<rant>
I am sick and tired of hearing people *bitch* about face masks. The thing I hear the most is:

"It's impossible to breathe!"

No, it's not. It's impossible to breathe when you have an asthma attack.

Shut up.

</rant>

There is now a Mastodon instance for publishing scientists: FediScience.

Everyone is welcome from PhD student to professor, as well as researchers from outside of academia. You are welcome to stay afterwards, but it is also easy to change to another server.

There will be a lot of science talk on this server, but there is no need to only talk science

fediscience.org/invite/j6X8z7q

Boosts are appreciated to let others know about this new instance.

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That someone feels it does, does not make it so; rather, it makes that/those person/people wrong.

Black lives matter. And that has nothing to do with orcs or elves in fantasy settings.

God bless everyone currently taking a stand against racism and abuse of power.

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Secondly: this is a fucking fantasy game. The species we are talking about here: orcs, gnomes, elves, goblins are in no way comparable to anything in real life. These games are a place those who play them go to get a break from our nasty reality. And yes, racism may occur as. A theme characters have to deal with, at the discretion of the Game master, but it bears no semblance with what's going on with racism and what's going on in America right now...

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Today I found out that Wizards of the Coast have had complaints about D&D being racist, due to different races (orc, gnome, human) etc, having different strengths and weaknesses. Being spineless cowards, they've decided to give in to peer pressure, and will be releasing a modification that evens that out so the race does not matter...

As a long time D&D fan that pisses me off. Firstly, all humans in the game have equal ability bonuses...

elementary OS is now available out of the box on over a dozen models from two OEMs. It’s now easier than ever to get elementary OS on well-supported hardware! Read more and check out our first two retailers: blog.elementary.io/now-shippin

I have a really hard time expressing the childish joy i feel inside when going to on and clicking 'update' or 'Update All' and watching the progress bars finish, without ever having to enter my password. πŸ˜οΈπŸŽ‰οΈ

elementary OS 5.1.5 is here. Read about quality-of-life improvements for AppCenter, Files, and more. blog.elementary.io/hera-update

blog.elementary.io/hera-update

"The big quality-of-life one: users can now install updates without administrator permission" - @cassidyjames

Hell yes. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.

This has been one of the most annoying things on the Linux desktop for so long. It has bothered me more on elementary OS than other distros, why? because everything is smooth and simple and easy in elementary OS, now so too with updating! πŸŽ‰οΈ

... personally I would have liked to think race didn't matter anymore. Whether it's friends at the university, the guy who sold me my car, it does not matter to me. Scumbags come in all colors, none worse than the others. What is the common denominator if not color? its our species, its humans. It's those who harbour hatred in their hearts.

Well, sorry for ranting (if you actually read this) I still can't express what I am feeling.

My prayers go with the American people: let the racism end.

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I can not begin to describe what I felt as I listened to those few seconds of the clip, but I suddenly understood the rage people are expressing.

I have lived a relatively sheltered experience here in little Denmark, and while we sometimes here about Nazi's hosting their yearly gatherings here (and consequently being f'ed up by criminal gangs) racism is not something I see people practicing in my day to day life (save for some politicians shouting about border control, etc.) ...

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I had hears about the riots/looting/protests in the from others, and wondered if it were indeed as bad as was being hinted at here. Found out it was much worse.

So I tried listening to a podcast i subscribe to called unfilter.show where one of the audio clips of George Floyd being choked was played.

This was undoubtedly one of the most horrific things I have heard in my life: The man begging for his life, while being slowly murdered by an officer of the law, while other such were watchin

@cassidyjames I don't want to be that guy...

But reading the first few lines of the Wikipedia entrance it sounds like "distributed terrorism/vandalism" πŸ™„οΈ

This is the first I've ever heard of "antifa"

Not that I agree with white supremacists, or really have any sympathy when someone tries to pet their face with a brick from 15 ft away. But on principle I am not really pro vigilantes. Violence should be minimized, and the authorities should only ever use it as a last resort.

@cassidyjames Well... Im not saying it can't be tasty, Im just saying the biggest contribution it makes towards saving the planet is the gut feeling it gives you that you did something good.

Because the amount of monoculturing and top-soil abuse we would subject the world too if everyone was vegan would not help us one bit.

What we need to do is grow ALL our food sustainably. Animals and plants alike. Its what no one wants to hear, because things like veganism is religion, hating on it is too

Studying for the exam is just lovely when you can sit on your terrace outside, listening to the birds and bees, and enjoy the warmth of the sun 😎️

on GNOME discourse:
...
Leigh Rothschild said β€œI’m pleased that we have managed to settle this issue amicably. I have always supported the innovation of open source software and its developers and encourage its innovation and adoption.”...

Reading this makes me sick. I am glad that GNOME came out of this in 'a good way' but the whole thing Rothschild has been doing here is unethical, repulsive, and if there was any justice in the world, it would come back to hit them. hard.

This is great news for the GNOME Foundation, the GNOME desktop, Linux-based operating systems, and Open Source in general. Excellent work and thank you to GNOME, Neil McGovern, and Shearman & Sterling LLP for this outcome.

RT @gnome@twitter.com

We have resolved our patent case with Rothschild Patent Imaging. We thank our pro-bono counsel - Shearman & Sterling LLP for representing us.
gnome.org/news/2020/05/patent-

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/gnome/status/12633

My littlebrother just sent me a link to some music I haven't heard before, but damn it's good.

check out Nils!

youtube.com/watch?v=vRiIKOmoaj

I love when a bunch of abusive redditors brigade our GitHub issues. Great community spirit πŸ‘

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