"aheago"

me, for half a second, every single time:
the parrot from aladdin?

Amazon Workers in Alabama have officially filed with the National Labor Relations Board to hold a unionization vote.

This is huge news because these kinds of things typically only get filed after the union advocates determine that there is overwhelming support in that workplace. There are 1500 staff in this warehouse. Alabama is one of the most anti-union states in the country.

Absolute support for these workers.

washingtonpost.com/technology/

general politics 

After watching a repeated cycle of far-right folks try to start some kind of service only to have it fail horribly because the people in charge don't actually know anything about the industry they tried to enter, I had a realization:

A distinguishing feature of the far right is a mistaken belief that expertise comes quickly and easily. The founders of these failed ventures seem to genuinely believe they're experts in whatever field they tried to enter. And since they are experts, their failure is only explicable as the result of a sinister outside force.

If I'm right about this, it explains so much about the rise of the far right and the coinciding rise in conspiracy theories

(Redraft because I forgot the CW)

Cursed Tech 

Introducing ReactOS built atop ReactJS!

Um um um um ummmmm... is this what it sounds like? Google is blocking browsers it doesn't "approve" of... apparently just letting in Firefox and Chrome? developers.googleblog.com/2020

The web as an open standards platform is rapidly falling apart. :\

Overall, which one would you use?

Please boost.

How did Markdown become everyone's favorite light-weight mark-up language when Org-Mode mark-up is so much more robust and really just as easy to use when it comes to the basics? I would love to see websites also accept Org-Mode's mark-up language in addition to Markdown.

You could make it a settings option, or even just allow for prefixed modelines such as `#! FORMAT: ORG-MODE`.

With systems like pandoc and such in place, implementing this shouldn't be too hard.

covid, lethal denialism 

The entire conservative apparatus in this country from the politicians through to the echo chamber media companies and personalities need to be prosecuted on fucking manslaughter charges. this shit is heinous.

uspol, Trump, PA, AZ, + 

'Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, the law firm leading the Trump campaign’s efforts to cast doubt on the presidential election results in Pennsylvania, abruptly withdrew from a federal lawsuit that it filed days earlier on behalf of President Trump.

“Plaintiffs and Porter Wright have reached a mutual agreement that plaintiffs will be best served if Porter Wright withdraws,” the law firm said in a federal court filing.'

nytimes.com/2020/11/13/busines

And..

'On Tuesday, law firm Snell & Wilmer withdrew from a similar post-election lawsuit in Maricopa County, Arizona.

The lawsuit, which was filed by the RNC, the Trump campaign and the Arizona Republican Party, alleged that the vote-counting centre in Maricopa County incorrectly counted ballots cast in the presidential election.'

msn.com/en-gb/news/world/law-f

People used to own their own websites in the pre-social media phase.

The ISP model was web hosting. Everyone would be a publisher. Everyone would have their own website.

Now the model is: you provide the content for someone else's website, for free. You don't own it, and it is used for a comprehensive surveillance system like the world has never seen to not only observe, but to manipulate and influence your affect and conduct. It is aggregated and used by every government and large corp.

From 𒍪𒀊 come hither across the land oh mighty one
Let the winds of 𒇷𒇷 sweep across the gilded lands
Let cry sorrows of kings, of preists, and of merchants
Let false honor be defamed. Let nobility be damned
Then hear the echos of silence fill their empty temples
Oh, 𒀭𒂗𒆠! 𒉣𒆠 the eternal has been defiled!

What we have done to ourselves: Is there any forgiveness?

Police are starting to turn those Ring doorbells into an always on surveillance network. So, if you have one you are now literally snitching on your neighbors to the state. Throw it away.

vice.com/en/article/v7memd/pol

Created a proposal for a new Cascadian flag.

This one draws inspiration from indigenous peoples and soviet design, while forgoing the hammer and sickle in favor of the wheat and star.

It was designed to be presented in tri-color, bi-color, and distinctly visible to colorblind people without looking garish.

venera.social/display/85a863ed

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