I spent an hour last night analyzing the #IowaCaucasDisaster app that VICE reported on. There's nothing outwardly terrible from a privacy and security standpoint at first glance, but it may be worth digging more. Thread. 1/
@fribbledom and yet you say this on a device entirely made by the proletariat, curious 😉
TIL: there is usbtop, a top-like utility that shows an estimated instantaneous bandwidth on USB buses and devices:
Like fucking clockwork... another 6 months, another job lost because my "customer service" wasn't good enough for them. Wish there were jobs available that aren't hell for autistic people, but I guess post-Fordism just wants me to die instead!
My ko-fi is linked below, as well as on my profile. Anything you can contribute would be really helpful for keeping up with rent while I try to find another capitalist master. If you can't give money, boosts are also a big help. You can also help by doing whatever you can to erode the shitty system we live under before it kills me
I love y'all. Thank you for always being there for me through all this bullshit. Let's keep trying to make the world better
Hot take, law, cops and organizing
I struggle with organizers who put heavy emphasis on "know your rights." Like obviously yes knowing the laws is better than not, but cops don't know or follow laws. It feels wrong to assume the law will protect you.
I feel like if a cop gives you a break bc you're citing a law to him, it's probably because he assumes you can afford a lawyer. Maybe I should label this a hot take.
#FoodNotBombs serves a really, really vital role to the global anarchist movement. It's a widespread (almost ubiquitous), accessible, non-threatening, and undeniably *good* entry into the scene. No matter where you are in the (Western) world, if you're curious about #anarchism and want to see what it's all about and learn how you can help, you can probably drive not too far and visit a FNB meal - and if you help out enough and gain the trust of the other members, they'll eventually tell you what else you can help with
And of course this is in addition to it just being great mutual aid that you should be helping with
If you're a leftist and you don't know how to help, go to http://foodnotbombs.net/info/locations or do a DDG search for "[city] food not bombs" and check out their next meal, even if only to eat and chat. They'll be happy to have you!
Oh hey, look, an opioid manufacturer bribed a health software company to automagically suggest that doctors prescribe opioids!
#1yrago Automating Inequality: using algorithms to create a modern "digital poor-house" https://boingboing.net/2018/01/31/empiricized-injustice.html
@Torie Sometimes I feel the same when I think I'm not attracted to men enough to be bi. And honestly I'm still not sure if I belong in queer spaces or if I'm just a straight guy with occasional, um, fantasies I guess.
He/they. 21. Cis, biromantic. Autistic & ADHD-PI. Math & Physics double major.
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