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It bothers me when I see people whinging about people who "follow too many accounts" on microblogging platforms. Particularly on fedi.

Like,maybe people use social media differently from the way you do, yeah? Fedi is all about curating your own experience, and maybe some people want a different experience from yours.

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"We stand upon the precipice of change. The world fears the inevitable plummet in to the abyss. Watch for that moment, and when it comes, do not hesitate to leap. It is only when you fall that you learn whether you can fly."

-- Flemeth, Dragon Age II (2011)

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"Men are always alright. Right up until they pull the trigger. And then we watch the neighbors solemnly march out to the news cameras to tell us: 'He was such a nice, quiet guy.'"

-- Evelyn Marsh, Twin Peaks S02E11 (1990)

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February 2023 quick draw for Markus/SwooshyCueb! Tried a similar style to last month. Still could use some finessing, but I'm happy with it!

'Quick draw' portraits are a monthly art reward for Glazed Donut members of my Patreon! 🍩
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made in #krita

#MastoArt #ArtWithOpenSource

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Civil asset forfeiture is cops taking cash and other property from folk who are too poor to mount a defense against the theft. Most victims are never charged with a crime. Victims of this theft are disproportionately Black. ~$2B in 2016.

Civil asset forfeiture is not a crime. It's literally done by the cops! 😀

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But we don't define wage theft by employers as a crime the same way as we define an employee stealing from the cash register, or a homeless person smashing a window. You don't go to jail for wage theft.

Again, this is an arbitrary decision around how we choose to define crime.

We could very easily decide that intentionally stealing more than $1000 from an employee is now a felony! Just like intentionally stealing $1000 from an employer is a felony. But you know that we won't.

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But what about theft? If you park your car in a high crime area, you're likely to get your windows smashed!

But, most theft in this country, is wage theft. Mostly rich white business owners, stealing wages from poor Black and brown service workers. Between $8B and $15B a year. Yes I said "billion!" Yes I said "a year!"

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The war on drugs allows micro-dosing and dispensaries, but criminalizes possession for poor Black folk.

Pretty much any test you can do shows that drug use by white folk is about the same, or in some cohorts, many times more, than Black folk. Yes, even crack cocaine in the 80s. White folk did more crack than Black folk.

There's a false narrative that white folk did powder cocaine and Black folk did crack, and that's why more Black folk are in jail for drugs. It's not true. Poor folk did crack.

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If I tell you that Mexican drug cartels are criminal organizations that illegally sell drugs and cause tens of thousands of deaths, you agree.

But if I tell you that the Sacklers criminally sold enough opioids that their actions killed *more US citizens than Mexican cartel wars killed Mexican citizens* you will have to run and fact check that, even though you know someone that dealt with opioid addiction.

Enough people overdosed that the *life expectancy of US citizens dropped*. No jail time!🤷🏿‍♂️

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I haven't seen ads on twitch in a long time but I remember them being incredibly sexist. like the one ad about the lady using the computer that's so fast her clothes come off

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(There's another case involving docker and overlayfs where I can reliably reproduce a full system hardlock, but I think it's unrelated, and it also fucks up my filesystem so it wouldn't be an ideal case for examining the problem anyway.)

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Outside of this one case, I *usually* only run into these hardlocks shortly after bootup. Which is why I often have to reboot my computer several times before I can get it up and running.

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I tried to convert a clip of PhilosophyTube's video "Data" into a gif using ffmpeg, and every time, full system hardlock.

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so I figured out a way to reliably reproduce the kind of hardlocks my system keeps running into.

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as someone who hasn't used FA in about a decade, it feels weird to see someone describe FA as "our community"

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Cop City doesn't just affect people in Atlanta, they want to bring cops from all around the world to be trained there in these abusive tactics.

Not to mention that distorting an old growth forest in the middle of climate crisis is something that should appalled by.

Even if you can't make it to the front lines StopCopCitySolidarity.org has many actions you can take where you live. #StopCopCity #CopCity

ER ruled out torsion. 20 hour wait to see a physician so I'm just gonna see my PCP tomorrow instead

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