* the idea that a specific, prevalent language is a standard of communication
* that folks who don't use that language, or use a slightly different format of it (accent, dialect, slang, unvoiced) are not as worthy of being heard
* that any language has inherent and general-use value over others (rather than being a tool of communication with specific limits)
* that someone's using a 'wrong' language (or using a language 'wrong')
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This thread lists the 13 states in which reproductive freedom will immediately become unavailable if the Supreme Court does a dookie on our reproductive freedoms, and where you can give to support abortion access in each of them.
The states affected are:
Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming
75% of Americans oppose overturning Roe. Someone telling you to “vote” is spitting in your fucking face
Ursula K. Le Guin on "technology"
"Technology is the active human interface with the material world.
But the word is consistently misused to mean only the enormously complex and specialised technologies of the past few decades, supported by massive exploitation both of natural and human resources.
This is not an acceptable use of the word. "Technology" and "hi tech" are not synonymous, and a technology that isn't "hi," isn't necessarily "low" in any meaningful sense.
We have been so desensitized by a hundred and fifty years of ceaselessly expanding technical prowess that we think nothing less complex and showy than a computer or a jet bomber deserves to be called "technology " at all. As if linen were the same thing as flax — as if paper, ink, wheels, knives, clocks, chairs, aspirin pills, were natural objects, born with us like our teeth and fingers -- as if steel saucepans with copper bottoms and fleece vests spun from recycled glass grew on trees, and we just picked them when they were ripe..."
@sabogato it's a broad term but i'd say it's based on:
• opposing social hierarchies of discrimination
• supporting the redistribution of wealth and political power
however i've generally found socialism to be a less fraught label
The first bit of each word identifies whether the word is a status byte or a data byte, and is followed by seven bits of information.: 13–14 A start bit and a stop bit are added to each byte for framing purposes, so a MIDI byte requires ten bits for transmission.: 286
MIDI messages are made up of 8-bit words (commonly called bytes) that are transmitted serially at a rate of 31.25 kbit/s. This rate was chosen because it is an exact division of 1 MHz, the operational speed of many early microprocessors.
Chiptune musicians also use retro gaming consoles to compose, produce and perform music using MIDI interfaces. Custom interfaces are available for the Famicom, Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Nintendo Gameboy and Game Boy Advance, Sega Megadrive and Sega Genesis.
MIDI technology was standardized in 1983 by a panel of music industry representatives, and is maintained by the MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA). In 2016, the MMA established The MIDI Association (TMA) to support a global community of people who work, play, or create with MIDI.
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Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.