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?
DWP brown envelope, + Show more
I got an unexpected brown envelope today.
It said my PIP had been reviewed after some change in the law.
There hasn't been any change to it, but it's a big long letter that didn't (to my panicked self anyway) make that very clear until my heart had skipped SEVERAL beats.
If I've had this, probably lots of other people have too, so... brave hearts, everyone. And I hope your letter is as benign as mine.
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
Okay, it's been forever since I played Magic: The Gathering, but I couldn't resist this pun, so I made a thing.
@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.
Racist words in tech Show more
I wrote about use of m*ster and sl*ve in tech:
@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
The midterm elections are really important this year, and it's super easy to register and ask for your ballot to be sent to you. I just did it in a few minutes I had to kill before I left for work. :)
Pol. liberalism Show more
Waiting to hear back on four other amendments I submitted (three of which I'm 99% sure won't be accepted, the other one I'm hopeful of).
Pol. liberalism Show more
Successfully tabled one amendment for debate at #LibDem conference next week :) If adopted, it would amend the business policy motion to commit the party to fighting for provision of low-interest startup loans for cooperatives, mutuals, and social businesses, and to a statement of principle that running businesses only for their shareholders is "fundamentally outdated and inadequate" as a business governance model.
Three-time Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate, Man Utd and Red Sox fan, cis man, he/him/his, 83 protons
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