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A quick introduction:

I am or have been a: writer, publisher, renter of virtual apartments for real money, injector of radioactive materials (for the forces of good, usually), sociologist, teacher, BBS sysop, SJW, polyam, and dedicated to punching up. I also have screwed up a lot, and try to learn from that crap.

I write stuff at ideatrash.net, and share lots of things I find interesting.

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Intellectual property protection does not increase creativity; it just crowds out creativity that doesn't have intellectual property protection.

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If someone had wanted to learn more about what it’s like to be trans (or queer) what would be some good books or articles to read?

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windows 11 

"there is no personal computing without personal agency," -- Satya Nadella

(That's a bit rich coming from a company that is pulling more and more choice away from users and dragging functionality into the cloud.

(Note: I've been using FLOSS since 1993. There is literally nothing you can say that I haven't heard 15 times over. I'm tired. Please help me to not regret posting this. Your cooperation is appreciated.)

"Rihanna covered her matching shark tattoo with Drake and fans don't know how to feel" the fact that they don't immediately feel like she is a person with bodily autonomy is why i go out of my way to avoid referring to myself as a Fan

"As a sysadmin with over thirty years of Unix experience, I’m biased towards anything involving explosives." #dnssecmastery2e

Want to support me while I'm writing the new "DNSSEC Mastery"? Sponsor this book at tiltedwindmillpress.com/produc - you'll get your name inside!

Microfiction: "Yes," he whispered into her ear, "you'd kill for it. That isn't the question. The question is *who* you would kill for it."

From 23 Jun: Excuses, Motivations, and When They Don’t Matter - Someone’s motivation completely matters in relationships. Someone’s motivation can also be completely irrelevant. ideatrash.net/2021/06/excuses- -of-admission

housing, capitalist bullshit 

Wonder why houses are selling like crazy? Here might be the reason why. Read the thread.

imgur.com/gallery/JugI5k0

BLM, bigots 

A Group of White Cops Beat a Black Undercover Officer at a BLM Protest
The Black officer captured the assault on cellphone video.

vice.com/en/article/xgxa47/a-g

The woman then stuck a key to her chest, though most modern keys aren't magnetic and it's clear the woman applied pressure. She later claimed the key stuck to her neck as well.

However, the key repeatedly fell off of her neck, as did the bobby pin.

secondnexus.com/amp/nurse-atte

From 18 Jun: Automatically Find Cover Art With Smart Automatic Cover Art Downloader (Crossplatform) - SACAD is a multi platform command line tool to download album covers without manual intervention, ideal for integration in scripts, audio players, etc. ideatrash.net/2021/06/automati -art -tool

…the last couple years have left an ineradicable mark on my view of humanity, folks.

Wash your hands and keep your damn masks on. The pandemic’s still on. Especially since some mfers won’t do the bare minimum to halt it.

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See, if you’re wearing a mask, what I see is, “I care about people around me and am doing my bit.”

If you’re not, what I see is, “I would rather murder people with possible contagion rather than wear a bit of cloth over my DISEASE-EXHALING HOLES.”

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wifi connected lawnmower that emails you when you run over the power cable

TERFs and the far right, long form article 

From the Institute of Race Relations:

"Across Europe, the far Right is mobilising around sexual difference and for the forced imposition of heterosexual norms by drawing on biological arguments to border the ‘other’. Whilst we are familiar with the ways in which the far Right have long organised against the racialised ‘foreigner’ through anti-migrant and Islamophobic rhetoric, we are now seeing the ‘othering’ of anyone who does not subscribe to the tenets of the heteronormative nuclear family. Issues around reproduction, sexual difference and the family are now a key political battleground. As trans rights in the UK come under attack from powerful government and media voices, as well as ‘gender critical’ feminists, Sophia Siddiqui warns of the multiple dangers ahead when/if we cede territory to far-right ideas on innate biological difference."

The article continues by highlighting the common ground of far right politicians across Europe, and TERFs, with multiple examples.

irr.org.uk/article/feminism-bi

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Faith Collapsing

Faith Collapsing is a host set up by me (Steven Saus) with the same sensibility of the BBS I ran back in the 1990s - I set it up for me, but folks I personally know are welcome to join if they like. Left-leaning; fascists will not be happy with my moderation. Incitements to violence or hate speech will get you gone.