Ethnic Affinity

Facebook started targeting ads based on its perception of a person’s race or ethnicity, but just to be safe without actually taking into account their race or ethnicity. The magic PR BS word they invented for it is “ethnic affinity.”

They want to monetize every aspect of your identity, whether that’s an ethnic affiliation or a preference for bean thread noodles.

The problem is that profiling somebody’s ethnic affinities has a lot more cultural baggage attached to it—to say the least—than profiling somebody’s taste in restaurants. And that’s why Facebook’s multicultural targeting scheme is getting a lot more pushback than the company bargained for.

Sucralose

Drinking a can of Dr Pepper and reading the list of ingredients, besides sugar and artificial sweeteners I found one that struck me as interesting: “Sucralose.”

Sucralose is “non-nutritive” and about 600 times as sweet as ordinary sugar. It’s so useless for anything else even it’s name has 200% sugar. 😂

Impostors, Sadists and Immoral Lunatics

It’s sad that it takes 120+ scholars to refute a bunch of lunatics.  As we all know ISIL stands for „Impostors, Sadists and Immoral Lunatics.“