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A subtle sick burn: Prepend "reputable" to a person's name.

for real tho, if you ever need any content warnings for a movie, check out

it doesn't just warn for animal death anymore. a ways back it started adding more and more content warnings.

it's gotten to warning for specific kinds of deaths, specific kinds of trauma and abuse, hatecrimes, specific mutilations, addictions, etc.

it's really really helpful for people with any kinds of triggers for stuff like that.

People who are nonbinary as an intermediate step in transition because they feel more comfortable trying out gradual changes: valid

People who are just nonbinary and want to stay nonbinary: also valid

@a9 OH MY GOD i just looked at the actual source code and i can't BELIEVE i actually submitted this as an assignment

"collapse" joins "submit" in the list of verbs I would rather my web browser not use

Do you think billionaires are like slightly richer millionaires?

A million seconds is 12 Days.

A billion seconds is 31 YEARS.

If someone had the fortune to be able to save 100% of a six-figure salary (say, $100,000/year in this case), it would take 10 years to save up 1 million. It would take 10,000 years to save up 1 billion.

Billionaires should not exist. Not in a perfect world, and certainly not in our imperfect one.

amateur french movie narratology 

I’m seriously thinking about just becoming a billionaire. Sorry leftist pals

strong ai is an impossibility, as any ai would in all likelihood be a nerd, and, thus, fundamentally weak

1. Expand CW
2. Read post
3. Go "Jesus fuck that needs a CW wtf"
4. Look at CW

:blobnotlike: blocking ads is evil grr
:blobuwu: HTTP is a pull-based medium. it is within the original philosophy of HTTP to selectively pull the data, for example, a device that doesn't support images won't download them. by circumventing ad "blocking", you are spitting in the face of HTTP. a more accurate term would be ad rejection. ads are not "blocked", they are simply not asked for.

If we want to get *really* scifi, maybe these hypothetical carbon capture machines could construct *themselves* out of captured carbon, possibly using some kind of tiny pod containing most of the materials needed to get started as well as the information to construct the entire machine... Maybe these pods could, themselves, be made through carbon capture using the same machines, making them self-replicating without any technical skills needed

But this is all some kind of absurd pipe dream, of course. It's not like self-replicating material-producing carbon capture machines grow on trees

a while back some asshole tagged "TRUMP" on the lenin statue in fremont but someone scrubbed off the T and P so now it just says "RUM" in big letters and I giggle every time I walk by

hail rum lenin

like as much as it's supposed to be reassuring to be validated, the dominant affect I associate with validity culture is anxiety, this constant checking of "I'm okay, right? am I still okay?"

it seems like part of the goal here should be internalizing the sense that you don't need permission, and I'm not sure that's something you can affirm or validate into existence. the reliance on affirmation for the sense that you're not doing something wrong is a bandaid on the underlying anxiety.

like, it often seems to me that the kindest, gentlest, most helpful thing you can say to someone who is worried about being valid in this way is "who cares?" and not in the sense, who cares about your feelings; but, who has any right or interest in telling you differently? it's gonna be okay, sib, for a lot of shit about gender and sexuality it straight up doesn't matter to anyone except you.

there's something freeing about being the only person you have to please

@ratwithscarf "I have released something bad into the world" is the current zeitgeist.

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