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Please try to explain these things to me in tangible terms, especially if you're a full-blown introvert! Thanks! :boost_ok: 

I'm still trying to understand a couple of phrases and concepts that people use as though they were self-explanatory.

If you have a firm grasp of what these mean and can explain them in tangible terms instead of more vague, abstract, and/or metaphysical concepts, I'd really appreciate it if you'd help me understand:

- "a profound/deep/special connection"
- "emotional needs"

(No, I'm not neurodivergent. Yes, I do have feelings. Yes, I understand my own feelings very well. Feelings are something very tangible and clear to me. Yes, I can gauge other people's emotional states pretty well.)

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Looking for software, GUI, ReplayGain + R128 :boost_ok: 

I'm looking for a GUI tool that can calculate and save ReplayGain / R128 tags correctly for MP3, OGG, FLAC, and OPUS files.

Right now I'm using ExFalso, but it uses ReplayGain instead of R128 for OPUS files, which is incorrect and doesn't get applied by my music player (Audacious).

Any suggestions?

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Hardware question. Please boost! 

I'm still looking for a free software analog telephone adapter (ATA).

I tried to find a Dragino DT01 because it seemed to fit the bill, but they're out of stock everywhere.

The MeshPotato "MP02 Phone" seems to be the same thing, basically.

Does anyone know of a similar device that's actually still available?

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The celebration of "egging" and "milkshaking" as tools of antifascist action contributes yet again to the age-old normalization of speciesist exploitation.

I'm so tired of stuff like this.

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In my book any kind of socialism that is not actually libertarian and thus disregards individuals is inherently unethical, especially explicit state socialism, which is by design authoritarian and centralist.
If someone's communal socialism is organized bottom-up and decentralized, i.e. based on the needs and decisions of the individuals concerned, then indeed it's not inherently unethical or unjust (but pretty much anarchist).
State socialism, however, is.

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There's nothing anarchist about controlling others through value extraction.
"Anarchist" capitalists are just anti-state proponents of the "freedom" to exploit those who happen to find themselves on the disadvantaged side of a power imbalance.

As far as I am concerned, "anarcho"-capitalism and capitalist "libertarianism" is nothing but plutocratism.

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The lack of revolutionary potential in most existing co-ops is one of the many reasons why cooperative/collective economic projects should already incorporate an inherently anarchist approach at the founding level, and options for long-term horizontal scalability via federation with politically & structurally compatible projects shouldn't be an afterthought.
Worker co-ops shouldn't be isolated. Instead, they should have the clear potential to be integral parts of a bottom-up needs-based economy.

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Members of a police force are humans who let themselves be employed as executives of a state's monopoly on violence.

Pigs are one of the largest groups of victims of violent speciesist exploitation.

Please stop conflating the two and stop victimizing pigs even more by using them in your awful attempts at dehumanizing members of the police!

Pigs are not to blame.

If anyone has some programming contract work they need done, please let me know. I have experience with Rust, Python, C, Go, Java, and JavaScript, and I primarily do frontend work. I can create designs if needed.

🚨Urgent Indigenous Autistic Need 🚨

Zach is a medically complex autistic Ojibwe and Ponca youth, he depends heavily on his phone for communication and engagement with the world around him. His phone is broken, and his mother (also autistic, disabled and Deaf) has no way to obtain one. $300 will get him what he needs, refurbished and unlocked. Any boosts or assistance are beyond appreciated!

@mutualaid #mutualaid #indigenous

Venmo: SuzEQ13

i have no money and need food. im also out of estradiol. dont get paid until august 6th, and after food and bills and saving for appointments i wont have any money for HRT which is about £60 i need per month for just estradiol. can someone please help me?? dunno how much more i can keep going on like this with the dysphoria<3

cashapp: JuliaEl

Hey, can we get my friend Sunyata up to $5300 on their fundraiser for medication and other quality of life necessities today? They’re at $5154 right now, so they need $146 today. Their fundraiser has stalled, and it would be great if people would support them a little every day so they can finally meet their goal! (Link allows Sunyata to track who’s visited their page!)

If you're thinking about becoming a pen pal with a prisoner, carefully read this great guide by Black and Pink first:

And make sure you carefully read the guidelines for sending mail into state and federal prisons versus jails. It fucking sucks to have your letter rejected bc you used colored paper or felt tip pen or whatever.

I am waiting for someone who had a PayPal to help me with the collection. Like how he did last time
I have western union but lot don't have access to it.

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Housing and Healthcare for Black, Trans Artist

Zarina is a black, trans artist and musician from Louisiana currently located in Los Angeles. For the last few years, she has been on her gender transition journey, and it's going great so far, but because the American medical system is broken and transphobic, the surgeries that are medically necessary for her survival and happiness are currently out of her reach.

GET CASEY BACK ON THE ROAD // crowdfund, boosts and donate please 

Please support my comrade getting a new car after theirs was impounded after a year of prisoner support, mutual aid/solidarity organizing, and a series of destabilizing medical traumas

It would mean so much if you could kick $1, $5, or even $10-20 over to my dear comrade. Please boost and share widely

hoo boy.. with the ADL and Paypal partnering up to "combat terrorism and extremism", here's a reminder to NEVER EVER SPECIFY a political cause in your donations/ direct aid. If you have to, be vague: diapers, groceries, tire repair, just send i love yous and happy birthdays. don't fucking rat yourself and others out.

and remember, this goes for Venmo as well, because Paypal owns them.

Hey, I'm currently super poor and can't even afford food or drink.

If you got money to spare for an income- and homeless hacker creating leftist software, services and propaganda, that'd be extremely appreciated.

I can currently receive donations over two channels.

1) EU bank account for one-time donations without any middlemen:

IBAN: DE10100110012627826246

2) Patreon for recurring donations:

We need cement and sand to start with. I will buy cement which coast for 350GMD about 50 bags which is 17500GMD. And a truck of sand which is 9500GMD. I myself can make some blocks so I need about three people to join me to make the blocks then I can use the 5000GMD which is left to pay the 3 people. Thanks to you all.

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are you familiar with south asian history? what big events stand out? where did you learn them?

help a trans poc community member!

This member of the Boston community (name not shared for safety) is one of the most selfless people you could ever meet. We as their friends and community members are raising as much money as possible for them so they can focus on studying for and taking the GED, afford their hormone treatments, pay their rent, and continue their mutual aid efforts.

I'd like to learn the basics of audio user interface design, so that I can apply them to the software I write. I want results that are more tailored to the medium than just enabling use of a screen reader on a graphical user interface designed for sighted people.

What are some search terms I could start with?

Is anyone out there involved in a mutual aid tool sharing library, current or past? I'm talking with some folks about organizing one and we have some logistical questions. (please boost!)

Episode 31: Talking Pressbooks and OER with Steel Wagstaff

We're joined by Steel Wagstaff to talk about Pressbooks, a FOSS-based open access publishing platform, about Open Educational Resources (OER), and education as a fundamental human right!

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