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*The Measure of a Man and a Man*
  • Is that the one with the "dinos"? I recall a short story about teleportation in that manner, and something happened, but it was the confirmation that got delayed. So the original person was up walking around, waiting to be sent again, drinking tea, etc... when the equation had to be balanced. Stories like that really make you think, not just bam-pow-punch-kick... in space.

  • Guess how my day started
  • Can confirm - am poop knife.

  • The Problem
  • Not just the mods but the admins are using the deceptive database manipulation practices. i.e. this is not a fixable problem by merely appealing one layer up from a mod of a community - the only layer above admins is defederation from the Fediverse overall, which is what OP is advocating.

    It is a pain yes, but also it only takes 2 clicks to migrate your settings from one instance to another - go to Settings and under "Import/Export Settings" click the big Export button, then in the new click Import. With a similar iconic avatar and name, people likely won't even notice the difference. Your old comments/posts/points won't transfer though. Bonus: you can keep both, so while e.g. one instance is upgrading you still have another with which to read/reply/etc.

    People on are going to notice a noticeably reduced functionality over the next several months regardless, as many, Many, MANY users start blocking the instance on a personal/user level even if not an instance-wide block. Imagine every single comment you write receives 10x fewer replies back, or votes, just you shouting into the void, and the only people responding back... are the fascists, and those more neutral to fascism.

    So OP is bringing up the problem, which is the first step towards healing. :-)

  • Little bobby 👦
  • Thanks!:-)

  • Little bobby 👦
  • Are you implying that the credit is here? If so, where? I am not seeing it.

  • tankie censorship problem
  • You are talking about user-level blocking, whereas iirc defederation is an instance-level blocking that also stops user comments too, as well as votes.

  • tankie censorship problem
  • The “election” is perpetual. People will vote with their participation.

    As it should always be.

  • Report Exposes Christian Nationalist “Threats” to Democracy in the US
  • Why is "Threats" in double-quotes? The fact that they are "threats" is not in question - these are not "alleged threats"?

    I see that it comes from the article, but that only pushes back my question as to why the article does that. It also puts "hard right" and "all-out" (and "holy war" and "race war" and "dangerous" and "evil" and "demonic" etc.) in quotes too, which should not be, but those at least are all more discretionary, whereas putting "threats" in quotes like that calls into question their validity.

  • Biden rules out pardon for son Hunter
  • He can love his son and also democracy and justice too - i.e. allow his son to go to what will surely be like a resort vacation spa that they will call "prison" (not bc he's special, just bc he's rich).

  • "Thought-Terminating Cliches"
  • Yeah, I take them as conclusions, summaries, wrap-ups, basically like "Goodbye" or "Well, I'll be seeing you", "It was nice talking to you", "Welp, time to get back to work", maybe something more personal like "I'll see you in an hour at lunch".

    The decision may have already been made to stop / pause for now, but the former (OP) statements themselves do not cause that anymore than the ones I mentioned here.

    short circuit cognitive dissonance…

    Omg I'm literally dying here - except you know what, I'm actually not? I'm saying that it seems overly dramatic language to me. Like someone who heard those words somewhere and thought they sounded cool, without knowing what they even mean...:-P 😎

    Though tbf they probably could be used for that purpose sometimes too, yet that doesn't mean that is what they are "meant for"?

    Maybe I'm just too old to get it.

  • Seems fishy
  • Seems fishy

    Not anymore...

  • Don't Let Your Thoughts Wander
  • There are so many things pointing towards ditching QWERTY - WFH jobs, mobile devices, portable keyboards, even virtual projected keyboards rather than physical ones.

    On the other hand, laptops are a bottleneck - even if nobody else uses your personal one but you, they still have to make one with a nonstandard layout (will e.g. Apple ever do that?) - and just bc newer, younger people learning how to use computers for the first time could choose a different layout, doesn't mean that many will (I mean at the mainstream level).

  • I fall now
  • His words earlier that day:

    Oh, ah, ah, ah, ah Oh, ah, ah, ah, ah oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

  • Cruciferae
  • Beauty != Taste

  • What reading style do you consider more tedious to read, A) short, concise, and precise, but using non-layperson vocabulary, B) using layperson vocabulary, but it's longer, drawn out, and not precise?
  • Someone writing a wall of text when it is not asked for or appreciated may be being insensitive to their audience. On the other hand, I've literally had people ask for it and then someone else steps in to complain, so definitely there are Karens who feel entitled to whinge no matter what you do. Just settle in your own mind whether you are doing the right thing, and let being correct remain your guide as to what to do.

  • 13 May 2024
  • I AM pulling UP, but this is a Boeing, and every time I aim UP we somehow end up going DOWN!?!?

  • 11 May 2024
  • Ironically, blue shirt here is showing that off in reverse: refusing to do due diligence, simply ghosting red shirt with no explanation whatsoever, against the explicit advice of green shirt. Anyone who ghosts may even be doing other people a favor to warn them to stay away from their own toxicity.

    Irl caveats may apply ofc - e.g. definitely get far away from an abusive relationship and if need be enter witness protection type of scenarios, but here we are talking more casual circumstances.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 7 (Reuters Breakingviews) - Social media platform Reddit, which helps its users “dive into anything,” may finally plunge into the public markets. The 19-year-old company made over $800 million in sales last year, at least 20% more than in 2022, according to Bloomberg. But a dearth of profit this late into its existence portends the lack of a real business model, suggesting it’s still not ready for public company life.


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