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Hello, I'm Kestral! I'm part of a team of polymaths building a new university focussed on interdisciplinary learning and eliminating admissions bias in higher education.

I'm also a writer, radio presenter, all-round-nerd and enthusiast. I love old technology!

I am proudly neurodivergent and an activist. Let's chat!

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Thanks so much to everyone who came along to my session on allyship this evening. It was an absolute pleasure to talk with you all!

The recording and slides are here: kesgai.com/2020/08/06/summersc

Really humbled to have been a part of such a wonderful series of talks. Huge love to all my fellow presenters!

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Climate Anxiety Is an Overwhelmingly White Phenomenon by Sarah Jaquette Ray

'The prospect of an unlivable future has always shaped the emotional terrain for Black and brown people, whether that terrain is racism or #climate change. Climate change compounds existing structures of injustice, and those structures exacerbate climate change. Exhaustion, anger, hope—the effects of oppression and resistance are not unique to this climate moment. What *is* unique is that people who had been insulated from oppression are now waking up to the prospect of their own unlivable future.'

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-unbearable-whiteness-of-climate-anxiety

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People in LA Took it upon themselves to paint crosswalks at dangerous intersections around schools and parks

Then the other day the city brought heavy equipment to grind them out to remove the paint

Can anyone help me understand how people see this shit happen and don’t become anarchists

Also I think only grandmas should be allowed to operate any sort of heavy equipment from here on out

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radical #jewish walking tour of #glasgow 🏴🕍

a charming and impeccably researched living history of radical jewish life on both sides of the clyde

and it's free!
run by the iconic @/golem_zine (insta)

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1LOrLB5lyFED_uA-B8NW3GuJOWgWVrjjMOLmt-4MApL0/viewform?edit_requested=true

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Neofeud is 70% off! Help some native Hawaiians pay some bills, do education work, & keep a roof over the kids as well as complete Neofeud 2! Also you get an anti-capitalist indigenous-made #cyberpunk game :)
https://silverspook.itch.io/neofeud
https://store.steampowered.com/app/673850/Neofeud/
More on Neofeud: https://octodon.social/@silverspookgames/105991409235206008

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a child is just a tiny, expensive comedian who lives in your home and cries sometimes

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UK politics 

“I’m not going to justify a news programme whose news anchor went out shouting obscenities about the Conservative party,” she said. “So, you know, they don’t do themselves any favours sometimes, the news programme.”

Terrifying - how is this not the headline? #Channel4 #NadineDorries https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/may/19/nadine-dorries-admits-sharing-netflix-account-with-relatives

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Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.

Maria Robinson

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I'm super proud and humbled to have been nominated for a National Diversity Awards category. It's a huge honour to have my work over the past few years recognised in this way!

If you'd like to add your vote to my nomination, or read more about it, you can do so here:

nationaldiversityawards.co.uk/

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia.

We mark this day every year - and yet in 2022 things often feel more dire than they did before.

Let's use to remind ourselves that we are strong, valid, and deserving of love. You are MAGNIFICENT!

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I'm once again COVID free and proud to be failing the only test I never want to pass: the LFT.

Oh yeah and bizarrely there’s a cyborg priest assassin who’s main catchphrase before killing people is “it’s Jesus time” which adds nothing at all to the plot.

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Johnny Mnemonic (1995) is a movie of two halves.

First, Keanu Reeves runs away from people trying to cut off his head, meets a pretty girl, and realises he’s smuggling important data that could save the world.

Then he goes on a rant about room service, meets a giant cybernetically-enhanced whale, and fights a middle-aged samurai alongside an AI from Switzerland.

It’s like the writers dropped acid halfway through and just went with it.

I can’t believe Johnny Mnemonic only has 18% on RottenTomatoes. Keanu shirtless is worth at least 40% alone.

Okay I need recommendations for a good 90s/00s hacker movie that isn’t Hackers because I’ve watched that recently.

Ah there we go. Finally, my machine is running like butter once again.

What finer way to spend a Sunday than working out why Fedora runs slower than an arthritic tortoise on my Ryzen 9, while Ubuntu runs at the speed of sound.

It’s probably nVidia’s fault.

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