RT @[email protected]
also programmers: [have never read any contemporary academic scholarship on a social topic]
also programmers: [have ignorant and offensive opinions about contemporary social topics, unknowingly or knowingly reproducing imperialism and white supremacy]
Many thanks to @[email protected] for allowing me to use their drawing https://twitter.com/paxiti/status/994615716518158336 as my new userpic!
4 of 5 stars to The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi https://www.goodreads.com/review/show?id=2520299539
Fuck. This. Shit.
If you see one of these please just fucking kill it with a baseball bat.
4 of 5 stars to Winterglass by Benjanun Sriduangkaew https://www.goodreads.com/review/show?id=2707782380
4 of 5 stars to Anabasis by Amal El-Mohtar https://www.goodreads.com/review/show?id=2707827787
3 of 5 stars to The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco https://www.goodreads.com/review/show?id=2702438641
«Кац должен извиниться за то, что соврал про партию, будто я делаю ее вместе с Собчак и Гудковым. Когда публично извинится, тогда и разбаним.»
E.g. they say that since most homeowners are white, it is whites who benefit the most from letting their apartments... but then they mention that many airbnb hosts are renting themselves and subletting to guests.
Or they don't account for increased non-accommodation travel spending made possible by cheaper accommodation prices.
(I don't like airbnb, too; but this article is unfair IMHO)
So I needed to edit some video for our product owner. Spent four hours with that fresh modern Natron ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natron_(software) ) UI, only got half of job done, and the rendered .mp4 did not even play in standard players.
Had to resort to old-school AviSynth (+FFmpeg input plugin +x264 +mp4box). Did the job in half an hour and 30 lines of AVS script, spent another half an hour making it look even nicer.
It's a wonder AviSynth still works in 2019, being built on legacy outdated tech.
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@forivall And also, even if we believe that USA actions alone caused hyperinflation of that scale, empty store shelves, etc, then it was a crappy economy to start with. No decent economy would tank that way, no matter what USA does (short of actual military invasion).
Me, I don't believe USA is responsible for more than a fraction of Venezuela's economic mayhem. I believe that mostly, it's caused by government's obviously stupid policies, which everybody warned will lead to this
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@forivall I mean politically downhill, not economically.
I think Novara's trying to say that VNZL's economy sad state today is caused by USA intervention. Then that could be stretched to "people only vote against Maduro because economy was made worse by USA". But it's far cry from "US-backed coup"; and, in any way, I think that Venezuelans are perfectly capable of making decisions by themselves. We should accept their vote, not disregard as indirectly influenced by USA actions.