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Cake day: June 29th, 2023

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  • theneverfox@pawb.socialtomemes@lemmy.worldEvery day.
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    1 day ago

    When I walk outside, I see a dying world. There’s so much less life than a couple decades ago. Most people are stuck being little gears in a big machine, too stuck in their dull lives to be open to meaningful connection

    Things have taken an uptick, but that’s only slowed the rate things are getting worse



  • I used to wish I lived in a world like Pokemon, with endless interesting creatures with crazy abilities

    Then, I realized that Earth is that world, except we’ve just killed off most of the animal life. Even the fireflies… They used to be everywhere in summer, I recently met kids who had never seen one. I found two in the middle of the woods during summer - literally surrounded by miles of forest

    We live on a dying paradise, and it’s depressing


  • No, actually impossible.

    The “randomly assigned” plates aren’t random, they’re sequential. They have a pattern, like letter-number-letter-letter-letter-number-number, and they stamp plate after plate to ship out to DMVs to have ready. Every state has a pattern, they look random by design - they only pick certain letters and cycle through the numbers before picking the next run, you won’t get something like this on a “random” plate




  • theneverfox@pawb.socialtoMemesSome shit happened.
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    5 days ago

    Glad to hear it…I also found it helpful to know about the “pregnant pause”. It’s when they just look at you silently, waiting for you to continue. It makes you want to keep talking out of awkwardness

    It helps me to think of that like an invitation, I’ll think if anything else comes to mind and if I’ve got nothing left to say I’ll just wait it out



  • theneverfox@pawb.socialtoMemesSome shit happened.
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    7 days ago

    It’s both. It’s an invitation to bring up anything recent, but you can also treat it like a normal greeting if you’d rather not go there right now.

    It’s also open ended enough that you can say “I’m doing well, I’ve been thinking about my childhood a lot lately” and take the session wherever you want organically. It could also just lead into small talk while you get comfortable






  • I don’t know what it’s like where you live, but I do sometimes get woken up by the garbage truck. Not often, but it’s loud as shit and comes just before 5am… IDK if it’s bad luck, but everywhere I’ve ever lived seems to have garbage trucks that came well before sunrise, and they’re about the loudest trucks before you get up to construction vehicles

    Unloading a truck isn’t even on the same volume scale. Especially if we used small trucks from a distribution center outside the city. Other countries do it, and we do it already, just not in the same numbers I’m proposing

    This doesn’t sound like an actual issue to me


  • It’s not exactly some unsolvable logic puzzle. This is a problem not everywhere has, it’s pretty simple.

    Two solutions.

    First, you create a second way in. It can be anything from dedicated streets for cargo with all the loading docks to shared warehouses at the edge of the city and underground tunnels like Disney. The main idea is to dedicate most streets to people and bikes, which can have all the storefronts

    Or the easy way we could do far more quickly… Instead of slicing space you slice time. Limit deliveries from 4am to 7am, maybe an afternoon slot if necessary. The idea being people get the prime time, and you work out the logistics with that constraint

    For better logistics, limit the size of the trucks and do shared distribution centers as a buffer for normal shipping times.

    Ideally, you do #2 while transitioning to #1. Put a slowly increasing off hour delivery tax and create an incentive. The logistics will magically come together as the tax grows