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Elsa
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When I try to look at my son's tik tok, I get this:

"To protect users from unusual network activity, we use Captcha to verify that you are not a robot."

It's laughable. I am supposed to prove to a robot that I'm not a robot.

As I robotically drag the puzzle piece into the puzzle, I wonder.

My son is losing interest in in tik tok. I'm glad because I'm sick of the little ritual.

It's a gatekeeper, I suppose. It's weird how this stuff is all around, when people used to just go out and ride their bikes all day or maybe go the park and throw a frisbee.

 

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Nail on the head, as always!

After all the times in my life of having to detect fire hydrants and crosswalks, I've never made the connection that this is more robotic than probably most things I do in life. 

Being more human sounds like a good intention for November. Lately I've been drawn to the idea of adopting a puppy - I think the personality scores results have created a big shift in me to be more nurturing like my results dictate. 

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@rapunzelsoldierfish  if they don't like you, they make you solve puzzles over and over. Like ten screens. You don't know this unless you're on the bad side of tech. So many ways the punish individuals. It's a phenomenon really.

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@elsa The company I work for uses a IT forum (for want of a better word) to store and resolve tech problems called Github (I'm unsure if they have 'old gits', grumpy and unpleasant old men, wherever this was invented or they would never have named it that!) When I had to register and login there was a robot test thing where you had to add up the sides of multiple dice, about 6 in each image. There were about 10 or 12 rounds to complete and it was on a timer. It took me several hours to get in as I was too slow. I'm not good with mental arithmetic. I got faster as I repeated it but something in me also died lol.

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@notmycircus LOL, he's been working those dice too much!!

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@rapunzelsoldierfish 

That's wonderful!  There are so many in over crowded and even high kill shelters.  Saving even one life, a blessing in itself, also makes room for another to survive long enough to be adopted. 

And nothing is more rewarding than life with dogs!

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@warped I ended up adopting a cat (easier for apartments)! I may end up adopting another - she may need a friend <3

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@rapunzelsoldierfish 

Congratulations!  Cats are endlessly amusing, especially in pairs!  

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I'm pretty sure IG hates me. Or at least their algorithm is programmed to mess with me.

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@dolce youtube shows me only vegetarian food, most of it depression food, like "How to make dinner from a cauliflower".  Or "Here's What You Can Do With A Can Of Garbanzo Beans..."

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@elsa I’m getting referred to prepper videos! 😂

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@elsa Oh yeah, add videos showing how home life was in the 1800s.         🔥 🥘🧺 🧹 🫖

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@notmycircus those sound interesting!

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@elsa I get anime and hollywood, and I have no idea why! I don't ever watch any of that kind of stuff 🤔

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@dolce it's as if they want to trigger us. Doesn't work on me at this point.

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Just thought I'd mention, the YouTube vanced app (apk) is great. It came loaded on both my rooted tablets, by different sellers. Spares you all the (silence, insidious) noise.

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