@cute How about "The only valid identity is the one you choose for yourself?"
A Blog Post!
Here, kitty kitty
@vfrmedia The company responsible should be shut down and its management prosecuted for willful destruction of public property.
@enkiv2 I was going to suggest pub400.com, but they aren't accepting new users.
I'm getting to really resent how many ads I hear on a network that tells me 4x per year that it's my duty to support them financially.
#NPR, where support comes from our viewers, and several dozen corporations for whom we read ad copy. Also, the Waltons!
@Taweret Fuck the Foot Clan. Shredder can do his own dirty work.
"Overman, can you tell us who has been murdering America's billionaires?"
"They aren't being murdered. They're being executed. You poor fucking humans wanted a "hero of justice" because you weren't willing to do the work of fixing your own society."
"But this isn't justice!"
"Justice is your concern, not mine. Since you won't leave me alone until I solve your problems, and your methods don't work, I'm going to do things my way."
but still a lot of spam is coming through and friends on my box are getting increasingly frustrated.
what are your sure-shot spam-fighting techniques? please help with advice!
The good'ol work rig. You can't kill'em!
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I just love my team at work.
When they need help, I'm there for them.
When I need help, nobody's there for me.
Why do I keep putting up with this?
Oh, right. I live in a capitalist society.
@shriekingmarxist I'm still waiting for "Fisted By The Free Market".
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If you're part of a marginalized group, you should understand that my motives are anything but benevolent.
You see, I believe in "live and let die".
I don't want to see you oppressed because I care about you. If you aren't a friend of mine, you're nothing to me. It's precisely because I don't care about you that I want your oppression to cease.
Once you are no longer oppressed, I can go back to ignoring your existence and doing my own thing.
@endomain In America, we compete to see who can stick their tongue furthest up the Boss' asshole.
Personally, having been through a cycle of user hate because they thought they owned me and could abuse me through a project...
My opinion is that folks constantly talk about their various forms of social justice but the instant a hacker they're supporting with microsums or positive messaging does something they don't like, they become identical to every boss I've ever had yelling to remember who writes the paychecks and asking if they care about "the mission."
In Cthulhu's name, it's 4pm and I haven't done anything yet.
I'll blame this on my general lack of motivation, the complete disorganisation at $WORK, as well as the fact I am going to update my CV soon and start looking for a new job in September.
But the truth is, I had a very nice leisurly lunch, and that mousse au chocolat was... divine. 😋
@andrej @bob Unironically? Bootlicking toxic masculinity. You can be toxically masculine without bootlicking but I've never seen a worse combination of the two than in tech. Everyone is feeling that "gold rush" thinking they'll network (aka bootlick) their way into the capital class and the primary enforcement of this structure is the bad-for-your-health kind of masculinity like condescension, talking over, patronizing, leaving women and other marginalized folk out of the space, and respecting strict management hierarchies like you're in the goddamn military (if I hear "chain of command" at a private corp one more fucking time, I will go berserk). Everyone is a maverick that thinks they can do it alone and even teams are predicated on the idea that one or two members are MVPs.
Until the workers realize they have nothing to lose but their chains, this will keep happening. And they won't realize that until collaboration is emphasized over "leadership". That's a fundamental requirement for aligning one's self to the concept of unionization. Also include women because we get that already.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko