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jewishreader

@jewishreader@sfba.social

Nerd. Teacher. Religious Studies PhD. San Francisco. This bio is raising many questions that can be answered by my username ;)

Permanent #ceasefire now. End the occupation. Bring the hostages home.

Profile pic: a woman with short brown hair holding a tuxedo cat. Header pic: the Spa #F1 track.

Born #Hoosier. #HotSauce aficionado. #politics, #food, #popculture, trans allyship, #sports, #photography, many RTs. Maintains a 12k link #Pinboard archive.

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jewishreader, to random
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Work is paying, so I ordered an Arnold Palmer with lunch to confirm that I still don't like Arnold Palmers.

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I guess I was just looking for a way out from PhD. You know, the PhD that was my dream job. That I was loving so much I was lamenting how quickly the time was going. The one I now can’t bear the thought of

jewishreader,
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@purplepadma I'm so sorry. PhD programs are absolute psychological destruction, and no one tells you that before you do one, only after you're experiencing it. So in case you're worried it's you: it's not. It's the system.

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  • jewishreader,
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    @divya !

    jewishreader,
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    @divya No worries! It would have been awesome if true; it's pretty great as a joke.

    ianRobinson, (edited ) to books
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    Free Book of the Week on Apple Books UK.

    A Witch in Time by Constance Sayers.

    Helen Lambert, freshly divorced from Roger, meets Luke Varner for the first time on a blind date in 2012. Or so she thinks until Luke informs her that they've met before: in France in 1895, then California in 1935, and New Mexico in 1970…

    https://books.apple.com/gb/book/a-witch-in-time/id1484911141

    jewishreader,
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    @ianRobinson I conveniently missed the part where you said 'Apple Books UK' :(

    jewishreader, to animals
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    Charlie would like you to contact his LAWYERS because he was kept out of the bathroom this morning while his mama was showering, which is clearly a HATE CRIME.

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    I'm trying to find a good non-paywalled source, but it sounds like it will now be the case in the US that coal power plants have to either close down or capture most of their CO2 (lol) in the next 10ish years?

    If this happens, this seems like pretty good news. The two biggest climate change issues are transportation and fossil fuel based electricity. Closing coal (and natural gas) power plants is harder for individuals to influence politically but it's just as important

    jewishreader,
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    jewishreader, to random
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    jewishreader, to random
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    I'm pretty baffled by the people who leave negative reviews on litter boxes being like 'my cat wouldn't use it!' Have you met cats?

    jewishreader, to random
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    I don't understand how in the Year of Our Lord 2024 [sic] anyone thinks pointing out the right's hypocrisy will mean anything to them. It was never about ideological consistency. It is always about power.

    jewishreader, to books
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    If you are reacting to the Penguin/DOJ case, as someone pointed out elsewhere: don't believe what a corporation says in an antitrust hearing about being Just A Smol Little Guy. They are massively incentivized to act like they are less successful than they are.

    jewishreader,
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    In other words don't immediately jump to Books Never Sell Any Copies Writing Is Dead We're All Doomed.

    jewishreader,
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    Also also, maybe don't trust a viral piece of commentary about books and publishing that mentions the concept of a 'Netflix of books' and doesn't once mention libraries (if you know, you know).

    jewishreader, to random
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    Chag Pesach sameach, everyone who is celebrating!

    jewishreader, to random
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    If it's OK that your preferred candidate took power in a coup and enacted the rules you wanted by fiat, then you are not actually interested in equality.

    jewishreader, to random
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    SO happy to be back in the Bay after a week in Delaware. Love seeing family but absolutely loathe flying.

    jewishreader,
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    @gdinwiddie I knew that phrasing would be confusing. I'm back in the San Francisco Bay Area after a week nearish the shore in Delaware.

    jewishreader, to random
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    Nillabean met his goal!!!! Now let's hope this asshole vet is actually competent.

    jewishreader, to Artist
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    Can folks tell me about their vision for what being an or or other person would look like not under capitalism? (Related to a post I saw that made me curious).

    jewishreader, to random
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    Dear Bosses of the World: If no one is getting the work you assigned done, consider whether the work you assigned is stupid.

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    jewishreader,
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    @LinuxAndYarn No pro stadium in either of those places unfortunately.

    jewishreader, to random
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    Is anyone else disturbed by even a thought experiment about burning books?

    jewishreader,
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    @kingrat Pulping has a different valence. But in this case the experiment was tied to perceived value: it was for librarians (!), asking what books they would burn first for warmth if they had to. The whole thing makes me uncomfortable.

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    @kingrat Interesting!

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