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Alienation

Ars Technica has a series on the history of the Amiga right now, and part 3 contained this: Why was everybody willing to work so hard, to put in tons of late (and sometimes sleepless) nights just to build a … Continue reading

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Merkel on Trump

Angela Merkel has called on Trump to respect “democratic values”: “She stressed that “the partnership with the USA is and will remain the foundation of German foreign policy so that we can meet the great challenges of our times”. These … Continue reading

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FUCK the Eurocup

I don’t care much about soccer but if people get excited about the Eurocup – sure why not. But all those exhortations in the last days to enjoy the Eurocup in spite of everything: Let’s put aside for a moment … Continue reading

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Importing poor sexy foreigners

NFL (and other US) cheerleaders are paid pretty badly: “You get this prestigious job dancing for the Warriors and you go home, and think: Hey, I’m making $10 an hour! It’s like working at Wendy’s,” said Lisa Murray, 28, a … Continue reading

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Beware of false friends

There’s a website called “Curious Apes” that published an article called “You’ll have to choose sooner than you think: Basic Income or Dystopian Slavery”, which a friend linked on Facebook. It’s an extended argument for the Basic Income Guarantee that … Continue reading

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Subversion in Capitalism is hard, episode whatever

Saul Williams clearly tries to be a subversive voice, has lots of interesting things to say and makes interesting music. According to his website, I can order his new album: digitally from iTunes, a platform of a company that has … Continue reading

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ISIS and cancer: We’ll never get anywhere if we only focus on the symptoms

As was to be expected, the usual suspects are already trying to use the deaths in Paris for their own political agenda. But even the ones that are not openly xenophobic seem to mainly think of calling the attackers “barbarians”, … Continue reading

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