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Hello to all newcomers! I see everyone is doing again — mind if I join?

I am a 28-year old cishet guy living in , . I graduated in and ended up doing for a living. I discovered Mastodon though almost a year ago.

Some of the stuff I'm interested in: , , , , , (especially the oldies), (mostly nonfiction), , , , ,

Good morning lovelies. The sun is appearing behind the clouds ☀️

depressing, unethical, Black-Mirror-esque idea / gambling Show more

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Y'all ever heard of a garden path sentence? It's a sentence whose structure is designed to fool you. Examples: Show more

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It’s rather telling that the widely shared tweet (and toot) titled “Perspective matters”, in which it was suggested that photojournalists made a small fire during the Paris riots look bigger, was juxtaposing two photos taken on different days in different places.

Take everything with a pinch of salt, including the posts that tell you to be skeptical.

Good morning people! I’m quite excited because I’m having my fire response training at work today :blobreach:

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if youre wondering why capitalism seems to repeat its own mistakes over and over, its because the system is designed to insulate the terrible decision makers from the consequences of their terrible decisions

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Don’t suppose anyone on the fedverse can help me out?

I’m looking for a comic about being pigeonholed as a gay/queer artist/comic creator.

The comic had an artist try to draw other subjects, but they all ended up phalic or him drawing his boyfriend. It was in black and white.

This is for a uni project and would make an amazing reference. I can’t remeber that artist name sadly.

Boosts are okay!

Yesterday, as I was going back through my long-abandoned Tumblr, I felt a sense of nostalgia for a platform where the posts would lie between the slick ephemerality of a tweet and the pachydermic durability of a blog post; for an experience where the content could be presented to me void of context, just because someone thought that the picture or the quote was cool in and of itself; for a time when I was not induced to consume content as quickly and as voraciously as possible.

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Truth be told should we stop the idea of mocking adult virgins because it suggests if you don't have sex you are lesser?

Let's discuss FYI I am 28 and a virgin, but I think that is largely because I still did not know myself as I do now.

Stack Exchange is useful and has many interesting questions, but wow, that website has lots of people who are oblivious to other people’s needs and limits.

For example there’s a question in photo.SE about setting up a user-friendly way to store gigabytes of pictures from OP’s mom’s iMac. The top answer is about storing the pictures on two drives, generating hashes for each photo and going periodically through every file to compare it with the hash. Talk about user-friendliness.

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Why do people hate on ~ gender neutral toilets ~??? did they check their own homes?

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"It's okay if ___, right?" assumes consent rather than asking for it; it makes saying "no" a transgression rather than an assertion of boundaries. Same with similar constructions; unless you're confirming something the other person has already told you, actually ask the question instead of assuming you know the answer and are just confirming, please.

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Capitalism hot take Show more

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this new map of Central Park in NYC with information for people with limited mobility (locations of stairs and steep slopes, types of path, etc.) is a fantastic idea 6sqft.com/central-park-release

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