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investment rant 

Half a decade ago I had some extra money and participated in a crowd-investing of a small locally operating electric car-sharing company, because electric car-sharing sounded something I'd need every now and then.

Since then the company stopped with local car-sharing altogether and is now trying to push a ride hail app in Kenya, of all places.

And now I suddenly own a slice of a technoimperialist company, and because it's private equity, I can't even get rid of my small share.

Interesting. I came across a Latin index of proper names in the Historiae of Jacques-August de Thou (Jacobus Augustus Thuanus), by Jacques du Puy (Jacobus Puteanus) in 1633. It helped with at least one name I found in the Boulliau I'm working on (Rupifolius, aka de Rocquefeuil). Fascinating. Unfortunately not https. mateo.uni-mannheim.de/camenare

City traffic noises ASMR to fall asleep to (BASS boosted)

If you have a car because of your health, I'm completely fine with it.

The reason most drive cars is:
They believe it's more comfortably.
And that's at least in cities a lie and it brings everyone else in danger.

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"Fossil fuel air pollution causes almost 1 in 5 deaths globally each year"
amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/02/09/wor

Meanwhile many people be like:
But cars are so comfortable.

Reality check:
The consequences are far from being comfortable. It's just that if you have a car, you gain private benefits, while if you don't you still get all the collectivised risks and damage.

Attack cars of others. Drive less. Borrow car instead of having your own. Disrupt car traffic.

book recommendation 

Just finished reading @entreprecariat's Entreprecariat, and can surely recommend it to anyone who wants to read a concise and on-point analysis of the current development of the international hustle-worker precariate.

frankly i think cis people should go get their gender markers changed to X en masse so we can just get rid of the field in 5 or 10 years

watching bezos' vanity flight i had a vision of the future where we are all huddled around watching a live stream of the last remaining people with any money taking turns bouncing on the last trampoline

äkkiä mobilizonilla on uusia suomentajia

onko jossain ihan suomalainen mobilizon-palvelinkin nykyään?

@suomi

I just came up with a perfect last line into this short story i'm going to outline next

now i only have to outline the things that'll happen before the last line...

'Synthetic Messenger is a botnet that artificially inflates the value of climate news. Everyday it searches the internet for news articles covering climate change. Then 100 bots visit each article and click on every ad they can find.'
syntheticmessenger.labr.io/#ab

I just made there-is-so-much-pain.glitch.m
This is what ReCaptcha is like for many many many users. Please don't use ReCaptcha.

Book recommendation: Gabriella Coleman‘s Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy (2014) is as much a book about internet history as it is on internet culture and dynamics, and at this point it’s just inevitable not to refer to it as an important book you have to read if you use the internet.
#amreading

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