TFW you’re watching a trailer for a movie that you find a bit reactionary and you want to put that down in a comment but you read all the other comments first and they’re all like “yo, this movie is woke shit” and that makes you scrap your criticism and write a defense-praise piece instead…

> 58 years ago, Star Trek created its worst trope — now, one character is fixing it · Inverse

Didn’t the Star Trek: Enterprise episode “Bound” already fix this trope by subverting it for the entire canon?

Today I learned that time crystal is actually a state of matter. Though the wikipedia article about makes no mention of Klingon monasteries required to attain it.

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Lana Del Ray - Norman Fucking Rockwell (2019)
Genre: Indie Pop
Rating: ★★★★☆
The only reason I bought this was because it was unopened and selling for $1.50. I was shocked to discover it was so good. Lana is a great storyteller. What's more, this album sounds fantastic—even if not consistently. It is overlong with some filler songs. However the good songs are monumental, especially that last song which is just devastating. Highly recommended!
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Joan Baez - From Every Stage (1976)
Genre: Folk
Rating: ★★★★☆
Joan Baez has lived a crazy eventful life. So understand, if she sings lots of Dylan songs, it's because it was her covers that made Dylan famous. But to fully appreciate Baez, you have to hear her live. And this is it, one of the best live folk albums I've ever heard. Baez has a full arsenal which she sings Dylan, Cohen, and Gurthrie—and kicks as doing it. My only complaint is that this is a long album, but this is a minor quibble.

I know the traveling salesman problem is NP-hard but I’m sure could have used a better algorithm than one that produces this.

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“And look for Web Push for iOS and iPadOS in 2023.“

That’s… at least something.

I’ve just tried using HTML image maps for the first time since the #’90s and found out that they don’t really work anymore with responsive designs and srcsets and whatnot since there’s no way to natively make them scale with the image…

For anyone curious, this is what the downloads panel looks like.

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This, honest to god, is how a pre-installed app (iTunes Store) by from the newest released OS by running on a device made by looks like.

Complete with user-facing HTML entities, cut off text and half-assed dark mode.

What do you miss most about the ’90s?

At some point, decided to associate my with my kid’s account and has been sending me alerts about them travelling with me ever since. I have not been able to figure out how to switch them back.

Wieso wollen jetzt alle Aufrüstung? Aufrüstung ist doch genau, was die Welt in diesen Schlamassel geritten hat… Gibt es da etwas, was ich nicht verstehe?

Peter Capaldi giving us an early hint of what he would be playing next…

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Star Trek Discovery possible spoilers 

Star Trek in general, Discovery in particular, is FINALLY dealing with real first contact issues (more like the film Arrival) than they ever have in Trek. The real communication and language barriers that would exist.

Super thrilling.

Can't wait to see how it's going to end.

Thanks, , really useful changes. I have been waiting for code completion to stop appearing all my life.

Star Trek Discovery 

All of the new Star Trek shows suffer from this but Discovery is the worst. Picard irks me because of how badly they treated the legacies of beloved characters. The only show I’m really enjoying is Lower Decks. Kind of a sad state of affairs, considering I’m someone who likes all of Voyager and Enterprise, even the universally maligned episodes.

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