🧠 TIL about AM/FM

AM/FM: Engineer’s term distinguishing the inevitable clunky real-world faultiness of “Actual Machines” from the power-fantasy techno-dreams of “Fucking Magic.”


I learned about this wonderful term from DoNotEat01’s latest video which discusses the unrealistic promises of Elon Musk’s Hyperloop.

If you have even an ounce of interest in the subject of how humans design the cities we live in, I strongly recommend watching DoNotEat01’s video series titled “Power, Politics, & Planning” which uses the computer game Cities: Skylines to demonstrate real-world city planning history and conundrums.

Full playlist can be viewed here

🤬 Betsy DeVos is a racist

17 students at a high school in Florida are killed by a former student with a gun. The Trump Administration reacts by convening a commission on school safety. This commission releases their 117 page report. Their findings:

  1. Harden schools into fortresses. (Give NRA members more business)
  2. Punish black and minority students more harshly. (Do anything and everything to destroy the work of President Obama)

Trump’s school safety commission goes after black children instead of the NRA [Washington Post]