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Here’s a bit of a track, in progress. I’ve been experimenting using #tidalcycles as a sequencer/sampler, #vcvrack as a sound generator along with my diy #modular synth. I love making music with text! #techno #trap #experimental

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@kingannoy @phryk ─ which is to say, the real limit is not "how much money do we have in circulation", because that's something the government actually decides. The real limit is "how much additional work can be performed given the workforce, machinery, etc available in the country". Implications: Full employment is a policy decision. Tax distribution is purely political. School, hospital, etc quality is a pure political decision. And if they're not top notch, somebody decided that.

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@kingannoy @phryk 3) I didn't say taxation isn't necessary, just that it doesn't do what most people say it does. Specifically, there is no such thing as the government "spending taxpayer dollars". The implications of this "flipping" of the model are massive. For one, governments can spend literally as much as they want to as long as they can (through taxes, securitization, or whatever) keep inflation in check. And this makes sense: the only *real* limitation is the productive capacity.

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@kingannoy @phryk So...
1) Law of aggregate demand is explained well and debunked in Steve Keen's "Debunking Economics". See also: debtdeflation.com/blogs/2011/1
... short version of the law is that "people want more of X when the price of X falls" ─ which is only true in certain edge cases and can be proven to not apply generally or under any simple set of conditions, except in the case where there is only one item in the entire makret.

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never not astounding to me when fantasy writers can imagine a world with unique magic and competing intricate factionalism but can't imagine a world without homophobia

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outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. inside of a dog is the radius squared times the constant 3.14159

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@vantablack my dumbass had to look at the caption to figure out what was wrong

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What finger do you use when you snap your fingers?

So the adjacent finger, is crucial for producing a crisp snap sound!

I think it somehow has to do with the cavity that is created under your fingers. I should probably just look up a explainer video on youtube.

I still can't snap as loudly using my middle finger as I can with my ring finger but when I touch my ring finger to my thumb while I try the result is a lot better!

I can only do a finger snap with my ring finger, I've always assumed that the "normal" way is using your middle finger and today I tried figuring out why I cannot do it with my middle finger.

I noticed quite quickly that what I thought was going on is not what is actually happening. I thought that the sound is made by your finger hitting the fleshy part of your thumb, hard. That in itself is not actually enough. If I lift my pinky, and keep it up while snapping, it produces almost no sound.

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Set up aidungeon.io/ locally and am really enjoying how it yes-ands whatever you type.

This is sad but once you see it, obviously true. Healthcare solutions/interventions that require work (nurses and doctors doing something) will in the long term be out competed by interventions that don't. Because there is much more lobby power behind the latter since the revenue ends up with a smaller number of people.

I imagine that like the post says this goes on in all kinds of industries.
boingboing.net/2019/12/06/lobb

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selfie, eye contact 

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