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Your daily reminder that there is no such thing as:

- data rights
- digital rights

There are only human rights.

(Which we must protect in the context of a digital and networked age.)

Folks pushing the former usually want your “new” rights to be lesser than your “old” ones.

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when apple decided to simplify the new iphone by combining all the ports into one single port, they reinvented the cloaca

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seems really hard for some leftists to believe that, while us leaders stoke racism and xenophobia against china for political reasons, china might actually also be doing horrible shit to its muslim populations when in fact it is extremely easy for both of those things to be true

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Honestly, fedi drama feels a bit like dark matter to me.

I know it's there. It has to be exist or the numbers don't add up but I can't bloody see it.

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@starwall species are about as set-in-stone and sensical as mutual follower relationships

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genetically modified organisms are actually cool and good

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over the course of my technical work it has become clear to me that the distinction between technical and social skill is false. programs are tools to be used by other humans. if you know your way around code but people find you a pain to work with then you are useless. technical skill _proceeds_ from communication skill.

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People who defend master/slave in software probably also watch Family Guy and South Park.

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going to all this trouble to mask up constantly and limit my food trips and get covid tested so i can keep going to protests while some people are just straight up going out to bars makes me feel gaslit by society lol

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nextdoor white nonsense screenshots 

@alex "arent logical fallacies fun?"

top 10 most punchable people. number 1

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the fact that a 'report people to the police' app released and was then completely crashed within about 3 minutes by K-Pop fans bombarding it in music video clips is proof that revolutionary praxis can be both effective AND hilarious

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@uint8_t the riot storyline has been years in development to be fair

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@garbados is a gamer girl not entitled to the water of her bath?
"no," says the man in hygiene and safety, "it belongs in the sewer."
"no," says the man at the water company, "it belongs in our filtration systems."
"no," says the man on reddit, "it belongs to everyone."

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@lihu @lyliawisteria we could certainly do a lot to unmake our own authoritarian model ;)

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You won't know if you're doing the right thing in life until you've been called "racist towards white people."

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every day i learn new facts about python and i don't like *any* of them

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