ukpol silly Show more
if brexit referendum was so good why is there no brexit referendum 2
New blog post: Reading and Writing TOTP URIs into and out of QR Codes for Fun and Profit
@phessler @trickster So no-one thinks this is a joke, JSONx really is a thing... https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SS9H2Y_7.7.0/com.ibm.dp.doc/json_jsonx.html
Comparing @mutantstd versions
Left: 0.0.6 (Oct 2017)
Right: 0.3.0 (Aug 2018)
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Bullying (LB Captioning, 3/2 - Credit) Show more
Bullying (LB Captioning 2/2) Show more
(reply by cordolia)
kids get bullied, frequently, because they're "weird". but it *just so happens* that the traits society calls "weird" are overwhelmingly related to poverty, minority religion or ethnicity, neurodivergence, non-straight sexuality, and gender non conformance.
Bullying (LB Captioning 1/2) Show more
(message by theysbian)
Unpopular opinion that shouldn't be unpopular: anti-bullying programs in school that don't address the root causes of bullying - which are almost invariably larger forms of bigortry and oppression like racism, ableism and homophobia - are completely useless and ultimately futile.
heads up if you ever use gimp for redacting screenshots and the like Show more
with the default settings, "clear", or the delete key, only makes a region transparent but doesn't delete the colour info. it can easily be retrieved
ways to fix this are:
1. uncheck "save colour values from transparent pixels" when exporting
2. put a fresh transparent layer underneath everything, its colour info (pure black) will be saved instead
3. just fill the area with a solid colour instead
3.1. or save as jpeg
Pronoun frustration, request for help Show more
I want to respect people's pronouns. Really, I do. But the concept of using "he" or "she" to refer to a person - and absolutely no other pronouns - is an incredibly difficult habit to break.
How do you re-train yourself to not be stuck in that line of thinking and start calling people what they wish to be called?
The Independent - China blacklists millions of people from booking flights as 'social credit' system introduced https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-social-credit-system-flight-booking-blacklisted-beijing-points-a8646316.html