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Had to take the bus into town today, and wore a kilt. Some Delores decided to take issue; which sadly I'm used to. "Why are you wearing a skirt?!" and so on. As I said, used to it (and big scary white dude, so I have some privilege to wield), so I'm calmly addressing it with her

But then she said "well how am I supposed to explain that to my kid?!", and friends, I didn't have to say a thing, because the most awesome Black lady jumped in. She turned to her kid (I'd guess roughly 13 years old) and said "hey, why is he allowed to wear a skirt?"

Kid: "he's grown enough to wear whatever the fuck he wants"

Mom: "see?! Ain't hard ma'am"

Delores huffed but that was pretty much the end 🤣

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Unless you already have enough money to live solely off the interest, you’re not a capitalist. You’re merely a supporter of capitalists.

To wildly misquote John Mulaney, Capitalism is a hooker, “and you are an idiot who fell in love with her. She’s not gonna do anything else for you. It’s done.”

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fuck yeah to all the artists joining the fediverse. this is for you.

You may be seeing this a lot for the next couple days so I apologize for the repetition. As @Gargron said, if you want your friends to try Mastodon you should direct them to joinmastodon.org rather than one of the big instances directly. It will potentially help spread out the load of all the new users as well as provide some on boarding to help people find awesome services like !

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So many new people around here 😲
Welcome everyone!
I am #Tusky, an Android app for Mastodon! (I work with other server software like Pleroma and Pixelfed as well, but 🤫)
#introduction

Haven’t had much time for social media lately, but I thought I’d check in and say hi to all the new people. Welcome!

If you’re looking for people to follow check out communitywiki.org/trunk

Also @FediFollows @feditips, and @FediVideos are accounts run by a real person who posts all manner of tips, videos, and follow suggestions :)

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I once got in trouble at work for saying publicly that the GOP is *clearly* a greater threat to American freedom and prosperity than the Democrats. Now with the GOP going QAnon, too, it's obvious I was correct, and attempts to pretend otherwise are naive.

washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

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So many people saying they're switching from Firefox. Won't this only make the problem worse?

If you're switching to Brave or qutebrowser or UnGoogled Chromium or something, you're only strengthening Google's monopoly. If you're switching to a Webkit-based browser like Epiphany, you're shifting the monopoly towards Safari, whose parent company doesn't consider the Web a priority.

That Mozilla has bad management doesn't change the fact that Firefox is the most viable option for the open web.

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I’ve never liked the term “whataboutism.” It sounds like the kind of thing a journalist came up with to make it seem like they were presenting a clever new idea. Meanwhile, the concept of ‘tu quoque’ has been around for a very long time.

Am I now that guy who wants to correct people by quoting Latin at them? Send help…

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#DRM isn't just an annoyance -- it's a violation of your right to use the items you own as you see fit. Learn more about our Defective by Design campaign at defectivebydesign.org, and follow our campaign account at @endDRM

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Hey, so this is super cool.

Google has been collecting call and messaging data about who you talk to or send text messages to for years. There's no opt-out, no notifcation in their TOS they're doing this, and you can't see the results of that collection in Google Takeout.

scss.tcd.ie/doug.leith/privacy

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