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I'm a nonbinary queer person from Germany. I do stuff with , , and since recently . Other interests of mine are feminism, queerness and inclusive communities.

I love reading about other people's lives and thoughts. But interacting with them consumes a lot of energy - often more than I have. So don't be surprised if I won't do it that much :)

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I dunno if it's just me but it seems like image descriptions here are at a low ebb again.

When I click on an image that's integral to the point you're making and you haven't told me what it is, that makes me feel like I've just seen everyone else walk through a door that gets slammed in my face.

I'm not mad I'm just tired.

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Hot take: "Debate" as a form of conflict has filled the cultural niche that Dueling once did. It's the same form of fake ritualised combat, and insecure white men like doing it because it makes them feel they're more capable at something than they actually are. Just as no one who was good at dueling would have actually been any good at fighting in a war, no one who's good at debate is actually any good at changing people's minds.

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#Welcome everyone who's #newHere! I hope you have a great time in the #Fediverse.

A couple of thingies:

* Please be kind. Cybrespace is prone to misunderstanding. Most people are good and want to feel good!
* Please use #capitalsInYourHashtags and add a description to media for visually impaired folks.
* Please use content warning for spoilers, negativity, hot takes, food, gore, eye contact, strobes, lewd... Anything that might annoy or unsettle others!
* Use "unlisted" to hide from public TL.

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Am Samstag ein wunderbares Gespräch am Bahnhof gehabt.

Er: "Seit zwei Jahren hatten Sie keinen Urlaub und dann jetzt nur ne Woche? Das ist wenig!"
Ich: "Ja. Aber ich habe einfach einen Job, in dem man 24Stunden erreichbar sein muss. Länger weg sein, ist einfach schwierig."
Er *nickt ernst und wissend*: "Was ist das denn für ein Job, wenn man fragen darf?"
Ich *sehe ihm direkt und sehr ernst in die Augen*: "Mutter."

#SAHM

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them: tech is a tool, like a hammer

me: maybe it's a tool like a stove, where leaving it on without good purpose or with no purpose is actually quite destructive in many cases, and it can easily be used for purposeful destruction

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I never posted the full painting of my current avatar here. Still like it a lot. Also orange-blue complement is so much fun to paint.
#krita #art #digitalArt #fox #snow #illustration #mastoArt #animal #creativeToots #painting

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This painting is named "apart".
#abstractart #mastoart

Picture shows a lively painting in blues, greys ab by muted reds. It looks dark and a bit chaotic. On the left side and in the center vertical, slightly swirling bold brush strokes of white paint add dynamic.

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Hot Cocoa: D O W N L O A D E D

*Hacker voice* "I'm in. Bed."

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me, before being given a large plushie heart: :blobcatreach:
me, after being given a large plushie heart: :blobcatheart:

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This is a public service announcement: by saying "IT is crap because users still buy it" you are effectively blaming the victim.

There is a huge information and resources asymmetry between large companies creating software and hardware, and regular person who just wants their Internet-connected device to, you know, not do harm. Companies effectively made a business model out of that asymmetry.

We need education and regulation to make IT not crap.

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@hansbauer @retrohacker nope, actually, it's the lack of legislation.

We don't expect people to be experts in chemistry and food safety in order for them not to get poisoned by food they buy. This is called food safety standards.

And yet we expect people will become tech and legal experts, reading through endless EULAs and understanding the fine print, and then being able to verify the tech behind it, for them to be able to protect their basic privacy?

Bollocks.

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Adblocking isn't unethical. Covering your website in trackers, spying on users, and compromising their security to make a buck is.

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chaos.social

chaos.social - because anarchy is much more fun with friends.
chaos.social is a small Mastodon instance for and by the Chaos community surrounding the Chaos Computer Club. We provide a small community space - Be excellent to each other, and have a look at what that means around here.
Follow @ordnung for low-traffic instance-related updates.
The primary instance languages are German and English.