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As we watch events in Texas unfold, bear in mind that Texas "seceded" from the US national electrical grid in order to avoid federal regulation. They privatized their grid into the hands of a few wealthy people. As a result there are only two limited interconnects making it impossible for surrounding states to share power to keep Texas afloat in terms of electric power.

All this suffering in Texas should not be happening. The grid in Texas is intact, they just don't have generation capacity. If Texas had remained part of the US grid, power from as far away as California, Washington, West Virginia, Tennessee, Florida, could be routed to Texas. Looking at the real-time data here, the US grid is running at more than 200 GW below capacity. There's enough power to hold up two states of Texas even if Texas had no generation at all. But we can't send them power.

Keep this in mind when rich people trick the public and politicians about privatization, and spout garbage like "going it alone, in keeping with the pioneering spirit of the USA". No. Organized cooperation is power. Going it alone is weakness.

Don't believe in cooperation? Study how the Roman army was organized. It was all about very tightly organized cooperation, starting with an individual soldier and those to his immediate left and right. This is how 8,000 Romans could take on 80,000 and methodically slaughter the 80,000 with zero losses.
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Multi-million dollar video game companies when archivist web host and share all of their 40 years old games that they don't sell anymore.

CC @coolboymew

Howdy, federverse. Twitter has suspended me for quoting the Simpsons, so I'm probably going to be here more often if my appeal fails.

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asking for financial help 

Hey folks, the DWP have reduced our benefits again, so if you'd like to help a trans disabled couple survive, please retweet and consider donating if you can. Thank you! ko-fi.com/A231B07

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When asked about fears of automation in 1969, Arthur C. Clarke famously said that we shouldn't worry about automation: "the goal of the future is full unemployment, so we can play." I have never seen his answer quoted in full.

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still doing lil among us style sketches for the price of one whole ko-fi (so we can pay for food and travel and other life things!)

ko-fi.com/tinygoblin

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asking for financial help, urgent, plz boost if u can 

hey y'all, sorry to do this again. we had a reduction in benefits due to me getting a small adult dependant's grant from student finance, and it's gonna be a 2 week wait on my student finance

we now have less than £20 to last until it comes through and i'm stressed as heck rn and it's messing with my health

my commissions are open but i'm only taking on a couple of them cuz of my workload right now and there's a 2+week wait

or if anyone can donate that would be awesome paypal.me/n7loren​

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In the USA, a typical person has $60000 of debt by the end of their life. Your overall net wealth is very likely to be a negative number, after living to get into debt and perpetually paying it back. Over an entire human lifetime, most people in the richest country the world has ever known, will effectively own nothing and earn less than nothing.

And yet, the idea persists that communism is bad because it means that “you can’t own anything.”

You don’t own anything now.

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It’s not a proper reboot unless it’s gayer than the original.

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The fact that Doc from back to the future pronounces it "Jiggawatts" suggests he's only ever read it, and that he's entirely self-taught

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California admits it doesn't have firefighters this summer because the near-free, slave labor of state prisoners they have used in the past is locked down with #COVID19

sacbee.com/news/california/fir

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When I say “making games accessible to all kinds of people is important” and you say “but that puts more crunch on developers,” the logical conclusion isn’t “accessibility isn’t worth it” it’s “ban crunch and form unions”

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RT @Pookleblinky
Reminder that debt is sold for pennies on the dollar. John Oliver bought $15 million worth of debt for $60,000, then cancelled it.

Any single billionaire could cancel a huge hunk of student loan debt for pocket change.

They choose not to.

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Hot off the presses:

Synaptics Inc. on Tuesday said it has agreed to pay $250 million for the wireless IoT business of Broadcom Inc. Under terms of the all-cash transaction, Synaptics will pick up certain rights to Broadcom's Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS/GNSS products and business in the IoT market.

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RT @JoshuaPotash
DC police are now doing this every night when they think the cameras are gone.

Trashing food and medical supplies, hitting people in the face, using mace.

The police brutality. Has. Not. Stopped.

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Survey about Hulu for class, Please boost (1/2) 

Hey, can people help me with a survey I need to conduct for class? I need people who use Hulu on a TV to answer ten statements for me on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 is least agree and 5 is most agree. Please post your answers as a reply. Thank you so much! 😊

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