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It is extremely liberating to not pretend that you know things you don't. It also opens you up to a lot more chances to learn shit. It rules

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"Woodland Rites" by Green Lung is the best album I've heard in a long time. Carry on.

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"I'm Christian."
"Oh, like Mr. Rogers??"
"Uh, no....."
"Oh, well why not? He's the best one."

Dedicate a section of the library to Japanese horror comics. Call it "Rancho Spooky Manga."

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Two great #WomenInSTEM: Computer scientist Katie Bouman and Margaret Hamilton.

Katie with her awesome stack of hard drives for #EHTBlackhole image data 😍.

Margaret and her Apollo Guidance Computer source code 📚.

I once drew a quadrilateral with two parallel lines, and it kept offering to give me a massage. It was kind of a creepazoid.

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Linux is a really good privacy-friendly alternative to Windows, and nowadays it's easy for anyone to use. Modern Linux works just like Windows or Mac, you do not need tech skills to use it.

If you want to buy a computer with Linux preinstalled, there's a really good site that lists vendors around the world:

linuxpreloaded.com

(One of the major vendors, @Purism , is on the Fediverse.)

See also:
switching.social/ethical-alter

#Linux #Computers #PCs #DeleteWindows #DeleteMicrosoft

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When your coworkers are so committed to being "computer illiterate" as an identity that they can't even navigate the physical world near a computer.

"Hey, it's me. Did I leave the mouse plugged into the front of the server this morning?"

"I don't...I don't know. All the screens look the same..."

"No, it's a real thing in real life. Size of a nickel. If anything at all is sticking out of the front of the box, just pull it out and put it on my desk, please."

"Um... OK. I'll try. Hang on."

Han Solo's refusal to believe in the existence of the Force in Ep. IV seemed like a huge continuity problem after the prequels placed huge, public Jedi telekinesis fights just, like, 20 years prior.

But now that flat-earthers are coming back in real life, his denial seems depressingly plausible.

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a necromancer that makes, and ceremoniously destroys, clothes for some ghosts so they dont have to wear what they died in.

The fastest any% speedrun is to just buy the game and immediately return it for store credit without leaving the counter.

If you need me, I'll just be over here insisting that Louis L'Amour is pronounced "Lewis Lame-hour" until one of my co-workers physically attacks me.

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@socalledunitedstates

"Why do you have all those books you can just use the internet"

Look, all of our communications are satellite based and stupid easy to disrupt. I'd rather have important stuff stored somewhere that doesn't run out of batteries.

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@kew
The internet is compromised. We gotta build a GNU one.

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Seen a couple “antidepressants that aren’t pills” posts going around again today.

Here’s your semi regular reminder that if you can’t make your own neurotransmitters, store bought is fine. #ITakeMedsEveryDay

Updating my wardrobe means buying a new pair of olive drab cargo pants when my wife makes me throw away a 15-year-old pair of olive drab cargo pants.

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