To all Mastodon-admins: seems like there's an attack on all instances by troll accounts. Servers get slow because of it.
They use thousands of subdomains of activitypub-troll.cf. My 'pull' queues skyrocketed.
BREAKING: Disney warns that while piracy is safe, and it is convenient, and it does allow people to access high quality versions of music, movies, and TV shows for vastly reduced costs, that the hypothetical lost revenue may also impact their share price, and limit the capital on hand for political lobbying.
Birdsite, Algorithm hell
Yes I know I took this screenshot with tweetdeck which doesn't have this problem but let's be honest it is not long for life and I can't use it on my phone :(
@suricrasia watch out at intersections. Even when drivers don't enter the bike lane it is functionally invisible to them if a bike lane exits near an intersection because there's no car in it.
More than a few times I've seen someone run reds or ignore cross-walk priority on a turn because "well I didn't see any cars there."
@jleiper @notjustbikes I did like the video (watched it on nebula even) but I felt that every "3rd place" I've had is always strange. North Americans are so used to not having them that they rarely socialize or go out of their way to include others. Even as 3rd places go it feels insular. A lot of 3rd places I know are populated by regulars who drive there because that's what has happened to everything that has a sense of community.
@msh Yeah, you don't have a lot of options when you realize that losing your job means < 30days to get out of the country (and do what, presumably, is the other great unknown).
I am so very tired of people only accepting immigration when they believe it suits them. e.g.
"immigration is good, we should bring in PhDs from every country!" is surprisingly offensive. People aren't just unit resources in which a government / corporation get to exploit for profit as it suits them. It's founded on the same "we are a better country and others should serve our own profits / economy / culture" ideology that the racism is, just wrapped in a nicer packaging.
A shoutout to an under-appreciated topic with all the recent layoffs in the #US (and the recent almost-hostage-like photos coming from #Birdsite offices of what are clearly visa holders) - #immigration reform is incredibly important and vastly neglected.
Don't listen to xenophobic garbage. It really upsets me when people make light of how goddamn terrifying it is to only be allowed in a country because you have a visa, and as if working in tech takes away any of the stress or worry of being in a foreign place.
Got a little triggered by a HN (orange site) thread today and needed to vent some. Support being better to the non-citizens in your area and learn how to be less xenophobic.
@msh cool cool.
If I need to start paying to shitpost just know I am happy to help scale the elephant 🙃
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