Am I too much of an Apple fangirl?

I don’t think so. Really. I think they’re just as morally questionable as any big tech company, and I think their prices are ridiculous. So why do I keep using them?

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Stairs

Around the 32nd floor of the chase, I came across a bright empty lobby with a staircase opposing me. The stairs undulated left and right, creating a sine wave when viewed from the balcony above. I was about to continue my sprint up the stairs, but froze a few dots1 away from the first step. Running would be difficult. The steps would move my foot in one direction or the other, making my gait unnaturally wide or crossing my legs and making me step on my own foot, and then it was back to the starting line2.

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“Cosmetic”

I listen to a lot of podcasts on my way to classes, some of the most frequent being political. I’ve heard from several 2020 candidates, the ones held up as being the most progressive to be electable under our banal electoral system, that the only thing that shouldn’t be covered by Medicare for All is “cosmetic stuff”, like getting a nose job. They usually pass this bit off as a joke, but it got me concerned.

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Isn’t RSS rather outdated?

I get it. RSS was made at a time when webpages took an eternity to load. When there were so many popup ads and kitschy animated GIFs and <blink> tags that it’d make your eyes vomit. Here’s a way to get only the text content you want off all your favorite weblogs, without unnecessary hypertext insanity, synced to your PC to read with no loading. And for a time, it was glorious.

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