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Hello cybre.space, time for ! :)

I'm a networking geek and researcher living in Berlin, currently working on a PhD in Computer Science. On a technical level, I like access networks such as WiFi and mobile networks, I like measurement and understanding performance, and I do low-level user-space programming in C. I sometimes talk about science, free software, and tech communities, among other things.

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nonbinary identities in French? please boost 

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mfers really gotta learn that queerness is about Breaking The Rules On Attraction And Gender, not making a new set of "more inclusive" rules. the cishets won't respect you anymore if the Queerness Rules are more coherent.

"if you allow bi lesbians, cishet men won't respect lesbians' lack of attraction to men!" is an inherently flawed and self-defeating way of thinking. the cishet men won't respect you any more either way; stop trying to *earn* their respect, and start *demanding* it.

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there's been quite a bit of research on the cognitive/health benefits of multilingualism, but I think the framing tends to be backwards. multilingualism isn't a bonus, but the default (historically, anthropologically, biologically). our species developed multilingual, and still is everywhere not too damaged by colonial steamrollers. monolingualism is a v recent development, an emergent artifact of a capitalist+racist society.

so we should be talking about the cognitive damage of monolingualism.

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covid19, study 

Status update / continuing my thread about moving to the US:

It's been more than 3.5 months.
I've finally got my own apartment now (as opposed to temporary housing, for which I'm really grateful to $job).
Yesterday my furniture and household stuff arrived. Today I got an Internet uplink set up -- Gigabit fiber for the first time! <3.

Things are getting better.
Slowly, I'm arriving.

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On blocking 

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“Being Alone”

An interesting look into managing loneliness by developing a relationship with yourself. Might be why some folks didn’t find lockdown all that uncomfortable

ankit.fyi/being-alone

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I feel like less and less people on the fedi are using imagine descriptions and it bums me out so fucking much.

we have a tool that allows us to, with almost no effort, make this space wildly accessable to people who don't normally get that space. a tiny amount of time that has a huge impact on people's lives

how do you not see how powerful and cool that is how do you not use it I just don't understand

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I hate cops cause I'm queer and I know my history

Cops are responsible for upholding the Law. Historically, the Law where I live in France, the Law in the US, and in even more countries to this day has been written and geared against queer people like me. Being a cop meant and means having the duty to oppress, intimidate, kill me.

If you're queer you should know this. If you're queer you should show solidarity to black people and people of color who still face this issues to this day.

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kink, political post about 

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Crass language; Techbros 

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"enjoy it while it lasts, high school will be the best time of your life" is code for "i'm straight, neurotypical and extremely boring"

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Nurses in Philly are saying fuck it we're reopening Hahnemann Hospital for patients whether we have your permission or not! This hospital was bought by investor Joel Freedman and shut down to be turned into condos. When the city wanted to re-open it for the pandemic he tried to charge $1m in rent so the city just gave up. It's been a huge point of contention in Philly for a while.

NOW THEY'RE OCCUPYING HAHNEMANN HOSPITAL AND SEIZING IT FOR THE PEOPLE!! Opening a CLINIC!! #phillyprotest

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bunch of trans academics: you could have been using your chosen name all along
me: WHAT
trans academics: yeah your CV and journal titles aren't legal documents
me: WHAT

so trans academics who aren't aware of this, you can use your chosen name everywhere

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White people have this weird pessimism and doomsday mentality when they become aware of social injustices and inequalities that have been at play for hundreds of years. Not affected by, just aware.

I've always thought this was ironic b/c it shows how far removed they are from the cultures that have fought so they could be here and fully swallowed whiteness to define their world view.

It's almost as if there is no space for hope, optimism and joy in whiteness.

What a brutal way to live.

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I'm looking for first hand experience on photo organizing, best practices, software setup

what I'm trying to do
- organize 100+ GiB photos
- tag them
- have a nice way to back them up
- it's a plus if albums are easy to share through web, in that case it should serve lower resolution versions
- if it could deal with different versions of the same photo that'd be great (handling of RAW+JPEG)
- you know, the usual deal

🔁 welcome

After "Meh, all the interesting events are happening in $City", apparently the new thing is "Meh, all the interesting events are happening in $Timezone"...
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Dear people who are organizing an online conference:

In addition to the conference date(s), could you please announce anticipated times, with >>> timezones <<< ?
(Like, before you have an actual program)

That would help me figure out if there's a chance for me to participate during awake hours or not.

Thanks!

"How to Run a Zoom Cocktail Party"
medium.com/swlh/how-to-run-a-z

This seems like a pretty good script for a structured social event using videoconferences.
It is also adaptable to other videoconferencing technology, but without breakout rooms, it's harder.

Another thing I saw which I thought was cool:
Someone just posted that they'd host a videoconference at a specific date and time, and everyone who wants to catch up can just join that conference.

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