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colonialism related to .io domains 

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the #ASL word for "trans" is the same morpheme as "beautiful" but signed over your heart, where you'd sign self 😭

(image/caption: via carodoodles on birdsite: twitter.com/carodoodles/status )

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tech, command-lines 

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Technologie und Wissen schaffen Verantwortung.

Die #Hackerinnenethik ist seit fast 40 Jahren unverändert, ich finde es wird Zeit für ein kleines Update.

leah.is/posts/technologie-wiss

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Confessions of a bad immigrant 

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It's been a while, so maybe it's time for another update:

I've been here in the US for 7.5 months now. I still haven't set up all my furniture, lol. (But most of it!)
Otherwise, I feel like I've adjusted pretty well. I have local friends now! It's not easy to build your local social network from scratch during a pandemic, and not being able to travel "home" doesn't help. But I'm making progress.

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@tobbsn We used gather.town as a virtual conference space for the IETF 108 meeting in July. I wandered around the hallways a bit and had a few conversations, but it was hard to find people who weren't afk. Best to just email people to meet at a specific time in a specific corner of the map, which kind of defeats the purpose? We were never enough people that breaking out into separate groups would have been necessary.

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making straight people have to choose 'other' and write it in is praxis

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The principle of "choose the least terrible option and don't be too loyal to it" seems to go for both operating systems and democracy

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Could folks please boost this out as far as possible? I want to get it into gender-critical circles.

Could people send me links to articles about specific incidences of cisgender men legally identifying as women in order to access female spaces and abuse cisgender women?

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"Ask some­one try­ing to cob­ble togeth­er a liv­ing as an Uber dri­ver or Instacart work­er how well the pow­er of a tech indus­try com­plete­ly unchecked by labor pow­er is serv­ing them. Either we orga­nize tech, or it will orga­nize the rest of us to serve it."

inthesetimes.com/article/union

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"The spread of computers and the internet will put jobs in two categories: people who tell computers what to do, and people who are told by computers what to do."

-- Marc Andreessen

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oh my god check this out

this just might be the coolest thing i have seen in my entire life

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I keep reading GPL fans bashing other licenses as if the _license_ is going to solve the problem of capitalism

Yeah.

Ever been poor? Apparently not. Here's what your BS license does for the poor:

ABSOLUTELY JACK SHIT

"Just put this magical set of words on your code and no one will ever steal it ever!"

Nope.

Also: arguing about this is not going to solve anything. The issue is that the system is broken. More lawyers is not the solution, either. It is leveling the field to be equal.

Your license doesn't do _shit._

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Richard Stallman is indefensible (CW: pedophila, sexism, ableism) 

@Wifi_cable Uff, ja, das klingt nach ner ziemlich anstrengenden Situation, in der du grade bist. Da klingt Fluchen sehr gerechtfertigt. :/

@Wifi_cable Uff, das ist viel. Ich würde vermutlich versuchen, trotzdem irgend einen Anfangspunkt zu finden zum Ausführen und Verstehen.
Aber wie gesagt, kommt auf den Kontext an. Meine Software hat zum Glück Doku und Leute, die ich fragen kann.
Viel Erfolg auf jeden Fall!

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