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I LOVE that my kid's school is having a newcomer parent evening, to bring entire families of new Canadians into the school community. They are providing child care so the parents can meet and mingle and learn. We have an assigned School Settlement worker to help families navigate community resources, both through and surrounding the school system. Translators on hand. It's a really beautiful project.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez posted these on Instagram from her trip to Puerto Rico. It’s tragic that Puerto Rican’s have basically been abandoned by the US government but It sounds like there are so many #solarpunk things going on there, a lot to learn from definitely

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This is a dusky pademelon, it is from Indonesia, and like: holy shit, HOLY SHIT

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fundraising, housing, seattle (boost with CW) Show more

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people who wear tights: all my tights have no indication which side is front or back, do you take note of one and always wear them only one way or don't care and wear it whichever way? :boost_ok:

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I imagine most of the people who follow me could do this on their own, but it's nice to know that you can recommend something to others that aren't techy.

Put the internet back under your control with the FreedomBox | ZDNet

For less than a $100, you can have an open-source powered, easy-to-use server, which enables you -- and not Apple, Facebook, Google, or Microsoft -- to control your view of the internet - 1/2

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i distinctly remember thinking it sucked that there were bits of river you just couldn't go on. that's shit

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i used to think it was ridiculous that people could privately own a section of river or ocean and then i realised it wasn't really different from privately owning a patch of dry land and now i think that it's ridiculous that people can privately own river, ocean or land

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I'm so excited for Ghost in the Shell-style mental/computer-based communication! elekk.xyz/@noelle/101984785113

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A group of researchers at UC San Francisco have successfully translated nerve impulses from the brain into words and sentences, in a paper published in Nature today: techcrunch.com/2019/04/24/scie

They emphasize that this isn't mind-reading; they're picking up the signals that the brain sends to the facial muscles to create the speech, and this process relies on an electrode matrix being implanted in the brain. But it's still cool.

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mimics are just inanimate objects that have a vore kink

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“You’ll never go broke underestimating the sexual sophistication of straight people”

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If I could give legit 100% serious advice to straight cis dudes:
-If you're able, get therapy. Normalize talking & examining your thoughts & feelings.
-If you feel weird being vulnerable around u'r crew get a new crew. They're not tryna make the life changes you are.
-Is what you're feeling really Anger? Or is it Isolation, is it Abandonment, is it Insecurity, is it Hopelessness? What's the most effective strategy to de-escalate the zenith of those emotions/thoughts?
-Normalize being challenged.

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You may have cool boots but your boots ain’t on point like Amelia Earhart’s.

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stunting (sharing resources) on (with) these hoes (treasured friends) in minecraft

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#YaCy is a distributed, localized, #anonymous #web #search engine.

YaCy runs as a background webserver accessible only from localhost:8090. From there you can do searches like any other search engine, but rather than a central authority providing results, you and many peers provide them.

YaCy can quickly and easily crawl many pages, vastly improving your and others' results.

YaCy may also run local-only if desired.

Website 🔗: yacy.net/

#free #opensource #foss #fossmendations

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Wandering Shop

The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.