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@pfx you could kick chicken very far, 12/10

is anyone else finding that you're suddenly not following people you were 100% sure you were following before? I've come across half a dozen people in the last couple of weeks who I've had to refollow.

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Books on The Picts 

Thanks for all the boosts re looking for good books on The Picts.

For those interested, here are the ones either recommended to me or which I've since come across and look good. I've just listed 3 more recent books, since it will have the latest research and theories.

1. The Picts: a history, by Tim Clarkson. This was recommended to me and I'm halfway through it and it's pretty good. It has a really interesting alternative theory on the Dal Riadian Scots (that I want to see what other historians say!). Mostly easy to read. Go for 2012 or 2016 editions, as includes updates that come out after the 2008 edition.

2. The King in the North: The Pictish Realms of Fortriu and Ce, by Gordon Noble & Nicholas Evans (2019) hive.co.uk/Product/Gordon-Nobl which is a series of essays of the most recent research, including archaeological. Not recommended, just one I found that interested me.

3. The Picts Re-Imagined by Julianna Grigg (2018). Only a short book (120 pages), but apparently brings together recent research amazon.co.uk/dp/1641890916/? (not available on Hive except as an eBook). Also one that just interested me.

#History #Picts #Scotland

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two crossbeams, hanging out in an alley, four handbreadths apart, not touching each other, because that would be *gay* #DafYomi #DafYomeme #Eiruvin14

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@CornishRepublicanArmy no I'm not going full anprim I'll just be stopping technological advancement somewhere arbitrarily medieval

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one of these days "the Luddites were right" will be found written in blood on my garage door and I will have vanished without a trace

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hello! i am now taking commissions for freelance video editing work

i have ten years of experience

if you've ever seen that "CYBERPUNK IS NOW" video, i'm the one who made that

you can view my portfolio at verticallyalignedcarbonnano.tu

boosts much appreciated for obvious reasons!!! :boost_ok:

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i think fedi is legitimately better than other social media because the more you use it, the more it encourages you to not need it anymore. commercial sites literally do everything they can to get you to spend as much of your time on them as you can by making you as miserable as possible. fedi on the other hand draws you in by making you believe in the world outside. if you jump in whole-heartedly enough it will spit you out as someone else, if not somewhere else

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Today is Earth Overshoot Day.

Today, we used up all the resources which Earth can produce this year. The resources of Earth, used after this day, are unsustainable.

Today is only 64% of the way through the year.

We need to fix this.

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fin pol i guess, marvelling at ppl 

valid things to complain about:
-i can't afford to pay this much tax
-our tax money goes to military funding and industry bailouts and doesn't actually help support us as a nation
-paying taxes is complex and an accessibility issue for many

not super valid to complain about really:
-can't believe i'm forced to contribute to the society i live in ://

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white men stop assuming your zero knowledge opinion matters even slightly or that anyone even wants to hear it challenge 2020

shut up or i will throw grass at you

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The gender of the day is dated skinny jeans covered in pins.

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@InvaderXan I've always liked the alternative of

Feminism-
Appropriating
Reactionary
Transphobes

or, "FART."

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Sometimes when I'm helping a non-techie with computer issues, and the best advice I can give them is "did you try turning it off and back on again," I wonder if they think I'm not really trying to help them, or that I'm withholding some secret computer science knowledge from them. But no – this is the big insight! When you're a programmer, you realize that programmers don't really know what they're doing. All software is terrible. And our collective misfortune, as users, is to do battle with it

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