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reminder that the whole "paperclip optimization" problem (the idea that an AI could/would destroy humanity if you told it to optimize for something because it would become the most optimal path) is actually... already there. they're called companies. it's all called capitalism. it's destroying the environment and exploiting humanity to optimize for money for shareholders.

does anyone here have experience when getting things done and out of a years-long rut because of depression and other incapacitating mental ailments?

i'm getting to a point where my stasis feels godawful and everything triggers me and i think getting stuff i have in the backburner done would help immensely

help? :boost_ok:

@mcmoots @hope hmm. This had veered into great existential territory. What even are butts

I'm still looking for an illustrator or illustrators for my website! If you read this and it inspires you in a visual way, I'd love to talk about collaborating! Can possibly compensate!

My dude, I’m glad Sleater-Kinney were able to teach you that women can shred, but why was that a thing you needed to be taught?

Does anyone in #Seattle have a guitar (less importantly a trumpet) they're trying to part with? I want to get into music again very badly.

instance admin heads-up, spamwave 

The new Tesla Truck is so big and ridiculous it can fit an entire distraction from their (somehow still ongoing) workplace safety scandal and subsequent swatting of an ex-employee story in it

HEY ARTISTS and general people who are looking for creative opportunities -->

i'm sharing what might be my life's work, which is a spreadsheet of almost 400 places that hold regular open calls for residencies, shows, and funding

y'all deserve this and we gotta take care of each other. apply to things and get that support:


@Estrusflask that's the same reason why TeleSur supports social movements only on certain countries

If you have a .org domain name: go renew it now. For the full 10 years.

Registration rights for .org were just bought by a private equity firm. And as part of that contract, the price caps were removed.

Anything in .org will get much more expensive, soon.

A ten year renewal will cost you a bit over a hundred bucks. Which is probably less than one year will cost you in the very near future.

Oh well, it's better than when Cleveland Heights took my old London address off my UK driving licence, sent a bullshit fine notice to "[that street address], London, Ontario", and then years later I found a hold against my US licence renewal because I'd neither contested nor paid that fine.

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