meehawl all that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned

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Mo Borders, Mo Troubles

Wrt Brexit’s Irish Question… During “The Troubles“, there were 3,600 people killed, over 50,000 injured, and thousands of bombs (this is only a small sample of notables). By the 1990s, the impact and economic...

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The Old Iron Dream

Noted radical activist for The Old Iron Dream, Jerry Pournelle, has died. He was a pioneer of word processing in fiction. Rather fittingly, his final blog entry from last Thursday suggested a “Service Guarantees...

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is You Takin’ Notes?

The NYT has a story that’s really something. An “earlier” copy of a memo Trump wrote firing FBI Director Comey is now in possession of the Mueller investigation. Some key takeaway points are that...

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Heavily Weathered

Bruce Sterling has a way of being so right, he throws out asides in his books that for many writers would be centerpieces. In the spirit of the times, I’ve been re-reading “Heavy Weather”,...

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Sonarr, Mono, and TLS, Oh My

So my Sonarr on CentOS 7.3 just stopped working. Error contacting all newsnab indexers over https. Among a bunch of traces to Mono, it was throwing this exception: Error: SecureChannelFailure (Object reference not set...

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With No Paddle

Venn diagrams have had quite a surge of publicity recently, trying to simplify representations of the different supra-national European organisations. I like this one, because it shows how the UK is now currently occupying...

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Celebrity Medicine

So Prince requests medical intervention from Calfornia-based addictions specialist Howard Kornfeld, not licensed to practice medicine in the State of Minnesota. Dr Kornfeld is many hours away, in California. Says can’t see patient immediately....

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Brand New They’re Retro

New Massive Attack video with Rosamund Pike weirdly channels classic Sam Neill/Isabelle Adjani ur-hentai schlock triumph, Żuławski‘s Possession Voodoo In My Blood: Possession: