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why do the people who design app settings hate that people can set their apps

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While mellenials, psychologically and by experience would win the next world war. As strategists, guiding Gen Z.

I hate generational speculation, of who holds the most Monopoly on violence and destruction.

Instead I ask, why it's so impossible to just collaborate for a new world.

One where we fight for justice, equality, against hunger, against climate change, for workers, for immigrants?

Ask.... How do we feed eachother, to lead eachother back to love?

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My preferred way to exit an online or irl argument is to announce that I'm too sexy for it and disengage

It is always true and therefore always works

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Trans day of remembrance is tomorrow. A lot of us get killed. Far more of us are driven to suicide by poverty, by family rejection, by people taking advantage of us when we're vulnerable. Those who survive have to live with the damage, and the knowledge that a change in fortunes will put us back in danger.

Put another way: there's a small % that want to kill us, but a much larger % who know we're easy targets. Hard to live when human society rejects you like that!

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maybe society should be good????

HAS ANYONE THOUGHT ABOUT THIS

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remember how within a year after he was acquitted George Zimmerman was subject to an assassination attempt, which he survived? I think that if there's one thing as a Left that we need to work on, it's marksmanship

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Hot take, the space race was an arms race disguised as a hopeful vision for the future, and now we have billionaires competing to gain access to the same surveillance and missile technology while preying on people's utopian fantasies of living on other planets.

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NEVER trust strangers on the Internet because they could be cops.

(with respect to Randall Munroe)
Mathematically Annoying Song Lyrics: "it's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do" —
Okay. Alright. So less than a hundred men couldn't do it. A hundred men couldn't do it. More than a hundred men couldn't do it. That's... literally the entire number line? God damn it, Toto.

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There is a centrifugal launch system that can achieve upper atmosphere, which opens the door to using significant proportion of renewable energy to hurl payloads into space

I shared this with my kids today.

Z: "so it just yeets stuff into space?"
K: "yeet the rich!"

thedrive.com/the-war-zone/4307

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The [Got it!] replacement of the [OK] button reminds me of this old Douglas Adams bit:

"Ford flipped the switch which he saw was marked "Mode Execute Ready" instead of the now old-fashioned "Access Standby" that had so long ago replaced the appallingly stone-aged "Off.". "

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