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Looking for a communications backup in case Internet service is ever interrupted.

Has anyone here tried FireChat, Serval, or any other cell phone mesh network?

Risks of AI, capitalism 

Rationalist community: An AI system that's programmed to maximize paperclip production could destroy humanity! It sounds farfetched, but something like this could happen in the next few decades. Really!

Leftists: An economic system that's programmed to maximize value for shareholders already is destroying humanity.

New Year's Resolutions for 2020:

1. Smash hierarchies
2. Create creative disorder
3. Fully automated gay communism
4. Achievable, measurable goals
5. Shortalls

Still waiting for the capitalists to create pajamas with real superheroes on them. Like union organizers. Or public defenders. Or kindergarten teachers.

Come on, capitalists! There is demand...where is the supply?

One year ago today, I joined ABDL.link! for creating this wonderful place for us to play. 🤗

pol, abdl metaphor 

Potty training charts are the beginning of surveillance.

Authority figures track your behavior so that they can get you to do what's convenient for them...not what's convenient for you. They try to make you excited about the way they're tracking your behavior.

Resist.

Wet your pants.

Stop caring about the smiley faces.

Give the authorities bad data. Conceal your "accidents." Pour water on your trousers.

Fill every square of your chart with drawings of Emma Goldman.

Why I am ABDL and leftist 

I accepted "diapers are expensive" as a reason to stop wearing diapers. But nobody ever persuaded me that "big kid" underwear is better. It's just cheaper.

I like wearing diapers, shortalls, and sleepers because I liked those things when I was a toddler and nobody ever persuaded me to change my mind.

Maybe I am a leftist because I blame capitalism for taking my night diapers away!

Or maybe I am a leftist because I don't like social norms that don't have reasons.

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Why I am ABDL and leftist 

Why am I ABDL? Thinking back on my earliest memories, I think I have an answer. It may explain my politics.

People told me that as I got older, I should stop sleeping in a diaper, wearing footed PJs, and snuggling a teddy bear. They told me these things were shameful for older children. But they never told me why. I didn't buy it.

My dad told me I should stop wearing night diapers because diapers are expensive, and the family could use the money for other things.

ABDL, negative stereotypes, empirical evidence 

A new study published in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy shows that there is no correlation between ABDL and pedophilia. Cisgender ABDL men report pedophilic interests at the same rate as other cisgender men.

The study also found that a high percentage of ABDLs (about 2/3 of respondents) experienced some form of childhood mistreatment. This is a higher rate than the general population of the US or Germany reports.

tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.10

abdl, humiliation, pol 

I used to be punished with pink diapers when I said something that was too friendly to markets or corporations.

It was embarrassing. I learned my lesson.

kink / pol 

Don't let techbros play Big Brother.

Say no to surveillance capitalism, and make the techbros wet their pants.

ABDL and the environment 

Statista estimates 1.58kg of municipal solid waste per day is typical for high income people globally (which includes middle-class people in rich countries).

Putting a dry ABDL diaper in the trash every day would increase trash production by about 15% by weight. But of course most ABDLs do not keep their diapers dry. Adding twice the diaper's dry weight in liquid would be typical.

There's a lot of variation, but a 50% increase in trash production is a good estimate.

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ABDL and the environment 

The carbon footprint of nappies for a British child (assuming 2.5 years in nappies, 4.16 changes per day) has been estimated at 626 kg CO2.

(Source: ahpma.co.uk/docs/LCA.pdf)

Assuming the carbon footprint of ABDL diapers compared with baby diapers is the same ratio as their mass (225g v. 50g), wearing an ABDL diaper every night has an annual carbon footprint of 301 kg CO2.

By comparison, the carbon impact of the average UK citizen is 6500 kg of CO2. (The US is worse.)

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ABDL and the environment 

Worried about the impact of ABDL on the environment? Here are some statistics.

Wearing a disposable ABDL diaper every night has a small but real effect on your carbon footprint. It's about a 5% increase if you are a typical British citizen.

Wearing a disposable ABDL diaper every night increases your solid waste production a lot. It could easily add 50% to the weight of your trash.

ABDL and Chesterton's meta-fence 

Here are some norms I don't understand:

1) Boys wear blue, girls wear pink. (Why?)

2) I am too old to sleep with a stuffed animal. (Why?)

3) Big kids and grownups don't drink from bottles or sippy cups. (Why not?)

4) Adult men don't wear shortalls. (Why not? They look great!)

5) Toddlers have to share their toys but adults don't. (Let's be consistent!)

Chesterton's meta-fence says don't try to stop me when I try to clear away these bad norms!

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rejecting bad norms, Chesterton's meta-fence 

TIL what Chesterton's meta-fence is, and I love it.

G.K. Chesterton says that the reasons for having a fence aren't always obvious. You shouldn't take down a fence (or destroy a social norm) unless you fully understand why it was put up.

Chesterton's meta-fence: In our current system, getting rid of Chesterton fences is a well-established practice. You shouldn't interfere with this practice unless you fully understand it.

lesswrong.com/posts/WxDpeBi6aQ

Telegram, privacy, PSA 

So, with the new Telegram update, a lot of people have had their contacts suddenly have their names replaced with their phone number. This is because "who can see my phone number" has been added as a privacy setting, and for some reason it defaults to "my contacts". I suggest any Tele users to set that to "nobody".

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