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Who am I? I am a translator, webcartoonist and once and future musician/songwriter. Married to an American artist/scholar/teacher who is a mass shooting survivor. Old as dirt, feeling twice as old again. Two stepkids, two dogs, one cat. Politics generally left, philosophically an anarchist. Non-religious, history of undiagnosed depression. Like beer, need coffee. Has a sociopath's palate. Love things that go Zworp.

thinking about self driving cars, but the cars are longer, with capacity for about 90 people per car. and maybe we could simplify the decision-making of the AI by providing a set path and schedule that they would adhere to. perhaps a physical mechanism on which the self-driving car could always be on, something like a rail to minimize them going off path and being a danger to cyclists or pedestrians. anyone in Silicon Valley want to fund this? we could even chain the cars together to maximize efficiency.

Precies 40 jaar geleden richtten Grijze Wolven wekenlang een bloedbad aan onder de alevitische bevolking van de Turkse stad Çorum. Meer 100 mensen werden gedood. Dat het er niet méér waren kwam door de verdedigingslinies die linksen aan wisten te leggen.

money (-), need help 

Hey, I am a disabled queer suffering from trauma and I've basically reached the end of my ability to work (the little I was capable of) until I deal with my trauma and related things in some way. I've been running on empty for a very long time.

This month I announced that Mutant Standard is on hiatus and I refunded everyone for this month in case they aren't on board with this so I'm set back already.

Any help is much appreciated, I'm really sorry.


"has largely allowed existing hierarchies to expand by scaling up abuse"

It's interesting that this description works for a lot of modern problems, from palm oil to Foxxconn to Twitter.

This is why I've always winced when Silicon Valley people spent the last decade proudly shouting 'we do massive scale and exponential growth!' to everyone in earshot as if they thought they were advertising themselves as a solution and not an existential threat.

white atheists are so enlightened they managed to completely reproduce patriarchal and white supremacist culture of american christianity in a mere fraction of the time it took to establish that culture in america

Gardening, peppers 

When the sun comes back, I will bring them back outside in reverse order, with the Adjuma/Madame Jeannettes staying inside the longest. They can only be outside at all if there's plenty of sunlight.
However, some of the C. Chinensis are starting to bud, including the Bode Reds which have been my other problem children. And all the C. annuum plants can now stay outside regardless. They will do fine as long as they don't get eaten.

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Gardening, peppers 

The C. Chinensis peppers are not doing so well, right now. Slow vegetative growth, lots of damage from snails, slugs and other small creatures. For the chilly days, I've started to take the Adjuma/Madame Jeannette plants back in for some recuperation under gentle grow lights, and then I started bringing in the habaneros and Devil's Tongue Reds in as well. Those latter cultivars are now on the windowsill with only existing ambient light.

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Gardening, peppers 

Heatwave followed by some rainy days, then some average days, now followed by a week of grey, chilly, rainy days.
Towards the end of the heatwave, my bell and Hungarian Wax peppers started to drop flowers and I got a bit concerned about that. Turns out all they needed was a break from the unrelenting dry heat. During the average days, the Hungarian Wax started producing abundantly and I should start looking for goulash recipes now. /1

As Trump boosts far-Right and fascist movements while solidifying racist policies, his rhetoric of "the real fascists" coming from "the Left" is right out of the white nationalist playbook that the far-Right has been pulling from for years.

It's hard to get up when he's cuddling me like this. I'm under the duvet.

18 months ago, I made the best decision of my life and brought this one home from the dogs home. He'd been taken back twice and we were warned he would be hard work, but he's been an angel every single day since and nothing more than an excitable pup. I love you with all my heart Ziggy 💜

Money quote:
"…Things are in such disarray in the world, that basically nobody's going to notice if musicians just put out their own back catalogs themselves without permission. The mega-conglomerate labels are now run by people in their twenties, and music released in the '70s, '80s and '90s isn't much different than music released in the '40s or '50s to these children. They have no interest in any of it."

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Interesting Facebook post from Anil Prasad urging artists whose copyrighted work is being held up by major labels to just go ahead and re-release it.
This fits the frame of my own thinking about what copyright should be and what it should be for.

Anil Prasad has followed up with The Intelligent Musician's Guide To Stealing Your Music Back From A Label.
It's on Facebook, but still worth a read and he probably won't mind if you repost it (I'll ask, later).

Anil Prasad has followed up with The Intelligent Musician's Guide To Stealing Your Music Back From A Label.
It's on Facebook, but still worth a read and he probably won't mind if you repost it (I'll ask, later).

Today on Bandcamp I discovered loads of new music and bought albums by Sumac, Wren, Rivers of Nihil and Slomatics (plus 20 demos from Goatprayer records for £2). If you're not on the Bandcamp bandwagon, you're missing out on so much good music!

If the only music you listen to is what you discovered in high school and you're over the age of 30 I highly recommend you head over to Bandcamp to update your musical tastes.

#bandcamp #music

It's time to give those musical knick-knacks the dusting they deserve.

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