April 22nd, 2020

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Here’s a fantastic conversation between James Lindsay and Helen Pluckrose on the one side and Thaddeus Russell, a professor of history and philosophy, who self-identifies as a post-modernist, or at least teaches courses on postmodernism, on the other. I’d say it’s at about the level of an undergraduate survey course in the humanities — not too arcane to be utterly incomprehensible, and yet sufficiently intense to be workshop material at, say, the faculty of philology of the Moscow State University.

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This is a smart and influential web developer complaining about the cost of JavaScript:



See the horizontal scrollbar in the bottom of the page? That’s a sure sign that the site was developed on a Mac that hides scrollbars by default. The culprit? The header is 100 freaking vw for no reason whatsoever: