Under the leadership of the murderer Mohammad bin Salman, the Saudi royal family (and the Saudi state it controls) have embarked on "Vision 2030," a plan to shift the country's economy from oil to not-oil.
Extraction-based states are always dysfunctional. All you need to run an extraction economy is a hole in the ground surrounded by guns. Being a leader of such a state requires merely that you be able to judge which mercenaries and diggers to hire.
important #gamer test, elekk; if you do not pass with at least a 70% score your gaming license will be revoked. thank you for your cooperation
It's the 22nd anniversary of the release of THEY LIVE. Punch a friend in an alley to celebrate. 😄
I have a (free) new book out! "How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism" is an anti-monopolist critique of Big Tech that connects the rise of conspiratorial thinking to the rise of tech monopolies and proposes a way to deal with both:
New thought: peak Austin would be taking my enjoyment of making kombucha for fun, and turning it into a soul-sucking enterprise that sells out for less money than it took to start.
- Our app is too big.
- *eye twitch*
- There should be a way to tie components in mocks from designers to actual implementations in GitHub.
- This isn't the first time this has happened to me. Will it be the last? 🍿 Stay tuned.
Where are the people who make things?
X-Men taught me to distrust the government.
It's not only kind of a bummer, but it also means that having this viewpoint that isn't reinforced by the group means that it'll be more difficult to strive how I hope to.
@arm The name is...not my speed, but the whole playlist is ~7.5 hours: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/16aetRuek20SdGN5L8Gi41?si=1iqYPFHUSTiAWKNV6lhf-A
do dope, fuck hope
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