So, just heard someone mention lbry.tv as a decentralised alternative to YouTube. How does it compare with peertube?

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you don't realize how insidious copaganda is until you go to the comments of a popular "all cops are bastards" post and see people rush to defend their favorite fictional cops

Do I know anyone around Oakland/Berkley, California? Looking to help someone find some friendly company this season.

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Dark Patterns darkpatterns.org/

“Dark Patterns are tricks used in websites and apps that make you do things that you didn't mean to, like buying or signing up for something. The purpose of this site is to spread awareness and to shame companies that use them.”

#ux

Hat tip to @rebutte

Thunderbird 2 is the fictional ship I want.

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incels talk about 'alpha males' in this way that implies they're the 'real men' and incels aren't, but incels 100% are real men. there is NOTHING more heterosexually-manly than entitlement, unreasoned aggression, talking about women like they're your mischievous left sock that keeps going missing just to piss you off, and causing your own problems by being stubbornly wrong despite everyone trying to help you

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the tories just won the constituency where grenfell tower happened by less than 150 votes because the lib dem got 9,000 votes in case you're wondering how the night's going

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UK pol 

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UKpol 

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Scottish National Party leader says Boris Johnson has no mandate to take Scotland out of the EU and demands independence vote

cnbc.com/2019/12/13/snp-sturge

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@queeranarchism

Example: The death penalty should be abolished because the state executes people who are actually innocent of the crimes they were accused of.
Fact: The death penalty should be abolished because the state executes people.

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climate change 

#writing #korps #adult 

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Poverty distorts your brain into thinking you’re worth nothing and any good you may indulge in could plummet you into homelessness by your own hand.

Wealth distorts your brain into thinking you can’t live with *only* 5 billion dollars.

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r/traa post, may contain sensitive content 

ACAB but especially so in this instance: 

Strikethrough text works on Mastodon but not on Twitter. Nice.

SO
Randomly deciding to try and build a tiny humanoid robot because I thought of a couple of options for building miniature stereo vision.

I will use it as a telepresense rig to ̶w̶a̶n̶d̶e̶r̶ ̶a̶r̶o̶u̶n̶d̶ ̶m̶y̶ ̶h̶o̶u̶s̶e̶ ̶p̶r̶e̶t̶e̶n̶d̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶b̶e̶ ̶s̶m̶o̶l̶ do fine detail work in space-restricted environments.

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