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Tom Gara @tomgara PGP: http://bit.ly/1Nja4jP

through meditation i program my heart to beat breakbeats and hum basslines upon exhalation. (works at @facebook, views my own, etc)

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Joined Twitter 5/7/07


@SirajAHashmi @ZaleskiLuke This is just a thing of beauty https://t.co/P23XehihsgFeels almost historic to be here for the discovery of an entirely new reply guy https://t.co/FQwtyziV9F @tomgara @yashar "The newspaper also clarified that Wolfe was not a full-time employee and did not have a contract… https://t.co/M1c0gbXfjp
Retweeted by Tom Gara @yashar They seem to have told WaPo she wasn’t on any kind of contract, so they’re definitely contesting your reporting! @ranjanxroy In that sense I would compare it to stuff like ICANN or the Unicode Consortium or whatever - or maybe s… https://t.co/zbniCtyL9L @ranjanxroy Yeah I don’t think we’re there yet, but not crazy to see this ending up as a mixture of company policy,… https://t.co/I2vh5FPVgmThis is a really fascinating & important story. So much of the plumbing of the internet is held together by global… https://t.co/JXUPgxG6iX @tomgara I was able to interpolate & reconstruct an elaborate story in my imagination about what happened though, a… https://t.co/boxzl4SFVg
Retweeted by Tom GaraThe NYPost story on it also had no new reporting and just cited Yashar tweets plus, in a kinda comical boomercore w… https://t.co/uVw4vx1rNSHere’s the Daily Mail’s coverage of the Wolfe thing - it has no original reporting, is based entirely on a Yashar t… https://t.co/Ykq2T9KO0q @willystaley Yeah I just went and checked, this is the entirety of their reporting, and they actually misreport wha… https://t.co/iesu5mIwFk @AliceFromQueens I don’t think he got anything wrong - if you read his tweets they just said she’s no longer there… https://t.co/ViYiUQ93RE @willystaley Literally just sourced to Yashar’s tweets I think?(Also, it’s a genuine testament to the power of @yashar’s twitter that this controversy has been based entirely, fr… https://t.co/C0zlzroaCuThis seemed very likely from the beginning and I’d expect some more clearing up of the story in the coming days https://t.co/liVal1kkYC
1/25
2021
I’ve never met a truly decent person who becomes nasty when they’re drunk https://t.co/mOH95Ah7uJObviously we can’t comment on personnel matters except for this one particular comment on this personnel matter https://t.co/dO1o8JVrWkWe trained an AI on every Adam Curtis documentary and this is what it… https://t.co/wJbp6dOasaA warning for New Yorkers: we’ve got a real scumbag on the loose https://t.co/xfMFYJnGBfI'm dismayed we're still seeing this kind of evidence-free shaming a year into the pandemic. Individuals and small… https://t.co/Hyv1OyAjjX
Retweeted by Tom GaraI have no idea what the real story is with this reporter seemingly fired by the NYTimes for saying some aspect of t… https://t.co/lbJ6fx4gCN
Retweeted by Tom GaraJust yesterday we noticed that this was literally the first weekend where we’ve been outside walking around and fel… https://t.co/Arfx8CevuK @canonizer @jilliancyork I’m in favor of not firing people @tysonbrody I don’t think making fun of journo tweets is comparable to actually trying to get them fired though. Li… https://t.co/it46aKzcL2Maybe I’m wrong and they’re just awful and suck, but this NYT firing situation seems like a classic in the genre of… https://t.co/58sKyvuexl @blakehounshell @jduffyrice @Olivianuzzi I feel like the Gen x translation for this is heh
1/24
2021
This photo made me feel cold https://t.co/n1v9JcqMJe @dodaistewart Go with God @Emarieg We wash them with the rest of our stuff in a warm cycle on the machine, no dramaNew York State and New York City now above-average in the share of vaccine doses distributed. But California ranks… https://t.co/zn0dKmKWwj
Retweeted by Tom Gara @hassankhan @wirecutter This seems cool https://t.co/RrOWRZmK1G @mayavas @tomgara You can get very high quality selections of those and more fluffy luxurious towels and things her… https://t.co/RbSwkFOVMn
Retweeted by Tom Gara @hassankhan Hmm I dunno, we got ours at some cutesy little store. If you google it there are a ton of sites doing l… https://t.co/oygieVdaH8 @ginja0 They’re actually very soft, just not fluffy. But they’re extremely absorbent, are really comfy to wrap arou… https://t.co/wwKiaq1pWhJust a full spectrum of technical superiority over legacy towels, it’s like the shift from internal combustion engi… https://t.co/QNaY3MLg2R @thisisnotapril @or_vice_versace They’re both insanely absorbent and they dry in like, minutes? It’s actually kinda miraculous @yashar @katienotopoulos Wasn’t sure my take was ready for the big leagues @Olivianuzzi The fluff is a red herring @SophieWarnes No, for drying yourself @Olivianuzzi Only game in town for the beach / pool. But also a superstar for daily home use @KathyHulme Yes @katienotopoulos Yashar has known about this for a long time and is happy to see it finally being reportedWe went all in on foutas in 2020 and it was just a huge life upgrade. There’s no reason you need to live another da… https://t.co/VaweoiOZgOI have a towel related public service announcement: you need to get a fouta, often sold as a Turkish style towel in… https://t.co/EL4NTUsbIYOk it turns out this is doable and being done, just not in NY because we’re not allowed nice things https://t.co/n7N8RnsV2G @tomgara This is happening in my county in Michigan. You register on the county site...answer a few questions re ag… https://t.co/6k7p1xz7oJ
Retweeted by Tom GaraI’m sure there’s some good reason why this isn’t doable, but it seems like the way more obvious way to do the vacci… https://t.co/ycH5lpnaUt @tomgara More accurate. https://t.co/1ChHqxfFp9
Retweeted by Tom GaraThe trolley problem, but for student loan forgiveness https://t.co/eQ0n7QxGEX @tomgara @benyt Then there was the reporters who filed taxi receipts from a trip on an aircraft carrier - and when… https://t.co/blHlKwiNUs
Retweeted by Tom Gara(That anecdote and so many more great ones are from: https://t.co/2VAlaK6oKG)My favorite luxuriant Time magazine story is that when their editor in chief was visiting a satellite office in Whi… https://t.co/q7FRwBHUIJUpdate: @McKinsey Russia has sent me a statement: “McKinsey supports its employees' rights to participate legally… https://t.co/t3LOnQXk8G
Retweeted by Tom GaraNeedless to say, McKinsey Russia counts many major state-owned companies as clients. I wonder if they would fire em… https://t.co/PHqULkVMTP
Retweeted by Tom GaraI tried watching the Fran Liebowitz doc and it made me want to open a string of Chase branchesThese comments from the Microsoft president are amazing — just a very honest and straightforward description of how… https://t.co/DcRYmFwFsjFull transcript related to MSPAC donations at an employee townhall. Worth reading. https://t.co/IyNyBCbJb4
Retweeted by Tom GaraBoston Globe launches ‘Fresh Start’ initiative: People can apply to have past coverage about them in the paper revi… https://t.co/7Q06IGoXok
Retweeted by Tom Gara @trishtaylor @nekware Just wanted to note here that you appear to have an awesome jobA new apple dropped https://t.co/BeLPLDFE2N @AdamIss At least your kids have excellent taste @trishtaylor @venessawong @RobertaFKing Trish I am eagerly awaiting the Evercrisp!Last weekend I bought a couple pounds of fancy apples from the farmers market, a mix of obscure cultivars called li… https://t.co/aKkALtvCwy
1/23
2021
@mollyhc @katienotopoulos @ambiej @daveyalba @juliareinstein @anushkapatil The desk in the center of the room like… https://t.co/UGfulIwJj2 @katienotopoulos @mollyhc @ambiej @daveyalba @juliareinstein @anushkapatil Great set up in general, Molly!I wouldn't worry too much about this Gamestop 70% stock surge thing, history suggests that aggrieved gamers co-ordi… https://t.co/7UpwZf6zJlI stopped to think about it today and I literally can't remember what's the last thing I saw Trump saying? It's pos… https://t.co/IUZb5I9rO3A weird thing about being so extremely On Twitter is I can’t tell whether Trump has entirely disappeared from visib… https://t.co/pBHwSRL11NTalking GameStop next with @kgreifeld https://t.co/AlWXaEc04k
Retweeted by Tom Gara @JHWeissmann Trump will never make it past the primariesThe 2016 parallels to the stock market being memelorded are everywhere. You'd assume there are guardrails against t… https://t.co/psTDbTKETeThe stock market is just fantastically weird right now. It's such a huge story, and very reminiscent of the politic… https://t.co/zh0YfdS3gyAt the close, GameStop is worth $4.5 billion, its highest market cap since late 2015 and 18X what it was worth half… https://t.co/rALlMU4tAn
Retweeted by Tom Gara"I’ve got an art degree, a fiction MFA, a box of pens and a grudge" https://t.co/YJH2eOWcd5“The name of the company, Gamestop It is a cutting edge video game store out of the Grapevine, Texas awaiting immin… https://t.co/JrImpMfRFo
Retweeted by Tom Garait's hard to hear "you should invest 15 percent of your income into total stock market index funds" when for two ye… https://t.co/Ov9FDJo98D
Retweeted by Tom GaraAndrew Yang's "my vision for NYC's Jewish community" op-ed begins by noting he loves to eat at Russ & Daughters, go… https://t.co/bTj0Hd1t5U2020 was the biggest year for home purchases since 2006 https://t.co/ZbagQhtG1pFar be it from me, of all people, to shade someone for leaning into their heritage but https://t.co/S3Y12rHTAm
Retweeted by Tom GaraAndrew Yang, a college-educated professional who moved to New York City to start his career, and fell in love with… https://t.co/QrHp9etFwq
Retweeted by Tom Gara @msgracefh i mean, i certainly wouldn't want to live on itHave to say, with all due respect, looks like Mars sucks https://t.co/k8gLtqS7ypgirlbosses, is it sexist to sit in a chair https://t.co/eZ3VARdFGF
Retweeted by Tom GaraThis has over 3k retweets yet is incredibly misleading. And similar headlines elsewhere. One of those things that p… https://t.co/lRX0RZrZ9u
Retweeted by Tom GaraI feel like I see NYT people on the news side be way more opinionated than this on Twitter pretty regularly these d… https://t.co/1PtfQN4uf1“GLENN GREENWALD MOMENTS AWAY” https://t.co/wc7zOqad19
Retweeted by Tom GaraThese two women do the same work and make roughly the same amount of money. In San Francisco, she's homeless. In Da… https://t.co/prxr0LKBRn
Retweeted by Tom GaraRIP, Loon https://t.co/GpwSUPKRJq @DanielYRubin I guess my point is that I don't think it's insane for there to be weird parliamentary maneuvers that… https://t.co/YF0QLdKsmEI guess what I'm advocating for is a return of the artisinal craft filibusterLike if filibustering really required marathon talking for days on end, it would at least be an emergency break gla… https://t.co/SHQQ2P5EejI don't find the underlying filibuster concept itself *that* weird, but it's bizarre how the US basically transitio… https://t.co/pafJLsTj2G
1/22
2021
A pretty fun welcome back post from Slate Star Codex https://t.co/zr6hpU5hm4 https://t.co/Sg2cPXUmnTThis is an incredibly powerful form of what news people call the "to-be-sure paragraph" https://t.co/SDT3Yn2Em8(Like, in both total number of years and % of his life, Andrew Yang is more from-here than AOC, who it would be ver… https://t.co/njfGA5hdUqIt's notable that NYC pols feel comfortable dropping this "you're not from here" language on Andrew Yang, who's as… https://t.co/HmsoAW2JnKAndrew Yang innocent https://t.co/iuI65fNFIcThis is the moment. Facebook has referred Trump's suspension to the @OversightBoard, an independent global body o… https://t.co/tZUpTQiGV9
Retweeted by Tom GaraThe final paragraph of this is so perfect and succinct https://t.co/AL7bSQ8MF8Professor @Schwarzenegger’s Facebook class is back in session in the comments on his vaccine video. https://t.co/47rmniAK5M
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1/21
2021

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