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Capitalism is a giant game of prisoners’ dilemma where it’s always more lucrative for each person to be unethical and exploit everyone else, even though it’s worse for everyone.

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build on the commons
give back to the commons
tend to the commons

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The funny thing about following some of the same people across multiple social networks is how random it is where we reply to each other 😂

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"Cryptocurrency is one of the worst inventions of the 21st century. [...] It has failed to be a useful currency, invented a new class of internet abuse, further enriched the rich, wasted staggering amounts of electricity, hastened climate change, ruined hundreds of otherwise promising projects, provided a climate for hundreds of scams to flourish, created shortages and price hikes for consumer hardware, and injected perverse incentives into technology everywhere. Fuck cryptocurrency."

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Oh this is so true. "the traditional practice [of schools] is to prepare the current generation of pupils for the lives of the preceding one." (From Nicola Shulman's preface of _Terms and Conditions: Life in Girls' Boarding Schools 1939-1979_ by Ysenda Maxtone Graham)

It just dawned on me that I don't approach my stories like an author, but rather like a participant. Like a player in an RPG. It helps.

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What wellness is marketed as:
-Body lotions
-Supplements
-Fancy juices
-Candles
-Crystals

What wellness ACTUALLY looks like:
-Health care coverage
-Access to therapy
-Walkable cities
-Green spaces
-Living wages
-Paid time off
-Physical activity
-Close knit communities
-Sleep

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"So how much ram are we talking, on a scale from going to the moon to displaying a web page"

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Someone in the #gemini Matrix room just posted this: geminiquickst.art/ it's a fantastic 'getting started' intro for non-tech people.

No, you're not in control. Embrace that. People who promise you control? They mean *you* would be under *their* control.

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PSA: If you can't live without Photoshop or another piece of software, you are in chains. Don't even pirate Adobe's software, you're just helping to perpetuate abuse.

Dear funeral house: did you stop for a moment to consider what it says when you advertise your services, of all things, with a promotional *calendar*?

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Fascism Spreads To The Stars: Half an hour of thoughts on Star Trek: Discovery's Season 1 (presented without comment 'cause I haven't seen the show): spdrcstl.com/blog/discovery1.h

What life throws at us is nobody's fault. How we act in the face of disaster is all on us.

Everyone: "Linux sucks! It's for rocket scientists! How do you expect me to use it?"

Linux developers: *spend decades making it more friendly*

Everyone: "Ha ha, Linux is still around? Suckers!"

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