Can you be nostalgic for a time that never happened? I grew up in a forested area, but with a strong influence from both sci-fi and fantasy stories. Solarpunk looks like something my heart always knew, but that my feet never have, like it could have been the next town over frome everywhere I ever saw.
For real though, I don't get why anyone working in science in the 21st century would be anything other than anticapitalist. Or critical of it at the very least. It does nothing but make our lives difficult.
We're all constantly grovelling for funds. Important articles are hidden behind paywalls. We need to pay to get stuff published. And I'm so tired of hearing things like "yes we'd love to hire you, but we don't have any funding right now."
The Notre-dame isn't just a Christian building, it's a major historical structure and a part of the common heritage of mankind. That building, or what remains, is 850 years old, it survived throught the hundred years war, the countless Paris insurrections of France's revolutionary waves and both world wars. Its a historic monument to human history as any other. 850 year old icons are few and far between, and they only get fewer. I for one am heartbroken, as when anything of our history is lost, these sites are worth something and to see their end is saddening. There's not going to be another Notre-dame if it goes entirely, that 850 odd years could just end now, and I find that saddening.
The Phrases That Do No Harm Show more
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Hi Sunbeam.city! I’m super new here but hoping to connect with and contribute to this community! I’m a 27 yr old queer/pan tradeswoman/artist in the US - I love plants, dinosaurs, fighting the patriarchy, always trying to be a better human and passing things forward to fellow living beings. Being a queer woman in a male dominated “boys club” industry is a battle I fight every day and sometimes feel like i’ll Never win, then other days feel like I can really feel the world changing. Avoiding burnout is key - something my plants help me with. Look forward to meeting y’all!!
How white-hat hacking works: a metaphor Show more
Concerned consumer: if you slap the top of this table, it bursts into flames. this is clearly unsafe for a product marketed towards children, let alone any product at all.
White-hat hacker: hey company, look what happens when you slap the tops of these tables. I feel like there's no other way to get you to pay attention, so... [slaps the tops of all the tables]
Company: we are currently filing a lawsuit against the hacker and not changing our product in any way because this is 100% their fault
Something happened today that brought back an old childhood memory, which was basically when I turned down learning how to knit from one of the little old ladies my mom knew. With how modern culture has gone and the surprise burst in popularity it's seen, I kinda feel like maybe I should have said yes...
Shitpost Show more
Swigity swoot, I'm coming for that equality.
wait, we're doing #30DaysofAutismAcceptance now?
...you know what, my two autistic coworkers are probably under appreciated, this is a good excuse as any to try reaching out to them.
Stolen headline from VOX, political ranting Show more
"Mindfulness meditation in America has a capitalism problem"
Yeah, I could have told you that, if only because America has a problem with capitalism messing up everything.
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