Trying to escape the big bad before 10th June change in privacy policies. I have hovered around mastodon for a couple of years now. My first introduction. I tend to lurke but I do keep track of global politics, so will toot if anything grabs me.
Interests are:

politics. i am based in london, uk.

@jumbo china has already said that they will have all of russia's wheat

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"Their Bionic Eyes Are Now Obsolete and Unsupported." A cautionary tale.

More than 350 blind ppl around the world have Second Sight’s implants in their eyes, after the company files for bankruptcy they find themselves in a world in which the technology that transformed their lives is just another obsolete gadget. One technical hiccup and they lose their artificial vision, possibly forever. The gadget also interferes with MRI scans and is expensive/difficult to remove.

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@FFF @gebrauchskunst

the song is about someone visiting a grave field with dead soldiers of the 1st world war and reading the inscriptions on the grave crosses and thinking about war.

unfortunately i am not allowed to translate it completely here because of copyright, just a small quote:

[They've lied to you just as they've lied to us today.
As they still do to us today.
And you gave them everything:
Your strength, your youth, your life.]

and it is about preventing war.

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For newer people complaining about this or that not working/being too slow:

The admin pays for the privilege of hosting your account, for the server, for the bandwidth, in addition to donating their time to run it. There is no giant corporation behind the scenes making a profit off of your activity here.

Additionally there has been a mass sign-up event that no one expected or prepared for.

Perhaps have a little patience & grace and/or throw some funds in @stux direction to help manage it all.

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RT "His death is a catastrophe... He took on the load of three or four doctors... and he was so hardworking that we thought he was invincible." #Gaza’s doctor’s mourn their colleague killed in an Israeli air strike.

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Fidel, Angela Davis e Vilma Espín no II congresso de mulheres Cubanas.

Havana 1974.


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hello my name is Jessica and i need a job.

i have a PhD in Computer Science specializing in Machine Learning and Computer Vision, but at this point i would take nearly any programming work.

i have experience numerous languages, operating systems, frameworks, and toolkits.

i am also an autistic transgender lesbian so any work i take has to be accommodating.

i'm currently living in east coast USA but willing to relocate or work remotely.

résumé available on request, thank you ✨

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I don't know what's going on in this family, but I already like this kid's band.


@Gargron that happened to me once. Finger went through a blender. You need an x-ray to make sure the nail bed is not damaged. If it is then you may need an operation. Good luck

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Money, help needed, please boost 

We are a house of queer, disabled, neurodivergent trauma survivors in PDX who are recovering from recent abuse. Due to the plague (and in my case, being crippled), we have no income. We owe $3000 in rent alone, and by the end of September, we will be homeless, which would be a death sentence for us.

I hate to be begging, especially now, but we are desperate. If there is anything you can spare, my partner's @'s are below. If you cannot donate, please boost. 💜

Venmo: @void_

@Mayana I am an Open University student, studying mathematics, just one module left. I care for my mother in Liverpool. I have Cape Verde citizenship and I am currently applying for Portuguese citizenship both via my grandfather.

@rotchajunior where do you live? I am learning portuguese because I have Cape Verde citizenship

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anyone in the #portland area looking for a roommate? I can pay $400 in rent

i need to move out of a very abusive housing situation before being evicted from not vacuuming and mopping everyday (yes this is serious)

boosts are appreciated! :boost_ok:

thank you!

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