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"SSA has given the American Federation of Government Employees until July 31 to vacate agency property and return all government-issued computers, phones and other equipment, according to an email from AFGE’s National Council of Social Security Administration Field Operations Locals (Council 220) to SSA bargaining unit employees."
dear website designers:
that thing you do, where i scroll down and down and when i hit the bottom of the article, oh whoops! suddenly i'm at the top of a completely different page?
that is fucking abysmal design. it's user hostile. it makes your website unusable. it makes me NEVER EVER want to come back to your website. for anything. more to the point, it tells me that YOU don't want to use your website either. and nor do the people who pay you.
TIL about hyperlexia, "a syndrome characterized by a child's precocious ability to read." People with hyperlexia are excellent at word-decoding and pattern-matching, and learn to read independently at a very early age, but often suffer deficits in social skills and struggle with spontaneous speaking. Some researchers believe hyperlexia is an autism-spectrum disorder, but it's as yet poorly-understood. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperlexia
Stop Live-Tweeting Strangers Flirting
"...Even after [the woman] was forced to quit social media once trolls discovered her account and hurled sexist insults at her, Blair encouraged her followers to investigate and expose the woman’s real identity. Blair also continued to milk the controversy throughout the weekend, posting selfie video updates with information about the drama and attempting to capitalize on her viral success by promoting her acting career ...."
What in the holy name of Shabranigdo's bouncing ruby bollocks does "horny on main" even mean.
I'm afraid to Google that shit at work. I suspect the results will go Lovecraftian halfway down the first page.
"Did blogs ruin the web? Or did the web ruin blogs?"
There are reasons I make a point of excluding Medium from search results.
this rings so true omg "Contrary to common belief, the volume of face-to-face interaction decreased significantly (approx. 70%) in [two field studies transitions to open office plans], with an associated increase in electronic interaction. In short, rather than prompting increasingly vibrant face-to-face collaboration, open architecture appeared to trigger a natural human response to socially withdraw from officemates and interact instead over email and IM." http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/373/1753/20170239
reminder: you do not have a moral obligation to be miserable
Boost if you're a U.S. citizen (or resident, whatever) who loves this country like you love a violent-tempered landlord w/perpetually sticky fingers, no stomach for repairs, and awful personal boundaries but also a great music and art collection... and so you just grit your teeth and apologize constantly to visitors about them b/c you're too old/broke to move & besides all your stuff's here.
God, I'm so done with "Godlike AI awakens and immediatly decides to wipe out humanity" stories.
Where are the "Godlike AI awakens and decides to strive for social reform, abolishing poverty and capitalism" stories?
It's depressing how reactionary and conservative this branch of SciFi is.
#CanHelpWith web, accessibility
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance.