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the weird part is you can practically guarantee people think this is a bad thing

mastodon.social/@hntooter/1021

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RT @nnja@twitter.com
👇I've seen this pattern in the workplace

- Men are given opportunities based on their perceived potential
- Women & underrepresented folks have to prove themselves and their work for the same opportunity twitter.com/WoSECtweets/status

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Michael Keaton has, to date, been the only Batman to bother playing Bruce Wayne as an entirely separate character instead of 'Batman, but without the costume and pretending to be a regular person', and this is why he is the best cinematic Batman.

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In the same space, of excellent early inventions for fast computers, let's not forget one of my heroes, Lynn Conway, for "invention of multiple-out-of-order dynamic instruction scheduling" - an idea which IBM managed to bury at about the same time they fired her in an act of transphobic prejudice.

computerhistory.org/fellowawar

@vertigo @enkiv2

I need to get stuff done at DayJob and birdsite's been bad for my equanimity again so I'm Not Looking at it today. Broke the 'wake up, roll over, look at phone' danger point so far, holdin' fast. Wish me luck.

one person's spoiler is another's 'barely dodged kicking a barely-scabbed-over wound', just sayin

Ok so I don't really want content notes on *all* my media but _boy howdy_ am I glad I watched this pilot by myself and not in company because the whole "My husband left me because I kept having miscarriages and he wanted a family" plot point would have been awful to run across unwarned.

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If you're running a game store, and you've had three copies of the expansion for a game on your shelf unsold for two years, maybe consider stocking a copy of the game.

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RT @Foone@twitter.com
The Device does not claim conformance to any standard.
The Device obeys no man.
The Device has no respect for the laws of man or god.
The Device is a rebel.

protip when you are discussing a map of transit that indicates the cost to travel to a place, and you think of isochronous maps (wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Is) and you want to make up a word that means ‘equal money’ instead of ‘equal time’ for the analogy, don’t hastily google ‘Greek for money’ like I just did

(the term I came up with was ‘isochrimatous’ btw)

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@garfiald

reactionaries: postmodernists are destroying civilization by claiming that everything is relative

protagoras, literally 3000 years ago: everything is relative

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i run a free, anonymous audio host some.audio so if you need a place to host some audio, it's a good one! it doesn't track you, link back to your social media accounts, cost money, run ads, or anything. just hosts audio files. check it out, it's really not bad!

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Life raft.

Ceejbot's mastodon instance. This is an overprovisioned, personally-run instance running on AWS. I welcome friends to create accounts here. I intend to run it as long as people are using it.