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CW: Orthocosm, censorship, capitalism #mademethink, Engadget link Show more

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As my physics prof used to say, if you’re going to do something illegal, make sure you’re only doing one illegal thing at a time

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new speedrunning idea: losing as fast as possible Show more

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I've been goin hard on solarpunk aesthetic and ideals lately. But let's not forget some other punk categories that heavily overlap, and some key features that might attract you:
Hopepunk is an umbrella term in which solarpunk sits. It is defined by the ideal that being hoepful is, at this point in our timeline, incredibly counterculture.
Some things you can do to be a hopepunk:
-sift through all the depressing news articles to find the stuff that talks about life saving inventions or the fact that flowers can hear bees
-love and support your friends, loved ones, and comrades
-make art that inspires others to be happy, mindful, or loving
-fix your shit up because no matter what repair culture is punk as hell
-do things with people that make you feel good about the future.

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I'm so old I remember when the entire tech industry FREAKED THE HECK OUT at the idea of 'Total Information Awareness' and now it's just 'yeah, that's literally our business plan, what's wrong with it'

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_In

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What I don't get about Slack or any other 'chat as a service' system is why tech companies would willingly backdoor themselves with a surveillance system to harvest all their most private in-house discussions.

All those chat logs must be worth quite a bit to the right buyers.

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For the past several months, I've been sending american-flag-belt-coworker almost-weekly network messages through an app he logs into that I have full admin on. The message pops up in the bottom corner of your desktop, and gives no appearance of having anything to do with the app it's coming from.

For the first few months, he only received this message, over and over:

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Notice that jeans come pre-torn but not pre-mended. The last thing the capitalists want us to do is to associate mends with fashion because then we might stop replacing our clothes every six months as they wear out.

... but mended clothes /are/ cool and they /are/ punk and there's nothing they can do about that.

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certain representations of super old file timestamps still give me, for want of any more familiar term, "time vertigo"

and I generally shit out *something* at the last moment so I can't even get any failures to use as evidence for an ADHD assessment (they specifically told me I needed this)

really, really bad at doing things I need to on time

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i can't focus on any of my lectures anymore. and this is the year where i manually picked every single module to be things that might be interesting to me. i'm getting worse at everything...

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unlike many 16 year olds in 2009, i was reading Godel Escher Bach and not Homestuck, but it doesnt matter! because the two works are actually IDENTICAL in purpose, scope, and quality, both having exactly the same universal acclaim that derives from the effort-justification of having to finish chapter upon chapter of poorly-executed cultural references, interspersed with silly pictures and endless-but-ultimately-pointless dialogues between four characters

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This is my friend's cat Angel. She is 20 years old today. Boost this toot to wish her a happy birthday! #mastocats

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I'd just like to inject for a moment. What you're referring to as Linux is actually a syscall interface and project headed by a guy who hasn't been told 'no' in far too long.

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