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Funny to think what you want to show off, instead of the good photos i mostly like the one that got photobombed by a pigeon 🤔

"I don't know who needs to hear this but you are not a capitalist. You are a salaried employee working in an industry owned by an actual capitalist. People keep confusing simple commerce-- which has always existed--with capitalism, a specific type of economy." — Bree Newsome

Being homeless is really really expensive I'll have y'all know.

This is a documentary, produced by Cherán TV, about the 7 year anniversary of community self-governance in the town.

In 2011, the indigeneous Purépecha communities of the area organized to keep out the cartels that destroyed the local forests, evict the politicians that exploited and ignored them, and create a system of governing themselves from the bottom-up based on indigeneous traditions.

Today Cherán forms one of a handful of self-governed autonomous zones in Mexico that reject the authority of the state and capital.

I've said this before and I'll say it again. Running PV for the last couple of years has made it very clear to me that the proliferation of harassment and abuse on the fedi is largely because creators of software refuse to deal with it.

Not because it's hard or challenging. They just refuse to try.

Whether it's because they are sympathetic or lazy or don't want to harm their friends is irrelevant.

These decisions always result in repeating cycles of harm against vulnerable communities.

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In its current state, free and open source software provides no material benefits for end users and the general public. Its use enabling hate speech and silencing marginalized people for the profit and interest of privileged people.

tech rant 

If you can't articulate a goal or a vision of software beyond 'well, you can download it for free and edit the source code', i don't care and nobody else should be expected to either.

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Marxism-Leninism, aka "Trickle down Communism"

Two things I think y'all should know about the IWW is that

1) they have a fund to help you sue if you get fired or arrested for your participation in the class war.

2) they also will reimburse travel expenses to attend organizer trainings where you can learn how to avoid #1.

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@sofia sure, if you have the time and money to do the research and make better consumer decisions then go right ahead. The problem is assuming proles have either the time or the money to (for example) research what kind of pens to buy.

It's a fallacy to assume demand of cheap disposable plastic pens is directly correlated with the supply of them. What is in demand is the product of the pen itself, in any form it comes in. Putting the onus on the consumer to find a pen that isn't going to end up in a landfill, when the manufacturer could easily just make pens out of reusable or recyclable material, isn't going to do a thing about the supply of plastic pens.

If someone decides not to buy a plastic pen, the number of pens that will end up being wasted remains the same. If a producer decides not to produce a plastic pen, that actually makes a material difference.

the loom is a significant precursor of the mechanical computer. woven fabric is a significant precursor of the printout. weaving and knotted-pile carpet, alongside other textiles (and certain mosaic styles), are significant precursors of raster graphics.

Ada Lovelace is often cited as the first computer programmer, writing an algorithm for Charle's Babbage's mechanical computer. it was late in the 20th century before computer programming ceased to be seen as a menial task most suitable for women. the Industrial Revolution's automation of weaving, and its destructive impact on the predominantly-feminine home textiles industry, prefigures the chasing of women out of programming.

like Charles Babbage, remembered for the machine while Ada Lovelace is remembered for the programming, the industrialization of weaving was accomplished by male mechanical engineers, and the logical or formal innovation in weaving-in-the-abstract continues to largely be the work of women.

I have improved my growing. I am very satisfied.

— Solon Letmoskesh, expedition leader

Part of why we say "solidarity not charity" is because the way charity is typically presented gives moral superiority to the givers - and often, moral inferiority to the receivers (or sometimes "takers," if they decide to be particularly transparent about it)

Truisms like "it is better to give than to receive" implicitly contain "it is wrong to receive help." It's wrong to ask for the support you need, to want it, even to accept it when offered. Panhandling, for instance, is often portrayed not just as shameful, but immoral - even greedy

Solidarity, and especially mutual aid, are meant to reject that dichotomy. Everyone at Food Not Bombs eats together, volunteers and otherwise, and talks to each other. Our Free Store puts "it's free because it's yours" all over its reading material - it's not a gift, not a blessing, not charity. And that makes *such* a big difference

"Why do you drag POLITICS into it" they keep screaming.
I don't know, maybe because people became smarter? Those in power would really like you to think that problems are not political but woke ones understand that anything you do as individual has little to no effect.
Our climate problems are not climate problems. They are social problems.
Our tech problems are not tech problems. They're social problems. They cannot be solved by throwing more tech onto it.

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As a technologist you can create another language, library, framework but what's the point when everything from top to bottom constantly crumbles because companies and organizations barely cooperate?
You still can barely reuse code between major systems, basically being either stuck with horribly inefficient solutions or very unergonomic ones so not in the "usable" plateau.
You cannot win if everyone plays against you with the things you made.

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Can we talk about how pirates formed an anarchist republic in the Bahamas in the early 1700s?

Marking when something is a joke or sarcasm or ironic is super helpful for me and a lot of other Autistic people.

Sometimes things aren't clear, or I even recognize something as a common joke formula but am unsure what it means in the context.

You can use cws or even add /s for sarcasm or
/j for a joke

That way you can mark certain lines or parts of your post specifically

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