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USPOL, RBG, Your Cynicism 

You cannot expect to do good without acting inside the system to triage, and working without the system to force change.

Both of these things matter.

Exercising your right to vote doesn't mean you are supporting the system, it means you are manipulating as best you can from within.

Do it.

Exercising your right to protest, and force change by holding politico's feet to the fire? Just as important.

At this point if you are of the belief that not voting is a good idea, you are either a manipulated fool, or a mouthpiece trying to disenfranchise others.

Get over your ego, and go do both.

I'm not asking you to even like it. But know how you are leveraged, and maximize your free will.

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You know you’ve made it as a computer when someone in 2020 uses clipart of you when you’re 35 years old to represent “a computer”. #amiga

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> Diversity is absolutely a problem in tech, but IndieWeb folks are, from my experience, absolutely doing what they can to rectify that; bringing in people from all sorts of backgrounds, trying to boost the minority voices, and being supportive of everyone who is trying to make the world, or at least the Internet, a better place.

This is a really good article by Fluffy on the state of the IndieWeb and making it more accessible for wider adoption. Just because we’re not… doubleloop.net/b/1yT

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And let's not even bring up the part where Microsoft "accidentally" (probably intentionally) bricked Office on OSX by force-updating it to Office 365, and then posted as a "solution" to this that one should reset their entire Mac using a restore disk.

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we need to exile and isolate the people willing to pay 30 dollars to Disney to watch one movie

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love to look at a job board for my field and find nothing but listings for sys admins and unpaid interns

I think a better metaphor would be Biden is a bandaid on cancer, while Trump is black salve on cancer. The bandaid won’t treat the cancer, but it won’t do any harm in itself. The black salve won’t treat the cancer either, but it WILL destroy whatever healthy tissue it comes into contact with.

-- Timothy Michael Bardo

Things that would be nice if they were possible:
- technology without technocracy
- opportunity without opportunism

Like probably everyone, I am guilty of many instances of shameful, scabby conduct. Since my own life expectations have largely been a case study in moving the goalposts, my excuses are likewise pathetic. Instead of the Yuppie Nuremberg Defense (“I’ve got a mortgage”) I’ve been whittled down to the Precariat Nuremberg Defense (“I need the experience”).

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What's the difference between a desktop environment and a window manager?

I'm serious, I don't fully understand. There seem to be concepts involved I'm not clear on.

#linux

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using #vim keystrokes automatically is a bliss, except when entering text in some box on a website in Firefox and wanting to delete the previous word...

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Mmm!

Gotta love that samsung software update bloat!
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hot take re: privacy 

Data stored in brains, on paper or electronically should be subjected to the same rules.

If I'm allowed to see and memorize it with my eyes and brain, I should be allowed to photograph and save it with a camera and flash storage.

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In recent weeks, I had a thought popping up in my head more and more. Is it time to move the United Nations headquarters out of the United States?

I'm worried that the UNO employees/representatives can not fulfil their duties adequately anymore while being hosted by a country that is so hostile towards them. Not to mention the crazy surveillance.

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@LastHumanist use the search on your left, #Bernie, etc... or you can check my follows, etc if that makes it easier, I follow some really great Berners!

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At a fundraising event at an elementary school and when someone brought out a huge check for $150,000 I overheard a kid say “that’s a lot of v-bucks”

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