talkin about weed
just learned that cannabis used to be the common name, and that "marijuana" became the most ~accepted~ name in the early 20th century - there was a panic about it coming up from mexico after the mexican revolution, and the term "marijuana" was used to make it seem more Scary and Mexican
Illegal US occupation of Hawaii killing / mass-incarcerating Pacific Islanders as George Floyd's murderers in Minneapolis brutalize Black people, & anti-Asian attacks soar on anti-China war propaganda. Our struggles against racism, imperialism, & war are one and the same.
the only thing bitcoin will ever do is create an economy run completely on code, which prevents people from participating in the economy without the ability to access computers and the internet, further entrenching the class divide and making it harder for poor people to access necessities when they can't afford the things required by bitcoin to participate in the economy
this would be interesting if it wasn't dead https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osiris_(software)
Ecosteader joined Tiktok today, and the first hashtag it showed as ¨trending¨ was EcoHacks ...
Interestingly enough, TIL Tiktok has been so valuable to women in regions where they are traditionally oppressed, some governments are trying to get it banned (lol). GLWT.
#TIL one such gov´t trying to get it banned is Pakistan:
Of course, OF COURSE the fucking operator of that famous excavator trying to free the ever given is both a sub-contractor and still hasn't been paid for all of his fucking OT work yet.
planned obsolescence really is a big glaring counterexample to the idea that capitalism results in innovation or even improvement. lightbulbs, smartphones, could last forever, or at least 5x as long - but they don't cuz it wouldn't be as profitable. I know everyone on here already knows this, but I think about it a lot.
If it isn't obvious why this is huge, and I guess my post doesn't make it obvious:
This is a completely peer to peer, end to end encrypted chat system written in *250 lines of code*. @spritelyproject's Goblins abstracts away the network/cryptography elements for you.
Pretty cool find: #lowTech adaptive #furniture for kids.
Sorry, it's a bunch of images, so not super accessible. TLDR is that they built it mostly from cardboard and foam and it can be customized for each child's specific problems and measurements.
Stanford scientists reverse-engineered the Moderna COVID vaccine from discarded remnants, and have posted the mRNA sequence publicly on GitHub https://www.vice.com/en/article/7k9gya/stanford-scientists-reverse-engineer-moderna-vaccine-post-code-on-github
Here lies something that might have been a pigeon in an alternate dimension.
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