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had a dream last night that I bought a midi controller at a thrift store, good morning

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good morning, last night I continued watching Canada’s Worst Driver, descending further into the Andrew Younghusband Cinematic Universe

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good morning, Siri doesn’t know how to pluralize temperature degrees because it’s written by damn Americans and their damn foolish Fahrenheit :dont_at_me:

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good morning; we put Dave's cat bed on the book case and he loves it

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good morning, Canada got a new food guide and it includes hydration, so make sure you're hydrated!

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it also includes tips like "cook more often", mindful eating, and awareness of food advertising

I feel like that's a cool step forward. It'd be more cool of ol' JT would just reform food advertising.

oh, but for market forces!

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Good morning. I thought today would finally be the day that I quit Brooklyn-based politics irony podcasts. Alas,

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good morning, here’s my new guitar

how do I know it’s mine?

it has my name on it 🤗

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good morning, I just love Monday mornings because I get to catch up on all my emailsssssss

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@ashfurrow

ugh, we really need to get away from using master in this context :/

comment about "master" 

@maloki @ashfurrow why, when there is no 'slave' in this context?

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@mvz Because connotations. @ashfurrow

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@maloki @ashfurrow That is not very helpful, I'm afraid.

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comment about "master" 

@mvz @ashfurrow you do you. I don't have energy to discuss the validity of trying to get away from that and other terms in tech work I do.

You can do whatever you want in work you do.

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@maloki @ashfurrow I wasn't looking for a discussion, just for an explanation, since this issue was new to me, but OK.

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@mvz @maloki it is because, I believe, “master” has connotations of slavery even without “slave” being explicitly included. let me know what I can clarify – language is tricky!

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@ashfurrow Thank you for putting words to it which my mind didn't have energy to articulate <3

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@maloki @mvz these are complicated, nuanced ideas, so it makes sense that putting them to text is difficult ❤️

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@ashfurrow @maloki "master" has many different meanings. Would this reasoning mean not using, e.g., 'master of science', 'master singer', 'master class', etc.? Or just meanings that refer to telling other people what to do?

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@mvz @maloki The point here is that "master" always has the connotation of slavery for people who are *still* oppressed by society. Try putting yourself in their shoes; not using the term is a way to working in tech easier.

Let me put it to you this way: if we *didn't* already use the term "master", would there be a good reason to start? Probably not.

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@ashfurrow @mvz @maloki

"prime" might be a good candidate if Amazon hadn't already made it their brand name and therefore no longer legal to use in any other context

comment about "master" 

@ashfurrow @maloki Thanks for your insightful explanation. As a non-native English speaker and non-American this stuff is not very intuitive.

comment about "master" 

@mvz @maloki I understand. I'm Canadian so I'm sometimes in a similar position. Thanks for approaching this with an open mind!

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