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"Pseudonyms and anonymity are also an established part of many cultures -- for good reason."

- Alma Whitten, former Director of Privacy, Product and Engineering, Google

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My present Recaptcha policy:

Request audio.

Respond "Fuck you Google"

Repeat until access granted, or the joy fades.

Bonus: All audio AI parsing tends to "Fuck you Google".

So uh apparently OESC (Oklahoma unemployment agency basically) is jerking me around and I really have no money for food or bills. I have no idea at this point if or when I'll be able to collect unemployment again, and I don't have any work prospects til the 15th.

Please help? I'm desperate.

#Google has funded #ClimateChange deniers, is contributing hugely to the needless pollution of the internet through its #surveillance and tracking and builds tech to help drill for fossil fuels #BigTechLovesBigOil #NoToChrome

My favorite line from the Wikipedia article on homosexuality in animals:

“No species has been found in which homosexual behaviour has not been shown to exist, with the exception of species that never have sex at all, such as sea urchins and aphis.”

Nothing I post is so unprecedented that people will still find it useful several years later. There are enough wonderful toots posted every day that there's no reason to backread through my entire profile instead, except perhaps for doxxing purposes.
So, since I like keeping things tidy, I use #Forget to delete every post of mine older than 4 months, except for the few that I've decided to keep. If you'd like to do something similar yourself, you can learn more here:

tired: Hub and spoke.
wired: Hub and spook.
inspired: Hub and Spock.

Dear users of phones, tablets, computers, cameras and other instruments which contains data that might be important to you.

Make fucking backups. For the love of what ever you believe in. Copy your dearest and most important files and or documents somewhere else that in case one device goes *poof* you have something you can get back to.

And please, please, please do it regularly.

You will thank your future YOU later.

#Backup #Data #DataLoss

"A few years ago the local brewery released a small batch of catnip beer. I do not recommend it. It tasted awful, and cats are mean drunks."

-- ICampOnTheFirstDate @ Imgur

self-checkout (n) 1. A bathroom scale with delusions of grandeur, a short-term memory deficiency, and raging paranoia.


Anyone run across any good, long form articles about bitters? Throw me a link.

@dredmorbius @jaranta There are a decent amount of countries where the yearly minimum wage is less than the cost of one average textbook
In my country they only cost about a month's rent at most, so guess I'm among the luckier folk (and we're not talking about shipping yet, or the cost of an e-reader). A Ugandan's yearly wage affords at most _two_ papers.

That's totally plausible. I mean just deciding to read a paper or not requires skimming methodology and conclusions at least.

I read at the _top_ public uni in Turkey according to Times index, yet I can access _only a fraction_ of papers I need through my library.

Better yet, I'm somewhat of a power user, and couldn't yet figure out how to use the little access there is without campus wifi. Can't even use SPSS from home...

A symposium is a drinking party:

symposium (n.)

1580s, "account of a gathering or party," from Latin symposium "drinking party, symposium," from Greek symposion "drinking party, convivial gathering of the educated" (related to sympotes "drinking companion"), from assimilated form of syn- "together" (see syn-) + posis "a drinking," from a stem of Aeolic ponen "to drink," from PIE root *po(i)- "to drink."


getting kicked off Reddit doesn't seem that hard! it's like a club people join for the purposes of getting thrown out of, sort of like how SF writers would join the SFWA so they could resign in protest.

So, apparently linking or even mentioning the existence of Sci-Hub, Library Genesis, or other samizdat sites on Reddit's /r/AskHistorians is sufficient to get permabanned.

Ask me how I know.

Conservatism consists of exactly one proposition, to wit: There must be in-groups whom the law protects but does not bind, alongside out-groups whom the law binds but does not protect. There is nothing more or else to it, and there never has been, in any place or time.

-- Frank Wilhoit

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