Emoji of the 1970s (from The Friendly Orange Glow by Brian Dear) https://friend.camp/media/d5DN8rKVtiOVxvFGp4w
that project is basically an extremely advanced version of Fabrice Bellard's JSLinux which was already a crazy achievement at the time (2011 i believe?) https://bellard.org/jslinux/
if the name rings a bell, that's the creator of QEMU and ffmpeg
in 2005 bellard figured out how to use standard pc graphics cards as dvb-t (that's a real digital tv signal) transmitters https://bellard.org/dvbt/
i know that "haha check it out win95 as a standalone app" is supposed to be a stab at electron (the whole "ololol 1gb ram per app" circlejerk)
but it kinda bugs me that this joke gets way more attention than the way more interesting "virtual x86 in a browser" project it is based on https://copy.sh/v86/
Fedi/masto advice, politics Show more
Also, just because ActivityPub and Mastodon are Not Birdsite doesn't mean it's impossible for fascists to invade the spaces. It just means we have more collective control over their reach.
You should still practice good online safety. Get to know your instance mods. Use the report function. Don't engage with fascists for dunking points. We possess the tools to isolate them, unlike on Birdsite.
Counter-radicalisation strategies, or "how to stop your friend becoming a Nazi" Show more
TIP 2. Don't let them play offence. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmVkJvieaOA). They *will* try to throw out 100s of examples they heard from Charlie Kirk/Jordan Peterson/Ben Shapiro about why leftism is bad and white supremacy (or "race realism" or whatever) is ok.
Debunking their "facts" is time-consuming, exhausting & pointless.
Instead, engage w/ the underlying idea. They might be afraid of Islam, or immigration. Why is that?
anti fascism in action Show more
Fash agitators (some of whom connected with the raid on a socialist bookshop last week in London) returned yesterday to hassle a solidarity meeting regarding the initial raid.
Journalist footage indicates they were sent packing.
question for nb folks (boosting is ok) Show more
do you feel that the word "trans" applies comfortably to you? if not, are there other people who identify as NB that you mentally consider to fit that label?
i don't necessarily mean in a self-gatekeeping way or anything, but the conflation of those two terms seems to vary from person to person
i've been sort of iffy about where i fit into the whole "cis"/"trans" dichotomy but i've also still felt aimless about pretty much everything about the NB identity
Feeling really pleased with the rate my current job involves a cycle of:
1) I go learn a thing off coursera (or whatever)
2) Some related thing comes up
3) I'm doing the thing.
Amount of diversity of work available in information security is pretty amazing.
I just read the phrase "stealing memes" and like... My brain.exe just kind of stopped working? Like, isn't the whole point of memes to share and remix and share and remix and share ... And I'm mostly referring to net memes/know your meme type shit, but that applies to the general cultural concept as well? Memes by definition are shared? W ha tttt th o ugh
bad things happening to fash, child abuse Show more
He was literally outside a court, claiming to be against child predators, doing something which posed a really good chance for giving any sexual predators who may have been on trial grounds for claiming a mistrial by creating a scene and intimidating environment, and his supporters are up in arms because the left think it's funny he couldn't keep taking the piss any longer.
bad things happening to fash Show more
Tommy Robinson got nicked and sent to prison yesterday and there's a huge amount of whataboutery going on about people celebrating, re carceral politics etc, ignoring that part of what's so funny about it is just that he's (apparently) been convicted on suspended sentence of the same bullshit before, and chose to breach his license conditions right outside a court, and yet his supporters see this as a threat to "journalism".
News, Ireland, women's rights, abortion Show more
Tomorrow, Ireland has a referendum on whether to repeal their abortion ban. And Irish people from all over the world are flying #hometovote YES: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/05/24/world/europe/ireland-abortion-voters.html
The law has led to women dying because doctors refused treatment that might harm the fetus, e.g. Savita Halappanavar (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/23/ireland-abortion-referendum-savita-father-galway), or having to travel to the UK, where abortion is legal.
Somehow got lucky poking holes in things for cash. Open to new followers, only restricted to "request" authorisation for safety reasons. ⚧
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