now y'all can finally see what I look like (hope no one is too scare) 😆
I am sitting on the stairs of my house on two pillows (as it was only reasonable looking background) with the phone at arms length or the front camera "adds weight"
My hair is probably too long and untidy but at my age I'm glad to still have it 😆
took *ages* to get a OK one and had to avoid falling down the stairs..
comments/boosts OK (I doubt anyone is going to want to flirt with this "old uncle")
Facebook doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with your private WhatsApp chat groups being easily accessible by anyone.
Two researchers scanned pop-song texts for emotional words and arrived at the conclusion that pop songs got sadder over time
For example: the usage of ‚love“ practically halved in 50 years
It’s not yet clear why this happened, but the researchers speculate that this is due to a „preference for negative content plus some other, yet to be discovered, causes“
@kensanata first time i visited europe i was surprised by how much people in a 'first world' country could actually live their whole lives thinking they are 'good people' and 'do no harm to others' (and really, they're not doing anything wrong) and recycling and being nice to their neighbors. without realizing they were working for companies that actively engaged in social exploitation in far-away lands, buying things made by someone that makes 1 dollar a day etc.
because in these first world country everything is so clean and orderly. and the trains come on time and you don't see poor people on the streets. poverty is elsewhere. but it's hard to see how much your life impacts poverty across the globe in these situations. we need to remember, as david harvey always says, how did the food we eat was produced. the things we buy. why are they so cheap? how can i buy a shirt for 5 dollars if getting a haircut where i live costs 4x that?
There will be a lot of finger pointing. People will claim that "they didn't know." Like the Germans and their collaborators everywhere, after the war. Or perhaps: "we knew something was wrong but what are you going to do?" I don't know. But we better be doing *something*. The first thing to do would be to stop working for the companies that are actively destroying the world we know. Then we stop supporting them. Then we vote and legislate them out of business. Let's end those planet eaters.
The future people of Earth will look back and describe the events unfolding now as a successful last-minute turnaround, a miracle, ignoring the fact that we could have done all of this back in the seventies when people realised that the whales were dying, that Smog was killing us, when the trees started dying, when the hole in the ozone layer was discovered. But we found a way to manage the damage. We changed, as slowly as possible. Finally, we're picking up speed.
I guess I'm one of the kids that grew up knowing better. I knew that the environment was important, but my generation was also too weak to affect real change. It was slow. I remember when I was 18, our history teacher asked us about our votes. I would have voted Green (but couldn't, because I was foreigner living in Switzerland). One guy had voted for the Car Party "for balance". 🤦♂️ Change is extremely slow. But as the old generations are dying, real change is ever more plausible.
We Ruined Status LEDs; Here’s Why That Needs to Change
Ah, the humble status LED. Just about every piece of home electronics, every circuit module, and anything else that draws current seems to have one. In the days of yore, a humble indicator gave a su… https://hackaday.com/2020/02/20/we-ruined-status-leds-heres-why-that-needs-to-change/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/hackaday/status/1230558303840690176
Hey so sales are kinda bad this month, at this rate I won't be able to pay my bills (like rent, or food for the creature I accidentally summoned)
If you like my art and want to help you can either:
- check out my shop https://anaisfae.art/shop
- toss me a coin https://ko-fi.com/anaisfae
- just boost this
Thanks a lot!
The area were #tesla is preparing to build their new factory is in a water protection area.
Environmental protection is the last what tesla cares about.
They're charlatans profiting from this #climatecrisis by false promise of salvation. Instead of a systematic change of our transportation systems, they are selling the story of how hyper individualized transportation will safe the world.
What an obvious bullshit, yet so many believe in it, even so called "environmentalists".
asking for advice, crapitalism, please boost
How does one go about having a pen name and getting paid for writing one does under it?
I want to write a cookbook, I don't want too much confusion between that and my identity as a composer. I don't mind people knowing I do both but I want people who search for me as a composer not to get clogged up with recipe stuff.
Thanks in advance. (I'm happy for you to point me at a useful how-to, esp. if UK-relevant, but experienced advice is even better.)
Trip to London, boosts appreciated!
I'm going to visit London for 3 days with my family in about a month or so!
So, if you could recommend me any place to go to/to photograph I would appreciated it!!
There are already a few places I 100% want to go to but any suggestions are welcome. Thx 🤗
After playing around with the games on display I stopped by to watch a very helpful lecture about the current state of diversity in the games industry and the steps you can take to help make it a better place. Thank you @firstname.lastname@example.org! 💜✨
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