Been thinking recently about the modern phone paradigm, and how broken and useless it's become.
Either the screen's too small or the device is too big; they're awkward one way or the other.
Typing on a screen is horrible. It's better than the on-screen keyboards for games consoles and (ugh) TVs, but what isn't? It also steals space from the already-too-small screen.
The fad for slimness and smoothness is in direct opposition to functionality. The line between "device" and "fashion accessory" got destroyed years ago, and yet still companies find ways to make them even less "device-y."
Ports and slots keep vanishing, (easily) replaceable batteries are becoming ever rarer, and all the internal hardware has to compete to exist in ever thinner packages.
While we're on the subject of awful design choices, there's "the" notch. However-the-fuck it's being redesigned *this* quarter, just to screw with UI designers.
Ok, if this the best takedown of #Contrapoints anyone can dp, I'm gonna keep giving no fucks;
This is disingenuous af, posits her agreeing with things when she's responded *without disagreeing* (protip: silence is only consent when **you're in control**), and posits the Justine character as espousing TERF ideology (WUT, also NO, also isn't it kinda transphobic to mistake bitterness about shiz trans people face with *actual TERF rhetoric*?).
There's so much reaching going on I'm surprised the author didn't sprain something.
There's also a lot of "this tweet was deleted to **cover it up**" (emphasis mine). So... maybe? Maybe she was drunk-tweeting (all those alcoholism "jokes" *aren't jokes, folks*), sobered up and went "Oh fuck the hell no."
By all means, find me something better. But if your issue with Natalie is that she's nuanced and even *flawed*, and experiences gender and transition differently, then... Ehhh.
Jennie Rigg, chair of the LibDems’ LGBT equality group has dramatically quit the party after Jo Swinson accepted ex-Tory ‘homophobe’ Philip Lee
@sifr You seem pretty awesome - is it ok to follow you, please?
Why do some people act like "They" is **only** for enby/GNC/agender/etc folks?
Singular "they" applies to *any* sentient being. You could remove gendered pronouns from all language *right this second* and society would spectacularly fail to disintegrate.
You don't have a pronoun that encodes your skin colour or ethnicity or age, yet somehow pronouns that encode gender are "necessary"?
Fuck no they're not.
(Only it's corps and govts, not zombies)
Yet more data hoovering, from yet another state.
We should probably just assume every last inch of fibre is as insecure as WEP.
#Shadowrun, only it's #D&D set in Eberron's dark, hypercorporate future with multiple house mergers; Jorasco+Ghallanda as Bayer Monsanto, Cannith+Kundarak, Deneith+Thuranni, Orien+Sivis+Phiarlan, etc.
The players are probably mostly from the Sharn slums.
And ofc the Dragons are *still* behind (almost) everything.
This all came out of a convo in jest with @lemoncarrots , but a quick searx also found this; https://old.reddit.com/r/Shadowrun/comments/3zs4m8/shadowrun_aesthetic_in_eberron/
Spokane County Republican Leaders Host White Nationalist James Allsup -
Does anyone here play https://www.improbableisland.com/
So people are talking about #WhatIfFacebookFederates, and I'm reminded of a phrase I first saw via Daniel Micay, the author of CopperheadOS and now GrapheneOS;
`You can`'`t enumerate bad behaviour`
It's true. At some point, federating by default and blocking unwanted instances is just going to become too painful for admins that give any kind of a damn.
Instance owners are going to be faced with a lousy choice; play an ever-hastening game of whack-a-mole, throw up hands and federate with anyone no matter who, or to change policy from federate-by-default to deny-by-default.
This smegging "discourse" again.
TL;DR It's getting awful #NotAllParents in here. =[
I'm seeing like 1000% more people yelling and being aggressive about people using the term "breeders", than I'm actually seeing even anyone using it ***at all*** - much less actually attacking other people for having kids.
This is starting to smell like people who publish in major outlets about "how censored" they are.
People who have kids are the *massive* majority, having kids is the socially sanctioned thing to do, so parents could *easily* be considered an oppressive class by people who choose otherwise, or *who can't even make the choice*.
So, this drama and yelling at a minority for venting about a majority that, **as a group**, *definitely* looks down on them *and* tries to make them conform... Yeah, not a good look IMNSHO.
This fucking *reeks* of #NotAllParents.
@self Hey, I sent you a DM but I know Masto can be flaky notifying about DMs, so I'm just pinging you.