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“Adults keep saying, we owe it to the young people to give them hope. But I don’t want your hope, I don’t want you to be hopeful, I want you to panic.”
— Greta Thunberg

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Books and weight reps are alike.
There is light ones and there is heavy ones. The light ones pile up & feel good or bad, important or not. Heavy ones are those that really matter, but you're never going to get them without pilling up the light ones. Heavy ones will give you an emotional, intellectual &/or physical orgasm that no light ones could ever give you, but without pilling up those light ones you will collapse under the heavy ones. Light ones are the journey, heavy ones the enlightenment.

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Dear followers, due to mastodon.at closing in the near future, I will migrate to @arcans.

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Be careful of reading health books; you might die of a misprint. -- Mark Twain

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#FridayReads Your phone isn't born in a store

Want to know how your phone is made + how Fairphone is doing things differently at some of the most important points in the process? 🤔Read all about it ➡️frphn.co/HowYouPhoneIsMade⬅️

Dear followers, due to mastodon.at closing in the near future, I will migrate to @arcans.

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Just over 20 years ago, I convinced my BBS admin to give me an extra hour of user time so I could finish downloading a 2MB text file (someone's homebrewed RPG game IIRC).

Just a couple minutes ago, I grabbed 2.8GB of PDFs (design books) from Humble Bundle and didn't even have time to top off my coffee.

*Reading* them is an entirely different matter.

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Making the Fediverse more resistant to embrace, extend, extinguish; Strong language 

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Making the Fediverse more resistant to embrace, extend, extinguish 

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TIL There’s a Japanese book examining the structure and geometry of snowflakes, with hand drawn illustrations by Doi Ryo. Published in 1832

I can’t read Japanese, but it’s amazing

dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/25

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bokchain 

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Maybe we're not addicted to the internet, but addicted to friends ✨

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like when a guy who was leader of a thing starts saying that thing is fucked up, you know it's *really* fucked up

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I can't tell you how valuable it is to learn how to sew. I know some folks will look at sewing and think "what is there to 'learn'"? You'd be surprised!

So many items would have been thrown away at my place if I didn't know a bit of sewing, since don't want to give away torn things

I'm sure there's a demand for torn things as well, but where I live, most folks are too busy or don't know sewing themselves to make use of them

Part of it is we never had home-economics classes in school

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@cypnk

I have had people look at me like I'm performing some kind of weird magic when I pull out a needle and thread from my pack on the trail and quickly sew up a hole in a sock or put a button back on.

My sewing sucks, I can thread a needle, and darn a hole or put a button back on. My results are ugly but they work for when out in the field.

As a profession, I'd love to see tailors come back. Very few people doing it these days, and honestly, I've struggled to find anyone who does a good job at it.

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My daddy, he once told me, "son, you be a hard working man"
My mother, she once told me, "son you do the best you can"
But then one day, I met a man, he came to me and said
"Hard work good, and hard work fine, but first take care of head"

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If you are an EU citizen, consider sending a GDPR request to some of the tech megacorps.

Remember, you are entitled to, within 30 days of their receipt of the request, to be informed:

A) What personal information they hold about you

and

B) Who they have shared it with

The cost of providing this is not exactly negligible, as it can only be sent in a secure manner, and sending requests are a valid form of protest, whenever you feel one of them have been behaving poorly.

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Ukpol, election 

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Ukpol, election 

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