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I want everything to be calm and happy.
I want everyone I know to be able to feel safe and not ever need to worry. botsin.space/media/QoMPi4BCgkm

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Have a sample meme from the 'gender feel' section of our menu. Show more

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Laurie Anderson is amazing https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Vkfpi2H8tOE
This piece is so good. It's got a lot about 80s phone culture and answering machines going on it, which is a major theme in her early work, but there's a very forward, present theme about US military intervention. 'Here come the planes. They're American planes.' and the part about 'chemical arms' and 'electronic arms'.
I bought an album several years ago that was a live performance of this piece from late in the month of September in 2001. The liner notes talked about the intensity of the 'here come the planes' section and the lasting consequences of us imperialism.
I love the political at of the 70s and 80s that's uncompromising in both the art and the politics and this is such a brilliant example of it that charted. Such a wonderful piece.
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Seriously, though, raze Silicon Valley, salt the ground, and pull every single last optical fibre out of the ground.

Let a new culture of technology take its place.

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roses are red
violets are blue
in surveillance capitalism
poem reads you

and shows you ads
for flower shops
and tracks your clicks
and never stops

it cares not about
if privacy's harmed
the money is green
when people are farmed

twitter is cyan
facebook is blue
your friends are the product
and so are you

"I didn’t come up in computer science; I began my career as a physicist. That [...] gave me a specific perspective on this situation. That the field of computer science ... has not yet faced serious negative consequences for the work its practitioners do.[...] Simultaneously imagining their products as changing the world and not being important enough to require safety precautions, they behave like kids in a shop full of loaded AK-47’s." (via facebook.com/rebecca.solnit/po) bostonglobe.com/ideas/2018/03/

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tired: Late-stage capitalism

wired: Open mic Communism

inspired: Street theatre Anarchy

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One of the jobs I have tried to apply for, I can't, and I have to assume it is because I am running Firefox on an old Linux laptop rather than something the stupid jobs website was designed for.

How can a corporation claim to be an equal opportunity employer. "We accept applications from guys who can afford the latest Windows and Mac stuff. You women making do with shit you cobbled together yourselves, you can fuck off!"

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many kurdish accounts on #twitter get suspended. Twitter is by that supporting fascism in this very crucial situation

You can help with:

- giving more visability to this issue through joining a twitter storm
- presenting an alternative

This would bring a benefit to the kurdish struggle and be on the same supportive for the fediverse

If you'd be into joining a twitterstorm pls boost this post (follow for updates)

Time and # announced if enough interest is there. suggestions welcome
#Turkey

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Mastodon meetup at London Hackspace on Jan 18 - like when we used to meet up with other people just because we were all on Twitter :)
eventbrite.co.uk/e/mastodon-me

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Remember, you are comparing yourself to everyone else's highlight reel.

You know your struggle, but you don't see theirs.

You are likely as good as them, maybe even better, but awareness of your flaws holds you back.

Be aware of those flaws, but know that they aren't always seen by everyone else.

Someone thinks you're cool... and you don't even know it.

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