The short-form week of 12–18 Mar 2012

19 Mar 2012

The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

This document was created automatically from my archive of my Twitter stream. Due to limitations in the Twitter API and occasional glitches in my archiving system, it may not be 100% complete.

Monday at 06:25am

You split your article into multiple pages. I've just stopped reading after the first page.—@pfhawkins

Monday at 10:24am

You know what I left in St. Thomas? My clip on sunglasses. Damn it. Oh well, pics! http://t.co/YRHDvNEI (click through to sets for more)—@ndw

Monday at 11:58am

Wireless in the house has fallen over again. And it can’t get up. Sonofab...—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 12:35pm

@readability is it really the case that the Android app isn’t a target for “sharing”? That seems ... odd.—@ndw
@ndw Day one goof-up. Will be fixed in an update.—@readability

In a conversation that started on Monday at 12:47pm

Just this plain old thing -----> ' || ' makes XQuery 3.0 feel so great.—@grechaw
@grechaw what is that?!? a bent //?—@kstirman
@kstirman You have not yet experienced the magic of string concatenation? My fn:concat has bit the dust.—@grechaw
@grechaw example please, does it supersede string-join too?—@kstirman
@kstirman xdmp:log("What a " || $complaint || " it used to be to " || x:convert-to-verb($taboo) || " before.") Small joys but sill...—@grechaw
@grechaw is that resolved as one log, or does it result in multiple log entries? i guess there's precedence? how do you say ||?—@kstirman
@kstirman It's just one log -- it's real string concatenation. @jcps is the authority on all things XQuery 3.0 of course (pronunciation?)—@grechaw
@kstirman || is an operator. “a” || “b” => “ab”; “a” || “||” || “b” => “a||b” etc.—@ndw

Monday at 01:14pm

Obama never did (and never will) denounce national police harassment of free speech activities in the #Occupy movement. Cowardly, at best.—@kendall

Monday at 01:16pm

Man, you see some weird things in electronic calendars just around the standard/daylight savings time transition.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 01:39pm

The new site http://t.co/8pLO6j5I exactly what I've been looking for with my Kindles--offline reading, w/out web cruft.—@shelleypowers
@shelleypowers Wonderful! Let us know if you have any questions: http://t.co/nWfLYzjK —thanks.—@readability
@shelleypowers If the Android @readability app is good enough, they’ll probably start getting my monthly subscription again. Fingers x’d.—@ndw
@ndw I'm trying out it and Read it Later. Readability seems to provide more, including being able to send to e-ink Kindles as documents.—@shelleypowers
@ndw Thanks!—@readability
@ndw @readability You have to get it through Amazon Android appstore right now, Norm. Let me know what you think when you try it.—@shelleypowers
@shelleypowers @readability Seems fine so far. There’s a (known) day 0 bug where you can’t “share” things to it so a little crippled.—@ndw
@shelleypowers @readability I also can’t get any bookmarklet to work on Android, so, *grump* waiting for the update.—@ndw
@ndw Our bookmarklets aren't built for Android, sorry.—@readability
@readability I *swear* I had one working once. But maybe it’s just my imagination.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 01:46pm

No, question is: are you brain dead? “GOP House on Obama's birth certificate: "The question is, is it legitimate?" http://t.co/9NycqzAB”—@kendall
@kendall I’m sorry, in what sense is that still an open question? Yours, I mean, not theirs. They’re just idiots.—@ndw
@ndw Well, yes, but trying to distinguish between idiocy, bad faith, idiotic bad faith, outright lying, etc. can be tactically useful.—@kendall
@kendall Fair enough.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 01:53pm

That awkward moment when you're txting your bf and cousin at the same time and send your cousin something meant for your bf—@FrancescaHoule
@FrancescaHoule It could have been your mom instead of your cousin.—@ndw
@ndw that happened once. He's not really my cousin, we're just really close. He's gay—@FrancescaHoule

In a conversation that started on Monday at 02:37pm

Oh. My JSON and XML talk on Friday is 45 minutes. So five slides probably isn’t going to cut it. Hmmph. Well isn’t that ... special?—@ndw
@ndw add a 40min interpretive dance 2nd act—@dajobe
@dajobe Via webex? That could be ... a challenge. And watching me dance is probably a violation of the Geneva Convention anyway.—@ndw
@ndw 40mins to fill on a video. show a Buffy episode?—@dajobe
@ndw Well, you can get through everything important on that subject in like 20 minutes.—@timbray
@timbray Exactly. Happily, I’m in the last slot of the last day, so I can confidently assume no one will be too upset if I end early.—@ndw

Monday at 04:09pm

@ndw speaking at XTech http://t.co/AMlLMwUf #xml #json #marklogic—@xquery

Monday at 09:38pm

"I’d love to sneak up behind Theology in the dark and stab it in the kidneys." --PZ http://t.co/eSzrLFiy—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 02:49am

I've perfected procrastination into an art form.—@sgmlguru
@sgmlguru I bet I’m better at it. Let’s compare notes tomorrow.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 06:57am

The lost applications button...resolved #facepalm http://t.co/rFhF5P9x—@ndw
@ndw told you so-—@davidpflaherty
@davidpflaherty Indeed, you did.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 07:07am

I didn’t realize the significance of the Jupiter/Venus thing at the time, http://t.co/8ryYAtFJ—@ndw
@ndw and if you'd looked behind you you'd have seen Mars too.—@philipfennell
@philipfennell I was content to lie on the beach and gaze out over the harbor. :-)—@ndw
@ndw I can relate to that :-) but I love it when you can trace in the sky the plane of the solar system. It give you a sense of perspective.—@philipfennell

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 08:06am

Wondering how hard it would be to implement a completely different backend for openphoto.me. No prizes for guessing what I want as a backend—@ndw
@ndw Trivial. What did you have in mind? File system adapters are a bit easier than database adapters.—@jmathai
@jmathai I want to use a MarkLogic database for the photos and the metadata. Pointer to backend docs?—@ndw
@ndw Objects in and out of DB, https://t.co/nZH7SnrB. MySql example, https://t.co/rGYhsohk. Google group for questions, http://t.co/HYeN8Qcf—@jmathai
@jmathai Very cool. Will be investigating.—@ndw
@ndw That might look complicated but I promise it's not. @garethgreenaway just wrote a PGSQL adapter.—@jmathai

Tuesday at 08:13am

Pragmatic Unicode, /via uh, somebody. http://t.co/BlxXHKIh—@ndw

Tuesday at 08:56am

“Techniques for Overcoming Poor CSS Support in Email”. Write your fscking email in plain fscking text. /via @dyninc http://t.co/1B4c1yW3—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 09:58am

First tweet from our new flat in Exmouth.—@michaelhkay
@michaelhkay Congratulations!—@ndw

Tuesday at 10:59am

The problem with magic code is that when it stops working, you're left waving the wand like an idiot.—@jwynia

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 11:06am

@ndw Just noticed that http://t.co/QB2I1pma says that XProc is a Candidate Recommendation. That information seems outdated ;)—@ebruchez
@ebruchez Yikes. Thanks. Will fix asap.—@ndw

Tuesday at 11:23am

"Intact" is one word, news writers. It is not "in tact". If only there were some clever way to remember that.—@JaneEspenson

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 11:54am

You know that period at the beginning of a project where *nothing* works and *nothing* makes sense. That.—@ndw
@ndw Better than that same period at the end of a project where nothing works & nothing makes sense!—@fred_carter
@ndw Ship it!—@vambenepe
@ndw Yeah, was in that state for about a month.—@kingargyle

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 11:57am

Take, for example, adding a library to an IntelliJ project and suddenly it’s scanning every directory of every drive for “Roots”. WTF!?—@ndw
@ndw It is the God of Emacs telling you you have strayed from the path—@mathling
@mathling Clearly. *Grumble*—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 12:01pm

United Airlines can't break up our group res., so we're stranded in Reno. Agents on hold w/their own company while we wait. Grrr.#hateunited—@ediefr
@ediefr Don’t go pulling a Johnny Cash on us, Edie! “I shot a man in Reno once, just to watch him die...”—@ndw

Tuesday at 12:04pm

Really? There’s a bug in IntelliJ where it won’t open the directory my project is in? How likely is that? Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 12:33pm

[expletive] [expletive] Maven [expletive] [expletive] dependency [expletive] IDE [expletive] Maven [expletive] Maven.—@ndw
@ndw and to think that Maven was supposed to make it better. Love it when Python people think Java has package management so much better—@gcarothers
@ndw Tell us how you REALLY feel!—@whovingh
@ndw I take it that you are having some "fun" with #Maven :)—@lcahlander

Tuesday at 12:50pm

Maven: Much Agony; Very Expensive Nuisance?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 03:43pm

"I’ll never file a software patent again, and I urge you to do the same." http://t.co/MacswJ4L—@codinghorror
@codinghorror I was very pleased when I persuaded the Sun IP lawyer that I’d done nothing novel in the XML processing model submission.—@ndw
@ndw that must've taken more effort than the proposal—@eneylon
@eneylon Most of a day.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 04:01pm

Oh look, coincidentally(?) someone sent me a pull request for adding Maven support to XML Calabash. Because #Maven made me so happy today.—@ndw
@ndw I thought you'd enjoy some more... Maven completely sucks, if it wasn't also sometimes very useful—@inigos

Tuesday at 05:12pm

“@ndw: You know that period at the beginning of a project where *nothing* works and *nothing* makes sense. That.” #yam—@thenotwit

Tuesday at 08:39pm

All the smug web weenies laughing about Encyclopedia Britannica fail to realize Wikipedia won't endure half as long.—@kendall

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 08:58pm

Full on chorus of Spring Peepers and Wood Frogs tonight. #spring—@ndw
@ndw I wouldn't touch #maven with a 10 bit char—@DALDEI

Wednesday at 02:43am

Look, all I'm saying is that 9.9999% is "five nines" too.—@DanaDanger

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 06:25am

Does renewing my #Flickr pro account imply tacit approval for Yahoo patent lawsuit? #votingwithyourwallet—@ndw
@ndw the difficulty is where to go in the interim until Flickr gets sold off?—@isofarro
.@ndw I was in two minds about renewing Flickr Pro until I saw the Yahoo lawsuit. Now I'm convinced I don't need it any more.—@webmink
@ndw interesting point; I'm up for renewal too. Also considering 500px.—@mnot

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 06:35am

500px seems targeted towards just your best photos not large sets. I’m investigating openphoto.me. Self-hosting FTW. /cc @mnot, @isofarro—@ndw
@ndw Don't you also need a personal invite to 500px too? I'm considering running from flickr too, so keep tweeting about your search!—@benosteen
.@benosteen If you do, I got one pretty quickly after applying I think: http://t.co/1Bup9FOL—@ndw
@ndw Ah interesting, I may apply then. I'm interested in a remote photo backup service (which is how I'd been using Flickr)—@benosteen

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 06:39am

@ndw Norm, I hated #Maven initially as well. The problem is the learning curve. You can only love it when you really know it. If I can help?—@adamretter
@adamretter It’s working now for the project in question. And @inigos sent me a patch to add it to #XMLCalabash, so I guess I’m learning.—@ndw

Wednesday at 06:40am

BEFORE b-e-f-o-r-e not "B4" we speak english not bingo.—@Laughbook

Wednesday at 06:47am

Never make assumptions about someone based on past experiences with someone else.—@funnyortruth

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 07:13am

US #FTC official asks: will Do Not Track be an empty promise? http://t.co/9abS0pCO #DNT #browsers #privacy—@JamieXML
@JamieXML I’ve always assumed so.—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:47am

Thanks @ndw re #openphoto ... launching my own EC2 instance now—@DALDEI

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 08:09am

@ndw put up a EC2 #openphoto site for play. Very Underwhelmed.—@DALDEI
@DALDEI *shrug* It seemed ok to me. If you find something better with self-hosting, please let me know.—@ndw
@ndw re #openphoto ... Gallery 2 and 3 are very good with self hosting.—@DALDEI

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 09:36am

Today is an International Day of Action to Defend Blasphemers and Apostates http://t.co/v2KKplQ2—@al3xbrown
@al3xbrown Oh, damn. I wish I’d gotten http://t.co/000zdpRB up in time—@ndw

Wednesday at 10:12am

Encyclopedia Britannica to end publication. Wow. Wikipedia says they've been in business since 1768!—@AlbertBrooks

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 10:17am

For π day, this needs a pie, don't you think @daldei? http://t.co/sP6iiIMI—@ndw
Raspberry Pi would seem appropriate. QT @ndw: For π day, this needs a pie, don't you think @daldei? http://t.co/T4lliaRl—@docum3nt

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 10:20am

@DALDEI Touché—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 11:10am

How do you get around recursive declarations in an EBNF definition of a syntax when using RegExp to process and build a parse tree?—@philipfennell
@philipfennell Use the REx parser generate instead? http://t.co/3eM8pvKj—@ndw
@ndw I'd like to but it chocked on the EBNF I feed it so I decided to switch to manual. It's been a bumpy ride so far but learn't a lot too.—@philipfennell
@philipfennell Gunther was very responsive to my questions even when they were the result of careless grammar thinking on my part.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 01:45pm

Important reminder from @luckschanged: Today is Pi(e) Day (3.14). What kind of pie will you celebrate with?—@eliasisrael
@eliasisrael (e) is (2.72) not (3.14)—@ndw
@ndw Oh, man. And I thought my comment was geeky. You win.—@eliasisrael

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 01:55pm

Now moved over: http://t.co/VNN5gwyd - now with MUCH less pharmaceutical sales offers!! Let me know if you see any still.—@textfiles
@textfiles Was (how was!?) dreamhost injecting ads into your content?—@ndw
@ndw Their servers are completely owned, and spammers are adding all the data they want all the time. All the time. Finally moved away.—@textfiles
@textfiles Oh fsck me. I haven’t noticed anything like that yet, but I suppose I’m doomed anyway.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 03:41pm

First #Maven, now #JAXB. What did I do in a former life, beat kittens to death with baby seals?—@ndw
@ndw JAXB for Maven plugin is actually quite good and easy—@adamretter
@adamretter @ndw it seems like you guys are at opposite ends of the enterprise java continuum ...—@joemfb
@ndw No, you went on vacation to tropical paradise and shared pics with your co-workers. Equivalent evil.—@collwhit

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 09:07pm

@shelleypowers FYI, there are some fishy things in your BB feed as seen by G Reader. Broken link markup and random script.—@ndw
@ndw Yeah, it's that share thing. I'll have to see if I can put it in without it showing in the feed.—@shelleypowers
@ndw Could be that Share Anywhere thing. I wish I could keep that out of the feed.—@shelleypowers

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 08:58am

That awkward moment when you realize they've started using fake letters in math...where the fuck was I??—@FrancescaHoule
@FrancescaHoule Really fake, or just Greek and Hebrew? Mathematicians do really make up symbols sometimes, so it’s a legit question.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 10:05am

RT @ImTracyMorgan: iPhone > Android > Nokia > Land phone > Typewriter > 2 cans and a string > Message in a bottle > ...—@crazybob
For @FrancescaHoule #snark RT @crazybob iPhone>Android>Land line>Typewriter>2 Cans w/String>Msg in a bottle>Note on a pigeon>Blackberry—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 12:47pm

One snarky tweet to my neice and I’m spammed like mad. Serves me right, I guess. No, I don’t want a free chance for a free *anything*.—@ndw
@ndw Free chance for a free anti-spam service?—@bsletten
@bsletten Not even.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 01:42pm

That’s insane! RT @kendall Out of 33,300 employees, Goldman Sachs has 12,000 vice presidents: http://t.co/aUz3eQco—@ndw
@ndw flat hierarchy :p—@karlpro
@ndw @kendall Those are 12,000 executive directors, not vice presidents. Still.—@avernet

Thursday at 02:53pm

The old gods, the Seven, the Drowned god, R'hllor, the god of Many Faces; all perfectly undisprovable, none actually real. See the parallel?—@hekanibru

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 04:11pm

Some of your tweets, @kendall, make me despair for my race, my gender, & my species. Not your fault of course, but Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!—@ndw
@ndw I will assume you mean that my tweets that report on the depravities of our fellow humans, rather than *my tweets* per se. :>—@kendall
@kendall Yes. Indeed.—@ndw

Thursday at 08:40pm

I can hardly make snarky comments about the GOP. No matter how outrageous, I'm afraid someone will think I'm serious. #beyond #outrage—@ndw

Friday at 03:17am

Surprise! Religionist con-men think their indoctrination sessions deserve your continuous subsidy. Sunday meter... http://t.co/KeQHV2os—@jwz

In a conversation that started on Friday at 06:25am

Why do US bloggers keep writing about content coming "after the jump"/"below the fold"/"after the break" when there's no hint of any divide?—@larsga
@larsga Beats the hell out of me. #anacronism—@ndw
@ndw I thought maybe there was me not being a native speaker But apparently not.—@larsga

In a conversation that started on Friday at 06:53am

Imagine: paying to plug something not an outlet when you're in a hotel or airport. http://t.co/4mqZHGmW—@mikeloukides
@mikeloukides I bet they get installed in airplanes first.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 07:02am

Airline deregulation marginalizing many mid-sized cities as airlines pull out: http://t.co/nGWQLyDo—@mikeloukides
@mikeloukides Hush now. Deregulation is uniformly and incontrovertibly an good thing. Reagan taught us that.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 07:20am

Dear web, please stop making login pages appear in popup browser windows. It’s very annoying & makes password management even more tedious.—@ndw
@ndw and while the web is at it, could it also stop using pop-ups for search results, please? i want my results to be a navigable resource.—@dret

In a conversation that started on Friday at 08:01am

I would be lost without http://t.co/an1Y0HFF—@dehora
@dehora yes, me too, I find #org-mode #org-babel matches the way I think very well ... and its in emacs of course—@xquery
@xquery C-c c t investigate org-babel C-c C-c #emacs #orgmode—@ndw

Friday at 08:13am

“[T]his email account is not technologically able to receive a response to this email” That’s a lie. Or a half-truth at best. #johnkerry—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 09:12am

@JeniT You have a Galaxy Note? What do you think of it?—@ndw
@ndw I really like it. Much faster/smoother/smaller than the Galaxy Tab. It's too big for a phone but I don't make many calls with it.—@JeniT
@JeniT Sigh. I’d have to root it and hack the modem files to use it on T-mobile. Fscking US carriers.—@ndw
@ndw :(—@JeniT

In a conversation that started on Friday at 09:56am

RT @dangillmor: I've always assumed Skype had a back door. Now it's closer to being official policy: http://t.co/CzEqE9la—@libbymiller
rm -rf /Application/Skype.app RT @libbymiller I've always assumed Skype had a back door... http://t.co/5GGFj14N—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 10:26am

I'm giving up geeking programming puns for lint—@psd
@psd You made me expel beverage out of my drinking orifice.—@kplawver

In a conversation that started on Friday at 11:07am

Ready for your new iPad: Readability in stunning high-res. http://t.co/liWQoOV1 Ready for download at the App Store: http://t.co/S4VKPhNY—@readability
@readability If you could get the sharing bug fixed on #Android, I’d be happier :-)—@ndw
@ndw Did you install the update today?—@readability
@readability Haven’t seen one yet. I’ll keep my eyes open.—@ndw
@ndw The Amazon appstore automatically updated the app on our testing devices around 11:35am today.—@readability
@readability After update, Readability still isn't a sharing choice.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 11:15am

Wow @twitter advertising looks like replies, so you report people for spam when they buy that space #fail—@dscape
@dscape I dunno. It *is* spam in my book.—@ndw
@ndw agree :) ps. miss you norm, hope you are having fun man! :D—@dscape
@dscape It’s all good. Missing you too & hope you’re having fun also!—@ndw

Friday at 11:40am

It seems like we're always looking for more precise definitions of more abstract, uh, thingies.—@grechaw

Friday at 12:10pm

Ever wondered what rope jumping looks like from point of view of the rope? http://t.co/1ePAbj34—@trieloff

In a conversation that started on Friday at 12:25pm

RT @olebegemann: True for me: "survey … found foreign travelers were more afraid of US immigration officials than of terrorism or crime" ...—@trieloff
@trieloff I’m a US traveller and I’m more afraid of US immigration and TSA officials than terrorism or crime.—@ndw
@ndw same for me. US immigration is one of the biggest uncertainties when traveling—@trieloff

In a conversation that started on Friday at 12:58pm

Here I am, editing my slides 15 minutes before my presentation. Again. I know this is stupid, I really do. Honest.—@ndw
@ndw "agile presenting"—@ldodds
@ndw It is a sign that you don't really need them, I think. Sometimes wonder if students, listeners need them, or if a blackboard is enough.—@phidip

Friday at 01:17pm

Pre-presentation routine: disable Growl, exit Adium, exit Hibari, ...—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 01:49pm

OH “RDFa = Rich Data Format” Uhm...—@ndw
@ndw #prepresentation ... <finally> boot windows :)—@DALDEI
@DALDEI I’d rather give the presentation with plastic foils, pens, and an overhead projector.—@ndw
@ndw Oh dear, another brain-damaged appropriation of an RDF acronym? As if Really Simple Syndication wasn't enough?—@doriantaylor

Friday at 01:50pm

#facepalm RT @ndw: OH “RDFa = Rich Data Format” Uhm...—@jeffsonstein

In a conversation that started on Friday at 02:48pm

Hmm. A 45 minute presentation in about 20. I guess @timbray was right, you can say everything about JSON in 20 minutes. #talkedtoofastimsure—@ndw
@ndw Hope you emphasized that all widely-used JSON implementations have draconian error-handling.—@timbray
@timbray *chuckle* I was trying to be nice.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 03:29pm

Dear Twitter trolls: Take your effing free iPad offer or whatever, stuff it up your ass, and suffer. Pretty please. With bacon on top.—@duncan
@duncan +1—@ndw

Friday at 03:44pm

Hey @donttrythis, it’d be great if http://t.co/8DQ5aURC had an RSS or Atom feed. #justsaying—@ndw

Friday at 07:13pm

as a web developer it kills me to say that at least I'd still have these apps to use if they were desktop apps. :(—@bphogan

Saturday at 09:26am

"I have had it with these motherf***ing snakes in this motherf***ing Ireland!" -- St. Patrick L. Jackson—@BillCorbett

Saturday at 02:40pm

"What would I do if I had only six months left to live? I'd type faster." ~ Isaac Asimov #quotes—@JewishComedians

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 04:31pm

On my way to Shenzhen!—@robinberjon
@robinberjon And I’m green with envy. Appropriate today, I guess.—@ndw
@ndw Join DAP, we go to all the cool places ;-)—@robinberjon
@robinberjon Oh, and a belated happy birthday, too!—@ndw
@ndw Thanks! Finally nearing a respectable age...—@robinberjon
@robinberjon None of that. You’ll never get another GQ interview if you go all respectable. You gotta keep it real, man.—@ndw
@ndw So long as mojitos exist, the odds that @robinberjon will become too respectable will remain near zero. :-)—@kiphampton
@kiphampton @robinberjon I make a mean mojito, Robin. You should lobby for another TAG meeting in W. Mass.—@ndw

Sunday at 07:54am

Process begets bureaucrats, bureaucrats beget politics. Politics begets politicians. And politicans kill inovation.—@trieloff

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 07:54am

Did the Olympics always need massive military mobilisation and an erosion of civil liberties or just this one?—@lisaansell
@lisaansell the powers that be have always wanted it, the Olympics are just a plausible excuse.—@ndw

Sunday at 08:51am

I'm all for the scientific study of religion. After all, the more we understand mental disorders, the better we can treat them.—@aral