culture, competition (-)
One thing I really hate about my culture is its fetishization of competition. We create needless competition in business, sports, politics, etc. Why? It is destructive, it creates more losers than winners, and it wastes resources that could be better used to solve our collective problems. Proponents claim it spurs innovation and achievement. Bullshit: it spurs cheating and gaming the system. Competition of *ideas* is better served by *cooperation* to study them.
It’s Going Down / This Is America has a spectacular episode up entitled “At The End Of The World: Afrofuturism, Black Speculative Futures, And Black Transhumanism”. Check it ouuuutt: https://itsgoingdown.org/afrofuturism-black-speculative-futures-transhumanism/
podcast plug, prison uprisings
This is Hell recently had an episode on uprisings in St. Louis area jails that is well worth a listen, especially if you aren’t familiar with conditions in jails and resistance to their injustice. https://soundcloud.com/this-is-hell/tih20210429
Some classic car and transition art on birdsite: https://twitter.com/Veee_Eight/status/1390150286749192194?s=20
I'm watching an academic conference. We're nearly 20 minutes into a 30 minute presentation and the hosts are on screen trying to help the presenter--an 'applied scientist' from Amazon--set the security settings on her Mac so that the presentation software can share her screen.
Meanwhile, the host is showing off his "magnetic balls."
when all ur friends are furries
Got the squad on speed dial
TIL samurai litter collectors are a thing. https://youtu.be/vAr56H9dUXU
Gen-X, she/her, computer scientist. My 'sona's a snynx (snep/lynx) named Britt. Not from Iceland.
Yiff.Life is oriented towards those in the furry and LGBTQA+ communities.