i might be a cyborg but all my kit is trash and there’s no kit out there but trash. 0/10, would not recommend

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ghost in the shell is all about how shitty software is but all you hear is ooooh cyberbrains

unless you organize labor with ethics, you’ll only get villainous trash from exploited hands

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that’s all any of this is, villainous trash from exploited hands. i would say toss it in the ocean but littering is bad. throw it at your enemies instead. just be rid of it

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learn to code? become a welder instead, a flagger, a plumber, an iron- or steelworker. something with a union. something with training. something with safety standards. something with even the faintest structures for asserting ethics. there’s nothing for you behind software’s glamour but trauma and anguish.

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@garbados also you’re honestly probably far better off in a revolution or apocalypse if you can do those physical infrastructure skills

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@sophistoche @garbados i can, and it hasn't helped me.

Granted, I am just one person.

Unionized industries seem to require certifications and classes. I've been welding since I was five, but I still gotta prove I'm a deserving individual by paying my way past the industry gatekeeping. I taught myself how to use a lathe, milling machine, and a vast array of common shop tools, and functionally I could call myself a millwright or a pipefitter or a machinist, but the union is afraid of uncertified individuals lowering wages for everyone they represent.

I've done construction from groundbreaking to foundations to shingles and drywall, wiring and plumbing. If you're not licensed and bonded, nobody cares that you grew up doing construction on the farm.

The only industry that I've seen with a decent union is secretarial services for my capital city's desk workers.

Working with your hands is not the answer.

I don't know what is.

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