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My wife @fairlady and I are in a difficult financial spot right now. Penny just lost her job and besides the shitty hours I've been getting at work, my union is probably gonna strike soon because the company gave us an awful contract offer and isn't budging an inch. I'm already having trouble figuring out how to make the numbers work for upcoming bills so anything helps, honestly. (Boosts also appreciated!)

PayPal: paypal.me/fairladyz
Cash App: cash.app/$fairladygearhead
Venmo: @fairladygearhead

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Another #fediboost, this time for https://social.nixnet.services.

It's a Mastodon instance run by @amolith who also provides a bunch of other services for people to use over at https://nixnet.services. He's a genuinely great guy and runs a good instance. :blobcatthumbsup:

Languages, linguistics, undescribed images 

@Stoori *communicate

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@Stoori I love that! It is so cool how languages are just made by people. There are instances where twin babies seem to communicate in their own language before they learn their native language. We just have this desire to commitment.

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Historical linguists: These languages are related, they form a language family. And these families form a superfamily. We can trace our language through our ancestors to the very first speaking Man and reconstrue his language and thus our cultural legacy.

Sign language linguists: You know, when enough people without primary language gather in the same place, they just spontanely form a new language out of thin air.

@tealturtle Sadly I think I'm in the same boat as the second one 😅

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Hi pals!

I'm Cinnamon. You may have seen me around Scuttlebutt for the last couple of years, mostly thinking about usability and harassment prevention.

My current project is Earthstar, which is similar to Scuttlebutt but designed for usability from the beginning. github.com/earthstar-project/e

Also: procedural art, music, drawing, photography.

#introduction

@narF And yes, maybe me thinking I'm in control is exactly what they want me to think!😂

@narF Its funny how much people distrust Facebook and Google and yet continue to use it.

No matter what we will have this cycle of Facebook or Google having a scandal, everyone going up in arms, then returning right back to them.

@narF “Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one--the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts,...Your affectionate uncle, Screwtape.”

― C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

It's scary how much corporations put into structuring our experiences with their products, and our lives, by extension. Everything from the sound a soda can makes when it's opened, to the design of a website.

Imagine if someday we could "hack" people kind of like computers. Give right inputs and people do your bidding. Something like playing a sound, or looking at a picture could make you a slave and you couldn't do anything to protect yourself. There is no patching humans That's scary.
@narF

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Polyglot City

Polyglot City is the right instance for you, if you're interested in languages, language learning and translating, or if you are multilingual or polyglot. All languages are allowed to flourish on our timelines. Welcome!