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Links of Possible Relevance, Part 28

Japanese-style public service ads in LA metro
Cute, but it feels the novelty could wear off quick.

The real reason why network ‘neutrality’ is impossible
Interesting technical reasons why this idea is a nightmare. It will cause shortages of service, just like every other time bureaucrats try to make things “fair.”

Twitter is done with hate symbols and violent groups
Twitter clutches its pearls.

Brie Larson on Twitter: “I merely smiled at a TSA agent and he asked for my phone number. To live life as a woman is to live life on the defense.”
Via Jill. What hath feminism wrought? Paranoid, intolerable Victorianites. Peasants cannot spake suchly to the aristocracy!

Here’s why a 45-foot tall nude sculpture may be coming to the National Mall
Can you believe it’s a silly political statement?

Sci-fi interfaces | IxD Lessons from Sci-Fi
A site I wish I knew about sooner.

Blade Runner Black Out 2022
A nicely-executed short story animation.

Former Hollywood Insider Speaks Out About Sexual Corruption
I dig (a few) movies, but morally, Hollywood is a neverending dumpster fire. It’s safe to assume there’s plenty worse that goes on that we don’t know about, if this scandal is one of the public ones.

COLUMBUS NEVER CAME TO AMERICA
I also dig native American (or whatever they’re supposed to be called) culture, but they are nowhere near the noble angels they’ve been reputed to be.

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5 thoughts on “Links of Possible Relevance, Part 28”

  1. Ed Hurst

    It seems to go back so far it’s not worth chasing the history, but wherever power and wealth concentrate in America, it’s always got a big component of pedophilia. And that’s just one of many other vices. It’s no wonder the elite can never pull off the kind of horrific oppression we see in fiction, because they all compromise themselves as soon as they get close to the levers of power. There are no masterminds, only highly protected perverts and idiots.

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    1. Jay Post author

      I read/heard somewhere before that “power is fungible,” meaning that the human brain doesn’t care how it gets its dopamine hits from gaining power, just that it does at all. It makes sense that those who seek power at all costs, like those people that go into politics or executive-level business positions, have less inhibitions about getting their power fix in repulsive ways. They also have the means to acquire the fix and cover it up, at least temporarily.

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