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scrape 

I am... so mad that fucking dimbulb AI researchers who just want to increase the profits and consolidation of commercial social media platforms by somehow making them good with "algorithms" basically just half-assedly downloaded all the content on free, actively moderated instances as a "dataset"... holy shit

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It's amazing how much of cloud computing is just a big grift to get companies to pay more money to run worse apps with more computing power than necessary.

online dating, age gap, semi-serious 

The only people who match with me on various dating sites lately are like 34-36 so I guess 2020 is the year I get a sugar mom huh

Contemporary usage of "himbo" to describe a fictional character has drifted far enough from a gender-flipped "bimbo" that I am struggling to think of an accurate term for "himbo, but a butch lesbian"...

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apparently there's a 400AD joke book that says

"An envious landlord sees how happy his tenants are. So he evicts them all."

holds up pretty well actually

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happy boxing day to Wales only, where you have to riddle with the ghost horse in order to keep your beer

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off the shelf drugs 

literally how do branded versions of common drugs exist. who's out there paying £5 for a pack of nurofen when theres off brand ibuprofen for 30p RIGHT NEXT TO IT

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MH (-) 

Do I make dinner or do I curl up in bed at 7pm???? This is a difficult choice

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AND if it's wildly "popular" on top of that (due to being shoved in every venue by corporations with enormous advertising budgets) well... thats downright revolutionary

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i'm gonna break it down for you kids now. any art I don't understand within five minutes of looking at it is a bourgeois indulgence. and any art that immediately represents to me something that I agree with? thats praxis

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ok after that post about the social consequences of infinite scrolling, here's another plea

dear programmers/web designers

just make fucking pages. please. i'm begging you. do it so i can find my goddamn place. give me a fuckin landmark here.

also have mercy on people who might be running it on older hardware and maybe don't want to deal with their computer groaning under the weight of a fuckshit mountain of loaded posts

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or you could, you know, buy a decent unconnected one, it will also keep your coffee hot for 3 hours, without needing a phone and a charger, won't stop working when the lithium battery dies, and you get to give the 150£ you'll save to someone who really needs them

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Broke the first rule of feeling bad which is "don't Google your symptoms because you will assume the worst"

Anyways I match a diagnosis for either fibromyalgia (runs in the family) or chronic fatigue (also runs in the family)

Maybe I should talk to someone about that.... I strongly dislike my current doctor though...

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advertising is a far bigger act of vandalism and nuisance on public spaces than graffiti

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