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kazarnowicz

@kazarnowicz@unstraight.club

I spent 20+ years on the hedonic treadmill, only to realize it doesn't lead anywhere. Now I'm a metamodern hippe living in the far north with my husband https://unstraight.club/@Nightwolf and our two dogs. My passion project right now is a contemporary urban space opera called "The Psychonaut Chronicles". See pinned threads for more about me and where I live. I alt-text images and expect the same from you.

#scifi #videogames #storytelling #consciousness #metaphysics #popculture #psychedelics #cosmology

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kazarnowicz, to random
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A few days ago I read a quote I can't get out of my mind:

"Conservatism consists of exactly one proposition, to wit: There must be in-groups whom the law protects but does not bind, alongside out-groups whom the law binds but does not protect.”

This is Project 2025 in a nutshell.

Palace, to random Swedish
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Vad har du lärt dig idag?

kazarnowicz,
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@Palace nu har det gått två dagar, men det hänger kvar i tankarna: vad man skulle se ut om man skulle flyga in i ett svart hål (eller kanske "försöka landa på händelsehorisonten” eftersom banan tar en ett gäng varv runt det svarta hålet).

https://youtu.be/chhcwk4-esM?si=33pRufA8qUpPI-xd

kazarnowicz, to random
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This is the coolest thing I've seen so far this year: what flying into a black hole would look like.

NASA has created this simulation on their super computer and it is a hauntingly beautiful and completely mind-blowing sight.

If you want more once you've seen the visual with explanation below, check out their 360 video of it. That in VR would be a ride you could charge for.

https://youtu.be/chhcwk4-esM?si=bz60Fm9O1LxvsDzV

Thoreau, to random

OTOH, I have really gotten into eating kimchi lately, and I can't help but imagine Teenage Me would not be impressed to learn Adult Me really gets off on sneaking into the kitchen about eight at night and snacking on hot garlic infused cabbage.

Also, don't even think about kissing me RN.

#DragonsBreath

Oh, I am a mess!

kazarnowicz,
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@Thoreau I found vegan instant noodles of the more premium quality: kimchi ramen from Nongshim. My favorite way of making them is adding a little bit of sauerkraut and gochujang paste to make a hot and sour soup.

I love kimchi!

kazarnowicz, (edited ) to random
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Ellen DeGeneres: “I got kicked out of show business”.

No, sweetie, you were cancelled because you are a horrible person to anyone you deem below you, while stroking the egos of anyone you consider above you.

You bullied people on your show, both guests and coworkers.

You were cancelled because people saw the real you and realized that you're petty, unkind, and a sociopath who posed as a good person.

https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/c89zy07x40no

kazarnowicz,
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@ljwrites casual racism is one thing I totally see being her thing. Comedians that turn bullies seem to have this as a feature.

kazarnowicz, to random
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TIL that there is a word for when rich people procreate with close relatives.

No, it's not “inbreeding”. That's for animals and plebs.

When aristocrats do it, it's “consanguinity”.

kazarnowicz, to random
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800 dollars for a reservation. People making five figures per year on making reservations and then selling them. So. Many. Different. Services. This is rent-seeking on restaurants, because they don't get paid, and take the losses on no-shows.

Fascinating read about the morally ambiguous ecosystem of table reservations in New York.

If you're met by a paywall, Archive.org has your back: https://web.archive.org/web/20240422130317/https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-local-correspondents/why-you-cant-get-a-restaurant-reservation
https://mastodon.social/@dangillmor/112314884800329617

TheBreadmonkey, to random
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TIL 'rubbing the glass' as a term for phone scrolling, and I hate it

kazarnowicz,
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@TheBreadmonkey is there a way to kill words with a flamethrower? I think not, but if there is, I would like to apply it to this phrase, please and thank you.

Palace, to random Swedish
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Hej alla mina följare. Det är dags, kom och sätt er runt elden och berätta för mig.

Vad har du lärt dig i dag?

kazarnowicz,
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@Jonas_Bostrom
Det är buss nummer 31. Åker med den när jag ska åka tåg till/från tokstan. Med tanke på hur glesbygd-igt det är där vi bor så måste jag säga att bussarna ändå är jättebra.

@Palace

kazarnowicz,
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@Jonas_Bostrom

jag är väldigt tacksam att det är så pass bra ändå, med tanke på att det bor färre än 1000 pers i Tärnaby/Hemavan. Det gör att vi klarar oss med en bil istället för två.

@Palace

kazarnowicz, (edited ) to random Swedish
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"I think, therefore I am" has aged like milk, and I think this makes Descartes overrated as a philosopher (this being his first principle and all).

As late as last Friday, a group of academics in relevant fields, signed “The New York Declaration on Animal Consciousness", which says pretty much the same thing as the Cambridge declaration from 2012: consciousness is likely possessed my most, if not all, animals.

"I feel, therefore I am" is a statement that would have aged like wine.

kazarnowicz,
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I am also convinced that a lot of the suffering animals and humans (like babies) have endured in the hands of trained doctors can be traced back to Descartes:

The conclusion of “I think, therefore I am" in mainstream practice has been “I think, therefore I can feel pain”.

It's preposterous, really.

kazarnowicz, to random Swedish
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I have no idea what's going on, but today I woke up with eyes and nose gushing as if to challenge Cardi B to write a sequel to WAP. My eyes are puffy, I'm sneezing like crazy and nose is stuffed.

I suspect allergies, but to WHAT? We still have snow, and nothing has started to sprout yet.

Also: allergy medicine barely helps.

kazarnowicz,
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@Krux_22 jag tror du har rätt. Enda som kan vara i närheten. Men vi bor i fjällzon (visserligen nära gränsen till växtzon 8) och varken al eller björk har börjat knoppa än. Möjligen att björkens grenar börjar bli grönbruna. Hur fan kan det vara som mycket pollen?!

kazarnowicz,
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@Eorlingur det har nog varit som vanligt (dvs hyfsat blåsigt). Jag vet att Östersund, och stora delar av Västerbotten haft risk för höga alpollenhalter. Det här är den rimligaste förklaringen.

kazarnowicz,
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@Thoreau I am, thank you! It turned out not to be allergies, but a cold that put me in bed for a few days.

kazarnowicz,
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@Thoreau that would be a horrifying twist, now that we've moved to a place with winter six months of the year.

kazarnowicz, to journalism Swedish
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A memo from the editors of New York Times shows that NYT is heavily biased towards zionism https://theintercept.com/2024/04/15/nyt-israel-gaza-genocide-palestine-coverage/

When researchers in the next civilization are looking at signals that telegraphed the fall of the current civilization, I bet that “the fourth estate being coopted by billionaires to sway the public towards the billionaires' views on policies” will be one of the major signals.

I would be deeply ashamed if I was a journalist working for NYT.

#NewYorkTimes #journalism

kazarnowicz, to random Swedish
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How is Melania OfDonald, you ask?

[…] a friend of Melania’s said she “is leading her own life, and still feels happy being at Mar-a-Lago, surrounded by people who love her and who never talk about reality, or bad things about her husband.”

https://www.thedailybeast.com/melania-trump-a-no-show-at-first-day-of-hush-money-trial

I too would want to escape reality if I had married Mango Mussolini.

LeoR1010, to random Swedish
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Jaha, jag går väl upp då. Gillar inte att jag vaknar med stress i kroppen. Samtiden, du är så sjuk och människofientlig.

kazarnowicz,
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@Markatt07

Vi behöver ett parti som driver frågan om medborgarlön.
1919 kom åtta timmars arbetsdag
1970 kom fyrtiotimmarsvecka

Dags för 30-timmarsvecka och medborgarlön!

(Och slopa moms för matbutiker!)

@LeoR1010

Thoreau, to random

I am not crazy. The font has changed, right?

kazarnowicz,
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@Thoreau the font of what? (:

jbzfn, to Cosmology
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🌌 Top Astronomers Gather to Confront Possibility They Were Very Wrong About the Universe | Futurism

「 The team found that one hemisphere actually hosted slightly more of these quasars, suggesting one area of the night sky was more massive than the other, undermining our conception of dark energy, a hypothetical form of energy used to explain why the universe is expanding at an accelerated rate 」

https://futurism.com/the-byte/astronomers-gather-confront-universe

#Cosmology #Astronomy #Science #Space

kazarnowicz,
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@jbzfn

The Guardian had a good write-up about this, and I'm intrigued by two things:
One is the evidence that the universe isn't isotropic (iirc that's a 5 sigma study)

The other is “evidence for cosmic flows – vast celestial rivers of material on a scale that cannot be readily accommodated within conventional theories”

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2024/apr/14/worlds-top-cosmologists-convene-to-question-conventional-view-of-the-universe

@Thoreau

kazarnowicz, to random Swedish
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A Swedish idiom that is hard to translate is "finns det hjärterum, finns det stjärterum”

Literally translated: “exists heart space, exists butt space”

the meaning is: “If you have room in your heart for a person, you'll make physical room for that person too”

#DoesNotTranslate #Swedish

Palace, to random Swedish
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Vad har du lärt dig idag?

kazarnowicz,
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@Palace de har satt i system att slippa ta ansvar för garanti. Genom att anlita en tredjepart som du inte kan komma i kontakt med gör de att enda sättet att få rätt som konsument är att gå till ARN.

Det är det ju ingen som gör.

Smidigt att skylla på en tredjepart som man själv anlitat, men det blir tydligt när man läser recensionerna att Webhallen "strömlinjeformat" kundtjänsten för att slippa ta ansvar.

Enshittificated Webhallen, helt enkelt.

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