"I want to first question whether trans-exclusionary feminists are really the mainstream feminists. If you are right to identify the one with the other, then a feminist position opposing transphobia is a marginal position. I think this may be wrong. My wager is that most feminists support trans rights and oppose all forms of transphobia. So I find it worrisome that suddenly the trans-exclusionary radical feminist position is understood as commonly accepted or even mainstream. I think it is actually a fringe movement that is seeking to speak in the name of the mainstream, and that our responsbility is to refuse to let that happen."
I don't understand the perceived superiority of higher brow engineering when extolling the virtues of things like S-expressions.
There's nothing inherently superior about a specific form of notation, or text representation of abstract ideas.
Trees are trees.
All the S-expression-as-superior-applied-science garbage is just cultural affectation, not unlike the high brow treatment of classical music as described by Adam Neely here:
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Well, this is a shocker (*)
(* Narrator voice: It was not a shocker at all).
Today in "Cyberpunk is a warning, not a suggestion" news, Amazon has released a landlord edition of its Alexa surveillance speaker that can be forced upon tenants.
Here's Amazon's pitch: Landlord Alexa "makes it easy for property managers to set up and manage Alexa-powered smart home experiences throughout their buildings."
Satire is dead. Poe's Law rules all.
uspol, facebook, violence
Facebook must die.
"Trump and Zuckerberg pal Peter Thiel met with white nationalists. One viewed him as "our George Soros."
PeerTube 2.4 renforce ses outils de modération - https://www.nextinpact.com/lebrief/43613/peertube-2-4-renforce-ses-outils-moderation
> Le logiciel, permettant de créer des instances décentralisées d’hébergement de vidéos, continue sur sa feuille de route sans faiblir. Après une mouture 2.3 mi-juillet, la 2.4 est déjà là.
It's difficult out there.
"Defunded Police Department Forced to Cut Coke with Flour Before Planting on Suspects"
Just in case this is is of help to somebody in these difficult times:
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the means of memorisation must be seized and distributed.
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