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@hypolite @clacke @sean I unfortunately do not. I've always had slightly unconventional #music tastes without veering into true music nerdiness, which has very early on made me painfully aware that there aren't any universally awesomest band.

I internally rate artists on how much of their production I like, and on that scale, Skydyed seems to rate the highest that I can think of, but they are nowhere near as famous as Queen. Closely behind, Noah B who makes great background music to work with. Then, in no particular order, Nigel Stanford, Volkor X, Emancipator, nervous_testpilot, Pretty Lights, Arcade High, The Midnight and Essenger.

This is but a snapshot at this point in time, I used to listen to a mostly different set of artists and bands 5, 10 or 15 years ago.
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My wife spent some time after school getting a gift card for a student because their family basically had no food and may not have a place to live soon. We're trying to figure out what else we can do to help them.

It was emotionally draining for her, but she's an awesome teacher and I'm proud of her.

It's also why I get really pissed when I hear people telling me that teachers have it easy.

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Which is best? #Fediverse
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What surveillance equipment is law enforcement using in your area? EFF and @RSJNevada are mapping police technology in use all over the United States. atlasofsurveillance.org/

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"... the group initially assigns you a minor role: simple, low-risk tasks that are nevertheless useful. As you master each, you are given increasing responsibility, and trickier, more central roles ...

... most learning is informal, and most “teaching” is unpaid. The learner’s valuable labor gets exchanged for tuition. This is part of the science system, too: graduate students and postdocs contribute to their professor’s research program."

- #DavidChapman

meaningness.com/metablog/upgra

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This is wild.

RT @sparrowmedia@twitter.com

Militarized Federal Agents from a patchwork of outside agencies have begun policing Portland (in rented minivans vans) without the explicit approval of the mayor, the state, or local municipalities. This is what that looks like in practice:

🐦🔗: twitter.com/sparrowmedia/statu

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These [social media companies] are some of the most damaging organizations we’ve seen on the planet. Mark Zuckerberg is the most dangerous person in the world. He has absolutely institutionalized sociopathy, and he has a $2 billion beard in Sheryl Sandberg who runs around wallpapering over the actions of one of the most damaging organizations in the world.

fastcompany.com/90520284/mark-

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Chapter 99 in The Tech Industry Is Broken With Problems It Has No Desire To Fix.

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Mandatory reading for everyone who uses #Mastodon

shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtal

"The point is, there's a game everyone is playing today and it really is bad for you. [...] I'm talking about real, lasting consequences in the real world. I'm talking about a game that can actually change the way you see other human beings, and how you treat them. It's a game that's genuinely harmful and continues to impact your thoughts and behaviour, even after you stop playing it."

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First Order Motion Model for Image Animation can transfer animation from a target video to a single still image target youtube.com/watch?v=mUfJOQKdtA

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I first tried Windows around 30 years ago…

It’s now 2020, and Windows Terminal cannot pipe text into a file without corrupting it with additional characters.

Bill Gates is a billionaire. Steve Ballmer is a billionaire. Charles Simonyi is a billionaire. Paul Allen was a billionaire.

Please, tell me again about your fucking meritocracy.

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If I had to sum up my thoughts on Antifa they would be exactly like this article.

Who are Antifa
adl.org/resources/backgrounder

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