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Delighted to see that is becoming a thing once again

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similar to counting the rings on a tree, you can estimate the age of a gamer by if their pc case has outgrown its youthful coloration for a quieter, more restrained plumage

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RT @IamGMJohnson@twitter.com

1 billion dollars was given to rebuild Notre Dame. 20 million is being given to save the earth. twitter.com/ap/status/11659501

🐦🔗: twitter.com/IamGMJohnson/statu

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brave of them to name a convenience store after 7/11. mever forget

...idk if it makes sense to be hopeful but automattic seems a lot less likely to screw up tumblr than soulless megacorp verizon

then again, now that lots of people have left, it's not clear they'll return.

maybe the best case for tumblr is being like flickr post-yahoo.

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One demand I think we see too little of when talking about the climate crisis is taxation.
In particular of the very wealthy.

I think it would be very fair to demand a wealth tax (above some threshold) and / or a transaction tax to provide funds specifically to tackle the crisis.

The wealthiest among us cause by far the most emissions and have historically profited far more than most from our fossil fuelled society.

Also, this would help mitigate the risk that the response to the climate crisis is hijacked to transfer yet more wealth and power to our financial elites.

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time to scream into my pillow for eight consecutive hours, good night

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"Wired Love" (1880) and "The Matrix" (1999) share the same duality of hacker lifestyles, separated by more than a century.

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"At what age is it best to crush a child’s dreams so that they have an easier time stepping in to the status quo?"

"You fool. You do not do such things to children. A child is like a poison missile you aim at the Future. You encourage, fund and resource their dreams to the fullest extent of your capability, knowing that your reward will be the pain and misery of generations yet unborn."

-- Warren Ellis
warrenellis.com/?p=8090

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RT @againstutopia@twitter.com

I absolutely love what capitalism is doing to story-telling

highlights: Netflix has algorithmically determined that a show's optimal runtime to maximize new customer acquisition and retention is 2 seasons, also showrunners want a raise after two seasons, so fuck them too

🐦🔗: twitter.com/againstutopia/stat

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Someone working at Facebook thinks it's "uncool" that I criticize someone working at Google when they try to lecture about privacy...

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starting a bondage session alright let's set up the rules

The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL
NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and
"OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in
RFC 2119.

sub: "h-how do you do that with your mouth. the capitalization. the citation. wh—"

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Few industries make the case for seizing the means of production quite so well as academic publishing. We do the research, write the papers, referee the papers and make the journals "influential" by citing the papers. And the publishers take the profits.

The news stories about "Plan S" never seem to quote anyone saying the whole system is exploitative and corrupt and needs to be burned down. 🤔

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It's amazing how far I've come considering how little I actually know

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