Sparkle

Sparkle wrote

Thanks for the OP, I apparently needed reminding of how toxic this place is to anyone who doesn't have the requisite religious technophobia. It's nice sometimes but damn do they love to have a go at anyone who steps one toe out of line on any issue. I wonder if the current posse spend all their free time (between posts trashing people for not wanting to live in mud huts or whatever) trashing themselves for ever touching a piece of tEcHnOlOgY. Maybe it's okay if they're violently ill the entire time they're doing it? I wonder if they'd accept "what if we try to do better without immediately killing off seven+ billion humans but we'll be vomming hard the entire time we're doing it?"

I assume I'm gonna get trashed regardless but I'd like to point out that this is a general frustration-post and not specific to this particular context. I just feel a little better putting it here because I can pretend I'm hiding behind your post when some cultist shows up to feed me my own spine for my blasphemy.

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Sparkle wrote

Anyone else think maybe there's more to and for life than serving to increase some rich asshole's high score? Like maybe we could do things to enrich the lives and experiences of ourselves or others? This world could even become worth living in on its own, without a requirement to serve and suffer else suffer and die!

Nah, nevermind, I'm just talking nonsense here. /s

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Sparkle wrote

I'd just like to barge in out of nowhere and take a moment to whine about publishers and bosses sucking up most or all of the proceeds, making purchases support them rather than the actual developers.

Whine, whine, whine. Okay, there, I have whined.

...Fucking parasites.

Good to support people who (actually) make things where possible, though. One of numerous reasons to only buy from indies.

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Sparkle wrote

"I pay [in $] allegiance to the flag of the United States of America..."

Yeah, I know it's "pledge;" I'm just taking a little poetic license here. I'm pretty sure I still remember the whole creepy-ass fashy thing they made me stand up and say every day at school.

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Sparkle wrote

Wow, that's more depressing than I was expecting. It gets worse as I look at it longer.

Normally I want places to burn down for other reasons but this place would just look better as cinders and rubble. Looks like cheap, soulless meeting space for (perhaps not so cheap) rent.

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Sparkle wrote

After years of having simple, easily-implemented suggestions at the top of their suggestions site, they're finally going to try something? Now that's the advantage of being an appendage of a big corporation: there are plenty of resources available for taking risks! Maybe after years of abuse you let people have some tools to protect their channels, maybe you try out a new product feature, maybe you switch to a less toxic material (without telling anyone that the change was already profitable and/or legally mandated).

Capitalism really is the best driving force for progress! /s

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Sparkle wrote

Ugh, don't they know that cis porn is the real way to normalize their choice to be cis? It's like they get off camera and suddenly they're someone else who just wants to yell at people like "we don't exist to serve your sexual whims!" That's not what I heard from "Cissy Slut Needs Your Cock POV" (the one on page 3, not the one one page 1) but now suddenly it's different!?

/uj Well written OP; it does a great job capturing the cluelessness and lack of self-awareness from such people. A+ snark ;3

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Sparkle wrote

Reply to thoughts on GPL? by Ashy

I'm a bit late to the party but hopefully won't offend anyone by chiming in :3

I've had some experience both with seeing GPL (GPLv3 and AGPLv3) licenses as scary and extremely complicated and with seeing them as I have more recently: a statement of intent and support for the commons.

Firstly, they really are quite wordy. I feel they're reasonably understandable if read carefully and repeatedly but this takes a lot of effort, which means this is a serious downside to anyone looking for software or a license to use. Further, there are conflicting statements about what exactly these licenses mean and how/when they apply so it's easy to feel quite uncertain about touching any GPL license (even including v2!) or GPL'd software.

Lately, I've taken to using GPL anyway (not that anyone would ever use anything I've written) specifically as a statement of intent: "I mean for this to be a part of the commons." The scary, complicated nature of the GPL is sort of my way of saying that I want people to understand what I mean to say by choosing it. It's probably not really read that way but I'm weird and like to stuff political statements, hints, and references into places they'll probably never be noticed anyway. Oh well.

As an aside, it's somewhat surprising to me that there would be a bunch of positive/un-angry talk about the GPL(s) here (on Raddle) and no trashing them for being connected to copyright. Just in case, I'd like to point out that "intellectual property" is a disgusting thing (and term) to me and I'd prefer abolishing it to feeling like I should make some kind of statement about the commons through a license nobody understands. Maybe I'll change and just put a rant in a README or something.

I guess the TL;DRish short version is that, in my mind, the GPL is a way of loudly shouting support for the commons and the expectation that others will share in turn. It's unfortunate that there's IP law and a lot of legalese involved but I don't really see that as likely to affect people who aren't trying to turn GPL'd stuff into private property so... while distasteful I think the choice may be tolerable if only as an excuse to talk about sharing? I suppose realistically my choice of license is simply shouting into the wind and won't be noticed regardless, but now the wind knows I'm caring about sharing <3

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Sparkle wrote

Reply to :l by Ashy

held to account

Are you shitting me? When has anyone with (relevantly) significant power seriously tried, let alone failed specifically because they're not in the UN?

I guess this image already says all that should be said about that idea. Being taken seriously is more than it deserves.

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