The short-form week of 18–24 Jul 2016

25 Jul 2016; last modified 26 Aug 2016

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 01:42am


Monday at 03:49am

'Ninety per cent of most magic merely consists of knowing one extra fact.' – Night Watch—@Discworld_com

Monday at 04:22pm

The @statesman asks "did we see the last, somewhat sad act of our former governor Rick Perry on the big political stage?" We can only hope.—@ndw

Monday at 07:10pm

RT @kawulf: Being a historian means you have a pretty clear view of the terrible things humans are capable of doing. Being human means yo…—@ndw

Monday at 07:36pm

RT @stealthygeek: Jupiter. From the bottom. How mind-blowing is this shit? —@ndw

Monday at 07:40pm

@tommorris I wouldn't be at all surprised if they accept a printed web page.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 07:52pm

@shelleypowers I was gonna make a joke about hell on earth and the RNC but then I just got too depressed.—@ndw
@ndw Yeah, you have to focus on something else for a while, or you'll feel we're doomed.—@shelleypowers

Monday at 08:07pm

Kids adapt to believing they like charred marshmallows but not whiskey. WTF.—@pgor

Monday at 09:08pm

Speaker after speaker, positioning the #GOP as the party of easily terrified shadow-jumpers and pants-shitters #gopconvention —@doctorow

Monday at 09:08pm

RT @maureenjohnson: I'm a YA author, and I tweet a lot about politics. Some people ask me why, as many of my readers cannot vote. They cann…—@ndw

Monday at 09:13pm

RT @elizabethforma: .@realDonaldTrump & @mike_pence are a perfect match: Two small, insecure, weak men who use hate & fear to divide our co…—@ndw

Monday at 09:16pm

PBS cuts away from Giulliani, possibly under the false impression that rabies can be transmitted via sound waves.—@dweinberger

Monday at 09:18pm

RT @doctorow: Speaker after speaker, positioning the #GOP as the party of easily terrified shadow-jumpers and pants-shitters #gopconvention —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 09:29pm

@ttso As a counterpoint to the news from Cleveland, where you are sounds lovely. Need any volunteers?—@ndw
@ndw There's always a vacant seat for an extra pair of good eyes.—@ttso

Monday at 09:31pm

All I'm getting are the tweets and the RNC has driven me to drink. Hello Manhattan, let's finish you quickly then go to Brooklyn.—@ndw

Monday at 11:16pm

Picard sociology tip: Those who rise to power by embracing ignorance and fear will only make their people more ignorant and afraid.—@PicardTips

Tuesday at 06:41am

RT @ItsTonyNow: not only do facts not matter anymore, even the very concept of causality will be called elitist liberal bullshit—@ndw

Tuesday at 07:58am

There was literal white supremacy at the RNC shit show. Plagiarism is wrong, but it is not the story. It is the misdirection.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 08:53am

"I have been given an ultimatum to find an heir within sixty days or the bank will fortify the funds." #spam #notwhatyouthinkitmeans —@ndw
@ndw LMTO—@cantus67

Tuesday at 04:23pm

DFW tram: "Exit here for gates A1 to A15 and duck gravy." I have no idea.—@ndw

Wednesday at 03:51am

RT @NabilHassein: Plagiarism being more "newsworthy" than open Republican white nationalism is like how cops are fired for racist texts but…—@ndw

Wednesday at 08:42am

"analog" language? Nope. Nope. Nope. —@mathling

Wednesday at 11:36am

Wednesday at 03:25pm

@dauwhe There was, believe it or not, a time when compatibility with SGML was considered crucial. I think the ID rules were inherited.—@ndw

Wednesday at 03:40pm

RT @doctortovey: Newsflash @_Xtin_: I did a thing with my hair OMGOMGOMG —@ndw

Thursday at 03:30am

RT @codinghorror: I really miss being bored by politicians now that they are terrifying—@ndw

Thursday at 03:31am

RT @EricKleefeld: Cruz on America putting a man on the moon: "That was the power of freedom." Pretty sure that was a large, expensive govt…—@ndw

Thursday at 03:43am

RT @Crommunist: This election is going to be the subject of History 101 term papers in about forty years or so.—@ndw

Thursday at 03:43am

RT @Crommunist: Unless Trump wins. Then it will be the subject of an archaeology PhD by the irradiated starfish that will evolve into the d…—@ndw

Thursday at 03:50am

RT @NYMag: Andrew Sullivan on the talk of making Americans feel safe again: —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 03:53am

@Crommunist @ndw You're assuming Clinton will win. With Trump surviving humans would be learning how to avoid being eaten by wolves.—@lyda
@lyda @Crommunist You missed the following tweet, "Unless Trump wins..."—@ndw

Thursday at 05:42am

To Trump, Cruz is a self-centered prick. To Cruz, Trump is utterly unworthy. How many chances in life to say this: They're both right.—@AoDespair

Friday at 01:38am

RT @colindickey: If you've ever wondered what you would have done in 1930s Germany well then my friend here is your fucking chance to find…—@ndw

Friday at 03:34am

RT @ErgoEmacs: if you write a emacs package, be sure to describe what it DOES, first thing, to outsiders. Many github talk&talk, but not wh…—@ndw

Friday at 03:41am

RT @ArarMaher: Westerners should read this tweet and internalize it 100 times a day if they want to understand the Middle-East. https://t.c… —@ndw

Friday at 06:37am

RT @NicholasPegg: 'Unpopular with fact-checkers' is a peculiar way of saying 'full of lies'. Facts are not a matter of opinion. https://t.c… —@ndw

Friday at 10:43am

Hello Dublin!—@ndw

Saturday at 05:50am

RT @scalzi: A pal just pointed out that if you type "How to Register to Vote," Google will give you direct information for your state. Usef…—@ndw

Saturday at 08:42am

RT @hackerfantastic: If the police are using 3D printed fingerprints, can we now say that they are not a unique identifer and could be plan…—@ndw

Saturday at 10:18am

RT @iyad_elbaghdadi: Insist to coexist, guys. Insist to coexist. We will coexist. We will not hate. We will not burn our own societies.—@ndw

Sunday at 02:33pm

Just for the record #RogerAiles caused the rise of #TeaParty, the rise of #DonaldTrump and the end of civil discourse and maybe even #USA.—@BetteMidler

Saturday at 04:24pm

RT @clmazin: Terrorism isn't the right word anymore. The civilized are beset upon by barbarism. It's barbarism we must defeat - of both tho…—@ndw

Saturday at 04:35pm

RT @bryngreenwood: And no matter what Trump would have you believe, human kindness is free. America can afford it. —@ndw