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"... And remember: if you don't like the news, go out and make some of
your own."
-- "Scoop" Nisker, KFOG radio reporter Preposterous Words
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Please, everyone. If you're in the US, do one small act other than utter words about being against Fascism.

Your actions today, tomorrow, this week, will save lives. But you have to act.

tenforward.social/@emsenn/1024

Dark Souls is cancelled, Hbomberguy is canceled

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so apparently the US government "is monitoring the internet" because of the area 51 meme and there's pictures of the military being briefed on it

including this demo of a naruto run
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July Art Giveaway! Day 17 :anarcha_ace_fem: 

​This is from the first batch of anarchist pride flags, started as an emoji from someone else, for the aro flag. I absolutely loved the idea, and I'm redesigning the flag, and making a bunch of different combinations!
Please spread this one around so all the ace folks can see it!

Commissions for the new style are available in my shop:
sewing-seeds.weebly.com/patche

#FediArt #MastoArt #pride #anarchist #FiberArts

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hey young leftist friends. you're struggling to clearly and consisely define your ideology? let me tell you a secret. no one fucking cares. it's what you do, not what you declare that counts

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Is there a way to tell if someone has blocked you on Mastodon for the web?

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Friendos and cool people.

We still have a barrage of negative reviews (known as review bombing), if you want to help us report their reviews as unhelpful, etc. feel free to head on over to #Tusky's play store page!

play.google.com/store/apps/det

If you like what we do, and wanna support the work, you can donate over on #OpenCollective

opencollective.com/tusky

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tech hot take 

If anything dns-over-https improves user choice and control.

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I like this c++ talk, but the guy keeps pronouncing "ptr" as "putter" ("one who puts", not "the you putt with")

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The official Mastodon account blocked me for asking too many questions about what they support :thonking:

mastodon.social/@silvershovel/

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tom scott being cool, transmisia, longish 

In 2013, Tom Scott made a video about english's singular "they" that referenced nonbinary people who use it because neither "he" or "she" fit them. I just found a... blog post? A sort of blog post thing he wrote about it, which makes a minor correction about something that slipped through the editing process. Whatever. What's much more interesting to me is the rest of the post.

When the video was posted, it was uncontroversial. It gained relatively few dislikes, and he mentions that most of those were from speakers of languages with grammatical gender who felt their language had been insulted. But in around 2016, it started to gather a lot more dislikes. I'm sure those of you here on fedi can imagine why. The reference to nonbinary people went from being "FYI, these people exist" to "I'm taking a side in a political issue" which, I suppose he is, but that was never his point.

But I really like this quote that he uses to finish the post:

It seems that, over the last few years, non-binary and trans folks have reached stage three on the Williams Scale: ‘then they fight you’. Hopefully, it won't take long to reach stage four: ‘then you win’.

I will master the four privacy levels of mastodon

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