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pandemic โ€ข mask information and resources thread 

I've found a lot of information about masks, why you should wear one, and how to make them.

It's all worth sharing, so I'm making a thread of it here to keep track of things.

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Random bookmarks 

Instead of saving these to my hard drive, I'm putting them here now. Maybe someone might find them interesting?

โ€ข Phosop, Thai goddess of rice

โ€ข Eastern vs Western culture about wearing face masks

โ€ข Cosmism โ€“ early 20th century Russian philosophical and cultural movement

โ€ข Orrery, showing positions of planets and other solar system objects for any specified date

โ€ข 49 lentil recipes

โ€ข Thailand's philosophy of sustainable living

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โ€œFlowers grow back even after the harshest winters. You will too.โ€ ๐ŸŒป

To the people essentially saying that โ€œwealth inequality has existed beforeโ€ it has never been to this extent before. There have never been this many living in poverty. The rich have never been this absurdly rich before. Billionaires have only existed since last century. And thereโ€™s an entire genre of really shitty food which exists purely for the sake of being expensive.

Rich American douchebags and 21st century wealth inequality are putting people like Amenhotep III and Louis XIV to shame.

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Someday, the 21st century will be a cautionary tale to all of humanity about the absurdity and futility of mindless wealth acquisition. A time when billions were struggling with poverty and food insecurity, while an obnoxiously privileged few had so much wealth they were literally eating it to show off.

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Nothing makes me want to start building guillotines quite like cutesy news stories about $1000 plates of chicken wings coated in literal gold dust.

Glad to know Iโ€™m not as weird as I thought, sitting here at address #14

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Pretty sure Mark Zuckerberg is actually a robot. I mean, just look at him.

Iโ€™m curious. How many different addresses have you lived at?

Maybe if I go for an old school punk look with obnoxiously spikey shoulders, more people might keep their fucking distance in public...

The mountainโ€™s name is TศŸuล‹kรกลกila ล รกkpe, which translates to English as Six Grandfathers. It was desecrated. I refuse to refer to it as Mount Rushmore.

Elon Ballbag 

This is the most techbro thing that any techbro has ever techbroโ€™d. Seriously, heโ€™s just embarrassing himself at this point.

Most of us don't hear this nearly often enough, so I want to just say โ€“ whatever it is you're trying to accomplish right now? I know you can do this. You're brilliant, and I believe in you ๐Ÿ’š

hey frens!! bandcamp are waiving their revenue share again. if you're considering buying our EP today is the day to do it!!

only if you have spare cash obvs. otherwise listen on spotify or download from bandcamp for free โœจ

Massive thanks to all the people who helped with my living costs this month ๐Ÿ’š you've helped me afford to restock my kitchen :flow:

You're also helping to fund my writing projects! I'll be posting about those as I work on them at my writing account, @InvaderXan, and on my ko-fi page at

When will the world's worst people stop internalising punchlines from 90s comedy shows??

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incel nonsense 

It's exactly the same as the way "friend zone" was a comedy routine from the first series of Friends, and a bunch of dudes self-identified with it a little bit too much. Imagine basing your entire identity around a joke from a sitcom.

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police nonsense 

It's so wild to me that the "thin blue line" is an actual thing used in police propaganda. Because "The Thin Blue Line" is the name of a goofy 1990s British comedy about a bunch of bumbling police screwing things up and being clueless.

The phrase was supposed to be parody. The kind of thing only an arrogant, self righteous blowhard might say. And these clowns are playing it straight? Seriously?

stay at home partner? buddy we should ALL be staying at home right now,

So I was trying to find out when people first started using scales in kitchens to weigh ingredients, because I have a feeling that it may be relatively recent. All the cookbooks I've seen which are older than a few centuries don't seem to give measurements.

I did not find an answer yet. But I did find that the oldest known balance scales were found by archaeologists in the Indus Valley civilisation, dating back around 4400 years!

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Sunbeam City ๐ŸŒป

Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.