whipskid

whipskid wrote

Lmao awesome! There's been comments recently about pesky family members questioning about borrowed items and how to avoid suspicion when transitioning to eating higher quality food brands and expensiver clothings. Its funny to hear that your mom doesn't have suspicion or wonder about your choice to leave the house with a cereal box. What's your pretext for if she or someone asks why?

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whipskid wrote

Lool good luck stealing a train, these are some of the most massive land vehicles on Earth. Even if you were able to hotwire it I doubt you'd be able to find somewhere to park it and selling it on the black market would be difficult, the only potential buyers are the capitalists who own the railways anyway.

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maybe we should have a limit for (de)acceleration instead of velocity. I feel like so much in this world is moving so fast right now I'm scared of accelerating towards something we can't get around

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You'll have to break in and organize all of their furniture in a radical new layout. That way when they notice the item of value has gone missing they'll attribute the item as misplaced "during the big reorganization" and so they won't immediately sound the alarm and ideally will hold hope to find it "when we get around to deconstructing the new blanket fort."

The goal should be to move as much stuff around that way they'll hold onto the belief that they might find the valued item, once they've settled into their improved living conditions, which will hopefully take a long while depending on how much you were able to reorganize their home interior.

All changes to their furniture organization should be well thought out and good design. That way they'll be left looking for their valued item with the hope and expectation of finding it "somewhere new, but in the right place, once we figure out where that is".

That's the basic-ness of it. Trust yourself and get organized!

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But the car can only take you where the car has already been. You mentioned the mundane repetiveness of city landscapes. As more people have cars, the more similar everywhere becomes.

Ironically the machine sold on its ability to cover distances creates as much distance as it traverses. As more money is spent by motorists, the more places become out of reach by those who do not have cars. And what's left in between? More unsafe, empty, hateful streets you wish you did not have to drive through, more obstacles (other road users) and intersections you wish would get out of your way. Its no wonder people tend to daydream about the destination or "what's next?" while on the road. The actual experience of driving is depressing.

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You gain no satisfaction from all the space that is being so generously turned over to your use. You do not actually use the space even though you prevent us from using it, all you do is try to mitigate it by passing through it as quick as possible. As far as you are concerned you are never really in it at all, you just watch it go by, a boring television program projected onto your windscreen.

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Getting sick of the city and all of its horrible concrete. It's so obviously unsustainable. Most of urban area is used just to park cars or is ugly dead-space designated for going vroom zoom fast through. Where the hell are all these people going? To the next shopping mall? This place was not made for humans.

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Reply to comment by Quicksilver in what are you reading? by putridcod87

Hey thanks I've actually read the first book and really enjoyed it. The author must have completely lived and dreamed in the world of Dune for years while writing the book. It felt like I was looking through a window into another world while reading. Something about the family, and the house, and the sandy world beyond: it feels surreal. And I still want to know the truth about the spice I'll have to read the sequels sometime.

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whipskid wrote

These are some nice custom roms. Don't install G-apps that's the spyware stuff obviously. Google makes it hard to have a fully-featured working AOSP phone by making a lot of things depend on G-apps so we've created MicroG as a free alternative to G-apps to get some of the tough stuff working like GPS services and push notifications.

De-googling Android is a challenge that's why projects like Librem 5 and Pinephone are important. De-googling is worth it though. There are a lot of useful Android apps that respect your freedom and some custom ROM projects are working to make the OS more secure.

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Reply to Need suggestions by Kel22

You should post your bedsheets for sale on Facebook Marketplace/Craigslist and then do the 24-hour-Walmart-challenge and post a video of that to DTube

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whipskid wrote

At least he is drawing attention to the absurd amount of energy being used to mine Bitcoin / secure the network / verify transactions. Tesla has cancelled the option to purchase vehicles with BTC, but is looking into other cryptocurrencies which use "less than 1% of energy per transaction compared to Bitcoin." Ethereum 2.0 should use much less power once proof of stake is implemented and Nano seems to be fixing its spam problem. Chia is a new crypto which uses harddrive space instead of computational power and should use less power than BTC.

BTC obviously uses tons of energy so good for him to draw public attention to the issue. Crypto isn't going away anytime soon anyway, maybe it will accelerate our transition towards renewable energy.

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Why is raddle recently buzzing chock-full of mosquito sympathizers? The users here are always looking for extremist positions to distance themselves from the mainstream culture. Why can't anarchists just accept the TRUTH that mosquito's are ANNOYING and spreaders of DEADLY diseases. I've gotten by just fine my whole life believing that we should wipe out the mosquito's off this planet once we have the laser technology to do so. There is literally dozens of other non-extinct birds 'n' bugs that provide enough ecological value to Earth and anyone who has anything positive to say about mosquito's, besides their role in preserving dinosaur DNA, is a LIER and a SUCKER.

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Actually Chromebooks don't come preinstalled with Linux. What you're referring to as Linux is actually Google slash Linux, or as I've recently taken to calling it Google plus Linux. Linux is not an ecosystem unto itself, but rather a free component of a fully functioning Google ecosystem, included on mobile, laptop and cloud.

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Isn't that what raddle is inherently? An anarchist discussion club where users compete to be the most anarcho-anarchist: the anarch-est form of anarchisms on this anarchist forum.

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