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Janet Lunde in the Burgh. Black Lives Matter. Trans Rights are Human Rights. 😷 she/her

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unicorndeburgh, to random
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In the US, we'll likely see a COVID vaccine this fall that's been updated for new variants.

https://yourlocalepidemiologist.substack.com/p/expect-an-updated-covid-19-vaccine

#covid

unicorndeburgh, to politics
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“Donald Trump promised to crush pro-Palestinian protests on college campuses, telling a roomful of donors — a group that he joked included ‘98 percent of my Jewish friends’ — that he would expel student demonstrators from the United States, according to participants in the roundtable event with him in New York.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/27/trump-israel-gaza-policy-donors/

#politics

BlackAzizAnansi, to random
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What tech issue radicalized you?

unicorndeburgh,
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@BlackAzizAnansi When my employer laid off 14% of the employees, and then aggressively hired in areas with lower salaries and benefits costs.

mekkaokereke, (edited ) to random
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Feminists taught me that Mad Max Fury Road is not a feminist movie. I get that.

Fury Road was just an action movie where the violent protagonist was a woman with a visible disability, instead of an able bodied man. I get that.

But I still enjoy the fact that George Miller looked at all the dudes that got angry that a woman was the star of a Mad Max movie, and said "Cry about it!" and doubled down.

I am so watching this.

Furiosa extended trailer
(CW: movie violence)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LYV3001u574

unicorndeburgh,
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@mekkaokereke I was at a feminist science fiction conference right after Fury Road came out, and it was LOVED.

StillIRise1963, to random
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Black people have to trick simple minded white racists when selling their homes by putting white shit all over the place.🙄

unicorndeburgh,
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@StillIRise1963
The stories with evidence of that startled me. Just another naive white person here. 😞

StillIRise1963, to random
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Ummm, I think a person can figure out how to live on less than $43K a month. 🙄

unicorndeburgh,
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@StillIRise1963 What's the context? My searching came up empty.

unicorndeburgh, to random
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Utah passed a transphobic bathroom bill, and have an online form for people to snitch on folks they think are in the "wrong" bathroom or locker room.

Gosh, it would be terrible if people on the internet uploaded a lot of fake reports!

In pursuit of good, thorough, reports they have made the form handle a LOT of very large file uploads, and you can put a LOT of text in the fields. It makes me wonder if the people who created the form deliberately undermined it?

https://ut-sao-special-prod.web.app/sex_basis_complaint.html

thomasfuchs, to random
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(Copied from https://bsky.app/profile/nobodysholm.bsky.social/post/3krk4pbvuas25)

So Utah, having passed a transphobic bathroom bill, has launched an online form for people to snitch on folks they think are in the "wrong" bathroom or locker room.

Be a real shame if people on the Internet flooded it with fake reports: https://ut-sao-special-prod.web.app/sex_basis_complaint.html

unicorndeburgh,
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unicorndeburgh, to random
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"Google has indexed inaccurate infrastructure-as-code samples produced by Pulumi AI – a developer that uses an AI chatbot to generate infrastructure – and the rotten recipes are already appearing at the top of search results.

This mess started with Pulumi's decision to publish the result of its users' prompts on a curated AI Answers page. Google's crawlers indexed the resulting robo-responses – but when users find them, the AI answers are often inaccurate."

https://www.theregister.com/2024/05/01/pulumi_ai_pollution_of_search/

StillIRise1963, to random
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I’m really tired and I can’t figure out if it’s physical or mental.

unicorndeburgh,
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@StillIRise1963
When I drift awake at night, my mind races with the rise of fascism or the terrors of climate change. It's exhausting.

I can only fall asleep by listening to escapist audiobooks.

unicorndeburgh, to random
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This is just so delicious!

DeSantis lied to migrants to get them on a plane to Massachusetts as a political stunt. Because they were victims of that crime, they were eligible to apply for legal status as the victim of trafficking. They can now live and work legally in the US!

https://www.newsweek.com/desantis-migrants-marthas-vineyard-visas-1892919

StillIRise1963, to random
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My doc just called to say the polyp wasn’t even a polyp. Don’t have to have another colonoscopy for 7 years. 😁

unicorndeburgh,
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@StillIRise1963 Excellent!

kcarruthers, to random
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I hate Miro boards. What is a nicer alternative?

unicorndeburgh,
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@kcarruthers Do you dislike shared whiteboards is general, or is there something specific you dislike about Miro?

unicorndeburgh, to random
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LLMs being baked into searches has some terrifying edge cases.

What if an emergency responder is looking for MSDS info, or a parent is worried about what their kid just ate?

https://www.funraniumlabs.com/2024/04/phil-vs-llms/

unicorndeburgh, to random
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FINALLY! We didn't just accept cholera -- we instituted water treatment plants and safety standards. We can also make indoor air safer. The Biden-Harris Administration is stepping up!

"Today, the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) launched the Building Resilient Environments for Air and Total HEalth (BREATHE) program to create a scalable platform to improve indoor air quality across the country."

https://arpa-h.gov/news-and-events/arpa-h-launches-breathe-monitor-and-improve-indoor-air-quality

unicorndeburgh, to random
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"A former member of the RNC, Jennifer Horn, who used to run New Hampshire’s Republican Party and spoke to HuffPost, was quite blunt in her assessment: 'The RNC has become a money-laundering operation for the most crooked president in history.'"

https://statuskuo.substack.com/p/the-grift-goes-on

StillIRise1963, to random
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My kids are almost 30. They’re coming together nicely. Almost fully baked.

unicorndeburgh,
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@StillIRise1963 @slothrop

Oh, it always did! It used to be easier financially, but that's not the whole picture.

unicorndeburgh, to politics
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Senator Fetterman is considering voting with the GOP against reducing car emissions. If you care about climate change, yell at him here: www.fetterman.senate.gov/contact/

That quote is from https://www.politico.com/newsletters/power-switch/2024/03/21/bidens-newest-democratic-worry-00148357

#politics #climate

unicorndeburgh, to random
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Trump is personally going broke, and so is the Republican Party.

Trump is "trying to install his daughter-in-law Lara at the RNC, perhaps to loot the treasury for the entire republican party - which only has $8M cash on hand and has had its worst fundraising year in over a decade. Not to mention the NRA trial ... has closing arguments TODAY, and they’re bleeding cash as well. ... And trump’s PAC has been drained of nearly $100M in legal fees in the past two years"

https://post.news/@/MuellerSheWrote/2cPMir3uq1enqphtpEBkxRoFtP9

unicorndeburgh, to random
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"patients on Medicare and Medicaid or who are uninsured should get free Paxlovid. They need to sign up by going to paxlovid.iassist.com or by calling 877-219-7225"

"Patients must have a prescription for Paxlovid to start the enrollment process. It is not possible to pre-enroll. (Though, in a sense, people on Medicare or Medicaid are already pre-enrolled.)"

https://wapo.st/49z3ocf

evacide, to random
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I don't understand why brick and mortal clothing stores are dying. Am I the only person who wants to try things on before I buy them? Sizing for women's clothing is crafted entirely from lies. I just bought a size 8 top from a brand, which fit perfectly, and had to return a pair of size 2 pants from them because they were too big.

unicorndeburgh,
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@evacide It's not just "size". Several articles of clothing may fit, but minor differences about how they fit make a bit difference in both appearance and comfort

Then there's fabric. I've had cotton t-shirts that feel plush and lovely, and ones that were thin and positively scratchy.

I buy FAR MORE clothes in visit to a store, than I do searching online.

unicorndeburgh, to random
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Yes, governing is a job requirement!

"In a unanimous opinion that could have reverberations for the upcoming legislative session, the court sided with Secretary of State LaVonne Griffin-Valade’s interpretation of Measure 113, the 2022 ballot measure that voters approved with an eye toward ending legislative walkouts."

https://www.opb.org/article/2024/02/01/oregon-supreme-court-rules-republican-lawmakers-walked-out-cant-seek-reelection/

mekkaokereke, to random
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My hot take on the Vision Pro is the same as my hot take on every AR/VR/Mixed Reality headset produced in the past checks notes 20 years: "If most women can't use your product for 4 hours straight without throwing up, don't try to tell me that it's the future of anything." I said what I said.

Women can use a smartphone indefinitely without nausea. They can use a laptop indefinitely. A gaming console and TV indefinitely. But XR headsets cause motion sickness in most women in under an hour. 🤷🏿‍♂️

unicorndeburgh,
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@mekkaokereke Nausea is obviously a big deal for using a product, but your physical size will be a factor for this, too.

It weighs nearly 2 pounds! I would get neck pain and a headache SO FAST if I put something like that on my face.

unicorndeburgh, to random
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On a regular basis, someone (usually a straight, cis, white man) says that we can solve the problem of people being nasty online by using real names. It doesn't work, and it hurts people who can't risk using their real name..

"Results show that in the context of online firestorms, non-anonymous individuals are more aggressive compared to anonymous individuals. This effect is reinforced if selective incentives are present and if aggressors are intrinsically motivated."

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0155923

thomasfuchs, to random
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lol at people trying to retcon history and pretend the Y2K bug wasn't real.

I literally worked for like a year from late 1998 to the end of 1999 to fix databases of utility companies and health systems to not, you know, completely and utterly fail come January 1st, 2000.

unicorndeburgh,
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@thomasfuchs Yup. Portland couldn't send out water bills to customers for months because their old system couldn't handle 4-digit years.

We all did SO MUCH work, and so much equipment was replaced.

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