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Liz Liz @midwest.social
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Make It So
  • He knew about and ignored a bunch of sexual abuse at OSU. I don't know if his actions rise to criminal, but yeah, he's low quality.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_State_University_abuse_scandal

  • People who started learning a second language, how has it made you aware how broken English is ?
  • Yeah, if humans use it long enough, any language becomes bastardized. Every generation comes up with new slang with only minor regard for the rules. Some of that slang becomes permanent.

  • Ctrl + Shift + A
  • I feel like my tools should work together instead of having their parameters set individually. If I select something, it's because I want to do stuff with it. Imagine hitting play on a video and then also having to hit play on the audio.

  • escape rule
  • It's basically the perfect rage-bait question, because everyone immediately has an answer based on their emotions and assumes everyone else interpreted the core question the same way.

  • Jooj them up.
  • Ah? Ah? What do you think?

  • Jooj them up.
  • We could even get the military in on this.

  • Jooj them up.
  • Looks good to me.

  • A battle amongst Gods
  • Is Pluto also the name of the underworld like how Hades is both the god and the underworld?

  • God is so Immature
  • It's in Canada or the US.

  • God is so Immature
  • It's a little east of Cockburn Island. (No, I'm not messing with you.)

  • Math
  • You might also have discalcula, which is a real but somewhat uncommon thing where you're absolutely shit at math. I have no idea how to get tested for it though.

  • That’s deep
  • Supreme Court rules gun 'bump stocks’ ban is unlawful
  • There's quite a lot of people out there who don't actually have principles, they just have things they like and a team to root for.

  • Supreme Court rules gun 'bump stocks’ ban is unlawful
  • I contend that what a bump stock does is make the trigger the entire front half of the gun and your finger is merely a passive mechanical part. Like, you could replace your finger with a bent fork glued onto the bump stock and it would still function as intended. Your finger becomes the auto-sear, the entire front half of the rifle is the trigger.

  • Supreme Court rules gun 'bump stocks’ ban is unlawful
  • I contend that what a bump stock does is make the trigger the entire front half of the gun and your finger is merely a passive mechanical part. Like, you could replace your finger with a bent fork glued onto the bump stock and it would still function as intended. Your finger becomes the auto-sear, the entire front half of the rifle is the trigger.

  • Two people were struck by lightning. News reported that both survived and are in stable condition.
  • That's true, though lighting strikes kinda-sorta create their own path of least resistance. They're complicated, and I still consider it slightly unlucky given the proximity of the building.

  • God is so Immature
  • Would you like a hint?

  • We can't stop here...
  • Well there you go. I ain't no bat's cousin.

  • US Supreme Court lifts ban on gun bump stocks
  • And if you attach a string to an M1 carbine just right it also becomes a machine gun. Constructive intent and the ability to enforce the law matter. We're never going to be able to ban strings or belt loops, and neither are produced or owned with the intent of building a machine gun, but a bump stock is clearly a purpose built device intended to turn a rifle into a machine gun and it's comparatively easy to enforce prohibition on such a specialized part.

  • Two people were struck by lightning. News reported that both survived and are in stable condition.
  • I think you are right to be skeptical, especially considering their proximity to a seemingly tall building, but no, it's real.

    https://std.stheadline.com/realtime/article/2004688/

  • WIP Wednesday! For My First Patch, a No-Shoot Target

    My first ever patch is going to be a no-shoot target from competitive action shooting. I was going to do a shoot target but it turns out I don't have any tan thread in my random assortment of threads.

    I will be getting a proper color selection soon, and proper thread, but for now I'm getting started with what I have. I'm very excited to make my fist patch!!

    What are you working on?

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    unusual circumstances recommendation on embroidery thread

    Hi hi

    I'm stuck in bed and starting to work on embroidery. All of my threads are wound on a spool. They seem to be general purpose threads as far as I can tell. Right now I'm folding them into four parallel threads and using that, doubled up. (Each stich is eight threads.) Some work better than others.

    I'm slowly running out and will need to replace them, but I don't know anything about thread. The normal embroidery-specific threads don't seem to come on spools, which I would greatly prefer. They also have different sizes and I have no idea what's that about.

    Basically:

    Help! What is a good general purpose brand that comes on a spool? It doesn't have to be embroidery specific, but should be adaptable to use in embroidery.

    Thanks!

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    Fundraiser to Support Free Firearms Classes for Queer and Minority Communities

    www.gofundme.com Bring Firearm Education to American Communities, organized by Blake Alvarenga

    Have you ever looked into what firearm education your community offer… Blake Alvarenga needs your support for Bring Firearm Education to American Communities

    Bring Firearm Education to American Communities, organized by Blake Alvarenga

    A Madison local is looking to provide firearms instruction classes to students who might not feel safe taking a normal firearms course. The classes are free to the students to make them as accessible as possible. If you can help out with operating expenses (classroom rent, study materials, etc.) you will help build proficiency and safety in a community traditionally under served in this area.

    Thanks!

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    Fundraiser to Support Free Firearms Classes for Queer and Minority Communities

    www.gofundme.com Bring Firearm Education to American Communities, organized by Blake Alvarenga

    Have you ever looked into what firearm education your community offer… Blake Alvarenga needs your support for Bring Firearm Education to American Communities

    Bring Firearm Education to American Communities, organized by Blake Alvarenga

    Hi all,

    A fellow enthusiast started teaching firearms courses aimed at folks who aren't typically courted by the gun community. They've been doing this for free since the start of COVID and they are now looking to expand their operation and need to raise funds in order to keep it free. If you could chip in a few bucks to help with next year's expenses, you'll be making firearms proficiency more accessible to people who aren't welcome in other courses currently available.

    Thanks!

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    YSK: The Search Engine Ecosia Plants Trees With Your Searches

    Ecosia is a German search engine company which donates 80% of its revenue to planting trees. They take Bing, reskin it, and spend the profits from advertising on planting trees. They're up to about 175,000,000 trees so far.

    https://info.ecosia.org/what?_sp=c00c1905-82ee-49a9-a802-904ebfaef758

    Edit: This is just a convenient way to turn something you do every day (use a search engine) into a force for good. It's a slow process, 1 tree ≈ 45 searches, but you were going to make those searches anyway, might as well plant trees! Think of it as the digital equivalent of buying local food.

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    Technology @midwest.social Liz @midwest.social
    www.wired.com An Anti-Porn App Put Him in Jail and His Family Under Surveillance

    A court used an app called Covenant Eyes to surveil the family of a man released on bond. Now he’s back in jail, and tech misuse may be to blame.

    An Anti-Porn App Put Him in Jail and His Family Under Surveillance

    A court used an app called Covenant Eyes to surveil the family of an Indiana man released on bond. Now he’s back in jail, and tech misuse may be to blame. The app flagged one of the family's devices as having accessed Pornhub even though it didn't, and this was the only evidence used to throw the man back in jail. They didn't even try to prove he was the one who caused the app to flag Pornhub as visited, they just assumed it was him. The article contains multiple levels of "oh my god our system is messed up."

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