Michael Dorn, Actor-Director-Star Trek: The Next Generation-ENCORE – Storybeat with Steve Cuden:

Michael has appeared more times as a regular cast member than any other Star Trek actor in the franchise’s nearly 55-year history, spanning some 272 TV episodes and 5 feature films. He also appeared as Worf’s ancestor, Colonel Worf, in the film Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

jwz: Lauren Boebert will make you shit blood:

Officials who later visited the restaurant suspected that the pork had not been stored at a safe temperature. They found that Smokehouse 1776 had no “cold holding” or “hot holding” mechanisms in place, and that the restaurant “does not maintain temperature logs so there was no way of showing that food was kept at proper temperatures.” […] They also reported “bare hand contact with ready to eat foods, no handwashing station [and] no barrier protection from insects.”

No wonder she’s anti-regulation.

Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett has a “position on, you know, Jews, right?” | Boing Boing:

She asked, “Is there any kind of — I mean, how would you even know if a — if a school taught all religions are bigoted and biased or, you know, Catholics are bigoted or, you know — or we take a position on the Jewish-Palestinian conflict because of our position on, you know, Jews, right?”

The fragile glass armonica | Boing Boing:

The glass armonica, invented by none other than Benjamin Franklin (working with glassblower Charles James), produces ethereal sounds from friction on a series of extremely delicate nested glass bowls, which form a keyboard.

I’ve loved hearing these since I first heard about them… This is an excellent video covering the how and why of their operation.

USBefuddled: Untangling the Rat’s Nest of USB-C Standards and Cables – TidBITS:

USB-C was supposed to be the last cable you would ever need. It hasn’t worked out that way.

THX Deep Note – Our legendary sound:

Timothy Leary interview from Folsom prison | Boing Boing:

With society moving closer to prioritizing mental health instead of stigmatizing it, it’s no coincidence that alternative treatments such as psilocybin are getting a second look. Gee, if only someone with, I don’t know, let’s say a doctorate in neuroscience could’ve mentioned the effectiveness of psychedelic drugs decades ago.

Watching Dr. Timothy Leary’s interview from prison is surreal for several reasons. The least of which is that Nena von Schlebügge, the woman at the beginning of the video, would eventually become Uma Thruman’s mother. Leary crackles with humor and verve as he rattles off a slew of prescient visions that reflect modern attitudes on drugs at the clinical level.

Stripped of the era’s hysteria, Leary appears less like a lunatic and more like a man who’s in on a hilarious cosmic joke. Even if you’ve seen the video before, it’s worth another viewing. Who knows what else Leary might be predicting from the past?

I’ve read a bit of Leary’s writings, along with Robert Anton Wilson’s non-fiction that interacts with him… He was so far ahead of his time early on, before the drug war radicalized him.

Orgdown – the Interesting Feedback Phase so Far:

The reddit posting was a different thing altogether. The feedback was bad to very bad with only a few positive bits here or there. There was no discussion on the idea at all, just the topic on the choice of the name. When I got heated and wrote that I’d probably prefer to take the project offline, somebody wrote:

This is why we can’t have nice things. The FOSS community tends towards toxic at times, and that can drown out anyone trying to add new things…

Tiny Emulators

December 5, 2021

Tiny Emulators:

A huge variety of tiny emulators for vintage systems to run right from your browser.

Parents arrested after son charged in Michigan school shooting | MPR News:

School officials became concerned about the younger Crumbley on Monday, a day before the shooting, when a teacher saw him searching for ammunition on his phone, McDonald said.

Jennifer Crumbley was contacted and subsequently told her son in a text message: “Lol. I’m not mad at you. You have to learn not to get caught,” according to the prosecutor.

Radicalized by his parents and their gunbunny culture.