@paeneultima yeah. on the plus side, it was super easy to send someone money and they got it in a few minutes.

@paeneultima I have. my bank offers it too. I dug into them a bit and they seem above board. didn't get any weird fees. I assume they collect all the data but I didn't mind the times I used it.

@paeneultima dang. ah well i guess i'll actually have to work on them 😟

is it true that all my problems would disappear if only i could sleep 8 hours each night?

"try it on a different web browser" is the web app equivalent of "you're using mac? oh, trying using the windows version"

all white men with an Opinion Online will be immediately issued an emotional support parrot with whom all opinions must be vetted before posting. thank you for your cooperation.

It is now illegal in Pennsylvania to donate a book to someone incarcerated.

Instead, books must be purchased as ebooks through prison profiteer GTL or ordered through the DOC

This is an attack on gift economies and free speech/culture while expanding the surveillance capitalist, carceral state.


if you expect an unexpected response is it really unexpected?

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So when Han said, "It's not like dusting crops, boy!" Did Luke wonder what in the hell a crop duster even was? Tatooine isn't known for it's plains-style USian agriculture...

@deejoe it was critical. but in context--white men in tech are literally treated as gods--leading your article with "Torvalds' abuse is like Zeus throwing thunderbolts!" is a fail imo. it doesn't matter what comes later. Zeus was criticized by mortals and gods alike in Greek myths--but he was still Head God™. the article sets up that interpretation from the get go, and therefore, in my view, plays straight into the same white-tech-guy-as-god narrative frame. at a minimum it's poor writing.

@deejoe i feel you. i was reading it from the angle of the tech boygenius narrative, e.g. technologyreview.com/s/539861/

holding up these shitty human beings, like Musk or Torvalds, as role models, heros, geniuses, and reacting angrily whenever someone points out shitty things they've done...it's so common in tech. so when New Yorker compares Torvald's abusive behavior to thunderbolts and not spelling out why they did that, the default assumption is they are fawningly critical, not actually critical.

blog post title: What Have We Learned From--
me: nothing, next question

this is not a subtoot of anyone here fwiw more of a general rant about recent events

@flerb right? it's time for tech to stop turning a blind eye to stuff like this. we'll all be better for it imo

nerds: *shed literal tears when Spock dies from radiation poisoning saying "the good of the many outweighs the good of the one" in The Wrath of Khan*
also nerds: *screamingly defend tech hero's "right" to shout down literally everyone*

@flerb honestly couldn't care less what the reason is. he's been an ass to countless people, and their feelings matter more than his manbaby temper tantrums. he's 48, it's well past time for him to grow up.

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Octodon is a nice general purpose instance.