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There’s a fine line between having principles and being arrogant/elitist/inaccessible. I believe folks in the world aren’t always aware of where that line is and that hurts the whole movement.

When I’m feeling a bit better (hopefully later this week, still taking it easy as I recover from COVID), I’m going to put up the recording we did with @gabek (hope you’re feeling better too, btw… also COVID) where we go into this in the context of small web.

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Suggested to a source forge that gets flack for being inaccessible/elitist that they simply use the plain text part in a multi-part email instead of rejecting it on their discussion list as some folks are limited in their ability to send text-only email.

Response: we consider that a bug in your email service provider.

Context: there’s a tool I use and want to contribute to but I can’t without jumping through arbitrary hoops. I’m emailing with the author directly now because it’s easier.

*smh*

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The battles we’re fighting for our privacy aren’t just to make our phones and computers private places today. They’re to keep our homes, cars, and minds private places in the future. They’re to protect our personhood and stave off autocracy.

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Someday I too would like to shred an acoustic guitar solo at a Melbourne Symphony Orchestra concert while wearing a Megadeath tshirt. #LifeGoals

youtube.com/watch?v=BIVV-pwphP

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🇬🇧 Today is #WorldRefugeeDay
Using unreliable AI lie-detectors at EU borders such as #iBorderCtrl is unacceptable, it violates the fundamental rights also of refugees! Let’s stop these incrimination machines!

More information here: patrick-breyer.de/en/press-bri

🐦🔗: nitter.eu/echo_pbreyer/status/

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Because the Fediverse uses chronological timelines, and because it has a worldwide audience, it is totally fine to boost your own post later so it can reach people in different time zones.

There's no algorithm deciding what people see in their main Fediverse timeline, so they just see whatever happens to be there when they are online.

#FediTips #Fediverse

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here's the SVG if anyone else wants it - you'll need Liberation Sans, and of course replace "YOURPHONEHERE" and "Researcher INITIAL" unascribed.com/f/e06a01ee/inte

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I wired the brick up as a very small external monitor, so you can, for instance, play Doom on it.

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None of the policies this "far left" wants to enact are extreme, unless you consider guaranteeing a decent standard of living for every citizen "extreme".

It's only extreme if you think our current system works and needs to be even more liberal and capitalist.

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"Far Left". Pure BS. It's just the left. As in "let's stop billionaires and giant companies from ruining the world". That's not far left at all, that's basic common sense. The worst damage Macron caused was putting the left on the same level as the nationalists extremists.

RT @brokenbottleboy@twitter.com

A robbery committed by… getting more votes.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/brokenbottleboy/st

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Farhad A wrote the following post Sun, 19 Jun 2022 19:35:46 +0200 1982 - “Tell them.”
- “I did. They laughed.”

1992 - Tell them again."
- “I did. They laughed.”

2002 - You must keep telling them."
- “I do tell them, everyday I tell them few will listen”

“They must listen or it will be too late”

- “It is too late.”

2022 - “Is it really still too late?”
- “It’s way past too late. Fewer people are laughing.”

2033 “Why did no one tell us?”
- “Oh we did, many times, many ways. But we have made progress. No one is laughing anymore.”

#GlobalWarming #ClimateEmergency #ClimateCatastrophe #Environment
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You should totally consider presenting at #SummerSchool @SummerSchool

Why?

1. It is awesome. I missed it last year and was so sad about it. New job was busy, but SummerSchool would have given me lots of ideas to help.
2. You experience deeply multidisciplinary work, from different points of view.
3. Dialogic, with comments, questions, etc in real time, or near.
4. Support. This isn't your supervisor and their nemesis in a duel.
5. Anyone (except assholes) can sign up:

summerschool.scholar.social/20

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Less than 10 days left to collect signatures for the European Citizen's Initiative on Universal Basic Income
eci.ec.europa.eu/014/public/#/

Germany is getting very close to the threshold! Come on!

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If you're using Mastodon through the website, you can stop new posts appearing automatically by using "slow mode".

To switch it on, go to Preferences > Slow Mode, tick the box and click "Save Changes". (To switch it off, untick and save.)

This will make timelines (including Home, Local and Federated) as well as notifications no longer scroll automatically when you are reading them. Instead, new posts will be hidden behind a clickable link at the top of each column.

(Thanks to @aral for suggesting tip!)

#MastoTips #Mastodon #FediTips #SlowMode

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