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"Immunity passports are a horrible idea."

cbc.ca/news/opinion/opinion-pa

Just gonna pin this for my own memory, as much as for sharing with y'all.

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This is an post...kinda.

Hit me up with your toots. Mine is on order and I'm looking forward to getting it.

I toot a lot about , especially of the leftist sort.

Here are an assortment of hashtags:

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It looks like this will probably be my new main account. It's with a heavy heart that I am moving on from mastodon.club, but @msh has a solid instance here that I'm happy to join.

"BLM protests this summer were frequently met with police and National Guard members decked out in riot gear. The mostly peaceful demonstrations resulted in dozens of arrests and some 20 deaths of protesters...

Footage appears to show police officers - who were vastly outnumbered - opening the gates to allow protesters through, while members of law enforcement posed for selfies with the rioters who had broken inside the building.""

bbc.com/news/live/election-us-

please dont just mirror tweets on to the fedi

Recommendations for a wireless doorbell that isn't crap? Doesn't have to be "smart" and definitely shouldn't be Ring or anyone else who gives camera footage to cops.

COVID vaccine side effects 

science.sciencemag.org/content

So, it looks like Moderna's vaccine has a lot more side effects then Pfizers, and they both need a really good PR team to get people ready.

They should get the team that did the buckley's adds, you know the "it tastes terrible, that is how you know it is working" people? If they can sell something tasting bad as an upside, they can probably do something with 12 hours of muscle pain.

I appreciate that Spotify gives us our annual "wrapped" thingy at the beginning of December, before the results are tainted by overplaying Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You."

I'm mad that "cyber Monday" isn't a lewd thing. Also mad that corporate digital security has come to be called just "cyber" so that it, too, is not lewd.

Y'all know I'm not here to be lewd by _any_ means, but come on.

Ah, the end of the year, when political parties come to ask for your support before the end of the fiscal year. I've received mail from the Green Party of Canada (I'm a member because I wanted to vote for the eco-socialists running for leadership; as yet undecided how involved I'll be given that my preferred candidates didn't win), the Alberta NDP and the Communist Party of Canada. I'm not really a Marxist-Leninist, but I don't fundamentally disagree with the CPC's program. Maybe I'll donate.

Chess is just a fantasy tabletop for people who like their RPGs to be 100% crunch and rules lawyering

Is cyber Monday still a thing? You know, the first Monday after American Thanksgiving, during which everyone on the internet has cybersex with one another in one giant online orgy?

Silly phone saga, the end 

I decided to order a Pixel 4a. The Pixel 5 just seems to not be worth the price at all, even with the Black Friday discount and the Pixel 4a w/ 5G is overpriced through my carrier (currently priced for MORE than the Pixel 5 even with the sale price).

My wife decided to also upgrade, despite her S8 being perfectly serviceable. Mainly, she wanted the better camera to capture the kids growing up over the next few years, which is fair.

Anarchist in the streets, adherent of extremely rigid hierarchies in the sheets.

I'm now debating with myself if it's worth the extra $240ish for this relatively minor difference. Plus the 5G speeds, but I don't think 5G is very widespread in Canada. I don't know if we actually have *any* true 5G networks right now, or if it's just "faster 4G" in the same way that some early so-called 4G networks were really just souped up 3G.

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I'm now debating with myself if it's worth the extra $240ish for this relatively minor difference. Plus the 5G speeds, but I don't think 5G is very widespread in Canada. I don't know if we actually have *any* true 5G networks right now, or if it's just "faster 4G" in the same way that some early so-called 4G networks were really just souped up 3G.

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Further research into the latest Pixel phones and Black Friday sales through my carrier have me swing that I can either get the Pixel 4a for roughly half price or get the Pixel 4a with 5G for about what the non-5G variant usually sells for (this is less of a discount, but still a pretty good deal). Comparing the two phones, they're nearly identical except the 5G version has a slightly larger display, bigger battery and faster processor.

Despite the slower processor, the standard 4a seems like it's actually a better phone the the 5. But the 4a 5G would be pretty much perfect if it was priced appropriately.

But part of me wonders if the 5 might be more future proof due to the better processor (which tests suggest is highly throttled to improve battery life...so maybe not; And I don't want to have to deal with Bluetooth headphones).

Any thoughts from the hivemind?

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Despite the slower processor, the standard 4a seems like it's actually a better phone the the 5. But the 4a 5G would be pretty much perfect if it was priced appropriately.

But part of me wonders if the 5 might be more future proof due to the better processor (which tests suggest is highly throttled to improve battery life...so maybe not; And I don't want to have to deal with Bluetooth headphones).

Any thoughts from the hivemind?

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Cell phone pricing makes no sense. My current phone is kind of crapping out and I'm not ready to attempt something like Pinephone as a daily driver, so I'm planning to pickup a new Pixel on a black Friday deal.

Currently, both the 4a and 5 are on sale (only through the carrier, not unlocked, unfortunately). The 4a 5G, which is really what I'd like, is currently not on sale and actually costs 50% than the Pixel 5 as a result.

the State to people getting married - you can get your name changed as a lil treat

the State to trans people changing their name - what if everything is horrible and tedious and stressful

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