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It is honestly impressive how much people will rugsweep or overlook an obvious missing stair because, like, "well...but everyone else is fine with them".

spoiler alert: if someone is an asshole to you for no discernible reason, odds are good that "everyone else" is not fine with them!

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I just remember telling people that I wasn't going to attend events that $NAME went to anymore. Like, nah. Skip me with that shit. If they're going to be there, I don't want to be.

At first everyone was like, "GASP", but over time it became, "...well if it's them or her I'd rather have her..." and slowly the nasty person stopped being invited at all, group hangouts were a lot more pleasant, and everyone admitted, later, just how much of a jerk $NAME was to them, too.

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this sounds like an obvious thing, but when you grow up in a dysfunctional household (or maybe even not then! maybe if you're just Nice!), you assume that because they're a jerk to you, they must be NICE to everyone else, so it's perhaps a You problem, and you should just shrug and ignore their jibes or whatever.

but it's rarely a You problem, it's usually a Them problem, and, well, yeah.

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one of the best things about no longer giving a fuck has to be the bit where I no longer feel the need to keep around people who are jerks to me just because everyone else likes them.

just...thinking about that tonight, how much more pleasant social stuff got once I stopped inviting the people who were jerks.

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Most people who make the rules for trans people

- Aren't trans
- Have never taken a hormone
- Have never participated in queer community
- Have never talked to a trans person
- Haven't built rapport with queer people
- Have never earned the trust of a queer person
- Missed out on living their lives

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Forget about Bitcoin mining; looks like the reactive schemes to colonial plundering are gonna be about the BITPHONE mining:

¨In the U.S., around 151 million phones end up in landfills or incinerators every year, which amounts to 416,000 a day, WEEE Forum said. Overall, only 17.4 percent of electronic waste is properly recycled worldwide.

This is a major waste both financially and ecologically.

"A tonne of discarded mobile phones is richer in gold than a tonne of gold ore," Dr. Ruediger Kuehr, director of the UN's Sustainable Cycles (SCYCLE) Programme, said in a statement. "Embedded in 1 million cell phones, for example, are 24 kg of gold, 16,000 kg of copper, 350 kg of silver, and 14 kg of palladium — resources that could be recovered and returned to the production cycle. And if we fail to recycle these materials, new supplies need to be mined, harming the environment."

Recovering these metals from electronic waste would also burn fewer greenhouse gas emissions than mining for new materials.

In honor of International E-Waste Day, the WEEE Forum is calling on individuals to do their part by making sure they dispose of their waste correctly. ¨

ecowatch.com/e-waste-great-wal

#Ewaste #Recycling #Metals #BitPhone

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#OtD 15 Oct 1966 in Oakland, CA, the Black Panther Party for Self Defence was set up. The Party would exist, despite heavy repression, until 1982 and did things like gave breakfasts to children and ran community health clinics. Learn more: shop.workingclasshistory.com/c

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hey CNN,

a union strike is not a "blow to the economy" unless you consider giant corporations to be "the economy" and workers to not be

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"To prove you aren't a robot, perform this tedious repetitive task without questioning or complaining."

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I'd really like to find a position doing data management or web data publishing for an organization that is meaningfully engaged in working on the climate crisis. If you have any pointers or ideas please let me know!

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worry about things outside of my control | the ways that traumatized people abandon support systems out of fear 

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sound design idea, food metaphor 

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@heatherhorns yeah a friend of mine remarked that general purpose computing was solved 20 years ago and the tech industry has been trying to break everything up into silo'd services ever since and i've been thinking about that for two weeks now

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windows 11 feels less like an upgrade to be advertised as a product and more like an ominous threat slowly approaching you

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*glues 2 phones together to double all its specs*

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I want THICKER PHONES with FEWER SENSORS and REPLACEABLE BATTERIES and MORE LOCAL STORAGE and I'm not kidding!

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Mail (the email client for Windows 10), has a loading bar for pasting text.

Someone saw that pasting text takes a long time, and instead of thinking 'OMG, we pasted text in the 80's without a problem', they decided to write a loading animation in, so that people would understand the paste is coming.

This is beyond parody.

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:giordi_dislike: "free as in beer"
:giordi_like: "free as in disney movie torrents"

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re: people watching // 

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"mobbing", RT @christapeterso@twitter.com 

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