The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture called Chelsea Manning's imprisonment and daily fines "an open-ended,
progressively severe measure of coercion fulfilling all the constitutive elements of torture
or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment".
private health insurance stuff
#PrivateHealthLIFEhacks actually we can think of a few notes, about prescriptions
get your prescription refills before it's super necessary if you can, so that you don't run low, and so that you have a buffer if you need to argue price with the pharmacist.
also: discuss prices with your pharmacist. ask if that's with insurance, for example. there are some things, like GoodRx here https://www.goodrx.com/ that provide free coupons that drop the price of uninsured medication by a lot, and sometimes, that price drop can literally be more than insurance saves you if you're able to be on private insurance. it's very good to keep an eye on if those or something similar will pop up local to you.
@jerry Voting (ideally) operates as a choice. But it can also be a signal. Not voting or voting third parties conveys useful information about the electorate. It’s completely legitimate in our system, in which, unlike Australia, we are not compelled to vote. The US system also includes so much disincentive to voting on several axes that scolding individual voters is arguably misplaced. I support attempts to persuade non voters to vote, and object to attempts to bully them.
@jerry I think the government no longer responds to voters and just responds to money. And that hence we have to find other ways of being citizens besides voting.
@specter Can I just? I ran one for years without knowing there was a vent underneath. 🤷🏾♂️
@danielhglus Good luck. I’ve so failed at that and I really dig Rust even!
You'd think after 30 years we'd have invented something saner. But hello, we're humans, have you met us?
Hey devs this is an important announcement. I will be working with popular leftist youtuber Noncompete to create a peertue instance and I am looking for people to help me out. If you have any experience working with peertube or UI design or want to help shoot me a dm!
We are going to make something that can really have a shot at combating youtube and I think now might be a tipping point for us to make a big push.
junegunn's fzf has just saved me this month. I do not know what I'd have done without it. Weep, I guess. FZF! #fzf
asking for $ help
I still haven't been able to find work - despite putting in 20-30 resumes and applications a week - and my bank account is dwindling. I'm putting together more options for Patreon, but that won't come together until the end of the month at least, and I gotta eat.
I know we're entering a fraught time of year, but if you can help me out, I'd really appreciate it. 💜
@tindall 1moreQ: How solid was your POSIX-fluency when you switched? (Mine's prob about a 3/10)
@tindall Time to ddg 🐡 "fish vs zsh"! 🦓
@tindall Guess I'm behind you a few ticks lol but I've adopted three of these, so will look into the others. Q: Did you go from zsh to fish or ?
I have spent the weekend playing with a @wallabagapp GTK & Rust client.
Source code can be found here https://gitlab.gnome.org/bilelmoussaoui/read-it-later
Hi Fediverse 👋
let me sum up the situation around #switchingsocial
Around September 20th, the original (anonymous) author of switching.social shut down its website and all related Social Media accounts, including mastodon 🤔
As there hasn't been any sign of life since then, I restored the website and created this new account. Right now I'm out of spare time to work on it, but that'll change in a few weeks 🙂
Wonders about humanity sometimes—Slightly annoying—Pretty good computer programmer—Stuck in Occupied Lenapehoking—Supporter of small dogs—@firstname.lastname@example.org
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