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I sent some older conservative family members and acquaintances this opinion piece: theguardian.com/commentisfree/

Right before I did, I questioned myself: "Should I send this to them? Aren't they just going to stop talking to me, or tell me to 'stop bothering them about quote-unquote politics'?" It didn't take long for me to realize, NO, I should DEFINITELY burst their little bubble, and if I don't try, nobody else ever fucking will!

FUCK IGNORANCE.

RT @amnesty@twitter.com: Thank you to the brave @Google@twitter.com employees @DropDragonfly@twitter.com who have joined us in calling on the company to cancel project Dragonfly, its censored search engine for China. We stand with you! Read their full statement: medium.com/@googlersagainstdra

🐦🔗: twitter.com/amnesty/status/106

PSA:

Eugen is not a person, but a job title meaning "head developer and founder at Mastodon". This position is elected every two years, and elections are coming up soon! Consider throwing your hat in the ring

What we really are as people is a bit of consciousness trapped in a bunch of tissue, and 'we' don't control any of it. What we think and experience and possess is completely at the whim of the outside world and we're just lucky to be given this little bit of rationality to learn and associate effects with causes so we can at least align our activity to avoid pain after pain after pain.

I need someone who knows how to deploy a generic server/client from scratch. I have an project for which I believe it will be useful

It's extremely difficult to be an activist AND care for toddlers while having a full-time job.

@marxistpenguinist@fosstodon.org What gets me about you is that you don't think the political process matters and you seem to think the only thing that matters is protests. I disagree, voting does matter. For example, it got AOC elected and now she's this voice mainstream media has to pay attention to. And she can vote in Congress for actual laws. Meanwhile, there is a Senate candidate in Mississippi talking about public hangings, and you have the gall to call me a "white savior"?

So because Trump pulled a political stunt to try to fearmonger for the elections by sending troops to the US border to protect against what's likely going to be a few thousand migrants legally requesting asylum (vs. "Invading"), now 5,000 US troops are in danger of not being home for Thanksgiving

This morning I may have just solved the Is-Ought Problem, which philosophers have struggled with for thousands of years. My solution draws on David Chalmers's "Hard Problem of Consciousness", a perhaps new principle "The Identicality of All Consciousness", and utilitarianism. It does not assume religion, free will, or determinism, although determinism can be used to apply constraints to the resulting moral system.

US pol, millennials 

❝I don’t believe our species can survive unless we fix this (social media).
We cannot have a society in which, if two people wish to communicate, the only way that can happen is if it’s financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them.❞
— Jaron Lanier

Did I tell you how super-duper optimistic I am lately?

It's like our destiny is totally in our hands now

And with that, my toddler will ALWAYS associate penguins with computers. Well done, Linus Torvalds, well done.

I'm teaching my 1 year old daughter how to use the computer using the game Extreme Tux Racer that you can download for Ubuntu.

But it's in Maine, where there's Ranked Choice Voting, so the Democrat will likely win, because the other two candidates' votes will be reassigned

Trump just fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions. So, what's going to happen to the Mueller investigation now? It must be allowed to continue to its conclusion, otherwise it's clear obstruction of justice.

Like this sort of hatred of the duopoly should not make me blind to the fact one choice has the potential to be particularly disastrous compared to all the others

I'm voting today. Not all for Democrats. For every person I choose, I ask myself: "Am I going to live to regret my vote?" Because for every choice I really have to worry about whether a corrupt Republican can steal a win and make me regret my vote when they do something like, say, throw people off the voter rolls in 2020 (in the case of CT Secretary of the State).

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