Unexpected snow and a wind chill below 10F tonight.

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Parents, our food regulators are failing us. Too much regulatory capture, the "industry regulating itself" is allowing our children to be poisoned for profit. We need real and enforced food safety standards.



Prediction: sportsball team will win, other sportsball team fans will blame the ref or cheating.

And the non-fans will rave about watching advertising like a bunch of goons.

Trump doesn't trust football. Is this enough for his supporters to turn on him?


There are no deaths from capitalism. If a poor dies from exposure, it was his choice to prioritize food over another blanket. Rumor has it that in 1987, he spent money on a thing that wasn't strictly necessary for survival, so he is the only one to blame for his misfortune.

I haven't had caffeine for days, yet my eye is still switching.

@kylerankin Or just don't put it on your wifi and plug things into it with HDMI. That's how ours was for the longest time until I wanted to stream to it from my phone; that's when the firewall lockdown came into place.

@kylerankin Give it an IP reservation on your network, block all traffic to and from it on your firewall, and use an HTPC.

Good news everybody @assortedflotsam! We're upgraded to Mastodon 2.7.1

Release notes here: github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

@bnmng Hmm, different people are mad at Sanders for different reasons.

Was it because he ran at all, or didn't drop out when the writing was on the wall, reducing Clinton enthusiasm? Or because he didn't go above and beyond to support Clinton after he dropped out?

Or are you the other way, mad that he gave in at all, mad that he endorsed Clinton in the end, mad that he didn't run as independent?

I think it's interesting that he's polling pretty well despite how polarizing he is.

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For whatever reason, I've been desperately craving sweet things over the last few days. But we have nothing sweet in the house, and I'm too responsible to go out and feed an unhealthy craving.

I may have eaten the rock-solid stale marshmallows we had in the back of the pantry. They weren't very sweet.

Gillibrand operated as a Republican-lite out of rural New York and then suddenly shifted all of her positions when she became a Senator. She has no political convictions or values beyond wanting power. She isn't genuine in anything she does, it's all just political posturing. Harris, Booker, Warren, Biden, or Sanders at least have something genuine about wanting to improve people's lives, regardless of whether you love or hate their ideology.

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Selling a 6-digit serial Commodore 64, working, NTSC, no cables or power brick. Will go on eBay later, but for my Mastodon followers you can call early dibs. $75 plus shipping (US only). DM if interested. #retrocomputing

Alright everyone, @assortedflotsam.com has been upgraded to Mastodon 2.7.0

Also, we've re-opened registration!

Service blipped again this morning, but it came back up on its own.

And to think, I changed providers last year, doubling what I'm paying, in the hopes of reducing downtime. Oh well.

Sorry @assortedflotsam.com peeps. I changed to a new VPS host this past fall and it has been MUCH better. However, yesterday it simply stopped responding and their control panel kept throwing errors. And then my support tickets went unanswered for 24 hours. Still no support response, but it came back up??? Very odd.

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