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PSA: Due to a catastrophe, there's a chance that you're not following people from hackers.town anymore, and they're not following you, either. We got rolled back a month or so.

So, check your friendos and buddaroos. Reacquaint yourselves. Play some Monopoly. Whatever.

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GoFundMe, deportation to the Philippines 

Please support Nic Lopez, who is being deported to the Philippines tonight, after 29 years of incarceration in the so-called US. He needs all the support he can get to help rebuild his life in the Philippines, a place he has not been to since the age of 11.

gofundme.com/rebuilding-life-i

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We've got BIG NEWS. We gave Tor Browser a UX overhaul.

Tor Browser 8.0 has a new user onboarding experience, an updated landing page, additional language support, and new behaviors for bridge fetching, displaying a circuit, and visiting .onion sites. blog.torproject.org/new-releas

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Yeah, I used to feel insulted by the term “mansplain” too. I got over it when I realized that we’re trained by school and society to do it, and if we don’t make the term specific to men, we’ll never fucking learn.

Do better, men.

uspol, nazis 

The fucking Nazis complain that some tech companies are dragging their feet to implement Septemberprogramm for them.

theverge.com/2018/9/5/17823500

@captainbland You need trust networks of human scale. The scale of networks we're handling (because capitalism needs economies of scale to barely function) needs to be downsized closer to a proportion humans can understand without becoming network specialists.

We can't really control what we don't understand, and that's the way ultimate responsibility and accountability vanish.

What's a baker? Somebody we trust will reliably produce bread under certain conditions.

@mattcropp

@captainbland I have other ideas for cybersyn2, but this CRM @mattcropp and many others are needing would be a little nice step in that general direction.

The original cybersyn was too statist for my preferences, which in my view leads to a two-tier society (kolkhoz + sovkhoz), and we see the same stratification happen in corporate fascist statism.

But there's no reason a little better statist society couldn't benefit from radical approaches to production, allocation, and distribution.

@mattcropp If you don't find anything that's good enough, I would totally be willing to give it a crack, as long as it's a collaborative project without unrealistic schedules.

If said application integrates with or substitutes something like Loomio and Mastodon, all the better.

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There's a lot of customer culture attitude in Mastodon-the-community, where people treat Gargron and other devs, the instance admins, moderators, etc. like service workers. It's a spoiled, entitled attitude, where "the customer is always right" and it's okay to be abusive or demeaning to people providing a service when they don't give you what you want.

The fediverse isn't a corporate model. When you're rude or demeaning to someone here, you're being abusive to volunteers building a playground

@datatitian Assuming good faith goes a long way already, thank you. 👍

@KitRedgrave It's a good thing to use the same language on both ends, but I lose faith in humanity when they tell me they're using Javascript ***on both*** 😃

I guess I can tell myself that it would have been worse if Zend had competent engineers in 1999 and they had implemented PHP on the client!! hahahahaha

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the united states is a really messed up place 

@SuzanEraslan *pounding the table* HOLD. FASCISTS. ACCOUNTABLE.

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Bolivian Gvt Reiterates Plans for Universal Healthcare in 2019

The new system will guarantee the right to health of all Bolivians. www.telesurtv.net/english/news…
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MRAs, pol, memes 

Why am I completely unsurprising to discover that the "change my mind" meme started out as "male privilege is a myth [...]". Eww. Time to add that to memes I won't be using.

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the united states is a really messed up place 

@garbados would rather donate money to fuck with ICE so bad they can't hardly function

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the united states is a really messed up place 

@KitRedgrave seeking the day the nightmare cops are all on trial for this shit

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social.coop meta, some ideas for regeneration 

Here's some of what I'd propose:

- pare down as much as possible/consolidate stuff on one platform
- do we really need committees?
- reconsider using loomio; look at how much can be switched to, e. g., gitlab (docs.gitlab.com/ee/user/award_)

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