Robert Blinov’s blog

Genuine beliefs define reality

If North Koreans genuinely believe that their life is okay, their life is okay. If Saudi women genuinely believe that they have enough rights, they have enough rights.

Bus route naming

Bus routes should be named logically, so they can be easily memorised.

This is done well in Bologna. The bus to the airport is BLQ, the IATA code for the airport. The one to Fico food mall is F.

Nice tramway map, July 2020

The latest edition of my tramway map for Nice adds parks and gardens, a better designation for the airport, bold line numbers, and a few colour improvements:

My Telegram posts on 2020’s week 26

Week 25 ←→ Week 28

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Live-commenting WWDC 2020 on Monday, June 22

The icons are jelly and that’s annoying:

Oh, there’s a portal in the fountain at Apple Park.

The Mac is moving to Apple-made processors for top performance. This is good news.

iOS & iPadOS apps run on the Mac without any changes needed. Catalyst was a short-term thing.

Instead of credits at the end there’s an assurance that Apple took care so nobody would get infected. Sign of the times:

Tuesday, June 23

These tiles have a nice look:

Wednesday, June 24

Wow:

Also, inconsistent use of articles.

Friday, June 26

The empty-space-to-the-right issue has been solved. My project illustrations now take up almost the entire screen width. Looks stunning:

Good causes and cults

I might get slapped in the face for this. But telling the truth will make the world a better place, which is more important.

Over the last few years, the world has gotten more radical and polarised. This is mostly because of fake news clickhunting media that does not care about the future we will all end up in.

Psychotic batshit is becoming popular, especially in the US. Cancel culture is everywhere. Affirmative action is harming innocent lives. The Overton window is shifting towards less freedom. I am scared.

The climate crisis and Greta Thunberg

Without doubt, we are in the midst of one of the most severe natural catastrophes that our planet has ever seen. We should all be working hard to minimise our impact on nature and to make sure that global warming doesn’t speed up. Unfortunately, some people have taken advantage of this problem to carry out their dirty interests, like the people behind Greta Thunberg. She has been brainwashed to feel in her veins that every breath is a gruesome action that leads to global warming. Greta Thunberg does not see the wider problem.

Fighting sexism and extreme feminists

Sexism is obviously something that should not exist: there is no scientific evidence for one sex being inferior to the other. But why harm members of the other group because some of them have a misconception?

Black Lives Matter and nationwide destruction

Black lives matter. Smashing windows of allegedly racist-run stores won’t solve anything.

Trump is a bad president and impeachment for no reason

Sure, Trump makes many bad decisions. But calling a foreign president and asking for a favour is not an impeachable offence. This “scandal” was made up by Democrats to win the next election. Binarised masses fell for it and divided themselves into pro-Trump and pro-Constitution. This is a master manipulation of the truth.

There are many other good causes being turned into cults: disagreeing with Putin and supporting Navalny, protecting the Italian language and defending fascism, et cetera.

Perhaps making fun of polarisation, political correctness, and all similar topics will stop the madness.

Lobbying

When senators are in the lobby, commoners come there to make their wishes. This is how the word lobbying came to be.

My Telegram posts on 2020’s week 25

Week 24 ←→ Week 26

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Thursday, June 18

What happened to your heads, people?

Friday, June 19

Netflix’s interface is excellent: when starting watching a new season, it gives me a recap of the previous one.

Oh, and best of all, Netflix lets me skip the useless intros of movies and series.

Saturday, June 20

One of my favourite things about the UK is the unique scent of bread coming from bakeries. bakeries. It goes along fantastically with the industrial smell of London.

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