Politics is not just for the mid-terms! If you have been energised/radicalised and are looking for some way to continue helping, ProgCode (join.progco.de) are a group of progressive coders and non-coders, working on tech for political change.
You don't need to be a coder to join, there's lots of ways for people of any background to help out, just fill out the registration form and get involved!
My own project, Wobbly (21st century worker's power), has been massively helped by ProgCode
I'm reading an article about problematic halloween costumes, and one of the examples used, alongside "indian chief" and "mexican", is "samurai ninja".
I've never heard that one before. Is it japanese people who would be upset if a white person dressed as a ninja? Because from reading some quora answers, the japanese-americans seem to think it's as offensive as dressing up as a medieval knight or King Arthur or something
I wouldn't be surprised if spiritualism became a lot more mainstream. I mean we already have the Tumblr magic lot, if they got their act together and actually you know, went outside and did stuff, they could be very big. There's powerful spiritual experiences waiting to be had. Antipodes of the mind etc
You got a little taste of the climate war earlier this year when Macron demanded Bolsanaro put out the fires in the Amazon. That kind of shit is going to happen more and more as the situation deteriorates. I think this is probably the birth of Europe as a distinct great power. And it could be the demise of the United States as one (i.e. breaks up along climate lines, California as the hegemon for a group of states committed to ending petro-capitalism, the rest against)
I like the orgonic energy weirdos a lot. And this analysis of the Eden myth and academia is interesting!
So Swiss regulators want to turn the two largest retailers in the country from coops to capitalist companies.
They also question "whether a cooperative structure is appropriate for banking"?
Coop banks were less likely to go bust and lend more to SMEs than other banks. Coop retailers are shown to be better for customers especially under monopoly situations.
WTF is wrong with Swiss regulators?? This is making me more angry than it should... Seriously who the hell are these idiots??
@vgr Essentially, a giant and his assistant setting tasks for a set of 5 adventurers using household objects that rewards specific creativity, and skillful participation.
@vgr Have you seen the UK show Taskmaster? I think it might be a very pure domestic cosy cultural artefact.
Collapse of Moore's law and the deceleration of the internet
- sounds a bit weird, additional pattern to learn
- "they" becomes grammatically equivalent to a gendered pronoun
- Clears up arguing over whether we've "always had" singular they or not. Makes the case that this is a new and better way to do it.
"They is". It's the way things should be, look in your heart, you know it to be true...
Non-binary friends and users of the singular they pronoun, I address you!
How do we feel about the following idea?
Conjugate the singular they the same way as he/she rather than the plural they.
I/we/they(plural) walk the dog.
He/she/they(singular) walks the dog.
So, we would have a non-gendered pronoun AND a plural pronoun that are differentiated by their conjugation rather than context clues.
Help An Incredibly Important Artist
If you could watch as much of this as you can stand: https://youtu.be/my017qIm_hs
Then suggest a place online for me to share it, that would be very helpful
My art project, afternoonwideboys, has a new video coming out in 9 days, and I want to get eyes on it. Any suggestions? Here's our previous video: https://youtu.be/9t3Pf2ON_uA
And here's the premiere page for the next one: https://youtu.be/m2kfV7MBPqc
Any suggestions welcome (except get mental health treatment, we've tried that already)
Cooperative technologist, Code-Operative.co.uk, Wobbly.app
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