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I have this emerging model of an alternative social computing metaphor, or goal, in my head. It’s still very tentative and prototype-like, but I thought I’d get it out here while I’m still turning it around in my head

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"tsk tsk tsk, pathetic! A true Saiyen always support their trans and enby friends!"

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TRANS MEN: TESTOSTERONE IS NOT BIRTH CONTROL.
I'm seeing an alarming number of boys and young men entering our online spaces scared and confused because they might be pregnant. Due to testosterone stopping their menstrual cycle, they believed it was impossible for them to get pregnant — thus they were not as cautious and safe as they otherwise would have been while with their partner.

**If you have not had a hysterectomy, you can potentially get pregnant while on testosterone.**

There are trans men several years on T who will report abruptly having their cycle again after not having one for 1-3 years. It's possible. Improbable, but possible.

You need to continue practicing safe sex even while on T.

Space magic (literary devices), writing, advice welcome but not expected 

Space magic (literary devices), writing, advice welcome but not expected 

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Snow 

whining 

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hey gamedevs:
make linux support a priority.

Good idea or bad idea: buildahscript: a python/xonsh runner that inserts globals for using buildah? Possibly with some sort of front matter for defining dependencies.

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A technomage pulls out their tablet and lets it float in front of them. They open their grimoire app to prepare for combat only to be met with a notification that the app had been uninstalled remotely by Apple for violating the app store TOS.
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Oh.. ? "Much to my surprise, we found that, even though we know that Native Americans were in New England for at least 14,000 years with, at certain times in history, fairly large population densities, the ecological signal was essentially invisible," said Chilton. "If one did not know there had been humans on the landscape, it would be almost impossible to detect them on a regional scale."

I literally had eco-fascists screaming the opposite at me just a week ago.

sciencedaily.com/releases/2020

world building idea: eldritch wizards don't go insane. they just gain sufficient understanding of the universe that what they say isn't comprehensible to people not in the know.

You know, like computer people.

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In tech, 'smart' refers to any device that stops working when the company that manufactures it goes out of business, regardless of what it does.

So, varlink is nifty, but:

* It seems to be filling the same niche as d-bus (granted, I think it might do it simpler?)
* null-delimited JSON wouldn't be my first choice, given that msgpack and json-seq exist

So, not really sorry to see it go.

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instances that r good; this is just as much an appreciation post as much as a rec post 

At the library, printing things for court.

The system is struggling with 135 pages.

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