holocaust and nazi mention
@switchingsocial @pinkprius @inditoot @Gargron I really worry that it's our increasing polarisation lending credence to awful ideas. As long as nobody is talking, nothing can improve and tension worsens. That's why I stress the importance of enforcing civility, to facilitate an environment where good ideas and good morals win out. If someone doesn't want to be civil, by all means, toss them out
holocaust and nazi mention
@switchingsocial @pinkprius @inditoot @Gargron Don't get me wrong here, I'm not trying to say you could get a die hard militant white supremacist to change their mind with logic and reason. But I'm weary that places like Gab become echo chambers for that ideology that can end up radicalising people on the fence when they tumble down that rabbit hole, where there's nobody present to offer a counter-narrative
@switchingsocial @inditoot @one @pinkprius @Gargron Trying to stamp out bad ideas by ostracising their proponents to their own communities, rather than directly engaging with their arguments, just allows them to further fester.
National socialism is a fringe position because it's been debated openly, not in spite of it. Enforce rules of civility, not conformity, and let the debate happen. The better idea will win.
Tinfoil hat time: Why the hell is #google specifically blacklisting the useragent for the Chromium-powered #MSEdge browser? Anything with "edg" (except if it says "edge") in the string is failing over to the old version, and it's affecting one Google site after another. No issues with any other Chromium-based browser whatsoever. What other motive could they have for this except as an anti-copetitive tactic to try and smother Edgium in the crib?
Suspect this has been the reason that Ubuntu has never even booted on my machine while Manjaro does. Because the Nouveau drivers are poop. This is a good move on Ubuntu's part.
@amiloradovsky Arguably yes, though I was thinking along the lines of "Help other people when you see they could use the help" when I listed the former and "Make permanent improvements to the processes and environment around you" for the latter
@garrett tbf, All Star is an eternal classic that should be considered a current day hit, on any given day, forevermore
• Follow your dreams.
• Get a qualification in something that isn't directly useful to your job right now.
• Believe that you're entitled to anything.
• Assume you know much (or even a little)
• Think that people can't get by without you.
• Expect it to work out the first time.
• Talk shit, even if they deserve it.
• Get bitter.
• Blame anyone, even if it's their fault.
• Compare yourself to others.
• Ummm... that's it I think
RIP to #YTMND, the site that imprinted Bill Cosby/Slayer mashups and Darth Vader playing Who Wants to be a Millionaire in my malleable brain for all eternity
I made this 3 years ago and it pretty much feels the same today as then. #musicians
@schestowitz When have they trashed Linux lately?
Good parents come in twos.
#Mobilizon is an upcoming free open event organising platform, which will federate through ActivityPub (so it will work on the Fediverse).
It's not ready yet, but you can find out more, including a development timetable, on the official website:
You can follow the official account at:
The source code is at:
Looks like they're flocked
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