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Software engineer. Retro tech enthusiast. Android and Kotlin expert. Check out my GitHub page. I also like z/OS, OpenVMS, REXX, PowerMac, and RISC OS. he/him
Sep 1, 2018 48 tweets 11 min read
Reading "The End of Influence: What Happens When Other Countries Have The Money" by J. Bradford DeLong. Great analysis of the problems created by neoliberalism. My only complaint is that we didn't "[use our] economic dominance exclusively for global good." a.co/1hJrwak Other than that suspicious claim on page 1 (was the author intentionally ignoring all of the social democracies that the CIA worked so diligently to subvert during the Cold War, to benefit American companies at the expense of the people of the targeted countries?), good analysis.
Aug 15, 2018 22 tweets 5 min read
So I've been watching more Alex Jones nonsense to see how he's holding up now that people really are out to get him. I noticed two things:

He has a new talking point that the Internet was invented by "a psychiatrist." David Knight, who reports "news" on Infowars, says the same. I honestly don't know what psychiatrist they could possibly be thinking of. All of the early Internet pioneers were electrical engineers or scientists, AFAIK. Mark Zuckerberg's mother's a psychiatrist and Mark took psychology classes before dropping out of Harvard.
May 13, 2018 8 tweets 2 min read
Reading about Henry Kissinger is challenging because it's clear that he had a generational effect on American self-conception as an imperial power (dominating for power's sake) that afflicts us today. Clinton would've continued this. Trump seems oblivious, but he's weakening us. There was a brief window in the 1990s when we could have used our unipolar power to promote equality and human rights, e.g. in the former Soviet Union, but instead we continued in a Kissingerian vein, assuming that neoliberal capitalism would take over the world. Then came 9/11.
Nov 21, 2017 8 tweets 2 min read
Ok, I need to make a new thread for the Iran–Saudi Arabia proxy war. I didn’t realize there is an overarching theme here. Iran, like Russia, is a close ally of Syria, so there’s a Wiki page on Iranian involvement in the Syrian Civil War. 🇮🇷 🇸🇾 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iranian_i…
Nov 21, 2017 16 tweets 4 min read
Putin is 5’7” & Assad is 6’2” or so. I had to look up both of their heights to make sure this wasn’t one of those Photoshopped big Obama small Trump (or vice versa) fakes. Those always struck me as weird because both Trump & Obama are tall.

Nobody really talks about the “taller candidate usually wins” theory with Trump & Clinton. Maybe if we ran an exceptionally tall woman on the Democratic ticket in 2020, hmm.
Nov 20, 2017 15 tweets 2 min read
No way… THC is a potent substance. Especially for grownups with grownup responsibilities. Most of us learn this by the time we turn 30. You’ve got to maintain, bros & broesses.
Nov 18, 2017 13 tweets 3 min read
I bet 70% of straight men have probably been reported to HR for making some kind of inappropriate advance at least once. Maybe not groping or anything that would make the news as a horror story. Maybe not things that would get them fired. Even me. I did learn from my mistakes. 😞 I think a lot of men are laying low right now for making the wrong comment to the wrong person. Might not even be something sexual. White people especially say unintentionally racist (or transphobic, etc.) stuff that gets them in trouble with HR.
Nov 14, 2017 5 tweets 1 min read
This tweet has struck a chord with people. I just learned there was a Chilean book published under Allende called How to Read Donald Duck (Para leer al Pato Donald). I read an English translation and it explains how Disney teaches consumer capitalism to Latin America (& the USA). The case you’re pointing out is that Donald always has to work to accomplish something for himself (like making the last payment on his TV, which he does a lot in the comics) but always has food & shelter. There are factories & service workers but no laborers. It’s very stylized.
Nov 1, 2017 10 tweets 2 min read
Ok since you’re both in India, you’re talking about band 1. The Nexus 5X should definitely support it, but maybe the antenna is weak. #gHelp The band situation is complicated. I see what you mean about 2G. Nexus 5X does the quad-band 2G I mentioned earlier, but not E-GSM band 8.
Nov 1, 2017 44 tweets 7 min read
This is an excellent point, and reminds me of a favorite author I don't often talk about because he's one about avoiding stalkers & related. That author is Gavin de Becker. He wrote a book called The Gift of Fear. So I've grown up in SoCal & lived in the Bay Area, which is…
Nov 1, 2017 13 tweets 2 min read
[TW suicide] so. Reading Hunter S. Thompson’s wiki biography, I feel like he has a bit of an unsettled ghost. 👻 And here’s why. Old people die of heart problems or multiple organ failure or cancer or stuff like that. He died because he had depression.
Oct 31, 2017 33 tweets 5 min read
Minor correction in the second half, as I tweeted earlier, the iPhone 8 may be limited on the 4x4 MIMO antennas due to the patent feud… …and also Apple wants to dual-source their radios regardless of the patent feud, and Intel’s LTE speeds aren’t as fast as Qualcomm’s yet.