When I was using GNOME I could easily access my Gmail account from a browser. You don't need a standalone app for that. The reason why I stopped using GNOME is that it keeps pushing some hidden corporate agenda, using corporate money. I care about my privacy and freedom more that I care about interface usability because I know how dangerous surveillance capitalism is. Exploiting non-tech-savvy people who have no idea about how modern tracking works is a shame.
capitalism, consumerism, education Show more
Due to tax cuts and the rising costs of textbooks, some USA schools are receiving corporate sponsored education materials.
This is just as bad as you think it is.
A 1998 study by the Consumers Union found 80% of these materials to be biased.
The educational materials were found to have incomplete or “slanted” information that favored the sponsor’s products and views.
Examples in next toot:
kink shaming its effects micro and maco Show more
so it turns out that having a person who doesn't follow me jump on a properly content warned kink post to tell me I am "immoral" for having fantasies is pretty affecting for me.
But my girlfriend seeing it and sobbing down the phone to me for twenty minutes cause she doesn't want to feel ashamed of her desires was heartbreaking.
Neither of us deserve this.
Let me be really clear: kink shaming is always wrong. It doesn't help anyone. None of us are doing this shit lightly or with abandon, and kink shaming serves only to drive us to unsafe spaces to talk about it whilst hurting us personally.
Fuck anyone who does it.
Well, #Paypal may have just permanently lost my business. I purchased an item via ebay. It was supposed to charge to my paypal balance which had more than enough, but instead, the fuckers charged it to my bank acount. I'm now $77 in the hole, out of only $200 that I get per month!
The only way they're salvaging this is if they reimburse me for the over-draft fee they caused, and pay me something for the trouble they caused.
Happy New Year, fediverse!
Here’s to working towards more freedom, justice, and equality in 2019. It’s not going to get any easier. It’s probably going to get harder. All that matters is we keep chipping away at the problem and working on the solutions. Every little thing we do, whether it’s raising awareness or reducing harm or creating ethical alternatives… it all matters.
Heck, the fact I can write this on the fediverse is reason enough to be hopeful.
Lots of love to you all
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