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I don't think I ever did this back when I first joined, so here's a little
I'm Squiddy (he/him), I'm an engineering student who would rather bake bread than do engineering schoolwork, and I've really interested in things like social ecology lately, seeing as the world isn't doing so great. I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for Bionicle and The Elder Scrolls, and I will readily become a huge lore nerd in something if given the chance. Nice to meet you!

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the guy who coined the term "meritocracy" was writing a satire about how meritocracies are nonsense and never happen in real life en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ri

we all gotta be equal, y'all. that's the only way it works

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Another example that the #rich are the most polluting scum on this planet. Let's get rid of the rich and solve #ClimateChange!

*Cruise Ships Pollute Port City Air More Than Cars*

"Cruise ships are choking Europe’s port cities, with the biggest cruise company, Carnival Corporation, emitting 10 times more sulphur oxides (SOx) than all of Europe’s 260 million cars, finds new research published by the European Federation for Transport and Environment, T&E, on Friday.
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Royal Caribbean Cruises, the world’s second-largest cruise operator, emits four times the SOx of the entire European car fleet.

Spain, Italy, Greece, France and Norway are the countries most exposed to cruise ship air pollution in Europe. …"

ens-newswire.com/2019/06/11/cr

#cruiseships

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a short guide to landlord sophistry Show more

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Here is a long thread on keeping moss as a houseplant that I pulled off my twitter, wrapped up as a blog post - so now you can read about practical moss gardening without having to visit that website :>

ifyoulived.org/moss.html

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finally an Algorithm that's going to be even more racist than all the other existing ones

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Prison Abolition and dealing with "The Dangerous Few"

twitter.com/lackingceremony/st

I found this super compelling and it resolves my only holdout argument against prison abolition.

#anarchism #ACAB #abolition

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marketing chief of purism is giving support to ICE Show more

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@starwall There's a Low-Tech Magazine article going over just that! It looks like microwaves beat out other electric cooking options in terms of total energy efficiency, coming in just behind typical gas stoves. Well-designed biomass is the most efficient in terms of total thermal efficiency, due to the lack of conversion/transmission losses.
lowtechmagazine.com/2014/06/th

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I feel like one of the most significant failures of free software is lack of response to user feedback

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“A man or woman, married or unmarried, who is guilty of open and gross lewdness and lascivious behavior, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than three years or in jail for not more than two years or by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars.”

"Massachusetts Senate Passes Bill to Add Third Gender Option to State IDs"

ENBIES CAN DO INFINITE CRIME!

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everybody knows that every homophobe is a closeted gay. just like how every racist is secretly black

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"In 1957, Johannes Juul – a student of Paul La Cour – built the three-bladed Gedser wind turbine (...)The blades were built from steel spars, with aluminium shells supported by wooden ribs. (...) It ran for 11 years without maintenance, generating up to 360,000 kWh per year, but was not repaired when a bearing failed. When the turbine was refurbished and tested in the late 1970s, it performed better than the first wind turbines with fiberglass blades."

#Solarpunk FTW

solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2019

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