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I think they were sincere in believing that they were radical and opposed to neoliberalism, but they came to power without any real analysis of the power relations governing the Greek state, they wildly overestimated what was possible from elected office, and committed themselves hard to the EU, which left them with literally no choice but to implement neoliberalism.

Good intentions don't count for much if you still end up strategically outflanked and become a collaborator with the ruling class.

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blog wrote

“I glanced at the ReactOS code tree, and in my opinion, there is absolutely no way on Earth this was written from a clean sheet only from the available public documentation.”

But ReactOS literally never claimed to have written ReactOS from scratch only based on the available public documentation. That's also not the standard required for clean room reverse engineering.

ReactOS has been in the works since 1996 and has faced allegations of code theft from Windows before. They've also conducted internal audits and have never been sued by Microsoft even back when Windows was the centerpiece of Microsoft's strategy.

This engineer is entitled to his opinions but, like he said, he's not a lawyer.

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In general terms sure. Take a look at the PRISM program and understand that the US government is certainly not the only ones doing that kind of thing, and also understand that we certainly don't know the full extent of the USG's mass surveillance activities.

So yeah the more separation you can put between your alt accounts and your "real life" accounts the better.

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blog wrote (edited )

In general, I don't see the value in suicide goading, period. On one hand it's pathetic and cowardly. It's no different than sending death threats except you're also announcing that you're too much of a fucking coward to own your threats.

On the other hand if you truly think someone should die you may as well kill them yourself and in many jurisdictions successfully goading someone to kill themselves carries the exact same legal jeopardy as killing them, so literally what's the point?

also if you infiltrate alt-right groups consider that most of the time suicide goading simply doesn't work. It's like trying to kill someone with a soccer ball. Yeah, you could probably do it if you were creative enough or you picked a vulnerable enough target, but I think the main value of suicide goading as a weapon is that it serves the goaders' cowardice and possible unresolved conscience.

also being eugenicists the alt-right would probably just thank you for culling their "weaker" shock troops.

EDIT: significantly rewrote for brevity, also misintrepreted OP slightly so excised a section based on a misunderstanding

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Reply to by icytwat

blog wrote (edited )

I mean raddle is an anarchist site. Don't like it, pull yourself up by your bootstraps, you enterprising capitalist you, and start your own forum. It's not like VPS's are all that expensive.

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blog wrote (edited )

The Chinese state says the camps and heavy surveillance in Xinjiang are for combating Islamic extremism. The targets are ordinary Uyghurs. Reading between the lines, the Chinese state equates Islam to extremism and wishes to exterminate it and conform Uyghurs to the dominant Han identity. It's genocide.

There are numerous reports of abuse coming out of these camps of all types. They sound like residential schools in the USA and Canada but for an entire population.

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Reply to comment by blog in Is Ace exclusion against TOS? by mofongo

blog wrote (edited )

In retrospect I could have handled myself in that convo better but it got so weirdly hostile so fast I was definitely caught off-guard and triggered to shit. There was an additional /f/meta thread somebody else created where it just got worse and worse over the course of a day before admins deleted it.

It was bad shit. Point is, there are some toxic things in this community. I've seen site users publicly state they feel uncomfortable discussing their identities here within the last day.

And I think that gets to an interesting point about ace exclusionism. They say they're not against aces and that it's just about being clear about who's queer and who's not. But anyone who's paying attention must have noticed the chilling and hostile atmosphere towards aces (edit: or for that matter anyone who speaks up for them) this rhetoric creates, and the way in which queer aces get swept up into the frenzy. They're construed as outsiders and invaders who can't be trusted. In spite of exclusionists' denials it seems profoundly reactionary and frankly bigoted.

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Reply to comment by blog in Is Ace exclusion against TOS? by mofongo

blog wrote (edited )

No, I am neither cis, straight, nor ace. I already addressed that I'm not ace at all in the other thread you supposedly read. Keep casting ignorant aspersions.

EDIT heads up I edited for clarity

EDIT you did literally say that I said that

EDIT for the record I'm pan and nb.

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Reply to comment by blog in Is Ace exclusion against TOS? by mofongo

blog wrote (edited )

I literally said in that quote that you made an assumption. I also never defended a state, you are misreading me.

EDIT sometimes when someone is being ridiculous I do get angry and say shit wrong. So then I have to go back and edit. I don't actually recall what I originally said but the reason why I edited it is I don't really stand by it and/or it wasn't what I really wanted to say.

But what I've been trying to say is that you're jumping to conclusions, not accusing you of lying.

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Reply to comment by blog in Is Ace exclusion against TOS? by mofongo

blog wrote (edited )

I criticized one group of anarchists 100 years ago. This is literally not what it means to be a tankie. If "criticizing any anarchists anywhere ever" is what being a tankie is then a lot of anarchists are tankies. This is ridiculous.

I also literally never called you a liar. You can literallly go and try and quotemine me and you'll fail because I literally never said it. Specifically what I accused you of was jumping to conclusions and being unwilling to hear bad things about something you like (this website).

Being dissatisfied with favoritist moderation and double standards is literally not what it means to be tankie.

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Reply to comment by blog in Is Ace exclusion against TOS? by mofongo

blog wrote (edited )

They saw it and did nothing. There was a whole thread about it in /f/meta which was since deleted. Keep casting ignorant aspersions. My post history is super short and if your default assumption is just that I'm lying because I Said A Bad Thing About Raddle then I'm not gonna argue with you.

EDIT Oh I think they "warned" the user but that's how it works here, if you're a part of the favored in-crowd you can do anything you want and be given infinite second chances, if you're not, fuck up once and you're banned

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Reply to comment by blog in Is Ace exclusion against TOS? by mofongo

blog wrote (edited )

The thread is available in my post history, but keep downvoting me before you know anything in specific about what I'm talking about, definitely don't try to get facts before forming an opinion, that's against the TOS

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blog wrote

Academia is noxious and middle-class as fuck, but you can learn useful things there. Just be constantly critical of everything around you and stay on your toes. Universities are where the ruling class experiments with co-opting radicalism.

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