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January 14th, 2010

Jan. 14th, 2010

"To choose order over disorder, or disorder over order, is to accept a trip composed of both the creative and the destructive. But to choose the creative over the destructive is an all-creative trip composed of both order and disorder. To accomplish this, one need only accept creative disorder along with, and equal to, creative order, and also willing to reject destructive order as an undesirable equal to destructive disorder.

"The Curse of Greyface included the division of life into order/disorder as the essential positive/negative polarity, instead of building a game foundation with creative/destructive as the essential positive/negative. He has thereby caused man to endure the destructive aspects of order and has prevented man from effectively participating in the creative uses of disorder. Civilization reflects this unfortunate division."

—Malaclypse the Younger, (b. 1941-05-21, d. 2000-07-20) Principia Discordia, ca. 1958

via dglenn QotD

Jan. 14th, 2010

GMail minus: from the text entry box, hitting TAB and then space sends your email.

GMail double plus: if you've turned on the "undo send" feature, it sits on your email for a few seconds/minutes after you send it, which lets you hit "undo" to fix the problem.

Shit.

The Republican is a huge douche bigot.
The Independent is a teabagger, not that there's anything wrong, etc.
The Democrat is a crooked authoritarian scumbag.

For me, it's down to:

- the Republican, who will fuck things up for 3 years but then lose to whoever the Democrats run in 2012
- the Democrat, who will hold office for life and make the world worse every day of it.

Sound decision theory required here.
Just finished Wild Blue Yonder, a 4-page short story that is a very fine read. I think I got it from pure_doxyk. The story of how it was made is pretty good, too. I haven't yet gotten to its companion story, The Starship Mechanic.