I'm a father, musician, academic, work psychologist and former sysadmin. Skalman (Shellman) is a character in a Swedish comic for kids. He is an ingenious tortoise who invents all sorts of things, including spacecraft and time machines. He's also a know-it-all, and he slavishly follows his food-and-sleep clock (which is why people used to call me 'Skalman').
I recommend people just turn off voice assistants whenever they can. That includes smart watches and the like! If you don’t depend on them, then there always the chance of activating them by mistake and of voice samples getting sent and stored where they don’t belong and listened to by people you don’t like. Don’t do this to yourself. Don’t do this to the people around you, either.
How disability becomes a crime
Meet Harold. For the purposes of our story Harold is a mid-20's black man with Down syndrome living in upstate New York.
Harold is sitting peacefully, all alone, at a bus stop at night when a bystander calls 911 under the assumption that he is in danger because he is not accompanied by a caretaker.
Minutes later, police arrive on the scene.
Capitalism and parasitism
“People who dismiss the unemployed and dependent as ‘parasites’ fail to understand economics and parasitism. A successful parasite is one that is not recognized by its host, one that can make its host work for it without appearing as a burden. Such is the ruling class in a capitalist society.” (prof. Jason Read)
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