Monthly Archives: Feb 2021

Morrison’s distraction

Toni Morrison’s argument about the real function of racism – which applies to equally to sexism etc – is this: The function, the very serious function of racism is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you … Continue reading

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Why moderation at scale doesn’t work

Writing about PayPal reminded me of that time Archie McPhee “We Make Weird” – currently selling a plastic “Squirrel In Underpants Nodder” – was unable to sell “Tardigrade Ornaments” online. Tardigrade as in Waterbears, those adorable microscopic creatures that live … Continue reading

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Closing your PayPal account

You really shouldn’t lose your password for your PayPal account. I’ve spent 27 minutes on call with a customer service agent from PayPal, trying to log in to my PayPal account to finally, after years and years of trying, to … Continue reading

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Can anyone spot the missing category?

Not mine, but someone else received this not-very-nice message from Zoom: Their “Community Standards” page reads, in part, We believe that hateful conduct is conduct that promotes violence against or directly attacks or threatens other people on the basis of … Continue reading

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“I’ll try — but I can’t”

In connection with the recent documentary about Britney Spears, Craig Ferguson’s monologue from 2007 is going viral. It’s 12 and half minute long and if you’ve only seen parts of it, I suggest you watch the whole thing: (Youtube)   … Continue reading

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Statsministeren på Facebook

OPDATERING: Jeg tog fejl i nedenstående – forudsat man går igennem accepten af de cookies som Facebook som kræver. — Jeg synes ikke det er korrekt at Statsministeren, i sin funktion som netop Statsminister, skriver til befolkningen på Facebook. Så … Continue reading

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Mob vs. market

A group of people who think differently is a market. A group of people who think alike is a mob. […] A mob doesn’t change its mind, but a market does it all the time. — Naval       … Continue reading

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They grow up so fast

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven … Continue reading

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Almost true today

… well, except for the part where the British government tries to hold someone accountable that is (Alas Smith and Jones)                      

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Something is wrong with Google’s search

On a suggestion from a friend I have begun to use other search engines if I am looking for information that is old or that is considered non-politically correct. The experience is a bit weird. One the one hand, Google … Continue reading

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