Night out

Oct. 2nd, 2013 12:30 am
allen: (buddhaandjerry)
Went to see [ profile] viennateng (with [ profile] highceilings opening) show tonight. I went with [personal profile] deborah and [personal profile] cnoocy. [ profile] cthulhia showed up a few minutes after we did and sat behind us. [personal profile] ursamajor we met up with at the merch table between sets. [personal profile] momijizukamori found us after the show and walked back to the T with us.

The concert was excellent, too, in addition to the impromptu meet-up.
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It's the Inequality, Stupid at Mother Jones: lots of graphs (via Ezra Klein)

Black ops: how HBGary wrote backdoors for the government at Ars Technica. Information revealed from the emails hacked by Anonymous.
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Dear Ubuntu,

Do you think you could have at least one release where you can do an upgrade and not break lirc?

No <3's,
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About to watch Rollerball, armed with a Dark and Stormy and some popcorn. Wish us luck.
allen: (lucky 25)
People here are very happy.
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Ta-Nehisi Coates posted about Neko Case, which reminded me to go search YouTube for videos from the NP show a week and a half ago:

don't fuck with Neko )
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I think everybody at the New Pornographers show was drinking PBR.

On the Red Line home, somebody lit up a joint and apparently passed it around to a couple of people before putting it out.

Then our bus picked up the occupants of another bus which was stopped on the side of the road, only to have the police pull it over a few stops later and arrest somebody. And then pull it over again after another stop to arrest somebody else.

Good times.
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From the CBO
projected deficit for 2014: $475 billion

back of the envelope calcuations )

current highest tax bracket: 35%

new $1 million tax bracket that would cover the entire 2014 deficit: 78%

So if somebody is worried about future US deficits, then maybe we should start by proposing a new 78% tax bracket for all income over $1 million (with the associated AMT and capital gains taxes to make it stick). And we can negotiate from there.
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Totally worth reading article at Ars Technica today: How Robber Barons hijacked the "Victorian Internet"
allen: (weeping angel)
This mini-profile of Cathy Ashton, the EU's new foreign minister, includes this tidbit:

A full-size Dalek stands in the corner of her sitting room.

Make your own judgment about how this will affect Europe's foreign policy.

(via Paul Krugman's blog. Are all prominent liberal economists big geeks, or just the ones whose blogs I read?)
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another post regarding dreamwidth comes
with five more invite codes to give to folks.
(though maybe this is just a way to test
the crosspost feature in production now.)
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Testing to see if Dreamwidth's LJ XML-RPC client works.

edit: cut broken (for everyone else) links back to 'original' post.


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