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  • Ragdoll X@lemmy.worldto196@lemmy.blahaj.zoneStone Rule
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    I didn’t hear about the vandalizing of private jets until people were complaining about stone henge.

    It’d be a bit odd if you had heard about the jets before the Stonehenge stunt since they vandalized the jets one day after Stonehenge. I heard about each of them on the day they happened as I was listening to the news.

    this does seem like a much more effective way of bringing attention to the issue.

    Even most leftists didn’t support the Stonehenge stunt while the majority of comments and posts I’ve seen on the vandalism of the jets was positive. The majority of the public has grievances towards private jets, their pollution and who’s using them, and how they should be taxed. You’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone who thinks Stonehenge is bad or that vandalizing it is good.

    This only serves to make them and other climate activists look like petty fools, besides creating infighting on the left. Nearly everyone already knows about climate change and has an opinion on it, and the Stonehenge stunt does nothing to move the public to our side or make Just Stop Oil look good.


  • The Stonehenge stunt was an ineffective attention grab. Vandalizing the private jets was an effective attention grab.

    Like if some Just Stop Oil activist took a shit in the middle of a busy NY street that would get them a lot of attention, but it wouldn’t be even remotely positive or effective in any way.

    They should stick to vandalizing the property of the biggest culprits of climate change. I and most other leftists can get behind that, and it actually puts a spotlight on the people causing the problem. The Stonehenge stunt just comes off as a petty attack on the public who has little to no say on climate issues.


  • Ragdoll X@lemmy.worldto196@lemmy.blahaj.zoneStone Rule
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    made climate activists look stupid for decades to come over some nonsensical and ineffective attention grab

    didn’t stop climate change

    Yeah, seems about right.

    They had the right idea when they spray painted those private jets. IDK what they were thinking with the Stonehenge stunt.



  • Ragdoll X@lemmy.worldtoScience Memes@mander.xyzElsevier
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    As someone who’s not too familiar with the bureaucracy of academia I have to ask: Can’t the authors just upload all their studies to ResearchGate or some other website if they want? I know that they often share it privately with others when they request a paper, so can they post it publicly too?





  • Not sure how deeply positive it was necessarily, but as far as I can tell I changed at least one person’s life significantly.

    When I was in middle school I learned how to solve the Rubik’s cube through online tutorials, and afterwards I was basically addicted to it for a while and I was messing with a cube all the time. One of my classmates was interested in learning how to solve one, so I drew a bunch of guides and taught him the terminology, and soon enough he was also hooked on the Rubik’s cube.

    I eventually grew tired of it, but he kept going and learned how to solve all sorts of smaller and bigger cubes and pyramids. I bumped into him at uni a few years later and he had a cube in his hand lol. Last I heard of him he was even participating in some local competitions, but idk what he’s up to now.

    Even if he ultimately gave up on his speedcubing dreams I can at least say that I introduced him to a cool new hobby that kept him entertained for several years.









  • There’s a fairly well-known story that illustrates this that I’ll paraphrase here.[1, 2]

    A Redditor thought that he was being homophobic towards his gay roommate because he got mad whenever he saw his roommate with other guys. Fast forward a couple of days and after discussing this with several Redditors and his sister he finds out that what he’s feeling isn’t homophobia, but rather jealousy. Eventually him and his roommate talk it out and they end up in a relationship.

    Had this happened a couple decades earlier their story would have likely gone very differently. For starters the gay roommate probably wouldn’t have been out about being gay and might have been acting in a more stereotypically “straight” manner to not raise suspicion. Had the straight guy found out that his roommate was gay there would be a higher chance that he was homophobic, and even if he wasn’t he’d be far less likely to question his own sexuality after thinking of himself as straight for his entire life. Their story only ended the way it did because they live in a time where homophobia is less prevalent in society.

    As societal acceptance increases more people who experience same-sex attraction and gender dysphoria are willing to explore and adopt a non-heterosexual and/or trans identity, and more people are willing to tell that to a pollster as well.

    The life expectancy of queer people also appears to be smaller for a variety of reasons, although the gap with cishet people seems to have reduced over time.


  • Ragdoll X@lemmy.worldto196@lemmy.blahaj.zoneMarkiruler
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    11 days ago

    Most of the time I think with my own voice, but sometimes when I’ve been watching a lot of videos from the same creator I’ll start thinking with their voice and speech patterns. This was moderately annoying when I started hearing my thoughts being narrated by Jacksepticeye’s high-pitched Irish voice.



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  • Winter because I live in Brazil, which is a tropical and very humid country so the heat can get unbearable even here in the south where it’s colder compared to the north.

    There are a few cities that get cold enough to reach negative Cº, but where I live it’s mostly between 10º-20º during winter so I just need some extra coats and more blankets and I’m happy. During summer I can only take off so many layers before it becomes illegal.


  • I’ve always thought that the biggest difference between religious people and atheists is that we’re willing to just say “I don’t know”.

    I don’t know if there was something before the universe, how it’ll end or if there will be something after, or if we’re in some kind of simulation, or whatever else. But I’m willing to leave it at that and I don’t feel the need to point to some deity to fill in the gaps of my knowledge.


  • This is a bad habit of mine lol

    I made a video a while back on the topic of political violence which I intended to be only like 5min long, but actually turned into 30 minutes as I researched more and came across more stuff I wanted to discuss on this subject.

    I’m doing the same thing now as I’m writing an article on the Cass Review which is already 20 pages long and I’m probably gonna go over 30. I have two pages dedicated entirely to discussing only one of the items of the modified Newcastle-Ottawa Scale that some of the systematic reviews used, and I decided to leave it there because if I were to discuss all of the items in detail I could write three times more.