here's the hot take and i'm not convinced y'all are ready for this 

"i don't wanna think about [persistent race-related issues on the fedi] i just wanna post about how gay i am"
is covert white supremacy

responding "i'm white BUT ..." to That Poll is covert white supremacy

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New at the GNU Press Shop: limited edition FSF laptop bookbags! These were made for last fall's fundraiser, so we only have a few spares. Get yours fast before they run out at u.fsf.org/35l.

just a note to the programmers on here: if your work involves ai, neural networks, or other expensive algorithms designed to replace human judgement, consider how much it's truly meant to be more equitable and/or efficient and whether it meets that goal. if it doesn't and you're just automating existing judgement at great expense, the purpose of including a neural network is to obfuscate culpability

this is not theoretical

Broke: Megabits per second

Woke: MegaBleps per second

The fennec wishes to become immersed in pumpkin spice *everything* 😃 🎃

MH (~) 

Might get really deep into slice of life anime as a form of escapism...

Or I could maybe find more hobbies instead of escapes. I'm at a sort of impasse in terms of strategies for taking care of myself 😅

TikTok 

Broke: Ban TikTok

Woke: Ban Facebook, Google, Twitter

Flaming hot take, TikTok 

An arbitrary ban hammer can only end in the death of the internet. We'll lose our ability to spread information globally, and we'll lose the ability to spread information freely. The undoing of these two things undo the entire purpose of the internet

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Flaming hot take, TikTok 

If the US government genuinely feels that TikTok poses a legitimate concern to national security (which I find borderline impossible to imagine), then this is a rare example of a situation that actually *is* a technical problem.

Enact law to put pressure on Google and Apple to make sure data leaks can't happen. If the US is serious that they need people to use domestic social networks instead, then they should maybe go as far as to subsidize their production if necessary

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Flaming hot take, TikTok 

The ban of certain select apps is incredibly dangerous because of how it has the potential to inevitably fracture the internet along country lines. The internet is an invaluable tool for sharing perspective and distributing information. People are able to realize that their government is not the embodiment of themselves, and that country does not intrinsically dictate dissimilarity between us.

I really like this masto thing and I'm really glad y'all are here 🙂

MH (~), Trans stuff 

Am I depressed? 🤔

*feels the facial hair really growing in, notices the blinds are closed, notices it's noon and I haven't eaten breakfast*

Maybe...?

Announcing LearnAwesome.org - an open-source, ActivityPub-compliant alternative to GoodReads, Coursera etc.

The goal is to build humanity's universal learning map by tagging learning resources with rich metadata such as topics, format, length, cost etc. There's a companion browser extension, a mobile app and peer-groups for project-based learning, mentored by selected experts and more.

The webapp is built with Ruby, Rails and PostgreSQL. Inviting devs: github.com/learn-awesome/learn

Meta question 

What's going on with radical.town?

@mawr Hi, so Meow is going down for a couple of days, so I'm trying to pack everything I need for the meantime while I'm staying over. 😛🙂

Can we copy the :maddie_fen:, :fennec_fox_ziphi:, :reet:, :reet_tiny:, and :smash_that_reet: emojos from Meow? 🙂 They would be really great to have 😊

This is what I use to listen to music every single day, it's light, resistant, repairable, standard, carries 64GB of music and will play music for nearly 100 hours.

I paid 16$ for it.

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