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opinionated lurker of the intarwebs.

used to write code, still do. c/c++, java, php, js, c#, gdscript (godot), gnawed on sql, sparql
embedded, ios, mac, *nix, & windows billions of years ago.

tech, graphics, anything STEM
anything anthropology, history, linguistics
anything blender, gimp (although i scream using it), audacity
enjoys using feet/limbs
prefers not to be run over by cars

I drink Philz.

I do a (non-monetized) video or so a week on yt.

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ABecenti, to california
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“Tribes and environmentalists cheered last month as crews blasted out the concrete plugs holding water behind the JC Boyle and Copco I dams, the largest of four decommissioned dams on the Klamath River, allowing silt-filled water to flow down the ancient riverbed.”
By Deb Krol


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Finally the Klamath runs a bit freer again. ✊

Gram, to random
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deleting /lib to own the libs

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@RaleighStraight @Gram

Why stop there. OWN everything!

politics, to syria
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I wondered when Israel would open up on Golan. Right now, Netanyahu is going for all the parts of “Greater Israel”. They intend to grab all territory and Gaza, from the river to the sea, Israel is all there will be.

GhostOnTheHalfShell, to climate
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13 min video

explainer of antarctic sea ice collapse


petergleick, to climate
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OMFG. "Exxon CEO blames the public for failure to fix change."

Could there be a more stunning example of hypocrisy?

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Oh the no. I have a GREAT WAY to make amends. Let’s make all cities car free! :flan_evil:


GhostOnTheHalfShell, to music
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don’t forget san francisco library streams movies and collection of local musicians.


realTuckFrumper, to random
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Is this the saw dust image thing?

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@LALegault @realTuckFrumper

A friend of mine pulled that once.

“hey stupid” bunch of people turn around

“just checking..”

phocks, to random
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"Landlords say rental freeze would leave tenants worse off" lol in other news wolves say sheep left out for easy pickings actually good for sheep in the long run https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-05-12/rental-freeze-cap-policy-lease-renewal-rental-affordability/102331576

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Long time ago I wanted to tell local business that cost of living is a thing they should care about and they should be keenly interested to support non market housing.


Teri_Kanefield, to random
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I spent 5 years writing FAQ pages and "talking people off the ledge" each time there was a collective meltdown.

I stopped doing that because it is never ending.

I keep saying the same things over and over.

In 2021, when people were demanding indictments, I said, "indictments are the start of a long harrowing process."

I explained that trials are harrowing.

Judges make bad decisions.

Juries don't always get it right. A person can be guilty but be acquitted.


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How do you think I wrote such good appellate briefs


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meant in humor. fiction writing… lord. lol

davidaugust, to politics
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If scotus says Presidents are immune from any prosecutions, Biden can break all the justices’ knees with a baseball bat and the justices can’t do anything to stop him or punish him afterwards.

Not that I’m saying he should do that…

#scotus #politics #law #justice #USpol #legal

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why stop at SCOTUS? there’s a house and senate to clean up

dark brandon rising.

I think self interest is the main reason they won’t. They’d be writing themselves out of a job.

GhostOnTheHalfShell, to random
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9 min video

nice to see people fighting back


GhostOnTheHalfShell, to climate
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50 min video

oh this is going to be INTERESTING.



GhostOnTheHalfShell, to random
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General question for legal types.. has there ever been a suit over TOS where a user sued over a platform’s non compliance?

I just have to wonder if any company saying they won’t peddle one’s crap is actually held accountable legally.

@eff @GottaLaff

GhostOnTheHalfShell, to ocean
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when shit gets you down, there’s #MBARI

3 min video


#neeto #ocean #science

GhostOnTheHalfShell, to random
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Opposition to conscription has at least two camps. IRRC there are those oppose to military and those who use it as an excuse simply avoid it. Not entirely simple.


coreyspowell, to science
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Oh wow! Look at this image of the Odysseus Moon lander at the moment of touchdown, with its engines firing like mad to avoid a fatal skid.

Just released by Intuitive Machines.

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Intuitive machines needs a bit more work

globalmuseum, to animals
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Pine martens caught on camera playing on children's swingset in Ardnamurchan, Scotland. The owner of the video, Les Humphreys, tells us this is a nightly occurence in his garden.

Credit: Les Humphreys, Ardnamurchan Wildlife Watch Facebook Group



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@globalmuseum cute as children.. prolly as hazardous..

GottaLaff, to random
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Why yes, I am rubbing it in.

Via Klasfeld:

Notable passage:

“Defendants all but concede that Mr. has insufficient liquid assets to satisfy the judgment amount; defendants would need ‘to raise capital’ to do so.”

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🔥 :ablobcatpopcorn:

bonfire of the vanity

rbreich, to random
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While Wendy’s plans to price gouge you with Uber-style surge pricing, it’s simultaneously enriching wealthy shareholders with a $500 million stock buyback program.

That’s the thing about corporate greed: It’s shameless.

They’ll just keep pushing to see how far they can go.

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@rbreich And seeing if they can train us to swallow spot inflation.

unusual_whales, to news
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Serious delinquencies of credit cards, or those 90 days or more past due, have reached the highest level since 2009, per TransUnion.

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Any reason why?

AnarchoNinaWrites, to random
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On one hand, I kind of hate the phrase "late-stage capitalism" because it implies that this is not always what capitalists seek to do, and that we've never been in a situation where they've captured the state/states to create hell on earth for profit - and man, history does not agree with that position.

Otoh, we're running out of planet and either capitalism goes or literally billions of people are gonna die and right soon. It's late-stage SOMETHING.


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@jlou @AnarchoNinaWrites

Keen has thoughts on that in the following terms: standard economics doesn’t understand two things: credit and energy. There is literally no place for the central role energy plays in the economic order. The relation of GDP to energy is 1:1. More broadly it’s wholly blind to the resources we draw on. It’s hard to say they even acknowledge the 2nd law of thermodynamics.

Generally though I think the palliative are coops for many reasons.

takvera, to auspol
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There is a new Honest Government Ad out and its on Whistleblowers (STFU).
Australian Labor needs to do much better https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWkGmw3xMTU

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Best investigative out fit out there!

kimlockhartga, to random
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Today in the eastern half of the U.S. 77 cities are expected to break record high temps. Then tomorrow, the temperature drops 25 to 50 degrees F.
Fun times!

GhostOnTheHalfShell, (edited )
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Weeeeee! Escalator of Heiß!

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