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PSA: Do not talk to journalists about diy!
  • I remember when the Guardian was the good newspaper that proudly published the Wikileaks documents, sad to see them turn into the Terf Stasi.

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    Messy baby
  • Manager: hey I know it’s something you haven’t worked with before, but I’m sure you’ll figure it out with some googling.

    Me 30 minutes later:

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    Germany is becoming a police state when it comes to Palestine activism
  • They might be extreme protesters, but the gist of the article still stands. I live in Berlin and visit the Netherlands often, the silence in Berlin on this issue (compared to the Netherlands) is honestly chilling. You hardly see any protests or statements of support for Palestine, and the only protest I saw (a remembrance for the flower massacre) was rounded up by the police within minutes.

    On top of that I’ve heard way worse statements at the farmers protests a few months ago, but no articles on how they get the full police-state treatment.

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    What is solarpunk? And why is it giving hope to people worried about climate change?
  • This type of architecture is the literal definition of green washing. It’s just a concrete tower with incredibly difficult to maintain trees. (Probably next to a 6 lane arterial road.)

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  • It is a stupid question to begin with, and it was classy from George to give a straightforward answer, and maybe it would have been more classy to say that Aragorn would have won.

    But I don’t understand this antipathy towards George, he wrote some great groundbreaking fantasy novels just as Tolkien, and I’m happy I was able to enjoy both.

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    Anon is a genius
  • Someone I know is slightly mentally challenged, always had trouble at school, but is super precise and methodical. They are now a very valued employee at a forensics lab, doing something that most people are not capable of.

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    Nokia Tells Reddit It Infringes Some Patents in Lead-Up to IPO
  • I'm starting to get the feeling that we are both repeating ourselves, but this is not a just a side effect, it is systematic. Turning an idea into property means only capital can play the game. In effect patents do two things: Firstly they inhibits innovation, the exact opposite of what they are supposed to do, this should be ground enough to get rid of them. Second they entrench big players, big players have more money to play the patent game and so tend to win patent fights regardless of merit. So besides not achieving their so called stated goal they also have a huge negative externality. And all this before we even take patent trolls into account.

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    Nokia Tells Reddit It Infringes Some Patents in Lead-Up to IPO
  • It’s a legal tool that turns ideas into property. This allows capital to exercise power over it and profit through it, and on top of that inhibits innovation. So l’d say there is no use or abuse, it’s a bad legal framework that doesn’t achieve societal benefits.

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