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 […]

The Aeronauts

Watched it last night. Not bad, a tad boring, but for a movie focused on a balloon going up then coming down it’s difficult to expect too much. IMDB link. I also enjoyed this article as a follow up, particularly: For the actual September 5, 1862 flight, things weren’t as alarming. The landing was a […]

Raccoons in Canada

Funniest video I’ve seen in a long time. Ten raccoons managed to get stuck inside a Toronto porch – 📹 Gates Wildlife Control https://t.co/Or3IcFDnu3 #Toronto #Raccoon #Raccoons pic.twitter.com/72hgzktCer — blogTO (@blogTO) December 20, 2019

Unplug the Internet Modem

“Good morning, all. I have started a petition to have the United States government unplug the modem to the internet for a few hours on Saturdays.” pic.twitter.com/KygbSK7FDi — Best of Nextdoor (@bestofnextdoor) December 28, 2019

Santa is a Muslim

many people are mad at me for observing that because he works Christmas and all of his movements are tracked by the US government, Santa is Muslim — yennefer of vengabus (@AliceAvizandum) December 25, 2019

The Backfire Effect

i still think my favourite thing that’s ever happened to me on the internet is the time a guy said “people change their minds when you show them facts” and I said “actually studies show that’s not true” and linked TWO sources and he said “yeah well I still think it works” — Catherine na […]