That every trans person still standing is a survivor of a society that wants them gone
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Transgender people are 19 times more likely to commit suicide. What does that tell you?
Re: all this pilot/author drama, all I have to say we said in The Rust Programming Language, Chapter 1.2:
> If Hello, world! did print, congratulations! You’ve officially written a Rust program. That makes you a Rust programmer—welcome!
“The aggressor is always peace-loving… he would prefer to take over our country unopposed.”
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Why is it ok for Putin to escalate his barbaric invasion of Ukraine, but not ok for the West to escalate its support for Ukraine?
Shlomo Perel, who survived the Holocaust through surreal subterfuge and an extraordinary odyssey that inspired his own writing and an internationally renowned film, has died in Israel.
An anthology TV series called CLOSURE where each episode wraps up a show that was canceled too soon.
I will certainly admit to being confused about this and I’ve had to use this map a lot in the last few years
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Since I've been staring at it for a few days, I have notes on the @austinenergy map from someone who thinks a bit about cartography.
tl;dr: The symbols and colors used are extremely unintuitive and the map provides no information about how the nearby outages are related.
A Ukrainian official said the released POWs included troops who held out in Mariupol during Moscow's monthslong siege that reduced the southern port city to ruins.
Fell down a little bit of a rabbit hole trying to find out more information about a musician. Turns out they used an alter ego inspired by their grandmother in the song I heard.
The rabbit hole eventually led me to this pretty little song. Suitable for falling asleep or waking up to I think. Rosie Doonan's "Flight of Birds":
Saw this on a touch-order panel; “牛皮” took me by surprise, as it literally means “cow skin”…not something I’d expect wrapping a いちご大福 (ichigodaifuku - strawberry wrapped in mochi)
Turns out, this term originates from when the mochi coating for the dessert was imported from Tang China, so called because it resembles the smoothness of cow skin (??). In #Japan, usually the homophone kanji 求肥 is used instead because of Buddhism…with a literal meaning of “ball fat” lol
The resulting large fire prompted an evacuation order in a village near the Pennsylvania state line. There was no immediate information about what caused the derailment. No injuries were reported.
#Yakiimo, roasted sweet potatoes, are still sometimes sold oldschool; from the back of a truck moving slowly down the street, blaring the nostalgic “yakiiiiiimo oiisshiiimooo” (roasted sweet potatoes….tasty sweet potatoooes)
With the modernisation of #Japan, hawkers, street food stalls, etc have mostly disappeared from the streets of #Tokyo (I don’t even remember the last time I saw a street ramen vendor). Hopefully these guys stick around, even though it may be a fire hazard 😅
This IS NOT the American Dream!
Poet J. Ivy is a nominee for the Grammys' Best Spoken Word Poetry Album award — a new category he helped create, after petitioning the Recording Academy.
The plan to use the CRT hoax as a tool to dismantle the public school system was formulated well in advance, was extremely cynical, and its architects have been brought into FL by Desantis to implement it. The plan:
NPR investigated a practice called a yo-yo sale and found it's hurting car buyers nationwide, tougher rules can make a difference, and the Federal Trade Commission has a chance to crack down.
I think city officials and Austin Energy thinks frustration from the community is toward crews working to restore. It is not. It is with leaders and how once again Austin residents feel let down. The crews working in rough conditions, around the clock, are heroes.
The woman was unresponsive, and nurses were unable to detect her breathing. A state agency report found the facility "failed to ensure residents received dignified treatment and care at end of life."
Since the pandemic was declared in 2020, many perhaps unfamiliar terms have become part of daily conversation. Here's a glossary, from antibodies to zoonosis.
Gas utilities and cooking stove manufacturers knew for decades that burners could be made that emit less pollution in homes, but they chose not to. That may may be about to change.
In the Year of the Tiger: An Activist's Life, Alice Wong shares pieces of her story and experience as a disabled Asian American through a collection of essays, interviews, photos and illustrations.
Wow feels like everyone is trying to get into the #rustlang room at #fosdem - don’t be me and give up your seat once you got one 😂
Records are made to be broken, the saying goes. But how did the kid from Akron chase down what seemed like an unbeatable number?
The Grammy-nominated R&B artist made her name in the music industry as a songwriter. It took a career pivot for her to write a hit song for herself.
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Deep in the confines of the hulking, brutalist headquarters of the US Department of Energy, down one of its long, starkly lit corridors, sits a small, unheralded office that is poised to play a pivotal role in America’s shift away […]
In the era of primetime coverage, the State of the Union offers a rare opportunity for a president to address — and for members to be seen by — a truly national television audience.
Despite huge protests, Israel's new far-right government is doubling down on its first major initiative: to weaken the judiciary. Hungary and Poland's far-right did the same when they entered office.
Happiness can sometimes feel just out of reach. But having more fun? You've got this — and those giggles and playful moments can make a big difference to your health and well-being.
The markets have rallied this year as investors believe inflation will continue to ease and that the economy will avoid a recession – but it could end in tears.
The State of JS results got me wondering if anyone has done a good write up of if (and if so, how) the JS-industrial-complex has succeeded in re-gendering frontend work?
AI SEINFELD IS HOMOPHOBIC???
truly wild once you start to notice it how Stan Lee almost never has Jean Grey use her power without it being someone else’s idea
en mia esperantido "ĵaǔdo" nomiĝus "merkredo II"
One last Dragon Warrior thing for today: someone disassembled & fully commented Dragon Warrior 1. https://github.com/nmikstas/dragon-warrior-disassembly
NO WAY LOL
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can you imagine throwing massive public tantrums and ensuring that any trans person is going to feel unsafe around you forever because you desperately needed to play Worse Destiny 2
world’s greatest businessman just got out-negotiated by a cat
When you’re so horny for freedom you loop back around and do a fascism instead.
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The National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance should be played and recited every single day in every single public K-12 school, and every single student should be required to participate.
iceman never calls himself a “little old frost pot” anymore
Welcome to February. At the end of the month you can proudly tell your boss that you saved 10% off the AWS bill vs. January, all other things being equal.
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oh look who it is that lost to me
Jan 6 rioter busted for secretly recording women getting undressed in tanning salons http://dlvr.it/ShvYCL
Antivaxers have this unfounded idea that COVID-19 vaccines are leading to people "dying suddenly".
But in a study of individuals with heart failure, the highest death rate was in the unvaccinated group.
Hunter Biden laptop repairman is asked about reports that many files were added to it after the fact to try and incriminate the Bidens. He said “there have been several attempts to insert fake data,” and it has passed through “countless numbers of hands” over the past 2 years.
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damn dog look at my lawyer ! 😭 im going free !
"Siri, what is a negative externality?":
Good lord this aged like fine farts:
You know even though climate change is gonna kill us all horribly we had some laughs right
Like come on, read a newspaper
On top of everything, they got the title wrong -- it's not "Pope of Filth," it's "Prince of Puke"
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your grandma is about to go down a rabbit hole
DW3 NES is a much more complex game than the 1st but it's still missing a lot of quality of life innovations & it doesn't enjoy the same historical significance as DW1. Dragon Warrior 3 GBC is still good though. The stores are nicer to navigate & they upped the walking speed a lot
ok who wants to duel!?!? MARVEL SNAP Friendly Battle Code: 20824
I don’t think Americans understand how bad America is
The original Dragon Warrior is interesting to play because you get to see what the first draft of this series looked like and what they managed to get right. Having to do Menu > Stairs to change floors is clunky but they managed to absolutely nail the sound design on their first try
I've been playing a bit of both the NES and the GBC remake of Dragon Warrior 3 lately.
The original Dragon Warrior I would still absolutely recommend to someone interested in game design but DW3 NES probably not
I'm sure this will get sent to Reactors, so allow me to preempt some of the unsolicited feedback:
I wish there was a way to sign up to see housing twitter policy takes without the part where two small social groups with mutual animosity spend all day making personal snipes at each other
The absolutely mind-boggling thing is that all of this is for *static content*. This isn't an editor or an ecommerce site with live shopping carts; no, changes apparently go through GitHub.
And famous people in React-land think this is sensible.
A useful link. No reason to be dropping it here. None at all:
Reading posts from Reactors about how slow SSGs (Gatsby et. al.) got fixed through migrations to live APIs, but then they needed caching because calling the API was slow? All so they could keep using React for static content?
Friends, if your *bloody blog* needs Redis and Docker and custom GH Actions and database multi-homing and failover -- all because you couldn't get an SSG build for a few thousand pages under 30 seconds on modern hardware -- maybe programming isn't actually your thing?
wow a harsh critic of my prose
ME: this story is too weird to sell ☹️
ME: this story is too mainstream ☹️
sir this is not a sustainable editing practice sir
happy friday everyone. club sandwich
It's clear to all who have known her and been lucky to work with her: @IlhanMN will not be silenced.
It was political revenge and yet another example of the violence and vitriol they will inflict upon a Black woman as she works to serve her country.
The House Foreign Affairs Committee will suffer without Rep. Omar's perspective as a Black woman, refugee, immigrant, and the only hijabi woman in Congress.
We applaud Rep. Jeffries for assigning Rep. Omar to the House Budget Committee. Budgets represent values and we are excited to see how she will continue fighting for transformative justice for all.
The cruelty, white supremacy, and lazy racism at the heart of this unanimous Republican vote marks a disgraceful opening to the 118th Congress.
They voted for her unanimously to join the House Foreign Affairs Committee just to kick her out.
on the other hand, lately when you start a new mastodon account it recommends that you follow George Takei and that fucking TweetsOfGod account instead of the queer experimental gamedevs that I followed onto the site back in 2016.
So you know, that's egg on my face
a while back there was a tweet that was like, "the problem with mastodon is that it's just not cool"
And I kinda scoffed at this because putting up with the antics of for-profit websites--not just twitter but extremely post-musk twitter--is feeling more and more debasing lately
Ron DeSantis has filed a complaint against the Orlando Philharmonic and stripped its liquor license for hosting "A Drag Queen Christmas." They claim it was a felony violation. They are weaponizing the state to eliminate queer existence.
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge
Over 40 contractors for YouTube Music are going on strike — a first at Google, according to the Alphabet Workers Union (or AWU). The action is in response to an order to return to in-person work next week, something that many of the workers say they can’t do. They’re demanding a return-to-work policy that’s “fair, flexible, and does not threaten the safety and livelihoods of workers,” according to an AWU press release.
The workers are part of the YouTube Music Content Operations team via Cognizant, a subcontractor for Alphabet, Google and YouTube’s parent company. Their jobs are to “ensure music content is available and approved” for the platform, according to a prior press release from the AWU.
The objections to the return to office...
OK SO someone asked if the Vampire Weekend album Contra was a reference to the game. Well, kinda! https://amp.theguardian.com/music/2009/nov/11/vampire-weekend-new-album-videogame
this did not get the engagement i was hoping for so maybe i’m not as funny as i thought i was 😂
What's to blame for the power outages in Austin? Climate, sure. Above-ground power lines, sure. Trees, definitely.
But also city policy in response to powerful nabe associations?
"'They didn't want their pretty trees in their yards touched by the city,'" Michael Webber said.
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If there’s one question prompted by Austin's power outage crisis, it is: Why? Why did so many people lose power? 1/ 🧵 http://kutne.ws/3l6rS8S
kinda remarkable the degree to which austin is a city held hostage by a tiny population of cranky nextdoor fascists
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Great story from @MoseBuchele on why this power crisis is so bad this time.
The answer might be: You.
Preston Hemphill had been suspended as he was investigated for his role in the Jan. 7 arrest of Nichols, who died in a hospital three days later. Five Memphis officers have already been fired.
While U.S. and Chinese officials are giving conflicting narratives over the balloon's purpose, it poses no safety threat to civilians. But that hasn't stopped people from tracking its route.
The owl, who lives in the Central Park Zoo in Manhattan, was discovered missing around 8:30 p.m. Thursday after its exhibit was found vandalized. Zoo employees have eyes on the owl.
Spotted: @nycDSA selling tickets to The Mardi Gras. Cultural appreciation or cultural appropriation? You be the judge at our February 25th General Meeting. 15 minutes set aside to roast our NYC comrades 🎭
Consider this a Nieux Yorker themed party - xo xo, New Orleans DSA
It's cool that so many of the React Conf videos are on YouTube so that we have an accurate historical record of the smarmy, self-congratulatory tenor of frontend's lost decade.
The verdict by the nine jurors was reached after less than two hours of deliberation following a three-week trial and represents a major vindication for Musk.
Friday Squid Blogging: Studying the Colossal Squid http://dlvr.it/ShvsgY
The temperature is -19 C right now (but it feels like -29 C with the wind chill) & Toronto's warming centres are already full...Honestly, there’s something severely wrong with a city that cares so little about whether its most vulnerable people live or die. It's heartbreaking. 💔