jury nullification, or, how not to do activism Show more
People who have had actual jury duty will know how this works. People who have read the wikipedia article on jury nullification will be starry-eyed idealists.
Did you know the judge can keep you in deliberations for weeks until you come to a unanimous verdict?
You're gonna break before they do.
Think of the parents who are losing paycheques and need to feed their kids.
Welcome to the trolley problem, legal system edition.
@djsundog a salesperson once told me a nice mental trick in how to convey information.
We often start with the "how". Especially us hacker types.
Then we expand to the "what" and sometimes we get to the "why".
She taught me to start with the why, then the what and finish with the how.
All good documentation starts with the why IMO.
World: Google, you are so smart, impartial, and benevolent, please write all our protocols and standards.
Google: Oh yeah, btw, we don’t think you should be able to protect yourself from being tracked on our browser.
Google to break uBlock Origin on Chromium.
mastodon.social meta Show more
1. Encouraging people to spread out from mastodon.social to encourage further decentralization is a good idea.
2. Mastodon.social probably shouldn't be as big as it is, since it's also the beta-testing instance.
3. Wholesale blocking mastodon.social is short-sighted at best, and will counter-productive to decentralization, because it shows all those people you're blocking that federation doesn't actually live up to its promise.
@sblaydes I started life with no butt. As I get older, I have less than no butt. Pants become... challenging.
While pants *are* a tool of the oppressor, they're useful when running the snowblower.
It's a shame that Mastodon, Pleroma, PixelFed, etc only adopted half of #ActivityPub.
Bring out the C2S support!
I was really disappointed to hear BuzzFeed was doing this. Being laid off is difficult enough. Paying out PTO is the very least they could do.
I don’t have to diminish you in order to shine. And I don’t have to render you powerless in order to be powerful. https://twitter.com/BerniceKing/status/1088483294390505472
No More Deaths, fuck the state Show more
"Trump administration prosecutors argued this week that members of the borderland faith-based organization No More Deaths broke the law by leaving jugs of water and cans of beans for migrants trekking through a remote wilderness refuge in the Sonoran Desert. The arguments came in the first of a series of high-profile federal trials in Tucson, Arizona, where humanitarian aid volunteers are facing prosecution under a litany of charges."
In light of Australia's anti-encryption, this is an important message from @firstname.lastname@example.org
It's not enough for services to state they decline to add a backdoor. It should be practically impossible to do so. Based on their architecture and verifiable by public source code. #aaBill
homophobes in power Show more
Karen Pence teaching art at school that bans gay students, parents - because OF COURSE she fucking is.
When Trump is scapegoated out an the GOP gets white-knighted by Pence this is the future we are looking at and IT IS TERRIFYING.
This is the kind of internet comment that I find, frankly, one of the lowest forms of behavior. It is a lazy toxicity-primed mindset masquerading as intellectualism.
I don't put up with it and call it out.
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