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> “You have to understand they are very scary,” Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab Executive Director David Li says, referring to the grandpas and grandmas who make up the tiny car’s target market. He is completely serious. “They’re Mao’s Red Guards. Do you think they care about officials cracking down on them when they’re in their 70s?”

In China, Tesla's a niche player compared to the homegrown industry of tiny, low-powered, often kinda illegal electric cars: restofworld.org/2021/tesla-vs- 🐘

possible interpretation of history 

1. computer as weapon
2. computer as joke
3. computer as nerdy hobby
4. computer as panacea
5. computer as harmless inevitability
6. computer as real estate
7. computer as weapon

I'm kind of annoyed that "self-care" has become conflated with "treat yourself". Yes, sometimes treating yourself can be an act of self care

But most of prioritizing self care is meeting your core needs. It's telling yourself it's ok to take time to eat a healthy meal or take a shower. It's making sure you put the things you need to be healthy at a higher priority

The whole "self care is luxuries" captialist takeover of an important mental health concept just chaps me

Windows 11 is coming out soon, but I'm waiting for Windows for Groupwork 11.3

Are there any peertube instances of content friendly to / aimed toward kids?

nice work everyone on turning the fadecandy readme commit comment thread into a better piece of art than anything fadecandy has been used to build

it's only trance if it's made in the trans flag region of france otherwise it's just sparkling dance music

ageism and ableism 

listening to leftie podcast and it just casually remarks that teenagers can't be trusted with decisions cos their brains are not fully-formed. it still shocks me how casually people I trust will mobilise the same pseudoscience rhetoric used by racists and gender reactionaries.

"yeah but studies show that teenagers don't have a developed sense of consequences" you know who else doesn't have a developed sense of consequences? adhd folk. for brain reasons, we're starved for dopamine and can't project time well, we can only really connect to the present moment (some of the diagnostic criteria for adhd include "getting a drug addiction", "having a crime sheet", "attraction to extreme sports" and "traffic fines").

I'm 37, which means I have lived independently for 20 years. I took a lot of risks in these 20 years (and before too, when parents weren't looking, but you know). I was taking significant risks *yesterday*. If you live a whole life attracted to risk-taking sometimes things go wrong, do you know how I feel when I have to deal with the consequences of my behaviour? Ask any teenager, big grin, "worth it". I wouldn't live any other way.

Now, I'm a parent too (I've been a parent for a long time (I took some risks)), so I can tell you the secret, the real reason why parents rationalise coercion: We don't get the rewards, only the downsides. If my kid wants to do boxing I get worried out of my mind about the risk of brain damage, yet I myself enjoy boxing, for the same reasons they do. But when they do it I don't get the experience, I don't get the thrill of finding an opening in someone's guard and fitting in a hook. When they do it I only get the worry. My kid should be throughly informed of the risks and protective measures and alternatives, but if in the end they want to do it, I don't have a right to stop them any more than a worried girlfriend has to coerce what I do, and if you believe I can be free, ask yourself, why do you think that doesn't apply to teenagers?

Unless you're advocating that neurodiv folk like me should be constrained too, for our own good, in which case I'll call some teenagers and riot. Be careful, we have a defective sense of consequences.

peertube admin rant 

the spam is understandable but what grinds my gears really is the people who will treat an instance like their own personal file server without regarding the server's rules at all

I often go to post "x should be free" but then i remember that everything should be free and the idea of exchanging currency for goods and services is fucked up

I have decided to leave #matrix.

The main reasons are very clearly explained here: hackea.org/notas/matrix.html

@djsundog nobody really knows what mastering does, just that it makes the toots ready for the radio.

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