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linguistics, etymology, colonialism, Star Trek 

Did you know?

Persian "farangi" -->
Urdu/Hindi "firangi" -->
English (Star Trek) "Ferengi"

In South Asia, the term describes foreigners, specifically British but also more generally white Europeans.

It's such an apt name for the Star Trek species which embodies and makes a literal religion out of everything that is wrong with British/European/USian colonialism, capitalism, and patriarchy; greed, sexism, profiteering, classism, racism, and so on.

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From a caregiver to persons who cannot get a vaccine due to their age: 

To everyone still choosing to wear a mask in public spaces despite what your local authorities mandate.

To everyone keeping a mask on during large indoor gatherings where the majority around you remove theirs.

To everyone masking up if and when it is possible for you to do so.

Your efforts are not in vain. Your actions are not unappreciated.

I see you. I appreciate you. I thank you. 💛🫂

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Friends, please enjoy this smol flower. Hope you’re having a nice day. <3

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Somewhat usable scrollbars in Ubuntu 22.04 Gnome 42.1 

1. Disable auto-hide

Run in terminal:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface overlay-scrolling false

2. Increase width

Save following code to file:



@import url("resource:///com/ubuntu/themes/Yaru/3.0/gtk.css");

scrollbar slider {
/* Size of slider */
min-width: 15px;
min-height: 15px;
border-radius: 0px;

/* Padding around slider */
border: 5px solid transparent;

asking for help 

Hey, lovelies

Sorry for being a constant burden, you know how much I hate it, but I need a hand (or paw) with groceries.

Anything you could kick into the bucket hat would be massively appreciated$somarau

Thanks so much for keeping me living and sane. You all truly mean the world to me :teal_sparkling_heart:

covid, uk, twisted pandemic perspectives 

Sooooo I’m in a work related video call with a person from the uk.

Aaaaand we’re exchanging the usual pleasantries when he asks how “the situation” is over here. I’m like, well we still need to wear masks indoors, avoid large gatherings, and so on.

Then he says, and I quote: “Oh really? Well over here everything’s back to normal. It’s like the pandemic never even happened. Haha”

Me, the whole time he’s going on about it being over: :blob_disapproval:

I thought y'all nerds would enjoy the suitcase computer my brother built like 15 years ago

kidposting, vaccine + 

5.5yo got their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine today! 🥳

shitpost, joke, linux 🐧 

@athairbirb @shahaan
Basically everyone's first Linux mistake is installing, it's all downhill from there. Installing Linux basically guarantees that you will, if only transitorily, Use Linux

And prayer does *nothing* to prevent it


"Pro-lifer?" Oh you mean creepy busybody

You aren't betraying any person or cause if you find joy in your life. In fact, that joy is what should sustain you through tough and stressful times and actions. Joy combats horror.

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Being constantly angry and outraged at the constantly terrible world events means that you have basic human empathy but it also means that you are being constantly traumatized.

Remember that you can't help others unless you help yourself first.

rare insults 

enjoy this delightful visualization

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debian shitpost, not shitting on it, I love debian but uh… 

> Thunderbird 102 is out with major improvements!!

Debian Stable users: aaaaa omg can’t wait to check it out, hope it gets included in the next release due out in 2024!!! 🥲😭🥲😭🥲😭

Thunderbird 102 is now available! It's a SERIOUS upgrade loaded with highly-requested features like:

📨 Brand New Address Book
📨 New Spaces Toolbar
📨 Import/Export Wizard
📨 Redesigned Message Header
📨 Beautiful new icons and & color folders

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shitpost, joke, linux 🐧 

@shahaan this operating system ate my life wth

Here’s the 2nd asteroid I’ve observed from my backyard in the name of #citizenscience 💪🏻

7335 (1989 JA) is a huge 1 km diameter asteroid that whizzed by Earth on May 27. Luckily it missed us by 4 million km 🫣

#AsteroidDay #PlanetaryDefence

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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.