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You Should Read - Mar 24

You Should Read - Mar 24

Just One Thing

Nebraska Dem With Trans Son Vows to Block All Bills

"You really don't get it," Hunt said to Republican state Sen. R. Brad von Gillern. "You've crossed a line and you've gone too far. Don't say hi to me in the hall, don't ask me how my weekend was, don't walk by my desk and ask me anything. Don't send me Christmas cards ― take me off the list," Hunt warned. "No one in the world holds a grudge like me, and no one in the world cares less about being petty than me. I don't care. I don't like you."
"This hateful bill is not about policy. It is a basic human rights issue. The vote today will show us exactly which senators value the dignity, autonomy, and personhood of Nebraskans," Hunt added on Twitter. "Do not cross this line. Do not violate our rights"

Collected Ephemera

The New York Times Yes, They Are Tall. No, They Do Not Play Basketball: For the vertically gifted, every day of the year means standing out. But March can be particularly maddening.
⇒ A small annoyance, but this hits home. I'm 6'5", the average height of an NBA player. And I am the son of a career basketball coach.

The Wall Street Journal Here’s What Retirement With Less Than $1 Million Looks Like in America

The Guardian The Stupidity of AI: Artificial intelligence in its current form is based on the wholesale appropriation of existing culture, and the notion that it is actually intelligent could be actively dangerous.

Center for International Human Rights Role of AI in Mass Surveillance of Uyghurs: The mass surveillance by Chinese authorities throughout Xinjiang drew international scrutiny for its enormous scale and complexity, enhanced by the advanced integration of artificial intelligence that set it apart from other cases of state surveillance around the world.

Amy Goodchild AI Generations: ChatGPT-3 vs ChatGPT-4 on Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawings

The Baffler Line in the Sand: Handmaidens of dystopia in the Saudi Arabian desert
⇒ The architect quotes are so over the top self-deluded as to sound like pure parody. But, of course, Dubai Is a Parody of the 21st Century (Yes, I realize Dubai and Saudi Arabia are two different places.)

The Washington Post Covid Changed Parents’ View of Schools — and Ignited the Education Culture Wars

Business Insider Get Ready: More Blackouts Are Coming: Major blackouts are happening more often thanks to extreme weather from climate change and a fragmented electric grid.
⇒ For several summers, my family has dodged the power outages that come with California fire season. Our luck ran out this week as massive wind storms hit the area and we were without power for more than 24 hours. Time to research generators.

Deadline Everything Everywhere All At Once Star Ke Huy Quan On Getting A Second Chance To Pursue His Dream: “I’m Always Grateful”

Waxy.org Pirating the Oscars 2023: The Final Curtain Call

The Wabbit Hole

Great Wrath | Ed Wynn | Laurie Anderson | North America | Breaker Morant (film) | apartheid | 2003 Invasion of Iraq | Escape from Tarkov | Alexei Navalny