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qkslvrwolf

@qkslvrwolf@mastodon.social

Gardening, hiking, bike riding, game playing, inactive poly, left-ish/liberal-ish/radical-ish, partisan, urbanist, separated air force, RCV

Very interested in social media and how community is built

software engineering manager by trade

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qkslvrwolf, to random
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I had like seven good, postable thoughts on our bike ride yesterday, and remembered none of them

stux, (edited ) to random
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Pff.. I just got cut off on my bike by this triple A hole with his massive window blinded SUV on the bike lane while he was holding his phone making a call

I was signing and yelling he should put his phone down and open his eyes, didn't take much of his car would have enjoyed the frame of my bike

Seemed like a "though businessman" or perhaps even a diplomat with foreign licence who did like he "owned the place" but not when I'm around

I don't care for your status, act like a human or ...

qkslvrwolf,
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@stux you'd be fine in Massachusetts

qkslvrwolf, to random
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But sure, vote your snowflake single issue, it's fine, things won't definitively get worse for your issue on top of everything else (yes they will)

https://digbysblog.net/2024/05/26/will-the-press-survive-trump/

qkslvrwolf, to random
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https://digbysblog.net/2024/05/24/its-just-trump-2/

"The whole culture is caught in a negativity spiral that isn’t really about the economy at all. It’s about impotence. The public sees a whole host of institutions, norms, rules and laws disintegrating before its eyes and the feeling that there are no mechanisms that work to hold people accountable or reform the system, is creating pessimism and apathy.
But mostly, it’s just Trump."

qkslvrwolf, to random
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Let me find my surprised face.

And this is exactly how the oligarchs want it.

https://jabberwocking.com/study-suggests-republican-panic-caused-recent-inflation/

scottmstedman, to random
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WaPo should be thoroughly embarrassed for not running the Alito story.

qkslvrwolf,
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@scottmstedman oligarch owned corps don't get embarrased. They do the job the oligarch wants, or they get dissolved.

Guess which happened here?

qkslvrwolf, to random
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BlackAzizAnansi, to random
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How long have you been Netflix free?

qkslvrwolf,
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@BlackAzizAnansi since the strike

qkslvrwolf,
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@LavenderPawprints this is the way

qkslvrwolf, to random
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Yup. Thanks single issue voters.

polotek, to random
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We got solar on the house last year. It wasn't necessarily about saving money for me. It became important to me to take a concrete step towards combatting climate change.

But something else started to dawn on me too. The fact that I'm now generating my own power, from an essentially unlimited source, is a truly radical act. I've been thinking a lot about creating a society centered around abundance instead of scarcity. It's not just theoretical.
https://assemblag.es/@theluddite/112496059286904697

qkslvrwolf,
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@polotek 100%. We just put an array on our new house, second one we've put up (one on our old house). The ROI is 3 times longer than the last one, but we had to have it.

We are so close to distributed, neighborhood level power generation that frees us from dead fuel and it's oligarch masters.

qkslvrwolf,
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@polotek I want to start solar condos. In Massachusetts, you can transfer power from one account to another.

I want to get a plot of land, divide it into plots sized for, say, 25 kW ground mounts, and connect them all to the grid, then sell each plot. A small "condo fee" would cover the internet and grounds maintenance, which would be native plants and agriculture, and folks could get their own solar even if they rented, and sell if they moved out of state to recoup their investment.

Free_Press, to news
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BREAKING NEWS 🚨🚨🚨

Citing four Russian sources: Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to stop the war in Ukraine with a negotiated ceasefire recognizing the current battle lines.

Is this anything new? Putin gets rewarded for his land grab, rebuilds, then tries again in a few years?

What are your thoughts?

qkslvrwolf,
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@Free_Press I think we should send Ukraine a lot more weapons a lot faster and keep doing it until all Ukraine is free

mattferrell, to solar
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: Research shows that installed solar and wind capacity is set to reach 31TW by 2050, achieved through production methods such as green hydrogen and offshore wind. Do you think we can achieve the battery storage capacity to match this? News Source: https://www.pv-tech.org/bnef-solar-and-wind-capacity-to-reach-31tw-in-2050/

qkslvrwolf,
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qkslvrwolf, to random
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lol bluesky actually encouraging people to "slide into their DMs" are you kidding me?

qkslvrwolf, to random
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https://digbysblog.net/2024/05/21/the-fascist-deportation-nightmare/

Single issue voters are going to hurt a LOT of people this time around.

qkslvrwolf, to random
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I am in fact pretty concerned that shit's gonna hit the fan between now and the election, and between the low-information, single issues voters, the low-information, somehow forgot how fucking dumb and shitty the Trump years were voters, and then whatever bad shit (like avian flu) hits the fan, we're gonna get Trump again and then everything is gonna be proper fucked.

qkslvrwolf, to random
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You're insane for using methane in your house.

qkslvrwolf, to random
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And herein are some videos of how government is gonna work if the single-issue voters get a bunch of republicans elected.

https://digbysblog.net/2024/05/22/thugocracy/

crooksandliars, to random
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qkslvrwolf,
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@crooksandliars that fascist ass still kicking around?

qkslvrwolf, to random
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qkslvrwolf, to random
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Companies should be able to read my private slack and realize that people will literally quit if you try and make them work on microsoft teams when they've used anything better.

Which is about anything.

qkslvrwolf, to random
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Panama gets their presidential inauguration day as a holiday wtf are we doing in America.

andrew, to random
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I mean … great. Yes. Do.

But this also feels like Dad buying you a swingset while the house is on fire.

I’m working on how to feel both of those things at once. https://journa.host/@w7voa/112484160031594121

qkslvrwolf,
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@andrew yeah what exactly is your problem here?

Goddamn everything Biden does is proof that doing popular things that are also good for people gets you precisely no credit or appreciation. That whole theory can be flushed.

afewbugs, to random
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"Just use Linux" is much like "just ride a bike" or "just shop at a refill store" - accessing the non default option can be time consuming, expensive or unavailable locally. We need to recognise you need a certain degree of privilege to have the capacity to complicate your life voluntarily. We need to be trying to make the better, harder thing more accessible, not blaming people for not using it.

qkslvrwolf,
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@afewbugs I would never say "just" use linux, but the several people I've gotten use use linux do, in fact, find it easier. Part of that is I'm there to get them over the hump, and part of the fact it is significantly easier for me to help them with any issues when they're on linux than windows or mac, as I am the family/friends IT guy and I haven't used either of those platforms in decades.

However, there is an insurmountable culture of "cool-to-think-a-thing-is-hard" and it has hit linux.

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