Me before looking up a bunch of sea creatures: Life is complicated and emergent! Even the "simplest" life form has an unfathomable complexity born of a history whose length and diversity are beyond our comprehension!
Me after looking up a bunch of sea creatures: Life is about having a mouth and if you're lucky something to get the mouth near food. Anything else is apparently extra.
uspol, yeah that Show more
The "I'm fucked" quote everyone* is talking about from 45 is not the big deal it's made out to be. I think this follow up jives with 45's speaking style:
"Everyone tells me if you get one of these independent counsels it ruins your presidency. It takes years and years and I won’t be able to do anything. This is the worst thing that ever happened to me."
That sounds like the "I'm fucked" is about that. This isn't admission of guilt.
uspol Show more
Fighting the urge to do a complete audiobook reading of the Mueller Report for Librevox Recordings.
Re last boost:
"As one worker put it, “We’re basically Whole Foods but with more bourgeois prices.”"
death, vague Show more
Life is unfair and I hate it sometimes.
Also we didn’t just observe the supermassive black hole once and were fine with that; we viewed the black hole over several days of observation, so we watched the gas/dust disk’s dynamics change quite rapidly. The disk is orbiting at about 1000km/sec [~600mi/sec] and nearly 90 Earth masses of material falls in every day. Early data is even suggesting the jet of material escaping before the event horizon may be pushing the black hole, moving it away from the center of M87.
parenting Show more
Yes, I am proud my kids listen to and love Weird Al.
Things that are happening at work: the Wikimedia medium-term plan. Feedback is desired from anyone who cares about the future of Wikipedia and related sites. (Feedback directly to the discussion page of that wiki page. I'm afraid I don't have the bandwidth to relay it.)
mh~, joke about librarians Show more
I wish I could find a therapist who would try to solve my emotional problems with the same thoroughness and alacrity as a research librarian solving my research problems
meritocracy Show more
tl;dr -- Believing in meritocracy will turn you into a bigoted asshole
manager life whine Show more
7:30am-12:00pm back to back to back meetings, minus 30 minutes between 8-8:30. Time for lunch/break! Back at it again from 1:30-3:00 back to back to back :)
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