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big brain tech guys love to be like I ONLY RESPECT LOGIC AND SCIENCE and when you point out that cars physically take up too much space to ever be efficient for mass urban transportation they link to you tesla propaganda

What's the approved feed reader these days?

For some reason, doesn't click conceptually with me so I don't use it. I'm looking for something with an Android app, if possible.

Most of my reading is in but I know I should switch to . Perhaps the solution noted here is what I need: github.com/wallabag/wallabag/i

rape, academic question, birdsite link 

Thoughts on the effectiveness of CWs from here in the where they exist?

twitter.com/raeann_a_phd/statu

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imagine explaining the housing crisis to someone who didnt live during capitalism

me: there are hundreds of thousands of people who sleep without shelter in cities every night

guy from 1000AD: that sounds bad. is there not enough construction material?

me: no theres actually a surplus of houses but a few people own most of them and refuse to rent or sell them at affordable prices for 99% of the population because they think the houses will be worth more money in a few years

guy from 1000AD:

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just let the phrenology hat sort you into the good-skull, weird-skull, crow-skull, and bad-skull houses

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police, propaganda, death 

I saw somewhere (here or birdsite) a thing about upticks in pro-police reporting after the police kill another black person. Does anyone have a reference for this effect, because I can't find it.

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Violence, police, protest 

The kid song "teddy bear, teddy bear, turn around" but as a protest against police brutality.

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Great news!
#lemmy is receiving a grant by the NLnet.
Read their announcement: https://dev.lemmy.ml/post/35293

Also, consider donating so that the momentum doesn't stop once the grant money is spent.
Liberapay: https://liberapay.com/Lemmy/
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/dessalines

#foss #opensource #reddit #fediverse #prismo

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26. try to imagine ways to use your shiny new software to abuse, harass, stalk, or spy on people, especially vulnerable people. ask a diverse range of people to do the same.
then fix it so you can’t. if you cannot figure out how to do your special software thing without opening vulnerable people to abuse, consider not making it available to anyone.

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46. Untitled%20toot%208_FINAL.docx
less a principle than a specific criticism of a ubiquitous concept.
problem: filenames try to be both a programmer interface and a user interface and it’s bad at both. spaces, special characters and long names cause problems for programmers. being overly restrictive causes problems for users. Asking for a filename on file close is the wrong time to ask the user to think about a good findable name- exactly when they’ve just decided to do something else.

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Chapter 99 in The Tech Industry Is Broken With Problems It Has No Desire To Fix.

birdsite link 

@t54r4n1

RT i’m tired of being a woman online so i’m going to be a duck with a knife twitter.com/taylr/status/12750

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Hey! What's the single board computer that isn't a raspberry pi world look like right now?

I'm especially interested in low end/cheap stuff.

Does anything exist in the sub$10 range that is worth looking at? Ideally with on board storage?

I want to put together some set top boxes for playing media and games, as cheaply as possible. (I have two other related projects as well, I might talk about them in a few minutes, but something like a Chip is what I'm after.)

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We've been asked if we could quickly implement new features in #Liberapay so that it could replace #Bountysource, which has been doing shady things. We can't and we don't want to. Encouraging people to pay for a specific issue to be solved is problematic, it creates bad incentives instead of providing stable funding for the proper maintenance and development of a project. If you still think bounties are a good idea, then you can try to revive https://freedomsponsors.org/

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GEB Quote 

“Numbers as realities misbehave. However, there is an ancient and innate sense in people that numbers ought not to misbehave. There is something clean and put in the abstract notion of number, removed from counting beads, dialects, or clouds; and there ought to be a way of talking about numbers without always having the silliness of reality come in and intrude”

- Douglas Hofstadter channeling Terry Pratchett

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