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TLS happens to benefit our security.

*But*

You notice the big push for it came from companies like Google? Google doesn't give a single shit about our privacy.

Did you know that many web proxies will just pass through https traffic?

I'm sure it's just a coincidence that pushing TLS heavily means that it is harder for anyone to interfere with Google's access to us and our stuff. Just one of those weird coincidences.

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‘Traditional masculinity’ deemed ‘harmful’ by American Psychological Association
– article: thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefin
'...The American Psychological Association (APA) officially labeled “traditional masculinity” as “harmful” in a new report.

The label is in the report titled “Guidelines for the Psychological Practice with Boys and Men,” a first of its kind for the association, which was featured in the January issue of “Monitor on Psychology” magazine.

“Traditional masculinity ideology has been shown to limit males’ psychological development, constrain their behavior, result in gender role strain and gender role conflict and negatively influence mental health and physical health,” according to an excerpt in the 36-page report...'

the .pdf report: apa.org/about/policy/boys-men-

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LB: A friendly reminder from your favourite fruit machine's operator that in no way I am responsible if you decide to follow the fruit machine's suggestions.

Buf if you were to "boop the Zweihänder", don't do it on the blade, k? Thank.

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My #art career here is very new, but I've been chatting today about competency and skill gaps and not judging people by what they don't yet know.

So, for encouragement's sake:
I've not taken a formal art class since 8th grade.
I've never used Photoshop and have no idea how to stretch my own canvas.
I don't actually know what cel shading is?

But what I *do* know provides both passion and paid work. And I've learned that I can learn. That's all you need. Just sit down and start. :flan_guns:

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These are my piles of art I've finished that didn't sell so got stashed in folders. Small (A6) and medium (A5) on the left, large (20cm squares and A4) on the right. Both piles over an inch thick.

For $5 I'll send you a small, $7.50 medium, $10 large. You'll get a random one. They're all signed originals, all intricately detailed ink drawings. Price includes worldwide postage.

Pay to paypal.me/delsdoodles and include (or DM me) size, quantity, address. #MastoArt #CreativeToots

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adulting is banned
i'm making this decision unilaterally and no one can stop me
no more adulting
ice cream, cartoons, and stuffies for everyone

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pet peeve on physical accessibility, being crafty 

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introducing my new unicode encoding, UTF--1 (negative 1, not to be confused with UTF-1). characters are sequences of 1 bits with length equal to the character's codepoint, delimited by single 0 bits

pros: easy to explain, unlimited range of codepoints
cons: oh man where do i even start

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cops, subtooting another emoji vendor 

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I will definitely scream this "hot take" out here because I have lost my patience.

Aro/ace people, orthogonal to any other signifier, are just as valid as anyone else, and if you believe otherwise I both don't understand you and don't particularly want to associate with you.

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This shouldn't be a hot take but: 

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I really wish Mastodon's UI could have multiple notifications columns with different settings.

That or maybe favorited/boosted toots had the body of the toot abbreviated. Or both.

Both sounds good.

:flan_rip: my mentions.

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