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in tech:

there are lots of lefty folks who start companies! lots of folks who have good ideas and are generally agreeable! lots of folks who, at face value, are trustworthy

but google started with "don't be evil" and now they're Google

the capitalist machine eats the best of our intentions and platitudes from trustworthy sources become weak points for exploitation. the good people aren't enough to stop corrosion – and insisting on safeguards isn't distrust

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what if we...
started unions...
at our tech jobs...
aha, just kidding

unless...?

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tfw when you realize you just never stopped being an emo kid

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I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description ["Butter"], and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it, and the tub of spread involved in this case is not that.

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drugs 

you: wow! is that an ocarina? you're an even bigger nerd than i thought!

me, exhaling smoke: what

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tutorial: how to build warm rock in minecraft

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i have a problem where i very quickly let bugfix/"light refactor" PRs spin out of control

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Zoom is literal malware, my condolences if your work or classes force you to use it

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i remember learning "internet safety" aged like 12 going "i would never meet anyone i met on the internet! i'd never send anyone i didn't know money, obviously. i wouldn't even tell them which country i'm from," well,

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waking up to see no new boosts or faves on my selfies and I'm sad to announce it's my time to leave the fedi, I've had a lot of fun here but this kind of toxic behaviour is starting to really affect my mental health

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Join me for your daily scream 

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maybe i shouldve hung around and chatted to the baby. it was probably really bored y'know. but then again, i don't want that baby to grow up thinking it can just phone up random people like that. it might become an entrepreneur

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πŸ‘‹ hi im still here, just been taking a break-ish

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finding out about an old band you’d never heard of before and looking them up is either
A) They released one single and then the members evaporated. 3 albums of unreleased material have been put together over the last 30 years.
or
B) This band was formed when dinosaurs were alive and have mutiple platinum albums. Their song (x) is the most sucessful song to ever be recorded.

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You can talk about Slipknot just being mindlessly edgy bullshit but in 2012 they prominently featured the lyrics "America is a killing name/It doesn't feel or discriminate" in one of their MAIN SINGLES

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if you refuse to pay your rent because you "organized" with people on the internet, your landlord will just laugh and evict you

as many people as possible under a single landlord have to strike at the same time in order for the strike to be effective at all. plus, you need a plan, some kind of idea of what legal muscle you need to be able to summon when the landlord fights back, and an idea of how you'll deal with the inevitable blowback, because there WILL be blowback

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