politics, leftism 

What I am saying is that if your grandfather or whatever says something queerphobic, maybe try having a talk about it rather than just labeling him as a bigot, there's a good chance especially older people are just confused and misinformed

That's exactly how the fash tends to recruit people too, they feed the misinformation further to generate hate

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Say you're a journalist receiving a tip in the form of an electronic document. It could be your next big story, or it could be a file containing malware intended to spy on you.

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This is an overdue gift #ANSIart to @RachelRox for helping me get this account. :) Here she is livestreaming on Twitch unaware that her friend Jen is about to steal her show again...

(VGA 8x16, 80x50 characters, custom colors.)

#furry #art #furryart

If rail workers do end up engaging in a wildcat or otherwise illegal strike, PLEASE remember that strikes are meant to be disruptive. If you see someone talking about the rail strike and how it's having such a huge impact, say things like "Yeah, it's crazy how much of our economy relies on them. That's why they deserve good health care."

Don't give in to anti-labour rhetoric. Combat false narratives. Solidarity Forever.

If you want your social media neighbourhood to resist gentrification, you could make it harder for the gentrifiers through one unique trick:

Decentralization!

Specifically by:
1. Creating accounts on small instances.
2. self-hosting your own instances.
3. Connecting with encrypted peer-to-peer messengers
4. Creating communities built on open protocols -- not platforms

Reactionaries can gentrify one space. They can't gentrify all of them!

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What I want folks of the #TwitterMigration to consider is that, when you join Mastodon, be careful about your role in potential gentrification of this social network!

I say this because I'm noticing more and more high status folk making this their home.

That's fine.

But before you came, this place had a culture -- a very real and vibrant one.

And now that you're here, other high status people are sure to follow -- those people will try to seize this space!

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I notice this happening on multiple social media sites, and it always contributes to the death of social networks:

1. Progressives tend to be early adopters because they usually create culture
2. Reactionaries tend to be late adopters because they usually consume culture
3. Reactionaries then try to seize power because the culture isn't to their liking
4. Progressives leave because they want to create culture
5. Then reactionaries leave because no culture is being created

Ex: see screenshot.

ListenBrainz listen history exports are fun because you get to find out which software can't handle 500 MiB JSON files with no line returns
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A security expert told me my password should NOT be the name of my cat.
So I went to my cat and said, "Well, TvKhUo7UmYH49Jtn4kJj, I guess it's back to the drawing board."

full English translation for "Nur mal Angenommen" by Knorkator, the best German poem of all time 

Let's just assume I could bend my body so far
That my head could fit into the anus
Yeah then I would think:
Why not my arms in there too
In order to then crawl further up my body?
Yes, I know it's unfortunately not possible to go that far in reality

But let's leave aside the biological arguments for now
What interests me is, if I could crawl up into my head
Would I come out of my mouth?
Where would that be anyway?

Head in Ass
Head in Ass
Head in
Head in
Head in
Head in
Head in Ass
Head in Ass
Head in
Head in
Head in
Head in
Head in
Head in
Head in
Head in
Head in
Head in
Ass

Or when I'm inside my skull
Standing behind the eyes
And looking outside through the cornea
Tell me what I would see then
Am I looking out of myself?
Am I looking into myself?
Does the whole world only seem to lie inside me
Do I exist or am I dead?
Am I part of the world or am I God?

Head in Ass
Head in Ass
Head in
Head in
Head in
Head in
Head in Ass
Head in Ass
Head in
Head in
Head in
Head in
Head in
Head Ass
In Ass
In Head
Head Ass
Ass In
Head Head
In in
Ass ass
Head in
Head Ass
In Ass
In Head
Ass Head

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the existence of autobahn implies the existence of manuellbahn

imagine roaming a post-apocalyptic radioactive and supernatural hellscape all day for months, clad in full-body protection gear, armed to the teeth, with dwindling supplies and little chance of ever getting out of there alive due to mutants, bandits, the military and horrors you cannot even comprehend,

and then you finally sit down by a warm campfire, crack open some tinned soup and share stories with friendly faces for the first time in forever

and then some jackass takes out his guitar and plays Wonderwall

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I’m gonna need all y’all folx who’re rightly loud and proud regarding antisemitism to keep this SAME energy for ANTI-BLACKNESS

I’ve said it before, very FEW folx start with antisemitism…most test the waters with anti-Black words or behavior and when they face no consequences; when their bigotry and racism isn’t met with forceful rebukes, it escalates and seeks others targets

Twitter 

Keep reading these articles wistfully eulogizing what we've collectively lost on Twitter and I think we're all forgetting that even before Musk

It was a toxic fucking abuse-hole that you could only really survive if you were super lucky

My Twitter account was closed because a bunch of trolls reported me for self-describing as "queer" (it's a slur, you see) and then some well-meaning but actually homophobic academics told me that this wouldn't have happened if I "kept it professional"

In what may be the most German accident ever, I just accidentally covered my laptop in potato salad.

meta 

on the other hand, someone who *doesn't* have the energy to be exposed to them could have their day ruined by this. things will affect various people in different ways, some will be more draining than others. let people choose to engage instead of trying to force them

--- ok now i'm gonna get subtoot-y ---
what the fuck kind of leftist are you if you want to force people to read stuff that isn't good for them?
go outside, sit down, touch grass, reconsider some things

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