For low-wage workers, many obstacles to reporting sexual harassment http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2017/11/26/for-low-wage-workers-many-obstacles-reporting-sexual-harassment/UVAXy8XrnkkzWUCyShC8oJ/story.html?event=event25 via @BostonGlobe
the beautiful thing about electrical engineering is that in spite of physics doing weird shit and components generally not being entirely reliable, most circuits end up being far more reliable than you'd expect
the beautiful thing about computer programming is that in spite of the availability of tools to improve reliability and find error cases, and entire systems built on top of even the most poorly conforming devices (almost always due to firmware and drivers, mind you) to try and lay the tracks for you so you don't have to worry about those problems, it's an everyday occurrence for software to go off the rails for most people
Socialism and the Blockchain
– '...digital assets that are native to blockchain could be deployed for use within a Socialist society; however, it is deemed appropriate; they needn’t be used for money. For instance, they might be employed as Marxist labour certificates. Fairfield writes that blockchain technology comes with tamper resistant algorithms for creating public, cryptographically secure ledgers of property interests , but the immutable audibility mechanisms of blockchain technology could extend beyond property ledgers and into auditing the production of goods. This would allow Anarchist societies to organise because the blockchain could be used as a means whereby Anarchists could audit the distribution of products or services to those who need them...'
Lucy Parsons bio reveals new facts about the birth, ethnicity of the 'Goddess of Anarchy'
'...Leftists who have celebrated Parsons as the quintessential multiethnic class warrior — of African-American, Latina and Native American descent — may be disappointed to learn that Jones’ book debunks the claim that she had any Mexican or Native American blood.
Parsons always denied that she was black — or “mulatto,” as some put it — and promoted the myth that she was a “Spanish-Indian maiden” to explain her exotic looks while denying her African-American roots ....
Even among feminists, Lucy wasn’t widely embraced because her interests were wider — and more radical — than the mainstream push for women’s rights. While suffragists were demanding the right to vote, Parsons was dismissing elections as a capitalist fraud...'
Ex-Facebook Engineer Creates Wikipedia Dark Web #Tor Version
'Now, we have an unofficial dark web version that can help netizens use Wikipedia without someone spying on them–thanks to the ex-Facebook engineer Alec Muffet who has worked on a personal project and is the first to create the specially crafted onion website...'
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Seven Things You Can Do to Support the J20 Defendants
The Trump administration wants to set a precedent so that anyone wearing black in vicinity of a broken window will face the threat of life in prison. Here's how to support the J20 defendants.
Kitty.Town has kept a public blocklist since we opened to make sure new users signing up knew exactly what they were signing up for and who we federate with.
While we have less than 200 active users, who we choose to federate with has become an object of obsession.
To this end we will no longer keep a public blocklist. We do not wish to cause any more pain or anxiety for those whose days have been dedicated to seeing their name on it.
May you find peace and validation in your life.
@wxl and i guess 'curiosity' is okay (to a degree), but -- and maybe my evidence is circumstantial -- ive never heard the question used or phrased in such a way as to garner any intellectual 'milk and honey' (so to speak)
it's always just been a hamfisted way of asking "when can i drop an n-bomb and NOT be punched?"
I think i figured out why i hate when white people ask "Is it okay to say the N Word in $context?" or "When is it okay for me to say the N Word?"
It's tantamount to asking "where is the edge with you?", which is the fucking *antithesis* of keeping it respectful with black people.
Kadath by Vaults of Zin
#zeuhl and #prog #psych #doom #metal is what you'll find here. sounds crazy. works great. if mr. bungle had been darker, this would have been it. fan-freaking-tastic! the older album is good, too, but more traditional (heh) zeuhl and less metal. this is waaay better. need more.
#np #tootradio #music
Mirror Dream number 2, by Warren Defever and Johnny Evans
Moog, organ, harmonium via Warren of His Name Is Alive + sax. Contemplative, multi-faceted #drone prefect for a grey sky
It's working! Keep the pressure on Senators and Representatives! #NetNeutrality
BREAKING: First Republican lawmaker to publicly oppose the FCC’s radical net neutrality repeal - https://www.fightforthefuture.org/news/2017-11-24-breaking-first-republican-lawmaker-to-publicly/
Luc Besson's Léon: The Professional is a freaking great #film. It has absolutely perfect pacing, full of suspense and rich characters. The acting, not normally something I pay too much attention to, is phenomenal. Gary Oldman plays a seriously jaded and sadistic DEA agent, a tween Natalie Portman seeking revenge against him for killing her family, and Jean Reno, the master hitman she develops a very unique relationship with. Highly, highly recommended.