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hanrahan Hanrahan @slrpnk.net

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Matrix - A Pit of Abuse with Government Ties
  • Wtf ? I use it semi often and have never enxouterd it either. That seems a little off ? You make it sound like.its all over the place like with Discord.

  • Oh DO you now? 🙄
  • I just thought the very idea that I would need edge to download a file was dumb

    It is but the enshitification continues.

  • vaping
  • In glad The Greens insisted on rrmiving the need for.adults to need a prescription lifted to access vapes with the new laws and presceirotion only only is reserved for minors.

    Addiction is a health issue not a policing issie ffs

    If they are concerned about deaths they could stop building so many fuckibg roads and get better PT and cycle ways so we use less cars. 11,000 estimated deaths a year from car pollution, not a fucking dicky bird

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-02-24/air-pollution-modelling-university-of-melbourne-traffic/102015778

  • Do you own an electric mountain bike?
  • Yes, a Giant Trance 29er...single track and riding to the single track. Allows me to climb the trails instead of multiple shuttle runs., then ride home.

    And some fire road riding eg ride down to the nearby lake and have breakfast on a park bench with my partnernis a common one, once a week or so.

  • New evidence US blocked Ukraine-Russia peace deal, and a new Ukrainian excuse for walking away
  • How much are you paid to be a shill for the US Deep State?

    About tree fiddy!

  • A Rising Enforcement of Censorship
  • Last time I sent one was,.10 years ago maybe ? I can't.remember..

    Still.get them. Alas for 2FA

  • Cash crisis averted by $50 million bailout to keep Armaguard afloat
  • They were all over Telegram as well, i lurked for a while but after a few months I wonderd if the stupid might take by osmosis, so I left. Some of the shit, take an ounce of sanity and then roll it with a giant doobie if inanity and toke away.

    Like there was some dude saying Climate change wasn't real and sea levels could not risen and he had way to prove it... Put an ice cube in a glass of water and wait for it to melt..see, sea level rise is a lie and they all agreed with him that it was all bullshit. It took all my self control not punch myself in fave for wasting time hanging with these dipshits let alone wailing in frustration and reply about the entire education system failing them. Who do they Vote for ? Fucking hell

  • What's you favorite song lyric of all time?
  • No particular order

    And I find it kind of funny I find it kind of sad The dreams in which I'm dying Are the best I've ever had Tears for Fears, Mad World

    Despite all my rage, I'm still just a rat in a cage Bullet with butterfly wings - Smashing Pumpkins

    Something more melodramatic

    Well, the rifleman's stalking the sick and the lame Preacherman seeks the same, who'll get there first is uncertain Nightsticks and water cannons, tear gas, padlocks Molotov cocktails and rocks behind every curtain False-hearted judges dying in the webs that they spin Only a matter of time 'til the night comes stepping in Bob Dylan - Jokerman

    Superb acoustic cover here by John Cruz , just a dude, guitar and a pair of flip-flops.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpInpgRMUSM

    I have many many that resonate.

    On another note, Foster the People .with their "Pumped up Kicks" , what a juxtaposition, that incredible mix of what in the fucking hell lyrics, with a such a boppy tune. HeyYa from Outkast similarly I guess?.

  • What's the greatest invention of 21st century, in your opinion?
  • Can't tbink if anythung really, all we've done is refined some stuff butmaybe mRNA vaccines ?

    Mostly we've just enshitified everything and/or made it disposable..From headphones to entire operating systems etc.

  • Government waters down vaping ban to win support of Greens
  • Seems a big call to say workd leading ?

    https://laotiantimes.com/2023/11/30/laos-to-ban-e-cigarettes-amid-growing-concerns/

    The Lao government is set to amend its legislation on drug prevention and control to incorporate electronic cigarettes into the list of prohibited substances. This decision comes in response to the escalating issue of e-cigarette addiction, particularly among the youth population in the country.

    Don't know about enforcement over there though.

    And that seems a reasonable balance ??? Or am I.missing something, banning doesn't do shit but make it worse, turning a medical problem of addiction into a criminal one.

  • Picasso artworks put in female toilet as part of art gallery response to court ruling
  • Sex segregated spaces are allowed thogh?, is it just art spaces that aren't.

    Women's only gyms, women's only swimming pools.etc

    Some guy who lived near a ladies only pool in Sydney sued becase he wanted to use it but he lost.

  • Perth's ultra-tight property market is being squeezed even further by cash buyers

    www.abc.net.au How 'crazy' is Perth's housing market? Ask Craig Townsend, who just lost out on a home literally at the last minute

    If you want to get a sense of the "insane" nature of Perth's property market right now and the breakneck speed at which homes are selling, look no further than Craig Townsend's experiences last week.

    How 'crazy' is Perth's housing market? Ask Craig Townsend, who just lost out on a home literally at the last minute

    >"It's an A-grade shit show," he said, not mincing words.

    Rephrasing , the inevitable outcome of government and voters seeing housing as an investment and not a social need.

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    Daylesford family beats the morning chills — and perils of pollution — as they hitchhike their way to India

    www.abc.net.au Meet the 'time-rich, cash-poor' Australian family hitchhiking their way to India on the adventure of a lifetime

    A few weeks ago, the Jones family was waking to icy cold winter mornings. Now, they're seeing how far their thumbs can take them on the journey from central Victoria to India.

    Meet the 'time-rich, cash-poor' Australian family hitchhiking their way to India on the adventure of a lifetime

    >In an age where giving lifts to strangers is mostly advised against, this family sees it as their preferred option to get to India, for environmental and social reasons.

    >Mr Jones and Ms Ulman do not own a car, have not been overseas in 20 years, and wanted to show their son the world, in the least polluting way possible.

    >"We've done a lot of travel before on bicycles and hitching and public transport in Australia," Mr Jones said.

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    www.theguardian.com Only 60% of Australians accept ‘climate disruption’ is human-caused, global poll finds

    Exclusive: French survey of 26 countries finds fewer Australians than global average agree that climate change is the greatest health threat facing humanity

    Only 60% of Australians accept ‘climate disruption’ is human-caused, global poll finds

    cross-posted from: https://slrpnk.net/post/10807072

    > >Australia has one of the lowest rates of people acknowledging that 'climate disruption' is caused by humans > > > Colour me not suprised >

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    www.theguardian.com Only 60% of Australians accept ‘climate disruption’ is human-caused, global poll finds

    Exclusive: French survey of 26 countries finds fewer Australians than global average agree that climate change is the greatest health threat facing humanity

    Only 60% of Australians accept ‘climate disruption’ is human-caused, global poll finds

    >Australia has one of the lowest rates of people acknowledging that 'climate disruption' is caused by humans

    Colour me not suprised

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    www.theguardian.com Only 60% of Australians accept ‘climate disruption’ is human-caused, global poll finds

    Exclusive: French survey of 26 countries finds fewer Australians than global average agree that climate change is the greatest health threat facing humanity

    Only 60% of Australians accept ‘climate disruption’ is human-caused, global poll finds

    >Australia has one of the lowest rates of people acknowledging that 'climate disruption' is caused by humans

    Colour me not suprised

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    Moree solicitor Brendan Moylan wins Northern Tablelands by-election for NSW Nationals - ABC News

    www.abc.net.au 'Incredibly humbling': Moree solicitor retains seat for NSW Nationals after by-election win

    Moree solicitor Brendan Moylan is New South Wales' newest MP, in a week where two senior Coalition members announced their resignations from politics.

    'Incredibly humbling': Moree solicitor retains seat for NSW Nationals after by-election win

    Good to see we take climate change so seriously /s. Ffs 85% ?

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    Scorching heat across five continents set 1,400 records this week and showed how human-caused global warming has made catastrophic temperatures commonplace.
  • Lot of folk in Australia bitching about the cold, some of the coldest days in decades and some of the coldest days ever for some.places.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-06-22/weather-sydney-melbourne-coldest-winter-start-in-decades/104009400

    Australia is where all the cold is.

  • www.abc.net.au Animal welfare concerns as reports of starving livestock soar in South Australia after record dry autumn

    The South Australian RSPCA receives an influx of livestock welfare reports, with some animals starving to death.

    Animal welfare concerns as reports of starving livestock soar in South Australia after record dry autumn

    >South Australia has been suffering through one of the driest starts to the year on record, leaving little for livestock to graze on in most agricultural regions.

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    Americatlantis
  • Amazing stuff, educated enough to write a scentence, learn a language, learn to use a computer, earn a living to afford the internet and a computer, yet a complete fucking moron.

    More education won't help us, we'll get this instead.

  • Ridden: ADO Air Carbon – The Lightest, Smartest e-Bike Designed for the City
  • I ride a HT 29er MTB for commuting

    I need to jump gutters or kerbing when painted bike lanes end, or to avoid idiots in cars trying to kill me by jumping onto the side walks and the back off. I have to ride across mud and dirt trails sometimes and then.I've had to bunny hop concrete or ashpalt slabs tjat are off the road ls on the "bike lane" while they do.work on the road. Nine had to to ride across a reaolynroigh area where big tree roots have raised all the asphalt on the bike lane and lots of other times.

    I think I'd die commuting on one of the bikes in the article :(

  • Mozilla: Help us uncover Firefox 3rd party installers
  • Linux version I get from Flatpack

  • Ukrainian M1A1 Abrams SA with Kontakt-1 Reactive Armor on the Eastern Frontline. Modern Tank Warfare
  • Best of luck to them, we really neeed to give them what they need,

  • FPV drone causes a warehouse in Belgorod to detonate.
  • There was supposed to be a kaboom, a big kaboo... Oh, there it is.

  • The U.S. Has Declined in Quality of Life Ranking, Dropping From 16th Place to 28th According to the Social Progress Index
  • Seems to be two choices here

    Vote R (or dont vote, same thing) and make it worse quickly

    Vote D and make it worse, just a little more.slowly

    We live in interesting times.

  • How do you manage to do all the things you want to do?
  • I quit work at 35 because there are so many things I wanted to do, and.paid work wasn't one of them, am now 58.

    Alas now there are just more things I want to do.

  • You're right, no human being stacks rocks like this.
  • Are they free or do you need a coupon ?

  • www.rnz.co.nz Kāpiti Coast residents demand council throw out report on sea level rise

    Homeowners are worried insurance companies will use the report as an excuse to refuse to cover their homes.

    Kāpiti Coast residents demand council throw out report on sea level rise

    Wot did I just read..wtf??

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    www.theguardian.com New Zealand woman takes boyfriend to disputes tribunal because he didn’t take her to the airport

    Woman claims boyfriend breached ‘verbal contract’ by not picking her up, causing her to miss her flight

    New Zealand woman takes boyfriend to disputes tribunal because he didn’t take her to the airport
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    www.aljazeera.com The Earth’s changing – so why aren’t we?

    A 10-part series exploring the social, economic and political barriers to meaningful global climate action.

    The Earth’s changing – so why aren’t we?

    We know our planet’s ecosystem is breaking down…much of the destruction is irreparable. So, why haven’t things changed faster?

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    www.theguardian.com ‘What if there just is no solution?’ How we are all in denial about the climate crisis

    In his new book, Tad DeLay suggests there is no rosy roadmap to go forward – but there are things we can do

    ‘What if there just is no solution?’ How we are all in denial about the climate crisis

    cross-posted from: https://slrpnk.net/post/10713443

    > >For denial doesn’t only amount to rejecting the evidence, he argues – it also consists of denying our role in the climate crisis; absolving ourselves through “carbon offsets, hybrid cars, local purchases, recycling”. And in this, far more of us are implicated. > > >In some ways, this argument might not seem all that new. Multiple authors have pointed out that green capitalism, not rightwing deniers of the crisis, is our greatest obstacle to properly confronting the problem. DeLay agrees. The difference is the lens he brings to it – using psychoanalysis to explain the mechanisms behind denial. > >

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    Australian bushfires could be more intense and extensive than current predictions by the IPCC study suggests

    www.abc.net.au IPCC says bushfires will burn longer and more often. A new study points to an even worse outlook

    New research suggests the world's climate change authority has underestimated the severity of future bushfires in Australia.

    IPCC says bushfires will burn longer and more often. A new study points to an even worse outlook

    cross-posted from: https://slrpnk.net/post/10670770

    > >Central to their concerns are how the IPCC predictions rely on a tool called the Forest Fire Danger Index (FFDI), which does not capture the full potential of future fires in drought and heatwave conditions. > > >Bureau of Meteorology senior research scientist Mika Peace and independent study co-author Lachlan McCaw identified several variables missing from the IPCC report's fire predictions under climate change. > >

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    Australian bushfires could be more intense and extensive than current predictions by the IPCC study suggests

    www.abc.net.au IPCC says bushfires will burn longer and more often. A new study points to an even worse outlook

    New research suggests the world's climate change authority has underestimated the severity of future bushfires in Australia.

    IPCC says bushfires will burn longer and more often. A new study points to an even worse outlook

    >Central to their concerns are how the IPCC predictions rely on a tool called the Forest Fire Danger Index (FFDI), which does not capture the full potential of future fires in drought and heatwave conditions.

    >Bureau of Meteorology senior research scientist Mika Peace and independent study co-author Lachlan McCaw identified several variables missing from the IPCC report's fire predictions under climate change.

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    phys.org Wealthy Kiwis are driving up transport emissions, study finds

    The well off are contributing more than their fair share of greenhouse gas emissions from transport, driving more frequently and over longer distances, according to a new study. The work is published in the journal Travel Behaviour and Society.

    Wealthy Kiwis are driving up transport emissions, study finds

    >The study of New Zealanders' travel habits found that total weekly travel emissions were 79% higher for people in affluent areas compared to those living in lower socio-economic areas.

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    Record number of people leave New Zealand amid cost of living pressure

    www.theguardian.com Record number of people leave New Zealand amid cost of living pressures

    More than half those who left recently headed to Australia with promises of higher pay and better working conditions

    Record number of people leave New Zealand amid cost of living pressures

    >Olsen said while it is normal for New Zealanders to leave the country, it will be harder to convince people to return, if there are ongoing issues around housing affordability and job prospects.

    >That ‘brain drain’ could pose problems for society as the population ages, Olsen said.

    >“We need to have as many young people as we can who are still part of the economy … who are being innovative and bringing their new thinking to the game so we can be more productive,” he said.

    >“If we are losing our young talent and we’re not able to attract them back it makes all of [that] so much harder.”

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    Growth in emissions of 'forgotten greenhouse gas' nitrous oxide is speeding up

    www.abc.net.au Greenhouse gas with 300 times the warming power of CO2 accumulating faster than ever

    Levels of nitrous oxide, one of the top three greenhouse gasses, are still going up as is the usage of nitrogen-based fertilisers, global report shows.

    Greenhouse gas with 300 times the warming power of CO2 accumulating faster than ever

    cross-posted from: https://slrpnk.net/post/10459641

    > >Over the past three years ... we've seen an even faster growth rate of accumulation of N2O into the atmosphere, almost 30 per cent faster than the previous decade.

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    Growth in emissions of 'forgotten greenhouse gas' nitrous oxide is speeding up

    www.abc.net.au Greenhouse gas with 300 times the warming power of CO2 accumulating faster than ever

    Levels of nitrous oxide, one of the top three greenhouse gasses, are still going up as is the usage of nitrogen-based fertilisers, global report shows.

    Greenhouse gas with 300 times the warming power of CO2 accumulating faster than ever

    >Over the past three years ... we've seen an even faster growth rate of accumulation of N2O into the atmosphere, almost 30 per cent faster than the previous decade.

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    Pay Day with demographer Liz Allen: 'Poverty grants perspective that can never be bought'

    www.abc.net.au Liz Allen knows the shame of poverty. But it has taught her 'money is about luck, nothing else'

    For Pay Day, demographer and social researcher Dr Liz Allen shares the shame that comes with living in poverty, the secrets of survival, and how this experience "grants perspective that can never be bought".

    Liz Allen knows the shame of poverty. But it has taught her 'money is about luck, nothing else'

    This bit resonated.

    >It makes me so terribly sad that in a society such as ours the wealthy keep creating new means to harm the less lucky.

    That aside, Alan Kholer has also opined in the past that our economics policy is based on disdain.

    >I know many will read my financial experiences and see failure. I haven't failed; I succeeded when the odds were totally stacked against me. I made good what life threw at me. I survived … with my values intact.

    I can only agree.

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    As 12 months of record heat stack up, scientists unpack the impacts around the globe

    www.abc.net.au One country had 18 times more dangerous heat days in a year as the world marks an unfortunate milestone

    As the world hits an alarming climate milestone, a new report by a US research team shows the staggering amount of extreme heat days each country experienced last year, with the majority made more likely by human-induced climate change.

    One country had 18 times more dangerous heat days in a year as the world marks an unfortunate milestone

    cross-posted from: https://slrpnk.net/post/10230630

    >Climate Central vice-president for science Andrew Pershing said the figures illustrated the "huge burden" the burning of fossil fuels imposed on people around the world

    >"Australia didn't have a particularly interesting summer this year, but in Africa it's just day after day after day of climate change just beating down on that continent."

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    As 12 months of record heat stack up, scientists unpack the impacts around the globe

    www.abc.net.au One country had 18 times more dangerous heat days in a year as the world marks an unfortunate milestone

    As the world hits an alarming climate milestone, a new report by a US research team shows the staggering amount of extreme heat days each country experienced last year, with the majority made more likely by human-induced climate change.

    One country had 18 times more dangerous heat days in a year as the world marks an unfortunate milestone

    >Climate Central vice-president for science Andrew Pershing said the figures illustrated the "huge burden" the burning of fossil fuels imposed on people around the world

    >"Australia didn't have a particularly interesting summer this year, but in Africa it's just day after day after day of climate change just beating down on that continent."

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