One of my favorite short articles by David #Graeber:
Caring too much. That's the curse of the working classes
Woman Surprises Husband Returning From Long Day Of Work By Dressing Dog Up All Sexy https://local.theonion.com/woman-surprises-husband-returning-from-long-day-of-work-1844650440 #vol56issue33 #local #dogs
many of my academia colleagues seem to dislike teaching. personally I much prefer teaching than the pressure to publish just because, the fetishization of ‘original research’. I'd be a happy girl teaching daily and publishing at will.
I think it does better for the world, too. if we put more energy into good teaching and less into article quantity we'd have more article quality.
This is a cool site showing one set of HTML markup with different user submitted styles. I'm always impressed by what you can do with just styles!
Bourgeois Pig Owns Ostentatious Glass Crafted Specifically To Hold Wine https://local.theonion.com/bourgeois-pig-owns-ostentatious-glass-crafted-specifica-1843182534 #vol56issue17
"What does freedom mean in an academic economy structured to reward obedience? No thinking person buys the myth of merit. Academe is filled with mediocrities who achieved stardom by flattering the ruling class. Already, then, freedom is tenuous because livelihood is contingent on respectability, itself contingent on pleasing the ruling elite. Cultures of online exchange promise a kind of freedom, but more than anything they illuminate the preponderance of coercion."
Wow, some very interesting new research here: https://tpm.fail/
Researchers published attacks that can recover encryption keys from Trusted Computing Modules (TPMs) (which isn't supposed to be possible) by timing elliptic curve signature generation. "On Intel fTPM, our key recovery succeeds after about1,300 observations and in less than two minutes."
Nearly all Windows computers store BitLocker encryption keys in TPMs.
Stolen from Twitter because lol https://twitter.com/gabecortez/status/1206730413055586304?s=09
Because I was unclear on the role of private insurance in Bernie's #medicare4all plan:
* restricts "duplicative" private insurance, meaning private insurers cannot compete with what Medicare For All covers
* allows supplemental private insurance for things not covered.
Why isn’t it easier to find nice free coloring pages to print out? the internet really should have solved this thoroughly. When your kid says “I want to color monster trucks with you” you should be like 3 minutes away from saying “mine is called Truckula, I gave it red wheels and it turns into a bat”
We tried to unionize at my company, then they fired all of us.
How to hear (and delete) every conversation your #Amazon #Alexa has recorded
history, urban studies, floss, 🌹. he/him (they is cool too)
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