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A spectre is haunting libraries --the spectre of CC BY-SA.

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Hey there! I'm Carlos (he/him). I'm a librarian living in Argentina. I just transferred from Fosstodon, which is awesome and all, but I'm no techie and I didn't feel like I was in my element. Other than reading, I love anime, and I'm a massive fan of the Megami Tensei game series.

My favourite books are Proust's 'In Search of Lost Time' and Richepin's 'Contes de la décadence romaine.'

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break up with your partner so they can do a New Relationship+

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the fundamental problem of political philosophy  

Reich is at his profoundest ...when he refuses to accept ignorance or illusion on the part of the masses as an explanation of fascism, & demands an explanation that will take their desires into account, an explanation formulated in terms of desire: no, the masses were not innocent dupes; at a certain point, under a certain set of conditions, they wanted fascism, & it is this perversion of the desire of the masses that needs to be accounted for.”

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People saying that theory is not important are basically promoting anti intellectualism on the left. Theory provides the mental framework for understanding the underlying problems of capitalism and why these problems can't be addressed without significant structural changes.

Without this understanding people open to manipulation by opportunists precluding any serious organization. Real change requires long term commitment and understanding what it is that needs to be changed and why.

Broke: "I don't understand Sarazanmai."
Woke: "After reading the Slovenian Lacanians, I still don't understand Sarazanmai."

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@polymerwitch Kobo is cheap, linux-based and you can install alternative firmware on it. I've been using one (the same one) for some 7-8 years now.

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Not book related, may remind you of your age 

Videogame characters aren't supposed to age. Mario doesn't age! 3 years passed for Red and he became a godlike figure on the top of a mountain, so phantasmatic he couldn't even utter words! Heather grew up in Silent Hill 3 and it was traumatic to say the least. Yet Tony Hawk is a human for whom time never stopped.

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Not book related, may remind you of your age 

So what kind of signifier is Tony Hawk supposed to be nowadays in the Pro Skater remakes? He can't mean "young" and "cool" like in the nineties. Should we feel young again or are we the new seniors playing Wii Sports?

If the Real Academia Española exists, then everything in Spanish is permitted.

religion 

The best part of feeling guilt 24/7 is that Lent doesn't really affect me and Shrove Tuesday is all about having an excuse for an extra nice meal.

Reading a pirated PDF of a book on Ethics, enjoyment is twofold.

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This is what we mean when we talk about "financialization." Uber is a finance shell-game, one that can only be sustained by the destruction of all public transit, all restaurants, basic worker protections and the minimum wage.

And once it has taken that brutal toll on workers and the real economy, once it has fleeced the last investor lured into paying to excavate a little more of the pile of shit, it will collapse.

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We reviewed the privacy and security of the most popular dating apps so you can swipe left on the ones with #PrivacyNotIncluded

Original tweet : twitter.com/mozilla/status/136

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@hurtado y'all gotta be careful out there. you'll be living your best cis life, but one day you put on a little too much nail polish and BAM! trans.


Broke: saying you're a shonen manga fan because of Naruto/Boku no Hero Academia/whatever.
Woke: saying you're a shonen manga fan because of Ao no Flag.

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