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~ *some sith, probably* ~ , #nune Show more

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functions.sh, #darkpi, progress report(s), Show more

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Hi.

I'm Tessa,
aka `jakimfett`.

Ætherperson, Architect, Engineer, Poet, Scholar, Pirate, Storyweaver

I've also been known as:
* The Flavel Fixer
* Captain Jak
* LightningGoggles
* BOfH and PFY
* "cevin"
* Pirate Ninja Samarai Nightclaw Shaman half-Ork Germanish Humanoid
* and occasionally, Todd, Ryu, or Beast.

pronoun.is/they
(thank you!)

assorted.tech <-- me_irl

I will fix your computer/phone/car/house/etc if you ask nicely.

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I'd like to thank @Proxy for informing me that it's Transgender Awareness Week!

As a general reminder, remember that all gender identities fly under this flag. Transmasc, transfemme, enby, neo, agender... Every single one of them deserves the equity of recognition as trans culture and the constant, unrepentant memes used to offset how hellish life on Earth is right now!

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reminder that true "free speech" is an absurd and unattainable goal. the paradox of tolerance ensures that tolerating *all* speech will, without fail, lead to the oppression of minorities.
it's also important to remember that taking a position of free speech absolutism (being a "free speech extremist" if you will) is absolutely ridiculous. speech and action are not separate categories. by saying "i do" or "i plea guilty", you are committing an action. shouting "fire" is instigating panic. shouting slurs creates fear and oppression. by allowing all forms of speech, you are essentially stating that some types of violence are okay.
there are some places where truly "free speech" is possible. nobody's going to get angry at you for writing hate speech in your diary. but free speech shouldn't mean the freedom to inflict your opinions on others. muting or blocking an instance isn't a violation of free speech, it's just ignoring someone else's speech.

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dunking on a shitty HackerNoon article Show more

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dunking on a shitty HackerNoon article Show more

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Using the modern web doesn't feel empowering. It feels immensely frustrating.

The web is barely usable without ad-blocking. Pages take an age to load and the content jumps around as more ads download and display. Also the ads are spying on you.

The entire JS ecosystem is dependency hell and sometimes you have to download massive JS files just to view a web page. The JS is probably also spying on you.

Worse still, JS is also probably why the Back button doesn't work properly on so many sites.

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Reminder: people complaining about "political correctness" are basically complaining that they can't be dicks to other human beings and get away with it.

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americas healthcare system is massively multi-payer

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petition to gather up all of my friends and loved ones into one place

so we can overthrow the government together

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currently imagining a repurposed military jacket but with

don't thank me
for my "service"

in big unable to be ignored letters on the back. maybe turn the a into the anarchy A symbol for good measure

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When corporations get to decide how to balance their profits against public safety, you get things like @Verizon throttling firefighters during an emergency. eff.org/deeplinks/2018/11/unre

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Abuse mention + Show more

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[Carl Sagan voice] “The spectrum of female identity and gender presentation isn’t a linear scale but rather, a four-dimensional hypercube”

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The reason why I'm studying is because I want to be a high-five-to-six-figure queer techie who gets like two other six-figure queer radical techies to get a big coop house in an inner area to subsidize like 3 other queerfolk who are having a hard time with employment and housing. If upper-class queer leftists actually got their shit together and did that in more cities, it would be a small gesture that has a huge hecking impact for at least a few comrades at any given time.

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funny how we dont have a veterans day for the casualties of war that are civilians

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California/terrorism Show more

financial need thread, publishing meta Show more

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Nazis/Philly Show more

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Imagine a world where ActivityPub gets so popular and accepted outside the tech community that the big players have to implement it in order to simply stay relevant. Could you imagine Facebook allowing @username@facebook.com (as it slowly fades into obscurity to become another MySpace).

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what if we just took the things we have in our houses and made neighborhood co-ops out of them?

Tool shares, kitchen gadget community cupboards, DVD and book libraries, clothes closets, etc

As you think of reasons why this can't happen just remember that you are the reason that they could

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