Encyclopedia Dramatica

I’m sort of sad I’m only now learning about this valuable resource.

The entire Twitter thread is worth reading, as it seems there’s some confusion about exactly which crimes were committed leading to ED Admin’s jailing.

ED also has it’s own Wikipedia page.

Wikipedia’s evil twin. It’s a site where almost every article is biased, offensive, unsourced, and without the faintest trace of political correctness. A search through its archives will reveal animated images of people committing suicide, articles glorifying extreme racism and sexism, and a seemingly endless supply of twisted, shocking views on just about every major human tragedy in history.

Paget, Henri (March 9, 2010). “Interview: Encyclopedia Dramatica moderator”ninemsn. Archived from the original on October 1, 2012. Retrieved March 10, 2010.

A ringing endorsement.

Which Emoji Scissors Close

From Wh0 at GitHub:

Ah, scissors. They’re important enough that we have an emoji for them. On your device, it appears as ✂️. Unlike the real world tool it represents, the emoji’s job is to convey the idea, especially at small sizes. It doesn’t need to be able to swing or cut things. Nevertheless, let’s judge them on that irrelevant criterion.

The Ring of Power

From The Verge:

But to compare Facebook to the power of the One Ring misses the lesson of Tolkien’s tale entirely: that such power, even when wielded by the greatest of people (Galadriel) or with the best intentions (Gandalf), is unfit for anyone to possess at all. If Facebook is the Ring of Power, by Boz’s argument, the best course of action is not to debate how to use it, but to recognize that it possesses too much power entirely and cast it back into the fiery chasm from whence it came.