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👋🏻 reintroduction 

Hello new and old Fediverse folks! Let me add my contribution to the !

I am miramarco, I am 30 and I was born and currently live in . I am an ace, vaguely heteroromantic cis man. I studied math and ended up working with computers. Some of the topics I post about the most are mental health, , and relevant Italian news.

I also have a more laid-back account for casual toots, and you are welcome to send a follow request over there too: @miramarco

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📌 my interaction policies 

• Follow requests are good, but I won’t accept those coming from accounts without avatar or bio, from free speech absolutists, from techbros, etc.

• To keep my TL tidy, I don’t follow people back automatically, sorry.

• I try to check people’s bios and pinned toots before sending follow requests; apologies if I miss them.

• I block concern trolls and sea lions on sight, no second chance given.

• Black lives matter, trans & non-binary rights are human rights, aphobia is a real thing, sex work is work. If you disagree, go away.

a nerd’s work complaint 

Someone does not know how to count calendar weeks and is making it difficult to coordinate activities.

By the way, let’s ban calendar week numbering once and for all

Either the metadata on Spotify are wrong, or these two artists are the pioneers of electronica

journaling update 

I find myself comfortable with my new style of journaling, focused on my experiences and my feelings, instead of being a generic log of what I've done.

I've been able to find the time to write down my thoughts pretty much every day. There were days in which I couldn't fit all my thoughts in one page! And sometimes I am in the mood for writing even though I still have to wait for the events of the day to reach their final outcome.

Let's see if this is something I can keep up for the rest of the year, especially in more hectic times.

This toot is sponsored by my brain desperately trying to decipher some convoluted and highly theoretical blog posts

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I don’t know who needs to hear this, but what you’re writing could benefit from adding some examples of what you are talking about

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I hate the phrase "we're just friends" like wym "just" I love my friends very dearly its just a different type of love its not inferior in any way

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one final thing before i move on, i havent seen it yet but mocking Biden's stutter is ableist. he might be a lot of things and criticism is necessary for them but he won't ever hear you mocking his stutter

your friends who stutter (this includes me, there's a reason i don't speak aloud much) will hear that shit tho. if you're okay with looking your friends in the eye and explaining to them why their stutter impacts their morality then i mean by all means go ahead but otherwise fuck off

four years of fat jokes about trump never touched him but it sure did ruin the entire psyche of fat people being made to feel subhuman, unlovable, and inherently of lesser morals in a society that already actively does this on all levels of our lives.

break your habit of criticizing appearance and ability because otherwise i'm forced to assume you're just a hateful white noise machine, just here to fill in the background gaps with no comprehension of the topics at hand.

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PSA: if you want people to accept follow request, add some information to your bio.

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The friends I’ve met on Fedi have helped me a lot in the last few years, and I honestly don’t even want to imagine the state I would be in if I had never joined this place. My friends have given me company, strength, hope, and good advice, and I can’t thank them enough. I want to keep nurturing my relationships with them, both on Fedi and elsewhere.

I also want to find new friendships, by strengthening my relationships with my casual mutuals and by making new connections with the amazing people who hang around in here. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for me.


I will always remember how a friend and classmate of mine, who eventually went to law school, told me that the strict math education we were given in high school helped him a lot at university, because he was used to think about edge cases, counterexamples, and hard proofs, while his course mates were not.

Of course the perfect education, especially for people in law, would be a mix of mathematical thinking and a sensitivity to the humanities too…

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I hear procedural unsolved questions like “Can the US president pardon themselves?” and the only thing I can think of is that if mathematicians had to write the laws, there wouldn’t be all this ambiguity. Like the calculus teacher who docked me some points because I forgot to state that one of the sets in a theorem had to be non-empty 👀

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Ooof, the way some people use phrases like “X is a social construct” or “Y is not a personality trait” while missing the whole point of what the other person is saying :eyeroll:

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Many, many, many of you need to hear this. Many, many, many of you at some point in time internalized that the bleaker the outlook, the realer it is, because anything optimistic must be you just blinding yourself to the truth. You grew out of a junior nihilism in your speech, but you did not grow out of your sense that at rock bottom, reality is for you a dead end, a raw deal, meaningless and pointless. This is a total fantasy, it is an aesthetic that you have confused with something "too real."

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Un•writtenrules, A set of social rules that control Black lives.

It explores what it means to have the inverse of 'privilege' what that looks like for Black people.

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"Long Covid" 

> Almost a third of recovered Covid patients return to hospital in five months and one in eight die


Today’s mood: Blondie & Philip Glass – Heart of Glass (Crabtree Remix)

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friendly reminder that:

- you do not need to think someone is the scum of the earth to block them or mute them
- being blocked or muted does not mean you are a bad person in any way shape or form
- you have a right to surround yourself with people you enjoy, indeed, you have a right to happiness
- people liking you doesn't mean you are a good person
- you liking something or someone doesn't mean that that thing is good

it is a misconception I think a lot of people hold, and it's not truth.


mobility during the pandemic, Rhine-Ruhr 

There is a similar spike for Hamburg (136% last Saturday), but there were days in which their index rose close to 100% (e.g. August 4, with 85%), while there was no such activity for Rhein-Ruhr since March

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mobility during the pandemic, Rhine-Ruhr 

Citymapper has a mobility index that describes the percentage of people using local transit in several regions, compared to pre-pandemic data.

There appears to have been an enormous increase of local transit usage in the Rhine-Ruhr region in the last weekend, with almost twice as many people using public transportation last Saturday than before the pandemic.

This must be a glitch, right?

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