I don't think I ever did this back when I first joined, so here's a little #introduction
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!
cw uspol Show more
does it not seem fucking bizarre to anyone else that people decided to declare the trump presidency the era of "post truth" when 16 fucking years ago america went to war over made up intel
the guy who coined the term "meritocracy" was writing a satire about how meritocracies are nonsense and never happen in real life https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rise_of_the_Meritocracy
we all gotta be equal, y'all. that's the only way it works
cw concentration camps Show more
its interesting to me that the conclusion liberals are drawing from the american concentration camps escalating is "trump needs to be removed", rather than "holy shit, our supposed "democracy" and "checks and balances" are incapable of preventing a literal genocide"
*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.
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. …"
a short guide to landlord sophistry Show more
I posted on Tumblr about why landlords suck, and the vulgar-libertarian Landlord Defense Corps swarmed it like flies. They made some interesting (by which I mean bad) arguments in defense of landlords; I want to cover a few here.
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 :>
OH WORD. CAPITALISM IS BAD?? YOU DONT SAY! WHO KNEW? http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/06/the-fed-just-released-a-damning-indictment-of-capitalism.html
Prison Abolition and dealing with "The Dangerous Few"
I found this super compelling and it resolves my only holdout argument against prison abolition.
marketing chief of purism is giving support to ICE Show more
Remember, that racist agency that even imprisons children.
He made a video commenting on the removal of CTO from ICE from a #github conference.
He uses following argumentation:
- let's leave politics aside
- if left or right I don't care
- you cannot make everyone happy
- if you remove someone from a conference, more people will be mad at you
- ignore the critism, host anyone
this is the story of oportunism.
this is the story of marketing as a means
the video is sponsored by #purism. And his followers on twitter do have a clear position, that support his view points.
Those are the ones purism is advertised to.
@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.
“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!
"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."
Engineering student, leftist wannabe, and cephalopod fan. He/him.
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more