a fun tip for happy children: you can remove anti-homeless bars by unscrewing the “security screws” with a security torx such as the ones linked below this post

@lj_writes I think of footnotes as something to use when there are differences in your audience.

E.g. you expect the majority of readers to understand the concept you refer to, but don't want to leave out the un-initiated.

This is also the case for using footnotes for citations in papers. The majority of readers won't want to look up the source - but those who do should still have the option.

If it's something you expect everyone to read - don't put it in a footnote.

@lj_writes When I find myself writing the third nested paranthesis, I begin thinking, should I make a footnote instead.

On the other hand, when my footnote then reaches one full page of length, I begin thinking maybe I just need to rearrange everything.

And then I start editing, and that's when I end up rewriting everything.

Every thing.

Rinse repeat.

On the one hand I love the ability to add commentary that might be too involved or complex without cluttering up the main text. On the other hand it's very easy to give up on actually breaking down a complex point in the text and simply stick it in a footnote instead, telling myself I did include it and anyone who wants to can look it up.

Explanations in footnotes, a great device or a lazy cop-out? Discuss.

It's classist to frame working class people as sexist, racist, and transphobic, and then question whether to exclude them from your fight for civil rights and programs.

"In the U.S., businesses converting to cooperative workplace models are the functional equivalent of those runaway serfs."

Well that is not a sentence I expected to read today or ever, but it works!


The year is 2192. The British Prime Minister visits Brussels to ask for an extension of the Brexit deadline. No one remembers where this tradition originated, but every year it attracts many tourists from all over the world.

This is very surprising. No one could have ever guessed this would happen in a billion years.

> Alexa and Google Home abused to eavesdrop and phish passwords


protesting hot tip 

So many well-written, intelligent, important political books out there but so much personal stress and trauma while reading them.

If you associate with truscum, it's reasonable for people to think that you're not trans-friendly.

So you have two options:
1) Get said truscum to stop.
2) Not associate with truscum.

Friends don't let friends be truscum.

If your friend is truscum, reconsider your friendship.

I thought doctors and scientists were, like, smart? 

parent posting, vomit, caps 

In another case of libertarians and Nazis working hand in hand, a Newly Elected MP of the Far-Right Alliance in Poland wants to disenfranchise those who collect state benefits. Via Notes From Poland on Twitter: twitter.com/notesfrompoland/st

The horrors of the West are verifiable, the problem is they are ignored or excused.

"he went raving with his friend Ingrid and was so overcome with emotion and exhaustion that he spent some of the night lying in the middle of the dancefloor."

Pretty sure this is the Keanu Reeves character from .

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