Humanity's greatest flaw is the obsession we have with finding objective ways to rank things.

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here's a take that's not that hot because it's clearly painfully obvious:
IQ tests are racist
IQ tests are ableist
IQ tests do not provide any actual basis for intelligence, wisdom, ability, or creativity which are abstract concepts all varying in meanings and degrees, and using IQ score numbers and results as a way to prove ones superiority over others is disingenuous as fuck and completely false.

First day of scraping ice off my car in the morning ;w;

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And now, a vertical slice of elekk.xyz (Bot, may be bad) 

even when youre paying people to do the work moving sucks

@eightbitsamurai THIS. I've woken up with the crippling realization that I havent been to class in WEEKS then remember i've had a full time job for like 5 years.

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an enormous torus of paintings, drawings, sketches, etc. orbiting the sun at a vast distance

the aart cloud

Different schools of magic are also exclusive

Me: understanding the requirements of design, construction and testing required for naval vessels

Also Me: my car turns on because it knows the key is in my pocket what is this occult madness

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I mean, dusty tomes of forgotten lore? man pages

eldritch abominations that must be placated? social media algorithms

bizarre chanting? SUDO APT UPDATE SUDO APT UPGRADE

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Clarke's Third Law states that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic

I'd argue we've got to that point now and so instead of "person who knows a bit about tech" I am in fact a witch

Me: send an @ to a friend without adding an image description for a wordy meme

Fedi: lets boost this toot right here

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You call it "Appearing on Arthur as a celebrity guest" I call it "getting PBS donors to pay for art of my fursona"

poor shaming, landlords 

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Another interesting article from the #hongkong #left

"‘I think in the West there is still this misconception that the Communist Party still has some elements of communism in it. It does not,’ he says. ‘The Communist Party is the most rightwing, state-capitalist power in the history of the world.’"

"Because of the lack of political awakening or awareness, and because of the neoliberal ideological hold in Hong Kong for so long, people believe in contradictory ideas,’"

newint.org/features/2019/09/11

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rant about negativity on online friends 

LB: I really wish we could replace Reddit with a decentralized federated system.

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"why do Nazis keep appropriating otherwise innocent shit?" followup 

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baffling sometimes to remember that I have accidentally lost more computer memory than the amount 1960s sci-fi authors thought would take up like seventeen city blocks

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developers having powerful development hardware is actively harmful to usable software existing

there is literally an order of magnitude of power difference between the machines many developers use to create their software and the machines that their users will have - and that's assuming the users have brand new (but average) hardware

today's developers write software pretending that there will always be infinite resources, because the computers we have *let* them do that without consequences

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