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the admin of a Mastodon instance should be called a Mastodontist. thanks

Twitter thread about a Nazi theme that was published in a "legitimate" academic journal 

"If this is what MIT wants to defend; if this is what MIT wants to stand for, then, yes, burn it to the ground." medium.com/@selamie/remove-ric

q. how does a pirate assess goodness of fit?
a. by checking the arrrrrr squared value.

it's in capitalism's best interest to make your life miserable

since "experts" like these seem to want to bring dystopian sciences fiction to life maybe it's time for science fiction that depicts universal basic income, health care as a basic right, food for everyone...
thebulletin.org/2019/08/strang

HISTORY FACT

in the past, it was common for people to write software for purposes other than helping tech companies monetize their users more effectively

#history #fact

Techposting; recommended Firefox add-ons for security (updated recommendations) 

uhhhhh what is going on with @fdroidorg?

(screencap of an F-droid app listing where the app claims it's an "ethical" chat app, but there's a warning that the app tracks and reports your activity)

love the proloferation of containerized app delivery platforms (docker, snap, flatpak, AppImage,???) that are not wasteful, dangerous or confusing in any way. it's excellent to have many different non-interoperable ways to install binaries /sarcasm

it’s weird that graft is such a fundamental part of governance in the US but i can’t just bribe the person at the DMV to accept my gender 🤔

it's hard enough trying to find a way to love someone knowing they might someday be gone, so maybe let's not make it even harder for one another

doing nice things for yourself without labeling it self care, as a form of self care

me: hello I'd like to install a text editor on my phone that won't spy on me

2019: no

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