Sortition might not be a bad idea for representative democracy, it's not like professional politicians are any better than people picked randomly out of a fucking hat

@jeremiah As a young man, I felt the arrogance of Big Auto...
... and Japanese simply, diligently followed Deming.

A sea change.

As a kid, saying something was Made In Japan carried a clear message. @jeremiah

e.g.- transistor radios

New Year's Day black-eyed peas

Some say you have to eat one pea for each day of the year. Others think as long as you eat 1 pea, you're good.


Just interesting to have the scale of them wrong for so long, @Lordimpala @raintrees @trekrich

THIS clay tablet says the original design of Noah's ark was ROUND. I'd never heard that before.

"Twitter just announced a takedown of 32MM tweets from 5929 accounts related to Smaat, a Saudi social media marketing co that ran political & commercial operations."

Hey @adam, Jack at Twitter is going to "find an existing decentralized standard they can help move forward, or failing that, create one from scratch."

hey @adam, is supposedly getting music license options although

"no agreements with any record labels yet"

when I ask how much rain we GOT last night, she never knows.

She DOES see into the future for anticipated moisture... but not the past.

What's ODD is, past is one of those Known Knowns.

Whereas forecasts are... well... not always accurate.

G is more comfortable citing an uncertain future than a recorded past.

I bought a rain gauge.
1.3 inches last night

it is a

There was an era when only a small percentage "gamed" the system. It could support a little. Some knew but let it slide.

Now, it's just the way things are done. All day. Every day.

And often with no skin in The Game or little to gain.

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