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uspol, Kavanaugh Show more
uspol, Kavanaugh Show more
Having been a fac brat at a #DC prep school in the same athletic conference as #GeorgetownPrep (Kavanaugh's high-school that costs $60k+/year), it's been interesting to watch how the scrutiny is surfacing some of the normally implicit and submerged power dynamics that flow from the networks formed at and around those kinds of schools in DC and parts if New England.
activist / safety / security Show more
i setup some DIY home security cameras yesterday for a multitude of reasons, and i wonder why this isn't taught or talked about in activist spaces more as a defense measure?
Like, i built them out of trash i had laying around my house, and now i have secure, network attached, motion enabled cameras that cost me zero dollars.
It'd be kind of nice if Mastodon let you bookmark statuses. It'd be handy for situations where someone posts a link, so that you could read it later and respond back to the original status.
[co-op developer hat on] So, I'm looking for a CRM to track potential new co-ops and then print off nifty reports about them. Any advice? I have to share it with people who are bright but not tech experts.
Me during my trip: "California is cool, I should get out of Vermont more!" 😎
Me upon returning home: "Jet-lag is pure hell, and no human should ever travel more than 1 time zone per week." 😴
Copyright complain Show more
It's stuff like this that makes me really sceptical when people are extremely in favour of the current dystopia we live in with regard to copyright, out of a desire to protect the interests of small artists
> Sony Finally Admits It Doesn’t Own Bach and It Only Took a Bunch of Public Pressure
any cultural linguists: (specifically those who speak Japanese and English)
My prof and I just had an interesting discussion about the English sense of "self".
Specifically he thinks the idea of "I enjoyed myself" doesn't compute in Japanese. Or this idea of "it feels good", when "I feel good" should suffice.
Aside from a grammatical explanation, might this play a factor in how people relate/communicate with each other?
“The society whose modernization has reached the stage of integrated spectacle is characterized by the combined effect of five principal factors:
1. Incessant technological renewal
2. Integration of state and economy
3. Generalized secrecy
4. Unanswerable lies
5. Eternal present"
A quirk I love about modern english (early and current) is that whenever we noun a verb the stress moves from the first to the second syllable to denote "thing-ness"
Hence, you record a record; rebels rebel; a permit permits; an envelop envelopes; and you suspect the suspects.
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