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Third beta release of Briar GTK: multi-line input, re-adding contacts and new translations into #Burmese and #Romanian

nico.dorfbrunnen.eu/posts/2021

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All y'all ultranerds doing your taxes early, I bet you did your weekend homework Friday afternoon too

I simply plan on dying before there are any consequences

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PEN America's new report, No Excuse for Abuse, suggests some concrete ways that social media companies can help vulnerable populations cope with abuse by empowering users: pen.org/report/no-excuse-for-a

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RT @EricaJoy@twitter.com

on this #TransDayOfVisibility, can we please aim for a trans forever of being safe, loved, valued, respected, visible, treated equitably, and having basic human rights recognized without having to fight for any of those things? that'd be cool.

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/EricaJoy/status/13

I am interested in seeing if we can create a useful space for trans people and their allies that respects privacy and anonymity.

People shouldn't have to sell their online souls to Facebook so that they can belong to a useful forum.

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Hello! I am experimenting with the chat app and created a private, moderated group for trans people and their allies.

If anyone is interested please add me as a contact and then reply to this post with your briar address.

briar://aakmgibzi4widd6mexczmzl2n4rdewxiinoppmw5cnf4uy7za7lsy

Every year I have a total of 4-5 halcyon weeks where my config works flawlessly on *all* of my machines using a single, synced config.

I really should learn to appreciate those times more :-)

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Day of Joy 

DAY OF JOY DAY OF JOY DAY OF JOY

Fox is being Sued for 1.6 billion

Terfs are pissed that the Bell case has been neutered

Cops are no longer immune in NYC

DAY OF JOY DAY OF JOY DAY OF JOY

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Stop slapping psychiatric diagnoses on people you don't like. All it does is make people with psychiatric conditions look bad. We are not your scapegoats.

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ableism, fsf bs 

so apparently people are now excusing the creepy shit RMS does by blaming it on autism??? what the fuck??
Not only has he denied being autistic, it also feels just rlly insulting?? Like,, Im autistic and i dont go around doing creepy shit like he does,!! why would that be a valid excuse??? Being autistic doesn't require you to be a creepy asshole, and it's especially fucking weird when this is used as an excuse for an allistic person

fucking techbros >:(

I told a Wu-Tang Clan joke in a business meeting today.

It got a laugh.

😸

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Encouraging anyone involved in free and open source communities to sign rms-open-letter.github.io/

#uninstallman

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This is not consent. Amazon drivers should not be forced to submit to biometric surveillance as a condition of keeping their jobs. twitter.com/LaurenKGurley/stat

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@aral And when it comes to making money, somehow we lost sight along the way that there's nothing wrong with running an apple pie business and being happy selling 50 pies a week if that's all you need. I've never understood the infinite growth mentality. Nor why being a serial entrepreneur should be seen as a good thing. Nor why your grandma needs an account on Facebook to see photos of the grandkids. That's not the web. It's opposite of it. I hope our future will be different.

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rms 

i might be even more disillusioned (and generally horrified) about software as a general undertaking than i was then, but i don't think i have anything to say about richard stallman in particular that i didn't write out somewhat over a year ago:

p1k3.com/2019/10/20/

but i guess it's probably time to stop pinning any particular hopes on the fsf.

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Hey guys, Thunderbird is STILL hiring developers. You can help modernize an application used by ~20,000,000 people and growing!

The open source community can make something better than Outlook, but only if folks come and build it.

thunderbird.net/careers

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