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I swear Im going to beat the next anti vaxx conspiracy jackhole with a 48 port switch.

You dense motherfucker, you didn't pass high school basic science yet somehow You caught on to a vast global conspiracy to turn everyone into gat Muslim frogs with no immune system.

Shut the fuck up already you simple asshat.
ugh, my brother is (a fairly moderate, but still) one of those. The real reason he doesn't want the vaccine is he's _terrified_ of needles

But somehow he thinks "the government is trying to mind-control everyone with a COVID vaccine" seems better? Dunno.

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"but stopping to ask for consent ruins the mood!"

Yo, if you can't figure out how to be sexy while asking for consent, you aren't mature enough for a sexual relationship much less a kinky one

And if you think dominance isn't compatible with seeking consent, you're not ready to top a Tupperware bowl

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Honestly it's perfectly okay to not be sexy while asking for consent. That's Bizarre Social Rules stuff, not anything related to maturity.

But consent is /way/ more important than the mood.
the maturity component is understanding that "sexy" isn't a predefined set of Bizarre Social Rules at all, but respect and care for your partner. Showing you genuinely care for a partner's well-being IS sexy, and thinking that a sincere and clear ask about consent will somehow make a situation Not Sexy is a sign of immaturity

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I was apparently wrong recently regarding copyright on Hacker News

In a discussion of police playing copyrighted music to trigger automated takedowns of civillian video, someone pointed out that a recent US Supreme Court decision invalidated copyrightholders' right to sue US states for copyright infringement.

https://www.copyright.gov/policy/state-sovereign-immunity/

One would presume this might extend to any entity operating as state government.

Say, for the sake of argument, a state university library system.

Which would mean that such a system might take upon itself to, for whatever reason, host Sci-Hub, LibGen, or ZLibrary, in a legally-immune status.

That would be an interesting development.

(There's no specific need for it to be a library system. It could be the forestry department, prisons, or an individual legislator or elected official.)

Boosts appreciated.

#Copyright #SciHub #LibGen #ZLibrary #Immuity #Impunity #SCOTUS
So, I'm getting really interested in precisely what Allen v. Cooper does and does not do.

TL;DR: it's the March 23, 2020 US Supreme Court case asserting sovereign immunity against infringement of copyright or patent claims against state government.

"Get out of jail" (or civil court) cards are rare and interesting. Immunity and impunity often causes all kinds of problems. But the Law is an ass W a tool, and ... this is an awfully interesting tool.

I'm finding relatively little discussion. My little suggestion above remains the application I'd be interested in.

@pluralistic doesn't seem to have picked this up yet based on online searches.

#AllenVCooper #Copyright #SovereignImmunity #SCOTUS #SciHub #LibGen

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Looks like active development of #OpenKeychain has ceased: "WARNING: This software is no longer actively developed. We will still apply security fixes where reported, and do basic maintenance work, but no new features or will be worked on. We will try to consider and merge contributions where possible." Source https://github.com/open-keychain/open-keychain/blob/master/README.md
There are no other viable alternatives available for general use on #Android. Guess we need someone to take over. 😕

#OpenPGP #PGP #Security #Privacy #K9Mail #FairEmail #pEp #Email
Some info about the #OpenKeychain situation:
"Both @dschuermann and myself no longer spend a lot of time on this
project.

Here's a brief summary of a blog post we never wrote:

* All of OpenKeychain's UI is an anti-feature.
* If the user is doing anything in OpenKeychain's UI, OpenPGP is still doing it wrong.
* OpenKeychain shouldn't be an app, it should be a library.
* Changing OpenKeychain into a library is more work than we are motivated to do in our free time."
Source: https://github.com/open-keychain/open-keychain/commit/6f38af15828e07f0186109a89b7aa57f54101cfa

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if a capitalism apologist ever tries to express an opinion to you, simply remind them that they should never do anything they're good at for free, so you have to assume that if they're giving their opinion out for free, it must not be a good opinion
it could be a loss leader...

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similar to how the FDA wants plant-based milks to not call themselves milk I think we shouldn't let electron apps call themselves desktop apps

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Apple loses the battle against Epic and must allow alternate in-app purchase methods

"Judge Gonzalez-Rogers issued a permanent injunction against Apple that orders the company to lift its restrictions on the forms of in-app purchase methods allowed on the App Store. The injunction also orders Apple to abandon its anti-steering policy, which prohibited app developers from informing or directing users to alternative purchasing methods. "

https://www.xda-developers.com/apple-loses-epic-games-lawsuit/

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https://t.co/wUm4Wxj06A reminder that https://t.co/HwNMZ7vOQl, the pro-nudity anti-nazi platform I recently started uploading my #freethenipple videos to, is running a poll this week to pick the best day for hosting a video podcast episode focused on censorship of nudity!

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Content warning: casual nude

Content warning: re: casual nude

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Content warning: naked talk


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Sci hub is back

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Content warning: Gender affirmation attempt, second person


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Topless Topics Banned Screenshots Montage Sept 2020


Just a quick montage video from September 2020 of just a handful of the screenshots of the many, many times Topless Topics has had posts if not entire accounts banned from every platform you've heard of and some you haven't, always for the heinous unforgiveable sin of female-looking nipples!

See an ever-growing list of banned screenshots here! https://www.toplesstopics.org/banned/
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"I don't like that you force your ideology on children" says the guy with 10 guns forcing his ideology on everyone

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Got a 10 year old MacBook Air from friends who were going to chuck it out “because it can’t even play a video”. I thought I’d put a Linux distro on it just to see what happens.
I get myself ready for what I expect to be hours of troubleshooting on various forums... but I put the Ubuntu 20.04 USB stick in, boot to USB, install, reboot, done.
Works perfectly. Nothing to fix. Very smooth for a 10 year old lappy with 2GB of RAM.

Definitely plays videos.

So many devices go to the bin for no reason.

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Apparently, on Facebook, advising people to learn more about Mastodon is "spam". 🙄


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Content warning: PSA for humans not currently suffering from roundworms or other ectoparasites


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grey boot stepping on 4 snakes, "proud boy" "blue lives matter" " maga" and "swastika" snake. Text says TREAD ON THEM. it's a visual response to the gadsen/don't tread on me flag.

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Content warning: thoughts on the day off twitch

Content warning: thoughts on the day off twitch



it's very fluffy for sure!!!!
A+ tail

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if piracy is theft then it should be illegal to revoke access to digital purchases

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I just recently realised, that proprietary social networks are not social networks but entertainment networks. That's why at least my friends have a hard time switching to mastodon or pixelfed. People expect to be highly entertained the first second they enter the network and kept that way all the time. Being confronted with a network that is stripped from all these addictive tools is a massive cultural clash.

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I don't believe any statistic that says something like "x% of people believe the monarchy are lizard people" because I don't believe the queen is secretly a lizard but if I saw that question on a survey I'd say it was true every time and I know I'm not the only person with that personality flaw

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EVERYONE, I DID IT, IM CRINGE

oh my god I think that avatar they have is from a really dated edgy flash game (game? animation? can't totally remember)
Animation series dating back to 2002, they're still making new ones as well.
Yep, Madness from Newgrounds. Bold of them to throw stones from inside their glass house
yeah I didn't remember the details of the series but that's what I was getting at lol

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By viewing my nudes, you agree to support the following statement: TRANSRIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS

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stay alert: scammers have been offering to pay you an hourly rate in exchange for you doing tasks for them -- this is a TRICK! They're paying you much less than you're making for them. do NOT fall for this!

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Still so pissed about #vidcon being canceled. Not so much the cancelation itself, though it's extremely disappointing. My rage is mostly driven towards the FUCKING #ANTIVAX SCUM that will keep this pandemic spreading in perpetuity. #VACCINEMANDATESNOW or covid will never end.
This afternoon, the granddaughter of a NASCAR "God" complained about not being able to go into the infield of a track, due to COVID protocols. Many of us told her to "shut up, get vaxxed, and mask up!" A few drivers told her it's HER attitude that's going to get so many sports cancelled again!

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progress, then!

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Linus TechTips said sex work is work. kinda based
so get to it parts
WHAT

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I keep seeing open source projects saying "join the conversation" on discord or "stay up to date" with a link to twitter or a facebook group.

Have we really failed on messaging so hard that no one understands the cognitive dissonance at play here?

Or is it really just that Matrix is that bad, and the fediverse is that obscure?
Yes, it does matter...but if you don't get the audience/community the most beautiful UI in the world won't matter in the slightest.

The cruel truth is that the best technology rarely wins because humans. We do not make rational decisions most of the time.
i think when you're selling the fediverse to outsiders through the lense of new software i think focusing on existing community is actually a bad call. i don't think you can or really should completely cloak federation to outsiders but like, its absolutely completely confusing tech shit to them. Focusing more on what your software does different might be a better call.

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Great to see more great creators like @Cleo of Topless Topics making the jump over to #peertube

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I got asked if I'd be interested in taking part in a "risqué body positive video game themed calendar for charity" so I dug out the top to my old Morrigan #dragonage cosplay... If I can't find the rest, I can remake it. Bonus Aeden being a ham!



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Content warning: Full-body nude

Content warning: Full-body nude

Content warning: Full-body nude

Content warning: Full-body nude



And so @Cleo of Topless Topics continues on her quest to avoid the censorship of the video hosts along with targeted attacks.

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The UKRI, which hands out £6 billion of research funding per year, will require that all papers have CC-BY licence immediately on publishing, preventing journals from restricting access to paid subscribers.

This is a big win for proponents of open-access publication.

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/08/major-uk-science-funder-require-grantees-make-papers-immediately-free-all

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So authoritarian regimes will only have to use zero days provided by #Pegasus to upload child pornography on opponents’ iPhones, and they will be arrested thanks to the new backdoor introduced by @apple in iPhoto.


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The cost of video hosting can be a real burden.

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Look at this mouse 🐁🚚 it is bigger than the truck

so you like putting toy cars and trucks next to animals and saying Look!