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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 :)

imagining an american who thinks anarchists are about increasing the power of the federal government, and frowning

Yeen curated TWITTER POST 

When you hit the frequency just right 😤 👌 💯💦💦

Can we just please have one thing which doesn't descend into discourse and oblique references to posts which I may or may not have seen when America joins the conversation?

Just one. Please. I'm begging you all.

Oh, and just a casual reminder that the mass surveillance and data mining infrastructure you're so nervous about runs on free and open source software, including most prominently Linux servers. No that doesn't mean Linux, its developers, or users are necessarily badwrong or no one should use Linux or whatever, but it does mean that the vague and ill-defined idea that free software is some kind of guarantee of moral purity or would set us all "free" from corporate control was always a lie. To the free software ideologues, here's your freedom: The freedom of corporations to pay pennies to build a digital Panopticon. To the open source utilitarians, here's your efficiency gain: You've helped build truly impressive tools to violate our privacy. Fuck you all and your laughable moralization of technology.

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half of them are literally just seals on blue backgrounds, and Kansas especially is an offender. you can't just write KANSAS on the bottom of a flag. this shit is just embarrassing.

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uspol, + 

<< The Trump administration has backed off of a new guidance that would’ve required international students with all online course loads to leave the country.

The move came after several states and universities sued over the guidance, arguing that it was arbitrary and capricious. The administration had filed a defense of the policy on Monday, arguing that Immigration and Customs Enforcement had every right to change its guidance with just weeks to go before the fall semester.

But when a Tuesday hearing began in that case — in which Harvard and M.I.T. sued the administration over the new guidance — Judge Allison D. Burroughs announced that the administration had abandoned its new rule. >>

The thing about this is that they had individual phones, though, and those phones could still talk to each other without placing a call. It was basically a de facto party line. There were some sociological studies about this and they found that it improved the quality of life, because they all lived pretty far away from each other, and entrenched property rights had an inherent hostility because of grazing and such.

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When telephones and electricity proliferated to the more atomized populations of farm and ranch country, people couldn't justify dedicated lines. This was around the same time that entire apartment blocks shared an entire line. So groups of neighbors shared the expense of a line, and they used the wire fencing as cable.

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Something I occasionally think about is how barbed wire was the first LAN.

@emptyfortress @Catsandcatsandcats I feel like all the dorks who believe in these fake-narchies just never grew out of an edgy teenager idea of what anarchism actually is.
Pretty convinced that they still think it's just "shit is even more fucked but I get to paint the letter A on things"

This is the Setun computer

It was developed in 1958 at Moscow State University

It used ternary logic with a balanced ternary numeral system (which is to say, -1, 0, 1)

basically: NON BINARY COMPUTER FOR NONBINARY DAY! :flag_nonbinary:

A big chunk of US counterculture is being an angry young white man "expressing dissatisfaction" with white suburbia because you're becoming an adult and people expect you to be responsible for your actions

#PrimaryElections #RunoffElections #2020Elections :voteblue:

#Texas :tx:, #Maine :me:, and #Alabama :al: voters: you have elections taking place today, July 14th, 2020.

Make sure you vote if you haven't already. Every election is important. Turnout is important. One vote can make a difference.

If you are going out, stay safe. Wear a mask and stay a minimum of 6 ft. apart from other people.

Details for all states are at @HeroesResist

I'm hiring:

1) a lecturer (equiv. asst. prof.) in Design Research (0.7fte, 3,5 days/week)
ATTENTION: this lecturer must hold a PhD at the time of hiring.

2) a lab assistant who is well-versed in creative technologies (0.2fte, 1 day/week)

3) a studio assistant who is an empathetic "people-person" and can coach students in their design processes & team dynamics (0.4fte, 2 days/week)

I had almost forgot I have a previous Ubuntu installation on my computer. Once I got one installed on the SSD, there was no good reason to go back, but I guess I should check it before getting rid of it

It is done. Over 550 pages on how professional hackers target and breach computer networks. This is a body of work culminated from several decades of experience breaching computer systems. The book is an interactive tutorial which comes with several labs for practicing the skills taught. It serves as both a teaching aid and a reference guide. It's my hope that this book is used to improve networks and computer security. We hold no punches and teach precisely how hack attacks work. Happy hacking!

Kipo and the Land of Wonderbeasts 

"GUYS. /I'm/ a living SCIENCE EXPERIMENT. *Eeeeeeee!* Isn't that cool?"

I like this girl more and more.
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