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"It’s bad enough we have to live under the crushing weight of a world that repeatedly says we have no right to exist - but the way y’all INSIST on gaslighting us and telling us it’s all in our heads is just beyond.

BELIEVE. DISABLED. PEOPLE. ABOUT. OUR. OWN. LIVED. EXPERIENCE."

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Ask not, how can god let bad things happen to good people, but instead ask how can god be all powerful if god’s s plans can be thwarted by vegan burgers?

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Everything hurts and I am dying.

RT @d_feldman@twitter.com

In which a blogger finds the private key used to sign Hyundai car software updates … by googling it. They used a key pair from a popular tutorial. 😂😂😂

🐦🔗: twitter.com/d_feldman/status/1

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re: us politics, transphobia 

If a precedent is set for certain demographics to be denied life-saving healthcare, that's essentially a backdoor to deny them citizenship.

It doesn't matter that trans people are like 1% of America's population. Weren't Jews about that percentage in 1930s Germany?

We already face employment and housing discrimination, even in the face of paper-thin laws that forbid such a thing.

Where does it end?

Where does this sort of thing ever end?

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re: us politics, transphobia 

Just in case anyone is interested in the impact of this.

I only have Medicaid, no other health insurance. Medicaid is what lets me afford trans care -- hormones, blood tests, and this past spring's top surgery. Not to mention the chronic illness I've had for 17 years, and was struggling to pay out of pocket for before that.

I had to leave my home state of Florida to get this Medicaid -- the first health insurance I ever had -- because at the time, Florida had not permitted the Medicaid expansion, that would have covered people like me. I had to move up here.

Cutting Medicaid for "trans care" (hormones and surgeries that will still be available to cis people who need them, of course) is just what'll happen on paper. That's bad enough, as these are life-saving treatments.

It will also open the door for Medicaid in Florida to stop covering transgender patients for anything. On the ground, that's what will occur. Bigots don't follow rules.

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Your password must contain at least one lowercase letter, one uppercase letter, one forgotten rune, and one unspeakable horror

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Here’s a small #Swift function I whipped up that’ll keep retrying an async operation using an exponential backoff until the operation succeeds by not throwing any errors or the task gets cancelled: gist.github.com/BigZaphod/50cc

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be the clerical error you want to see in the world

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People say that TikTok is cringe, but have you seen LinkedIn?

As a side note, the worst stuff is the stuff that has the dystopian future that conservative christians have created in the present and blame it on not being Christian?

This trailer literally has a scene with police shooting indiscriminately into the White main characters room from the outside. As if that never happens.

Oh wait… maybe it doesn’t happen to white people… 😮

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I’ve watched way too many Christian movies and they all have the same overly shallow premises while advertising excitement and family values, while complaining the budgets are too small to make them appealing.

Um, what was the budget for Blair Witch Project? Mad Max?

The problem isn’t the budget. It’s that the people making this shit don’t understand their own source material.

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The Christian movie blockbuster is a scam, accidentally or otherwise.

Related to crowdfunding ads for yet another jesusy movie that takes great strides to tell you it’s respecting the source material and then shitting on it.

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"So the Hyperloop, for example, [Musk] admitted to his biographer that the reason [it] was announced—even though he had no intention of pursuing it—was to try to disrupt the California high-speed rail project and to get in the way of that actually succeeding."

source gizmodo.com/silicon-valleys-tr

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computer 

if only KDE developers were as rigorous in removing bugs as Gnome developers are in removing features

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(So sorry about the re-post - had to add screenshots.)

This is one of those moments when I can't feel anything at all, because it's just too much to grasp. For 2+yrs I've worked so intensely, each and every day, and finally I'm able to release this thing.

For better or worse, I've done it in a way I believe in. And so it's not _just_ another #GTK / #GNOME theme; it's a project about the importance of customizability, and about the ethics and politics of UIs.

💜

codeberg.org/gom/

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so have you heard of this cool new thing called RSS? it’s like podcasts but for articles. you should check it out!

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This Is the Data Facebook Gave Police to Prosecute a Teenager for Abortion vice.com/en/article/n7zevd/thi

Cancel it. Delete your account. Help your friends delete theirs. Abandon that dumpster fire.

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🧵 Here is something I’ve been working on lately that I’m happy and nervous to finally share! It’s the continuation of a project I’ve come back to.

Back in 2020, as part of my Master degree thesis work, I illustrated an adaptation of Alfred Noyes’ poem The Highwayman.

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.