uspol, intra-left criticism 

"The Supreme Court is fake anyway" is grounds for an ass-beating when Roe v. Wade, Obergefell, etc are at stake

MORE REAL PEOPLE will face MORE IMMEDIATE CONSEQUENCES that do not give a shit about you philosophizing about your perfect anarchist utopia

If I ever say I want to go to Dubai, please take me to the ER because I definitely had a stroke

being neurodivergent doesn't mean you have no agency, and it's shitty to act like that's what it does mean.

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Male longhorn bee. You can tell he is a boy because of his big sexy antennae that all the lady bees love

Spotted a male longhorn bee a second ago and went to grab my phone so hopefully I can find him again


@kensanata @alpine_thistle
Maybe raspberry pi is the tech equivalent of a gym membership

For me personally, I don't know jack fucking shit about hacking, but I have a lot of concrete hobbies that would really benefit from some way to integrate tech for planning/tracking/labor-saving purposes. I bought a Raspberry Pi in 2015 and it sat in the damn box for 3 years because I didn't even know where to START with it. I still don't think I'm using it to its full potential.

Show me how to apply it! Don't just tell me "you can do anything with it"

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If you want to democratize tech, don't start with people who are already into tech. Go to actual craft fairs and figure out what little old ladies need from tech that is either a) not being met or b) being met by super-expensive corporate shit.

Like. Why isn't there a raspberry pi workshop/booth at the county fair? Why are you relying on normal people to seek you out instead of meeting them where they are?

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Hold on i'm not actually done.

For all that "maker culture" is supposed to be about democratizing tech, from where I'm standing it seems amazingly top-down, separatist, and undemocratic. Why do your expos need to be their "own thing"? Why is being a "maker" something with so many ties to Silicon Valley bro culture and not like, county fairs? Why are you starting with "HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN DO IRL WITH HACKING" and not "here's how to integrate tech into your existing real-world crafts"?

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(Weak points of this script include sentences like "prepare to meet your guy who does arts and crafts")

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A script that corrects the word "maker" into "guy who does arts and crafts"

"Maker space" = craft room

"Maker ethos" = enthusiasm for arts and crafts

"Maker fair" = craft expo

None of this shit is revolutionary, it's just stuff that your grandmas have always done. You are the newcomer. It's not any less arts-and-crafts just because it involves a 3D printer now.

Subsistence hunting = 👍

White American "hunting culture" = 👎

Sarah has turned on a like... Michigan elk hunting show from the Detroit PBS station, which is what we have our PBS streaming set to even though we live in Nebraska

It's literally just ASMR for dads

Soothing guitar music while a guy whispers about the beautiful bull he saw "out in de timber"

First two squashlets!

I maybe could have let them get a little bigger, but they seemed to be the right color and texture so I picked them. Going to try cutting them in half hamburger-style and grilling them.

I can't wait to get beautiful blue eggs from Melian and beautiful dark brown eggs from Nerdanel

Evie laid a normal egg today! A good-sized one too!

Probably just getting into the swing of laying normal eggs, then. It's weird that it's taken her so long to get started but I'm excited to get LOTS of nice big eggs from her

half the time i don’t understand what is going on on this site, but when the programmers start posting i really have no god damn clue what is going on

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