The most striking thing is how relevant the story is today. Usually scifi feels very much "of its time," in response to themes that are easy to place in a particular moment in history. Pretty depressing how little progress we've made on militarism and environmental destruction since 1982.
It's based on a manga written & illustrated by Miyazaki in 1982 and it pre-dates the founding of Studio Ghibli in 1985.
I'd only seen the subtitled version, in the English dubs Lord Yupa is voiced by Patrick Stewart. After the first line: "wait, is that Patrick Stewart??"
Unicoin ad placement on this WaPo article about @molly0xfff is maximum on-brand 2022
good job crypto-capitalists
what a time to be alive
"I HOPE THIS E-MAIL DOES NOT FIND YOU
I HOPE YOUR CHAIR HAS GROWN OVER WITH #MOSS
I HOPE A PLEASANT BUT UNOBSERVED BEAM OF LIGHT HITS YOUR DESK PERFECTLY THROUGH THE COLLAPSED CEILING
I HOPE THE SILENCE IS DEAFENING" Dan Sheeman, art by /u/lombardoink
Okay so I Am Not A Lawyer but help me out here:
"No teacher, school employee, or other presenter shall discuss his [sic] own sexual orientation or gender identity with students in kindergarten through grade twelve."
So teachers aren't allowed to say whether they're male or female even if cisgender, right?
We are raising baby chicks so naturally I had to make a livestream.
Death of an early internet implementor
Rest in peace Dave Walden. He was an early ARPANET and Internet pioneer and Iwas incredibly helpful to me when I set out to blog about the first 365 RFCs. A kind and funny man.
His wonderful website: https://walden-family.com/dave/
The book he edited on the history of BBN: https://walden-family.com/bbn/
He was also an important figure in the TeX community: https://walden-family.com/texland/
news, USpol, Roe v. Wade, background (maternal mortality, white supremacy)
A bit of context on likely societal impacts of forced childbirth. The U.S. has the highest rate of maternal mortality in the industrialized world, and unlike other wealthy countries, the rate is rising, not falling: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/22/health/maternal-mortality.html
"According to the CDC, black mothers in the U.S. die at three to four times the rate of white mothers, one of the widest of all racial disparities in women’s health…The disproportionate toll on African Americans is the main reason the U.S. maternal mortality rate is so much higher than that of other affluent countries." Like many racial disparities, it cuts across educational and income levels, too: "A 2016 analysis of five years of data [from NYC hospitals] found that black college-educated mothers who gave birth in local hospitals were more likely to suffer severe complications of pregnancy or childbirth than white women who never graduated from high school." https://www.propublica.org/article/nothing-protects-black-women-from-dying-in-pregnancy-and-childbirth
For more background, see the rest of ProPublica's "Lost Mothers" series: https://www.propublica.org/series/lost-mothers
A Fediverse instance for people interested in cooperative and collective projects.