Ok, so, a year ago today I registered radical.town and on 8/24/18 we opened. Send boosts.

Spent half the day improving scripts to make my experience with MPD better (agnostic way to pull down album and artist art), now getting kiddo his driver's license.

"Users who decline to share footage through the app may have police showing up at their door asking them to share in person if online requests don't work out. Law enforcement can also go to Amazon directly with a valid legal demand and bypass the user's consent to access the footage entirely." #privacy arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

Hey !

Remember that being nice to customer support can make someone's day

I.T. has spent since the beginning of the PC revolution trying to put users back into what amounts to limited dumb terminals. This is all done in the name of security, productivity, and support savings.

All of this forgets why end users flocked to PCs to begin with, because they could do *more* than the rigid, IT approved work and actually increased productivity, albeit while giving IT more work.

Yet, Citrix, Dell, HP, and everyone else is trying to put everyone back into a box.

Organizers are dying or falling ill left and right and it doesn’t get spoken about. We’re not justice machines cranking out resistance. This level of stress, anxiety, and police/systematic brutality has a heavy price on the human body and mind. Activists are not consumables to be used up, thrown away, and be replaced with a younger model.

@popstar This white person is just gobsmacked by that level of stupidity (and thier ignorance of the existence of African American cowboys).

tired: Making AIs self-destruct by telling them "This statement is a lie."

wired: Making an AI vent me into space because I asked them to prioritize the task of creating a portmanteau for "manager" and "manger" so I had a word for where managers would eat from if they lived in barns and didn't have hands.

uspol 

Views of Higher Education Divided by Party - Pew Research Center's Social & Demographic Trends Project

"The increase in negative views has come almost entirely from Republicans and independents who lean Republican."

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Scientists Are 99% Sure They Just Detected a Black Hole Eating a Neutron Star - vice

"What has not yet been observed, however, is a collision between a black hole and a neutron star—until now… probably."

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The Innovations of the Creative Class Affect a Rural Area's Fortunes - CityLab

"Across the board—in both urban and rural areas—firms with higher innovation index scores perform better and pay higher wages."

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it's my mastoversary!!!

I promised mastodon logo nail art, and so shall you have

this was surprisingly difficult to do, but i think that's just because I overdid it. I didn't 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 to try to do an isolated linear rainbow for the m, but I did anyway :blobcheer:

food, body image, help 

Ugly Gerry, a public domain font created to highlight the absurd gerrymandering of US congressional districts:

uglygerry.com

mascotmonday optional hidden boss, contains bees 

Websites that peddle disinformation make millions of dollars in ads, new study finds - CNN

"At least $235 million in revenue is generated annually from ads running on extremist and disinformation websites, according to a new study from the Global Disinformation Index"

nzzl.us/FbmqPaz

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