Not all debates are intellectually honest ones to have
If you come in swinging, saying something like "Academics won't let you question whether smoking causes lung cancer"
Maybe that's because the question has been debated, at the highest level, for decades, and the answers and level of confidence are so accessible that even a small amount of research would uncover them
So you're either a boring contrarian who needs to go to the library or you're politically motivated and dishonest
JuSt Be NiCe To RiCh PeOpLe AnD ThEy WiLl LeT yOu EaT mAyBe
Free concept for any #solarpunk / #tidalpunk writers: landfill mining. Villages settle next to landfills, building their houses out of compressed plastic bricks, burning methane for power, sorting melting and exporting raw materials, and composting the organic material to enrich the land for their food
Not just on land either: one of the world's greatest cultural centers is a floating city at the (former) site of the pacific garbage patch
or just exactly far enough
<<science has gone too far >>
Political take, i'm on a roll with this apparently Show more
Actually this is even more general case, people whose only job is to communicate with others are actually really good, the work they do is also hard, especially online and especially right now. One thing capitalism has killed is the idea that you can be sincere AND care. So all we have is "hard truths" and "Nice-sounding lies". Trying to organise a group without someone who does this well is choosing to fail.
Fueled by the insane quality and sharpness of today's cameras and glass, slightly out-of-focus or otherwise technically failed images end up in the trash. Many of them however have artistic value, either in spite of their technical flaw, or even because of it. Let's share some of these images under the tag #badphoto
Under/over exposed images, motion/focus blur, mis-focus, wrong white-balance or bad framing/rotation all fit
when i wake up it takes me about 23 hours before i remember how to think
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Social skills are coding skills, double that for anything open, stop pretending that being nice to people is something extra you have to do for your project, it IS your project. If you can't do that, find someone who can and put them in charge, so that they can actually find out what needs doing without making people hate you.
I wish you could be poor and ethical at the same time lmao
Started doing up a bus stop in NMS last night.
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@amiloradovsky At the same time "we can't edit this contract, it would be expensive, take it or leave it" would pretty much instantly become the reason why people were locked into the same (bad, very exploitative) contracts. The main problem at a person-to-company level that people are screwed by contracts is not that they lack understanding, it's that even if they understood the contract it doesn't expand their options. Bad contracts get tossed all the time in court.
"Kindness is the most punk thing there is" is a sentiment I strongly either agree or disagree with depending on its use
"Our resistance should be based on compassionately providing aid to others" 👍
"Why do you need to tangibly oppose our oppressors when you can just smile at strangers or pay it forward at Starbucks :)" 👎👎👎👎👎👎👎
i want more stamina.
i want more focus.
i want to find the right ways, faster.
i want to build things that last for what comes after, not just help people survive.
i want to be better at being us.
i want to be healthier at it.
Leftist jerk. Back on my opinionated bullshit for health reasons. Ask me questions about stuff! pigeons are better at urban living than us. He/him
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