate certain finger moves as "ok, now you're communicating with the OS" makes a less known reliable channel, and one prone to accidental invocations, and takes away from the language of gestures that apps are allowed to use.
"America lacks that common sense. It has extraordinary sense instead, which is why, even now, even in the middle of its great darkness, artists and entrepreneurs still love America, still need it, still want to move there. America is the place where you can come up with your own meaning."
--Stephen Marche in the New Yorker on Why is the U.S. So Susceptible to Social-Media Distortion. But, you're entitled to your own opinion. You are not entitled to your own facts. This is why Scott Adam's "Where Facts Don't Matter" stance is absolute anathema to me, one of the most immoral ways someone can be.

October 31, 2017

I don't know any of the merits of the case, but saying "give me a lawyer, dawg" might be ambiguously parsed as a request for a "lawyer dog" is straight up racist unconstitutional legal-rights-breaking HORSE SHIT.

(Jefferson Hughes was the one vote against. So hooray it was a white dude and not the one person of color? (also the only woman on the panel) )

Man. Laughable if not so infuriating. "Uh gee we couldn't get this guy a lawyer, because we thought maybe he was asking for lawyer dog" COME THE F*** ON.
Wonder if Vampire's would have a problem using iPhone X FaceID.

For that matter, do they have fingerprints? Or skin that conducts on smartphones in general??

October 30, 2017

"the worst part about meeting new people is having to tell your life story like it's a coherent narrative you endorse"
--http://twitter.com/hiitsmolly

October 29, 2017

"Timepiece with the fewest moving parts: Sundial. Timepiece with the most moving parts: Hourglass."
--/u/hummus12345

October 28, 2017


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