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James Croft blows apart the Intelligent Design creationism argument, but fails to puncture the impenetrable narcissism of Stephen Meyer.

freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngul

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Every time I see a job listing which proclaims "salary: $competitive" with no further info, I want to apply with a blank resume which just reads "experience: competitive".

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CaPitALiSm iS EffIciEnt!

Amazon is destroying millions of items of unsold stock in one of its UK warehouses every year, an ITV News investigation has uncovered. Many of the products - including smart TVs and laptops - are often new and unused.

itv.com/news/2021-06-21/amazon

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Or... do what you like, especially if it's because you're really interested in something. Qualifications aren't only for employment.

mastodon.social/@hntooter/1064

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radiocarbon dating of 28 greenland sharks found that one (the largest) was at least 272 years old, potentially up to 512 years old

ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:6c04

also i have been introduced to the term 'prebomb shark'

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One of the most helpful tips I've gotten about cleaning with ADHD is to stop thinking of it like a task, and to remeber it's actually a cycle.

Like night and day and summer and winter, my home will be messy at times and it will be tidy at times, and one will follow the other.

It's helped get rid a lot of the stress and self recrimination I feel.

#adhd
#actuallyadhd
#actuallyautistic

I'm working my way through Babylon 5 - it has an unusually modern story-arc structure for a series from the 90s. Dated visuals, but a solid space opera.

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RT @olafurw@twitter.com

"C is for the perfect programmer that makes no mistakes. We have yet to find such a person. But at least the language exists."

🐦🔗: twitter.com/olafurw/status/140

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"My grandfather Roy O. Disney...was so determined to prevent the government from taking any of the money he wanted to leave to his family that...what he did back then was so effective that most of it is illegal today."

theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/

In fall '20, a consortium of journalists reported the Jersey Offshore leaks, a collection of 350,000 docs from an especially dirty trust company called La Hougue, on the British Channel Isle of Jersey, a notorious tax-haven.

globalreportingcentre.org/jers

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The biggest news story of the moment Propublica's reporting on the Secret IRS Files, a trove of leaked tax data on the wealthiest people in America that show that they pay effectively no tax, through perfectly legal means.

pluralistic.net/2021/06/15/gui

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@hugh @aral Also widely shared in degrowth dicussions about tech:

In the year 1930, John Maynard Keynes predicted that, by century's end, technology would have advanced sufficiently that countries like Great Britain or the United States would have achieved a 15-hour work week.

On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs: A Work Rant - by David Graeber
strikemag.org/bullshit-jobs/

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Short story by Cory Doctorow @pluralistic about someone leaving toxic Main Twitter for a more supportive community once Twitter is required to allow other to interoperate with it.

We'd know this as "federate", and many here already know this feeling of finding a place that feels right with a good community.

digital-lab.consumerreports.or

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Men's Hobbies 

Getting excited for weeks and weeks about a sportsball match and then spending the entirety of the sportsball match complaining about the poor quality of the sportsball on display

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Imagine if cancelled people actually did have to shut up instead of being given columns in national newspapers

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Pinned: Persecuting inconvenient truthtellers like #Assange @Snowden & @xychelsea is like switching off the fire alarm in the house of democracy & rule of law.
You may feel comfortable a bit longer but the next time you look around the whole house will be on fire!
SIGN THE GENEVA CALL⬇️ Nils Melzer (@NilsMelzer)
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I think Strata Homes fucked up and took the names for their new housing estates from the file marked "stripper names"

strata.co.uk/our-homes/all/

If we've got housing estates called Radiance and Desire, I presume it works the other way and there's a lap dancing club somewhere in Leeds where all the girls are called Oakwood or Larchview

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Browsing the Fediverse: it's okay to have a quick view at accounts that post stuff you may find disgusting. You're either just lost or just are being morbidly curious, it's normal, no one will know.

Browsing proprietary social networks: A-HA! YOU CLICKED ON SOME VIDEOS OF KITTENS BEING TORTURED! HERE'S MORE SNUFF VIDEO, RIGHT ON YOUR MAIN PAGE! HERE'S SOME TORTURE ADS IN YOUR LOCAL AREA! YOU LIKE IT, DON'T YOU, YOU FREAK HA HA HA

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