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Skinner winces skeptically at evil AIs. Doggett stares piercingly at Jeffrey Spender.

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A frequent argument brought to criticize wages of public or regulated-industry employees is that they shouldn't be paid better (get better benefits, etc.) than me.

Why the fuck not? Why aren't YOU paid and treated better? Why should your being underpaid be used to justify paying other people less for their time and labor?

This working-class wage envy only funnels more money to the top, and dehumanizes us all. More labor solidarity, less capitalism-inspired selfishness. Thx.

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Being technically correct but missing the point completely is one of the big problems in conversations with tech people

I would like a Venn diagram with those who support stand your ground laws and those who think the missionary was in the right to trespass on Sentinel Island.

I didn't do any or shopping. But I made donations to and my local station.

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IRC will never die
and that's a good thing

Trump rolled back rules for irrigation water testing, which is the primary source of food contamination. The current romaine E. Coli outbreak is likely the direct result of White House policy.

wired.com/story/the-science-is

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Any good reason why I should not make my websites all TLS 1.2 only?

Cleared the remote media cache on this instance for this first time in over a year. Over 100GB.

@Support

Trying to purge remote media but it tells me:
rake aborted!
Don't know how to build task 'mastodon:media:remove_remote' (see --tasks)

Is there a support process for running Mastodon that results in a response? Mastodon IRC has never resulted in useful replies for me.

Trying to purge remote media but it tells me:
rake aborted!
Don't know how to build task 'mastodon:media:remove_remote' (see --tasks)

It started sleeting this morning and I woke up to a broken furnace.

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fuck what recipes say, measure garlic with your heart

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My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard and they're like "wow this is delicious and affordable" and I'm like "thank you for supporting my small independent business"

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