All right folks, let me just put this out there:
Part of my persona is Cranky Old Man™
Sometimes I go a little too far with this, and I try to be conscious of that. But it seems that this is entirely incompatible with being here on Mastodon.
I don't know if there's a way that I can preface my spicy posts so y'all know I'm mostly speaking in jest, or if it's just a lost cause.
Content warning: Ramblings on belonging, depression
I've been quieter recently. I've been enjoying solo activities without others.
But I've also had a growing sense within me that I want to feel small. I don't feel contributive to the world and don't feel like I belong. I feel like I don't matter, and so neither does anything I have to say, so no point in saying much.
I understand that's a regression, but it's strange because I don't feel depressed. I've been quite happy in my every day life if I don't think these thoughts.
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Here’s one that’ll really bake your noodle: Because of computational photography, is it possible for *any* photo taken on a modern smartphone to meet journalistic ethical standards?
The guy who runs the Cybertruck fan website can’t afford one.
For those who didn’t see the announcement event yesterday, I watched a brief recap version - there was a loud baby crying in the background, you couldn’t see Elon’s face as they didn’t light him, the price doubled and it’s due to ship 4 years late.
Postnord cannot order its employees to deliver mail to Tesla.
This is what the company writes in a statement to the Solna district court - where they also refer to "force majeure".
It was on Monday that Tesla sued the Swedish Transport Agency and Postnord, after the electric car manufacturer did not receive registration plates for new cars distributed. This is because the postmen and other employees are members of trade unions that strike in sympathy with Tesla in the company's conflict with IF Metall.
Now Postnord responds in a statement to the Solna District Court.
Postnord about Tesla: "Not true"
Initially, the company writes, via the law firm Mannheimer Swartling, that Tesla's lawsuit is "characterized by invective and irrelevant descriptions" and that it is not true that Postnord's actions would be "system threatening" or some kind of "attack" against Tesla.
- That we would have such an attitude or work in the manner alleged in the lawsuit is unrealistic and incorrect, says Anders Porelius, press manager at Postnord, in a press release.
Postnord claims to be neutral and outside the conflict between Tesla and the unions, but believes that it has an "obligation to respect the measures taken".
"Postnord assesses that Seko's and ST's sympathy measures constitute both a legal and a practical obstacle for Postnord to provide Tesla shipments that are addressed to Tesla," the company writes in its statement.
Refers to force majeure
According to Postnord, the company has no control over the situation and therefore refers to force majeure. The company also emphasizes that the right to strike is constitutionally protected, and therefore applies over and above the distribution obligation in the Postal Act.
In the 14-page opinion, the lawyers at Mannheimer and Swartling then go through why they believe that Tesla's request for interim security measures should be rejected. They write, among other things, that Postnord's agreement is with the Swedish Transport Agency and not with Tesla, so if there is anyone who can request the ordered signs, it is the Swedish Transport Agency. They also write that Tesla can "easily" order new signs and collect them from the manufacturer.
The Solna district court must now decide what obligations Postnord has pending trial.
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This is my personal experience -
but not using Twitter hasn't really made me any happier, or.. any more miserable.
I see the sentiment that dropping social media has made others so much happier, and I feel increasingly weird at my indifference.
Maybe I've already adjusted to the hedonic treadmill. Maybe I've started getting my obsessive internet fix elsewhere... possibly Reddit, I should be careful about that. Argh.
Though, I wonder if stuff like Twitter was just.. never that important to me anyways. I got enough to worry about elsewhere in life.
I dunno. I was hoping for some measurable improvement. Maybe I just internalized it already so it's like.. Whatever, now.
The United Nations meeting known as #COP28 began in Dubai on Nov. 30. What does COP stand for?
Check your answer and see how closely you've been following news on Kissinger, Santos and Phoenix:
- Climate Oversight Proceedings (48%, 53 votes)
- Census of Partners (1%, 2 votes)
- Conference of the Parties (37%, 41 votes)
- Come On, People! (11%, 13 votes)