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Privilege.

If you don't fear the police & don't understand why other folks do.

Let's break it down.

Hundreds of people are killed by the police in incidents of police violence.

Black folks are stopped & searched, restrained, beaten, tasered, handcuffed, transported to jail, charged, sentenced, and imprisoned longer with much higher frequency than whites with similar alleged offenses. There's a huge amount of statistical evidence showing this.

If you don't fear the police, that's privilege.

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Really, asking "what should replace Facebook" is putting things the wrong way around.

A more interesting way to ask the question is, "what did Facebook replace."

People used to build their own websites. People used to have blogs. People used USENET which was truly distributed and un-censorable.

Facebook and Google took the open internet and open standards and monetized and made everything crappy. Enough of that. Nothing should replace Facebook, it's done, stick a fork in it.

-turkey 2 cont-

There's a wild turkey at the ski chalet?

Yes.

How do you know it will still be there?

It told me to come and find you.

Okay there's a wild turkey waiting for me at the ski chalet. This I got to see.

Well in short on the front stoop of the ski chalet was the largest turkey ever. Like over 4 and a half feet tall!

Dan: gobble gobble

Turkey: gobble gobble gobble gobble

Me: Holy shit! A talking turkey!

Dan: Told you.

Both: lol

Turkey swoops down the hill.

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The Turkey

In college.
Henry you have to come with me!

What? Why? Now?

Yes.

Walking along campus drive toward the edge of campus.

Dan, what's this about?

If I told you you wouldn't believe me and you would not come.

Okay just tell me, I promise if you do I will come but otherwise I am not moving a foot.

Fine. A turkey. At the ski chalet.

A frozen turkey?

No.

A live turkey?

Yes.

Escaped from Bil-Mar?

No.

A wild turkey?

Yes.

--cont--

@hhardy01

i suggest UbuntuStudio try on USB first, see if hardware is recognised and usable by alsa, and then install OS and tweak via Ubuntu Studio Controls GUI so it's low latency and can be used with Jack and then on with anything else. today almost everything is point and click.

alternative is KXStudio. i'm less familiar with their tweaking app, but I think they developed another GUI that helps you with tweaking the system.

@daggerhartrocks

We are looking for musicians using PeerTube to publish their works. Do you know any? Or any PereTube specializing on music? Any channels, collections...?

the.eqlzr.org/t/artists-conten

We are collecting information in this topic created by @lwr82

#peertube #music #musicproduction #musicproducers #musicproduction #mastomusic #fedimusic

Holy vombatiforms!

"When 300-Pound Wombats Roamed Australia

Compared in size with modern black bears, the extinct species offers a new window into the large vombatiforms that once lived in Australia."

nytimes.com/2020/06/25/science

I was project lead and someone screwed up minorly. I got called on the carpet by the Big Boss.

Henry, who is responsible for this.

Me. I am responsible. I am project lead and I take full responsibility.

...you aren't going to give me a name, are you.

Not voluntarily. It's better this way. Builds team cohesion. Just trust me to deal with it.

...alright. Henry I'm getting pretty tired of your I chopped down the cherry tree.

Thank you! It's how I was raised...

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For my coding and IT friends: Policing Without the Police: Race, Technology and the New Jim Code.
From everyday apps to complex algorithms, technology has the potential to hide, speed, and deepen discrimination, while appearing neutral and even benevolent when compared to racist practices of a previous era.
Join Dorothy Roberts and Ruha Benjamin in for a conversation exploring a range of discriminatory designs that encode inequity and racism. Online Teach-in

haymarketbooks.org/events/146-

@luricaun A "Backup" isn't really a "Backup" until you have tested that you can recover the content. "Write-Only" "Backups" are all too common.

CC: @hhardy01

"Julia Santos was on her way back from picking up a bag of dog food for her pomeranian-beagle mix, Athena, on Monday — a short drive through Groveland to grab something she’d seen offered for free online...

Within moments, Santos, who is Black, found herself cornered on a side street, being interrogated by a white man who wanted to know what she was doing in a neighborhood barely a mile from her own home, in a town where the 21-year-old Santos has lived all her life.

bostonglobe.com/2020/06/30/met

"A statue of the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass was torn from its base in Rochester, New York on Sunday, 168 years to the day since the city was the setting for one of his greatest speeches, What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

The statue stood in Maplewood Park, a site on the Underground Railroad, the network through which Douglass and Harriet Tubman, both escaped slaves themselves, and others helped ferry people enslaved in southern states to freedom"

theguardian.com/us-news/2020/j

#PSA
Dear users of phones, tablets, computers, cameras and other instruments which contains data that might be important to you.

Make fucking backups. For the love of what ever you believe in. Copy your dearest and most important files and or documents somewhere else that in case one device goes *poof* you have something you can get back to.

And please, please, please do it regularly.

You will thank your future YOU later.

#Backup #Data #DataLoss

When you really think about it, it's like we are living in a cyberpunk dystopia right now, but without the cool things like neon lights and synthwave

I am not included within the pale of this glorious anniversary! ...The blessings in which you, this day, rejoice, are not enjoyed in common. — The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity and independence, bequeathed by your fathers, is shared by you, not by me. The sunlight that brought life and healing to you, has brought stripes and death to me. This Fourth [of] July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn.

Frederick Douglass
What to the Slave is the 4rth of July?
1852

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There is no question that it is the negligent governance of the republican party that has resulted in the failure of the U.S. to curb this infection as all other industrialized, modern countries have been able to do.

There are going to be massive consequences for us, primarily economic and health-related, but general societal distrust and being ostracized by the rest of the civilized world are going to be extremely harmful and take a long time to fix.

Vote this out.

washingtonpost.com/nation/2020

Protestors Criticized For Looting Businesses Without Forming Private Equity Firm First

[satire--yes, it still exists, it's just undetectable]

theonion.com/protestors-critic

"Two women injured as car drives through Seattle protest crowd

Both women in critical condition, hospital says
Driver in custody after incident on Interstate 5"

theguardian.com/us-news/2020/j

I don't believe we should have an official government-sponsored church.

That makes me an antiantidisestablimentarian.

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