I was curious about how English’s many species of –shits, whether they be formed by compounding or affixation, relate to one another. So, naturally, I made a matrix—a matrix of –shits—comparing them by kind and degree.
Fun fact: that Animoji link goes to another Slate article with the title “Three reasons why Apple’s iPhone X animojis are worrisome.” Those three reasons are: they are so good that users will be encouraged to use them! in public! with audio! and that can be annoying; that they are so good that they will become a selling tool for the iPhone X; and that the author gets confused about the difference between the Face ID feature and iOS’ ARKit APIs. A distinction which, as it turns out, Bonnington buries in her ostensibly panic-inducing article
Slate is a bad publication and this is shameful. If you think their articles are good, consider where they draw their line for investigative reporting versus click-bait. My guess is that every article they publish has similarly bad research behind it.
An entire wall of lava lamps moving colored liquid around is is unpredictable enough to generate random numbers.
Two off duty ICE officers left their firearms unsecured and unattended in backpacks while on a beach in Puerto Rico. When the officers returned the bags were gone. An ICE officer left his firearm, badge, and credential unsecured in his hotel room while on vacation. As he slept, his overnight guest stole his belongings.
And that’s basically it. Once you’ve created and linked the accounts, you’re done. Buy a new physical disc and it comes with a code? Great; no longer do you need care which service the code is for—even UltraViolet-only codes are fine. Redeem the code, wait a couple minutes, and your digital movie will show up in your iTunes library.
This is, perhaps, the depressing lesson of the Weinstein and Trump stories. The allegations are similar. The evidence is similar. But power still protects, and while Weinstein had lost enough power to imperil his protection, Trump has only amassed more.
The correct answer to why anyone still supports the president of racism and wealth is because they are bigots. Try that with every article on the subject. It always works. It’s the spiritual successor the the fortune cookie “in bed” punchline.