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Consumerism has done this weird trick of pushing "convenience" as a kind of moral sentiment. It does not apply to "work" (or "labor" to those on the left) which is supposed to be non-fun but required.

The central idea seem to be that anything that is not one's "job" should involve as little effort as possible. Laziness is a virtue and anything that requires effort is dismissed as foolish, old-fashioned drudgery. But don't most rewarding things require effort?

If we want people to move away from corporate hegemony, we will also need to convince people that convenience is often not a virtue and that doing things the hard way can be fun, interesting and convivial (not to mention more sustainable, local and humane).

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Latest Egg map of India. It is ridiculous for eggs to not be on offer for India’s children. Surest and safest way to end malnutrition. Map via @roadscholarz

During a war, how do you protect your savings?

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Weird #mastodon trick / useful bug

Everyone knows by now that you can fake a draft mode by composing a toot, setting its privacy to direct, not @-ing anyone, and clicking "toot!". Then delete+redraft later to edit it again and choose a more public privacy setting or @ someone.

Did you know that if you press reply while editing one of these and say "yes, discard", it will keep any images and image descriptions from the draft, and put them on the reply instead?

#MastoDev #MastoTip

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a story about a huge malicious tor exit operation:

Blog: "How Malicious Tor Relays are Exploiting Users in 2020 (Part I)
>23% of the Tor network’s exit capacity has been attacking Tor users"

Imagine a world where these governments can no longer tax people. How would these power hungry control freak governments survive?

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This is some serious neo-colonial bs. Who just goes into a poor community in a foreign country and cuts of their water ~for research~ ?!? @Claudia_Sahm said it best: economics is a disgrace. We can’t keep excusing racism and Western supremacy for the sake of research.

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Why do only certain judges get ‘politically sensitive’ cases? Senior advocate Dushyant Dave raises a few uncomfortable questions about the state of the Supreme Court:


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Just Do It: Stop forced Uighur labour in China

Nike's supply side production has exploited Uighur labour

American consumers must use the power of the purse to protest the use of Uighur labour in the supply chains of global brands, writes Khaled Beydoun

How did they burn $70 million to make old guard? I would love to know.

More rental signs you see, the more existing businesses have shutdown

ചുരുളി ഇനി എങ്ങാനും ഒരു "time travel" സിനിമ ആണോ? അല്ലായിരിക്കും.

മാസ്ക് ധരികില്ല എന്ന നിര്‍ബന്ധബുദ്ധി ഉള്ളവരും, ഇവർക്ക് യാതൊരു തടസവും ഇല്ലാതെ സേവനം നടത്തിയ ഒന്നോ രണ്ടോ സ്ഥാപനങ്ങളും കാരണം ആണ് ഇന്ന് വാഴകാല കണ്ടയിന്മെന്റ് സോൺ ആയി മാറിയത്. ഇനി ഇപ്പോ എല്ലാരും അനുഭവികുക, എല്ലാരുടെയും ബിസിനസ്സ് കുറയും. എന്നാൽ ഈ പടങ്ങളിൽ ഉള്ള രണ്ടു സ്ഥാപനങ്ങളും ചെമ്പുമുക്ക് ആയത് കൊണ്ട് അവർ പഴയ പോലെ തന്നെ തുടരും, കോവിട് എന്ന മഹാമാരി യോട് ഇത്രയും നാള് കാണിച്ച പൂർണ അനാസ്ഥയോടെ എന്ന് എനിക്ക് തോന്നുന്നു

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