Mum: So your brother came back from a party last night and he was very annoyed. I asked him what happened and he said, "Drama. Lots of drama." Apparently some of the girls at the party ... got together and *in a whisper* had a threesome.
Me: ... Ok.
Mum: But isn't that weird that girls do that now days.
Me: Not really.
Mum: But no one did that at parties back in the eighties.
Me: No, they definitely did. You just weren't invited to those parties.
The repairable flatpack toaster project is about designing a toaster that can be assembled and repaired by users. The purpose of the project is using the toaster as an example to demonstrate the feasibility of DIY assemblable and repairable consumer products. It also serves the purpose to challenge the way how products are designed and manufactured in general.
@bob Looking back on when I was a progressive liberal, it's maddening how naive that idea is. I was honestly one step away from "you know what, I'll just send all the CEOs and senators an email - once they realize how sensible all this is I'm sure they'll come around!"
They don't get into that position by being stupid, y'all. They know that other ideas might work, but when you say "making people's lives better" they hear "loosening the subjugation of our workers" which is just not an option
An exhausted workforce is pliable, easily manipulated, ready to buy all the convenience products you can sell them. Better yet, they're unwilling to organize or take direct action - they don't have the time or energy
This is the factor that progressivism fails to recognize: that we're miserable because they need us to be, not because our interests conflict with their desire for money
@Zuph The liberal worldview relies on the idea that the system is ruled by the will of the people, so if that's the case then force is never justified - they just need to be told more clearly what the will of the people is and they'll happily oblige
Nevermind that that's been proven bullshit all throughout history
@Zuph Protests only work as a threat of force. They work when the ruling class can be certain that most if not all of the people they see *will* take action if they don't get what they want
But they know liberals won't, because their brainwashing has convinced them that rioting is "improper"
There's a pervasive liberal myth that the powerful care, or even want to know, what we think. It's the same thought process behind sidewalk protests, because the thing that *really* causes change is witty slogans on posterboard
These things have *never* worked, yet people still believe that all we need is a few more signatures and a few more protestors and then they'll crack. Why should they?
The only language the ruling class speaks is force. If you don't make it more damaging for them to keep up than to relent to you, they won't give a fuck
There are two possible outcomes from obtaining a porn license the way the UK government wants people to do:
Either the government gets to blackmail you, or hackers who get through shoddy government IT security get to blackmail you
For real though, I don't get why anyone working in science in the 21st century would be anything other than anticapitalist. Or critical of it at the very least. It does nothing but make our lives difficult.
We're all constantly grovelling for funds. Important articles are hidden behind paywalls. We need to pay to get stuff published. And I'm so tired of hearing things like "yes we'd love to hire you, but we don't have any funding right now."
Fuck me, I'm glad I escaped from the Green Party while I could, their press officer has just been outed as an Eco-Fascist.
I can tell you these sentiments are very common within the party and wider green circles in the UK.
It is kinda irritating that the deepweb, darkweb, and darknet is portrayed by pop culture as a scary place where shady shit is around every corner.
Btw Deepweb ≠ Darkweb ≠ Darknet. Deepweb is just anything not indexed by major search engines things like pages that do not want robot crawls, or things that can't be index such as private & dynamic pages, the darkweb (subcategory of deepweb) is a http based network that requires special software to reach, and a darknet is a network that isn't available over the internet for what ever reason.
Deepweb is something pretty much everyone who has used the internet have experienced. The Darkweb has shady shit but is also got plenty of stuff that isn't, you aren't likely to stumble upon shady shit if you are careful but that goes for the surface web too, as for darknet you won't be able to reach any darknets except you own network if the internet cuts out.
Electronics engineering anarchist in the east of the UK, scifi/fantasy/tabletop gaming/dance
I'm a mess, sorry
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