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    Why does the left hate crypto so much?

    And crypto nerds explaining why crypto isn't boring are extremely boring.
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    Why does the left hate crypto so much?

    Crypto is boring.
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    Why does the left hate crypto so much?

    The basic idea of distributed ledgers, merkle trees etc is kind of interesting, but all the endless explanations of the obscure tweaks to fractally niche details of different coin technologies that you get when crypto nerds need convince themselves / others that they're making some sort of...
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    best obscure Wikipedia pages?

    This is amazing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-time_nuclear_waste_warning_messages
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    why is ambient so popular now

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    Actioning a blue-skies approach outside the box

    I got an email today notifying me of the existence of a product that "makes it easy to track the compliance posture of your production environment." I was a bit confused by that, but apparently once I've got it I'll be able to "continuously check the configurations of cloud resources and...
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    did 'the jam' have good lyrics'

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    The Culture War

    Okay, who had "right-wing fucknuts go after the "Woke RNLI"" on their Culture War Bingo card?
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    Games People Play

    Climbers and mountaineers love to talk about what they're doing as a game or as "play", too, even if they're actually doing very serious stuff. One of the first really coherent attempts to define climbing style was called "the games climbers play"...
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    Games People Play

    It's interesting now I think about it how much people use "game" to refer to things that are anything but leisurely and ludic - like "rap game hard but the dope game easy" or Omar in The Wire - "it's all in the game, yo." Emphasising your cool, nihilistic detachment, like the drugs money and...
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    lagers in greenwich right now

    The filming of it seems really interesting, too - all the interweaving motion. If someone said it was actually some sort of film-school project, I'd only be surprised because it seems too well done.
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    lagers in greenwich right now

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    Why does the left hate crypto so much?

    Yeah, I mean there serms to be a thing where laissez-faire "small government (except police and military)" types love it for the same reason that they used to be obsessed with the gold standard - a move to a medium of exchange that's independent of government control removes a major lever that...
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    Name a good song about football

    *Admitting to being familiar with Billy Bragg's back catalogue on Dissensus just to feel something.*
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    Name a good song about football

    Although yeah, I guess I was partly thinking of boxing as a metaphor as well as strictly tunes about boxers.
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    Name a good song about football

    Loads of older reggae, surely:
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    Name a good song about football

    Loads of boxing, surely?
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    SEMI HIP 40 YR OLD SELLS CD COLLECTION.

    Should probably have embedded the Tweet originally, now I think about it...
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