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this is your irregular reminder that an apology comes with a change of behavior or it wasn't an apology~

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Reminder of the day (and a subtoot):

Nothing about us without us.

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should just set up a cron job to post "Your experiences are not universal" once a week or somethinh

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mastodon: *sends Delete account activity, one of the most momentous types of Activity in the spec*

gts: wow okay! we'd better hit the server and check if this is all legit and OK before we do anything drastic

mastodon: 404 not found

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food recall (Jif peanut butter, salmonella contamination) 

jmsmucker.com/news-stories?new

"The J. M. Smucker Co. is recalling select Jif® peanut butter products sold in the U.S. due to potential Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain."

They include a long list of affected product UPC codes, as well as a lot code range of 1274425 – 2140425. Lot codes are printed alongside the best-used-by date.

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US politics, SSI, potentially good 

The bipartisan Savings Penalty Elimination Act was suggested recently.
It would raise the limit of savings individuals or a married couple who receive SSI benefits to $10,000 or $20,000, respectively (from $2000 and $3000)

short article: disabilityscoop.com/2022/05/05
the bill itself: congress.gov/bill/117th-congre

re: cars and money venting 

like, with this mistake it would have literally been cheaper to get these from a dealership

which is just awful

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cars and money venting 

absolutely minor in the grand scheme of things but

vw lists our car's wiper blades as superceding a different part number, which some places still list as correct for ours

that part number is also used for a completely different size which is what we actually got

this is gonna be an absolute fucking waste of at least ten dollars in shipping that we did not need now of all times

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Mastodon users who came here from Twitter are not "refugees" or "settlers". Stop being weird about it.

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queer tech 

While labels such as "gay", "trans", "ace", "bi", "non-binary" and others are incredibly useful, they are just social constructs that we use to process, understand, talk about and generally live with our experiences and feelings - but the labels are not the things themselves. Thus, people in the past most likely had similar experiences and feelings but would lack the same tools we have to deal with them.

Or, in other words, queerness is a technology we created.

re: meta 

then again, after the way the "atheists, skeptics, and humanists" club at uni went, maybe i shouldn't be surprised that it's just another word for New Atheism

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#feditips
boost yourself and often

I boost myself bc after being here for 5ish yrs, I've said everything that can be said about the behavior of certain ppl :cough white: and there's no need to repeat myself bc frankly

i dont have the time, machetes and money to do it over n over for a group of ppl who mostly pay me and others dust

meta 

what is it with "humanists" and saying the most outrageous bullshit

yesterday it was some abled noise about autistic folks, today it's "birdsite settlers"

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app request, plurality, :boosts_ok: 

does anyone know of a good plural system chat app that works on android? i know there's one for ios but idk about android

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recruiters 

love to get a "certified diversity recruiter" reaching out for a company with several recent and very high profile security breaches

thanks, my people will call you xD

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I would cordially like to issue the fediverse a "stop showing your entire racist ass in Black people's mentions" challenge

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@starfall if your instance has more than a thousand accounts that's just sparkling centralization

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I've been thinking more and more about how much latent psychic damage is being done to us by an economy that benefits from leaving the consumer wanting more.

Stamina systems in 'free' games is a start. Leaving the player just barely unable to play as much as they want. But then you have sequel hooks in movies preventing stories from ever fully concluding, cliffhangers in TV shows, dangling ledes in news titles.

We're inundated with setups we never see catharsis on because the catharsis is paywalled. What is that doing to our mental health?

turns out this curse was accidentally not having a dhcp client

idk how we made it this far without one lol

cat "[General]\nEnableNetworkConfiguration=true" > /etc/iwd/main.conf and we're good

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