Friday, February 19, 2021

Flotsam and Jetsam

Miscellaneous thoughts and observations.

In the Marvel Universe Tony Stark's wife Pepper Potts first name is actually Virginia because what parent would name their child "Pepper"...  Donald Trump did not enter this country into any new wars while he was President and de-escalated many hot spot situations around the globe (most notably the Middle East). Yet many in the media feel free to opine that the country is now safe from having some like like Trump in charge of the nuclear football. Complete projection not journalism... A pro Facebook look at the Australian situation.  Agree on the second point about the algorisms but disagree on the first. A "free and open" Internet is a myth. Many news sites require you to pay for subscriptions or be a registered user. Others require you to turn off your ad blockers before gaining access. How is that free? The link tax is just another way for the news organizations to get paid for their work. Facebook is declining to pay and thus has no right to the links. They want all their content for free so that they don't have to share their revenue. Anyway that's my off-the-cuff view of the situation...   The Acrobatic Grace of Cary Grant. One of my favorite actors...

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