"Right to repair" issue comes to COVID-19 & ventilators as manufacturers try to prevent maintenance/repair https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/wxekgx/hospitals-need-to-repair-ventilators-manufacturers-are-making-that-impossible
Don't you ever think that open source software activism is not a "real world" issue
"Hospitals Need to Repair Ventilators. Manufacturers Are Making That Impossible"
covid-19 is not an equal opportunity killer. black folks are being disproportionally affected and have massively higher fatality rates than other poc and white folks. why? because systemic institutionalized racism is embedded in every aspect of american culture. black folks are more likely to be essential workers in city centers, deal with housing insecurity, lack health insurance, and have conditions that have comorbidity with covid-19. this is not just a pandemic, this is a massacre.
@melt THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS
Cis people do not have entirely stable identities over their entire lives. Nobody goes through life without growing and changing. That means transition will never end because we are all always growing and changing and that includes how we see ourselves and present ourselves. nobody was wrong to see themselves one way and then change later. The same reason you don't have to have "known all along." We have to freedom to change who we are every day
it's completely normal to criticize other people's art but like, be mindful of when you elevate that critique to a visible level of judgement, because hateful people will smell blood in the water and be so giddy that there's an lgbt person they can now safely harass
So the Hugo nominees include a book about lesbian necromancers, at least one of the authors is trans, at least three are queer, and all are women. Something has changed since I was a kid reading SF.
USPol+, twitter link to video of Bernie Sanders. Important.
Bernie Sanders is still on the ballot. He's still collecting delegates. He hasn't dropped out of the race. He's just no longer running his campaign.
If you haven't had your chance to vote yet, you can vote for Bernie when the time comes. You can also vote for progressive candidates downballot.
Here he is, saying exactly that.
It's sad that we are essentially guaranteed a Trump re-electipn
But honestly that doesn't mean four more years of Trump. I'm uncertain we will have four more years of the so-called United States as we knew them.
We have entered the weeks where decades happen. The world is malleable, shapable.
We have agency. SEIZE IT! Take the reigns of history in your hands/paws/talons and SHAPE what is to come.
The world does not exist beyond the glass of your computer. It's right outside your door
It's time for another episode of Side Quest Completed! This week we interviewed Piper Thunstrom of the PursuedPyBear project. Hope you enjoy the listen!
My game: http://anthrotari.com.
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