If one would give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest man, I would find something in them to have him hanged.
I'm not an anarchist and I reject their solutions & ideology; often considering their critique to be inadequate to manage the complexities of quotidian life.
n.b., I am aggressively muting posters who do a lot of jokey / inane toots.
if you do a lot of sort of posting and mention me, it probably won't get through - set up another account and poke me if its important enough.
I love reading graduate theses, in progress or otherwise. If sent them, I will read!
Can a subculture / subsociety become clinically mentally ill? I.e., "fear of big pharma" paranoia, or "fear of government" paranoia. The subcultures are real, the paranoia is real.... but is it clinical?
(and if you have a degree in sociology/anthro, I value your input here! :))
Follow-up: George Paget Thomson, one of the physicists who experimentally confirmed wave behavior of the electron, was the son of J. J. Thomson, the physicist credited with verifying that the electron is a distinct particle.
Dad showed that the electron is a particle, and his son, in an act of filial physics rebellion, showed that it’s a wave.
Today I am reading https://www.newyorker.com/recommends/read/educated-by-tara-westover
And it reminds me of other books I've read.
Some of us are children of the radical fringe from the 70s and 80s, and it's marked us. We didn't have orthodox schooling: our parents skirted the Man, damaging us in subtle ways, and we've spend years trying to recover, or, at least, function well enough in society.
be friends with strangers. that is what makes the best of the best of the internet - when you jump into conversation with someone without being super sensitive to their delicacies. Just talk, kindly, and in a friendly way!
one of the better traditions of mastodon is to hop into someone's mentions and chat with others.
always @ me. always.
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The last day to apply to this SF/NYC/remote opportunity is tomorrow, 15 Aug
(signal-boost @evacide on birdsite https://twitter.com/evacide/status/1028820736322891776 )
Entry level job alert: Freedom of the Press Foundation is looking for an Associate SRE https://freedom.press/jobs/job-opening-associate-site-reliability-engineer/
Who knows a good front end dev? How is it possible that we are having a hard time filling a #job for @greenpeace international 1st #FOSS project? Peeps - please share: https://workfor.greenpeace.org/vacancies/details/front-end-developer/
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(not a subtoot but someone’s toot reminded me of it)
I love how the Millennials killed X thing highlights a frequent imbalance when it comes to economic talk. Why is it that millennials are blamed for simply not being interested in buying certain forms of shit, instead of say ‘demand for this product is real low, X company is failing to appeal to newer, younger markets’
If it’s a free market, why are millennials the framing device here instead of the companies?
32kg kettlebell has arrived.
my strength journey starts in earnest today.
two major goals:
1. complete the Simple workout with 32kg (swings and getups).
2. doublehanded snatch, c&p 32s.
Presumption is that if I can maintain 1 & 2, I will maintain enough strength for general life fitness.
Cool! The EU's looking at tackling repairability and life expectancy of devices:
"Devices should also be easier to repair: batteries and other components should be freely accessible for replacement, unless safety dictates otherwise. Manufacturers will also need to give other companies access to their components so that consumers can visit those companies for repairs."
( h/t @tessaracht )
Also reposting this on the new instance:
If any mastodon devs are looking for design help and would like a hand from the original designer of blogger.com, who recently redesigned the WordPress.com Reader, and wrote an early book on the design of community spaces online, let me know because I can put you in touch with him.
Because he’s me. Hi. Let’s talk.
"C is a perfectly good systems and applications language you just have to be a capable programmer" yeah well KDE Dolphin segfaults if you try to manipulate a folder you can read but not write, and the KDE/Qt team are up there in the pinnacle of C programmers, so maybe it's actually irredeemably bad?
so much hot
so few air conditioning
Anyway, hi, I'm an internet linguist!
You might know me from writing linguistics articles at The Toast (RIP)
These days I cohost a podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics (lingthusiasm.com) and I'm writing a book in defense of internet language which'll be out with Penguin in 2019 gretchenmcculloch.com/book
Something for #linguistics - j'eat jet, a linguistically-excellent restaurant name that I recently visited in Brooklyn when I was there for EmojiCon
(from my monthly linkfest here https://gretchenmcculloch.com/2018/08/07/july-2018-book-heading-into-copyedits-and-emojicon-in-nyc/ )
I'm trying to find fellow people into linguistics, feel free to RT!
I haven't really been posting much lately, so here's a I think I made for no defensible reason
For better and worse, this is a country where #counterfeit is king. In a sense, the knock-off version of the #Nigerian kit may be a more authentic expression of national identity than the real thing."
hacker painter walker
love talking to random people.
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