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coffeesp00ns  ·  5 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 418th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

coffeesp00ns  ·  12 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Memo from the Joint Chiefs of Staff

these pictures are strangely baroque.

coffeesp00ns  ·  40 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Money talks - Pornhub Just Purged All Unverified Content From the Platform

    But it also raises major questions about how much power payment processors hold. It's always unpopular speech that is targeted first.

This is what I'm concerned about. PornHub rightly deserves to burn.

coffeesp00ns  ·  42 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Money talks - Pornhub Just Purged All Unverified Content From the Platform

I fully concur that Pornhub (and its ilk) deserves to burn. It's a shitty company with shitty ethics.

My primary point in posting this is that you couldn't get them to move until the credit card companies did something about it. That should be, of course, unsurprising, if perhaps something that has continually surprised everyone as it's occurred over the past century that is 2020. See also - sports teams with racist logos not doing a damn thing until their sponsors threatened to pull funding.

my other reason to post this is that I do have a concern that social conservatives have used this strategy before, and will again, with success. Yes, PornHub deserves to burn, but it only existed in a form as shitty as it was because of all the restrictions we impose on sex workers of all kinds. We make them deal with shitty companies if they want to make a living, and we do it over and over again. Filing taxes as a sex worker sounds like a fucking nightmare.

Imagine, however, if we just like ... decriminalized it and put in health and safety regulations like any other job?

We'd have way fewer companies that are able to host child pornography because they're supported in the main by people who just want to get off. If you set the industry up like any other, it makes it much more difficult to traffic people, to film sell and distribute child pornography, to abuse actors, to engage in non-consensual acts.

But social conservatives aren't actually interested in those things. They just want to control people. Just like they're also not actually interested in the aborted fetuses of women, they just want to control the women. Same shit, different pile.

And that's why this shit worries me.

coffeesp00ns  ·  42 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Money talks - Pornhub Just Purged All Unverified Content From the Platform

Absolutely. I definitely have content I source from OnlyFans or Patreon because they are people I actively want to support - Ethical porn consumption is something I think about quite a bit.

But the problem is that this issue doesn't go away if everyone migrates to OnlyFans - these groups just target OF instead. then Mastercard, Paypal, et al pull their support for OF, and all these people are left in the lurch. That's the issue that really concerns me.

coffeesp00ns  ·  55 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: An Important Failure - Rebecca Campbell

Ever read something that, when you finish it, you get an incredible need to show someone, anyone?

This was one of those.

coffeesp00ns  ·  70 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 408th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

This just showed up in my Youtube Recommended feed:

It's a fucking BOP, reminds me of some of the stuff KB sent me once. very much a pastiche of 80s new wave and synth sounds.

coffeesp00ns  ·  75 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 11, 2020

You're not necessarily the target market, but I assert that Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake is a better, more modern story that hits almost all of the exact same notes that Catcher does, despite in some ways being its total opposite - A trip away from New York instead of to it, for example.

If you're interested, I'd be curious to see your thoughts on it if you read it.

coffeesp00ns  ·  76 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Cargill plans to revisit the Age of Sail for fuel efficiency

So, Baader-Meinhoff, I just saw a video on this the other day, maybe even yesterday. They were also used in the Phillipines. I think the idea was ... "fine"? But not good enough to keep improving as the cost of gas was cheap.

Definitely something swipeable for future-tech.

coffeesp00ns  ·  76 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Cargill plans to revisit the Age of Sail for fuel efficiency

Oouu, biopunk. will check out, for sure, if only to see what he thinks about energy storage.

Flywheels, gravity batteries, springs, it's all interesting but none of them solve the problem as effectively as chemical batteries do. I could create some sort of magic to do it, but I'd rather see what I can extrapolate from first.

coffeesp00ns  ·  76 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Cargill plans to revisit the Age of Sail for fuel efficiency

So, as someone who's actively thinking about what our future looks like because I'm getting ready to write a speculative fiction novel, this is something I'd thought about as a potential solution, and it's interesting to look at the ways in which people are starting to work around fossil fuel without batteries.

coffeesp00ns  ·  79 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Biden Wins Presidency

I'm watching some clips from his acceptance speech now. All I can think is "... did they just successfully pull the democrats even further to the right of where they already were?" This guy sounds like a vintage republican.

I knew the Democrats were settling when they chose him, but geez.

coffeesp00ns  ·  85 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pan de Muerto

AH! I love these guys. The bakery I use to work for made Pain de Muerto as well. I love the sesame seeds - great touch!

    I see that Florida is still tied between Biden and Trump and I sincerely yearn to see it swallowed by the Atlantic.

and also,

Further, Idunno what your opinion of Sarah Kendzior is, but if you want to be driven to day-drink then have a listen to this: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/cbc-podcasts/381-radio-party-lines/episode/15806135-party-in-the-u.s.a-what-could-possibly-go-wrong

    State governments have to balance.

Our municipal governments work like that in relation to our provinces. They function as what we label "Creatures of the province", meaning that really they're just doing what work the province doesn't want to have to deal with on an administrative level.

It's incredibly annoying and leads to our provincial government meddling in the municipal affairs of our largest city. Which is ... Annoying. Yes, I realize I'm repeating that word but I'm so overloaded with negative emotions at this point in the year that I can't even bring myself to a more focused and pointed term for the banal daily evils of provincial politics (especially when we have more pressing provincial issues).

however, the point I want to bring up is that while you're right that central banks have summoned that money (I love your image, by the way, It's fantastic and apt as per usual), most functioning federal governments have been supporting their smaller provincial and state counterparts instead of actively stymying them as your federal government has. Your government could choose to, say, buy state bonds to keep your states afloat.

It has chosen not to.

And I think that this is something that's important to keep in mind in the discussion around this article. None of that had to happen. Choices were made - indeed, they're described here. So questioning who benefits from those choices is pretty important.

    But the younger millenials and generation z seem to, on average, have much healthier and positive ideas about what is cool, including sincerity and caring about others. It is inspiring and gives me hope. Maybe I can even find some small ways to help out again.

It's very punk, and I love it. The kids are, as they say, "all right". I'm trying to do what I can to support them as they make the world a better place.

coffeesp00ns  ·  88 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 28, 2020

Sure, Those are problems, but our current way of dealing with them is "Instead of trying to find those acceptabilities and safeguarding the intent, we're just going to avoid the issue to the detriment of anyone who is not an able-bodied, attractive, straight, cis, white man."

Some of them are pretty easy to figure out, in my opinion:

1.) saying that a group of people are objectively bad because of the colour of their skin is not acceptable. Further, saying that some people are not people because of the colour of their skin is not acceptable.

2.) saying that someone is lesser because of their gender is not acceptable.

3.) saying that someone is objectively bad, or lesser because of their sexuality is not acceptable.

4.) saying someone is lesser because of their disability isn't acceptable.

I manage to get through my life basically every day without breaching one of those rules. I don't even have to try, it's quite simple.

I'm from a country where the concept of free speech is fundamentally different than it is in the US, so the concept of "things you can't say" isn't some Orwellian, 1984-style bogeyman. It's just not being a piece of shit, and being held to account when you are.

coffeesp00ns  ·  88 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 28, 2020

As I just said to someone else on twitter:

The idea that we can just let views like his be aired in public and rely on "the truth" to repel them would be comical if it wasn't so sad and fundamentally misinformed about how public discourse actually works.

He can say what he wants in the privacy of his own home, but he shouldn't be allowed a platform. That is, of course, the paradox of tolerance. I know I fall on one side of it and many people here fall on the other side, but leaning on the masses to believe "the truth" and not a lie that reinforces their pre-conceived beliefs and notions is how US politics got to where it is right now (Canada of course has its own issues, much of it influenced by your politics).

coffeesp00ns  ·  88 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 28, 2020

Apparently? And apparently Joe Rogan is still giving Info Wars a platform.

coffeesp00ns  ·  88 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 28, 2020

Maybe with Joe Rogan having Alex Jones on his podcast again, and spouting transphobic shit again, I can convince my brother to stop listening.

Unlikely.