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Monday, October 24, 2016

You have to love Wikipedia

From their page about me:
2016 Hugo Awards
In 2016 Day, in collaboration with others, again implemented a slate of finalists for the Hugo Award, including all finalists in the Best Short Story category.[51] Day successfully promoted himself in the category Best Editor, Long Form, the Castalia House Blog edited by Jeffro Johnson in the category Best Fanzine, and his own non-fiction release SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police by Vox Day (Castalia House) in the category Best Related Work. Other Vox Day recommendations of note which became Hugo Award finalists included Chuck Tingle's short story "Space Raptor Butt Invasion" and Hao Jingfang's "Folding Beijing" which went on to win in the Best Novelette category.[52]

Again, Day himself, and all nominated works directly associated with Castalia House, ranked below No Award.[53]
It's the "again" that cracks me up. They really, really, really want to make sure you know that not only did none of the works directly associated with Castalia win, but they didn't even come close to winning.

That's very important, you see. And purely factual. No context or opinion there. Nosiree!

Wikipedia is something special. It is like a library or a public park. It is like a temple for the mind. It is a place we can all go to think, to learn, to share our knowledge with others.

And, of course, impose our view of reality on everyone who doesn't happen to share it. If we happen to be one of the 531 thought police appointed by Mr. Wales.

Anyhow, speaking of Wikipedia, if there is an OS/X programmer with a Macintosh, I am informed that it should be possible to modify the browser redirection extension to work with Safari. The programmer offers some thoughts on the concept at Infogalaxians. If you decide to tackle it, please leave a comment on the post so we don't have people unnecessarily duplicating efforts.

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30 Comments:

Blogger #6277 Hammer October 24, 2016 2:08 PM  

"Anyhow, speaking of Wikipedia, if there is an OS/X programmer with a Macintosh,...."
I hear Allen Ayler is interested.

Blogger #7139 October 24, 2016 2:10 PM  

The folks at Wikipedia just love you, Vox. They really, really do.

Blogger GFR October 24, 2016 2:12 PM  

How tough would it be to represent authors who write traditional science fiction as black, female, muslims (based on self-identification)?
.
Then they could sweep the awards based on their inherent quality, and not be shut out because they were written by White Males..

Anonymous A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Deplorable Cents October 24, 2016 2:15 PM  

Again, Wikipedia is the domain of obsessive losers who patrol their page domains with the ferocity of a pack of Cosplayers attacking a crate of Cheetos.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan October 24, 2016 2:17 PM  

My simple understanding is that "we" have enough votes to boost the true whackos to the top of the Hugo pile and that pile turns out to be shit. Such as "Hair Weaves in Space" and other tales of ass fuckery written by crazy cat ladies.

Anonymous Most Rabid Ratel October 24, 2016 2:18 PM  

#6277 Hammer wrote:I hear Allen Ayler is interested.

He first need to come for a short stay-over in South Africa. The difference between a tourist and a racist is two weeks. He will then be primed for life.

Blogger kh123 October 24, 2016 2:30 PM  

"Wikipedia is something special. It is like a library or a public park."

Do not walk on the grass. No dogs allowed. No loitering. No digging under the Cultural Center. Move along.

Blogger JDC October 24, 2016 2:41 PM  

Do not walk on the grass. No dogs allowed. No loitering. No digging under the Cultural Center. Move along.

SJW canines may shit wherever they like, however, and the narrative is that it tastes like cinnamon rolls.

Blogger l' Américain October 24, 2016 2:43 PM  

I think wikipedia is like a library or public park.... It seems to be filled with vagrants.

Blogger l' Américain October 24, 2016 2:44 PM  

@1

I smell a meme.

Blogger RmaxGenactivePUA Mgtow October 24, 2016 2:48 PM  

Wikipedia also known as so many jews, so little time ...

Blogger RmaxGenactivePUA Mgtow October 24, 2016 2:48 PM  

Wikipedia also known as so many jews, so little time ...

Anonymous Galactic Starfleets of Deplorable Spartacus October 24, 2016 3:15 PM  

JDC wrote:Do not walk on the grass. No dogs allowed. No loitering. No digging under the Cultural Center. Move along.

SJW canines may shit wherever they like, however, and the narrative is that it tastes like cinnamon rolls.


with delicious rainbow sparklies on top.

Blogger Undocumented Pharmacist October 24, 2016 3:34 PM  

For Safari, this seems like it would work with some tweaking.

https://github.com/sjmulder/urlrewrite-safari

Anonymous bagger vance October 24, 2016 3:36 PM  

"He states he is a member of Mensa [unreliable source?]"

lol indeed.

Anonymous An Extremely Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than A Basket Of Twenty Deplorable Cents October 24, 2016 3:37 PM  

Again, Wikipedia is a collection of close-minded SJW's who have a passive aggressive approach to maintaining their ever shifting narrative even in the face of contradictory, real world, evidence.

Blogger James Dixon October 24, 2016 3:56 PM  

> ... with the ferocity of a pack of Cosplayers attacking a crate of Cheetos.

Hey, NACPALT. :)

Actually, I suspect most aren't like that. Cosplay is apparently a lot more popular than people give it credit for being, and the Cheetos snorting version are probably a small minority.

Blogger Kyle Searle October 24, 2016 4:09 PM  

A shitlord that uses Macs voluntarily? Seems unlikely...

Blogger #6277 Hammer October 24, 2016 4:12 PM  

Most Rabid Ratel

"He first need to come for a short stay-over in South Africa. The difference between a tourist and a racist is two weeks"
Heh.....the snowflake will melt

Blogger Undocumented Pharmacist October 24, 2016 4:53 PM  

Verified this extension from github will work on Mac:

https://github.com/sjmulder/urlrewrite-safari

Use this string as source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki

And this as destination: http://infogalactic.com/info

In the settings once its installed.

Blogger Matthew October 24, 2016 5:27 PM  

Kyle Searle wrote:A shitlord that uses Macs voluntarily? Seems unlikely...

I use a Mac to produce the ebooks and print editions for almost all Castalia House books. Markku and Vox have expressed chagrin as well as derision.

Anonymous Connor October 24, 2016 5:38 PM  

The new safari extension stuff seems way more complicated than it used to be.

The above urlrewrite-safari extension does the trick, but I figured I'd take a stab at creating an Infogalactic specific extension.

This is a bit rough, as it looks like the extension needs to be part of a macOS app now. So, most of the stuff is boilerplate this time around.

If you want to download the code it's on Github.

https://github.com/avb/infosextant-safari

If you download and run this app it will install the extension. Just close the app and delete it afterwards. It's the boilerplate, blank window XCode app and does nothing right now.

Infosextant.app.zip

Blogger Jack Ward October 24, 2016 6:23 PM  

#21
I thought Markku was still doing all that. He's become an executive and/or on call emergency trouble shooter for the tough ones?
Anyway, why would they care? The books are coming out pretty good as I see it.

Anonymous Bukulu October 24, 2016 8:06 PM  

Kyle @ 18,

"A shitlord that uses Macs voluntarily? Seems unlikely..."

Now that it's *nix-under-the-hood, it's a little hard to tell.

Anonymous Deplorable Psychedelic Cat Hair October 24, 2016 8:36 PM  

Nigga please! Been using them since the IIVX

Anonymous Post Alley Crock Pot of Tasty Smelling Non-Vegan, Cruelty-Enhanced Food October 24, 2016 10:38 PM  

"Wikipedia is something special."

Yes, it's the Special Short Bus for all of the mid-wits with SD +1.0 to SD +2.5 intelligence ...

Smart enough to fool the masses, not smart enough to fool the genuinely talented and intelligent, and every time they have to confront that fact, it's like some Army DI is yelling at them, "SUCK IT UP, BUTTERCUP!"

[this provocation to Two Minutes of Wikipedia hate brought to you by the Society for Making Ebullient Rationalisers Think] :-)

Anonymous A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents October 24, 2016 11:13 PM  

Again, Wikipedia has become much less of an information source and much, much more of a propaganda source. Because SJW's cannot restrain themselves from seeking to impose their ever shape shifting idea of "fairness" on everyone else.

Blogger Matthew October 25, 2016 12:13 AM  

Jack Ward wrote:#21

I thought Markku was still doing all that. He's become an executive and/or on call emergency trouble shooter for the tough ones?

Anyway, why would they care? The books are coming out pretty good as I see it.


Markku's assistants now have assistants.

Blogger Roger G2 October 25, 2016 4:37 AM  

Gotta love those yearly headlines, too:
"Day outsmarted again!"
"Puppies soundly defeated!"
"Vile RP's attempt to derail Hugos thwarted-again!"

And it cracks me up every single time.

Blogger Dirk Manly October 26, 2016 2:21 PM  

Unix, man. Underneath the Apple GUI. assfuckery, it's shitlord UNIX.

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