Now that Twitter has cracked down even harder on the old version of the service, I am more compelled than ever to stop using Twitter, and more terrified than ever of losing contact with the people I follow, and my mutuals. I imagine this is how people who are unable to leave Facebook must feel, and I am afraid of experiencing even more of the isolation I have brought upon myself by never having signed up for Facebook.

HEY, rubber bullets aren’t made out of rubber.

they are metal bullets coated with a thin layer of rubber. the cops obviously know this. they aren’t non lethal. they are not meant for close range.

they were invented as a way to break up riots by firing the bullet at the ground with the intent to bounce into people’s legs without much injury and are expected to produce contusions, abrasions, and hematomas in those cases but they can kill.

police that are shooting them point blank at people's heads are shooting to kill.

PayPal is locking accounts that are getting too many anti cop messages in the memo field. You might want to keep a low profile if you're raising or donating money right now.

Trying to pick up Ardour coming from Ableton, and its quite absurd how alien it feels. I'm back at square one, beating my head against the wall trying to coax it into making sounds.

The most effective way to lower the quality of travel is to go somewhere. “Going to the lake” is a functional process, with the road an obstacle lying in the way.

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So Denuvo Anti-Cheat is now a thing, and suddenly made DOOM Eternal unplayable on Linux with Proton.

nano users always be like "when something opens vim by default i am very confused. how do i quit" well whenever something opens nano by default i will have fucked up most of the file with escape sequences and overwritten it three times before i realise that it is not vim

So I added seagulls to my island bot. I think it turned out pretty well.

Friendly reminder: "X as a service" is just a misleading corporate euphemism for "pay forever for not owning it".

"Software as a service" actually means "pay forever for not owning the software".

"Games as a service" actually means "pay forever for not owning games".

"Infrastructure as a service" actually means "pay forever for not owning the hardware".

And so on.

There is no "cloud", it's just other people's computers


Regarding GitLab, you should be able to read a project's readme without enabling JS on the site.

Regarding Pleroma, FunkWhale, PeerTube, and so on, you should be able to read an instance's rules without enabling JS on the site.

I shouldn't have to run programming code just to find out what a website is about.


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