Ooh it’s the weekend and it’s time for me to write all the article drafts that have been buzzing in my head all week

@halfcutskeleton @trwnh @jeffalyanak @freakazoid A Chromebook is the epitome of a surveillance device. “This panopticon runs on Linux” is hardly reason to celebrate. If we follow that line of reasoning, Surveillance Capitalism runs almost exclusively on Linux and Linux doesn’t make any value judgements about surveillance (see Linus’s remarks + the first class support for surveillance capitalism in GNOME, etc.)

People do not “just install Linux” not because they’re too dumb or because they don’t care about their freedom or privacy but because they have brain surgery to perform in the morning and they have three kids. When people get a car, they expect to drive it, not to have to replace the engine.

People talk about how plastic consumption is a problem (and it is given it can only be recycled a finite number of times) but they cite the impacts on marine life

A better question is: how the fuck are the oceans filling up with plastic? *Someone* is putting it there. :thonk:

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Dear @omnipotens @hund @G_Dog1985 and all other to whom it may concern,

I would like to file an application for a new custom emoji for our fine instance.

Attached is a 112x112 PNG of a Nokia 3310 (with branding removed). I'm of the opinion this is a fine piece of technology and is sympathetic to some of the values our community holds dear.

I patiently await the wisdom of your decision.

Yours sincerely,
Chris Were, Esq

@Elizafox One of the problems driving that trend is the amount of corruption within academic institutions. Lack of interest in trying to reproduce results, corporate/military sponsors, etc. There is scientific method in theory and then there is actually existing science as a social process.

It's funny how many people think plurality is a mental illness when even mainstream psychology focuses more on making a system work together than integration (which btw rarely works). As long as it doesn't interfere with functioning, it's fine.

“It’s going to snow tomorrow ❄️”
– weather people yesterday

“It’s going to rain 🌧”
– weather people this morning

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa I just want snow 😾

What is this big glowing thingy in the sky?

I feel like I have seen it, many moons ago…

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RT @OriginalYoni@twitter.com
This person sold their VHS player on eBay and got a surprise letter in the mail:

I guess Amaroq is unmaintained now.

Oh well, at least they can’t uninstall it from my phone.

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