as a white dude i don't experience much trash in life but i'm proud to not be a conscious and hateful person towards people due to their ethnicity, gender, sexuality, whatever. like i have biases, sure. i try to actively work against them.
but i don't go on facebook and make slurs about chinese people
or just in general hate chinese people?
sinophobia is bizarre to me, and it's everywhere and accepted especially among like electronics people??
@jookia Now now...the typical demographic is older than "middle-aged", and most of them ranted about "Japanese junk" years and years ago.
@roadriverrail *collar tug* uh-oh
it's a shame for me since i like the idea of radio but like ... it's really hard to get in to. even past the cultural barrier i have to be initiated by some HAM club to get a license to broadcast
@jookia I notice the "DE" and can't speak to Germany. Here in the US, you do have to pass a test, but the answers to the test are a public document (by law), and there are examiner groups that will administer the test for free, so the only cost is a one time fee to the government to process your exam results.
@roadriverrail i'm in australia so the process is just ... confusing at best. i have to do paid exams, then apply for a license which can be paid too, and i think those might be in person? i don't know. there's no clear process
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