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Is 2050 Really The End?

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A Grim New Definition of Generation X

Nihilism is about to become the best worst possible life strategy.

Excerpt:
People born in the 1960s may be the last human beings who will get to live out their full actuarial life expectancies.Climate change now represents a near- to mid-term existential threat” to humanity, warns a recent policy paper by an Australian think tank. Civilization, scientists say, could collapse by 2050. Some people may survive. Not many.

Some dismiss such purveyors of apocalyptic prognoses as hysterics. To the contrary, they’re Pollyannas. Every previous “worst-case scenario” prediction for the climate has turned out to have understated the gravity of the situation. “Paleoclimatologists have shown that past warming episodes show that there are mechanisms which magnify its effects, not represented in current climate models from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to the Paris Accords,” reports The Independent. It’’s probably too optimistic to assume that we’ll make it to 2050.

Gives new meaning to Generation X.

(con’t)

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NPR: Australian Wildfires

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by Merrit Kennedy & Vanessa Romo on NPR.org

Excerpt:

Updated at 8:37 p.m. ET (Dec. 31, 2019)

In the small coastal Australian town of Mallacoota, an out-of-control wildfire on New Year’s Eve morning forced some 4,000 people to flee to the water during one of the country’s most destructive fire seasons in recent memory.

Alex White, a reporter for the Herald Suntold NPR that Mallacoota is popular among tourists and fishermen. The extreme conditions threatened all the roads out of town.

“When there was a really dramatic wind change at about 4 a.m., it swept close to the town and actually burned some buildings in the town, and everyone had to evacuate down to the beach,” she said. “There were reports of embers the size of mobile phones falling on people, smoke everywhere.”

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We should all lament the loss of all the Australian wildlife as well.

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On This Return To WordPress — WARREN ELLIS LTD

What a bummer. A decade ago when I first started properly blogging over at Blogger after having done the whole micro-blogging/social media thing with LiveJournal>Friendster>MySpace>Facebook and the beginnings of Twitter, it was mostly inspired, influenced and guided by “Internet Jesus” Warren Ellis.

I’ve swapped out the theme here a couple of times. The first time, it was because a theme update (Meks Typology) fucked itself up in a handful of ways, and because Jetpack updates would fail catastrophically and take the whole website offline, requiring me to FTP into the site and manually delete the Jetpack plugin and the thousands of busted files it would litter into the system. I went to a simple theme called Uncluttered. Jetpack seemed to behave, but the theme was broken and would only display images on the first page of posts. So I went to another simple theme that did not do this. And then the next Jetpack update busted the whole site.

(Later): I like WordPress. I’ve used it for many things for many years. I like the mobile app and the flexibility it gives me in posting from my phone in my preferred formats. But I am starting to regret not trying to make a blot.im instance work for my needs.

I’ve liked being here and doing this. But I may have to shut it off and start again. Or? If it really does require hours a week of deleting exploded files and sacrificing something to Satan every time I click a button? Just shutting it off. I came back to blogging too late, and shit stopped working.

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Sonata #1 — Comic Book Fetish

A fine and fulfilling first issue.

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Warren Ellis Quotes Michel de Montaigne

Via screenshot from my phone 😏

Featured image by Mr. Ellis himself, via his Instagram.

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Fuck You, Blog — WARREN ELLIS LTD

Apparently WordPress + plug-ins + jetpack and theme updates = batshit crazy results. Uncle Warren is nonplussed about it.

So, my WordPress install grinds exceedingly slow. Jetpack breaks every time I update the plug-in, to the point where I’ve had to go into FTP and basically scoop all its shit out by hand. Because when it breaks, it takes out the entire site, including WordPress admin. So now, whenever it tells me it has…

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Check it out

Found this a couple of months back.