Are mirror Culber and mirror Stamets of #StarTrekDiscovery a couple, too?
The Empire is a brutal military authoritarian dictatorship, a system like this on contemporary earth would probably hate gays. But they accept women's authority without question so they probably accept gay people, too. Does that make sense?
Did you know that you can like Mastodon without hating capitalism?
I just turned on my computer and realized it had been turned off for 24 hours and I don't think I remember the last time this happened.
Whenever I copy something to my clipboard (Ctrl+C/Cmd+C) but don't immediately paste (Ctrl+V/Cmd+V) it somewhere I get this feeling that I'm literally physically holding something in my fingers that I need to drop. Has anybody ever felt this or am I just weird?
I wish you all a very happy new year 2018!
I wanted to tweet "I'll still be on Twitter in 2018" but when I proofread the tweet I noticed I had absent-mindedly typed "I'll still be on Twitter in 1984".
What if the truth really was in the middle? What if we need to realize that the world is a complex result of compromises and tradeoffs and not something that can be fully explained with simplified models and ideologies?
Always remember that because we report failures more than successes (because we expect them) our view of the world is skewed negatively. Yes, the world is by no means perfect and there's so much that can and must be done, but the overall state of affairs is probably much better than most of us believe.
The problem with the information age is that even for something that works 99% of the time, if it's large enough, you find enough opposing stories to build a narrative of utter failure.
Aaaahhhhhh less than 24 hours until the Doctor Who Christmas special!!😍😍😍
My grandparents decided to learn Welsh when they were 65. After two years of lessons in it (and talking Welsh with me at home, I was going to a Welsh school and was already fluent), they were fluent. My grandmother, around the same time, decided to overcome her phobia of water and had me teach her how to swim. She'd swim laps with me in the pool up into her 80s.
You're not too old and it's not too late to try something new.
I saw a lot of outrage on #Patreon's fee changes, and now I read the latest update on what they're doing and why: https://blog.patreon.com/updating-patreons-fee-structure/
What I dislike about it is that they no longer aggregate transactions, thus discouraging patrons to give support to many creators (#OneDollarPatreon), and encourage larger patronages to fewer creators.
Yesterday was the day of the funeral of the fellow who invented USB. He had to be buried twice as at the first attempt, the coffin went in the wrong way.
I'm on the way back to Germany from a trip to the Netherlands and once again I'm realizing how great it is to be in the European Union! Simply get on a train - no border checks - and get off at another place where the people speak another language and streetsigns look different but they accept your money and your phone still works like at home!
Why do people keep writing "birb" instead of "bird"? I thought it was a Mastodon thing but I've started seeing it in other places too.