Finances, not as bad as it might first sound (technically good?)
Got my Salary today and I am almost "broke" for february.
But that's only because I'm using my relatively privileged position of little ecpenses to aggressively save up for things like stuff to get when moving or paying back the money my parents lent me for drivers license or to pay back Bafög while also trying to give to those worse off as much as I can.
asking for help, housing, please boost
Hi, firstly we're an ADHD disabled white trans plural system in Baltimore county MD. We have a cat and are stuck under our abusive parents.
We need someone to take us in because we can't really get out any other way, we can't drive or work. Living here has been extremely detrimental to our mental health, and we really needed out a long time ago.
It's rough rn but if you can have us please, heck even if you need another person to drive us there.
what's the difference between an elephant and a zippo
one's really heavy, the other's a little lighter
long, analyzing a spacechem custom puzzle, sort of pol
one time i wrote what was basically a short essay on reddit about a spacechem custom puzzle in researchnet
the puzzle was called Precious Oxygen and it was about turning gold and silver into oxygen atoms
i wrote about how it's a really interesting way to tell a story just from a puzzle with inputs and outputs, like it immediately brings to mind a "my kingdom for a horse" idea where the shiny metals you get for winning at capitalism have lost all their subjective value in favour of struggling to survive
and what was even more interesting to me is that: it doesn't work. there is a way to solve the puzzle without any waste but it's extremely slow and clearly not what was intended. the way you're supposed to solve it with a decent score involves creating waste atoms, which means that the solution will eventually fail. it'll fail after the verification check is over, but if you left it running, it would eventually crash
the idea that this realization that none of it matters anymore if you can't secure your continued existence came too late was really fascinating to me and has parallels with, y'know. earth.
the creator of the puzzle saw the thread and said "i'm not going to say that any of this is invalid, it's really interesting, but i will say that i just wanted the pun in the title"
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