Pronouns are like curb cuts. They’re essential to a small number of people who are often disregarded or actively discriminated against (and they annoy people who want to perpetuate that). But when widely deployed they help everyone. So many people have gender-spanning given names, and it’s hard for people from different cultures to infer gender from names of people in different cultures. I’ve found them really helpful to know how to refer to people I’ve never met or seen.
The biggest challenge faced by early "portable computer" makers--we're not quite talking laptops at this point--was what do about the screen. This 1985 "Computer Chronicles" episode looked at a variety of portable options, none of which struck me as especially easy on the eyes.
Like a fine wine (or computer), the Vintage Computer Festival East only gets better with age. https://hackaday.com/2022/05/02/vintage-computer-festival-east-raises-the-bar-again/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/hackaday/status/1521127564726530048
This is tremendous work and an invaluable contribution to the public record. Everyone should read it.
Today, @firstname.lastname@example.org is publishing “American Nationalist,” our 3-part investigation into the fall and rise of Tucker Carlson and the transformation of American conservatism. Part 1 will appear in Sunday’s paper. A 🧵on our story and findings: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/30/us/tucker-carlson-gop-republican-party.html
climate justice victory
I've been organizing with many others to get Xcel to close down its coal plants, especially its largest, by 2030 at the latest.
They just conceded! This is a huge win!
Some simple math that many people seem oddly incapable of.
How many trans kids should there be? https://chican3ry.medium.com/how-many-trans-kids-should-there-be-2aeead72651d
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