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people appropriately shit the chans and reddit and nextdoor and facebook and all online social hubs that have specific flaws and eccentricities. but you know what is quietly out there being Weird As Hell and nobody really thinks about it?


the people asking and answering shit on Quora are baffling.

Hope I'm doing the right thing by not CWing this... it's too genius of an idea, and too good to let die on birdsite alone.

Who has had someone else attempt to coerce them into apologizing for something they didn't do? Were they successful? If not, what core values of yours did you say you were protecting by refusing, and what were the ultimate consequences?

(I do have my own answers for these, which I will come out with in due time, no more than 2 weeks from now.)

uspol, obscene dollar amounts 

Wealth of Elon Musk
2012: $2,000,000,000
2022: $231,300,000,000

Wealth of Jeff Bezos
2012: $18,400,000,000
2022: $140,900,000,000

Wealth of Mark Zuckerberg
2012: $17,500,000,000
2022: $61,300,000,000

U.S. Federal Minimum Wage
2012: $7.25
2022: $7.25

Three words: tax the rich.

Ya know. I think that vet will live. Maybe I am being insensitive.

SSTV S1 Image received on 14.230 MHz USB at 2022-07-06 22:46:22 UTC
#sstv #S1 #14230

Become unsurveillable: simply speak a language that's not profitable enough to support.

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re: LibreOffice review 

@TrechNex @mdhughes I haven't had any performance issues on the rare occasions I've run LO under Windows (or OpenBSD, for that matter). Maybe I'm just not stressing it hard enough to see the bottlenecks?

BTW, for the terminally curious (pun intended), it *is* technically possible to migrate from Ubuntu 20.04 to Debian 11.3 in place without a re-install... *if* you are experienced with apt/dpkg, are willing to manually rm certain files under /var/lib/dpkg/info when the situation calls for it, and uninstall/reinstall certain programs by hand. It is not something I can recommend trying in good conscience, but if you must, make backups and be ready to abandon ship back to the old Ubuntu install!

If you belong to a Fediverse instance, and you have started to realize that the leadership and culture of that instance are destructive and even cult like, dont be afraid of leaving and starting over.
You can find new connections. Some might even follow you out.
Trust your instincts, and preserve your liberty.

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

🎶Jenny I've got your number
I need to make you mine
Jenny don't change your number

My favorite O Brother, Where Are Thou? trivia is that George Clooney had his Kentuckian dad record all his lines so that Clooney could listen to and memorize them with the proper accent. When Clooney showed up for filming and started saying his lines, the Coens were like "dude what is wrong with you, why aren't you saying the swears?" and that is when Clooney realized his dad had substituted all the swears with gosh darns and shoots.

I wonder what percentage of current internet users know that "modem" is short for "modulator/demodulator".

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