really bad iot joke 

tech griping, "smart" devices (-) 

tech griping, "smart" devices (-) 

for every quotable 'feel good' comment by ESR on FOSS/Open-Source there is a feel-bad comment about, oh, white supremacy wrt programming, the tech feminist cabal to destroy Linus, how homosexuals are generally pedophiles, etc. stop quoting him.

anyone know good, well-built e-readers with a solid UI that aren't a fuckin' kindle? :boost_ok:

:Trek: and Picard opinions/predictions 

my aunt posted this pic of her cat to fb where it looks like he's ominously hovering lol

do you have an UNUSED GENDER?
TRADE IT IN AND GET CASH
CASH FOR GEND

most confusing set of "default-adjacent" pronouns?

The hardest problem in computer science: Saying no to a french child who wants to play hide&seek

Your beauty is beyond compare
I look upon it and despair
With marble legs and eyes of emerald green

Your sneer is like a cold command
Your voice is soft like desert sand
And I cannot compete with you, Jolene

Nerd fun fact: the "touch" command in linux is actually absolutely not here to create empty files, it's to change file timestamps.

fondly remembering that time when I just got my green card a few years ago and thought "hey let's learn a bit about the history of the US", went to a barnes and noble, and asked for a history book, explaining my situation; and the person there went "hmm do you want an actual history book or do you want to pass the citizenship test" and I was like "??? I guess I want a real history book?? what does that mean" so they gave me A People's History of the US and it was pretty good

A piece about the specific ways transphobes target trans men 

I grow tired of people telling me things like, "you shouldn't buy a motorcycle, they're dangerous." I know they're dangerous. I want one anyways; They're fun and fuel efficient, and very cool. I see you've made a risk/reward assessment on motorcycles; why can't I make that risk/reward assessment for myself?

I don't subscribe to the theory that, because something is dangerous, you should not do it.

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