Open Letter to Apache OpenOffice: Today marks 20 years since the source code to OpenOffice was released. And today we say, LibreOffice is clearly the future of the suite (see the timeline). Let's all get behind it, for the benefit of all users: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/10/12/open-letter-to-apache-openoffice/
If you're wondering whether you should vote at all, the answer is unequivocally "yes, you should". You should also do a bunch more immediate and effective work.
But there are good reasons why fascists spend so much effort trying to get people not to vote:
Who the President is matters
Who the national representatives are matters
Who your local officials are matters
No, simply voting will not fix a broken system. Just like bailing water doesn't fix a leaky boat. That doesn't mean it's not important! Voting in a system that's less broken gives people the time and space to do the other work.
that thread about DARVO
I said earlier that I'd talk about this, so.
It's important to know what DARVO is and how it's used as a tool to bully people into silence/complicity in bad behavior.
DARVO is an acronym. It stands for:
Reverse Victim and Offender.
It is a technique that is used by abusive people to cover up their abuse.
It is incredibly common. Knowing how to spot it is key.
"Privacy Badger Is Changing to Protect You Better" https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/10/privacy-badger-changing-protect-you-better
Tracking prevention is hard. See also: "Do Not Track" ended up being used as a signal for fingerprinting.
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