Made the mistake of reading some of the backlash against Blizzard on Reddit.
It soon devolved into a bunch of crap about how pro-democracy speech was the same as anti-gay speech and the "intolerance of tolerance" and other nonsense.
Reddit used to be interesting... back in 2005/2006. What a cesspool now.
Linguistics, Esperanto, Gender
It looks like the Esperanto community has partially (though not entirely) settled on the pronoun "ri" for gender neutral or gender unknown people.
For a long time folks used gi and there was a debate about the appropriateness of using an "it" pronoun. Some felt it was wrong due to dehumanization, while others felt that this interpretation was just because of English.
On @librelounge sometimes we put on episodes that are outside of what our audience normally thinks about.
Our CyPurr episode was one I think every person in the Free Software community should listen to, but the download numbers for it are 1/4th the amount that we get when we cover a more geeky topic.
For me what differentiates LL from other shows is the "big picture" or moral issues/considerations, so it's sad those don't get more love.
I'm in support of Warren, I'm in support of Bernie. I want to see the US move to a more Canadian (or better yet, European) style nation with a stronger social security network and less corporate corruption.
But when I see people saying "Let's install Communism", I can't support it. While the current Oligarchy is awful and must be replaced/reformed, Communism has always lead to fascism and oppression in an even more direct and bloody way.
Some thoughts on the Canonical S-Expressions format we use currently in Datashards:
CyPurr: How to do cryptoparties right - keeping your audience in mind.
Libre Lounge: 28: CyPurr with RoryM https://librelounge.org/episodes/28-cypurr-with-rorym.html
On this episode of Libre Lounge, @cwebber and @emacsen talk to @falsemirror about the CyPurr Collective, a digital security group in Brooklyn focused on bringing the lessons of digital security to everyone!
More screenshots of Electric Communities Habitat for those who are curious http://www.renoproject.org/imagearchive/index.php?/category/52
BTW if you saw in my APConf keynote the mention of a 1980s graphical MMORPG that ran on the commodore 64, it's been revived! You can play it today! https://frandallfarmer.github.io/neohabitat-doc/docs//
Via is a rideshare service in NYC.
They seem not to grok that "it benefits us" is not a justification for invading my privacy.
Neologism: Basketball mode https://drwho.virtadpt.net/entry/neologism-basketball-mode
On my list to get done today was editing the next episode of @librelounge. It's done and it's one of my favorites.
A preview of the topic is how we in the Free Software community can talk with and approach people from outside of our community with greater understanding and compassion.
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