Ben Szymanski

Downloading software from the App Store is as dignified as sitting in the massage chairs in the middle of the hallways of your local indoor mall. https://twitter.com/AppsExposed/status/1179735659298394114

Edited 3/25/2022 at 1:18 am
Ben Szymanski

The best way to find new tracks on Apple Music is to find a song you already know, search and let it play through the entire list of poorly matched songs it returns.

Ben Szymanski

"Unfortunately, spills of this nature are not uncommon." - LEE SAWYER, SPOKESMAN FOR THE CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Yep! Just gonna leave this here. No worries at all though everyone, water quality is within "acceptable

Ben Szymanski

To be clear, there is trace minerals in there, but this argument is null and void when you consider that the makeup of these minerals is going to differ wildly between locales, and therefore is probably not a good source to rely on anyway.

Ben Szymanski

"A pumping station malfunction in the system this week released an estimated 90,000 gallons of raw sewage into the river." Tell me why, again, you are not filtering your drinking water down to 0 PPM? Oh, right, there's "trace minerals" in it, right along

Ben Szymanski

...to the crazy clothes/costumes the hippie boomers wore at their (disgusting) music festivals. Modernism is a face of lies, an illusion. It is inherently uncomfortable, and people innately knew it. Perhaps it causes anxiety and becomes unnerving to live

Ben Szymanski

Post modernism re-examines the "science" and "progress" narratives of the modernist era. But post modernism question of authority means to destroy authority all together, celebrates autonomy and the subjective. It is a confusing and paralyzing mess to liv

Edited 3/25/2022 at 1:08 am
Ben Szymanski

I think there is still a long way to go/a lot to be played out, however what is next will be defined as a reaction to heinous ridiculousness that we suffer through today. It will be decisive and perhaps more authentic, though quality of life will be reduc

Ben Szymanski

Why were people in and who grew up in mid-century America so obsessed with the pre-modernism era? A few things I've noticed: fascination with escapist westerns/movies; twilight zone episodes where characters fantasize about going back in time...

Edited 3/25/2022 at 1:08 am
Ben Szymanski

Do not be ignorant. Filter everything out of your water. Fit a reverse osmosis machine in your kitchen if can, otherwise there’s alternatives (not gonna shill).

Ben Szymanski

So... cook with cast iron, eat fruits and vegetables, and supplement. The benefits of whatever trace minerals you’re getting from muni water don’t out weigh the pharm, ag and industrial runoff you’re also getting.

Ben Szymanski

Many local water authorities admit that they don’t have the infrastructure to remove all of this garbage during treatment. They can only improve the water quality to a certain point.

Ben Szymanski

“But your body needs minerals from water otherwise it’ll pull it from elsewhere in your body.”

Ben Szymanski

Many people snicker when they find out I filter everything out of my drinking water. Well... https://twitter.com/PIX11News/status/1160608999844339713

Ben Szymanski

It seems like no one has asked, what does an average Silicon Valley-made body actually look and perform like if you’re using this tech to guide you?

Ben Szymanski

It's worse, those algorithms lead users to optimize for stuff that maybe ain’t so important in keeping fit and healthy. If you already know what you’re doing, the data it gives you is merely consequential.

Edited 3/25/2022 at 1:04 pm
Ben Szymanski

16:9 is an injustice forced on computer users by cinema loving nerds.

Ben Szymanski

Yes, TPTB that are controlling the browser specs now are highly problematic too, and PWAs aren't quite there yet, but you can tell what's going on just by comparing the job market for native and for web.

Edited 6/30/2019 at 9:31 am
Ben Szymanski

Slowly the native devs will come to realize that having an application run on a server you can fully control tilts the scale in their favor, instead of tilting the scale in favor of Apple/Google.

Ben Szymanski

Native devs are desperate to become web devs because the native market is totally sunk behind horrible app stores and their horrible curation and moderation and horrible economics.