"Für jeden Jungen, von dem stets erwartet wird, dass er alles zu wissen habe, gibt es ein Mädchen, das es leid ist, dass niemand ihrer Intelligenz vertraut."
** Many people have told me this is one element in Peter Watts' "Blindsight", which is available for free (to read online, or as PDF, mobi, or epub) on his website: https://rifters.com/real/Blindsight.htm Looks interesting. **
TIL In 1975, the women of Iceland went on strike
As in not paid work, house work, child-rearing, or anything else expected of women at the time. Most schools closed. Bank execs ended up working teller positions. Flights got cancelled because flight attendants didn't show up
The country basically shut down for a day
I think I was very much ready to have this thing presented to me that took a lot of the things I'd been thinking about for the past few years and bundled them all together in a coherent whole and gave them a name. I'd already been thinking a lot about accessibility, efficiency, oxygen, equity, repairability, beauty, greenery, DC, worker's rights, electrical safety, the power of optimism - solarpunk is a convenient wrapper for how I've already been thinking, and it extends it to new areas.
We watch the asteroid approaching Earth.
"Any regrets?" you ask.
"I'm a virgin," I say before I can stop myself.
"Yeah," you say, "not many have experienced being hit by an asteroid."
I force a laugh.
We watch the asteroid approach.
You take my hand, hold it. It'll do.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
Unless you have a very good reason not to, or are publicly known anyway, there is really no need for you to use your real name or photo online.
Back in the 90s when i first discovered the internet, this was common knowledge. Nobody used their real name on forums or share personal information without considering the consequences. Those few who did were promptly told that's a bad idea.
It seems somehow we unlearned this, right when corporations started monetizing that information.
@GyrosGeier which ones?
@necrosis not sure if I should play around with it before or after killing it with fire...
Alternativlos Podcast Nr 42 mit Joscha Bach. Meine Knoten im Hirn haben Knoten im Hirn. Saugeil. http://alternativlos.org/42/
Professional Dreamer, a life written in a minor key. Romanticises misty northern forests.
chaos.social - because anarchy is much more fun with friends.
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