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Heya! My name's Bec, I use they/them pronouns, I write code, and I'm delighted to be here!
becquerel@mastodon.social -> becquerel@mastodon.lol
I think I successfully imported all my follows/followers (what few there are) and I'll finish setting up my new account soon

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I think nu atheism has tricked a lot of "free thinkiners" into treating vacuous faith and hope noise and garbage as a feature of organized religion, when really it is a primary facet of consumer capitalism

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my past self sucks. if i had a time machine i'd go back and kick her ass, then recruit her to go even further back and utterly wreck our shared past self

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you can have a rosy picture of what "anti-civ" means and say it's about colonialism

but anti-civ people I have talked to and explicitly asked if that's what they mean have told me "no", and then proceeded to babble on about some genocidal eugenics-y shit

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youtube removing community captions is so fucked up honestly. it's a massive fuck you to those with hearing issue, language processioning issues like some can have with autism, pretty much all non english speakers or those in the process of learning which media immersion is an amazing way to learn I may add. and there's literally no reason to do it than google doing what they always do, killing off services and features because fuck you

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#2390 Linguists 

"Do you feel like the answer depends on whether you're currently in the hole, versus when you refer to the events later after you get out? Assuming you get out."

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It's kind of frustrating to recognize when people are committing these small inconsequential conversational crimes but also be unable to help yourself from committing them
It's like being able to fluently understand a language like a native speaker but not be able to actually speak it

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i really hate when i'm trying to watch an adorable animal video and they keep throwing in captions like "who dis hooman". shut your fucking mouth, and let me see what the cat has to say

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Haiti: Achieved anti-slavery, anti-colonial revolution.
Developing.

Cuba: 80% home ownership. 99% literacy. 100% health care.
Developing.

Kazakhstan: Sent the first dog, man, woman, and Black person into space.
Developing.

USA, France, U.K.: World’s current and greatest purveyors of colonial violence, famous for hilarious but deadly self-owns.
Developed.

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when you're trans and have an 'androgynous' deadname & when you change it and everyone reacts like "well why can't we keep calling you ******? it already works as a ****'s name!"

1 boost = 1 dislike

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Okay so EU Member States -- led by Germany, the land of privacy® -- propose again to prohibit #e2ee #encryption because, you know, #terrorism and stuff.

files.orf.at/vietnam2/files/fm

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If people stop filming cops, that's the end. People get that right? That's literally our only legal weapon against them at this point

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politics 

The "two wings of the same bird" thing isn't as good of an analogy as the ratchet theory of US politics. I mean both are evocative, but the ratchet one you can actually watch happen in real time, over and over.

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It's a great day to stop using the word tribalism. Why not try factionalism or group identity or whatever the fuck else.

But hey, I guess it is the U.S. week of celebrating Native genocide.

So I guess y'all won't give a fuck. Lovely.

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PSA: Just because it will soon be 2021, it doesn’t mean things will magically become all better. Be prepared to be disappointed things aren’t “normal” on January 1.

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[Thanks so far to the person who donated $50!!]
Crowdfunding my gf’s rent
$355/$600 (rent), $0/$100 (utilities)

My gf, a twoc, is struggling to pay rent. She can’t get a job right now because her id card was stolen, and the state took her benefits away because she missed one phone call. Fixing these issues during a pandemic will take months.

I’m maybe going to get a job, but I won’t get paid for it in time to help her.

I really love her and her becoming homeless again will undo all the life progress she’s made so far. Please boost even if you can’t donate.

Posting my payment info bc she doesn’t want her name out there:
paypal.me/etfalces
cashapp: $EmilyFalces
venmo: @EmilyFalces

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Amazon Workers in Alabama have officially filed with the National Labor Relations Board to hold a unionization vote.

This is huge news because these kinds of things typically only get filed after the union advocates determine that there is overwhelming support in that workplace. There are 1500 staff in this warehouse. Alabama is one of the most anti-union states in the country.

Absolute support for these workers.

washingtonpost.com/technology/

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politics 

I am old enough to remember when they rolled out the Dept. of Homeland Security and a lot of us thought it was about the most overtly fash-sounding thing anyone ever heard of. Now liberals are applauding people of color being put in charge of it. I dunno man

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I was once a greasy gross goblin just like you but what if I told you all that changed in a matter of minutes? You see now I’m a clean man, what some might even call suave & sophisticated. What’s my secret? I’ll tell you. It’s something you probably already have in your own home. It’s called a shower. That’s right, they’re not *just* industrial sized urinals. It turns out you can clean yourself in them too! And for the low price of just $25 USD I’ll share my shower success secrets with you.

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