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Ask Polly: ‘Tell Me Not to Get Married!’
"Even if I get married for the right reasons, I’m going to question whether I did it just because I wanted a spouse"
culture  depression  grief  from twitter_favs
21 days ago
Technoccult News: Arising Out Of Itself On Its Own
Metta or loving kindness compassion is an exercise in extending to people (including ourselves) the kindness and compassion that they need and want in exactly the way they need and want it. It requires a specific engagement with each and every individual involved and specifically cannot solely rely on any one abstracted model. Practical, experiential, lived compassion, that works to place specific contexts in conversation with various abstracted perspectives about desire and needs.
philosophy  love 
9 weeks ago
Secrecy, Archives, and the Public Interest
Professionalism is a powerful form of social control. By professionalism I mean the almost total immersion in one's craft, being so absorbed in the day-to-day exercise of those skills, as to have little time, energy, or will to consider what part those skills play in the total social scheme.
academics  archives  culture  politics 
june 2017
Social Service or Social Change? by Paul Kivel
"Social service work addresses the needs of individuals reeling from the personal
and devastating impact of institutional systems of exploitation and violence. Social
change work challenges the root causes of the exploitation and violence. "
culture  violence  change 
june 2017
Metafoundry 37: Mechanical Oscillations in the Quantum Regime
...because it's basically impossible to do research to order. You can be directed to do specific research-related tasks, but actually exploring an area, being engaged, and coming up with insights is not something you can turn into a checklist, not least because if you could do that, it wouldn't be research. Research can pretty much only be done by people who are intrinsically motivated; that is, interested in and committed to what they're doing, and not just doing it because they have to. Most of the students have had jobs and all of them are familiar with doing assignments for class; none of them have had an experience like this. So start by trying to get this across to the students: "You are not minions. You are not workers. You are not robots. You're going to bring your whole heart and mind to what you do."
education  motivation  work 
june 2017
Twitter
RT : My Hogwarts House test thingy came back a little weird but what the heck, I'm gonna roll with it.
from twitter
june 2017
The death of local radio? | News, Sports, Jobs - Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Interesting if inconclusive story about the atrophy of our local terrestrial radio stations:
from twitter
june 2017
Twitter
RT : A REAL LEDE IN THE NEW YORK TIMES WHICH HAS EVIDENTLY THROWN UP ITS HANDS SAME NEW YORK TIMES SAME…
from twitter
may 2017
Coat (dog) - Wikipedia
would love to know where these terms come from. interesting…
from twitter
may 2017
Twitter
This is starting to feel like a best-case scenario for me.
from twitter
may 2017
Welcome to Twitter
I live in 's district, she's come out as a yes, and will vote without a CBO…
from twitter
may 2017
Twitter
RT : Wow... rewatching Lost In Translation, and I have to say it holds up surprisingly well
from twitter
april 2017
jwz: 19A0
the suppressed decade known as 19A0 and the Phantom Time Hypothesis. Rob Beschizza's brilliant Mixtape of the Lost Decade is a fine introduction.
http://boingboing.net/2011/10/11/mixtape-of-the-lost-decade.html


Evidence is mounting that points to a "lost decade" between what we now remember as the 1970s and 1980s, a time whose full cultural trauma and resulting suppression from memory was so complete as to effect itself even on the living. [...]
internet 
april 2017
Drive Clean Rebate for Electric Cars - NYSERDA
If you'd not seen this: NY has a (new? revived?) $2k EV/Plugin Hybrid rebate this year.
from twitter
april 2017
Twitter
This seal. Every day. Find your plush seal and hug it after you write an angry letter to your representative.
from twitter
march 2017
8.1. datetime — Basic date and time types — Python 2.7.13 documentation
%x Locale’s appropriate date representation.
08/16/88 (None);
08/16/1988 (en_US);
16.08.1988 (de_DE)

make use of this for rainbow tables art project, force dates through various locales to get varying formatting.
programming  python  rainbowtablesproject 
march 2017
Twitter
RT : no more discourse please look at this cat
from twitter
march 2017
Twitter
RT : Jello Biafra on the positive Overton Window effects of punching Spencer
from twitter
january 2017
Twitter
RT : The Wikipedia article for invertebrates is some wonderful shade.
from twitter
january 2017
Donald Trump's truce with spy agencies breaks down over Russia dossier | US news | The Guardian
But Glenn Carle, a retired CIA officer, said resignations were a rational response to Trump, as the intelligence agencies face “existential crisis” prompted by the imminent prospect of serving “someone for whom the truth is irrelevant”.

Carle continued: “One is forced either to serve a man disdainful of the community’s mission, and of facts in general, as essentially a toady, or provide intelligence to the parts of the government that may actually know how to use it in the national interest, such as the military or other organs of the government, or resign. The choice is that stark.

“This crisis cannot be covered over with a politician’s, or an egotist’s, bromides and lies.”
intelligence  politics 
january 2017
C3TV - 33C3: works for me
Lots of tremendously interesting stuff here.
video  hackers  astronomy  computing  security 
january 2017
RemoveOldKernels - Community Help Wiki
These instructions seem to be a workable solution when sudo apt-get autoremove --purge fails after the /boot partition has become too full.
linux  ubuntu  sysadmin 
january 2017
Twitter
This is why I haven't been on twitter in a while. Everyone's gone insane.
from twitter
december 2016
Twitter
RT : 98% of books with a green cover are unavailable until January as they're being used for the library's book tree
from twitter
december 2016
Parcel Search - Image Mate Online
Idea here would be to pull out county GIS data, so as to get better county boundary data into OSM.
OSM  GIS 
november 2016
Postcards connecting the world - Postcrossing
I have an account but haven't used it yet.
mail 
november 2016
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