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With my huge hearing loss, I've noticed something.

Really often, when I don't hear and ask people to repeat, they'll tell me stuff like "oh no, that wasn't important" instead of just saying it once again. They may even be mad at me.

It makes me feel really excluded, so I don't dare asking them to repeat anything anymore. I act like I hear most of what they say, smile when they do and that's it...

Please, don't be mean. We're not trying to bother you, we just want to understand what you say.

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theyre trying so hard to save commercial real estate lmao

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What I'm listening to today: "Strega Wild Textures", Matthew Shapiro

Three minutes of strange but interesting noises (warning, a bit harsh) based around unusual feedback loops in the Strega patch points. The oscillator's pitch is being modulated by its own subharmonic, which produces rhythmic popping clicks on a chaotically determined tempo as it rapidly jumps from under to above human hearing range and back, until the clicks run together and something stranger happens.

youtube.com/watch?v=ZQtsdyXgwI

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I wouldn't know my place
A twisted play in gray
Your tiny hand reaches my skin
I'm taking you with me

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Ulster County, NY is holding a design contest for the I Voted stickers to be handed out this fall among high school students

The vote is open to anyone and there is an obvious correct choice

elections.ulstercountyny.gov/i

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@\muchverve@twitter.com:

> “Star Trek is woke now”

> the main characters of Deep Space Nine include Black Jesus, Bisexual Terrorist, Trans Worm, Doctor Twink with his boyfriend Fashion Lizard, Traumatized Goo, Communist Himbo, and Pro-Union Irishman

twitter.com/muchnerve/status/1

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Behold! #MastoArt #curator @Curator #MastoPrompts a bit late but here it is: “Best friends” watercolour on Bockingford paper.

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@Curator #CuratorPrompts #CuratorPrompts81 #MicroFiction #TootFic #ShortStory #SmallStories

"You may take one of these bags," said the Witch, her face hidden by a large hat brim.

"What's in them?" I asked.

"One holds mountains and lakes and villages to explore. One holds a house for a family to live in forever happily. Others... who knows?"

"Does any of them contain some charm that will let me see your face?"

The Witch smiled, I think, but did not answer.

One bag rustled slightly.

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On the "blockchain isn't decentralized" thing, technically a #blockchain system is distributed redundant storage of a single database. It's not a decentralized database system. But this kind of subtlety in distinction gets lost easily within hype-laden tech journalism.

By sheer volume of hype, blockchain systems were able to appropriate the word "decentralized".

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I grew up in a firefly-less area and now live in a place with lots of fireflies and I can never get over how nonchalant people are about the hundreds of glowing unearthly green lights every summer evening

It’s like “oh yeah, all the trees talk here. They speak in riddles. They don’t do that where you’re from?”

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A reminder that activists long gone are the sole reason any of us have any rights at all, that there is still fresh water to drink, and that there are still intact biomes on this planet. To live in one's time begins with understanding this.

Everything not saved will be lost.

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I'm mighty stoked and excited to let you all know about a new boutique consultancy my partner and I have launched.

It's called Nīkau, and it's got a lot to give. nikau.io

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I've decided to set the submission deadline for Issue 2 of #fantomesZine on July 31st since submissions are coming in pretty regularly, I think I'll aim to have the zine ready around October, it would be really fitting ^^

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