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Stanovanje, LJ (Boost?) 

Moja prijateljica išče garsonjero ali 1-sobno stanovanje za najem v LJ; prevvsem na območju Župančičeve jame, lahko pa tudi v okolici Kotnikove, Resljeve ali Metelkove ulice.
Stanovanje mora biti dostopno z dvigalom, spremljal pa jo bi tudi zelo umirjen in izšolan pes vodnik.
Opravlja magisterski +izredni študij, in potrebuje mirno okolje. Je krasna punca, dobre volje, prijazna in vedoželjna; zasluži si boljši dom, kot je njen trenutni. :(
Mail: masa.pupaher@gmail.com

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In Code 7you play as a hacker trying to save humanity from complete annihilation. Gather information, hack things, guide your partners through dangerous situations and earn their trust. Beware the AI that REDACTED
It is a , but with voice-acted dialog and pretty good music. It has autocomplete, subtitles and a mode for blind players.
If you like story-driven games with plenty of twists, this might be for you. Episode 0 is free, so how about you find out? :)
store.steampowered.com/app/650

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Nothing I post is so unprecedented that people will still find it useful several years later. There are enough wonderful toots posted every day that there's no reason to backread through my entire profile instead, except perhaps for doxxing purposes.
So, since I like keeping things tidy, I use to delete every post of mine older than 4 months, except for the few that I've decided to keep. If you'd like to do something similar yourself, you can learn more here:
forget.codl.fr/about

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Even if you aren't a scientist, you can still help out with research. For example, would you like to search for black holes, identify wildlife, or save endangered animals? Then you'll love !
zooniverse.org
Would you like to help out without actually doing anything? That's impossi ... oh right, exists! With it, you can donate unused computing power to projects that investigate diseases, study global warming, discover pulsars, etc.
boinc.berkeley.edu

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I just released version v0.9.1 of #freetube

This release includes a WIP patch for the recent issues with search that's been going on within the app. There's still more that needs to be done before it'll be fixed completely however you can keep up to date with that over here on GitHub

https://github.com/FreeTubeApp/FreeTube/issues/662

The new version of FreeTube can be found here.

https://freetubeapp.io/#download

#privacy #opensource

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Holy Geezus. There is so much wrong with this that I don't even know where to start... https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/21/mine-series-a/

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My new book, Take On Me, is out in the world.

This is a book full of hope. There is joy in it, there is fun and music and food and love and it’s more full of life than anything I’ve ever written.

And now it’s not just mine anymore, it’s yours, too. I give it to you to embrace and enjoy and take from it what you need. Wherever, however this book finds you, I hope it reminds you to treat yourself kindly and with patience and with love.

Learn more about it here: http://jenniferlynparsons.com/book/take-on-me/ , or on its own website, https://takeonme.xyz/

Buy a copy, if you can. I highly recommend the print edition, but the digital is good, too.

Spread the word when you’re done, if you’d like to support me and the book. Thank you.

After a few user complaints and a discussion between the admins, it has been agreed that the main instance should be aimed towards speakers of English. This does not mean that other languages aren't allowed at all; far from it! But all people in the database should at least sometimes post in English about the topics they have selected.
So, here is yet another reminder that, if you are capable of doing so, it'd be lovely to have more little Trunks around. There is a Spanish one at least, though I haven't checked its activity. There's definitely enough Germans on the Fedi to fill several lists, so perhaps that? And there's definitely been interest in an Italian one.
If you own a server and would be able to host and moderate such a thing, please contact @kensanata

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Try to remember that some people have a more complicated relationship with pronouns than you do.

Encouraging people in give pronouns in their bio is nice, but try not to be so heavy handed. It's rude to insist.

Instead, consider normalising the use of they/them for anyone who doesn't explicitly state their pronouns.

#InternationalPronounsDay

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For the last couple psychology lessons, we have been learning about Freud.
Gah.
Yes, I know. He did have some new ideas. And yes, history should not be forgotten, and all that shit.
But ... shouldn't we learn the currently accepted ideas first? The rational ones? The ones that aren't all about how everyone around you is either a sex object or an opponent you have to beat to reach that sex object?
Because you know, if we learn the reasonable parts of psychology first, then we can examine the old ideas, see what they got right, see what's no longer valid.
But this teacher is mostly preaching Freud as if his ideas are still amazingly useful, and I bet at least a few of my classmates now think that's what psychology is all about. Well, good luck trying to convince people like that to see a therapist!
I'll give him credit though. He strongly emphasized Freud's ideas about homosexuality were completely wrong. That is cool of him.

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And there is real-life evidence that appealing to the elements of a good life like community and family is far more effective than citing individual rights and freedom. This is literally what gave us gay marriage in the U.S.! Voters didn't give a shit about some constitutional law professor lecturing about the freedom of the individual. What got people was 90-year-old Gramps talking about how he wanted his granddaughter to have the kind of loving marriage he and his wife had. You get people through their hearts, not their heads.

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Wear a Mask (Be Our Guest Parody)

Wear a mask, wear a mask... is this really much to ask??? Lyrics by Noah Lindquist Performed by Noah Lindquist and Ashley Young Based on "Be Our Guest" from ...

https://youtu.be/ltjBT_TuUVA

https://mastodon.host/media/SdWfnMFWR09_KEqBZ98

If you own a bot/bots here on the Fediverse, and if they post on public and/or aren't on one of the bot-specific instances like botsin.space ...
Please stop. :(

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Here's a recap of what I got up to in September with the support of my Patreon supporters. Topics include Into Darkgroove Forest, Hive Time, and some difficult hurdles I'm currently facing https://www.patreon.com/posts/42960271

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hello again

i’ve been out of work this week due to ??? some weird stress related sickness

if anyone can spare some funds, i could use enough to at least cover what my paycheck would’ve been (200ish)

https://gingerroot.garden/support.html

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There are lots of ways Google (and companies like it such as Apple, Facebook and others) hurt even you. This article covers one of the more obvious but it does a good job of doing so. https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/10/19/google-search-results-monopoly/

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uspol voting meta 

"Don't vote because it legitimizes the settler-colonial state" is up there with ethical consumption and "and yet you participate in society" in terms of bad argumentation.

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Focusing on consent and free will as opposed to treating people right as moral subjects is a limiting and potentially dangerous perspective. It ignores the permeability of the self and the depths to which our choices are shaped by our circumstances.

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the flaws of consent: Rightness, not consent 

Sometimes people go into mental contortions to protect the idea of consent as the ultimate value, saying, for instance, that while there is no true consent in child-caregiver relations consent can be *constructed* or *implied* by the fact that the parental decision is a reasonable one and... you know what, by that point you're not even talking about consent but treating the child right. Why not cut out the middleman and say frankly that it's not about the child's illusory consent but about whether they are treated rightly and morally? At this point it's just painful to watch, like people trying to hold up the social contract theory.

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instance and interpersonal meta, in short 

As a wise person once said: The only people who get mad at you for having boundaries are those who benefit from you having none.

Or as I say with much less wisdom:

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If you can't tell, I like it! De-tangles my hair without tugging and has been treated well enough to survive for several years. Does the job.
And it is joining things like a bamboo toothbrush and a wooden soap holder as one of my little ways of showing how much I supposedly care about the environment -- while, in truth, I an not doing all that much to help it.
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I bought myself a wooden hairbrush. A small rectangular one, from Tek.
Wood handle, wooden bristles, natural rubber cushion. The design is nothing revolutionary obviously; it is shaped like your average hair brush. But it does feel nice in the hand and on the scalp, has no round balls at the ends like some cheap plastic brushes do, and is anti-static.
It has been smoothed down very well. But, running my fingers along it, I can feel the grain of the wood, the little "imperfections" of natural materials. It's both fascinating and sad that we live in an age where details like that feel somehow special, beautiful.
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