18 sep. 2016
I don't think I have seen any content in this community yet, so I hope no one minds if I repost this and maybe create some original content for it. I just want to see Google Plus have more of a toki pona presence.
Speaking toki pona is like making music on a theremin.
1) Those who do it receive immense satisfaction from doing so
2) You want all your friends to hear it, even though you know they're just being polite
3) Only other theremin players really understand the skill with which you did that last little bit
4) In the end, it's just a weird noise and a lot of handwaving.
transphobic violence, fundraiser, signal boost Show more
Hey everyone. A friend of mine got attacked in a transphobic hate crime the other day and there's a fundraiser going to help her in her recovery. Please donate if you're able, and definitely share it as much as you can.
#crypto, #law, #journalism Show more
Even plural vs singular (email/emails, his/their) are distinguishable and could convey useful info. It's as if Ike had sent messages saying "Invade tomorrow at a place that rhymes with MORMON TEA."
Why? Surely it would not be hard to kludge up software to obfuscate this. Unless Mueller and SDNY *want* us to read this stuff...? - 2/2
#crypto, #law, #journalism Show more
When lawyers/courts issue #redacted documents, they seem to always make the huge OPSEC fail of not disguising the length of the word or passage being redacted. This often enables reporters--and the targets of an investigation--to make educared guesses as to what is under the blackout bar. The name "Trump" takes up a unique length in a given font; "Weisselberg" a very different one - 1/2
New FAQ 9: Should you traditionally publish or self-publish? https://mwl.io/faq
This is coming from a place of making a living wage but
‘Capital stealing the value of my labor’ doesn’t feel nearly as important as capital stealing my LIFE.
40 hours of my week + recovery time. My education choices. Where I can live. Whether I own a pet. Capitalism limits all the wonderful things I could do in life.
I know money can acquire some of these things. I just think the phrase ‘capitalism steals the value of your labor’ isn’t communicating well how much capitalism steals from us.
The old site is now fully moved to https://fedilab.app. I also redirected the old domain name to the new one.
sci-fi + uspol mashup Show more
YOU READ IT HERE FIRST:
Notice how Trump has been focusing on trying to derail the Mueller investigation, but now the SDNY investigators are suddenly upon him in force and by surprise?
HAS NOBODY NOTICED that SDNY could stand for "Secondfounf
The whole "Oooh! Libraries are OBSOLETE, the world is DIGITAL now!" thing bugs me for four reasons.
(1) You know a lot of people actually like books that you can hold in your hand, right? And that there exist large numbers of books that ONLY exist in that format and haven't been digitized yet?
(2) Libraries have often been the centers of digitization efforts. Yes, you can find ancient papyri online. This is largely because of efforts like the one at the papyrology department at the University of Michigan library. The same is true of a bunch of other things.
(3) A lot of people have a library involved in their digital explorations, whether using machinery and connections AT the library because all they have is a phone, say, and perhaps a heavily metered connection, to access subscription only databases and archives, and to get help with research.
(4) They provide nuclei for community interaction, often around topics that improve people's relationship with knowledge.
At this point a deal being reached looks very unlikely.
Follow Denver IWW and DSA on Twitter and Facebook for updates
(one day we'll get them in the fediverse!)
@gcupc There was a group at my last office who would gather a few cubes down from me and I'd just hear snatches of conversation in a kind of stream of consciousness:
"PUBG" "Mech key" "latency" "water cooled" "LEDs" "g-sync"
It felt like a bad tech version of we didn't start the fire.
food subtoot Show more
...And yogurt. I don't know who started the idea that strawberry maple cinnamon chipotle kale flavored dairy product with 50g of added refined sugar was "yogurt," but I suspect some French food scientist at Dannon who was thinking "I wonder if Americans are gross enough to eat this garbáge."
Once I was on a ferry in Turkey and a yogurt seller came on board. I almost had to physically restrain him from putting sugar in mine, which he assumed I'd want, being American. 🇺🇸🤮
Henry Ford's antisemitism, censorship Show more
It appears that #JackOReilly, the mayor of #Dearborn #Michigan, has fired city-funded magazine #DearbornHistorian's editor #BillMcGraw for publishing a story about #HenryFord's #antisemitism. O'Reilly has also forbidden the magazine from being mailed to subscribers. It would be TERRIBLE, wouldn't it, if the story Mayor O'Reilly doesn't want you to read were available online and spread far and wide? #censorship #history http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/21513/100_years_later_dearborn_confronts_the_hate_of_hometown_hero_henry_ford
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