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And yes, I know I should probably get off my ass and actually update the app so that it works on newer Android versions. But I feel like I *shouldn't have to*.
Have you ever used a website that just "stopped working" on a newer browser? No, because people would just switch to another browser. But Google has no such pressures for Android, so they're fine with breaking apps that used to work perfectly fine.
These two events indicate the reason why the Renaissance is constructed as a moment of sudden renewal after a millenium of misery: you're taught to identify "progress" and "culture" with the establishment of colonialism, the reinvigoration of slavery, and the movement towards a uniformly "white" Europe.
I spend a lot of time on here getting pissed off at myths about the Middle Ages, whether it's the idea that they didn't do philosophy, or that they were idiots who couldn't draw. These misconceptions are down to the myth of the Dark Ages. The Dark Ages is the way the medieval period is taught at school: you had the enlightened Roman Empire, a golden era of wisdom and liberty, then you had a millenium of pure wretchedness before the Renaissance kicked "Western civilisation" back into high gear.
RMS / Techbros being techbros
Just saw an article with the headline "Richard Stallman's Controversial Views Are Nothing New and They Distract From Bill Gates' Vastly Worse Role". The fucking moral acrobatics on that
"This scum bag being scummy is nothing new, but oh hey look Window Man over there is also pretty shitty, look over there instead" 🙄
@crossgolf_rebel Hast du absichtlich den Link nicht gesetzt?
Ich füge ihn hier mal ein, denn dieses Höcke-Interview sollte mensch gesehen haben. Hut ab vor diesem großartigen Journalisten!
#noAfD #nonazis #Rechtsextremismus
Comparing Marxist-Leninists seeing a state as necessary to refusing to destroy The One Ring is such an obvious tell.
You do not know what you're talking about, you're not clever, and you really need to learn something about Lenin's theories about States from someone who isn't an anarchist.
You don't have to agree with those theories, but at least you'll stop making the same stupid argument anarchists who don't listen to "Tankies" have made for over a fucking century. Maybe.
Thanks to @emacsomancer for forwarding to me this article about "demetrification" of social media https://www.wired.com/story/internet-healthier-without-like-counts/ (not showing like counts, follower counts, etc) and how dramatically user behavior is changed when we do expose these things.
On BoingBoing: https://boingboing.net/2019/09/12/flickrs-glory-days.html
Washington’s old ‘Japan problem’ and the current ‘China threat’
... I also found this one. And laughed quite a bit. :D
Alles nur "gute Freunde" und "Partner" der USA:
"Venezuelas Oppositionsführer Juan Guaidó posierte Arm in Arm mit Chefs der Drogenmafia aus Kolumbien. Regierungsgegner in Erklärungsnot"
At the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love. It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality. Perhaps it is one of the great dramas of the leader that he or she must combine a passionate spirit with a cold intelligence and make painful decisions without flinching. Our vanguard revolutionaries must idealize this love of the people, of the most sacred causes, and make it one and indivisible. They cannot descend, with small doses of daily affection, to the level where ordinary people put their love into practice.- Che Guevara, Socialism and Man in Cuba (1965)
Facists are planning attacks on Antifacists in the United States. Stay safe comrades.
#Tusky 9 is out!
Creating polls, improved search, always expand content warnings, and more!
Read the full changelog here: https://github.com/tuskyapp/Tusky/releases/tag/v9.0
Do all these libertoddlers think capitalism is still the engine of innovation? Y’all loving your ISPs? Your Airlines? Your AAA games? Your jackless Iphones that force u to buy dickish AirPods then brick after 3 years? Y’all loving fighting w your insurance providers or just letting your diabetes kill u in your sleep? Y’all stoked over Utube, Amazon, Disney, Apple, Hulu, Sony, Sling wtf that is, CBS etc divvying up ur shows so you’re monthly streaming bill is 5x higher than any cable package??
Project Jortage (attn: instance admins)
last week I started Project Jortage, a collaboratively paid for S3-compatible media storage solution for fediverse instances
instances can join the pool for free, optionally donating to our OpenCollective. Jortage primarily offers cross-instance media deduplication which is a huge gain for Mastodon instances that indiscriminately copy all media
current members include sleeping.town, glaceon.social, toot.cat, donphan.social, cryptid.industries, and a smattering of personal instances
learn more: https://jortage.com
join by emailing email@example.com or DMing me; I'll walk you through migrating from your current media storage
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