re: sequel post that actually isn't true Show more
Nintendo employee: we named the game ARMS as a homage to its CPU architecture
random person: I thought it was because of all the arms
Nintendo employee: oh, I didn't think about that
sequel post that actually isn't true Show more
the game ARMS for the Nintendo Switch was named after the ARM processor it runs on
initially I was going to tag this misinfo but apparently this is actually true Show more
little is it known that the rabbit in Super Mario 64, MIPS, is named after the CPU architecture of the Nintendo 64 console the game ran on
so, yesterday, i put together a list of nazi instances i had blocked. that post has been boosted over 60 times. that's cool, i'm glad i did something useful.
but i can't do that kind of thing if i can't eat. my post about needing money for food has been boosted ten times.
if you appreciate and value the work i put into notifying everyone about where the fash are and you have some money to spare, please pay me.
if you can't give, please always boost.
re: emoji salt Show more
truly we are being the most inclusive when, when reacting to a message on slack, I have to choose between whether I want a male zombie or a female zombie
checkmate, liberals. those are the two options.
re: emoji salt Show more
emoji salt Show more
unicode: here are the emoji
vendors: (makes every emoji person white)
unicode: oh no! we need to be diverse. let's add the six races: yellow, white, blond, slight tan, brown, and black
vendors: (assigns each emoji a gender based upon stereotypical gender roles)
unicode: oh no! we need to be inclusive. let's add the two genders: male, female, and unspecified.
vendors: (keeps "unspecified" as the stereotypical choice, doesn't include gender-neutral options)
unicode proposal: how about we enforce gender neutral-
unicode: everything is fixed now
immigration crisis, empty statements, US politics Show more
I keep seeing US state governments claiming that they're open to accepting refugees when this is a pretty empty statement when visas are completely not managed by states
it's like saying "Mars is open to and accepting of refugees" completely ignoring the fact that you need a fucking rocket to get there
salt, not a subtoot, just thinking about past stuff Show more
people getting upset at you for not finding their joke funny and them being like "I'm just messing with you" is like
yes, totally, I haven't heard this before
haven't heard this 12974562819 times before
this hasn't fucked me before, nope
capitalism, nationalism Show more
conservatives: nothing in life is free
also conservatives: welcome to america, home of the free
ive been riding public transit in this city for the better part of a decade now. union station downtown used to be a ghost town. now it is packed 24/7. why? because the city has massively developed its transit infrastructure.
this is a perfect illustration of the fact that when it comes to infrastructure, demand follows supply. if something is useful, people will use it more. a lack of people using public transit isnt an argument for not investing in it - its an argument for investing more
fedi accessibility features, ptsd perspective Show more
fedi’s current content tag system is horrible and should be replaced ASAP with a proper content tag feature that does not hijack the post subject line. content tags and post subject both have value and should exist separately of each other.
but even a terrible content tag feature is better than none. please keep tagging your stuff if you care at all about people with disabilities existing in your audience / community.
if you find the current CW implementation to be just way too bothersome, rather than shouting angrily at disabled people as an entire class, how about instead directing those frustrations at the people designing and implementing these broken features?
no amount of pressure will absolve disabled users of their accessibility needs, but pressure can help motivate fedi’s designers and implementors to do better.
post collapse, as a feature, is complex.
consider: why would a user want to collapse a post?
“collapse every post with a subject” is only useful within the confines of the current content tag implementation and should at the very least not be the default once content tags get fixed.
post length is a common post collapse use-case that has genuine value.
however: at no point in time should a person making a post have to tag their post “long”, because what exactly a “long post” is will vary from reader to reader. clients should count the number of characters in each post and auto-collapse all posts longer than a user-specified threshold.
content tag filtering is another common post collapse use-case.
if fedi ever gets a reasonable content tag system, filters should provide users with the means to either autocollapse or entirely remove posts with specific tags, on a per-tag basis.
to design tag filters, users will need to be able to see content tags, but outside of that workflow, they will probably mostly just be clutter, so it might be nice to auto-hide content tags by default but provide a means to view them when needed.
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