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One political/technical thought for the day: yes, FOSTA-SESTA is responsible for the #Tumblr diaspora, and it's responsible for causing similar harm at other sites. But don't forget that the corporations hosting these sites have been predatory data miners for years, and were never out to protect their users in the first place.

Federated services like Mastodon show us how the Internet should work: smaller servers, run by actual people, that have real privacy controls. #ByeTumblr

queerphobia, divide-and-conquer propaganda 

new atheism, fascism, alt-lite/alt-right 




I am at the bar and tomorrow is going to be hard. Only one more week on this job tho

Today's new study saying how foreign agents weaponized America's inherent bigotry to target Black Americans with complicity from nearly every major social media platform drives home the point that we need to make our own spaces that are independent because they really don't give a shit about us.

These platforms are willing to sacrifice national security and democracy for the sake of profit.

And let's be clear about this point. Not only are these platform promoting content to inflame white hate and bigotry, but they are also protecting people who espouse this ideology while punishing those who stand up against hate.

Given the context of how social media platforms will straight up lie ( ) about the efforts to make safe platforms, it is... let's be nice and call it naive to say they aren't complicit.

By decision of General Assembly of Custodial Workers Syndicate, all public toilet stalls shall be nice roomy accessible ones, because they're much easier to work in, also accessibility should be default

Being forced to show up at work on Monday at 5:30am after a night of ennui filled insomnia really sucks btw

I have to confess, I am most stoked about the telescope. It has a counterweight powered sky tracking system you have to set by pointing it at the North Star and it should be good for moons of Jupiter, rings of Saturn, Andromeda Galaxy....

I've finally given in to my conscience and got gifts for the kids. My oldest daughter is getting a 127mm reflector telescope, middle daughter is getting a trip to the makeup store, and my son, a surveillance drone

I'm on Private Internet Access on VPN and I'm getting consistent slowdowns and outages on certain sites especially, also in general. 😡

FOSS/FLOSS cannot truly exist without UBI or another avenue to fulfill basic needs. Otherwise it will forever be something made by the privileged for the privileged.

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