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protesting advice 

so listen, its been a while (2014) since i've been on the ground due to illness, but at one time i was learning to be a street medic and if you're preparing to go out to protest, here are some things to help you be prepared:

1: If you can help it, try not to wear contacts. you may get gassed and that junk will get stuck behind the lenses. tight swimming goggles will help you to some degree tho
2: if you have a bandanna, soak it in apple cider vinegar and keep it in a plastic bag. take it out and breath through it if you find yourself in a gas cloud. it'll give you a couple minutes of protection to get out.
3: soak a wad of paper towels in dish soap and water and keep it in a plastic baggie for emergency decontamination of your skin. rinse your eyes with clear water. milk will alleviate the pain but wont get rid of the actual contaminant, soap will
4: oil free cold cream will also help to get rid of contaminants from the face

please be safe. carry change or small bills. tell people where you will be. have an escape plan. write important numbers on your arm, seal it with hair spray.

if you are asthmatic, carry your emergency meds or just sit it out. tear gas can kill an asthmatic. thats why i had to stop. i got gassed and almost died. please be safe.

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Is anybody going to as a resolution for 2021?

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Throw your hands in the air

Now try to catch them with just your arms.

Not as easy as it appears

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The real artificial intelligences are the friends we made along the way.

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I've read about Hotwire and... FINALLY a modern web stack where I can actually apply to those job postings requiring 15 years of experience. hotwire.dev/

angry corona talk 

Every single person that fled London when tier 4 was announced should be identified by CCTV and prosecuted for manslaughter.

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I just hate how they always add crap to a 💸 bill.

10 years in prison for illegal streaming? It's in the Covid-19 relief bill

cnn.com/2020/12/22/tech/illega

I think Facebook could very well be our civilizations great filter.

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Don't forget that everybody is different! These toots are just suggestions - take the ones you think might help and leave the rest. Be kind to yourself.

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Hey digital #mastoart friends, any tips on picking a relatively cheap drawing tablet for a beginner? I'm wanting to get into it so wanted to ask!
Thanks in advance!

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I found a web-based archive of over 7500 Drum n' Bass mixes by world DJs going back almost a decade. I then spent Saturday morning writing a multithreaded scraper to pull out all the links and download the files to a portable hard drive. This is why programming was invented.

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Wow people have really strong opinions on Star Wars. I wish they were that passionate about the climate crisis or political corruption.

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