Something I hadn't considered before at conferences: poster sessions need to be physically spaced apart enough to let people with mobility devices through.

Having a cramped poster session is not only annoying for the presenters, but it prevents people in wheelchairs from being able to talk to presenters in the first place

I'm not saying that rich people shouldn't exist. I'm perfectly okay with there being rich people. There just need to be sane limits. A few people shouldn't be able to hoard such vast wealth while so many suffer.

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I've really come around to the opinion that there should be no billionaires.

The amount where someone can live life as they want, have pretty much anything and never lack for themselves or their family again is WELL below a billion.

Let's turn billionaires into millionaires.

Remember, folks. If you're buying or selling an item, either online or in real life, and the other party is making the transaction difficult, becomes offended at questions, or otherwise doesn't just want to complete the transaction smoothly, it's most certainly a scam. Walk away.

ukpol, history of prorogation 

So parliament has been prorogued when:

An absolute monarch attempted to shut down instruments of dual power.

A conservative government attempted to block democratization reforms.

The nobility attempted to block nationalization reforms.

A conservative government attempted to dodge accountability for corruption.

Every time the prorogation has led to the implementation of what those in power were fighting against. We live in interesting times, comrades

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legit always a little disappointed when I'm reading a fantasy novel or playing a fantasy game and going North leads to a colder climate

damn, you're imagining a whole new world and cosmology but you can't imagine a southern hemisphere

Andean music, Spanish, trippy YouTube video, politics (if you catch them) 

Like a bit of Spanish practice with a song? Check the video and try to get what it is about. I'll add translated lyrics and a commentary from the composers this evening.
Hint: the video is a big spoiler!

Premio de Consuelo
youtube.com/watch?v=yIKCkAmoHB

Tech company mention 

> It’s time to regulate tech platforms with laws, not fines

theverge.com/interface/2019/7/

ABOLISH TARGETED ADVERTISING

If you're not in favour of universal and unconditional:

🍍 Housing
🍍 Drinkable water
🍍 Food
🍍 Medical care
🍍 Income

If it's your considered belief that some people literally deserve to die of starvation or exposure or something because they aren't good enough at *making money*:

You're a monster, please un-follow me

Facebook Messenger still scans all messages, even with end-to-end encryption. Scanning is done locally on the device before text messages are sent and after received messages are decrypted.

Facebook privacy lol

forbes.com/sites/kalevleetaru/

gab 

fedi: [loads of vulnerable people spend their precious time compiling and distributing lists of nazi instances, coordinating blocks, discussing tactics]

vice: attention dignified readers, mastodon is nazis now

¿Se han fijado que el español distingue el lugar donde se preparan masas saladas de masas dulces? Les decimos "panadería" y "pastelería", pero, por ejemplo, en inglés y en italiano es "hornería" indistintamente. El francés también hace esa distinción, entre "boulangerie" y "pâtisserie".
¿Saben de más?

Hola gente! Desde febrero que estaba en Mastodon y todavía con una sola cuenta, ya era hora. Pretendo escribir en español por aquí, pero si empiezo a hablar en chileno incomprensible, me avisan y explico/traduzco/lo-que-haga-falta.
Debería poner otra foto de perfil para no confundirme, pero creo que esa es la única foto de mi cara que hay de los últimos 5 años :P

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