capitalists: (create a system that fosters and rewards greed)
capitalists: look! it's human nature to be greedy!
katsplanet: LINK TO A PETITION EXAGGERATED, UNINFORMED, AND OVERLY DRAMATIC DESCRIPTION OF WHAT THE PETITION IS FOR “WHY DOESN’T THIS HAVE MORE NOTES” “TUMBLR WILL GO IF YOU DON’T SIGN THIS RIGHT NOW”
tomato-jellyfish: “if i get 500 000 notes on this post my mom is gonna buy me a-“
sloppyjoebiden: AND THE SAME ASSHOLES WHO PUT THEIR FANDOM GIFS ON SERIOUS POSTS WILL GET SO FUCKING PISSED OFF IF YOU ATTACH SERIOUS COMMENTARY/CRITICISM ON THEIR FANDOM SHIT. BEING A SUPERWHOLOCK DOES NOT GIVE YOU PERMISSION TO RUIN EVERYBODY ELSE’S GOOD TIME. Story of my life offline as well. Sigh
bloggish: Sometimes countries are monarchies Sometimes countries are republics Sometimes are empires Sometimes countries transition from one of these forms of government to another And then there’s France:
Yes, yes, I know nobody loves me on any other day...
Valentine’s day? More like Thursday.
Anonymous asked: Wait, were you born in 1996 or 1986???
A Rationale for Koioslisp
As I worked on Koioslisp, I was asked the same question numerous times: why? At first, this question surprised me: lispers create new dialects rather often, and indeed it is a rite-of-passage for new converts to write a simple lisp interpreter. But such languages are usually examples to demonstrate the ease of implementing lisp within itself, and as such Koioslisp cannot be one of their fold....
The United States of America on college education
Student: I'm not going to go to college because I don't want to go into debt.
USA: YOU USELESS PIECE OF SHIT. YOU'RE GOING TO AMOUNT TO NOTHING YOU FUCKING SCUMBAG. YOU'RE THE REASON WHY MY TAXES ARE SO HIGH.
Student: I'm just going to attend a small community college instead.
USA: HAHAHA YOU WERE TOO STUPID TO GET INTO A GOOD UNIVERSITY. ENJOY YOUR MCDONALD'S DIPLOMA.
Student: I attended a four year university and received a diploma in a field I am interested in. Now I am $50,000+ in debt.
USA: YOU DUMBASS. WHY THE FUCK DID YOU GO TO COLLEGE WHEN YOU KNOW YOU COULDN'T AFFORD IT? YOU DIDN'T EVEN CHOOSE A USEFUL MAJOR EITHER. GOD PEOPLE LIKE YOU MAKE ME SICK.
fearandwar: The only real Marxists are those who have actually digested Marx’s thought. And I mean they’ve eaten a copy of Capital. On my to-do list
As soon as a Western man comes into contact with the East — he’s already...– David Henry Hwang (via literatureisboss)
The difference, is of course, quite obvious–when... →
Everyone who reblogs this by January 31st will...
knittedsocks: I will do them all and I’ll take pictures of where I put them, and tag your url. Finally, a productive one
Cormac McCarthy Goes to the Grocery Store
letterstoatticus: Read More
My Syntax professor sent us this:
marauderssnowfight: I just find this extremely hilarious
"In Red Dawn, Washington patriots must defend... →
zuky: so-shinny: Review and responses about Red Dawn by Racebending.com This upside-down vision of the world is actually a recurring characteristic of white supremacism: white people imagine and fear people of color doing horrible things to them which, in fact, white people have historically done to people of color. Many white people imagine that Black people are out to attack and kill...
Yeah, That Needs To Go: Cultural appropriation →
feminoonas: 1) What is Cultural appropriation? Cultural appropriation is the taking on elements of other cultures and removing these elements from their original cultural context and ending up assigning different meanings and significance to them… that is to say you twist a cultural…
“Color” in America operated within an economic context. Asian immigrants came...– From: “The Centrality of Racism in Asian American History” by Ronald Takaki [Major Problems in Asian American History edited by Lon Kurashige and Alice Yang Murray] (via minj27)
For those who don't already read it →
The Fortress Programming Language →
The Fortress Programming Language is an interesting Sun project that I thought I might link to. One of the creators is the venerable Dr. Guy L. Steele, who has greatly contributed to the design of my favorite programming languages (Common Lisp and Scheme). Fortress has innovative abstractions for parallelism and concurrency, and I have to say, the syntax is very tasteful. But I digress; much of...
Today we remember an event that killed thousands—a truly tragic day. Today marks the day of Agosto Pinochet’s US-backed coup in Chile, removing democratically-elected (Marxist) President Salvador Allende from power and installing a dictatorship (whose policies were later used as the basis for the Thatcher/Reagan era).
Another example of people painting portraits of political ideologies without understanding them. ghost-of-algren: libertarians: there’s a shooting in new york city the left goes insane[…] it’s revealed that all nine victims were shot by the NYPD[…] the left walks away “we have other things to be wrong about,” they whisper “the left” lol ok bro Here we see the claim that...
Racebending.com: [here there be spoilers] →
endquestionmark: look apparently this is very difficult to grasp first of all, the recurrence of the other characters as reincarnated souls is, to the best of my knowledge, barely even hinted at, besides possibly ayrs’ dream and similar outside references (and even so that’s, what,… I haven’t read the book, but if this were true, it gived the “artistic choice”...
The terribly trifle tales: Cloudy Atlas →
friedwonthanh: As an Asian American in entertainment, I am constantly baffled and frustrated by the standard of what may or may not be considered racism, typically set by Caucasian men. The yellowface in Cloud Atlas is racist. Flat out. No grey area about it. To those of you defending it as as an artistic… This is only a symptom of a larger race problem in Hollywood, c.f. the...
Chairman Wes's Little Red Blog: mishstiel: I think... →
mishstiel: I think we need to stop with this race, gender, sexuality privilege bullshit. Because, just like racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. it’s forcing guilt onto people for how they were born. It’s not that guy’s fault he was born a middle class, heterosexual white male. Don’t get mad at…
Anonymous asked: Greetings, as being an abranchiate myself, i take offense at your montparnasse use of multicollinearity sauerbraten. I highly advise a tetrasporic revision of your yttriferous zootechnics. Live long and prosper. KHHHAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNN.
[…]the basic qualifications for “Lispiness”: 1.Does not hide the...– Stanislav Datskovskiy, somewhat out of context
Censorship is like telling a man he cannot have steak because a baby can’t chew...– Mark Twain (via cliffordthecorrupt)
Loper OS →
This is the man who will remake the Lisp Machine
Reinventing my Blog
I haven’t used this much in a while. I’ve decided to re-invent it—not as a purely political blog, but merely something where I rant about things that provoke strong reactions or interesting trains of thought.