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like a 2 day youtube detox was all it took for me to realize i have plenty of other stuff to do/entertain myself with wtf

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As a programmer it's been really hard to wean myself off of thinking in terms of global solutions. This, in comparison to building local or community technology.

Thinking this way can make things harder (now your tech needs need to scale to the world) and not useful (different people in different places have different needs).

This kind of blew my mind: like, you can just go and build a piece of tech and only give it to your friends & the immediate people it's helpful for. You don't *need* to design for The World. I think this kind of thinking is really important for breaking away from capitalistic modes of thinking.

Thinking about the time and effort coca cola probably put into designing their carbonation to go flat before you can use the soda for a second meal

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imagine futuristic spaceships based off windows lmao

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Ok so now, after biden was telling voters to vote for somebody else, he’s telling them to vote for him because he’ll quit after 4 years. Winning strategy, DNC, way to look strong.

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Twitter announcement 

Remember when. You used to be able to write an app that worked with Twitter's API? Then they said uhhhh nevermind lol once they had critical mass, and closed it?

This will be that again, but decentralized.

Always feel inhibited to email friends on gmail. I don’t want google to know we’re still friends.

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sites to visit and things to do instead of #youtube:
listen to podcasts and audiodramas! your favorite podcast app probably has a search function already and there a lot of good podcast lists out there. I recommend Greater Boston as a good starter. My favorite way to listen is by downloading a bunch of episodes and taking a long walk.
Archive.org! has a lot of movies and just a lot of Stuff In General!
1/n

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I guess I'm going on a rant again. Strap in.

People who make fun of #Linux users who don't appreciate #Microsoft's recent embracing of Linux on cloud and desktop are missing the point in a very disheartening way. We don't want Linux, we want a #FreeDesktop.

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Bioethics; Anti-aging "treatments" 

Thing that I don't care about that much:

* The super-rich getting fleeced

Go for it. Take Bezos or whoever to the cleaners and give him sketchy non-medicine for it. Idc.

Thing that worries me:

* An eventual spurious positive result on one of these trials leading to desperate middle- or lower-income people re-mortgaging their houses to pay for 6-figure-level costs of ineffective "life-extensions" on the assumption that they'll live long enough to pay it back

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For the start of #YoutubeWalkout let me ask: What kept you on YouTube? Is it their recommendations engine?

What can we do instead? For promoting our videos or discovering them?

I've got some answers I'm experimenting with, but alone they are not enough.

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docter said i dont have enough homo goblins in my blood

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"What are we gonna do tonight, Musk?"
"The same thing we do every night, Grimes. Try and take over the world."

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electric glowing surf

ELECTRIC GLOWING SURF: a neon, buzzing phenomenon that can occur when many electronic, memory-filled devices come into close contact, especially in heavily polluted waters. See also Tamagotchi, CD-RW, VHS, VirtualBoy, Keytar