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Here's my weird trick to getting insanely small JPGs, one thing is reducing the size of the image, but also another thing is blurring parts of the image that aren't relevant, reducing the saturation of areas that aren't very interesting, increasing contrast around essential parts of the image, cropping our anything unnecessary, and saving at around 30% quality, sure it will look like garbage, but If all you want is something that you can sent over practically any network pretty much instantly...

The blurring really helps because of the way jpeg encoding works, complex parts of images end up taking more data, and also complex areas of images are the first areas to have noticable artifacts, large areas that are of the same color take up a loss less space under heavy compression...

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Oh for sure but I'm talking food that was on the verge of rotting, things that were left for free, not things secured in a dumpster. Or removed from the floor at some arbitrary best before date, I think they did a pretty heavy sale when the produce was starting to turn as well in their defense...

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Furthermore when something is a proper online fingerprint you are able to be tracked indefinitely... Think in 2012 you may have listened to a few obscure bands on Spotify or liked a video on YouTube that was going viral at a school you were attending... You went to a concert and bought tickets to a show, so an IP that was associated with an anarchist forum sent a DNS request to ticketmaster.com ... A state actor sent a warrant to Ticketmaster asking what the name of the credit card used to purchase tickets etc.

Basically if you want to do anything illegal or political you have to do it outside any pattern you've already presented....

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Any website you visit can log your IP, any state actor can request the logs from the website... Lots of sites also associate up address with the metadata of the files served from them. It's super easy to keep logs of every visitor to a file on a server. Years ago this would have seen as paranoia but, many platforms leverage their huge amount of data and sell it.

I know for a fact that I am on both watch lists, and probably have a pretty detailed profile from a bunch of different major internet platforms...

Every network of interaction paints a slow pointilist picture of who you are, and niche interests and sites are points were that generalization can quickly become a fingerprint.

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Try talking to the women in your life, try asking them about times that they had to do more at work than their male co workers, or times they were second guessed, or assumed to be wrong on basis of being women, honestly the best thing you can do is listen, almost woman I've dated has been against some truly frustrating and often demeaning situations at work and dealing with family; situations that would never happen to a cis man.

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When people do things that could line up with anarchist praxis but don't know anything about anarchy... I get the idea that this person is a bit of a dreamer, but doesn't really understand the state that we'll, they are searching for some freedom, but haven't really taken an in depth look at why they aren't free.

What's always sad to me about these kinds of stories is that these people always have a lot of potential, but often fail, because they don't understand the risks that they are taking fully.

I bet if he didn't sign any government paperwork and was smart about not being clear about his exact location instead saying that he was in "the Canadian wilderness" he wouldn't be facing prosecution.

I feel like people feel like they have to play along with the state to be respectful in what they are doing, and then when that doesn't go right they act righteous like, "try and take me" I'm "just living the dream of millions" ... Like ok dude good luck...

I would say this person is acting a little bit out of the kind of arrogance that comes from someone who probably never thought that the state was his enemy his whole life, and that he could just go on an adventure etc, kind of a colonial mindset ngl, However at the same time behind all the ego and blind libertarianism I think there is a bit of an ideal poking through.

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I always find whenever I get extra money I do things with it that radically change how I live my life, example: years ago I got some inheritance from an aunt passing away, I had a friend who was stuck in a rut Living in a small town without any opportunities and no money etc, I hosted them at my place and helped them find a job, etc, for various reasons hosting them at my place destabilized my living situation, and I found a place with them later on, I eventually brought two more people into the living situation and we shared a two bedroom between four people, after the first person moved in with their partner, and after being evicted for having people staying who weren't on the lease, I moved to a new place with some of the people I had living with me, eventually squatting the place for a month after a disagreement with the landlord that we weren't able to resolve.

I've also been in a couple abusive relationships that I wouldn't have been able to leave if I hadn't unexpectedly had some form of good luck often in the form of a short but well paying gig. It's always hard to leave people who are genuinely unhealthy to be around, when at the same time you care about them immensely.

The most recent case of having access to much more money than I've had in the past leads me to wanting to leave the city and travel to the other side of the country to somewhere far away from gentrification as I can get. Although that would unfortunately mean leaving so many people I care about behind (and they've all told me I'm insane for wanting to just leave my whole life behind)

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Sorry... but... taking a photo of some dust in a baggie and asking if it's real drugs, you must be joking. I can identify that for you... it's definitely "something in a bag"

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Talking about someone they know that's really right wing, and also openly gay, and is super anti-mask and anti-vaccine, while I think the situation with covid is very different than it was over a year ago... I'd be open to talk to this person, and probably let them know why conservative politicians don't have their best interests at heart. And honestly idk if they are a conservative or a libertarian since I don't know much about them, but I guess I was having a bit of identity crisis and was like am I even left-wing? Since I feel so completely out of the loop with online political discourse nowadays that I don't even know what is considered your average leftist. And I mean being generally anti-civ post-leftist vague anarcho anti state stochastic illegalist in the sheets, but business/community space operating in the streets has me just a little confused ... I don't really read theory anymore even! Or talk about politics as much as I used to ...

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Live laugh liberalism, upper middle class slam poetry or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Coexist with the Bomb ๐Ÿ•‰๏ธโ˜ธ๏ธโ˜ฎ๏ธโ˜ฏ๏ธโ˜ช๏ธโœ๏ธโ˜ฆ๏ธโœก๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฏ

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