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Downsized dwellings: Inside Tokyo's tiny living spaces | The Japan Times


https://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2019/04/20/lifestyle/tokyos-tiny-living-spaces/
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Men and women were never meant to be pitted in #competition, but rather to function as #complementary units to raise families. When we push against nature’s will, the results are predictably disastrous. Our society has been so atomized, even the most basic building blocks are part of the rubble. If we have any hope at all, men and women must stop viewing each other as adversaries, we must rebuild the traditional family, and men and women must also find positive relationships of the same sex for mutual support in a dying civilization, so that we may forge durable bonds that survive the coming darkness and ultimately rebuild.

It was hard to choose just one quote, but let's keep it (somewhat) positive, ok? #feminism #fail #... show more


 

Bernie undermines..... #Bernie....with #capitalism....


Bernie's dreams of socialism destroyed by his best selling book:
  • ### Providing an in-demand product justifies high incomes for those who produce it:
When confronted as being among those he has long villainized, #Sanders became defensive:
“I wrote a best-selling book,” he declared. “If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too.”
Translation:
"I made my money fair and square, so quit hassling me about it."
  • You can make a lot of money if you

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Billionaires' eagerness to contribute to Notre Dame de Paris' reconstruction draws backlash

The criticism comes after Francois Henri Pinault and Bernard Arnault — both billionaires — each pledged more than $100 million to the restoration efforts. The rivals have a history of one-upmanship.

A common position among critics: The mega-donations prove social problems could be quickly addressed if the wealthy were motivated to do so.

So when wealthy Frenchmen quickly pledged massive donations, some associated with the movement balked. “If they can give tens of millions to rebuild Notre Dame, then they should stop telling us there is no money to help with the social emergency,” The Washington Post quotes Philippe Martinez, head of the CGT trade union.
True - why not become a well-known philanthropist by donating money to welfare or by raising the company's salary so that one's own employees don't have to struggle making ends meet? Oh, yes, because it's up to them wherefore to spend money. If the... show more


 
What an Olympic medalist, homeless in Seattle, wants you to know | The Seattle Times https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/homeless/olympic-medal-winning-cyclist-rebecca-twigg-is-homeless-in-seattle/ #society


 

Prometheans and Pastoralists

The unique characteristics of software as a technological medium have an impact beyond the profession itself. To understand the broader impact of software eating the world, we have to begin by examining the nature of technology adoption processes.
#society #technology #sociology #software #innovation #entrepreneur #SiliconValley
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Breaking Smart: Prometheans and Pastoralists (breakingsmart)


 
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Oops, I just realised that I forgot to tell you about:

Blackboard Jungle, Part 5: Cogito Ergo Sum


Why do we bloat the curriculum with knowledge perfectly irrelevant to the majority of graduates, and so waste precious time (we could use to solidify fundamental skills and comprehension)?

#Politics #Society #Education #Skills #Philosophy

(Note: Each part may be read independently.)

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Understanding Wikipedia as a social network to imagine the struggle of fighting trolls there

It is also a place where editors can experience relentless harassment. In 2016, Pax Ahimsa Gethen, a trans male Wikipedian, was persistently hit with personal attacks over several months. Gethen, 49, who uses the pronouns “they” and “them,” said the anonymous harasser posted that they were “insufferable” and “unloved,” that they belonged in an internment camp and that they should kill themself. Gethen said the user also publicly posted their deadname, the name they used before transitioning.

Sydney Poore, a community health strategist with the foundation, said that when the free encyclopedia was established in 2001, it initially attracted lots of editors who were “tech-oriented” men. That led to a culture that was not always accepting of outside opinions, said Poore, who has edited Wikipedia for 13 years.

According to anonymous interviews described by the foundation, users have
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I Am Not a Feminist


Fighting for equality is no competition. As long as you have not internalised that, you will not get anywhere.

#Feminism #InternationalWomensDay #IWD #Society #Politics

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The left-behind v the metropolitan elite? That's a lazy, harmful cliche #Brexit #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Politics #UKnews #Poverty #Society #Socialexclusion #Classissues #Inequality


 
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#Derveni #Papyrus #Macedonia #Museum #Thessaloniki #Archeology

#Oldest #book of #Europe dates around 340 B.C. The Derveni Papyrus is of immense importance not only for the study of #Greek #religion and #philosophy, which is the basis for the western philosophical thought, but also because it serves as a proof of the early dating of the Orphic poems offering a distinctive version of Presocratic philosophers. The text of the Papyrus, which is the first book of western #tradition, has a #global significance, since it reflects universal #human values: the need to explain the #world, the desire to belong to a human #society with known rules and the agony to confront the end of life.


 
#Derveni #Papyrus #Macedonia #Museum #Thessaloniki #Archeology 340 B.C.

The #oldest #book of #Europe. The Derveni Papyrus is of immense importance not only for the study of #Greek #religion and #philosophy, which is the basis for the western philosophical thought, but also because it serves as a proof of the early dating of the Orphic poems offering a distinctive version of Presocratic philosophers. The text of the Papyrus, which is the first book of western #tradition, has a #global significance, since it reflects universal #human values: the need to explain the #world, the desire to belong to a #human #society with known rules and the agony to confront the end of life.


 
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#Derveni #Papyrus #Macedonia #Museum #Thessaloniki 340 B.C.

The #oldest #book of #Europe. The Derveni Papyrus is of immense importance not only for the study of #Greek #religion and #philosophy, which is the basis for the western philosophical thought, but also because it serves as a proof of the early dating of the Orphic poems offering a distinctive version of Presocratic philosophers. The text of the Papyrus, which is the first book of western #tradition, has a #global significance, since it reflects universal #human values: the need to explain the #world, the desire to belong to a #human #society with known rules and the agony to confront the end of life.


 
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#Derveni #Papyrus #Macedonia #Museum #Thessaloniki 340 B.C.

The #oldest #book of #Europe. The Derveni Papyrus is of immense importance not only for the study of #Greek #religion and #philosophy, which is the basis for the western philosophical thought, but also because it serves as a proof of the early dating of the Orphic poems offering a distinctive version of Presocratic philosophers. The text of the Papyrus, which is the first book of western #tradition, has a #global significance, since it reflects universal #human values: the need to explain the #world, the desire to belong to a #human #society with known rules and the agony to confront the end of life.


 
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#Derveni #Papyrus #Macedonia #Museum #Thessaloniki 340 B.C.

The #oldest #book of #Europe. The Derveni Papyrus is of immense importance not only for the study of #Greek #religion and #philosophy, which is the basis for the western philosophical thought, but also because it serves as a proof of the early dating of the Orphic poems offering a distinctive version of Presocratic philosophers. The text of the Papyrus, which is the first book of western #tradition, has a #global significance, since it reflects universal #human values: the need to explain the #world, the desire to belong to a #human #society with known rules and the agony to confront the end of life.


 
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#Derveni #Papyrus #Macedonia 340 B.C.

The #oldest #book of #Europe. The Derveni Papyrus is of immense importance not only for the study of #Greek #religion and #philosophy, which is the basis for the western philosophical thought, but also because it serves as a proof of the early dating of the Orphic poems offering a distinctive version of Presocratic philosophers. The text of the Papyrus, which is the first book of western #tradition, has a #global significance, since it reflects universal #human values: the need to explain the #world, the desire to belong to a #human #society with known rules and the agony to confront the end of life.


 
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#DerveniPapyrus #oldest #book #Europe 340 B.C.

The Derveni Papyrus is of immense importance not only for the study of #Greek religion and #philosophy, which is the basis for the western philosophical thought, but also because it serves as a proof of the early dating of the Orphic poems offering a distinctive version of Presocratic philosophers. The text of the Papyrus, which is the first #book of western #tradition, has a global significance, since it reflects universal #human values: the need to explain the #world, the desire to belong to a #human #society with known rules and the agony to confront the end of life.


 
Europe's unflinching tales of #MeToo and xenophobia land in London #Theatre #Stage #Culture #Puppetry #Europe #Worldnews #MeToomovement #Dementia #Society


 
Ireland's attempts to secularise its schools have turned to farce | Emer O'Toole #Schools #Children #Educationpolicy #Ireland #Education #Europe #Politics #Society #UKnews #Worldnews


 
Filling a gap: the clandestine gang fixing Rome illegally #Cities #Italy #Europe #Society #Infrastructure


 

Petition to ban Swedish Youtube star Pewdiepie didn't surprise him at all

Felix went to counter the allegations of instances in which he had been accused of propagating white supremacy. Some of them, according to the Felix, were fake and didn't happen at all, while the others he explained by saying that hey happened a long time ago.

The response comes after Maria Ruiz's petition, which called for putting a stop to normalizing white supremacy on the internet and referred to PewDiePie's channel as hotbed of fomenting white-supremacist ideas, gathered over 77,000 signatures.

This is not the first time that the Swedish content-creator has faced flak for racism and white-supremacist content. In 2017, US's Wall Street Journal uncovered nine videos and clips of the Swede in which he can allegedly be seen displaying anti-Semitic and racist content.
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Scientists made a detailed “roadmap” for meeting the Paris climate goals. It’s eye-opening. - Vox


#climatechange #globalwarming #science #society


 
#society #culture #freedom #statism #anarchism #agorism #voluntaryism
EXIT Society: The Statist Servile Society

The Vonu Podcast: EXIT Society: The Statist Servile Society | The Vonu Podcast


 


Pedophile Politicians and the BSA

#Sick #Society


 
Decision on titanium dioxide follows industry lobbying and could be illegal, critics say

A suspected carcinogen found in spray paints, sun creams and varnishes will not receive a cautionary health label, under European Union proposals seen by the Guardian.

In what campaigners say is an unprecedented and potentially illegal step, the European commission has dropped a recommendation from its chemicals advisers for mandatory health warnings on all inhalable liquid forms of titanium dioxide (TiO2). #EuropeanUnion #Cancer #Health #Europe #Society #Worldnews


 

Pakistani woman alleges husband of having shaved her head, stripped her naked and hit her with a pole

In the video - which shows her bruised face and shaven head - the 22-year-old said she had been attacked after refusing to dance in front of her husband's friends at their home in Lahore.
What an indecent prick. May his carcass rot in hell.
Mr Faisal - who has denied torture - and an employee of his are both in police custody.

Many people took to Twitter to denounce domestic violence in Pakistan, and criticised the sharing of a video purporting to show Ms Aziz dancing with her husband.
What is wrong with those people and their eagerness to share video footage of committed crimes? I already saw this when oh-so many concerned people on the internet wanted to share the mosque shooter's live video footage. To share it around the world like a video of cats doesn't serve any journalistic purpose and only hails the murderer's deeds. The only ones you should share it with are actual journalists who follo... show more


 
Researchers found screen use before bedtime to be unrelated to mental health problems

Screen time has little effect on the psychological wellbeing of teenagers, regardless of whether they use devices for hours a day or just before bedtime, according to a study by researchers at Oxford University.

The research, based on analysis of the screen use of more than 17,000 teenagers across Ireland, the US and the UK, found use of screens before bedtime was completely unrelated to psychological wellbeing, and screen time more generally had a “minuscule” effect on wellbeing in teenagers when compared with other activities in an adolescent’s life. #Children #Health #Technology #UKnews #Ireland #USnews #Society #Internet #Europe #Worldnews


 

When this eBook store closes, your books disappear too

It’s a reminder, one I think which needs repeating regularly, of the shift in how we define ownership in the always-online era. In this case it’s about books, but it’s the same with most of your digital purchases - we’re increasingly leasing our minor belongings, which I think means leasing aspects of our memories and even personalities too.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47810367

If you can't download it, you don't own it. If it's not in an openly documented format, you don't own it. If it requires a proprietary application, or proprietary code to read/watch/listen/view, you don't own it.

Credit to Microsoft for recognizing this and refunding the books in this case. Still it does not solve the underlying problem with the model. Only we as consumers can change that, so I guess it's safe to assume there will be no change.

#drm #ebook #ownership #society


 

YouTube experiences a hard time combatting extremism and conspiracy theories

The massive “library,” generated by users with little editorial oversight, is bound to have untrue nonsense. Instead, YouTube’s problem is that it allows the nonsense to flourish. And, in some cases, through its powerful artificial intelligence system, it even provides the fuel that lets it spread.

YouTube still has struggled to explain any new corporate vision to the public and investors – and sometimes, to its own staff. Five senior personnel who left YouTube and Google in the last two years privately cited the platform’s inability to tame extreme, disturbing videos as the reason for their departure.

Somewhere along the last decade, he added, YouTube prioritized chasing profits over the safety of its users. “We may have been hemorrhaging money,” he said. “But at least dogs riding skateboards never killed anyone.”
Don't be too quick to judge. Who knows how many dogs have died when t... show more


 
Chernobyl’s cover-up is a warning for our nuclear future | Kate Brown #Chernobylnucleardisaster #Nuclearpower #Environment #Cancer #Health #Society #Belarus #Europe #Worldnews #Cumbria


 
The #Universe is #fucking with me. It's my turn on the #chopping block again.

Our #society has turned to utter #shit.


 
UN delegates discuss restrictions to lethal autonomous weapons systems that use AI
#robot and #society


 
Children in low-income families suffer 'shame and social exclusion' #Foodpoverty #UKnews #Poverty #Socialexclusion #Society #Health #Europe #Children


 
Christian right summit in Verona draws massive protest #Italy #Europe #Worldnews #Christianity #Religion #LGBTrights #Abortion #Health #Society #Women


 
Revealed: Vietnamese children vanish from Dutch shelters to be trafficked into Britain #Childrights #Slavery #Socialcare #Children #Society #Netherlands #Europe #Worldnews


 
Now’s the right time to signal distress | Brief letters #Brexit #Politics #Alzheimers #Wine #Health #Society #Food #France #Europe #Worldnews


 
Same-sex marriage and Northern Ireland | Letters #Gaymarriage #Marriage #Sexuality #Lifeandstyle #Society #LGBTrights #Worldnews #NorthernIreland #UKnews #Scotland


 
The French must drink less wine, say health officials #France #Europe #Alcohol #Wine #Society #Health #Worldnews #Food


 

Presidential candidate Joe Biden condemns «white man's culture»

"In the 1900s so many women were dying at the hands of their husbands because they were chattel, just like the cattle, or the sheep, that the court of Common Law decided they had to do something about the extent of the deaths. You know what they said? No man has a right to chastise his woman with a rod thicker than the circumference of his thumb. This is English Jurisprudential culture, a white man's culture. It's got to change. It's got to change," Biden demanded.

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Senate discusses stricter gun control in red flag cases

Red flag laws—also called extreme risk protection orders—allow law enforcement or civilians to petition a judge to have firearms removed from the possession of someone who they believe is at risk of harming themselves or others. The individual has the opportunity to protest the order. If it’s enacted, however, they may not purchase or posses a firearm for a minimum of 180 days.

Those in favor of red flag laws state the regulation can prevent violence, particularly suicides. Those in opposition argue that unless the law addresses the value of the second amendment and provides for due process, it can be used to disarm innocent people.
You're no longer innocent when you possess a gun you are able to use. From this moment on, you are suspicious.
Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) co-sponsored legislation with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) proposing federal red flag laws after the 2018 Parkland school shooting, but it was unsuccessful. Sen. Marco Rubio
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Be Nice

Little things make co-existing that much more tolerable. Be nice and think of others.

#kindness #thoughtfulness #altruism #society


 
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Be Nice

Little things make co-existing that much more tolerable. Be nice and think of others.

#kindness #thoughtfulness #altruism #society


 

Revolutionary Ideas in Science, Math, and Society [video]


Eric Weinstein is a mathematician, economist, physicist, and managing director of Thiel Capital. He formed the “intellectual dark web” which is a loosely assembled group of public intellectuals…
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19458503
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Post stats: Points: 123 - Comments: 54 - 2019-03-21T23:56:08Z

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Сегодня утром с удовольствием посмотрел передачу "Игра в бисер" с Игорем Волгиным по ТВ "Культура" (к слову, единственный отечественный телеканал который ещё, хотя бы фрагментарно, можн... show more


 

Does Britain persecute «thought criminals»?


According to Green, Farrow had “misgendered” her 26-year-old child, Jackie, who, born male, became Britain’s youngest transsexual at the age of 16. In addition, Green claims that Farrow committed “hate incidents” when she wrote on Twitter that the penile inversion surgery that Jackie underwent in Thailand was “mutilation,” “castration,” and “child abuse.”

Let this sink in for a moment, because the latter words mentioned in the chapter, if she used them truly, are far beyond misgendering but go rather towards intentionally insulting the victim, spreading lies and agitating hatred. This also goes far beyond free speech, it reminds me of Trump's language.

Some may find Farrow’s tweets wrong or bluntly put. But others would agree that altering children’s genitals and setting them up for a lifetime of complications (including sterility and sexual dysfunction) does indeed constitute “mutilation” and is indee... show more