climate anxiety Show more
I'm not stockpiling food (I mean, canning for next year, but that's different and yet I'm conflating them anyway). Not buying guns or building a shack. Just planting fruit trees and thinking about how I'd deal with particular shortages. Like, what do I do without prescription painkillers that keep me from killing myself if supplies of obscure meds are iffy? And that seems simultaneously insane yet responsible?
Hi @squiggy can you help me watercool my PC??
Imagine thinking that 🍑 spaces aren’t uniformly magnets to the worst sort of people who will gleefully organize violence against marginalized groups.
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@SelfsameSynonym I'll just say it right out (and forgive me for saying the magic words aloud)
"free speech" is a concept that's completely rotten by now and someone needs to put a bullet in its head. it's a bloodstained idol now, not a legitimate social or political ideal, and I wanna pull it down and smash it
Western society, American society in particular, wants to defend "free speech" to the death when it doesn't know what "free" means or what "speech" means. it's unhinged
most persons' notions of both "speech" and "freedom" are appalling, puerile
what are we gonna do about that?
B612 is an open-source font developed by Airbus. It's the result of a research project to define and validate an “Aeronautical Font” to improve display of information on the cockpit screens, in particular in terms of legibility and comfort of reading. https://b612-font.com/
So now I've had a conversation with a moderator at Fosstodon.
It seems as though, despite the sites pretty bold CoC prohibition on "public or private oppressive language or actions" (language they borrowed from elsewhere), they construe that prohobition much more narrowly than is written.
In fact they allow a great deal of oppressive language, if you don't @ anyone directly.
This contradiction bolsters my inclination to suspend the instance—until they decide to enforce their CoC as written.
time for a revised #Introduction:
Hope to connect with #DerbyTwitter folks; #Feminist, #Queer, and/or #Antifascist #BlackMetal fans; #TwinCities residents; #HighEdWeb folks; and #CVG types.
#TransFeminine #NonBinary #Pan #Bi #GrayAce; #HTML #CSS #FrontEnd #WebStandards #a11y #Typography; #MNRD, ex- #NSRD & #TCRD; #AtmosphericBlackMetal #USBM #RABM #BlackenedDoomMetal
uspol, monumental fuckery Show more
It took about two and a half years to get up to speed, but they're starting to get their legs under them as far as globally isolating the US and leveraging nationalism in truly esoteric ways—undoing common sense stuff the federal government does, that people take for granted because they are so ordinary and banal, and that has provided stability and global cooperation.
Gentle reminders Show more
Content warnings are not censorship.
Federation is not a right.
Tech boys are not your daddy saviors.
Tags can't be filtered out.
Tags on content warnings will not federate.
Spell out your CWs.
Friends not followers.
Read people's bios for pronouns/triggers.
Put your pronouns and age in your bio.
Unfollowing isn't mean.
Blocking isn't bad.
Muting isn't personal.
Small instances are healthier, usually.
Try to reach out in good faith first if you can.
Ettiquette is useful until it is ableist.
Supreme Court, institutional racism, wishing death upon someone Show more
I'm just saying that maybe Clarence Thomas could be assassinated, not by me, but by someone https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/06/brett-kavanaugh-clarence-thomas-racist-juries-mississippi.html
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