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encoding one of two possible states, as a bit

@clarfonthey this reminds me, once my situation settles i wanna work out how to encode messages on a rubik's cube by using the reverse process for solving it

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My sister is wants to start a cafe in Groningen (in the North of the Netherlands) owned and run by Deaf people.

Mostly because something like this didn't exist yet, because she would have loved to work in a place like this when she was younger, and because we can do with more Deaf representation.

She is doing crowdfunding for it now here (Dutch language):
crowdaboutnow.nl/campagnes/luh

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it is caturday. please try to have at least 1 fun today, for me. :3

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Still chuckling about how the novel Lord of the Flies was specifically a critique of BRITISH imperialism and the violence that society instilled from childhood on, and has nothing to do with so-called "human nature."

When a group of real-life Tongan teenagers were stranded on an island and had to fend for themselves in a very similar scenario, what did they do? They built houses, a badminton court, and a gym, planted gardens, set up a rotating watch for passing ships, and peacefully resolved disputes until they were rescued 15 months later. Violent human nature my ass.

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on the other hand, it's definitely true that the language people use is one place among many that you can observe biases and ideologies reflected and reinforced

to take an example: when time is something that is "spent," "saved" and "wasted," the statement "time is money," needs little justification for most people

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"does your language determine what it's possible for you to think?"

every piece of linguistic evidence: lmao. no.

every science fiction writer: yes, obviously. and the Government is COMING TO TAKE AWAY YOUR WORDS

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I asked my janitor if I could borrow his floor polisher to do something about my dingy linoleum floor.

He said he couldn't remember where he left it.

"That's okay", I said, "as a programmer, this isn't the first time I've suffered a buffer allocation failure due to a memory error." 🤣

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moving as a queer individual 

so yesterday as my mum was helping me move in the last of my stuff, she noticed a piece of glossy fabric on top of one of the "boxes" of my stuff, pulled it out, and asked "oooh, what flag is this?"

to which I replied "that's a shower curtain"

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Kind of want to teach a class in downscaling a web site. 99% of web sites don't need 99% of today's common infrastructure. (And 100% of things that are Facebook pages should be their own web sites.)

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On this day, september 11, 1973, the democratically elected socialist president of Chile, Salvador Allende, was murdered in a military coup. A US-backed fascist government took power until 1990, murdering, imprisoning, torturing and driving into exile hundreds of thousands of people. Do not let this atrocity be forgotten

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is anyone running one of those rss-to-activitypub servers?

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