Alan Turing will feature on the new polymer £50 note, entering circulation in 2021. ^_^
'“He set the foundations for work on artificial intelligence by considering the question of whether machines could think,” the Bank said. “Turing was homosexual and was posthumously pardoned by the Queen, having been convicted of gross indecency for his relationship with a man. His legacy continues to have an impact on both science and society today.”'
"The sales figures for the Experiencer are in."
"Great! How are we doing? Lots of 'orgy' and 'winning fight' sold?"
"Some. The runaway hit is 'calm safety hug', the calibration exp."
"Because it's free?"
"Even people who bought other exps return to it."
"Make a premium version."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
I got the 10.000x10.000px sample image down from 147kb to 12kb, but unfortunately the 100.000x100.000 one now takes 13h to generate (up from 10min), because zlib is rather confused at the notion that somebody would want to compress 1.16GB of zeroes
What of someone invented a machine that allowed women to transfer their pregnancies to men and then the government passed a law that if a woman didn't want to have a baby the biological father was required to carry it how fast do you think birth control would stop being an issue?
"IT'S UNETHICAL TO FORCE SOMEONE TO CARRY A BABY" men shout.
"NO FUCKING SHIT" women reply.
"What are you taking selfies for? Who'd want to look at those?"
"I'm sorry, sweetie. It's this new filter-"
"Stupid ears and makeup?"
"No, it says it'll show a true portrait."
"Lemme see. Huh. You look a lot better there, almost pretty. Lemme try, gimme. Why's it made me ugly?"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
»Es ist ja nicht so, als hätten Nazis keine andere Möglichkeit im Leben. Sie können es lassen. Und wenn jemand onanierend durch die U-Bahn rennt sagt man ja auch „lass das“ und nicht „der hat einen Anspruch auf Platz in unserer Gesellschaft – wo soll er denn sonst hin!?“.«
#FCKNZS #NazisRaus #nobird
„Sometimes the racist or the bigot sits down at your dinner table and asks you to pass the bread. Those are the ones who surprise you. Racism grows and festers in intimate spaces and behind closed doors. […] May you always have the courage to speak out. And when you do, may it unlock the soul and warm the chilliest of rooms.“
So much in there:
„What we allow will continue. What continues will escalate.“
„But this is how casual racism and casual bigotry works. It works with two faces. The public face, where all the right words are said. And the private face, where your mother is beaten and kids are told to keep their mouths shut or else.“
„His question implied that to stand up against a racist or bigoted thought, you must secretly be one of them.“
„The people who raise you, they don’t just teach you to put on your clothes and look both ways when you cross the street. They also teach you words. They teach you how to speak about people who look differently than you do. […] They teach you what a lover relationship looks like.“
„ich würd gern mehr über sowas reden: Vor sechzig Jahren finanzierte ein Gehalt ein Häuschen mit Garten und ein Auto für die vierköpfige Familie. Heute leben zwei Doppelverdiener mit einem Kind in einer Mietwohnung aus Rigips-Platten. https://t.co/K3P3mawao6 via @nzz“
Just found found a Danish sim card which will soon be deactivated.
+45 7166 2638
Send me one of these old-fashioned texts. :D
I will receive them on an old Nokia phone (Nokia 3210).
I might post them here also. :)
(Also, feel free to send silent messages or to try to intercept messages if you have SS7 access. [Which you probably always wanted to do if you have access.)
Leaving Twitter https://www.mikeperham.com/2019/07/11/leaving-twitter/
chaos.social - because anarchy is much more fun with friends.
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