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all i wanna say on the gender discourse is..don't be mean to people who "make up" genders and pronouns for themselves

cis people don't respect us anyway. throwing someone under the bus bc they made a catgender pride flag or whatever won't make cis people like us more, gender is complicated and everyone's just trying to figure themselves out so can we just be kind

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i quit being human some time ago, now i'm something more and something less. by my own choice and my own hand, even.

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run length encoding: there are up to 127 wolves inside you, provided they're identical

delta encoding: assuming the second wolf has few differences from the first wolf, frees up a lot of space: you could probably get some more similar wolves in there, or a smaller number of less similar dogs or coyotes

Huffman encoding: we broke the wolves down into parts, you can tell which is which because they don't start with the same bones, please do not lose this table of wolf reassembly instructions
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and inside each of those two wolves are another two wolves… yes, you in the back?

good question.

early models assumed the wolves were massless for convenience. today we know from careful measurements of rotational inertia that each wolf does have a small mass, but that the mass of each subsequent generation of wolves is distributed according to a ratio that does converge to a finite bound. unfortunately, that mass is too small for most estimates of dark matter prevalence.
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Me: "Hmm do I use Terraform to spit out a Packer variables file. Feels a bit hacky."

@astraluma: "You've committed worse sins."

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Wear a fucking mask. It does not inhibit oxygen intake. If my asthmatic post-COVID ass can do it, so can you. If you have normal lung function, then fucking do it.

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I'm enjoying @1br0wn's paper, "Interoperability as a tool for competition regulation", explaining how governments can use open standards like ActivityPub to break up Big Tech monopolies. Really interesting reading, and it cites Mastodon specifically as a place where interoperability has benefits to content moderation (which is something I've been saying for years!)

osf.io/preprints/lawarxiv/fbvx

(h/t @doctorow for linking this!)

cc @cwebber

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Polyam meta 

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[gets up on a stage to give a keynote] hi I'm iliana etaoin, a senior polycule reliability engineer at queer associates

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Isekai, reference to injury 

Today at work:

Somebody posted an excessively reposted xkcd which had developed artifacts.

I respond by hotlinking the xkcd about the "durability" of digital data juxtaposed with social re-re-re-reposting.

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spicy question: how much of philosophy is done by queer autistic nerds over the aeons, trying to understand things others seem to just get?

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found a list of plus-size women's fashion vendors/makers whenindoubtwearpurple.com/2019 from *someone who actually makes and wears plus-size women's fashion* chubbycartwheels.com/

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Storm chasing, death 

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To an old and wise population of trees, 250 years isn't too long to remember the sound of its oldest native voices...

"It’s been nearly 250 years since the Esselen Tribe of Monterey County was stripped of its land, culture and language by Spanish missionaries. The tribe, which had called an area located in California’s north central coast home for thousands of years, was almost decimated by disease and death.

With 214 tribal members, Nason said the Esselen tribe plans to share the land with other tribes in the area — the Ohlone, Amah Mutsun and Rumsen, all of whom were gravely affected by colonization."

#Ethnobotany #California

nativenewsonline.net/currents/

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