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yet another person who has left the fediverse because your servers blocked half the rest of the fediverse and the people who might be interested in communicating with them was blocked

https://twitter.com/joshbressers/status/1441535228208689152

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First of all, I don't see where it says that in the links you posted, at all. Second of all, "half the fediverse" is an exaggeration. I mean, if you want, go ahead and run our blocked list through a stats collector to see how many users we effectively block.
its bizarre, people don't really get the #fediverse yet. They want a podium to shout and some sort of captive audience that will "follow" and "like" them to stroke their egos

Its more like real life. You build an instance, a community. You keep some people out if thats what it takes. Replicating the toxicity of twitter and facebook is not what we want.
Just to be clear, I'm 100% OK blocking content that violates the CoC

Please don't try to misrepresent my statement about Mastodon as condoning speech without accountability

I fully support @Gargron on this matter


What other countries are told is "American" youtu.be/7Xgd79wuriQ via @YouTube So we aren't so dumb for calling it French fries, many nations have their own weird things they wrongly call American


What other countries are told is "American" youtu.be/7Xgd79wuriQ via @YouTube So we aren't so dumb for calling it French fries, many nations have their own weird things they wrongly call American


I’m encoding VHS tapes and in some places there is no way to get rid of the shearing at the top. I’ve seen posts on how to add it to modern digital videos to make them look vintage but is there a tool for automatically taking it out or minimizing it?


In today’s fundraising text message from Trump. I hope he isn’t too broken up by my “abandoning” him. LOL

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When you walk at North Bay Park with @rose.amyd, you climb the tower and you take pictures. instagr.am/p/CUQVHhepCEG/

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I use Duck Duck Go not Google but same premise.

Seriously though. Internet searches are a legitimate fundamental aspect of researching things today as much as documentation indices and LexisNexis/card catalog searches were a generation ago...just way more efficient.

Raise your hand if you're an engineer and you google daily.

... to find, actually. ;)
When I started coding, languages came with manuals you could use to look up the syntax. Now we use the internet. Same difference. (Also, languages have got a lot more complex and third party libraries are a *lot* more common.)



Absolutely incredibly crisp color film from 74 yrs ago today in 1947 at Yankee Stadium for the Old Timers Game. This footage was purchased by a friend from Frankie Crosetti. Includes a gravely ill Babe Ruth, Cy Young, Jimmie Foxx, George Sisler & so many more baseball HOF’ers:






Okay, this is cool looking but I don't see what's so "stunning" about it. It's straightforward to code and 1MHz is plenty fast enough for it. Of course, the Apple ][ bitmap layout is a little bit weird, but it's nothing that Apple ][ coders couldn't deal with.
@Isaac Kuo I've certainly seen more impressive demos but still a neat thing.



"The fact that Republican lawmakers have ignored the Eastman memo, which outlines the destruction of our democracy, suggests that the party, which organized in the 1850s to protect the nation against those who would destroy it, has come full circle."
heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/september-24…
I mean ... like ... okay, but this wasn't any sort of circle or cycle. The Civil Rights Act and Nixon's Southern Strategy caused all those segregationist deplorables to switch parties (and vice versa).

So it's more or less the same folks who have continuously wished to destroy our democracy, for more or less the same racist reasons.

Obviously, we're not talking literally the same folks, due to human lifespan limits. And there are people who leave/join/switch parties due to changes in personal beliefs and/or perspective. But in general we're talking two pretty stable opposed groups that just swapped parties in a few decades.
Stewart Stevens was a party operative for several decades. It was always understood there was that element but not that it was the heart and soul of the party. It was one of those inconvenient things that many hoped would atrophy. Instead like a cancer it consumed the whole party. Worse, even by his own estimation, it really was all that mattered in the end. I appreciate people's mea culpas for getting us here and especially if they fight to reverse the damage. Stevens and Kristol are two of them. Whether that alliance of convenience survives if we get on the other side of this dark period is TBD but let's worry about that after we hopefully get there. https://www.amazon.com/Was-All-Lie-Republican-Became-ebook/dp/B07ZY73FTN




Um grupo anônimo de baloeiros, na manifestação pró-Bolsonaro de 7 de setembro, fez uma intervenção artística que consistiu em erguer um pênis inflável, verde e amarelo, de mais de dois metros durante o trajeto do ato, gerando rebuliço entre os presentes.

passapalavra.info/2021/09/140301/





Note to Republicans:
"Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing. He is not a good man who, without a protest, allows wrong to be committed in his name, and with the means which he helps to supply...”
--John Stuart Mill, 1867



The lesson shouldn’t be complacency about these fake audits. It should be that there were honest officials in place this time to stop fraud, that we need honest officials and procedures next time, and that we can’t legitimize such fake audits just because it didn’t succeed here.

https://twitter.com/maricopacounty/status/1441228176600952839

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How irritated must the honest officials who oversaw the election the first time feel?
@Katherine Bond Worse, in swing states where the GOP control thees positions they are being removed and replaced with The Big Lie loyalists. If the people who will be there in 2024 were there in 2020 then the coup would have taken place. They would have sent alternate electors, multiple sets of electors, and then following that 6-point memo Pence would have counted up the electoral votes for Trump and we'd be dealing with him claiming to actually be president. Likely we all would be going along with it too and our democracy would officially be dead. That reality has a better than 50% chance of happening again in 2024.





For 20 years & now probably the rest of my life my primary voting for Senate and President is driven by a need to rebalance the courts. Why is it only the GOP have their shit squared away & care about this and what are the horrifying ramifications? podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-s…
Does it talk about the panel from back in April formed to investigate?
President Joe Biden on Friday formed a bipartisan commission to study potential U.S. Supreme Court changes including expanding the number of justices beyond the current nine, a goal of some liberal Democrats hoping to end its conservative majority.

https://www.reuters.com/business/legal/biden-creates-commission-study-potential-supreme-court-expansion-2021-04-09/
@lambjams I'm only 3/4 of the way through but up to that point no. But there is no concentrated pipeline of judges or organizations vetting them for ideological purity like there is on the right. The right has made it their mission to "fix" the judiciary since the 1970s. Democrats have had no such comparable effort. Maybe they will start if things like Roe are overturned. I would have thought Citizens United would have been sufficient but nope.
I guess the Citizens United decision funneled money to both parties. To the point of the Democrats not having a long-range strategy - perhaps because they thought the Supreme Court was doing ok. But how a one-term president who was booted out of office managed to appoint three judges is a crazy thing. Of course, ONE of those judges should have been Obama's pick of Merrick Garland. But still - that Trump could appoint two - to be honest, from the Republican perspective that may have been his greatest accomplishment.



I can't stop thinking about the fact that Germany has a word for this and it is GRIEF BACON

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Racial Supremacy is a Franchise of Wealth Supremacy/ Afterschool Democra... youtu.be/aeGoKcqeZEY via @YouTube My latest video


Racial Supremacy is a Franchise of Wealth Supremacy/ Afterschool Democra... youtu.be/aeGoKcqeZEY via @YouTube My latest video



Federal judges agreed to speak on a panel for the fringe Federalist Society on how to litigate against the Biden administration. These are the JUDGES who are supposed to hear the cases, handing out tips to the society that arranged their nominations on how to win before them.

https://twitter.com/FixTheCourt/status/1437804033494949902

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6/ Yes, polls say voters don't trust elections.

But it's because politicians are fanning the flames of doubt. They are obviously dishonest in saying they are merely responding to voter desires -- they are the ones creating them.



It was a coup attempt by the leader of a new fascist movement in America. If you are a journalist using words like “strict voting law” or “audit” or “unproven claims,” I respectfully beg you to describe this how you would if you were a foreign correspondent in some faraway place.

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Trump's plan to stop Biden from disclosing details of what Trump did as the Capitol riot unfolded probably won't work, experts say businessinsider.com/trump-bid-stop… #SmartNews


Evangelical pastor claims that the reason Jesus hasn’t returned is because people aren’t donating enough money indy100.com/news/evangelic… #SmartNews Apparently there is a conspiracy by rich people to keep Jesus away because they could bring him back in a heartbeat apparently


Evangelical pastor claims that the reason Jesus hasn’t returned is because people aren’t donating enough money indy100.com/news/evangelic… #SmartNews Apparently there is a conspiracy by rich people to keep Jesus away because they could bring him back in a heartbeat apparently

The network type couldn't be detected. Contact can't be added. lame
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Considering cryptocurrencies account for 1% of all the world's energy used, I'm not against this idea in theory. Will be interesting to see how much this impacts the Chinese themselves &if they can sell theirs off. Maybe this will help make graphics cards more affordable finally

China's central bank has declared all transactions involving cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin illegal.
It has also stepped up a crackdown on illegal mining of digital currencies in the country. cbc.ca/1.6188011



Considering cryptocurrencies account for 1% of all the world's energy used, I'm not against this idea in theory. Will be interesting to see how much this impacts the Chinese themselves &if they can sell theirs off. Maybe this will help make graphics cards more affordable finally

China's central bank has declared all transactions involving cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin illegal.
It has also stepped up a crackdown on illegal mining of digital currencies in the country. cbc.ca/1.6188011