politics, arguing with fascists
FASCISTS 👏 DO 👏 FASCIST 👏 SHIT 👏 BECAUSE 👏 THEY 👏 LOVE 👏 TO 👏 WIELD 👏 POWER 👏
You can point to a hundred thousand studies that explicitly disprove their flimsy reasoning, but it's not about reasoning. It's about crushing people because they can.
You might as well argue with a brick wall.
Is it just me, or did #mastodon support four full-width flexible columns for a while, and then roll it back?
'Now, when someone asks “what is a crazy Marxist?”, all you have to say is, “it’s someone silly enough to believe that if someone’s house has burned down, they should be allowed to stay in an empty house.”'
It's time for academics to take back control of research journals
Take a moment to think about the wasted human effort that goes into junk mail. Cutting down trees. Transporting trees. Turning them into paper. Creating the ink. Printing the junk mail. Shipping the junk mail. Delivering the junk mail. All so that I can literally walk the junk mail directly from my mailbox to my recycling bin.
Capitalism sure does waste an unthinkable amount of human effort.
Remember when the government was pressuring Apple to create a hidden backdoor in iOS because they could be trusted to keep it secret and not leak it? Well recently a whole trove of 'secret' government hacking and surveillance tools were leaked, and computers all over the world (including critical systems at hospitals) are being hacked.
Backdoors for the government means, in the fullness of time, backdoors for everybody.
It's 2017, and I had to send a fax. I guess at least I got to use an app. https://mastodon.cloud/media/-thEAoz02-1jw6kudyg