Accents should be celebrated and let to thrive ofc, I get sick of people saying "Not being racist but I couldn't understand their accent, they were from India or something" or whatever. Like fuck off, you'd understand them better if you didn't spend your whole life avoiding these people, I understand what they're saying just fine? If you're new to a language then fair play, stick the subtitles on because it will help, but if it's your first language being spoken try harder damn it
Please remember: functional cookies (login session, shopping carts) do not need user consent. So every time you see one of this oversized cookie banners someone is trying (often through dark patterns) to make you accept the whole tracking and spying as well. Don't be mad at the legislative for creating the need for tracking consent. Be mad at the websites that are trying to stir you up against that law by annoying you with those banners.
Thought capitalism couldn't get worse? Meet the workplace 'spiritual consultants'. Employers have figured out how to exploit society’s crisis of meaning – by turning workplaces into sites of cult-like religious devotion.
The world is a dark comedy.
Back from space with uranium and platinum, this was a successful mission and the shuttle has proven to be quite capable. It should handle well even in high gravity, which is very handy.
Liftoff! It took only 10% of the hydrogen fuel tanks to get to orbit, where I built a radio relay satellite. I still have to find some platinum, but I found a uranium deposit and will come back with five tons of uranium ore.
Another night mostly spent inside the large hangar. I love that all vehicles I have can be safe indoors at once and I still have enough space to comfortably work on new stuff.
Say hello to my new planetary drill ship, and more importantly to a hydrogen-powered shuttle that will bring me to space. It has enough tanks and cargo space to bring along a decent amount of extra fuel and building materials on each trip.
Next steps : prospect asteroids for uranium and platinum.
This mountain peak is conveniently located 49.8 km from my main base, roughly in the direction of the Moon. That makes it an ideal candidate for a radio relay station.
The atmosphere here is already thin enough to affect thrusters, at one point I had to drop some building materials at a lower altitude before I could climb again.
It has two large batteries, two solar panels, four wind turbines, and four gatling turrets to shoot down meteors.
During the night I also built and tested an ice scraping rover. It is based on the layout and chassis of the transport truck I showed earlier, but made as long as possible while still fitting in the small hangar. Two drills are mounted on articulated arms that can fold backward and slightly down so they will drill only the very top of the ice.
Deploy, activate, slowly drive forward, come back to base with 200 tons of ice. Neat!
Finished building this transport aircraft just in time for daybreak. Now I can pay a visit to the NPC station that's 25 km away from my base, despite the mountainous terrain it's in. Time to get some business done.
The global energy consumption in 2017 was 22.3 terawatt hours.
If we moved all financial transactions over to Bitcoin, we'd require over 1000 terawatt hours... each day(!) for Bitcoin transactions alone(!).
That doesn't even factor in that Bitcoin's energy consumption will be exponential to the amount of transactions.
'Colonialism had never really ended': my life in the shadow of Cecil Rhodes http://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/jan/14/rhodes-must-fall-oxford-colonialism-zimbabwe-simukai-chigudu
Oh shit, @pla got hit by a car..
He was one of the first person I've ever followed on the fedi. His unique mixture of of tech and bicyles will be missed 😭
He died doing what he loved.
The fifth one is a bit better, but not by much
I write bugs for a living, pretty cool eh?
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!