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Hmm, not sure who needs to fix their software, but Mastodon push notifications (Toot! iOS app and Firefox on MacOS) and the notification on the Notifications screen in Toot! are minorly bugged. The notification I got for a person with a Hebrew name (ie. written right to left) following me were phrased as "followed you רבֿקה". I know Unicode is hard, but this kind of thing is still important. @tootapp

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i don't think tech writers really get the idea that services exist to fill needs, niches, that people have needs and that these needs may vary between different people, that sometimes it's better if people who want X use the site for X, and people who want Y go to some other site

it's all a competition to them, and that's a big part of what we're trying to get away from, and what millennials and Gen Z in general are tired of

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the mindset with Facebook is like: OMG, people are on our site a lot, but they're still searching with other sites. how do we make our site a search engine? how do we make sure people never leave our site?

that's not the sort of attitude that community-based services have. we can't be everything to everyone, and we don't want to be.

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thinking about the academie francaise declaring that gender neutral language is putting french in "mortal peril". your fucking right!!

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Fuck the mainland government, actual Nazis of our generation. White power groups are fucking small-time. I stand with Hong Kong. Tell your own government so if you feel the same way. Not CW'd because it's your responsibility to know about and act on this problem.

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The Washington Post's motto is "democracy dies in darkness".

A subscription to the Washington Post's digital edition costs $100 per year.

The Washington Post is owned by Jeff Bezos.

BusinessInsider estimates Jeff Bezos makes $2,489 per second.

The Washington Post reports 86.6 million unique visitors.

Jeff Bezos makes enough money in a little over than 40 days to buy every single one of those 86.6 million people a subscription.

So it's clearly not lack of money that causes the Washington Post to have a paywall.

Which means there's only one possible reason for their tagline to be "democracy dies in darkness".

It's not a foreboding warning. It's their mission statement.

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in case you've ever wondered why the "techbro" stereotype is so widely despised, here is a handy set of four images demonstrating why

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yo what the FUCK

apparently bose pushed a firmware update to their headphones to make the active noise cancelling worse so people would buy their more expensive headphones



we live in a fucking clown motel
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I don't understand why GitLab is doing these things. Even on behalf of Sourcehut, there are subsets that I don't really try to compete with GitLab on. They have a place in this ecosystem and they're working to undermine it. They're making a void that I, even as a competitor, don't want to and am not prepared to fill. The community is going to suffer for their missteps.

I feel really bad for their employees. If I could help, I would, but Sourcehut isn't big enough to provide a fallback for them. To any GitLab employees who know something I can do to help, or just want to talk, I can lend a sympathetic and private ear at sir@cmpwn.com.

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1 boost= 1 thing the annoying guy in this class who I hate has said

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can we please stop saying "its like everyone forgot that..." and shaming people for not knowing incredibly niche (often fash) origins of bizarre internet things?

if you find yourself angry that someone doesn't know the origins of whats become a goofy, non-affiliated event that no one takes seriously anyway, i implore you to please take a break and pick up a hobby away from advocacy. we're only human and we need to take breaks.

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Spirituality 

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hi everyone, just wanted to show you this pixelart galaxy I just made

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yes i have executive dysfunction. but did you know i also have legislative and judicial dysfunction

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New in iOS 13.2: A gender-neutral option for nearly all human emojis!

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@sir @Wolf480pl join the club of dumbasses. We meet on the tenth Tuesday of the month.

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Got my flu shot today. Don't forget to get yours, too.

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God, twirling around, showing off Their first marsupial: do you like it?

choir of angels: oooh, cute mammal!

God: thanks!
God: it has pockets :3

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