@rajasekhar And so the best way to fix this is get the federal government out of the student loan business and regulate state sponsored university prices. The current system is usery and borderline indentured servitude.

"Students who acquire large debts putting themselves through school are unlikely to think about changing society. When you trap people in a system of debt they can't afford the time to think. Tuition fee increases are a disciplinary technique,' and, by the time students graduate, they are not only loaded with debt, but have also internalized the 'disciplinarian culture.' This makes them efficient components of the consumer economy."

~ Noam Chomsky

We need thinkers. World has enough followers.

I accidentally hit a picture in the Google Captcha thing that wasn't of a crosswalk, but it still let me through.

sooooo to anyone who gets hit by a self-driving car while walking in a crosswalk, sorry that's on me.

Jamal Khashoggi, the exiled Saudi dissident journalist, in the news after his murder in Turkey, came from a very notable family. I want to talk about his uncle.

Adnan Khashoggi's story is important to share. It's such an important and inspiring story.

Whenever there was an armed conflict, he was the one man that both sides were willing to sit down and talk to. He was a lot like Ralph Bunche in that respect, but Bunche was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize.

Despite helping to bring a quick end to many armed conflicts around the world, Khashoggi never sought fame, and was never made a Nobel Laureate.

Even while meeting with heads of state and aerospace companies around the world, he still made time to fight the #patriarchy by personally lifting dozens of women out of poverty. He even paid for a nonprofit wildlife conservatory in Kenya.

Throughout his life he was a devoted father and husband, a devout Muslim, and a patriot. He always kept his conviction that "Doing well is the result of doing good."
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Hey, so apparently Discord decided to quietly update their TOS with a clause that says you must forfeit your right to sue them or take part in a class-action lawsuit against them.

TOS: discordapp.com/terms
(look for "dispute resolution")

There's a way to "opt out" if you do so within the next 30 days by emailing arbitration-opt-out@discord.com

Convenient how they pushed this just before revealing their shiny new games marketplace...

@seagazelle Now what's really important here I THINK is the eager adoption of low-end sequencers which would eventually become legendary tools. The 808 was somewhat panned when it was first introduced because people were critical of the relatively flat sound compared to actual live drums, which helped it be available for cheap. Similarly, the 303 drum sequencer was something of a commercial flop, so again, snatched up by house people who wanted to make something and it was there for the getting.

@bob @imani OTOH as a pyramid scheme it succeeded beyond any expectations.

I think what the Facebook video ads scandal shows more than anything is that a relatively minor issue will get a shit-ton of coverage if it affects members of the media personally.

So the first two official communications of the US congress and the President are actually Madison talking to himself.

ACTUALLY SERIOUS TOOT

So Discord's released an update to their Terms of Service that, in short, makes it so you can't sue them or jump in on/file a class action lawsuit, you would have to go through an arbitrator. Fret not, however. There is a way out if you care. Just send a quick email stating you want to opt-out of the clause to arbitration-opt-out@discord.com. You only have 30 days to do this, though, so be quick.
Go sue the pants off of Discord, lads. :^)

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they call it shitposts but it's actually good shit goเฑฆิ sHit๐Ÿ‘Œ thats โœ” some good๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œshit right๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œthere๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ rightโœ”there โœ”โœ”if i do ฦฝaาฏ so my self ๐Ÿ’ฏ i say so ๐Ÿ’ฏ thats what im talking about right there right there (chorus: สณแถฆแตสฐแต— แต—สฐแต‰สณแต‰) mMMMMแŽทะœ๐Ÿ’ฏ ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ ๐Ÿ‘ŒะO0ะžเฌ OOOOOะžเฌ เฌ Ooooแต’แต’แต’แต’แต’แต’แต’แต’แต’๐Ÿ‘Œ ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ ๐Ÿ‘Œ ๐Ÿ’ฏ ๐Ÿ‘Œ ๐Ÿ‘€ ๐Ÿ‘€ ๐Ÿ‘€ ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘ŒGood shit

So I want to ditch Amaroq because it ignores all the nice custom things about cybre, like florps and pings and tables in profiles.

Unfortunately it is impossible to use the PWA on iOS right now because iOS doesnโ€™t persist web app state. Say youโ€™re halfway through writing a toot about changing clients and you switch apps because a notification came in or you want to copy a link... well, guess who rewrote that toot twice now.

Anyone got a better solution?

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It clearly wonโ€™t go extinct, but I bet weโ€™re a couple corporate breaches away from major server-side JS projects suddenly being canned.

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