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please consider CWing horrible transphobia and trans politics.

I follow a lot of people and ive seen a *lot* of different people expressing serious mental states due to the sheer volume people are sharing and posting about different things that are happening in that area internationally and people thinking they may have to leave the site due to how badly its hitting them.

we know, we all know whats going on, its hard not to. please consider putting ongoing points about it behind a cw so people have the choice.

Sure, we made almost 14 Billion Dollars in profit last quarter, but we can’t afford to pay our employees anymore. Google.

Profits of about $69,500 per employee. (12,000 employees = 6 %, 100% = 200,000 employees).

theverge.com/2023/1/20/2356370

“The #fediverse is like #email.”

Yes.

Now read this and understand it:

“I have been self-hosting my email since I got my first broadband connection at home in 1999 … But my emails are just not delivered anymore. I might as well not have an email server.

Email is now an oligopoly, a service gatekept by a few big companies which does not follow the principles of net neutrality … I lost. We lost. One cannot reliably deploy independent email servers.“

cfenollosa.com/blog/after-self

Via @cancel

The cat just went over to the HomePod mini on my desk, meowed at it, and Siri said "sure here is some music for you" and the cat perched on the window sill listening to Garbage and Elliott Smith.

I just want to know how long this has been going on.

birdsite 

not gonna lie, this makes me sad: blog.iconfactory.com/2023/01/t

I’ve said on multiple occasions that I wouldn’t have used Twitter if it hadn’t been for Twitterrific. It was a beautifully designed piece of software, made with real care, and it shaped how I used the service. 💜

STOP USING “REFUTES” AS A SYNONYM FOR “DENIES.” I just saw a headline claiming George Santos “refutes” new allegations against him. Needless to say, he hasn’t refuted anything. He’s denied allegations, and is almost certainly lying. Sloppy usage misleads readers.

Companies,

It is 2023. We are in the middle of a deadly, mass-disabling pandemic. Remote work is not a preference for software professionals; it is a necessary accommodation for the safety of your entire staff – especially your Disabled staff.

Get the firmest of fucking grips.

It's such painful news (not to mention bad optics) to see MS laying off 10K to invest more in AI while OpenAI outsources traumatic labeling for $2/hour. Tech is broken.

Silicon Valley strikes again with dehumanising products 

What in the ever-loving fuck is this shit 🫠

Some thoughts about what if you don’t want to use a framework anymore: css-irl.info/disentangling-fra

CW: Tailwind CSS. Anyone who mansplains Tailwind to me will be immediately blocked, no joke

me: working from home gives me the opportunity to focus on tasks free from the the distractions of a noisy office!

brain:

TROUT

TROUT

LET IT ALL OUT

THESE ARE THE FISH I CAN DO WITHOUT

SALMON

I’M TALKING TO YOU

SALMON

me: cool never mind

As a general rule, treat all posts/articles that start with “the truth about…” with a great deal of skepticism.

One thing I'm noticing is that most of my friends have this idea that a "typical" viral infection is something very transient, it self-resolves, and then you're fine. It's coming as a massive surprise to them that SARS-CoV-2 might linger in the body, and that its effects may not be so transient. After all, it fights against what they "know" -- that viral infections are minor nuisances. They know about AIDs, but that's an exception, surely?

Is it?

Spoiler: no! See thread: 1/?

Be careful what you measure, you could end up optimizing the wrong thing

Netflix Has Created A Self-Fulfilling Cancelation Loop With Its New Shows

forbes.com/sites/paultassi/202

“But what’s happened now is that this has happened so often with so many shows, that Netflix has created a self-fulfilling loop with many series that probably could have gone on to become valuable catalogue additions otherwise.”

I did not expect to be tearing up on a Monday afternoon, but here we are. kentnerburn.com/the-cab-ride-i

Friendly Reminder - ABA is abuse. It doesn't exist to "help" #ActuallyAutistic people. It exists to erase us. To control us. To alter us. All to make life easier for NT people. It destroys one's sense of self. It leads to CPTSD in at least half those who are subjected to it.

This has been shown in a study by H Kupferstein (2018) and is backed up by the testimonies of tens of thousands of victims of ABA. Further studies by Gorycki, Ruppel, and Zane (2021) have shown that ABA is not an effective "therapy" whatsoever.

The study found it to be junk science and that ABA is "tantamount to torture and violates the most basic requirement of any therapy, to do no harm". It's "technicians" are not trained to work with autistic people, simply ABUSING us for profit.

The great irony, of course, being that ABA is the only available "support" given in many countries. The Autism Industrial Complex is real. The entire industry (and it is an industry) exists only to use autistic bodies to extract profit for a select few.

I am a victim of ABA. Every day I need to live with the aftershocks of years of enduring it. It makes #autistic people feel small, trains us to not advocate for ourselves, to deny our bodies & minds, to deny our sense of self. It causes CPTSD and it takes a lifetime to unlearn.

If you want to support autistic people, do not ask us why we think ABA is bad. Don't send us articles about why we are wrong. Don't talk about "severe autism". Abuse is abuse. ABA is a fake money making operation using autistic people as commodities.

I recently spoke about my experiences going thru ABA which you can listen to here. theautisticcoach.com/autism-bl

When we speak of abuse, of torture, of trauma, BELIEVE US. Don't challenge us. It's violent.

@actuallyautistic #autistic #neurodivergent

This whole cutting off third party apps, without even a word, is appalling.

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