internet gryphon, they/she

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san francisco mandated buildings over a certain size in certain areas of the city have a system for sorting water that can be recycled from other waste, and then didn’t build the water facility necessary to actually recycle the water, so all but one of the purple pipes that define the system lead nowhere. efforts to build a water facility which can actually connect to some of the pipes have since been written off as too expensive, even though they’re literally building another water facility right now.


San Francisco will open a recycled water plant on the west side of the city next spring, but this $216 million facility will not connect to any buildings but instead irrigate Golden Gate Park, Lincoln Park Golf Course, the Presidio and other landscaping areas.

The latest attempt to build a recycled water facility on the city’s east side, where the buildings with purple pipes are located, fizzled this spring after officials deemed the price tag prohibitive.

just incredible stuff here









turkey’s trajectory has gotten increasingly alarming as it looks like Erdogan might be in serious political trouble; somewhat worried about what’s going to happen there in the next few years and this is high on the list.





Wake me up when the cryptocurrency community decides that these scams are a bad thing and something needs to be done about them, so far it looks like that community is more than happy they happen, as long as it helps provide liquidity to the space.

i’m reminded of how when dan olson did his big video on crypto at the beginning of the year he found the community more or less encouraged basic financial fraud schemes like pump-and-dumps and how if you made an NFT project–heavily tied to cryptocurrency–artificially inflating the value was a prerequisite to show you cared about your investors. the whole ecosystem is really just a nesting doll of scams, lol.


one of the funny consequences of this downstream is it’s bled heavily into fascist aesthetic; no doubt if you’ve spent enough time on twitter or another such website you’ve run into the traditionalist who thinks the bleached roman statue or the great, bland roman building is the pinnacle of art and who doesn’t realize they weren’t like that before


i do regularly check the guardian, and post articles from them on here probably about once a week; i have not seen anything you have implied here in my examinations of their content or what i post, hence why i’m asking


i mean, if you’re this confident in making the assertion and it’s that obvious, this should be extremely trivial to back up with an actual source, or literally anything which supports the point.


the guardian is a mouth piece for western weapons manufacturers and war hawks. it’s owned by a billionaire. they have contracts with mi6 and the pentagon and other western nationalist security agencies

i’m gonna need to see a citation for that one; there are many critiques you can throw at the guardian but this honestly just reeks of “they don’t promote my worldview uncritically, so they’re a mouthpiece for all the things i don’t like”


roblox is literally one of the most popular multiplayer games currently on the market and probably has like 95% brand recognition among people under 13 so yes, a lot of people play roblox.




anti-immigrant, anti-muslim, anti-EU, and “formerly” fascist.

[Sweden Democrats] originally had its roots in Swedish fascism[24][25][26] and white nationalism,[27][28] but began distancing itself from its past during the late 1990s and early 2000s.[3][27] Under the leadership of Jimmie Åkesson, the SD underwent a process of reform by expelling hard-line members and moderating its platform. Today, the Sweden Democrats officially reject both fascism and Nazism.[3]


if by “left” you mean socialist, then ostensibly. there’s the CPRF, which is the main opposition party–but they’re just as nationalist as most of the right-wing parties and socially conservative. if you mean “left” as in broadly left-of-center politics, then not really. most of the liberal parties have been crushed (and have the same caveat as CPRF does without transformational economic politics).


it’s astonishing just how quickly the northern front of this war has collapsed for russia. most of this was stuff they’ve been in control of since the early days of the war to the point where they have ostensible administrations set up; you’d think by now they’d also have it in a defensible position.


i’m not a tech person but i’ve kept an eye on MNT’s work, and it’s good to see they’re expanding their focus beyond just computers


despite this, amazon continues to drag their feet and whine about how the election was basically fraudulent:

In an onstage interview at the Code Conference in Beverly Hills, California, on Wednesday, Jassy claimed “very disturbing irregularities” in the vote of workers at the JFK8 warehouse in New York City, and alluded to a prolonged battle with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which oversaw the election. Amazon had indeed contested the union victory, claiming more than 20 issues with the union’s behavior, including harassment of voters and how the NLRB ran and staffed the election. But an NLRB official who oversaw the objection hearing recently recommended that all of Amazon’s objections be thrown out and that the Amazon Labor Union win be certified. Jassy’s comments on Wednesday suggest Amazon will continue to battle the NLRB on the issue.


On September 7, the group sent an official letter to the State Duma demanding federal lawmakers initiate the ouster of Putin because, according to them, the ongoing war has damaged Russia’s security.

The letter also said that the invasion led to the deaths of Russian soldiers, damaged the economy and economic conditions for the country’s citizens, brought about NATO’s expansion to Sweden and Finland, and militarized Ukraine through the assistance of other states.

it’s not clear from the wording, so i’ll ask: is this coming from the left of putin (as in, it’s bad for ukraine to be invaded) or from the right (as in, it’s bad that russia is being embarrassed and therefore putin needs to be charged and replaced with someone more ultranationalist)? i know putin has received increasing criticism from people to his right whose objections are more that he’s failing than anything else.


i don’t watch her streams or content, but it’s been excellent to see keffals’s story get as much attention as it has and i hope it sets a precedent going forward


the wikipedia problem is a real one but to be honest, i think a more immediate problem is that right-wing media is often free (because it’s both cheap to produce, extremely profitable, and even if it isn’t has billionaires who very willingly subsidize it), and good reporting that is easier to read and challenges your worldview often is not.