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Normalize talking about how much you're paid with your co-workers.

It is the only way people will truly realize the income disparity between themselves and their just-as-qualified queer and/or BIPoC friends and colleagues.

This should be normal in ever industry. The fact it isn't is actively aiding executives in systemically discriminating against minority groups.

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Untertitel/Closed Captions für #Streaming auf #Twitch mit Unterstützung für Deutsch? Was ist da brauchbar, vertrauenswürdig? Idealerweise #freesoftware #opensource

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Ich bin jedes Mal schockiert, wenn ich wieder darauf stoße, dass sich das Urheberrecht in der DDR nicht grundlegend von dem in Westdeutschland unterschied. Was für'n Sozialismus soll das denn bitte sein?

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larian studios looked up the most selected character creation options in baldur's gate 3 and it yielded such a bog-standard white human male that they thought their analytics were broken. i'm laughing my ass off right now

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"untyped" - n. a creature with unty legs

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How normal are you?

Find out with this beautifully-executed and scary online experience:

hownormalami.eu/

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T2 security chip on Macs can be hacked to plant malware; cannot be patched

9to5mac.com/2020/10/06/t2-secu

TL;DR: all recent macOS devices are no longer safe to use if left alone, even if you have them powered down.

- The root of trust on macOS is inherently broken
- They can bruteforce your FileVault2 volume password
- They can alter your macOS installation
- They can load arbitrary kernel extensions

#security #privacy #infosec #apple #macos #macbook #imac

Apropos of nothing really... The ducks are chasm in the glass room.

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Another unexpected socialist: Lizzie Magie, who invented the board game Monopoly.

Magie was more accurately called a Georgist, which is kind of a proto-socialist movement in the US that advocated for working people to own the full value of what they produce and hold land in common, rather than have private property.

She called Monopoly "the Landlord's Game," and it demonstrated how private property robs from the poor and enriches owners.

The Parker Brothers (like the actual brothers) screwed her out of a patent by buying it from her for $500 and printing a small run of the Landlord's Game to secure the patent. Meanwhile Charles Darrow was falsely credited as the game's creator and he became a millionaire.

The anti-monopolist messages within the game were stripped out. A round of play that showed how all players could prosper if resources were shared was eliminated, and the game became winner take all.

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This is so flippin cool! PDA like device with ESP32, Sharp memory lcd and a gyro pointer for input. Also has an rss parser built in along with other pda style apps like calculator, calendar, simple game etc.

hackaday.io/project/169103-low
youtube.com/watch?v=IB07gSAHnk

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Just an fyi to any followers on Mastodon.social, now would be the time to move instances. A lot of other instances are silencing and even defederating from M.S., so you are going to find yourself blocked because of this.

There are lots of great instances out there - check out where your mutual are at for ideas. There's a whole new world just waiting for you :)

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Watching the keynote and getting excited. Really want to talk to someone real-time about my potential use-case for activitypub now.

it's like someone mashed together Delphi, macromedia flash (as it used to be) and python. Quite fun.

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Taking a little foray into and it seems like the game engine I'm using - - follows the old principles I used back in the days. I am quite happy about that, feels very comfortable.

So, with the mastodon API, you can create an "Application" without auth, and you can do this over and over again. If noone actually uses any of these applications, they'll not show up anywhere apart from the database. Is there a way of cleaning these up, or are they magically cleaned up?

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Hello! I'm the account for the #spritely project! Still getting things set up but ya know, in case you wanted to follow Spritely things...

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Single-user instance for Martyn. You don't want to join this club.