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I just signed a petition to ban routine infant genital cutting in the United States. I will always sign this petition, every time I see it, no matter how many times the government chooses to ignore it. You should too, if you want to live in a civilized society.

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There is no realizable power that man cannot, in time, fashion the tools
to attain, nor any power so secure that the naked ape will not abuse it.
So it is written in the genetic cards -- only physics and war hold him in
check. And also the wife who wants him home by five, of course.
-- Encyclopadia Apocryphia, 1990 ed.

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I am having a hard time putting a label on myself too.
I always ending to up with the fact that almost every system can be good - but the greed of humanity does make it impossible

I hate , I find unpaletable and often unproductive, and I even have difficulty fully identifying with . I don't believe one's views can be easily expressed with a single label. However, I'm often asked my position, and I've come up with a way to summarize it:

"The ideal government is one which facilitates voluntary collaboration. If such a state can not be made, it is our responsibility to resist all states."

Lemme know what you think.

Isn't it interesting that "man," by itself, can mean "manservant," in the same way that "maid" by itself can also mean "maidservant?" I am a man, but if I am somebody else's man that makes me also their servant. What a difference a language makes.

Is it not also remarkable that it is acceptable to refer to a husband as "my man" or "her man," but it is not acceptable to refer to a wife as "my woman" or "his woman?"

So I got Sun Tzu's Art of War on Amazon. It's been on my reading list for like a decade. After I bought it Amazon suggested that I "follow the author!"

Oh, boy golly, I'd love to! Is he finally working on the sequel!?

Okay, so this coolguy posts the source code for the Apollo 11 Guidance Computer on GitHub:

This dumb bitch opens an Issue suggesting in the most irritating possible way that they give it a Code of Conduct:

Everyone's like "um, this code is literally fifty years old. What the hell?"

Apparently she just spams the Contributor Covenant to any GitHub project she sees and complains on Twitter whenever anyone says no XD

Of Google's growing on services expressed through their dominance of the web browser market, and the importance of software.

This isn't 100% accurate; private browsing modes and tabbed browsing predate Google Chrome by a lot, but the author still nails a lot of Google's sneaky business tactics and dismissive approach to online privacy.

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In the beginning there was nothing. And the Lord said "Let There Be Light!"
And still there was nothing, but at least now you could see it.

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I wrote a brief blog post about the history of the English language, one of the longest words in it, and the controversy surrounding and the authorship of his plays.

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I had an AI write a blog post / article for me. 😉️ What could go wrong? Well it spit out this masterpiece. Enjoy! 🙈️

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I kinda cringe when people talk about "how we should care about the environment and take responsibility for our childrens future", and blaming "oil companies" for being unethical and cause destruction - while themselves have 0 problem buying new clothes often and refuse to buy second hand stuff.

Phew. I got control over my Hover account back. I would have been really sad to see it go. Despite my panicking earlier about losing my domains, they're honestly a great service. If anyone's looking for a domain name registrar, feel free to use my referral link for $2 off your first purchase, and you'll be helping a brother out ;-)

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palette challenge thing to get into the swing of stuff again

that and drawing a bone person i've had in my head since yesterday

(redrafted bc I forgot the tags OOPS)

#mastoart #painting #palettechallenge #art #bones #digitalart

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