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Felix, the person behind a lot of the I've posted here in the past (like the Transceratops) is on Mastodon! Go give them a follow please at @qwends

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I've downloaded everything from Astronomy Picture of the Day from the start date to the end of 2019 and put it in a torrent.

If you want a load of background pictures, please seed it once you've got a copy.

Please boost and share

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Howdy! Trans women are women, trans men are men, non binary people exist and their pronouns are to be respected, even if you don't like the person.

If you don't agree, please don't follow me

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I'm in my 30's and a communist, with a lean towards Full Automation and Intersectionality.

I did a test a long time ago that called my social media style "curator" and I think that's accurate. I won't often post my own thoughts, choosing instead to boost the words of others. Boosts are definitely endorsements.

I'm cis, white, male, a uni drop-out, and a software developer both by trade and hobby. I also play a lot of video games in my spare time.

Factorio Server Announcement 

Hear ye, hear ye!

I set up a new Factorio 1.1 server based around the Factorio Extended+ mod. Additional mods include Alien Biomes, Bob's Enemies, Disco Science, Even Distribution, Clockwork, and the Titanium Ore Patch mods. It's not an overhaul mod like Bob's or Krastorio. Rather, it's more like Factorio plus a couple of extra tiers of technology and science.

my favourite joke is when people in acute mental distress are told to call the crisis line

trans, UK, GIDS, ethics explosion! 

Wow, this is a tale and a half..

"So, in a nutshell:
GIDS, the Tavistock u18s GIC, gives new patients a pack of surveys at the first appointment. I was told 'these help us to better get to know your situation'.

They're actually research, and it should have been communicated to me that they were optional. It wasn't, and that's illegal.

What's also illegal is the language used, it contravenes the Equality Act 2010.

And I scanned and released them, as people need to see some of what trans kids get subjected to!"

As a result, the matter has attracted the attention of Pink News, Trans Safety Network, Dr Webberley of GenderGP, and..

* * drum roll * *

.. NHS England's Research Ethics Service.

artists defending copyright are literally tenants defending landlords. except the concentration of intellectual property ownership is somehow even worse than housing

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So I spent some of my annual bonus on committing to my Hama Bead hobby

So I spent some of my annual bonus on committing to my Hama Bead hobby

from the way the brits on here talk about this Kier Starmer fellow, one might begin to get the impression that he's some kind of fuckin loser...

Momo will show you his raindrop spot if he likes and trusts you

He stridently did
not approve of Lenin's and
Stalin's policies

to anyone else reading this thread and feeling defensive: you're jumping to the defense of fucking kiwifarms,, FSE, and countless other literal unashamed nazis that I haven't bothered to list out in this thread (cuz I've had them defederated for ages) that have been in my mentions today - plus new additions like "," or "" why might these be the people you want to jump to the defense of? what do you see in them? why do you even want them in the same galaxy as you?

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#Bees creating a defense wave called “shimmering “ to ward off #wasps

instances I just defederated with for replying to nazis in my mentions:

any more fucking takers? I'm not in a particularly permissive mood today.

today i am reading about various uninhabited crags of rock in the middle of the ocean that have funny names. my favorite so far is Balls Pyramid, a big rock with nothing on it except for one tea tree bush and a bunch of giant bugs called tree lobsters who apparently live nowhere else in the world except under this one bush

Politics funny 

So an Ohio state senator was on zoom debating a bill to stiffen penalties for distracted driving and this is the headline of the story. Honestly shocking they figured it out, it looks so sleek

anybody who says you can’t make money from being a boring wokescold never heard about focus groups babeyyyy

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