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idk if my thread from just now is visible in the tl or not. Keep forgetting to check the privacy settings.

But yeah anyways speaking of finding common ground with/coming to a new understanding with people who aren’t like you, I’m kinda curious to meet people on here that maybe both are and aren’t like me in different ways.

A generic about me: I like making things that help people in some way and I sometimes see negative posts on masto about some of the groups I identify with.

laughing at fascists, capitol rioters 

Qanon and proud boys followers are starting to realize that all the promises they were made about trump getting another term are all fake. They’re starting to call him a shill.

I think I need a perpetual supply of popcorn cuz this is almost as great as the capitol rioter who was like “they maced me” and then proceeded to incriminate herself in like every way possible and give her address to a news camera.

idk if my thread from just now is visible in the tl or not. Keep forgetting to check the privacy settings.

But yeah anyways speaking of finding common ground with/coming to a new understanding with people who aren’t like you, I’m kinda curious to meet people on here that maybe both are and aren’t like me in different ways.

A generic about me: I like making things that help people in some way and I sometimes see negative posts on masto about some of the groups I identify with.

gab maybe a positive message idk 

Maybe I’m getting a bunch of things wrong cuz I’m the last person who should be talking about any of this (would be happy to have a discussion) I just think there has to be a way to separate the human aspect from their beliefs and coexist as people and find some common goal and reason to reach out, even if we disagree. Otherwise neither side is going to make an effort to understand the other.

Honestly idk how coherent or like actually useful this but hey

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gab maybe I’ll get banned for my controversial take 

... I think if we started by offering other ways of thinking about their worldview, like offering them a new perspective, it may help teach them to think for themselves, research their ideology just a little deeper, conduct better experiments for the flat earthers, .etc. until eventually they can start to change their own minds.

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gab probably descending into uspol 

... hold our noses and meet them somewhere near where they are. If it’s the Internet filter bubble repeatedly reenforcing slightly more extreme views each and every day, then isolating them in their extremism won’t help. IMO to counter this and truly bring our country together and start repairing the damage, we need to be constantly feeding them new ideas and new perspectives in their terms. While it may be unpleasant at first...
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gab 

...of a few instances of people that are willing to put up with some shit in order to extend a hand to maybe some of their more on the fence people. Show them a little human kindness while also disagreeing with their ideas and showing them a way out of the isolation at the fringes of society.

Yes I realize that some of these people are probably way too deep in conspiracy theories at this point, but I feel like if we want a positive long term solution, we need to

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gab 

Kinda have mixed feelings about the whole isolate gab shit. Like don’t get me wrong the ideas that gab protects and provides a voice for are horrible. I just think that maybe blocking them and isolating them and trying to distance ourselves from them is only going to concentrate the horribleness and make everything even more divided.

IMO, maybe it would be better to almost create a controlled buffer zone...

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Dear Microsoft, destruction of childrens toys 

Dear Microsoft,

You probably don’t know this, but when you take things such as GitHub and Minecraft that people have loved very much since they were kids, buy them, and slowly proceed to destroy them, it doesn’t exactly create the kind of brand loyalty that will gaurantee your long term success.

Sincerely,

A kid who is mad that their toys are about to be set on fire

Anyone know how to add Firefox mobile bookmarks to your Firefox desktop bookmark folders??? Maybe I’m dumb but they seem to just disappear somewhere else

nothing will give you an appreceation for the music you listen to more than f*cking around with trying to somehow make a raspberry pi accept bluetooth audio, convert the raw stream to mp3, shove it through icecast, and then tell sonos to go play that stream

and i just magically turned a file full of static into actual audio because i was using lame wrong (which remember is absolutely NOT an mp3 encoder, im just using it as one, jk but srsly the name sucks. see last toot)

cant tell if the anger is rational or irrational 

you know what makes me mad?

recursive acronyms that are lies.

when your software is named "LAME Ain't an MP3 Encoder". i will assume its not en MP3 encoder, but when your website LITERALLY says " LAME is a high quality MPEG Audio Layer III (MP3) encoder licensed under the LGPL" then youre just being confusing

Would it be overall a good thing or a bad thing for the anti-DRM movement if “DRM for the people” existed?

Like on one hand people would know what it is, but it would also spread the use of DRM rather than reducing it

gonna go full self promotion on this thing and write a blog post, probably also answer/ask some stack overflow questions to show what problem it solves etc.

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HOLY CRAP
I just published a RubyGem like 20 minutes ago and it already has 9 whole downloads.

I feel way too responsible for having this work properly now even though it was something I threw together a while ago and only just had the thought to make it a gem.

I have no idea how money works 

Are there financial assistance instances out there? Would be cool to be part of an instance where everyone pays a fee to join based on like income or some other tiered system and it gets kinda redistributed sorta like insurance to subsidize medical bills, offer loans for rent . Etc to members who need it

Although given all the delicate math and legalese to keep Insurance companies above water, something like that might be pretty time consuming to run

Olive Garden, capitol riots 

So Olive Garden revoked the never ending pasta passes for anyone they could identify from the riots, and also Sean Hannity of Fox News

I am no longer impressed that Nicholas Cage managed to steal the Declaration of Independence.

(Stolen from another social media site)

uspol, covid 

@ace idk tho mainly it would be funny to way

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