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friend looking for work and a place to stay, ideally in the UK, please boost far and wide 

hi fediverse
a trans friend of mine (18yo) is stuck with an abusive family in london
she's looking for a way out, and needs a place to stay until she can afford her own
she knows about programming / ITsec, and IT in general
she's willing to relocate anywhere within the UK, preferentially around london
she does have some funds saved up and would be able to contribute to living costs

Kas | BLM boosted
Kas | BLM boosted

the best way to hold white supremacists accountable is with guns, knives, and similarly lethal instruments

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uspol, twitter threads full of resources for people living in DC 

here's some threads for people who need help getting out of DC twitter.com/juzosuke/status/13

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uspol 

I'm just glad none of the protesters took a knee, you know? that would have been the worst, the most extreme. if they had gotten down on one knee while the anthem was playing? fuck, i just shudder at the thought.

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the funniest thing is that with how documented this is, and how adamantly they refuse to wear masks, if we had an even mediocre facial recognition program we could make their lives a waking nightmare

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uspol, lol 

liberals asking Where The Cops Are probably wondered where Miley Cyrus went when Hannah Montana was on stage

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Well written piece by @distel about a serious loss to the fediverse: the departure of playvicious.social, the most prominent black-oriented member of the fediverse: weirderearth.de/goodbyepv.html

I think there are a few things here to reflect on... critically indeed the way that the fediverse at large participates in racism systemic in our society. Much of this is social and the need for group prioritization of values. And I agree with all that analysis in the post.

Also...

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FYI: if you enable Telegrams "People Nearby" feature, your location can probably be precisely triangulated. The developers don't see this as a problem and don't intend to fix it.

arstechnica.com/information-te

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Spam caller: "Is this Mr. Alex *redacted*?"

Me: This is REVEREND Alex *redacted*

Them: Oh, excuse me reverend

And that, kids, is how you get them to drop the gendered honorifics.

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instead of "ma'am" or "sir," use the gender-neutral equivalent, "fucko"

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The cursed β€œnooo I don’t wanna be bread” meme but it’s social networks and β€œI don’t wanna be snapchat”

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Kas | BLM boosted
Kas | BLM boosted

French PoC: there is a strong police brutality issue in France

French protesters: there is a strong police brutality issue in France

French Left (until 2016): there is a strong police brutality issue in France

Amnesty International: there is a strong police brutality issue in France

the *fucking* United Nations: there is a strong police brutality issue in France

...

French government: We are not the US we have no police brutality y'all you dreamin

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block recommendation (spam instances, right-wing agitprop, antivax, etc) 

A group known as "fightbigtech" has been creating a ton of spammy instances full of rightwing agitprop.

Here's a list of the ones I could find:

- tweety.icu
- katiehopkinspolitical.icu
- voicenews.icu
- antivaxxer.icu
- theduran.icu
- censorship.icu
- political.icu

I would recommend general suspicion of any .icu domain, seeing as they're cheap β€” don't autoblock them, but perhaps check their content if they show up.

#FediBlock

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PeerTube Moderation 

As suggested* by @zoe I add the following "fightbigtech" PeerTube's instances to the list:

- katiehopkinspolitical .icu
- voicenews .icu
- antivaxxer .icu
- theduran .icu
- censorship .icu
- political .icu

*mastodon.sleeping.town/@zoe/10

#FediBlock #FediAdmin #Peertube

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live presented slideshows are mostly done in unproductive ways imo
the slideshow is a visual aid for what you're saying. and i really mean both words in that

visual:
it should have a minimum number of words on it. more pictures and plots and visualizations. have a few words. if you have no visualization for a part insert a blank slide. the slides should not distract people's attention significantly away from you and what you're saying

aid:
the slideshow is not the main part of your presentation. it *helps present it* but the main part of the presentation is what you say and how you say it. focus on that. you should be able to give your full presentation without any slides

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Kas | BLM boosted

@amandag also Firefox' devtools (F12) have a useful accessibility tab, which can check all the color contrasts on your page as well :D

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