Christmas Show more
To my internet friends,
I hope that your gifts are well-received, that your relatives are tolerable, that your merriment is made, and that your hearts are full of peace and joy.
Serial abuser, sexual assault, LB Show more
Laurelai Bailey is an alleged serial sexual predator with several victims in the trans and leftist community. These claims do not come from Kiwifarms (where she was a member). They come from known individuals.
I have had little to no interpersonal interaction with her. She followed me for months on Twitter for my politics. I have no reason to hold a grudge. I simply believe her victims.
New users, stay safe. Avoid starrevolution and kitty.town.
my opinion on voting Show more
voting is harm reduction. it only changes things on the margins, but some people live and die by those margins.
re: computer sec/ops Show more
Use verifiable builds, and complain when your build system doesn't support them. Support the Debian verifiable builds project.
uspol, Howard Zinn Show more
Howard Zinn: Don’t Despair about the Supreme Court
"The courts have never been on the side of justice, only moving a few degrees one way or the other, unless pushed by the people. Those words engraved in the marble of the Supreme Court, "Equal Justice Before the Law," have always been a sham."
doctor who, just vaguely spoilerish Show more
What I particularly loved about the #DoctorWho premiere is that it's clear that *empathy* is back. And the know-it-all smarter-than-you attitude is gone or reduced. I loved *some* things about the Moffat era but my big mood is Good Riddance!
And something about the vibe & music & Jodie just feels like '70s who in good ways.
I have seen the new #DoctorWho and I am happy to report the show is in exceptionally good shape for 55 years old. And the new Doctor seems to have the right attitude from the start: she helps people.
@noelle Pertwee & Tom Baker are my faves, mainly because PBS was airing those here in the USA when I was little. But it was the 80s for me too.
Odd fact about me: my "first Who" is the wrong actor for the time I was watching the show. I started watching #DoctorWho in summer 1986, which was Colin Baker's era - but at that time, the station in Australia on which I was watching Doctor Who was airing Jon Pertwee episodes, so Pertwee is My Doctor despite my having been born after he left the role.
@abulletforfree Well it's impossible to be 100% sure based on only 1 episode, but yeah. Disclosure: I enjoyed 11 and 12 despite Moffat, but I agree, Moffat was just a horrible, horrible Doctor Who showrunner/writer.
All signs in this new episode, for me, point to a huge turnaround.
Pretty into the #DoctorWho premiere.
re: USpol, crapitalism, not-actually-warrior-women Show more
@Aerdan Fair enough, but as the article mentions, seasonal employees don't get stock anyway, but they will get this new $15/hour, plus every little PR win matters and this was a big PR win for the fight-for-15 movement.
Not surprised but ever vigilant!
hey so just checking, who all among women/queer/trans/poc is in the NYC area or wants to be and doing #ml? i know a surprisingly decent (and ethical) company doing hiring in the near future
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