Pessimism is the luxury of someone with something to lose.
I have far too many friends (also white) whose long term plans are to just die in "the climate wars".
Whereas my Indigenous friends are thinking decades if not centuries ahead.
I know which one I prefer.
So uh moving our stuff is a little expensive considering how much we spent to move in, and we need a bit of money to get the rest of our shit out of storage for a U-Haul. We need to conserve our money for next month's rent and food.
Like another $100 would probably do the trick. Already got $100 from fedi. :3
Good news is once it's emptied we can save $50 a month by getting rid of one of our units.
From here on out we'll be self-sufficient.
Tech gripe: I hit the wrong button while trying to play a voicemail, and instead deleted it.
There was no confirmation prompt. There is no "undelete".
This is just one more example of the terrible UX around telephony in #Android.
people are not persuaded by logic or evidence.
Okay. This oft-repeated claim is a pet peeve of mine. As stated, it's arguably true: there exists some number of people who are, to varying degrees, unpersuaded by logic or reason when strongly-held beliefs are challenged.
What it implies, though, is that logic and reason are useless in the area of public discourse.
I believe the evidence will show that many people do in fact update their beliefs when faced with sufficient evidence. Science happens. Lies may circle the globe while the truth is putting on its boots, but the truth does eventually get out the door. The long arc of history bends towards justice.
The real problem is that our venues for public discourse disempower people from having rational discussions, and create an environment where loudness and passion overwhelm more considered voices.
That is what we need to fix.
Wow, the obliviousness from "Shadow110" in this support thread is just... wow.
Hi, if you are not wanting to watch DRM stuff then why are you at Facebook that uses DRM and HTML5 which is Wildvine. You make Firefox just a text browser if you break it all. Will never watch anything in Video from almost any where.
What is your perspective of DRM and why do you not want it so badly that you want to break pages as well as Firefox ?
No, turning off DRM does not "break pages"; it just prevents any DRMed content from being viewed.
If that causes interactive pages to not work, then it is the coders of those pages who have "broken" them.
I'd suspect Shadow110 of being a copyright industry troll, since their profile seems to have been deleted -- but this post is from 2018, and the bug has not been fixed...
re: venting about the whole Isabel Fall debacle
So... I haven't seen the actual criticism of the Attack Helicopter piece, though I am aware of the anti-trans meme it references.
I think I know the kind of reaction Iris is talking about, though.
Proposal: how about we look at the context of things before judging them? ...like, the same way we'd want people outside of our communities to do for us, you know?
I recently saw a friend get insta-blocked for accidentally and unknowingly referencing alt-right code -- with no checking of "did you really mean to hint at this?", much less "did you actually mean to reference an alt-right dogwhistle?".
Can we, you know, not do that?
(cc @irisjaycomics not so much as a reply but more so Iris has the option of being in on any ensuing discussion)
venting about the whole Isabel Fall debacle
yeah, on main
I really enjoyed “I Sexually Identify As An Attack Helicopter” and thought it was uncomfortable and horny and complex. It’s a really interesting riff on identity, sexuality and the military’s weaponization of culture that you can still read on the Wayback Machine here: https://web.archive.org/web/20200111194207/http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/fall_01_20/
it’s horseshit that the (trans woman!!!) author got chased off the Internet for “not accounting for the harm she caused”
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