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Loukas

@Loukas@mastodon.nu

Journalist, teacher, Londoner, Stockholmer.

Mostly thinking and writing about autism, ADHD and related disability issues.

Profile image description: me on a balcony
Background image description: dry grass reviving after winter

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drbjork, to random Swedish
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Personen bakom mig på tåget knappar så hårt på sin dator att mitt ryggstöd skakar till varje gång han slår ned en tangent.

Loukas,
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@drbjork AS. PER. MY LAST EMAIL.

Loukas, to random
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We now have a statement and photos from the squatters and you will shortly be able to read it on @Freedom_Press https://mastodon.nu/@Loukas/112264497241166384

Loukas, to random
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madhu_shrieks, to random
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I have to do transcribe some interviews today. Not looking forward to it.

Loukas,
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@madhu_shrieks it always reminds me how bad everyone is at speaking.

jackofalltrades, to climate
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"""
To respect the 1.5 objective, global emissions must start decreasing by 7 to 8 per cent per year right away,” he said.

“Seven per cent is India’s share of world emissions. So for the plan to work, India’s emissions would have to disappear next year. In year two, two-thirds of Europe’s need to go. That’s the rate at which things must evolve. Even for two degrees, we would need an extra Covid each year to stay on track.”
"""

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2024/01/06/shift-to-renewable-energy-make-economic-growth-impossible/

Loukas,
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@jackofalltrades yes, it's clearly not happening.

Loukas,
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@jackofalltrades it is sad. To quote Alex Steffen, we're not ready for what's already happening. At some point there will be a normative/cultural correction in the public conversation about this and it's going to make the Reformation look like a tea party.

Gurre, to random Swedish
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Vilka två länder har 3 av Nordens topp tio största tätorter (till befolkningen) vardera?
Och vilket land har ingen tätort på topp tio?

Loukas,
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@Gurre Norge och Sverige har topp och Danmark har ingen topp?

Loukas, to random
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afouxenidis, to random
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The western european fantasy about whites exporting liberty to the globe is collapsing rapidly

Loukas,
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@afouxenidis give it 15 more years and the free-trade fantasy will be gone as well, and EU and USA will be hiding their markets from the rest of the world. All these things which were supposedly universal and which turned out to be specific to a short moment of British/French/Atlantic hegemony.

skinnylatte, to random
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Shogun: prestige TV discussing the influence of Portuguese colonialism on Japan

Prestige TV I really want: how Portuguese nuns spread pastries across Asia

https://johorkaki.blogspot.com/2024/04/why-does-thai-cuisine-have-so-many.html

Loukas,
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@skinnylatte

!!!! "nuns previously used egg whites to starch their white habits. So, the nuns devised recipes with egg yolks in order not to waste them."

!!! 🤯

Loukas,
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@skinnylatte it's like NASA technology leading to nonstick pans, except more yummy and jesusy.

fatsam, to random
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This is nice.

Loukas,
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@fatsam trans liberation is human liberation

Loukas, to random
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Squatters take over Gordon Ramsay's £13m London pub

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-68806116

SharonCrockett, to Birds
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Question for all you bird watchers/lovers on Mastodon: when you take down bird feeders to clean them out and refresh them, do you recommend disinfecting them, too, due to avian flu? If so, how best to do so in a non-toxic way? Thanks!

Loukas,
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@SharonCrockett Acetic acid (vinegar) can be used as a disinfectant in strong enough concentrations https://bmcmicrobiol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12866-020-01948-8

Ellen, to random
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That weird feeling when the family are having some kind of party but you’ve not been invited 🤣 like ok, I don’t want to go for absolute sure. But I’m still hurt?

Loukas,
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@Ellen wtf??

Loukas,
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@Ellen maybe they know you'll call him out on his bullshit and they plan to pander to him?

Loukas, to random
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In order to upgrade my qualification and also be an English teacher I've signed up for a basket of different courses in language and literature, from different universities.

I'm not worried about the studying - but I'm dreading having to log into and navigate six different kinds of university intranets.

Loukas,
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@theappletree if there was, I would take it.

Loukas,
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@theappletree thank you

ChrisMayLA6, to Taiwan
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Hmmmm.... so in 2028 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, the world's biggest computing chip manufacturer will start producing it next generation chips in Arizona....

This is being presented as a triumph of Biden's economic policies (a pull factor), but one cannot help but wonder whether there is also a significant issue of China's increasing belligerence towards Taiwan (a push factor) in the relocation?

h/t FT

Loukas,
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@ChrisMayLA6 This kind of onshoring, pushed by simultaneous security and economic forces, is going to be a major factor precisely because it is based on two overlapping and independent strong tendencies.

markhburton, to random
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Bring it on.

‘Petrified’ non-doms poised to flee UK over Labour’s tax plans, say experts | Tax and spending | The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2024/apr/13/uk-non-doms-uk-labour-tax-plans

Loukas,
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weilawei, to random
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Where do we get locally grown leaders like Zelenskyy?

Are they not made like that in the US anymore?

Loukas,
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@weilawei Zelensky was not a particularly good leader before the full-scale invasion. So maybe the USA does have such leaders, but you'll need to experience disaster and defeat to find them.

RickiTarr, to random
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Sometimes you realize what a dirty gossip you are, I saw this pop up on YouTube, and thought, "Yeah baby, tell me that Filthy Yarn Scandal."

Y'all I don't knit, I'm not involved in this, but now I kind of want to be. Please everyone guess what the drama is!

Loukas,
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@RickiTarr there's a Reddit forum called Hobbydrama you might like

bonstewart, to random
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our younger kid introduced @davecormier at his (standing room only) book launch the other night and while Dave’s reading was GREAT, Posey’s roast was the star of the show. enjoy :)

a young white woman at a bookstore enthusiastically introduces her father’s book

Loukas,
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@bonstewart @davecormier this is amazing

Lana, to random
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Every single elder millennial who was online between 2000-2008 has a phrase from Homestar Runner that will activate them like the Manchurian Candidate and make them spout absolute gibberish for 40 seconds

Loukas,
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@Lana when email comes to town you know you know it's like a rainstorm. In your browser.

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