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Archive for January 14th, 2022

Useful free file-transfer sites

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Occasionally I’ll see an article I want to send someone, and after I print it as a PDF, I see that it’s large — say, 18MB. That’s too large to email, so today I looked for a file-transfer site, where I could upload the file and email the link to the file to the person whom I wanted to receive it. I found a list of such sites, and I went with the first one listed: WeTransfer. A few things to note:

  1. It has you verify your email address. If you register for a free account, you do the verification only once; thereafter, when you log in, it knows your email address is good. You don’t have to register, but then each time you use it you go through an email-verification routine.
  2. The free version limits you to two recipients. I wanted to send the article to four people, so I uploaded the file twice, sending it each time to two (of the four).
  3. The files are encrypted.

The comment in the article:

WeTransfer is a service to send big or small files from A to B. It can transfer any type of file – such as presentations, photos, videos, music, or documents – to friends and colleagues. You can send files up to 2 GB and they will be available for two weeks, with no registration. WeTransfer is the simplest way to send your files around the world. Every month, users in 195 countries send one billion files through our platform. Founded in 2009, our team is based in the Netherlands and the US.

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14 January 2022 at 7:29 pm

How Airlines Quietly Became Banks

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14 January 2022 at 1:10 pm

Misinformation is mostly spread by chaotic evil conservatives

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Kevin Drum points out a new study:

Who spreads misinformation? A pair of researchers says it’s not liberals in general and it’s not conservatives in general. It’s a very specific subset of conservatives:

Using statistical analysis, we found that the only reliable explanation was a general desire for chaos — that is, a motivation to disregard, disrupt, and take down existing social and political institutions as a means of asserting the dominance and superiority of one’s own group. Participants indicated their appetite for chaos by using a scale to express how much they agreed with statements like, “I think society should be burned to the ground.” For LCCs, we concluded, sharing false information is a vehicle for propagating chaos.

An LCC is a “low-conscientiousness conservative,” and they were 2.5 times more likely to share misinformation than anyone else:

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14 January 2022 at 12:45 pm

Violet morning

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It’s pleasant to experience a floral fragrance in the dead of winter, and this morning I went with violet. Again, I shook the brush quite well but still was able to load it a lot with the water that remained — it’s a synthetic, and the knot is large: 24mm by 55mm loft. I would guess that the total surface area of all the bristles is large, so the water needed to wet that area is enough to get the loading well underway. I did add just a little water to complete the loading, and a bit more as I worked up the lather.

The brush is Phoenix Artisan’s Solar Flare, and a pleasant brush it is. The soap is by Jabonman, and it lathers quite well.

The razor is Rockwell’s second version of their adjustable, and it does a good workmanlike job, but I have been unable to form with it the kind of friendship I feel for, say, the Baili adjustable. Weird are the ways of the human mind.

A splash of Vanille Violette EDT with a couple of squirts of Hydrating Gel, and at last the day begins — a very dark, overcast day, so the violet fragrance is most welcom.

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14 January 2022 at 11:46 am

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