IT professional, SysAdmin, BBQ enthusiast, California native, Texas transplant, proud wonk, urepentant crank.
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How to Quit Capitalism:
We have to quit the competitive, individualist, consumption-driven mindset at capitalism’s core. No economic reform will create lasting, positive change until we start seeing each other as cooperative partners working toward shared prosperity.
I know I’ve said this before, but as someone who goes into industrial process environments a lot, the lack in of decent ppe, especially FR gear, that properly and safely fits feminine bodies is a frigging travesty. It’s one of those things that actually leads to a culture of poor safety, because nobody really talks about it - guys typically don’t think about people wearing a bra or hairpins and how they could melt to a person in an industrial accident, and women feel like they have to shut up and be one of the guys. And almost everything that fits better requires a lengthy online order from backstock.
Anyway if you are planning on working in that space and aren’t a men’s size M-XXL like nearly all the gear, I’m always available to talk.
People and SEO Spam like this are ruining the internet. Fuck this shite.
Strangers offering unsolicited advice or derailing conversations should be familiar to all who use social media. In our new #Mastodon for Android update, we’re testing a new feature aimed to curb these behaviours:
Shoutouts to #nvidia for requiring me to make a login to update my extremely expensive GPU, then apparently almost immediately losing it's entire plaintext password database to hackers
great shit all around no notes
Some of you don't come from a family where "Is the political situation bad enough for us to flee the country?" is a regular topic of dinner conversation and it shows.
According to Israel:
The UN Secretary General is “supporting terrorism” and should resign.
Amnesty International is “antisemitic.”
The president of Ireland is “misinformed” and “legally wrong.”
Y’know, maybe if you think everyone is in the wrong but you, it’s time to consider what the chances of that are versus the chances that you’re the one in the wrong.
What is your first experience with the Internet? How old were you? What did you look at?
Bumblebees learn by observing other bees. Bumblebees, like ants, may even teach each other. In a University of London experiment a bee watched a "fake bee" (a fuzzy yellow & black orb on a stick) pushing a yellow ball into a circle for a sugar water reward. The bee copied this action.
When a nest mate was introduced, they learned by watching the bee trained in the previous experiment. I find the idea of a "fake bee" adorable.
I would like to take a moment to orient people to a brand new and highly innovative feature that was recently introduced in mastodon and many other fedi-apps. This feature enables you to not have to see posts from or interact with people whose posts you don’t like, don’t agree with, or are otherwise offended by.
I like to call it the “block button”.
Does someone on the fedi support the “other side” in the Israel/Hamas conflict? Instead of asking your moderators to figure out which side is objectively right in a no win situation, BLOCK! It’s amazing!
Did someone just say that they are frustrated that they got Covid after having gotten all the vaccines? That’s not disinformation, it’s an opinion and you can block them!
Does someone seem a little too happy that one of Biden’s staff got in trouble or that a democrat is getting charged? BLOCK! It’s amazing!
Did someone use the word Nazi in a way that offends you? Yep, you guessed it! BLOCK!
I have no idea what the median age of people on the fediverse are, but it’s disappointing that moderators are effectively having to act as camp counselors for 13 year olds who are having a disagreement. Yes, the substance of these disagreements tend to be much more consequential, but the pettiness is about the same or perhaps worse.
If someone is harassing you or otherwise violating your instances rules, please do report them, but try to apply some perspective.
It is absolutely infuriating how much better https://kagi.com is than Google or Bing/DDG.
When people say shit like “But if we had UBI people would just sit at home and smoke weed all day!”, like. Okay? Dope. What the fuck do you do at work that is really creating more value than smoking weed at home all day. You make the lights on the box at your desk turn on and off for a living, what’s the difference? Having a barbecue creates more real value than your entire job ever has
I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it a thousand times: If the punishment for breaking a law is a fine, then that law only exists for the poor.
Means it can go both ways
If you had your choice of never feeling one of the following emotions ever again, which would you choose?