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Currently reading: "Debt: the first 5000 years" by David Graeber, 2011

that sinking feeling when your waterproof bag turns out not to be

I feel like had amazing branding, declarative messaging and clear scope.

It feels to me like they wasted all that on actions like blocking the M25... it's not intelligible.

Shame they didn't really acknowledge that in their closing statement

insulatebritain.com/2022/02/07

It would be funny to make a fake product, so covered in ethical statements, little room is left for the main brand.

A bar of chocolate that is fairtrade, forest alliance, pays westerners a living wage, counts as one of your 5-a-day, package is compostable, transport was carbon neutralized, supports BLM, Ukraine, etc, etc...

I wonder if parodying ethical consumerism to its extreme would help highlight its limitation 🤔

UK train strikes (but more general)

Why not run the trains, but publicly announce that no fees will be taken?

Workers would get total public support, instead of gradually eroding public support.

Anyone else listen to 'The Rest is Politics' podcast? It's good.

It's Alasdair Campbell (Blair's strategist) and Rory Stuart (ran for leader of Tories).

Today they're interviewing Edi Rama, PM of Albania

I love 💗 This year I've gotten more and more into editing, but fuck me is the whole editing experience clunky as 🤖 Anyone here been involved with or plugins for it?

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Meta-analysis, 2022: Are there any differences between the effects of different psychedelics on alleviating depression and anxiety?

TL;DR: No, it doesn't matter which psychedelic you take, but multiple sessions are more effective than a single session.

"Psilocybin, ayahuasca and LSD all appear to be effective and relatively safe agents capable of producing rapid and sustained improvements in anxiety and depression."

pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/345195

#psychedelics #science #anxiety #depression

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When people say they have nothing to hide, let's reply:

* Post your passwords here
* Write down everybody you hate
* Tell the world who you voted for
* List all the videos you watched

- Medical history.
- Sensitive conversations with employers, children, spouses.
- Billing and banking information.
- Purchase information.
- Web search history.
And more...

I need privacy. Not because my actions are questionable, but because 'your' judgement and intentions are.

And it doesn't matter whether or not my communications are weighty or frivolous in nature - they are mine and only for those whom I've chosen to share them with. Not the government's, nor goog's, nor my ISP's, but mine.

Also, what is legal where I live today, may not be legal tomorrow and my discussion of it may incriminate my future self. It has happened in the past many times to others in other places.

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"...nitrous oxide has rapid and marked antidepressant effects in patients with treatment-resistant depression... Depressive symptoms improved significantly at 2 hours and 24 hours after receiving nitrous oxide compared with placebo."

Anti-depressants have so many side effects, and - for some - don't work at all.

Good job we have nitrous oxide, a harmless gas with minimal side effects, huh?

pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/255771

#mentalhealth #mentalwellbeing #depression #happiness #science #psychology

Delicious bagels, great soup, good tunes, excellent literature and food share point at the @pinkpeacock south-side.

Do visit this queer, anarchist, vegan, Yiddish, anti-zionist, pay-as-you-can Café!

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_P
pinkpeacock.gay/

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You may have seen studies that test how experts evaluate verbal expressions of uncertainty, such as (very) likely, in terms of probability values. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Words_of
Image source: github.com/zonination/percepti

One robust finding is that most probabilistic expressions may correspond with a wide range of probability values. 1/2

I'm about for the next week or two. Anyone about? What's going down? Masto meetup?

"Animal Think Tank is building a
powerful and broad-based social movement for animal freedom in the UK."

Now hiring 4 position in Lancaster, England.

animalthinktank.org.uk/join-us

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Happy Birthday to the movie Hackers. It was released 27 years ago in 15 September 1995.
#hacktheplanet

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wrench girl!!
found out about chroma corps yesterday so i wanted to draw a cadet. here she is! she smack thing with big wrench and also "does machines"

it's really not often i actually do character designs and paintings and it's something i really need to push myself towards. can't always just be sketching (even though sketching is also tons of fun)

#MastoArt

Kind of curious to see what happens with Ethereum with the imminenet switch to Proof of Stake 🍿

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