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sometimes, uh, i think we are harder on problematic women than we are on problematic men

if you keep recursively zipping a file on macOS, does it add a __MACOSX folder every time, and if so, does the zip gradually get bigger and bigger

Major Brands’ Advertising Dollars Are Funding Fake News

“Low-quality online outlets are siphoning ad money away from quality ones and the audiences they attract...The result is that there has been—and will continue to be—a sharp drop in revenue to quality news publishers. Not only has the increase in disinformation overwhelmed the spread of high-quality information, it has also made quality journalism less financially viable.”

A Student at an Oregon Community College Says Instructors Flunked Her for Being a Porn Actress. She's Suing.
If being fired for [a leaked topless photo] is a form of gender discrimination, what about harassment based on having done sex work? Gililland’s suit will test whether the law—especially Title IX—protects sex workers from discrimination.

Business Musings: Patreon, Copyright, And Personal Choice

And here’s another point: Even though the FAQ and Patreon’s home page contradict the rights grab, the grab is in the Terms of Use. The reassurances aren’t.

Scientists see a bizarre quantum effect in antimatter for the first time

"Scientists have, for the first time, been able to get positrons to interfere with each other in a classic (if I can use that word in this context) quantum mechanics experiment. That’s the first time antimatter has ever been successfully tested this way."

reproductive rights 


How A Hospital Network Might Make Church Law Your Law

A Dayton, Ohio healthcare network uses the beliefs of one (closed) hospital to justify their stance against abortion while simultaneously proving the law is medically unnecessary and politically motivated.

The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice announced that mail order abortion pills are now available in the U.S. through the Dutch website

AidAccess is a private initiative by a committed team of medical doctors and longterm abortion rights activists. The website is supported by a team of English and Spanish-speaking help-desk members. The goal of is to assist women who don’t have access to locally available abortion services.

reproductive rights 


Experts Aren’t Impressed With Google’s New Privacy Tools

"Some critics, however, say Google’s privacy updates sidestep more substantial changes that could threaten its ad-driven business model."

uspol, homophobic 

uspol, conspiracy 

India's pollution is killing millions, yet it's not a poll agenda

"India's toxic air claimed 1.24 million lives in 2017 - 12.5 percent of total deaths recorded that year in the country, according to a study published in Lancet Planetary Health. The study said more Indians died due to pollution than cancer, tuberculosis, AIDS and diabetes put together."

uspol, reproductive rights 

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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.