More correct headline IMHO: "Irish Data Protection Commission seizes #Facebook offices in Ireland" I have been waiting for years for that headline. Good job! techcrunch.com/2020/02/13/face

mh, medication 

Was tired last night, so tired. Anyway, I was so tired I took my morning meds, and so tired that fogbrain decided that I should really take my nighttime meds as well, what could go wrong?

Cue seven hours of broken, nightmarish sleep. This morning I can barely function, just about capable of reading my mastofeed.

It's like my entire life prepared me for this... 🤔

Wrote a short thing about the Irish Election results, and what this could mean for the future of the country.

lipu.dgold.eu/beyond.html

Is there any way on the user side to mask a given users toots behind a CW? Preferably one based in a regex of the content of their posts?

Some people, while I’m sure they’re well meaning and all, just post here without any semblance of a CW on clearly CW-worthy material...

iepol, Sinn Féin 

Alright, this shit just got real.

Latest poll, from a top notch opinion polling company, puts Sinn Féin right out in front for the election.

Pity they’re only running 42 candidates, on these numbers, given the way PR-STV works, they could be looking at 60+ seats.

irishtimes.com/news/politics/s

iepol, Sinn Féin 

Okay, the poll earlier today suggesting Sinn Féin were ahead of FineGael was one thing, a new pollster, online only...

Now there’s a new poll, from one of Ireland’s most respected polling companies, RedC.

This puts Sinn Féin neck and neck with Fianna Fáil on 24%, both ahead of Fine Gael.

This is momentous.

iepol 

wait, Sinn Fein is polling above Fine Gael? WTF?! When was the last time this happened?

This is a fight for what we believe in. That fight won't happen on twitter, paying cash into Jack's pockets, or on YouTube or Faecbook. That happens in the real world, with real people fighting for real change.

Find something near you, and join in.

We're better than this.

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They will press their ludicrous American Freedumb of Speech on us all, feeding private profit in the name of liberty.

They will do this because we let them. They will do this because all they give a shit about is their bottom line. They pretend otherwise, but all the evidence suggests that's the simple truth.

As long as we continue to serve them, they will continue to destroy us.

As long as we fail to rein in their avarice, their hatred for humanity, their utter disregard for the consequences of their actions, there will be more Brexits. There will be more Trumps, more Salvinis, more Orbans, more Borises.

We have a simple choice, to accept that our society as we know it is doomed, with a chosen elite fucking off to Mars with St. Elon, or we can start to change the world around us.

That started centuries ago. We have been set back by these peddlers of hate. That continues today, and every day. As you watch the lied to, the preyed upon, the deceived, remember that.

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It is important to remember today, Brexit Day, that there is nothing uniquely terrible about the British or the English people which has caused this monstrosity. They're just people, the tropes and lies which this idiocy rests on are not special or specific.

This could be happening anywhere, to any of us. If we are not careful, then this *will* be happening everywhere, to all us.

As long as we continue to fail to deal with the peddlers of division and hatred, we all risk the same miserable fate.

As long as we permit the disruption of civil society by Dorsey, Zuckerberg, Nadella and their like, this will keep happening. We know they care little for society, for democracy, for the interests of the vast majority of the human race or the planet we share.

They will continue to peddle hatred. They will continue to amplify the voices of the worst among us, the racist, the prejudiced, the hater. 1/

brexshit, English nationalism bollocksology 

Really have to laugh (to avoid crying, mainly) at the bigoted xenophobic English papers still banging on about “our INDEPENDENCE DAY”.

Lads, did the EU loot your cultural treasures, expropriate your resources, bankrupt you and kill your leaders?

Did they spend centuries attempting to erase your culture, creating local versions of their own Parliament, civil service and the like, a civil service which excluded all but a few of your population?

Did they round up troublesome agitators in the population, throw them in concentration camps, kill them arbitrarily, torture them and then destroy all evidence of their actions?

No?

Then fuck off!

linux, fish 

fish is very cool. As well as the obvious out of the box features like autocompletion the way its build makes it really friendly to customise

There’s something very 21C about this story; the idea that a wave of human suffering results in an uptick of players of a game which models pandemics, and puts the player in he role of an aggressive virus.

arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/01

"but i'm being objective and rational" buddy the babylonians and greeks and romans and persians thought they were objective and rational when they did it. xians and muslims thought they were objective and rational when they did it. hating jewishness is practically a prerequisite of calling yourself "objective and rational"

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