The RMS thing 

Headlines like “[Richard Stallman] says Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre was 'entirely willing'” are false and deceptive.

In the email thread he just says the victim was probably *forced* to present herselves entirely willing. He fully acknowledges that she was harmed by Epstein.

This is bad journalism at its finest.

The GDPR directive gives Ruben the right to request the data Facebook has about him, and ask for its deletion. Facebook refuses to comply with his Subject Access Requests by replying with convoluted, pseudo-legalese prose. Ruben's page tracks his communication with Facebook and provides interesting insights into the curious “legal” maneuvers by Facebook. I just mean that you should be careful not to end up with more hate than there was in the first place. Not that you should be kind in situations where you are threatened.
“Can't be kind to people who want to kill you […]”

Fascism needs to disappear? Agreed. Killing it with fire will not make problems disappear. I know this is all very theoretical though.

I still think that one's first message being "I hate X", even if X hates you back, does not set the tone for a world of kindness.

“kind to people who can actually reciprocate”
If you're just kind to people who are kind to you you're not doing anything special really. Hatred solves nothing. Thanks for your explanation. I know that it can be hard to keep repeating one's message and that it's easier to resort to mocking people with a different opinion.

@sashakovich On the topic that hatred against the Nazis in WW2 is justified:

It's unbelievable how so many people could subscribe to such an ideology. I dare say they were blinded by hatred. With his eloquence, Hitler could funnel people's daily frustrations into hatred.

@sashakovich Also I was initially more trying to highlight the difference between describing an instance as "for kind people" and the first thing you see being "I hate fascists" (the key word here being "hate"). That's strange branding.

@sashakovich Many revolutions have been powered by strong emotions.

A problem I see is that hatred in particular makes you easy to manipulate. All world leaders know this. In Orwell's novel "nineteen eighty-four" there's a daily "two minutes of hate". In non-fiction, war propaganda is designed to induce hatred towards the enemy.

@sashakovich There's a very big difference between hating and strongly opposing. Hatred is a strong emotion. It brings out the worst in you, it makes you lose yourself.

I talked to @sashakovich in follower-only messages a bit and I want to clarify in the public thread:

I am lucky to live in an area where there aren't a lot of fascists. As I said, I would certainly not tolerate fascism. Going further, I would not tolerate any unkindness or lack of compassion. @GinnyMcQueen How did you conclude that I am hurt? I am actually not hurt at all, so I'm interested.

@sashakovich The mention being not 100% kind is a fair point. I was trying to cause self-reflection.

I totally get that the tone of a written text is very hard to get right. The phrase "I hate fascists" is not just unkind in tone, but in content.


Pepper&Carrot co-maintainer here.

Reacting to clear things up:

It's not really apparent from the comics but Hereva has well thought-out magic mechanics.

Like mana a bit, but it's called Rea.

For such a strong potion a lot of Rea would be needed.

Other than tapping black holes, there's no way to get so much.

Of course we want to keep consistency to keep the comic going for years.

Later we will see if we can introduce Carrot as a side character.

Sincerely, Midgard

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I have asked some months ago, but I think it is time to try again: I am looking for a native American/English partner to translate my novels & texts in English.Ofc, we would share the income from English patronage.
I am fluent enough to check the work but not to do it myself.
My work is based upon Crusade history, murder mysteries & short stories.
Everything under BY-SA licence.
Check the French content there :

Retoot welcome


“WiFi and Bluetooth Kill Switch”

I’d say that it’s even more important that this blocks *others* from tracking you via WiFi or Bluetooth – AFAIK a device constantly advertises itself if WiFi is merely enabled. Or won’t the Librem 5 be doing that at all?

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Peut-on se protéger ? Beh oui, par n'utiliser que d’applis de @fdroidorg.

@valvin Tu as peut-être envoyé un MMS au lieu de SMS ? C'est l'action que fait Android par défaut quand on choisit plusieurs destinataires, si tu ne l'as pas configuré dans les paramètres de l'appli de messages.


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