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From @Casswantsrevolt@twitter.com

Friend dm me this image a little bit ago, idk who made it but the design is pretty good What do y'all think of the design? If you want, share it around to see what other people think of the design

mobile.twitter.com/Casswantsre

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re: Warning against a racist instance 

@straw TBH, yes, I'm fairly new.

I literally posted that after seeing a large number of user reports for that site. So apparently the instance I'm on isn't blocking it.

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If you haven't heard, SDF's 35th birthday is coming up. To celebrate, there will be a 35 hour marathon stream on aNONradio.net starting on the 15th at 1400 UTC.

I'm excited to stream an hour set on the 16th at 0400 UTC. I'll be playing a studio mix I create 10 years ago that was a compilation of my favorite mash-ups at the time.

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RT @Josiah_Walrus@twitter.com

With Grayzone trending, it's a good time to read this recent dismantling of Christian Parenti's anti-vaxx, anti-Left, shooter manifesto style Grayzone thing.

How Christian Parenti got class wrong, learned to talk like Trump and lost his mind: an autopsy libcom.org/article/how-christi

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Josiah_Walrus/stat

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Warning against a racist instance 

Please block
poa.st

I have seen reports of several racist users from this instance today.

In this article, about an openly Nazi small press, poa.st is mentioned, inter alia, as a "racist social media site".

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Warning against a transphobic instance 

Please block
kiwifarms.cc

I have seen several reports today of users from this instance posting transphobic and other bigoted messages. Judging by the name, it is associated with the infamous Kiwi Farms, a web site dedicated to doxxing and endangering the lives of transgender folks.

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Name and shame, publicly.

Most instances will block if you use the hashtag with precise information.

The, turn around and block those sites individually, there are options that allow you to block an entire instance *as an individual*.

Actually, another bunch were coming from a domain I just saw mentioned in an article as a site for racists. I'm not naming them directly in case their partisans are searching for mentions.

So that's two domains that should be blocked outright.

How is this done?

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How do we go about blocking a domain?

I was looking at abuse reports, and saw several associated with a domain name that is associated with violently aggressive transphobia. I checked the homepage and it was exactly what I was afraid it was.

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You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.

@SyndicWill It doesn't surprise me. Snowcrash wasn't very good social criticism and gets credit for inventing ideas that had been in circulation so long it was actually satirizing them.

And more to the point, Cryptonomicon, probably the second worst novel I ever finished reading, was a protagonist making a big deal out of setting up a file server, like it was a world-historic feat. It was absolutely a prologue to Web3 stupidity.

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RT @Winter@twitter.com

Speaking entirely personally as a male victim of abuse, today's verdict isn't a 'win for abused men' but a chilling precedent that will prompt abusers to silence and punish survivors in defamation suits. Abused men and boys were already winning within #MeToo.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Winter/status/1532

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The weirdest thing about working in modern tech is when you're in a meeting and someone goes "have you looked into using TECH?"
And your reaction is "oh hey I know someone who works there, they're a furry shitposter"
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Will things get better?

Please boost for sample size.

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When school districts in the US have their own police departments, does that mean that a percentage of what is nominally an education budget is in fact spent on cops instead? Real question, I don't know how this works.

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