I guess the most Russian thing to do would be to somehow sacrifice some huge national resource — probably people, in order to protect everyone else from global warming. probably as a result of something the Americans did wrong
I just realized the most American thing the US could do is in about five years time, make a sudden U-Turn and with huge publicity pull together a last minute chaotic moonshot-style geoengineering project to fix global warming, *actually succeed*, and then make sure the history all says how great the US was in the climate war, much to everybody else’s profound irritation
I mean, I’d be pissed too but ok if they pull that off
@ben gender totally exists, but in that weird liminal way that language exists in that it's just kind of a thing people made up a while ago and no one can quite agree on it but old people are very against any attempts to examine or re-evaluate it.
I've always thought nontangible work gets undervalued, so i tried something. I commissioned the printing of a book with my (admittedly not good) work. People immediately started offering way more. Like, DRASTIC changes.
Since then I've done shit like printing out site screenshots, and refused almost any job with a client who wouldn't meet in person.
if i could, i should have programmed objects. I used those nsfc stickers and my shit code got overvalued.
MAKE YOUR WORK TANGIBLE
@grainloom @garbados @jk
Right. We have two kinds of computers: the kind designed for people who love the worst parts of computers, and the kind designed for people who the designers assume cannot be trusted with the best parts of computers. This is because we don't distinguish between the best & worst parts.
YouTuber BadMouseProductions has an interesting leftist critique of UBI here if your interested:
Rant: implicit tech elitism
The tech industry ought to be ashamed over how hard it is to start coding, i.e: all the meta stuff around coding is way way harder than coding itself.
The only language/system I know that isn't utter garbage in this is Processing which is like “Download, install, write code, click the play button”.
It's a wonderful way to introduce people to programming!
Everything else is so difficult to setup that it alienates anyone who's curious about coding.
Which is just sad.
Gender question (+)
Does anybody know of any good resources (preferably video) that explains simply what non-binary gender is? I'm trying to explain it to my mom for my partner's sake and she's open minded but doesn't really get it because she's an Old.
I don't really trust myself to get it exactly right so I would like to ask for some help
Also (I'm told) a notification system designed to maximize interpersonal drama. If MySpace had won, it'd be just as bad as Facebook. The problem isn't who owns the social graph, it's that some commercial entity owns the social graph.
Doesn't MySpace look totally benign now?All we had to complain about was overzealous styling and autoplay background music.
Saying he was collecting material for an art project, the 31-year-old visual artist sneaked into a vault at a notorious private, run-for-profit university and quietly removed tuition contracts. Fried Potatoes – whose real name is Francisco Tapia – then burned the documents, rendering it nearly impossible for the Universidad del Mar to call in its debt – which he claimed was worth as much as $500m (£297m). “It’s over. You are all free of debt.”
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