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My contribution to :

Enjoy being where you are.

No you're neither Einstein, Napoleon, Jesus nor Muhammad.

But just enjoy being who you are.

Because if you fail to enjoy being who you are, you'll probably loose all the energy you actually *need* to become who you're actually *meant to be*.

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I keep phase-changing between being serious and being silly... and too rapidly at that I think...

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Is it okay if I don't follow as many people as I find so that I get followed by as many people as possible?

Because I don't want to follow as many people as I find, nor do I want to be followed by as many people as possible.

I've been traumatized by that game and I don't want to play anymore.

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Mental health, stress, anxiety, vague description of personal issues. 

It's about that time of year when people start wondering things like "hey, why isn't DECEMber the tenth month of the year?"

So it's time for my little lecture on Romans, calendars, and our friend Gaius Julius Caesar.

I'll be posting it as a tootchain replying to this one, but if you're impatient, here's the whole thing:

So: โ€œWhy isnโ€™t the new year on winter solstice?โ€

The answer, honestly, is that the Romans had no fucking idea how to run a calendar.

me and the guys at the combination business meeting/ammonite pride event

Since getting laid off, I have yet to receive my last pay cheque or severance ๐Ÿ˜”

I'm available for short term freelancing gigs if you know anyone looking!

I live the new Razr. Though obviously it's still priced like a Halo product way beyond my purchasing power for the foreseeable future. Significantly more affordable than the other flagship foldables tho.

I'm trying to track down a 19th century French polymath -- engineer, economist, possibly public administrator. Did work on infrastructure, particularly sewers and/or water supply, bridges, and railroads.

I _think_ he also made an observation of the economic logic of multi-class passenger railroad service and amenities of accommodations (intentionally poor lowest-class service).

Likely active ~1840 - 1860.

My Web-fu is gives nil.

And here's Jule Dupuit's argument for why third-class rail service is so poor, in a nutshell:

"It is not because of the several thousand francs which they would have to spend to cover the third class wagons or to upholster the benches. ...

"Its goal is to stop the traveler who can pay for the second class trip from going third class. It hurts the poor not because it wants them to personally suffer, but to scare the rich."

Neuroscientist (and accomplished comic artist) Matteo Farinella unpacks a serious issue in the practice of modern science: "Scientific knowledge is drowning in a flood of research"
(Plus- Claude Lรฉvi-Strauss)

Honor abduction:

I don't normally post cat photos but this one got me laughing: the largest instance on the #fediverse is being transferred from the ownership of #pixiv to a new company called โ€œCrossgate Co., Ltd. and Russell Co., Ltd.โ€

The Matrix, 1999: Morpheus inserts a giant TRRS plug into Neo's head

The Matrix, 2019: Morpheus tries for 20 minutes to pair a Bluetooth neural interface to Neo's head before finally giving up

Yesterday, we won a legal ruling against the Department of Homeland Security, and filed another lawsuit against the agency. It's time to shine a light on the agencyโ€™s use of Rapid DNA technology on migrant families at the border.

"The data... encompasses lab results, doctor diagnoses and hospitalization records, among other categories, and amounts to a complete health history, including patient names and dates of birth." #privacy #security

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