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👋🏻 reintroduction 

Hello new and old Fediverse folks! Let me add my contribution to the !

I am miramarco, I am 30 and I was born and currently live in . I am an ace, vaguely heteroromantic cis man. I studied math and ended up working with computers. Some of the topics I post about the most are mental health, , and relevant Italian news.

I also have a more laid-back account for casual toots, and you are welcome to send a follow request over there too: @miramarco@bananachips.club

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📌 my interaction policies 

• Follow requests are good, but I won’t accept those coming from accounts without avatar or bio, from free speech absolutists, from techbros, etc.

• To keep my TL tidy, I don’t follow people back automatically, sorry.

• I try to check people’s bios and pinned toots before sending follow requests; apologies if I miss them.

• I block concern trolls and sea lions on sight, no second chance given.

• Black lives matter, trans & non-binary rights are human rights, aphobia is a real thing, sex work is work. If you disagree, go away.

Once again: I will not accept follow requests from people who don’t have a bio or any pinned toots in which they present themselves.

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no-vaxxers 

@miramarco
reminded of this again:
crookedtimber.org/2018/03/21/l
"Conservatism consists of exactly one proposition, to wit: There must be in-groups whom the law protects but does not bind, alongside out-groups whom the law binds but does not protect. ..."

no-vaxxers 

Well, to be fair, most arguments – in every type of discussions – are merely a justification of a person’s gut feelings. Vaccination debates are not an exception.

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no-vaxxers 

I feel like most arguments about personal freedoms and risk miscommunication are just smoke in people’s eyes. It all boils down to one fact: There’s a vast group of people who have enjoyed pretty much no limitations in their lives (often imposing arbitrary limitations onto other groups) and, as soon as there was a couple of basic requirements that would apply to them as well, they got angry and offended. Pretty much every other argument is an attempt to rationalize that feeling.

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People who use "Chad" and "Virgin" without irony are perpetuating 4chan culture surrounding incel terminology and cishetero primacy surrounding sexual conquest as a marker of success.

Use this terminology and I'm going to assume you've dipped your toes either unwittingly or purposefully into the realm of White Supremacy and you get a block.

Also, are you kidding me? You're still using 4chan memes? Grow up.

bad AIs, white supremacy 

The latest entry in a series of bad AIs is Ask Delphi, “a computational model for descriptive ethics, i.e., people’s moral judgments on a variety of everyday situations”. It also happens to be a white supremacist.

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How do y'all decide to talk or socialize with someone?

Like do you make small talk online? Do you just launch into whatever is in your head?

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When people tell you "Google just works" for them, this tweet nicely illustrates one of the reasons why:

twitter.com/UofUHealth/status/

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People seem shocked when you suggest that actually, you don't have to accept anyone's apology. That is up to you.

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pro-tip: if you ever get a bit.ly link that you don't trust, add a "+" to the end of the URL so you can be taken to the info page instead

e.g.: bit.ly/3AOKQTQ -> bit.ly/3AOKQTQ+

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Who here is working with gouache? Which brand is your favorite?

I don’t like how people post links to Tiktok, which cannot be viewed without creating an account. It’s yet another walled garden. We haven’t learned anything from Facebook.

itpol, covid protests, you love to see it 

One of the members of the council of the Lazio region in Italy decided to occupy the council building as a form of protest against the so-called “green passes” (proofs of vaccination or of a negative test result) being mandatory to attend any workplace in the country.

He gave up on his protest when he realized that he needed a green pass to enter the cafeteria of the building.

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The birthday paradox implies that, given a group of three Thoroughbred horses, there a 100% chance that at least two of them have the same birthday

The music video for Dan Deacon’s True Thrush never fails to bring me a smile: youtu.be/XnXiXlF7olo

My manager’s manager mispronounced my name a few days ago and I was thinking that we haven’t met often enough for me to tell her what my name sounds like, but then I realized – when she was talking about me with anyone else, why didn’t **they** correct her?

They know what my name sounds like, they know that I care, so why didn’t they say, “By the way, his name is…”? Why am I supposed to be the only person correcting her, when they could do the same with a fraction of the emotional labour?

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Major incident on OVH (the hosting provider I use for Masto.host).

Currently all services are down.

I will keep monitoring the situation and report when I know more.

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