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"In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes", Mr. Warhol you are like little baby with your adorable toy 20th century notion of fame, we all get 48 hours where a billion people love or despise you and tell all their friends about you at once and it will be like doing an arm-long line of coke while shanking yourself in the spine with an epipen while the Sauron's Eye of global celebrity reduces you to a Vice article, a knowyourmeme page and a smoking crater where your identity was.

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Here’s a free tech tip: if someone says “blockchain” run as fast as you can

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in the future. we wont have search engines. google etc. instead we will have something called the Internet Locator Horn. when blown for 15 seconds, the relevant pages will gallop over the hill toward you at full pelt. then you can individually scratch each of the results behind the ears and give it a small snack

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@owl The funniest thing with all the "private" train operators in the world is that they're all owned by other states.
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yes we should kill bitcoin, but also like, my list of things that shouldnt exist is so fucking long lmao

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🔧📸 Had a really nice find tonight in our #BikesForRefugees workshop. One of the donated bikes I was fixing had a fork lock within its frame. I had never seen one of those before. They key was missing, but fortunately it was unlocked. Thought I might share this with you, @mastobikes #mastobikes


I am not optimistic about things tbh. Like at all.

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I had my jab! Actually I was so, so, so pleased and burst into tears (yet again) and thanked all the staff and the volunteers a lot.

Fingers crossed it doesn't make me very ill for the next few days... still that would be a very acceptable tradeoff...

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Sometimes you want to write a good changelog for the app but Google doesn't let you write anything longer than a sentence 😤

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DIY, corona tests 

we have ordered and received some sarscov2-rapid poc-tests at work, and I made little paper bags to pack test kits. from old pages that I had left from bakery school.

I stamped them with stamps, too.
by the way, the tests are very expensive for small businesses, more expensive than at the Lidl, while big corporations order them by the 10.000 and get them super cheap.

it's nice we are allowed to buy them now at least, but things, they stay unfair...

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hello I'm apparently doing #solGardenInvite things today!

If you're #neurodivergent (autistic, schizoaffective, tourettes, adhd, and so on) I started a forum just for us! (If you know anyone who is neurodivergent, please tell them about us!)

Here's is our CoC

Our mods are all #BIPOC, and we are BIPOC-focused.
We're quite tiny right now and we'd love for you to become part of our community

For an invite, just make a public post using #solGardenInvite!

Can follow requests from moved account be just approved

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I've been trying to sort through photos on my phone which means I've just looked at like six months of Gary pictures and I honestly feel better for it. :)

Here, you can have a Gary picture too.

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I’m speaking at TEDx UCLA. The conference theme is AGENCY.

For now I can tell you the first three words of my talk’s title:


You may think, hey, that sounds like your book title, and you would be right! Looking back I can reflect and it’s interesting to see the different moments when seeds were planted. Let me tell you a story about one of those seeds. Sitting in a coffee shop, a 24 year old power lifter said to me:

“You know, you should give a TED talk,”

– Wednesday May 29, 2019.

Wait, how? What? Who?!? Do random people usually say things like that? Ok, he wasn’t a random stranger, and I have since published academic papers with this athlete. In fact, we still do research projects together. This, however, was the first ‘in person’ meeting we had. Although we emailed, and he helped with some research interviews, I never actually met him beside handing him a box of questionnaires and audio recording equipment. He said that after we had spoken for about 10 minutes in the coffee shop at the University Library. Hmmm. He wasn’t the first person to say that, but sometimes the things people say at certain times just stick. This did.

One year later, on May 30, 2020, I was scheduled to give my TEDx talk at UCLA, but COVID had other plans, and the event was postponed. Now it’s happening and it is definitely time to

SAVE THE DATE: May 15, 2021

Join me. Registration is open, seats are virtual and free.

Register to attend TEDx UCLA HERE

I hope to see you there!

#selfefficacy #yesican #agency #tedx #tedxucla

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@zorotl @Taweret yeah, theres an account that i follow on twitter that shows changes to nyt articles and headlines, they posted this immediately after they posted the article

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