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It's frustrating how cryptocurrency has poisoned all conversation about decentralization.

But every now I'm confronted by it with something like this. I have views around Jeremy Corbyn and antisemitism in the labour party, that's where all this started. I understand that my voice may not count as an authentically 'jewish' voice, but I don't feel like it's exactly completely unrelated from my life and identity either. (I've chosen not to share my views here as it would be a distraction from the purpose of this thread)

I'm interested in the thoughts of others on this subject.

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I do, of course, understand that most of the ways my 'jewishness' may affect me is either academic, theoretical, or historical. But at the same time my existence is pretty directly linked to my jewish heritage. However I don't really know how to treat this area in discussions. Am I simply just not justified in claiming jewishness as part of my identity in some form? Maybe I'm half-a-jew? I don't think much about my identity, maybe because my cultural makeup doesn't really fit into a strict box.

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I've had a few thoughts knowking around my head recently related to a past interaction I've had. I'm someone who isn't strictly a hereditary jew. My mother's (polish) father changed religeon during the second world war to protect his family, and my father was brought up jewish but doesn't realy practice. In light of this, am I entitled to have any kind of 'in-group' views on jewish issues? In the past I've described myself as part jewish and been thoroughly dismissed from the conversation.

Mental exhaustion from coding is a real trip. I feel physically tired even though all my exertion was mental in nature. I've not worked late or long hours, but I feel a real need to lie down in a dark room 😅

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There is a bee in my balcony garden and it is making my day ❤️❤️❤️🐝

Why fearing a dentist visit isn't a reason not to go 

Valid reasons to skip a visit to the dentist:

- Lack of funds
- Lack of healthcare support

Invalid reasons to skip a visit to the dentists:

- Fear of what might be wrong

I just went for the first time in [REDACTED]. I'm lucky it wasn't worse than it was, I'm also lucky to be able to affort treatment. But avoiding it only let to the opportunity for the situation to get worse.

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(Picks coming soon of the garden BTW; it's been a busy summer!)

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Gardeners of mastodon, I could do with some advice! I have recently found spidermites colonising my plants and I need to do something. I would prefer to introduce some kind of predator into my garden, but I'm not sure what and whether it will be fast enough to control the damage.

I have been looking at Neem oil, but I have recently been blessed with ladibird larvae, and I'm worried neem oil will kill them too! Advice?

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Does anyone understand what is being proposed here? I don't quite get how a smart contract can be used as an alternative to mining, as my previous understanding was that the mining is what ensures trust in the blockchain. I can't quite imagine what a chain looks like without miners...

medium.com/swlh/the-eliminatio

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Tumblr is held together by old gum and weeds and it still works better than Twitter bcs I get to see posts from blogs I follow, what a revolutionary idea

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