In the US, companies are under no obligation to honor any request that they stop sending you physical mail. Send them as many requests in as varied a format as you like; they can ignore each and every one.

EXCEPT. If you say "please stop, this mailing made me horny", they are required by federal law to immediately block your address. It doesn't have to be honest or sincere; just saying "your ad turned me on, and I don't like it" is enough. 🌈⭐️

just passed the final test with my HD 6XXs; going back to my SoundMagic E11Cs to see how they match up.
obviously it's not fair to compare $50 earbuds to +$300, but man, what a difference. now that the burn-in period is over for my new headphones and I've gotten comfy with them, I can hear all the little details I was missing before. the biggest things are the sound stage being small and flat, and the high-end being muddy. on these earbuds, I can barely notice high-hats and and shakers and such.

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i do absolutely nothing for the bearded iris that lives here and it does this year after year

"The message we just sent to welcome Earth," the Emperor of the Known Universe said, "can we cancel that?"
"No, it's been sent. It's electromagnetic waves, moving at the speed of light."
"Can we explode a star to drown it out?"
"In theory, yes, but why?"
"There was a typo in it."
#MicroFiction #SmallStories

It's so funny to me that on Twitter I have to tap a sign every couple weeks that says "My art is not for fascists, racists, transphobes, SWERFs, ableists, capitalists, crypto / NFT weirdos, or anyone sympathizing with them" and block folks en masse.

Over here, I just casually mention I'm an anarchist every now and then, and the folks interacting with me tend to filter themselves. It's great.

Wife: You know, Ariel was better off under the sea...

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Uh I just got DMed by the COO of Tumblr asking about hiring contractors to make us fully #indieweb compliant, and possibly even #fediverse integration. Anyone out there looking for work?

The makers may make
and the users may use,
but the fixers must fix
with but minimal clues

Standard procedure for kids that can't deal with school: referral to child psychiatry, neuropsychiatric assessment, neuropsychiatric diagnosis and medication.

Procedures almost never seen: (1) an attempt to understand the kid and adapt the environment to make things work, (2) holistic perspective involving the kid's entire world, not only school.

This is what #medicalisation looks like.

definitely one of the better $300 purchases I've made. music is super important to me and I've been meaning to upgrade for a long while now.

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I recently upgraded from a pair of Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 80 Ohms and a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 to some Sennheiser HD 6XXs (equivalent to HD 650s) and threw a Schiit Magni on top of the 2i2.
man, what a difference.
there's a lot of audiophile terms I've heard before that I kinda understood, but didn't really *feel* when I listened to music. now I can experience those terms more viscerally, and my listening experience feels a lot more immersive and I can pick out much more detail in general.

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