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I just want you guys to know that the multiple *years* I've had my music on Spotify and iTunes have still made me less money than the first two weeks of the same albums on Bandcamp.

Please support artists directly if you can.

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The person in charge of the Nostromo set for Alien (1979) invented this interstellar standard for signs and labels in spaceflight

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autism, nazi mention, ableism 

Periodical reminder to not use the term Aspergers when referring to autistic people. Yes, including yourself, this is not one you can reclaim. It was coined by a *Nazi* who used it to describe autistic children he thought were the most intelligent and would be the most '''productive''' to society. It's not even considered a valid diagnosis today yet it is still being used to create a hierarchy amongst autistic people where those with skills that help them succeed in capitalism see themselves as superior to the rest of us. Throw the whole term away, it's trash, it's not even based on science, it does way more harm than good.

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In the process of reducing my reliance on fb/google/etc.

Quite apart from the risk of losing access to one of these accounts, I just hate this 'centralised internet' we have now. Bring back the chaotic mess of new websites and services.

The "old internet" ran on the currency of what's new and exciting.
I don't mind new approaches to things, but get-rich-quick-crypto grifting and facebook's meta are a fucking future I want none of.

TIL Andy Serkis played music producer Martin Hannett in 2002 film 24 Hour Party People - I just sat there staring into space for 5 minutes wondering why I'd never recognised him before

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Dune book vs. movie, Liet Kynes 

To me the most interesting change between the Dune novel and the 2021 movie adaptation is the change in Liet Kynes from an ecologist with a mostly materialist view of the processes on Arrakis to a devout Fremen who, though no less an ecologist, understands the desert and her place in it--including her death--in spiritual terms as well as the scientific. It's a pretty profound change, especially given authorial intent where Kynes was meant to represent a Western mechanical view of the system. hdernity.medium.com/dunes-not-

One also wonders how much of a role the change of Liet Kynes from a Western, white/assimilated man to a Black woman played in this shift. Kynes of the book had "gone native" enough to be accepted by the Fremen but had not internalized their spirituality, while the Kynes in the movie is religious in the way the Fremen are.

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What's your primary OS?

Boosts appreciated for sample size :)

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If Soylent Green happened today I think the most outrage we'd see is people strongly recommending that the people-killing division and the people-processing division be split into separate companies to encourage competition and keep prices low.

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people in the Narrm area, today is going to be windy and unseasonably warm - there'll lots of rye grass pollen and plane tree fluff and all sorts in the air - please take precautions

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Anarchism does not depend on theory or programs, which try to grasp man's life in its entirety. It is a teaching, which is based on real life, which outgrows all artificial limitations, which cannot be constricted by any system.
-- Nestor Makhno

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Indigenous Australian identity (link to article) 

Aboriginal communities and nations to decide who is and who is not a member of their sovereign country.
indigenousx.com.au/aboriginal-

"...But I also want to say that the history Aboriginal identity, as a result of attempted dispossessing, colonial violence and child theft is complex, occasionally ambiguous and (legally, at least) sometimes uncertain.

Rather than be subject to a media circus, with populist megaphones acting as self-anointed ringleaders, authority over these matters must be given to specific Aboriginal communities and nations to decide who is and who is not a member of their sovereign country. The rest of us should perhaps keep our commentary to ourselves rather than spray it across social media in an undignified and decidedly non-Aboriginal way."

Via twitter.com/AnitaHeiss

#IndigenousAustralians #Australia

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www.patreon.com/climagic # The latest CLImagic Supplement #030 is out with in-depth explanations of posts I've made in the past, including video effects, filesystem tricks, TUIs, HTTP requests and more. You can support climagic too and help me get to 200 supporters. Thanks.

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**Dusty Hill: ZZ Top bassist dies aged 72**

"Dusty Hill played bass for the iconic US blues rock band for more than five decades."

bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada

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