Carl T. Bergstrom on Twitter: "We have a new paper out in PNAS today, in which we address the harm wrought by dramatically restructuring human communication of the span of a decade, with no aim other than selling ads."

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: saw an anystid running around in the windowsill greenhouse so put down a drop of water for it and was elated to see it start drinking! All that pest control is thirsty work. 🐦

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fediblock : racist alt-right trash - see profile : federates with all the usual edgelord suspects - see profile


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We still need moderators for #SummerSchool

We only have 9 people signed up to moderate, and we have 20 presentations. Moderators are key to the conference.

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Do you ever feel
Like a minecraft bee
(like a minecraft bee)

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Dear #MastoMind: I'm trying to find the name / reference to a form of structured deliberative truth-finding.

It may be #JurgenHabermas and is possibly related to #DeliberativeDemocracy

Otherwise I don't have any leads. Though @woozle may know what I'm thinking of, or of people who might.

Boosts appreciated.

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“We never knew it was called Juneteenth,” Harrington, 45, said of the holiday commemorating the emancipation of Texas slaves in 1865. In Nacimiento, where Harrington was born and raised until she was seven and where she has returned nearly every summer since, the June 19 festival and reunion is known as el Día de los Negros, the Day of the Blacks.”

want to learn a language that has too much Hebrew to let you communicate with Germans but WAY too much German to communicate with Hebrew speakers? I recommend Yiddish

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god forgive me for the crimes against language i have committed by trying to communicate with Germans using Yiddish transliterated with a mix of YIVO and German spelling rules

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morning ritual: cat sits on my stomach, purring

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gay ppl just want one thing and it's fucking disgusting

more parks and public transit

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It's Juneteenth and because I ~think~ Bandcamp isn't doing A Friday™ this month, it's as good a time as any to remind you of

a searchable database of black creators on that service, searchable by genre, of you want a specific sound, and location, if you want to support local artists.

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Went for a brief walk at Pasir Ris Park, Singapore, on 19 June 2021. I didn't expect to encounter a Paradise Flying Snake (Chrysopelea paradisi), resting near the herb garden area. It was pointed out to me by a gentleman who was happily taking photos of it.

The Paradise Flying Snake hunts in trees and 'flies' by launching itself into air and gliding. A remarkable snake.

On iNaturalist [ ].

#iNaturalist #Nature #Singapore #Photography #Snakes #Serpentes

(Via this song coming up in the Fluxblog 1970 playlist:

Their Bandcamp proudly proclaims "they jammed with force and purpose for 40 minutes back when 'legendary' SF groups or German kraut rock bands were still struggling to get out of the upper single digits with dignity"


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TIL I learned about progg, "a left-wing and anti-commercial musical movement in [1960s/70s] Sweden":

"The people playing and listening to this music came to be called proggare (literally 'proggers') in Swedish."

Proggers 🐘

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🍹🌴 a smol island in the sun 🌴🍹