As tonight's storms roll in, I’m glad I cleaned out the gutters this afternoon!

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Jason Sudekis on Ted Lasso being a hit;
“I mean, it’s truly shocking to me because it’s built around two things Americans hate: soccer and kindness.”

Instance server upgraded to 7.0. Pretty smooth this time.

US politics, sophistry 

Clinton’s Gallup approval averaged in the high 50’s all through fall 1996. An incumbent with those numbers just isn’t going to lose, no matter how likable the other candidate is.

news.gallup.com/poll/116584/pr

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US politics, sophistry 

Where does Stephens come up with this stuff?

I remember the 1996 election, because it was the first one I voted in. Powell, for all his high favorability, would have been crushed, just like Bob Dole was. Bill Clinton was a popular incumbent riding an economic boom.

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There is so much value in a vivid illustration. I still remember how my high school biology textbook beginning a chapter on cellular respiration. If you wanted to get to the store, and you had a car with a full tank of gas, it said, you could drop a lit match into the gas tank. Perhaps some pieces of the car—and you!—might even make it to the store. But this is not the best way to use the energy at your disposal, and so it is worth exploring how energy is transformed, stored, and used.

xenophobia, graphic descriptions of historical violence 

I can picture the section of railroad where this happened. It’s chilling. And as with so many injustices, the world just moves on.

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xenophobia, graphic descriptions of historical violence 

Then they have the audacity to protest when the “padrone” (labor procurer for the railroad) loots their comrades’ bodies with vague promises about handing over the money to the Italian consulate in trust for their families. (And if you believe that, I’ve got a bridge to sell you.)

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xenophobia, graphic descriptions of historical violence 

A neighbor turned up a news story from 1887 about a railroad “accident” not far from our town, on what is still an active passenger and freight line. The Italian American laborers are dehumanized first by being treated as a disposable commodity (“accidents” were frequent enough that they carried metal ID tags), and second by being depicted as irrational hotheads for reacting to the trauma of seeing their comrades run over by a train.

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Remember rumors on HN that said #OpenBSD wireless speed was limited to 650kbit/s? :flan_peek:​​

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Why does Apple Mail inline all attachments?

I had some extra money to spend on a laptop for my side job, so I picked up the Apple M1 Macbook Air on sale. Initial impressions:

* Impressive hardware: great battery life, gorgeous display, good speakers.
* The BSD userland feels like home, and homebrew fills in whatever it might be missing.
* I don't much care for Aqua, but I suppose I'll get used to it.

Tonight's homemade ratatouille was a hit with the spouse, not so much with the wee ones. Their loss.

I noticed that a bunch of media attachments weren't getting hosted locally. When I looked at sidekiq there were SSL certificate verification errors all over the place. Then I saw this...

marc.info/?l=openbsd-announce&

... and syspatch fixed it right up.

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