In an earlier thread, I wrote briefly about trans people in medieval Europe, and discussed some of the main issues when studying the medieval history of trans people.

Today, if you'll indulge me, I want to spend some time discussing a single person in detail. I want to talk about the way she's been written about, and about her and what she can teach us about life as a trans person 600 years ago.

This is the story of Eleanor Rykener.

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It’s 3 AM and I’m listening to Hot Fuss by the Killers and this is all @quarky ‘s fault

Seems like surveillance powers are going to be reviewed by the NZ government. This would excellent time for a public education campaign to remind people that a) privacy is normal, b) encryption is the digital equivalent to drawing your blinds at night to protect your privacy, and c) breaking encryption so cops and spooks can intercept messages from potential terrorists effectively breaks it for any other purpose too.
thedailyblog.co.nz/2018/11/11/

When you want to be a shelfcat even though you don’t fit so you make yourself fit

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A backdoor is a vulnerability by definition. When Politicians demand backdoors to encryption, they are not asking us to choose between security and privacy. They are asking us to choose no security: tutanota.com/blog/posts/why-a-

#Fight4Privacy #No2Backdoors

I am loving this cutting-edge medical research.

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@tbernard Just filling in a point here that we in the KDE community really want to make certain is clear: KDE neon is a project which has a certain niche. It is not "our distro". A vast majority of KDE devs do not use it, or work on it at all.

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