The other place is full of pictures of food-parcels for which the tax-payer paid 30 quid.

A week's food for a kid off school.

They say we can't just pay parents directly coz they might waste some of it on beer and drugs and hookers, presumably instead of spending it on donations to the conservative party and storing it in tax havens.

I suspect that contracting companies on a "of course, don't forget to skim some off as profit for your shareholders" basis may not be a great way to distribute aid.

Maybe just directly pay people a salary to do a thing instead of fucking privatising everything so the can get it's cut.

In eighteen hours at noon GMT on Saturday the 9th of January the first episode of my new cartoon "Observers" will premier.

You are not going to want to miss this!

youtube.com/watch?v=Vx28_H8BWB

Finally seem to be convincing some people to uninstall Whatsapp.

I'm not gonna agree to the new T&Cs so those group-threads will be without me unless everyone else switches to too.

Had a pretty slackfull year all in all. I know done folks went through hell, but I mostly sat on my arse even more than usual.

Here's to the end of it anyway.

So that's it then.

Brexit, now Labour Approved!

Ayes: 521
Noes: 73

Merry everyone.

I built my robot squid companion early in lock down, and she has been an annoyance ever since.

She's mostly a cookoo clock, with a Bitcoin price ticker.

She regularly frightens the hell out of me.

The first to remind me it's xmas, and obey the instruction to wish me well.

Yesterday all her lava lamp bulbs blew all at once, so they are dark here tonight.

I've been doing constructive things, though not the ones I should be doing.

Love y'all.

My campaign to replace the Queen with a robot gained momentum today with this sophisticated digital mock-up.

Remember: A robot queen could have a waving function, and a ribbon-cutting ability, plus as a bonus it could be programmed to breathe fire at it's enemies.

How could such a magnificent and majestic creation fail to unite the country and improve Britain's place in the world?

> MR PRESIDENT. ONE DEMANDS A TRADE DEAL.

Well, your majesty, first we must negotiate.....

> DOES NOT COMPUTE. TRADE DEAL. {Breathes fire}

Okay, okay, he's your damn trade deal. Hey, vice-president, help me put the curtrains out.

Elon Musk getting advice to buy billions of dollars worth of BTC and apparently thinking about it.

If you think all my rebranding and account-management and the new website at starshipsd.com/ is because there was a new Starship Schrödinger's Destiny cartoon due soon you'd only be half right.

V0.3 is more than I can chew. It is still *ages* away. I am going insane.

But the side project? The side-story?

Oh, that's coming.

Soon.

It it wise to use the Tarot to make business decisions on the tarot business? Let's do it anyway:

In this week's show we ask if the Boosts over the last month were worth it and if we should continue ?

The cards say "no", so it's up to you folks and the power of love to subscribe and like and share etc instead ;)

wordcloudtarot.com/readings/20

We leave the institution formed to keep the peace in Europe, and less than a year later it's "Send in the gunboats"

*sigh*

I suspect that no photo-shoot I have ever done had a photographer aware of the proportions of this image.

It's a weird one and always seem to require an actually new image not just a rearrangement of the elements of existing promo shot.

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Highest monthly close ever. A full 40% above the previous highest monthly close.

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New all time price high on Bitstamp.

Coinbase not quit hit new highs yet though.

Wow, that dress with that background.

She's saying good things, but all I can think about is that dress with that background.

Hadn't seen the headline she's ranting about. She reckons black-hole-information-loss is unsolvable in the sense that you can't do a measurement to check rather than in the sense that you can solve the math. There's many solutions to the math. But you can't check which is right.

youtube.com/watch?v=mqLM3JYUBy

approaching a new high again.

Price-charts see so many ascending triangles with horizontal lines of tops that you start to expect that bounce back down at the prior high.

But will it happen?

In the era after the first halvening, there was no sign of a pullback after passing all time high at all.

The second era, after the second halvening, there was a pull back. Of about 20 or 30%. Twice.

But they lasted just a couple of weeks.

Interested to see what will happen as we reach all-time-high in the era after the third halvening.

Seems likely it'll either just zoom right on up or else fall back 20% and then zoom right on up.

So I'm long, obviously, with low enough margin that I can stand a 50% pullback.

Don't worry though, we have strategic oil reserves and who needs strategic food reserves anyway? You can just eat oil!

For weeks, every bottle of juice or squash I empty, I wash out and immediately fill with cider. I'd open the taps every morning to let out the built-up gas, but the gas is mostly in the second-lining somehow, and the bags are heavy and can't be easily manipulated. If it's possible to bubble the gas towards the tap somehow then I can't figure out how.

But it still wasn't enough and these things were clearly going to burst.

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The bag is busting out of the box, and its fluid and sloshing and it might fall to the floor, so I have to kind of tape it into the box.

I drain what I can into the flagons that I happen to have stored. But the gas in these bags is way more volumous than the cider I'm drinking, and the bags in all three are expanding more quickly than I can drink.

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