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Mumpsimus (n). One who foolishly clings to old and familiar things.

Facebook decided which users are interested in Nazis — and let advertisers target them directly - Los Angeles Times

Seems to me like the only way you could avoid doing this would be to just stop doing microtargeted advertising altogether.  The whole business model lends itself to this kind of abuse.

Rosenstrasse by Unruly Designs - Kickstarter

This looks pretty amazing. I know one of the designers from Google Plus and I trust that anything she's involved with is going to be good.


A taste for fat may have made us human, says study | YaleNews

I love roasted bone marrow on toast.  It's delicious.  So this makes total sense to me!

Pop Culture Uncovered: Tabletop RPG Community Boycotts Zak Smith

This is a pretty solid writeup of what's gone down this past week.  I know multiple people who suffered personal harm and social and fiancial harm from him over the years, while he manipulated other people into excusing his behavior.  I'm glad as hell this tipping point was reached, and sad as hell this is what it took to reach it.

The only interaction I've ever had with Zak (a very minor interaction, which no doubt he's forgotten) involved him turning vicious and threatening in response to any criticism. I stayed the fuck away and was never surprised when I heard about him doing harm to people, because it acccorded 100% with the read I got from him in that brief moment.

I absolutely believe Mandy, and Jennifer, and Hannah, and Vivka.


Te Tiriti o Waitangi: the comic book | The Spinoff

Really cool information for those of us who don't know much about Maori/NZ history!

Bassoon Tracker - Amiga music tracker - by Steffest

This is so amazing!  It simulates in javascript the old Amiga/DOS sound tracker music player/editor.

You can go into the file menu and ask it to play a random tracker mod from the archives

Facebook Referred to Kids as Young as Five as "Whales" for Its Monetized Games | USgamer

Jesus these people are vile.  Just vile, disgusting human beings.