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I have never done anything more frustrating than try to help my partially sighted grandmother use Microsoft Windows over a phone she has to hold with one hand while trying to use the computer.

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Please consider writing your hashtags in upper camelcase so screen readers have a chance at figuring them out.

#whyistayonmastodon sounds like an giant undecipherable mess of sounds.

#WhyIStayOnMastodon reads out "Why I Stay On Mastodon" 😄

(Reason #44 I stay here: my previous requests like this have been generally well-received, proving that most people are awesome.)

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the brutal conditions of the factory did not inspire revolt, they inspired docility and submission

she had thought that the monotonous factor work would leave her mind free to think about theory, but she found her mind was just getting beat down so much that she would just obey orders instinctively

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You got white skin: the border cop sees something vaguely passport shaped, brown or blue in your hands -> they wave for you to continue without even getting it into their hands

You look not "white enough": they scan it, read it with scrutiny, look at various pages, type some things into a computer, wait a minute, ask what your job is, where are you going, what you had for breakfast, what was the name of your first dog

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Are you visibly trans, or the gender marker in your document does not match your presentation? Let me interrogate you, pass around your documents, loudly ask what's between your legs, or use our cop creativity to humiliate you.

ACAB

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Is there any meaningful reason mobile basebands suck so bad near international borders? Or are they just ripe with bugs? Why is hopping between mobile network providers so tricky? Why does it stays stuck in roaming mode without coverage, deep into its home network?

I have the feeling that among foreign networks it hops much more at ease compared to a foreign and its home network.

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Very useful phrase for opening up dealings with bureaucracy: "by the way, I'm recording this call."

There's something I once read and will always stick with me. "Debt collectors aren't intimidated by people who scream and bluster and threaten. What scares them is people who methodically build a paper trail."

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News on the #HaskellDocs front, a Merge Request documenting most of the possible return values of http://System.Info.{os,arch} was merged https://gitlab.haskell.org/ghc/ghc/-/merge_requests/3607

Next step: alternate functions that produce a sum type rather than a String. Stay tuned!!
#Haskell #WriteTheDocs
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protestors put up a guillotine in front of Jeff Bezos’ mansion holy shit

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Ladies, enbies, and gentlemen, we have reached a new low.

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"humans are the disease" factoid actualy just ecofascist rhetoric. average person ruins 0 planets per year. Capitalism Georg, who lives in cave & ruins over 10,000 each day, is an outlier adn should not have been counted

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someone on twitter said "want shorter games with worse graphics made by people who are paid more to work less and i'm not kidding" and man do i agree.

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One of the scientists that developed the study of implicit bias explains that so far no anti-racist training or method has provided measurable long term results in changing implicit bias, even in participants who really wanted to change:pbs.org/newshour/nation/making

What has measurably worked? taking about people’s systematic power to discriminate, which includes taking away the data they could use to discriminate (things like taking names, genders and photo’s off job applications).

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i'm fat and i'm pretty sure i eat healthier and exercise more than a lot, A LOT, of fatphobic fucks.

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I saw this and obviously had to have one.

"Do you know Land of my Fathers?"

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dude, your girlfriend is awesome and you don't deserve her

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Sometimes people ask me how to do something on Windows, and I am reminded of how it lacks support for some pretty fundamental, simple things and requires nightmarish workarounds.

Sure, Linux has some really weird edge cases and issues. But it comes with a proper browser, pdf support, software repositories... and stuff like line breaks, compressed files, subtitles, partitions and updates just work.

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