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- I also serve our English masters, I keep their precious trains running
- Are you happy keeping their trains running?
- Happy? I don't know, but I'm good at it.
- I dream of hunting in this jungle of metal and asphalt. I imagine my true form leaping from beam to ledge to terrace roof until I am at the top of this island. Until I can growl in the faces of all the men who believe they can own me.
Love, Death & Robots - "Good Hunting"

yes, please take over this shitshow, don't trust anyone over 20.
"“Why don’t we radically reimagine school? When they say we are ‘behind,’ we are ‘behind’ what? All of this stuff is made up,” said Judai Smith, a senior at Kenwood Academy in Chicago. “We could literally change education. What is the stuff that we really need? What is the stuff that is actually going to help us grow?”"
vice.com/en/article/xgdaqw/stu

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Teens are participating in a dangerous new trend, the Fuck Jobs, Fuck America challenge

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#quoteoftheday
« Think deeply about things. Don’t just go along because that’s the way things are or that’s what your friends say. Consider the effects, consider the alternatives, but most importantly, just think. »
AARON SWARTZ

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@xiroux interesante pregunta :) hasta el momento yo diría que tiene que ver con qué puede implicar ir lento, hacer fricción, ser no productive; renunciar a la vida que los grandes medios e ideologías nos proponen, pero sin tener que "irse a una cabaña en el bosque".
a pesar del nombre "how to" no es un recetario: a propósito divaga, se desvía por tangentes, no da fórmulas.

esta plática alguna vez la compartieron por acá y me fue invitando a querer conocerlo: youtube.com/watch?v=dveUrpp6vs

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If you dig into the files leaked by Edward Snowden, there's a British Powerpoint presentation called "The Art of Deception" which includes using UFOs to deceive and misdirect the public away from the real secret programs.

And they mention that such conspiracy thinking is so vital to the human mind that civilians convinced of the deception cannot be swayed out of it by the actual facts because they have placed personal value onto their beliefs as the one who knows "the truth".

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Apple, Facebook, Slack, Telegram, Discord, Signal, etc. are not your friends. They demand all communications happen in -their- systems.

Ask real friends to move to platforms that give -you- control of your freedom and privacy.

I recommend Element.

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How much creativity is stifled because it cannot be expressed profitably? Capitalist system is not just cruel, but it also limits the potential of human expression, which is literally the only thing that creative endeavours are concerned with. drewdevault.com/2021/12/23/Sus

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@wgahnagl The real tragedy of the commons is that it was stolen from us

"Crisis is a means of governing, in a world that seems to hold together only through the infinite management of its own collapse."
-- invisible committee

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Bonfire aims to empower communities with tools to perform social, economic and political activities. Create safe and private spaces, and connect with the fediverse on your own terms. bonfirenetworks.org/

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Hackers Are Spamming Businesses’ Receipt Printers With ‘Antiwork’ Manifestos

vice.com/en/article/qjbb9d/hac

Dozens of printers across the internet are printing out a manifesto that encourages workers to discuss their pay with coworkers, and pressure their employers.

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Time for your corporate workplace team-building exercises! :)

*forms union*

No, not like that!

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The only good future is decentralized or distributed. If we allow everything to be centralized for the sake of convenience, or whatever, then the same dynamics of colonialism will play out as did in the physical economy. Colonialism may be efficient under some very narrowly defined metric, like profit, but it is not ethical.

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When you're simultaneously a paid protester and told to get a real job

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This toot got several "the war over the word '#hacker' is lost" replies, so I need to respond to it more generally.

Thankfully, I have a FAQ about it, since I encounter it so often:
rys.io/en/155.html#isnt-the-fi

tl;dr:
1. Whichever other word we choose and fail to defend, is going to be abused; see: "hacktivist". I draw the line on "hacker".
2. LGBTQ+ community reclaimed the f-word, African-American community -- the n-word; it *can* be done.
3. Nobody gets to tell me what I can call myself, and what that means.

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