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Hiya! I'm Matías, a political scientist from Chile, dedicated to understand the intersection between social struggles, political competition and the Welfare State.
I'm also an overall urbanism nerd and a long time beginner Linux user.
Let's see how this works :)

@Br0m3x @rysiek @owl The OCD phone upgrading disease that inflicts many Americans is separate problem, which happens to hide the problem of designed obsolescence. Belgium solved the OCD consumption problem by banning the practice of locking phones to plans (which encourages ppl to upgrade needlessly at the end of their contracts).

Waou, lots of cool answers, but I guess I forgot the need for a control group, oops!

If you could boost again, please? :boost_requested:

Only for cis people: do you have an internal voice or internal monologue? And how does it sound, gender-wise?

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Waou, lots of cool answers, but I guess I forgot the need for a control group, oops!

If you could boost again, please? :boost_requested:

Only for cis people: do you have an internal voice or internal monologue? And how does it sound, gender-wise?

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im not so young that you can fool me into believing that internet communities being petty and destructive only began with "social justice"

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One of my favorite bits of Weird Physics Lore which I heard from my contemporary experimental professor (and have never been able to find a source for, so take this with a grain of salt) is that a bunch of physicists who built early particle accelerators gave themselves cataracts by deliberately sticking their head into the particle beam.

In water, the speed of light is slow enough that those fast-moving particles ARE going faster than the local speed of light, so even if you can't see the fast particles, you CAN see the glow. Because of Reasons, this glow is blue.

Here's one of my favorite photos of it, from the TRIGA mk1 reactor at Reed College. I like this one because it's where I first saw the Cherenkov effect in person! It's not quite this purple--more cyan in real life. It doesn't feel like an ordinary light. Truly eerie.

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A bit weird couple of questions for non-cis people. Boost if you like, please :boost_requested:

1. Do you have some sort of internal voice or monologue?

2. If you do, has this voice changed during your gender transition, gender-wise?

@kawaiipunk leftists in Rojava : literally making coffee for the worst imaginable abusers fascists monsters who killed her brother, talking to them, seeking transformative justice anyway.

(I don't care that the online English-speaking leftnet hates me for this, the online English-speaking leftnet feels really small compared to the stories of people who take rifles against the daesh. and then proceed to not only not killing them, but actually doing, I know this is heresy but, human rights.

hearing the story of this cheval in her own voice has touched me in a way that I'll be thinking about forever.)

@kawaiipunk the guillotine was also co-opted by the French state and prison service as an instrument of capital punishment, and remained in use until *1977* , well into my lifetime and after France had become an EU member (ISTR EU states only voluntarily agreed to never use capital punishment in the 90s or even 2000s)

@kawaiipunk not sure how many people remember/have learned about it from history (many here probably weren't even born), but various rich people *were* regularly getting assassinated/blown up by activist groups all over Europe well into the late 1980s (amongst others the CEO of Renault was shot dead right outside his house) but all that did was encourage the rich to boost up their security procedures and deploy more protection from cops and private security units..

Leftists in the west: let's guillotine the bougies

Leftists in Rojava: our new constitution has outlawed capital punishment in the region


Any autistic folks living in foreign countries?
How was the adaptation? Was it too difficult? :blobeyes:

Specially adapting to a new culture and different social rules

Hello I have 20+ years of SRE/DevOps/Sysadmin and programming experience. Do you know an appropriate job for me for around 30 hours a week? Are you hiring? DM me!



Damn i just realised smth

One of the 'signs' of being queer/trans, autistic, adhd, etc, etc is feeling like you were a bit Different from everyone else growing up

But imho that just carries with it the assumption that people only have *one* 'weird' / uncommon thing about them

y'all ever think sometimes about how socrates looks a lot like jack black and what kind of movie would be made if you cast jack black as socrates

@esvrld relitigating schisms more than half a century old is peak larping. People who get really invested in siding with Stalin over Krushchev or Trotsky have the same energy as people who argue about the local Church of Christ and its inferiority to the local Christian church. Your grandparents didn't found a new church for eternal spiritual reasons, they did it because they wanted to serve tea afterwards and the elders thought a kitchen in the church was ungodly

online marxism tends to have the opposite problem where people feel the need to identify themselves with geopolitical conflicts that haven't mattered for 30 years. like why are you taking sides on the sino-albanian split now. you've never even been to albania

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