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I was just checking my feedly, and you blew my mind, had to share.
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Scared myself this morning
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See, that's what you do to the rest of us all the time.
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So, driving back from her judo lesson last night, I was talking my my daughter. Specifically, we were talking about a recent thing on tumblr from this blog by the always excellent Laurie Penny. And, being brilliant, my daught...
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David Cameron wants to push you into switching on adult web filters. These proposals are incredibly dangerous. Tell David Cameron to drop his plans to turn on adult filters by default. Sign our petition now!
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SO... yeah.
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With respect to mansplaining, techsplaining, and general failure to shut up and listen, I yield the floor to some dead white guy, Benjamin Franklin:

_"I made it a rule to forbear all direct contradiction to the sentiments of others, and all positive assertion of my own. I even forbid myself, agreeably to the old laws of our Junto, the use of every word or expression in the language that imported a fix'd opinion, such as certainly, undoubtedly, etc., and I adopted, instead of them, I conceive, I apprehend, or I imagine a thing to be so or so; or it so appears to me at present. When another asserted something that I thought an error, I deny'd myself the pleasure of contradicting him abruptly, and of showing immediately some absurdity in his proposition; and in answering I began by observing that in certain cases or circumstances his opinion would be right, but in the present case there appear'd or seem'd to me some difference, etc. I soon found the advantage of this change in my manner; the conversations I engag'd in went on more pleasantly. The modest way in which I propos'd my opinions procur'd them a readier reception and less contradiction; I had less mortification when I was found to be in the wrong, and I more easily prevail'd with others to give up their mistakes and join with me when I happened to be in the right._

_"And this mode, which I at first put on with some violence to natural inclination, became at length so easy, and so habitual to me, that perhaps for these fifty years past no one has ever heard a dogmatical expression escape me. And to this habit (after my character of integrity) I think it principally owing that I had early so much weight with my fellow-citizens when I proposed new institutions, or alterations in the old, and so much influence in public councils when I became a member; for I was but a bad speaker, never eloquent, subject to much hesitation in my choice of words, hardly correct in language, and yet I generally carried my points."_ - Autobiography, Chapter 8.
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I think Ben Franklin advised that you invest in the training of an army of assasins's to deal with such people. But I may have been skim reading while also catching up on A Game of Thrones.
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BBC UK ⚪The Five(ish) Doctors
On the Red Button from 22:05 from tomorrow.

// More details http://bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03lv3mj

A star studded special written and directed by Peter Davison. With the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who about to film, the 'Classic' Doctors are keen to be involved. But do they manage it?

~DSD #DoctorWho #DW50 #RedButton
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Or how about "Shall we all try to stop judging women by whether they're beautiful and then tying ourselves up in knots telling them they're all beautiful, as if that's all that matters to half the population and start valuing them for being awesome, brilliant people instead?"
 
Never try to compete with a lie. You are beautiful as you are.
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Pete, read the tweets about Ben Cohen this evening. Young men are getting the same message. "If you aren't visually appealing, you are nothing."
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Oh, facebook is slightly different. (Gets on with life)
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that's not a difference to me - facebook, bogging down your machine since 2009
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Working on a proposal for an "Introduction to Modern Board Games" course, anyone want a look at the mind-map of the syllabus and critique?
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Thanks... it's leading around in circles, a lot of people DESIGNING boardgames on courses... Grrrr!
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