The online tag renewal forms in Georgia blocks copy/paste into the form. I bet whichever method they're using to do this basically violates the ADA in addition to being terrible design.

The other day Google Discover showed me this Kubernetes article that I really enjoyed. Apparently I forgot to bookmark it. This is unfortunate because this seems to mean that I have no way of finding that article ever again. It's not in my Chrome history. It's not in my google history.

In fact, my google activity history is frustratingly useless for this. The Discover history just lists the topic names and whether I viewed or clicked on them. In doesn't actually include the content or the link that I clicked on.

I wish I'd realized it lacked this basic feature before I ever started paying attention and refining the suggestions.

I got an action stabilizer, microphone, and LED lights for my camera. Probably spent too much money on it but I'm going to have fun feeling more professional when recording my kids playing in the yard.

I've spent most of the day playing Satisfactory. I like playing this game until I have to do serious stuff with fluids. The flow rate stuff just doesn't make much sense to me in how it's presented. I thought I had a handle on it until I set up Fuel Generators. Despite me managing to get them full of fuel they are showing something like 50% efficiency. I'm gonna have to stick with what I think the math is and ignore the dialog.

"EliGE Exposed the Most Toxic Team in Counter-Strike"

youtube.com/watch?v=ryNLs3IbKn

This video starts out saying a whole CS:GO team was dropped because of "revelations" of toxic, racist behavior. My immediate thought, and why I put revelations in quotes, was, "There is a 100% chance that this accusation is true." I love the game to death, but video games are a cesspool of terrible white racists and CS:GO is the central hub that they spend their time.

At about the three minute mark they play an interview with the former members of this CS:GO team. Their defense reinforces that they 100% are toxic, racist shitbirds. Not because they repeated any of those things, but because of how perfectly the repeat the script this sort uses to defend itself. They accuse EliGE of getting them banned "for no reason" and things like "they never said it in PUGs" and "think about how you act with your closest friends." They are expressing the "harmless" indoctrination that CS:GO fosters in its community and why it's such a good place for white supremacist groups to pick up new recruits.

A substantial portion of CS:GO players deserve to be banned. These guys are no exception.

arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/0

Two megacorps are in the opening stages of a war over who is worse for customers. Interestingly, in both cases, the customer are other businesses and the product is us.

I'm still waiting for the final call on the last major megacorporate war over software copyrights.

arstechnica.com/information-te

One of the things that really sucks about Linux distributions not keeping up with packaging paradigms that fit this century is that they already had whole systems to avoid these sorts of supply chain attacks. Unfortunately most distribution packaging systems decided not to keep up. Because of this, over the last decade or so, Linux has turned into the untrusted-binaries-from-the-internet morass that Windows has always been.

I'm hoping the hostility to the way that users and developers want software comes to an end soon. In Debian recently it came to a vote for Kubernetes[1]. Happily Debian did decide to include Kubernetes. The strength of the fight from the other side and how narrow the decision is worries me though. It doesn't look like this is going to turn into a drive to going to those systems and figuring out how to make the packaging paradigms mesh.

In other words, I'd like to see the experts in packaging and supply chains from the distribution world participate with some of these other distribution systems rather than just rejecting the use-case. What's happening is that distribution packaging is becoming less useful, not that people are moving away from the new packaging systems.

[1] lwn.net/Articles/843313/

The original developer accidentally discovering the truth about hidden hardware commands for a game that came out roughly 23 years ago? Sure let's do it.

youtube.com/watch?v=wU2UoxLtIm

Mitch McConnell, in explaining why he voted to acquit Drumpf, specifies that the House managers made their case and that Drumpf was responsible for the crimes on January 6th.

This is not an exaggeration or a mischaracterization of what he said. [2]

""There's no question, none, that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day," he said on the Senate floor. "The people who stormed this building believed they were acting on the wishes and instructions of their president. And having that belief was a foreseeable consequence of the growing crescendo of false statements, conspiracy theories, and reckless hyperbole which the defeated president kept shouting into the largest megaphone on planet Earth.""[1]

He explains that his vote to acquit is because he doesn't believe the Senate has the power to convict him. His logic is strained when it's not flat-out mischaracterization.

He claims that the standard by which the Impeachment was brought would result in the Senate being able to impeach any citizen. This is an absurd reading of the Constitution. It's not ambiguous as he claims here. Anybody who has held public office can be impeached for their conduct in office.

But honestly, it makes sense that he would interpret the Constitution this way. It favors the corrupt politician. By punting on the Senate's responsibility to Impeach public servants he's taking away one more way in which he and his cronies could potentially be punished.

""President Trump is still liable for everything he did while in office," he said. "He didn't get away with anything yet. We have a criminal justice system in this country. We have civil litigation.'""[1]

Based on our history with McConnell it's worth looking for the lie and manipulation in this sentence. In this case, the Federal criminal justice system is generally headed by the DOJ. Although the DOJ tries to appear independent it as an arm of the executive. In that vein the Executive and Legislative branches are responsible for this.

This is a style of lie McConnell uses a lot, and pulled in this speech when he repeats the lie that the House chose not to deliver the Impeachment articles while Drumpf was still in office[3]. He flashes the left hand while the right hand has already signed the paperwork saying it won't happen. Biden says he doesn't want to prosecute and you can bet your ass that McConnell's not going to pressure the DOJ into prosecuting Drumpf for this.

[1] msn.com/en-us/news/politics/mc

[2] youtube.com/watch?v=7oTgnwVDQ7

[3] thehill.com/homenews/senate/53

This is the second time the defense tried to claim it's all "rushed" and then get mad at the idea of doing more information gathering. This time around though the Senate obliged.

This is the second time the defense tried to claim it was all

It sounds like Veen is making a specific claim about the framing of the Constitution without any evidence. He's just asserting it.

I hadn't really thought about that very carefully until now. They've been very careful to not provide any information about what Drumpf was doing at the time. It seems like a classic maneuver of the privileged. If I can just tell you, "No, at 1:30 pm Drumpf called the National Guard," then you would. A fact like that would completely undermine the House's implications about Drumpf's state of mind.

They didn't offer anything like that though. Suspicious.

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This Veen fellow got up there to blame the House managers for not knowing the whereabouts and details of his client's activities.

You'd think that if those things would've tended to exonerate Drumpf they would have happily brought them up rather than passing the buck?

Senator Graham asked if a politician raising bail money money for rioters encourages more riots.

The defense council says, "Yes."

Cool... so offering to pay the legal fees of people who beat up others on your behalf is encouraging people to beat others up on your behalf? You know that's literally what you're trying to claim Drumpf didn't do right?

It's malice. They know these arguments indict Drumpf but also know the people who need to know won't notice.

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