@skells @7

As far as I can tell, Russia has no interest in sabotaging their own gas pipeline.

There is however a country that was against Nordstream 2 from the start and has maintained consistently that it shouldn't go into operation.

This country has a geopolitical interest in not having Germany buy gas from Russia and also an economic interest, since they sell liquefied natural gas to Germany.

This country's president also said he can guarantee that Nordstream 2 won't go into operation.

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"Slowed Down 80s' Alvin & the Chipmunks Hits"

Who knew that underneath all that high-pitch stuff, Alvin were secretly a progressive rock band in disguise? This is some psychedelic stuff alright!


#kottke #AlvinAndTheChipmunks #music

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I think the internet makes things way more retarded

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Václav Havel, the playwright, poet, and political dissident who became the President of the Czech Republic after the collapse of Communist Russia, wrote a strategic direct action essay called the Power of the Powerless. Its general premise is, protest and violence are largely ineffective against a totalitarian state. The most effective form of resistance is Parallel Construction, which is the Power of the Powerless. By constructing parallel communication, trade, commerce, and defense/intelligence networks adjacent to the existing establishment, the establishments control and influence is weakened. Thus, Parallel construction provides a mechanism for bottom up erosion of regime power.
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The image in this post displays its own MD5 hash.

You can download and hash it yourself, and it should still match - 1337e2ef42b9bee8de06a4d223a51337

I think this is the first PNG/MD5 hashquine.

@7 someone said he's trying to get fired in order to sue and the school board refuses to take the bait.

Kinda makes sense to me.


> with the goal of shoring up the value of financial assets

I don't know if you've noticed, but financial assets are getting absolutely hammered because of interest rate hikes.

So I don't think that's correct.

The goal is to destroy demand.

Low interest rates and money printing support elevated asset prices, high interest rates do the opposite.


The absolutely massive increase in money supply, which he pretends has no effect.

@strypey @anita

Contraction of supply does play a role, but it's only one component. He conveniently ignores the rest.

> So we bring prices back under control by increasing *capacity*,

The FED is doing the exact opposite. They are raising rates and doing QT in order to reduce the money supply, make the cost of borrowing more expensive and to increase unemployment. Their goal is demand destruction in order to bring down prices. Why? Because you can print fiat, but you can't print energy!

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The gigantic fake breasts and nipples are obscene. That's enough IMO to disallow this.

Would they allow someone with a gigantic penis visibly going down the side of his trousers?

Besides being obscene, it's also offensive. It makes a mockery of womanhood. They wouldn't allow someone wearing a swastika due to its offensive nature, so why this?

@eriner the people using these blocklists are actually doing everyone a favor, by removing themselves from the conversation

@djsumdog @PG_Kelly

I still have all my emails going back to 2004.

So perfect forward security is not really something I'm looking for, for emails.

@djsumdog @PG_Kelly

The "Double-Ratchet algorithm with Perfect Forward Secrecy" means that when you set up a new laptop or mobile, you can't decrypt all your previous emails.

You'd have to copy the decrypted emails over from a previous device that still has them.

It will also only work with other users of Tildemail.

I'm not sure the double-ratchet (which is used a lot for instant messaging encryption) is appropriate for emails.

@MrTWatson @TriptychTwins-partdeux

Very disturbing.

Nothing is taboo anymore.

And yet, taboos exist for a reason. I guess we'll have to relearn those reasons the hard way.

Similarly, nothing is sacred anymore. Everything that might have been sacred before is actively being defiled.

@rick Klinkt als ob der Grüne Minister auf ein bisschen Erderwärmung hofft.

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