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🔬🧫 Scientific Poll, please boost for accuracy 

when you were little, and you were riding along in a car, did you used to do that thing where you would focus on a speck on the windshield and move your eyes and head around so that, from your perspective, it looked like the speck was jumping around between the markings on the road?

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on second thought a VR email client would be hilarious: you are sitting in a small office and bulky emails are falling out of a chute in the ceiling as you try and stack the ones you want to reply to later

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Hey westerners, if you’re travelling to a country in the global south & get overcharged for things there coz you’re white, just pay the damn asking price!!! Don’t haggle!!! $1 probably isn’t much to you but that could be an entire day’s wage for someone there

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blind person looking for a keypad :boost_ok: :at_me: 

My national org for the Blind has been out of Orbit braille gear for a while and they don't seem to be restocking anytime soon, and the site doesn't seem to ship outside of the US at the moment.

I am looking for either:

- An USian willing to send a package to Spain so I can buy the actual Orbit 20 braille typing keyboard.

- Advice on bluetooth keypads and programming them for braille on Android and Windows.

- Someone who builds keyboards who could make a small wireless keypad for braille and navigation (6 to 16 keys)

I live in Spain, in case you need to account for shipping and such.

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I fundamentally believe that computers should help as many people as possible do as much as possible, and the way to achieve that isn't by hiding what computers are doing; it's by making what computers are doing understandable and manipulable by users.

Computers should do what their users tell them to. No more, and no less.

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Please boost for reach. So, anyone that is working on FOSS projects like web apps, sites, Linux apps, desktop environments, or other user interfaces, please let me know if you want them tested for accessibility. I can do both CLI, web, and GUI testing, and app testing on Android. I'm running Debian (on a ChromeBook but that's not too important), so just give me the name of the package, or the URL of the site or app. I can also do Flatpak!

#a11y #foss #linux #flatpak #accessibility

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groups where everyone is indecisive 

"so where do you guys want to eat"

"uh idk"


"yeah anywhere works"





"uhhh "



"how about uh.. mexican or thai"

"yeah sounds good"

"either one works for me"




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Me, a fool: Hm yes I believe I will buy the new Fairphone 4

Fairphone 4: No 3.5mm audio jack, tho

Well now I will not buy your phone

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any queer-owned businesses in minnesota hiring? :-) experience is in IT but open to a career change!

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Okay, this is amusing. This person is taking advantage of Rust not having built in protection against cosmic ray induced memory bit flips to have a software based cosmic ray detector.

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My family and I need to get out of Oklahoma. The amount of transphobia here is frightening, and the laws for trans people seem to get worse and worse.

Help a trans family escape to somewhere safe with a support network?

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Asking for donations to afford groceries including cat food, please boost 

Hello everyone,

I'm sorry to ask that but I'd desperately need help with groceries.

I'll only receive my disability benefits next week, but my fiancee and I need to afford food, for our two cats as well because they won't have enough until then.

We're grateful for any donation or boost. Thank you if you can and are willing to help us. 🙏🏻

#MutualAid @mutualaid

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one of the things that is kind of depressing to me about the future of computers is how either you were
- born before computers were common, and you don't know what a file is or what to do with it
- born somewhere between the 90s and early 00s and you know what a file is
- born in the last decade and due to apple's and google's efforts are likely to not know what a file is

it seems like such a small and basic thing but its actually scary how the concept of Files is often hidden now

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begpost (boost please), employer abuse, out of work 

after a months-long battle to better my situation, i've run out of cards to play - i'll be resigning on monday both from a principled and logistical standpoint, as i've been pigeon-holed into an even more untenable and financially unsustainable situation

on the plus side, i get to finally leave the abuse behind for good after years

on the negative, i'm obviously out of work as a result

any donations are appreciated!

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