This Hand-Coded Collapse Blog – Built with Open Source Software and on The World's Worst Blogging Platform™ – is Being Shut Down

This "hand-coded" collapse blog is being shut down, which effectively means...

So as stated at the beginning of my previous post, yes, I've decided to shut down this hand-coded From Filmers to Farmers blog of mine. I'm guessing you've never heard of the term "hand-coded blog" before (as opposed to just "blog") and might not even know what it means. If that's the case then you're about to find out what exactly it is that it means,  because it's via hand-coding that I inadvertently ended up starting this haphazard blog in the first place.

For starters, and having a thoroughly incomplete 190,000+ word manuscript called From Filmers to Farmers: From

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Will Sexist, Racist Robots and their Progressive Coders Oppress James Damore and the Rest of Us White Males Even Further?

Don't you ever let a robot tell you you're not good enough just because you're a white male!

Due to my preoccupation with that excruciatingly long third Svalbard post I put up a couple of weeks ago I'm a bit late to the Google / James Damore ordeal, perhaps a bit of a blessing in disguise for Damore since this may very well be construed as giving him the luxury of a sixteenth minute of fame. If you missed all the hubbub, Damore's the guy that got fired from Google back in August for voicing his thoughts on why there are fewer women employed in tech industries than men. Selling himself as a brave truth teller, Damore followed up

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Svalbard Global Seed Vault: Cary Fowler's Vanity Project and the Greatest Scam Since the Dawn of Agriculture

Sure, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is out to conserve our agricultural diversity, but who exactly is that diversity being saved for? [part 3/3]

So with part 1 in this series having explained how the Svalbard Global Seed Vault might be even less secure than what's been recently conveyed by the popular press, and with part 2 having relayed just two of which could have been many more statements that might cajole somebody into questioning the motivations behind the Svalbard Global Seed Vault itself, a not-quite undeserved query to come about from all this might therefore be something along the lines of "What then could the purpose of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault effectively be?"

That question would've stumped me as it would've stumped

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Svalbard Global Seed Vault: Seed Saving-Cum-Taxidermy

With Svalbard designed for depositing seeds (not withdrawals), and with surreptitious & slimy arguments defending it, what might be its ulterior motive be? [part 2/3]

As odd as it sounds, I can't help but think that it's so ridiculously easy to point fingers at the short-sightedness of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault that not only is it also all-too-easy to label it as the "Vault of Doom", but that this can lead one to miss out on the much more dire issue of what the Vault represents in the present.

If we look at the Vault's layout, it turns out that the access tunnel from its main door was designed and built to slope downwards, a rather questionable idea when you think about the effects

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Svalbard Global Seed Vault: Not the "Doomsday Seed Vault" But Rather the "Vault of Doom"

The Vault is "supposed to last for eternity", yet didn't take the effects of climate change into consideration. What about the "unknown unknowns"? [part 1/3]

The sheer sensationalism of doom-laden Internet headlines doled out by journalists raised on Hollywood disaster movies (and now clickbait) recently reared their ugly head again, this time in regards to the venerated Svalbard Global Seed Vault. I'm no fan of what some have misleadingly nicknamed the "Doomsday Seed Vault", but with journalists narrowly clamouring on about some recent hiccoughs that the Vault experienced does the greater catastrophe that the Vault represents get obfuscated. Those recent hiccoughs are certainly nothing to scoff at (as I'll explain), but by missing out on the greater implications they imply does the fundamental problems of

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