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sickmatter

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He/him/his. #Chicago (Lakeview) nerd with #ADHD. Secretary and member of #ASF. PMC member of Apache Logging Services (#Log4j®). #Spinnaker contributor. Security software engineer and general shit poster 🫡. As seen on @sickmatter and @sickmatter (further accounts pending more @jerry domain names).

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I wonder how many innocent children were killed in Nagasaki and Hiroshima

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On a related note, the federated feed has become a dumpster fire. Starting to see why big social media uses machine learning to help with moderation!

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Mastodon is so white, it finds mayonnaise to be spicy

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The Labor Tech Research Network endorses DAIR's statement calling for a and . Read the full statement here: https://www.dair-institute.org/blog/palestine-10-25-23/

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@labortech oh yeah, let’s just cancel the Jews! Not like there are Arab Israelis, nope, they don’t count. Got any more globalists to battle?

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If I post about innocent Palestinians being murdered in the thousands don’t come into my replies trying to justify it. You are justifying genocide. I don’t care about the mental gymnastics you have to done to rationalise it to yourself. Keep it out of my mentions. Thank you.

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@Miriamm and you’re justifying antisemitism. Fuck outta here with that

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@Miriamm then maybe accusations of genocide are a bit over the top

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@ToweroftheArchmage @Miriamm hmm, and Hamas is trying to genocide Israel when the Holocaust was still fairly recent. In fact, most of the world has tried to commit genocide against Jews for the past 2000 years.

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@jik @Miriamm Israel or the government? Most people conflate the two (way more often than people conflating Hamas with Palestinian people). The government is fucked up with right wing extremism, but we can’t discount the massive number of Israelis (of all religions) who have protested against the extremist government and don’t support the coalition.

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@Azih @Miriamm genocidal language? Trump is far worse about genocidal language, yet where’s the worldwide condemnation of this guy? Oh, he’s white, right.

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@jik @Miriamm using the word genocide is itself a semantic game attempting to win any argument through emotional language and “in my opinion (insert factual statement)” while dodging further questions

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@Miriamm ah yes, like the Diaspora?

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When I joined Mastodon, I liked that it seemed to be free of the constant stream of outrage that colored so much of Twitter.

Lately, though, it seems like Mastodon has caught up. I'm starting to notice I feel angry and depressed and helpless when I browse my feed here, too, just like I did with Twitter

Which leads me to wonder: how much of that is my decisions? And how much is just self-sustaining rage loops seeking out the largest audiences?

No real conclusions; just a wondering observation.

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@collinsworth I went nearly a year on here before I had to start proactively blocking people (and instances from some block lists). I think that helps a bit as it turns out the enragement farmers are a small number of people

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Damn, the pub hates Billie Eilish so much they muted TouchTunes a whole song ahead of time. Brutal

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It’s’a Morty

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The "effective altruism" and "effective accelerationism" ideologies that have been cropping up in AI debates are just a thin veneer over the typical blend of Silicon Valley techno-utopianism, inflated egos, and greed. Let's try something else.

https://newsletter.mollywhite.net/p/effective-obfuscation

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@molly0xfff some of the most batshit people I’ve heard of this year

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@molly0xfff if only they looked up the definition of “effective” before pretending they know what they’re doing!

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Y2K was the first web developer conspiracy to rewrite their bullshit with more bullshit

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McReply Guy hehehe

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:cwy: And this is a simple one.

:erogun: Some flows make me reconsider joining a marxist guerrilla.

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@jbzfn fuck, I wish typical deployments were this simple!

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Thinking that “Without Me” could be parodied to the topic of the EU banning open source software

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@jerry I know you’re good at translating conspiracy theories into conspiracy theses, so I’ve got a new topic for you to try out: the Got Milk campaign is a right wing conspiracy to induce puberty in women as early as possible to do something related to their agenda.

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@jerry their agenda being the reich wing of course

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@jerry if you’re struggling to get autocomplete to say it, expand on the concept about how white people are a minority or whatever they say in the usual conspiracies

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Does Rolex offer discounts if your relatives contributed gold to the watch?

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Definitely gonna ask a variation of this when I eventually troll the Rolex shop

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Switzerland doesn’t want you to know this, but most of their gold was exfiltrated thanks to Log4Shell. And by Log4Shell I mean, well, yeah

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It’s gallows humor before you try to cancel another Jew

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What fucking word could this song possibly be bleeping?

(Looks up song lyrics)

Oh! (I can’t repeat the lyrics)

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One day, Gmail will realize that emails sent to me in other languages is always spam…

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It just takes some time

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Wayne Brady rhymes with Slim Shady

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[youth pastor voice] You know who else is into rising before dawn to do a lot of “saving?”

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Someone ask autocomplete what a monad is. I hope it says that it’s a monoid in the category of endofunctors like a traditional Mastodon user!

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Almost done with the holidays, and sad to say, but we don’t have a new Log4Shell this year. Unfortunately, this seems to have been a one time issue. Hope you’re not too bored this December!

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@jay_chi and the timing was terrible. First, we got notified about the issue during Thanksgiving break. Then we had to release it earlier than usual due to reports of people exploiting the problem in the wild after proposing an incomplete patch (don’t blame me; I was busy assembling a LEGO set that week). At least I was able to patch my shit on the same day we made the release, but it seems like most people weren’t prepared for a minor patch 😶‍🌫️

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Anyone know someone who can help make a special edition Log4Shell watch?

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(Insert Android watch here)

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American Express says there’s no limit on their cards, but the dealership wouldn’t let me buy a car with one 😑

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@SpaceLifeForm dealership didn’t want to pay the fees despite them making no money on the loan they offered. Ah well

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Vomit on his sweater from mom’s spaghetti

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Hope it wasn’t cashmere

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@dreamwinder one of us remembers! They were really cool!

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Rewatching Home Alone now is just me being impressed by Kevin's ability to do this many household projects in one day, I'm exhausted just thinking about it

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@geekysteven it’s me, Buzz

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I need to spend some time learning to compose pictures better…

sickmatter ,
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@jerry is that so you can capture all angles of the void?

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What is something you buy even though you already have plenty of them? I’ll go first. For me, it’s lip balm. I have one in every coat and every bag. Doesn’t matter. I’ll probably buy one today.

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@mckra1g since we last spoke, I think I found enough square footage for another pair of shoes

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Wow y’know what? Once you start blocking pro-baby-killing, , -hugging liars at every opportunity, this site gets a lot more pleasant.

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@escott I’ve been considering migrating my account to Babka if the moderation on my instance can’t or won’t do anything about the antisemitism

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@dukepaaron @escott well, considering that I blocked every person I ended up reporting, I don’t know if anything happened to them

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@dukepaaron @escott seems like no

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@escott I might need some docs about how to do that

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@shekinahcancook @escott @serge might also be good to compare instance block lists as I’ve imported some public ones, though I don’t know who else I’m missing (besides some marginal instances that are close to being muted at least)

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@serge yes this is perfect

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