I love the art deco-ness of this silverware we inherited from @nein09’s great grandma.
Biden, confronted by immigration activist on Obama-era family separations: “You should vote for Trump.”
What a fucking tool. 😡
A plea for fellow settlers
Fellow settlers please use at least some part of this day to learn more & think about what has been the price of the land stolen from indigenous people. Please let’s hold some space for missing & murdered indigenous women & two-spirits. Please let’s make or renew a commitment to decolonizing our minds, our lives, our communities.
As always: #weloveslug ! This Cratena peregrina was on the Rozi, Malta. Love at first sight.
In northern Ethiopia, at 130 meters below sea level, in the hottest valley in the world, there exists a series of pools that look more alien than anything that should rightly be found on Earth.
This is the dangerously beautiful Dallol Volcano, and hydrothermal system, found in the Danakil depression. The highest point of the volcano reaches -48 meters above sea level. Brine pools and acidic liquid spout from the ground, building up salt and sulfuric pillars as temporary geysers build them. Here, not two but three tectonic plates move away from each other, causing the land to sink deeper and deeper, and bringing up minerals from deep within the Earth. In the next few million years, the Red Sea will eventually fill the depression.
The word Dallol, in the language of the Afar people, means disintegration. The Disintegration Volcano.
higher ed, fuck ICE, they're really going beyond to be awful
Detroit Free Press reports -- ICE set up a fake university in Michigan. They got it on the DHS website. They solicited international students. They then arrested and deported the students because they were attending a fake university (these do exist and can be used to get green cards BUT...)
...they literally brought people to this country under false pretenses and then deported them.
neural net generated pie
Perhaps letting a neural net invent pies was not the wisest idea
Here's a good news story about coral reefs: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/26/lobsters-and-octopuses-are-back-kenyan-women-leading-coral-reef-revival-wasini-island
TLDR: they can be cultivated, even quite close to the equator, to restore a reef from bleaching and sediment damage. And Wasini Island, Kenya is showing how local people can be deeply engaged in the restoration and directly benefit from tourism to their newly resplendent reef + better fishing outside the restoration area.
instance block recommendation
There's a bot called "glowposter" living on gameliberty dot club that scans Fediverse instance DBs and sends "x has been blocked by y" DMs to both x and y.
The problem with this bot should be obvious, but it basically stirs up trash mobs and encourages harassment campaigns against people who block other users.
Instance admins should also consider blocking gameliberty dot club because it's a "free speech uber alles" instance.
My profile photo is a perfect likeness.
#NoBot follows please, only humans.
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