& 'Looking at writers within the context of their time' should mean asking 'did they challenge what was bad within their time or did they embrace it?'

“The thing about giving a pass to writers from ‘a different era’ is that they weren’t the only voices of their time - they just drowned out the ones who did better.”

some surprising sustainability 

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A friend sent me this and it made me think about that blazingly spot-on thing popstar wrote about tire-out tactics.

@queeranarchism @ghost_bird i reckon the answer here is yes but so far the incentives have been misaligned

think about how far down to the physically possible chip makers have pushed the silicone transitor design

the incentive there being: more transitors on less space == more speed!
or something like that

there was never any incentive for let's use potato starch, or anything else outlandish, because the mining of the material is so far externalized.

Recommended viewing: "The Black Vests: Inside France's Undocumented Movement" by Redfish
cw: police brutality, riot cops, racism, deportations,

@FirstProgenitor @efi

Yeah, same. Unfortunately some transmasc men, driven by insecurity take on toxic masculinity and do it extra hard to prove their manliness to the cis. If uncorrected, their behavior can become to norm in a community.

It is very important for transmasc communities to not see themselves as above and immume to this. For elder transmasc folkx to guide young trans boys & for all to listen when women and feminine people express discomfort about a transmasc community.

“Looting is a natural response to the unnatural and inhuman society of commodity abundance. It instantly undermines the commodity as such, and it also exposes what the commodity ultimately implies: the army, the police and the other specialized detachments of the state’s monopoly of armed violence. What is a policeman? He is the active servant of the commodity, the man in complete submission to the commodity, whose job is to ensure that a given product of human labor remains a commodity, with the magical property of having to be paid for, instead of becoming a mere refrigerator or rifle—a passive, inanimate object, subject to anyone who comes along to make use of it.“

i used to be really into having the newest computer gadget. now i use refurbished hardware. it's so much cheaper. it lasts. it reduces landfill waste. it's great, and i don't really feel like i am missing out on much tech-wise.

here are some tips if you need tech stuff but don't want to spend a lot of money, support horrible companies, and such (1/n)

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Yeah, I'm thinking the same.

And able bodied people maybe could eventually have a lot of tech luxury just for the fun of it, but only after (and if) we've developed completely new technology that isn't so demanding on our ecosystem and society.
Which may take decades, maybe centuries, because 'truly consider the complete impact of every resource you use' has never driven the direction of our inventions before..

@queeranarchism This is a vvvvv important point thank you. I tend to envision high tech but only the tech that's nessacary. Eg. for food production. Able bodied neurotypical people don't need smart homes. I guess distributed in as fair a way possible, the same as everything else. Reckon we could achieve this with recycling what's already out of the ground. (This is a sort of speculative out loud thinking not me debating!)

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