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groundbreaking research unearths new evidence to support the revolutionary claim that "essentially, you don't need to be an asshole to be funny"

now the researchers are investigating whether the conjecture "and being an asshole doesn't improve your jokes either" is true, but they predict it is, and point to the heaps of empirical data that already supports the claim

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regular PSA to mark 18+ and stuff as such
not "kink", not "boobs"
an underage user who comes across your post on the federated timeline should know whether that content is safe for them or not
they won't know what your bdsm jargon means


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follow my very cool partner in crime:
ve does art and needs the pressure of having followers to improve even more πŸ˜›

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quick psa about my emoji usage
πŸ’™ : friendly, not romantic
❀ : probably romantic
so, if I toot a blue heart at you, it's not intended as romantic affection. I thought I should clarify that, since some people might feel uncomfortable with hearts being thrown at them.

<<$3,137 of $10,000,000 per month
I will build a terrible interstellar cannon and shoot myself into the sun as part of an elaborate performance piece against disaster capitalism.>>

Today was my first day on the wards! Here’s how it went.

I got to the hospital at 6:30. (From here on out, I’ll be getting to the hospital a bit earlier than this to check on whichever patients I’ve been assigned.) I met the members of my surgical team that I’ll be a part of for the next 4 weeks, and we went on rounds. Rounds consists of visiting all the patients on our roster, checking their wounds, changing dressings, etc.


Kindred - The Embraced, ep 1 (spoilers?) 

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19th century mathematicians: all curves that are continuous are differentiable

weierstrass: *defines a curve that is totally continuous but non-differentiable at not only a point, but every single point in its existence*

19th century mathematicians: :surprised_pikachu:​

Kindred - The Embraced, ep 1 (spoilers?) 

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Kindred - The Embraced, ep 1 (spoilers?) 

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Kindred - The Embraced, ep 1 (spoilers?) 

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the way the vampire lady is written in the first episode is just.... peak cis dude writing

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ok, gonna finally watch the Kindred series in its entirety.

I will never forget that on this day, last year, I was forced to go to a food bank for the first time.

A job in RVA had fallen through, and my grief over the death of my cat had slowed my frantic search for a replacement. Savings ran out.

My application for SNAP benefits was denied, and I was shamed and treated like a scammer in the process.

I was facing down a long holiday weekend with not much in the house to eat. I was scared, and I didn't know what to do.

I drove to Feed More, off Rhoadmiller Dr. There, a kindhearted older woman interviewed me, repeatedly suggested I stopped feeling ashamed, and sent me home with two sacks of food, and info about further local help.

It was the first time in my life I'd asked for a public handout from strangers, in person. And they gave it. Kindly. With encouragement.

I'd been the recipient of help from Mastodon before that. Between those tow experiences, the lesson that it was okay to ask for help finally sank in, after a lifetime of being brutalized whenever I had done. There are good people in this world, folks who want to care for others with no strings attached.

I learned that at 41. I'm glad I had the chance to.

I want to give back, here or wherever I go. "Independence Day" to me is bunk.

I celebrate Inter-dependence Day now.

WAN history time!

@ella_kane is the person who created the #WeAreNameless concept and hashtag.

Ella hosted WAN until January 2020, after which the baton was passed to @Mnemonic for keeping.

At first WAN didn't have a stream, nor a riot channel and even less the capacity to have a weekly show like it has since a couple of months.

WAN seems to have changed for good with the new host.
Maybe it'll change even more in the future. Who knows?

With new beginnings there are also some endings, though. It has been a long overdue announcement, but @ella_kane will not come back as a WAN host.

Whatever this project becomes will be solely on your hands. You, the community. And Mnemonic.

Enjoy! :_earth:

serious question: why do developers think that not making links visually distinct is a good thing???

(edit: typo)

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