While I'm here, if you're the type to get annoyed at people for having an adverse reaction to the kinds of things you like to laugh at (like say, survivors of school shootings and some of them going on to campaign for gun control or non-binary folks and their pronouns), allow me to go ahead and put you out of your misery.
Laughing at someone's trauma will leave someone disaffected and throwing a tantrum about it doesn't make you brave or admirable. It reminds me that you're a prick.
Honestly, like 90% of "should we treat robots like people?" sci-fi narratives are almost inexcusably lazy, because they're willfully ignoring the much more uncomfortable reality.
How can we be willing to acknowledge whether or not robots should be treated like people, without acknowledging the reality that people are already being treated like robots.
If you use Linux and a GNOME desktop, and have bucks to spare, don't forget the GNOME foundation accepts money donations as well as code. :) This helps fund development, which is good!
I finally got off my butt and set up a recurring donation.
I just learned that "robotnik" was a polish word meaning "worker". It was also the name of an underground socialist newspaper, among the first to oppose anti-semitism in Poland, that disappeared in 1939.
Which means that Sonic the hedgehog is actually a fascist. #gameing
I finally watched #SorryToBotherYou and it should be mandatory watching for liberals; it explains really well and clearly how capitalism works as well as classism and racism and colonialism, and what you can start doing to fight that
Anti-pattern: tolerating bad behvior from people who make important contributions to a project.
It has a tendency to drive away other contributors,, even before their first contribution. Or long-time contributors.
If you let such a situation happen, it can be quite painful to fix it.
I'm partly to blame for Debian being in this situation. I joined Debian as a deveoper in 1996, and have only in recent years realised that we let it become a toxic environment.
Economists discovering that unions help reduce inequality:
Who would have thought?!?!
Community Standards reminder
Let me make something clear: "having a debate" about the basic rights and dignity owed to a minority group isn't some sort of pure, intellectual inquiry. Just framing a minority's rights, dignity and equality as a subject that is up for discussion *is* an act of devaluing them.
mstdn.fr est une instance lancée et administrée par des sysadmins expérimentés avec comme objectif qu'elle accueille des dizaines de milliers d'utilisateurs de manière pérenne. Plus d'informations dans ce billet de blog : https://www.libre-parcours.net/post/mstdn-fr-notre-pierre-a-l-edifice-mastodon