The transsexual dyke your liberal columnists warned you about.
Part-time woman, full-time nuisance. May contain traces of neurodivergence. Cisn't. Now you say ‘pronouns in bio’ because you have no other jokes.
Anti-fascism. Intersectional & queer feminism. Prison abolition. Liberation for all. International solidarity. I've been around long enough to see every discourse several times over, so spare me the bullshit.
Thank fuck not American.
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The silent reservoir? | American Journal of Otolaryngology
SARS-CoV-2 may be hiding in middle ear!
"Our study highlights the potential effects of COVID-19 on the middle ear, suggesting a link between SARS-CoV-2 and OME onset. The virus, a significant contributor to OME, is detectable in the MEE nearly a month post-Omicron infection, indicating a potential alteration in OME treatment strategies and a risk of recurrence, emphasizing the necessity for otolaryngologist vigilance."
So uh. Best software to rip DVDs? I've tried with VLC, but it spent half an hour going through the entire 2 hour movie and then rendered only the 8 second intro to file 😬
I don't need the whole menu and all, but I need to be able to get the video, the right audio track, and the right subtitle track. I've got a bunch of old DVDs here, 10+ years old and sometimes more, that I'd like to archive before bitrot sets in.
Dear #mastoadmin TURN OFF OPEN REGISTRATIONS! Just fot a while. Set it to require moderator approval. Captchas apparently also help. Please stop the madness
We are deeply disturbed and saddened by news of the death of Alexei Navalny.
Putin fears nothing more than dissent from his own people.
A grim reminder of what Putin and his regime are all about.
Let's unite in our fight to safeguard the freedom and safety of those who dare to stand up against autocracy.
That kind of shit ought to be illegal. They wanted $80M for it, didn't get it, and now they're shelving it.
And since they announced back in November that they were gonna write it off for $30M and demanded more than twice that to sell it, I can't believe it wasn't their intention from the start to never release it.
Fuck that shit.
Did anyone else get super dry skin during/after COVID? I've been having hands coarser than sandpaper for a few days, right after my COVID supposedly got better. They've also been ice cold (even more so than usual).
I love how governments and corporations pretend COVID is over, there are no mask mandates, no hygiene measures at workplaces anymore – but delivery services and other companies still have "due to COVID-19, deliveries may be delayed" messages up.
Schrödinger's COVID: it's over and not over, depending on which one serves corporate interests better.
actually it's pronounced jirlfriend
I haven't been very worried about AI, even though I'm a writer.
Because it takes a while for the law teams employed by the titans of old media to rumble to action, but it was always clear they were coming. These are the teams that don't sue other companies unless they're certain of winning.
And today, the New York Times sued OpenAI for several billion dollars.
#histodon, could you help me please?
A while back, I found an edict of German Emperor Wilhelm II on Wikipedia (or one of its related projects), prohibiting/limiting the use of lead in certain wares, mostly drinkware. I've googled for tons of different phrases and haven't found it again. Can anyone help me locate it?
Edit 2: @histodons @historikerinnen
hosting a blog is like the easiest thing you can "self host", and there are places that will even do it for you using FOSS software where you can move your content if you want to later (eg Wordpress, or GitLab, or etc... even GitHub is easy to move away from)
Just don't use Medium, Substack, etc. Self host your own blog, or use a hosted version of a FOSS solution!
This is one of the most comprehensive write-ups I've seen and probably what I will be linking to from now on.
So, we have a virus that's incredibly contagious. It kills some people immediately. For everyone else, it damages your brain. It damages your heart and blood vessels. It damages your immune system, making you vulnerable to other diseases. It shortens your telomeres. It ages you.
It's so bad the average person can't wrap their heads around it. They would rather comfort themselves with platitudes. They would rather gaslight their own family. They would rather fit in.
I wish more articles about Substack would note that it’s not just about the Nazis; Substack has also sought out and monetized some of the worst people in the right wing’s anti-LGBTQ hate movement, and helped them spread their poison much more effectively.
NYS DoH just sent a reminder that healthcare workers are required to wear a mask if they haven't gotten their flu shot.
It makes zero sense they are ignoring COVID and not requiring masks for everyone. COVID levels are high, and you can still spread it if you are vaccinated.
It’s hard not to say “AI” when everybody else does too, but technically calling it AI is buying into the marketing. There is no intelligence there, and it’s not going to become sentient. It’s just statistics, and the danger they pose is primarily through the false sense of skill or fitness for purpose that people ascribe to them.
More redemption arcs should work with "going native", as they call it in the cop films.
Every other film (or game or book or …) about a deep cover infiltration is concerned with that. An agent, embedded in a criminal organisation for months or years, acting as one of them 24/7, begins to lose sight of their own identity, their job as a cop, becomes attached to their fellow criminals, and eventually betrays the police and genuinely becomes a mobster.
And more redemption arcs for villains (yes this is mostly fanfiction-relevant) should play with that. The villain, captured or defeated or whatever, pretends to reform, thinking "I'll just wait till those pesky heroes are convinced and leave me alone", and he spends so much time pretending he starts to lose sight of his "be evil at the first opportunity" plan and forms friendships with people he was only pretending to be friends with, etc. etc.
Ich musste gerade lachen wegen dieser Schlagzeile "KuchenTV vom Finanzamt gepfändet – Schreibt mutige E-Mail, um sein Geld zurückzuholen" (veröffentlicht in "inGame").
Dabei ist KuchenTV ist u.a. ekelhaft und rassistisch, sexistisch ... . Deshalb wünsche ich dem Dude nix Gutes.
Das darf doch alles nicht mehr wahr sein.
"Lanz entschuldigt Precht: Privat kein Antisemit".
Say what you will, but what is really the most optimistic thing about TNG, more so than the poverty-less and money-less utopia, is when somebody goes to the captain and says "this weird, unbelievable thing happened to me" and they believe them.
Reg says he sees a creature in the transporter beam and rather than saying "Reg, you well-known anxiety haver, you're imagining things!", they take the transporter apart, twice, to find out.
Beverly says she hears voices at night and has an overwhelming sense of deja-vu, and the captain doesn't say, "my, what an overactive imagination you have! Sleep more and do yoga!", he instructs the crew to sweep the entire ship with sensors, from top to bottom and starboard to port, until they've figured it out.
THAT is a world I'd like to live in.
What Star Trek character do you relate most to, why is it Miles O'Brien, and what does that say about your working class upbringing?
Society if #AO3 support would answer their fucking tickets…
So Elon has decided that nobody can view tweets without an account anymore. The bird is not only caged, visitors must pay admission to see its clipped wings.
And still all my friends over there happily ignore my continuous offers to help them migrate off Twitter.
Well. That sucks.
"Neben der Anzeige wegen Verletzung der Vertraulichkeit des Wortes bekam Armilla Brandt eine Anzeige wegen Strafvereitelung.
Grund dafür: die Journalistin legte Widerspruch gegen die Beschlagnahmung ein und lies diesen protokollieren. Ihr wurde kommuniziert, dass die Anzeige wegen Strafvereitelung zurückgezogen werde, sollte sie ihren Widerspruch zurückziehen."
Freund und Helfer!
Screw "this meeting could have been an email".
What about "this YouTube video could have been a blog post"?
New #fanfiction pet peeve: fics tagged "Script/Screenplay Format" that are simply a list of dialogue.
That's not what screenplay means!!!