From the vantage point of 2019 the Internet is a supreme mess. Elsagate. 8chan. Phone spam at 1/2 of all calls. But back when the Internet was young I believed in it. It was going to bring democratization, not autocracy; decentralization, not FAANG; anonymity, not surveillance capitalism. Like how in 1942 nearly everybody in the […]
The new album is excellent.
http://whatarecomputersfor.net/ Personal computers are not computers, any more than automobiles are engines. Just as automobiles’ engines power their movement, the true computers inside what we call personal computers power what they do. Those names, “personal computer” and “smartphone”, are older than the tools they now label. “Personal computer” became popular in the late 1970s, for […]
White People: I Don’t Want You To Understand Me Better, I Want You To Understand Yourselves Ijeoma Oluo: Why do I know white culture so well? Because I’m a black woman. And while I, and just about any person of color who has spent their lives in a white supremacist society, know enough about white […]
We’re ragging on allies for making us spend money on the military: Trump said Germany has accumulated an immense lack of investment over many years, according to one of our sources, telling Merkel the U.S. feels taken advantage of for spending so much on defense But we’re increasing military spending: Trump has sent guidelines to […]
When I disconnected the blog for my historical public domain music, I stranded the music I had posted, which is actually all still available. Here are links to every MP3 on soupgreens.com: http://soupgreens.com/Italian Song For Gurdonark/Italian Song for gurdonark.mp3 http://soupgreens.com/Italian Song For Gurdonark/LucasGonze-ItalianSong1.mp3 http://soupgreens.com/Italian Song For Gurdonark/LucasGonze-ItalianSong2.mp3 http://soupgreens.com/TheAerialists-GhostSolos.mp3 http://soupgreens.com/africapolka/LucasGonze-Africa Polka on parlor.mp3 http://soupgreens.com/audio/v4-LucasGonze-OldOakenBucket.mp3 http://soupgreens.com/audio/AlvinPleasant-CelebratedShooFlyGalop-3_24_2004.mp3 http://soupgreens.com/audio/LucasGonze-CelebratedShooFlyGalop.mp3 […]
Other primates are clever and emotionally present like humans. So how do are we different? From There is a moral argument for keeping great apes in zoos | Aeon Ideas: We did a study with pairs of orangutans in which we tested their ability to communicate and cooperate to get rewards. We hid a banana […]
As a reader, I need an RSS reader that caters to personal-scale blogging. There isn’t one now. Professional blogs generate a torrential flow compared to personal blogs. In a river of posts where all sources are competing for attention, the professional posts flood out the personal ones. Your reader needs a rate limiter for overposters. […]