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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

Well, I'm not listening to that again for a while
Because it made me cry a lot.

If you find you see red emergency cords in disabled toilets/changing tied up or lifted off the floor a lot, you can get sent cards to attach to them to let people know of their importance. They're free in the UK from Euan's Guide. Applying them to cords can help spread awareness and let people get help when they need it. #accessibility

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.

Today, 14th Oct, every year, the onus is on cis people to buy cake for their #trans, #nonbinary and otherwise genderly-interesting friends.

Trans people's genders are what they say they are. This has been known and settled for decades.

People's access to gendered spaces is currently based on their gender, and that's how it should be.

The transphobes calling themselves feminists are participating in patriarchy.

@GoatSarah Did you enjoy the spacing last night?

My heart goes out to everyone who has been traumatized and is having it brought up again. You have the right to take care of yourself today, whether that means engaging more or pulling back.

DWP brown envelope, + Show more

Today is Petrov Day, celebrating the courageous call made by Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov in 1983.

This man correctly identified the warnings raised by the Soviet missile detection system as a false alarm, probably preventing significant military conflict between the US and the SSSR.

Moral of the story: whenever you have the opportunity to stop an all-out nuclear war, do it.

Magic the Gathering + US politics... Show more

@bdunnette Weird that "cowboy" is one of very few formations where we use "boy" to refer to an adult man (unlike "girl").

Also "cowchild" sounds even worse.

Quoth my (so far clearly delightful) copy editor for The Raven Tower: "Note: This author sometimes uses commas in an unorthodox way, to indicate pacing or tone." It's a fair cop, Copy Editor!

Queer Eye but it's 5 trans computer programmers teaching a cishet techbro to not be a douchenozzle

@hollyamory if you're looking for things to do between lectures on Mondays and Tuesdays then I'm only a few minutes walk from your uni. Pop over and say hi and maybe do lunch occasionally?

A note for U.S. citizens living outside the U.S. Show more

Pol. liberalism Show more

Pol. liberalism Show more

Kind of wishing I could be a fly on the wall when a particular email gets read. Someone is going to be having a bad day.

Today's sub-toot--for which context will not be forthcoming--has been sponsored by Schadenfreude.