I would just upload the CIVS software onto webspace I already have, but I'm fairly sure I'd need an actual virtual server for it not just cloud hosting, and I don't have access to that. So I'm looking for people who'd be interested in helping either with tech or with organising/fundraising to keep such a project going in the medium term. I'm happy to commit some funds and can probably do the setup OK, but I can't bankroll the whole thing or shoulder all the maintenance work.
OK, this is a "boosts needed" post, please boost this if you see it. At least one organisation I'm involved in has a major problem in that it runs online and needs to be able to ballot members, and just about all the easy services for doing so aren't GDPR compliant.
Would anyone be interested in clubbing together to try and run a Euro-side, compliant server of CIVS or a similar e-voting system that could be used by community groups, activist orgs, and so on?
"Why do you hoard gold and silver anyway?" the princess asked.
"Copper, too," the dragon said.
"I've never heard of copper hoards."
The dragon shrugged. "Those metals are the best heat conductors. When I have enough, I will build cooling fins."
"Are you hot?"
"My egg will be."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
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Today I would like to write a short, investigative thread which uses my first-hand knowledge of the academic world in order to answer one simple question: Who is Jordan Peterson, and where did he get where he is?
We all know, of course, who Jordan Peterson is. A reactionary transphobe and crypto-evangelical preacher for the internet age. But it seems to me that, even the most critical analyses of him and his work neglects to mention how he got where he is.
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Apparently, Jacob Wohl raised $8000 for a return flight to Minneapolis (from DC).
So he could visit Sharia Law no-go areas in the city and report on them. He was raising other money for "security" while he was there.
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If the USA and the DPRK traded Presidents, which country would have to throw in a politician to be named later?
Before we get all 'The Sky is Falling' with Alt-Right knuckleheads migrating to specific instances that cater to them, remember:
1. The block feature actually works here and should be used liberally if you see bad faith arguers or worse.
2. Instance-level personal blocks can be executed on the web client by going to the user, opening the additional […] menu and clicking 'Hide all from this instance'.
3. Petition your local moderating team to ban and suspend instances outright. We'll listen!
I'm not sure how much sense this will make to people who aren't regular listeners to Planet Money, but it was brilliant https://one.npr.org/?sharedMediaId=662292653:662344602
Well, I'm not listening to that again for a while https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3m3RgsTdD4
Because it made me cry a lot.
I declare #CakeForTransFriendsDay.
I'm fed up of "coming out" days that ask trans people to come out in an unsafe world, doing all the risky stuff, while cis people ignore us.
@GoatSarah Did you enjoy the spacing last night?
Three-time Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate, Man Utd and Red Sox fan, cis man, he/him/his, 83 protons
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