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welcome to another episode of "I Don't Have Enough Time To Take A Nap But I Will Still Try"

i'm most likely going to be adopting a cat by the end of this week,,,, much excitement

i did absolutely nothing today so here comes the guilt oops

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psychology 

my brother has a baby turtle and he's so cute

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I discovered my first hidden camera at an AirBnB last week in Yerevan, Armenia. Always scan the wifi when you get to a new place!! #surveillance #nmap #privacy #dystopia #security #badposture

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"No modern society should have a monarch" really shouldn't be considered a fucking radical suggestion but here we are

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grabbing american liberals who think the british royal family is cute and shaking them by the shoulders as i howl "they're a multi hundred million dollar drain on the british people you absolute buffoons"

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A toot's got me wondering about the nature of consent in a specific way; I won't ever have an Alexa or anything like it, and maybe you won't either; but other people will.

And now I'm thinking, if you have one of these lumps of spyware in your home, should you be *required* to offer a formal warning to any visitors? I think so; you're required to place CCTV warnings if you run CCTV, and if anything systems like Alexa are more invasive, not less.

The data from a CCTV system might never leave the premises; the data from these "assistants" goes **directly** to servers outside either your *or* your host's control, where your voice may be datamined for any damned purpose the server owners choose.

Don't feel bad about saying "I don't wanna come over, you've got an Alexa running." It's not paranoia to be creeped out by AIs (or persons) unknown listening to your private conversations. It's *normal*. You don't *need* anything to "hide" for you desire not to *share* to be valid.

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US pol, *EVERYONE* in the US needs to know 

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People who envision a high tech anarchist future often point to the endless supplies of green energy,
but what about the minerals for all the wires and batteries to store and move that energy?

Copper, zinc, nickel, lithium?
Without a massive decrease in the technology we use, recycling alone isn't going to work.

So are we all going to volunteer in the mines instead of exploiting labor in the global south?
And what about the non-renewable and environmentally unfriendly nature of those mines?

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there are approximately 10 minutes every day when im not sleepy

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Now is a good time to let those shoulders drop.

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pride isn't being "hijacked" when it marches alongside other liberation movements - rather, it's being hijacked by white middle-class gays (the people who have the least to worry about) whenever it refuses to allow such movements to march

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Eldritch Café

Une instance se voulant accueillante pour les personnes queers, féministes et anarchistes ainsi que pour leurs sympathisant·e·s. Nous sommes principalement francophones, mais vous êtes les bienvenu·e·s quelle que soit votre langue.

A welcoming instance for queer, feminist and anarchist people as well as their sympathizers. We are mainly French-speaking people, but you are welcome whatever your language might be.