(Also I enjoy it when people promote older things they like because sometimes I missed them the first time around and often I just forgot how much I liked them.)
I was just reminded of the existence of 17776 and if you did not read it and you like weird, beautiful science fiction, go read it. Yes, it is on a sports site and it is sort of about football but it also really isn't.
freeze peach discourse
I have no problem with Reddit banning hate speech, in general. But "the rule does not protect groups of people who are in the majority" does not strike me as desirable or sustainable. The majority should not be dehumanized either. (Criticized, yes.) https://www.reddithelp.com/en/categories/rules-reporting/account-and-community-restrictions/promoting-hate-based-identity-or
(I note that most of what's in the public domain and available for free streaming and sheet music download is the canon of dead white guys. Brahms is great, and we do play traditional rep. But the in-person sessions feature a lot more new music and underrepresented composers.)
Join for as much or as little as you want, play whichever part you want, or just hang out in the chat (I will be around on Twitch and YouTube). Video hangout session afterward. Open to everyone!
This Sunday (tomorrow!), the orchestra rehearsal is coming from inside the house. Awesome Orchestra virtual session, 3-5pm Pacific (Not a video call, so no one can hear you, but interactive Q&A after.) Pull out your favorite instrument and join us! http://www.awesomeorchestra.org/all-events/2020/6/23/ac-digital-adventure-3-brahms-44
Nice writeup by the @torproject of some recent work I've been doing on Tor users contributing to @Wikipedia. The two papers described were led by @kaylea and Chau Tran!
Wikipedia has tried to block Tor users since 2007, alleging vandalism, spam, and abuse. New research tells a different story: people use Tor to make high-quality contributions to Wikipedia, often to topics like politics, technology, and religion. https…
Officials Warn Defunding Police Could Lead To Spike In Crime From Ex-Officers With No Outlet For Violence https://www.theonion.com/officials-warn-defunding-police-could-lead-to-spike-in-1844149047 #vol56issue25 #violence #police
The infinity of tiny plums are mostly becoming jam. (Normally more of them would end up as baked goods, but mostly I make such things to bring to gatherings, so.) If you are at least an acquaintance of mine, in the US, and would like some, let me know where to send it!
masto meta; lack of quote boosts
I understand that quote-tweets are often used to dunk and it's not healthy, but they're also used to give context and comments that are BADLY missing on many boosts in masto/fedi.
When someone writes "LB: blah blah" I have to go scroll or click around to find what they're talking about and it's not a good or smooth experience.
Lack of quote-boosts makes fedi worse imo. The behavior of dunking is separate from the availability of a tool to provide context?
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