📣 PSA (Please Boost)
A friendly acquaintance of mine is a trans professor at Bryn Mawr college and is co hosting the first ever Early Modern Trans Studies conference (starts tomorrow through Friday).
He was super excited about me sharing on Mastodon so def check it out if you're near the campus or in PA!
> After a show of extremely unfriendly behavior from the maintainers of Funkwhale, I decided I will not be going forward with this after all, they enjoy policing language more than coding, and they require total obedience to explicitly evil code of conduct they adopted.
Looks like we won't see Funkwhale support in Nuclear :D
I've started a Loomio thread for the abuse audit of the @funkwhale software. This is where we go through and try to find all the ways it can be used for evil and then all the ways we can attempt to stop or deter that behavior. We welcome the help! 🐋 https://governance.funkwhale.audio/d/pQS1Uznd/abuse-audit
Fascists/racists and dog whistles
My friend and his girlfriend had a very barky min-pin. They tried putting a collar on the dog that would spray citronella in her face when she barked. The dog would bark once, get sprayed, then perform a quick binary search to discover the volume threshold, after which she'd bark right under the threshold.
I'm not sure why we think fascists don't do this.
As @davatron5000 says, I don't like playing cat and mouse with my privacy. https://daverupert.com/2018/04/dave-went-android/ At the same time, I'd prefer to run open-source software rather than iOS. And I've used Android since the HTC Dream.
But using Android without Google apps is just *so* hard. Not only do I have to invoke weird terminal sorcery every six months, but the damn thing doesn't even work very well – I haven't had working push notifications or GPS in a year. Time to throw in the towel?
Deadline reports that James Gunn has been rehired for GotG3, after Gunn was genuinely contrite and Disney realized that Cernovich is a fuckstick: https://deadline.com/2019/03/james-gunn-reinstated-guardians-of-the-galaxy-3-disney-suicide-squad-2-indefensible-social-media-messages-1202576444/
Why am I kinda excited for this?
Tbh, I want this to be something that within my OS; I have payment info stored and if I go into Plasma Discover, elementary's App Store or like doing a checkout on the Web, it just say "Pay" and uses _that_.
That's where the future of digital payments should have gone - my computer/device determines what works and how it works. This + allowing me to specify how to pay for things (use my BTC 🤢 or my business banking account? maybe pull from Venmo?)
A warm welcome to Ginny! https://blog.funkwhale.audio/~/Announcements/a-warm-welcome-to-ginny/
content moderation, trauma
"Encountering hate online is an everyday reality. But if some spaces appear devoid of such abuse, it is because there are women absorbing still more negative affect in order to preserve a zombie version of liberal civility."
Apparently Renegades, from Australia, were in Poland for two or three weeks prior to the major for practice, which is abnormal. Usually teams just show up for tourneys in the days prior afaik. Seems to confirm the theory that if you travel a lot before competitive play you're going to have a bad time
Which explains why EU teams have such a hard time at tournaments in the Pacific region, and AU teams haven't made it past groups before
Addendum: if Renegades hadn't faced Astralis (defending champion, current ranked #1 in the world) in the second stage, they would have gone 3-0. Maybe even undefeated in maps across the major to this point.
Then full irony would be achieved.
No shade to Renegades though, they've evidently put in a ton of hard work and practice and it's finally paying off
Of the two teams that went 3-0 in the qualifiers, one (NRG) had faced all teams that didn't qualify and the other (Renegades) faced teams that all qualified. Guess which team immediately went 0-3 in the following stage 🤔🤔🤔
I'm kinda surprised that everyone is so surprised by this since they didn't really prove themselves but it's w/e
re: new dialup express instance block