Workers, the most absolutely necessary part of the whole social structure, without whose services none can either eat, or clothe, or shelter himself, are just the ones who get the least to eat, to wear, and to be housed withal.
-- Voltairine de Cleyre

#anarchism #quote #bot

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence"

... except when it comes to online marketing.

Then it's 100% malice.

I’ve been reading this really long log of crossing the pacific and have reached the half way point. I don’t think I’m made for this sort of life. Risk of vital gear breaking, of injuries, of being swept overboard, ugh. But a fascinating read. So little water. So much time. What to eat. Spoilage. Clothes. We did a tiny sailing trip many years ago, from Portugal to Morocco. It was enough. Anyway, recommended reading if you have the time.

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How Malicious Tor Relays are Exploiting Users in 2020 (Part I)
>23% of the Tor network’s exit capacity has been attacking Tor users

1998: Microsoft sued over putting web browser into its operating system; verdict was guilty but the competition was already gone by then:

2010: Microsoft forced by EU commission mandate to make it possible for users to choose a browser:

2020: Microsoft makes it impossible to uninstall its latest browser, Edge:

politics I guess, covid vaccine 

Just a reminder that Salk et al made the polio vaccine free because "Americans had already paid for it" via donations through what we now know as March of Dimes.

Meanwhile, today...

NPR: Prices For COVID-19 Vaccines Are Starting To Come Into Focus.

Disband big pharma, y'all.

So I have now added to my reading list:
"Blood Meridian" by Cormac McCarthy
and "Gravity's Rainbow" by Thomas Pynchon.

One of the cruel ironies of getting older is that your reading list gets forever longer and the time in which you have to finish it gets ever shorter.

Mastoadmins: Please check your instances and switch new users to approvals only! There's another bot mass-creating accounts 


Lots of auto-generated accounts last night- please check your instances for random character string accounts!

Q: Is it normal for citizens in a democracy to be taken from the street in unmarked cars without a warrant?

A: Towards the end, it is.


funk me, it's funky friday and I've been neglecting the #cybrefunk

I should oughtta fix that

In clear defiance of science, Trumpy bikers are going ahead with their annual Sturgis rally. Hundreds of thousands of hard-headed Covidiots from hotspots around the country will descend on a small town without quarantines, masks, or social distancing.

Step back and let Darwin handle it. If you know any bikers attending the rally, stay the hell away from them (as if you needed more reason) - they will be plague carriers.

#Covidiots #Sturgis #pandemic #corona #covid #covid19

Medical, long 

The thing about the placebo effect is that it’s real

My mom stopped eating gluten and it knocked out like 90% of her IBS symptoms

When she asked her Doc if gluten was the cause of her IBS he said “probably not, but who cares?”

There’s a HUGE difference between “it’s all in your head” and “it’s not real”

As someone with severe anxiety, let me tell you, things that are entirety within your head can have real and debilitating PHYSICAL consequences. Most people wouldn’t find this controversial.

So, why do people find it controversial when it’s the other way around?

OK, spent a bit of time over "there" today just to catch up with some folks. Outside of the good people, still a hellhole. How are things going here.

George W. Bush murdered millions, but he paints now, so it's impossible to tell whether he's good or bad

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