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dgoldsmith

@dgoldsmith@mastodon.social

Started in #physics, landed in #computers. Flipping bits since 1971. Software Engineer at a large tech company. I write #fanfiction in my nonexistent free time. Trans girl when JFK was President. San Francisco Bay Area.

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From @ErinInTheMorn:

Fascists gonna fascism.

"Retaliation": Texas AG Paxton Demands PFLAG Provide Names, Addresses Of Trans Members
https://www.erininthemorning.com/p/retaliation-texas-ag-paxton-demands

dgoldsmith, to random
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How things are portrayed in the media has a huge impact on public acceptance, so this is a great idea. We need a Bechdel test for portraying trans people in movies and TV too. At the moment, neither climate change nor trans people exist in the vast majority of entertainment.

https://www.latimes.com/environment/newsletter/2024-03-01/column-where-is-climate-change-on-film-and-tv-theres-now-a-bechdel-test-for-that-boiling-point

dgoldsmith, to random
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I haven't seen a single article in the mainstream media about yesterday’s resolution from the American Psychological Association supporting gender-affirming care for trans youth. Not one. Maybe they're just being slow.

#transphobia #BadJournalism

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From @ErinInTheMorn:

Fascists, and the mainstream media as well, twist the science on trans kids.

Fact Checked: New Problematic "Finnish Study" Actually Shows Trans Care Saves Lives
https://www.erininthemorning.com/p/fact-checked-new-problematic-finnish

dgoldsmith, to random
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From @ErinInTheMorn:

Science is entirely on the side of the trans community, including trans kids. This resolution passed 153-9. Every other major medical organization has the same position. The disconnect between science and mainstream media is astounding and shameful.

World's Largest Psych Association Passes Policy Supporting Trans Youth Care By Massive Margin
https://www.erininthemorning.com/p/worlds-largest-psych-association

dgoldsmith, to random
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I'm thinking that if TFG loses the election, he might well flee the country since his legal strategy to avoid being held accountable for his crimes will have collapsed. I can't see him sticking around to actually risk jail time.

dgoldsmith,
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@shadowfacts There would be nonsense, to be sure. Maybe he'd go hang out with his pal in Moscow.

gedeonm, to random
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Okay a few things…

  1. NO idea how I got on the GOP snail mail spam list 🤮

  2. Enjoy that title while you can, Mike, you won’t have it much longer 😏

  3. Shredding a piece of mail never felt so fracking good. 🤩

dgoldsmith,
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@gedeonm I'm on their list too. When I get one with a business reply envelope in it I send it back empty.

e_urq, to trans
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The chair of the Yolo CA chapter of Moms 4 Liberty, Beth Bourne lied to her doctors for months about having gender dysphoria.

Eventually she was approved for gender-affirming surgeries, forever proving that if you lie to your doctors for months you can convince them you have gender dysphoria. Shocking!

#trans #nonbinary #news #journalism

https://www.assignedmedia.org/breaking-news/m4l-chair-fakes-gd-shocked-at-gd-diagnosis

dgoldsmith,
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@e_urq There's a hilarious novel about a young conservative man who attempts something like this only to discover he's been an egg all along. “To Own the Libs," by Zoe Storm.

boredzo, to random
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I have found the lost treasure of Atlantis

dgoldsmith,
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@boredzo They said it was a myth!

dgoldsmith, to random
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@pzmyers Did something happen to freethoughtblogs.com? It appears to have disappeared from all the DNS servers I've been able to check.

dgoldsmith, to random
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I hope to see many more articles like this.

The War on Transgender Kids Took the Life of Nex Benedict - The Nation

https://apple.news/A0GddThRRSW-NhU09c0cU0Q

dgoldsmith, to random
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I really, really wish I could support the US edition of The Guardian financially, without a penny of it going to the UK Guardian, but I haven't found a way to do that. The UK edition is too transphobic for me to support.

futurebird, to random
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I don't even get this one. Naturally new food products should be carefully screened but this simply seems to be about ... being angry that someone else might not want to eat meat? Just thinking a product meets a need you don't share... so it should be banned?

https://www.bostonherald.com/2024/02/24/what-is-lab-grown-meat-and-why-does-ron-desantis-want-to-ban-it-in-florida/

dgoldsmith,
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@robertklaschka @futurebird This. Same as with renewable energy: it threatens the profits of their donors. First comes the donations from business wanting protection, then they gin up a culture war to get their base to vote against their own interests.

mcnees, to random
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Herb Greenlee and Mel Shochet, representing the DZero and CDF experiments, respectively, simultaneously submitted papers to Physical Review Letters OTD in 1995. They were announcing that their collaborations had discovered the Top quark at Fermilab.

Image: FermiNews newsletter (https://history.fnal.gov/criers/FN_1995_03_17.PDF)

dgoldsmith,
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@mcnees If the many-worlds interpretation is correct, then vacuum decay is another form of the quantum suicide experiment: it could already have happened for some fraction of the wave function.

futurebird, to random
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A neat idea to combat space junk. Satellites made of wood:

https://phys.org/news/2023-05-space-magnolia-wooden-artificial-satellite.html

dgoldsmith,
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@sabik @codefolio @IngaLovinde @llewelly @futurebird Yes, this. It's not at all clear that something incinerating in the upper atmosphere (very thin, oxygen is atomic, lots of radiation and charged particles, heated to thousands of degrees) has the same effect as it burning on the ground. At least wood is less extractive than metals. Another question is do we need so many satellites up there in the first place: LEO is not an infinite resource.

christineburns, to random
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YOUR LAST CHANCE TO HEAR… That night of hope and optimism in March 2011 when the transgender outreach group Trans Media Watch signed a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ with Channel 4 and the BBC aimed at turning a new page in the representation of trans folk on TV and Radio. And it worked too …for a while. My Podcast platform will be closing a week from now so enjoy and save historic events like these whilst you can.

https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-itewf-1a2395

dgoldsmith,
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@christineburns The Apple Podcasts app also has a "save to library” feature (the little bookmark control) but you have to click it for each episode individually.

Lana, to random
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Eat shit, Chaya.

#RestInPower Nex.

dgoldsmith,
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dgoldsmith, to random
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“Make school safe for kids" is like “pro-life," i.e. nothing of the sort.

The bullying and death of an Oklahoma nonbinary student just showed us who really isn’t safe in school
https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/article/nex-benedict-nonbinary-lgbt-18667536.php

dgoldsmith, to random
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The fascists have declared the trans community public enemy number one and made erasing us their top political issue.

Republicans Issue New Government Shutdown Threat Over Trans People
https://www.erininthemorning.com/p/republicans-issue-new-government

dgoldsmith,
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@JizzelEtBass @zakalwe I prefer “fascists,” but the difference between them and the Nazis is negligible.

dgoldsmith,
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@pthane Umm, the current US government doesn't have a problem with trans people. It's the opposition party, which is trying to return to (national) power. They control many state governments, though, and are making life terrible for trans and other people in those states.

thisismissem, to random
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A bit of a harsh article, but also decent from @Sarahp on the recent spam wave over on TechCrunch: https://techcrunch.com/2024/02/20/spam-attack-on-twitter-x-rival-mastodon-highlights-fediverse-vulnerabilities/

I want to echo what Renaud says: “building federated software is hard”, but also remind and add emphasis that all this is only possible by people donating money to the projects to make them possible in the first place.

dgoldsmith,
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@thisismissem @Sarahp I really wish more people understood just how thin the staffing is on most fedi OSS projects. They're like one or two engineers. I believe Mastodon has exactly one full-time engineer.

jeffjarvis, to random
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Stop making age an "issue." You have fallen into the projection trap set for you by Trump, you idiots....
Naps, jokes and younger advisers: How octogenarians think Biden can win https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/2024/02/19/biden-trump-age-seniors-michigan/

dgoldsmith,
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@jeffjarvis Political reporting by the mainstream media has all the depth and careful analysis of high school gossip.

rklambo, to random

Pulse check: what are some of the most common misconceptions about how the fediverse works? If you’re part of the fediverse, what was most confusing for you when you first started? Asking for .. some friends 😇

dgoldsmith,
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@rklambo Misconception: it's important to pick out a community that's right for you before getting started. I'd say just start on a well-maintained, general server (if you can't decide, pick mastodon.social or mastodon.online), then move later if you find a server that you like better. How can you pick a server first when you have no experience with the Fediverse?

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