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"I’m begging everyone who thinks a software license can delineate when something is or isn’t being used for a bad purpose to read a single book on ethics."

ideolalia.com/essays/trapped-i

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cis/het/etc people experimenting should be an encouraged norm
everyone should be allowed to experiment
you never know what you'll find that ultimately makes your life better
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things that piss me off more than they should: seeing twitter users refer to weird unicode bullshit characters as 'fonts'

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thinking of getting defenestrated later; anyone need anything? if so it better be on the other side of this glass.

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can’t sleep, need to finish thinking about the time i recited the raven in middle school and one of my bullies thought “quoth” was the raven’s name (as in “quoth the raven, ‘nevermore’”) and so she kept asking me where my “only friend, quoth” was for like a year

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Something called “nutritional yeast” has no right to be as delicious as it is.

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Sorry, it turns out that game development is actually boring as hell

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five years after mastodon ends i get a notification on discord 2. it's a pm from ponyboy_30000:

omg triz is that you? it's me, crublord69 from knzk! you totally called it, i'm trans and a brony now. anyway how's things?

i reply "haha hell yeah" and accept the friend request. i have no idea who they are. i close the chat window and yell out the screen door to my two terrible children, robitha and jeeeves, to come inside for dinner before the lava rains start. president reportoftheweek is on tv

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The mastodon search function should be called "tootal recall"

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Diogenes, wreaking havoc across iNaturalist by IDing all featherless bipeds as Homo sapiens

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me when people complain about anarchists 😬
me when they specify online anarchists 😏
me when i realize im online 😬

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the imagery was originally "good compiler design helps you slay the dragon of complexity", but folks seem to have realized that dragons are cool and good

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Having received the Covid vaccine, I wake to find myself transformed into a monstrous microchip. As I lie here unable to move from my bed, staring up at my giant pins as they twitch in the air, I contemplate whether I will ever be able to return to my job as a software engineer.

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food, climate change (+) 

Sea grass is a huge carbon sink, more than tropical rain forests. It is a declining ecosystem, but one with huge potential. A Spanish chef has discovered that a type of sea grass has edible seeds, requires no freshwater and no fertilizer and has 50% more protein than rice and helps restore ecosystems. The Seri of Mexico also eat sea grass grain, but it's not a commonly used food item and hasn't been intentionally cultivated before.

theguardian.com/environment/20

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"What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god"

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If you're bored, you can design a bird in your head. Its legal and the mods can't stop you

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