mftrhu

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mftrhu wrote

Studies have shown that while number of young women having sex has marginally increased, the number of men not having any sex has gone through the roof.

What studies?

'Top tier men' are no longer being taken off the market at the same rate

What does that even mean?

I'm certainly not trying to blame feminism or say it's all the fault of the wemen

I hope so, as it wouldn't make sense.

as feminism has had a large role to play in the changing attitudes and behaviours of both genders in relation to sex and relationships

Before, people who felt entitled to sex and women's bodies were living in a world that catered to their whims.

Now they do not.

but it comes across as a little ignorant and knee jerk to say that feminism has nothing to do with it

It has nothing to do with the underlying phenomenon of entitlement, just with this entitlement not being fulfilled.

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mftrhu wrote

I read the article, am pinching my nose right now, and echoing sudo the author is confusing rationality with respectability.

Because the problem is not rationalism.

The problem is the fact that people constantly talking about rationalism, conflating it with supporting the status quo and using it to dismiss others, are not rational in the first place.

Like TERFs claiming to be feminist, they do not live up to their claims.

For example:

And non-binary people are told their whole identities are irrational, even though non-binary people have existed much longer than the American settler state.

People saying "your identity is irrational, there's only male and female" are pretty much saying "it doesn't matter that the body can develop along any axis and that studies have found female- and male-typical patterns in the brains of binary trans people: nothing can exist in between, and if you challenge me I'll rant about chromosomes and ignore chromosomal irregularities".

They don't even know what rationality means in the first place except "something that makes you better than others", considering themselves rational because they just know they are better than others to begin with.

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mftrhu wrote

I was going to say "I wish we could actually take care of minors and remove them from their parents when they deny them care (like this, or vaccines), even if they think it's in their best interests"

But it's much worse than that, and surgery doesn't even enters it - they are denying him access to therapy, stopping him from changing his presentation, and his mother is a waste of good oxygen.

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mftrhu wrote

I don't know whether you are aware of this list, but there are a lot of options.

Both Rocket.chat and Mattermost bill themselves as Slack replacements, but if you are looking for E2E it's only offered for one-on-one chats by Rocket.chat and I'm unsure how Mattermost deal with it.

Self-hosting a XMPP server would also be an option, like Matrix with another client (or Riot build).

There isn't AFAIK an open-source self-hosted app equivalent to Google Docs, just EtherPad/EtherCalc, but you could look into Wiki engines.

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mftrhu wrote

It's just that they like respecting trans people's identities even less than being gender neutral - they definitively succeeded at being transphobic. It would have been different if Roem was non-binary and they were acknowledging it, but nope.

The whole "there's no women on the internet" thing comes to mind. It's the same kind of disrespect - pushback when you identify yourself as a woman/NB person with "everyone is a man, tits or gtfo". Even if it's dressed up in the "pretty" clothes of "only what you say matters here", it's still driven by misogyny.

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mftrhu wrote

After letting my skills languish at Computer Programming-11 and Games (Role-playing games; GURPS)-14 for a couple of years I finally saved enough for Ass-pulling (Wild Talent (Retention) 1) so nowadays I can boast:

  • Languages
    • Italian (native/native)
    • English (native/accented)
    • German (broken/broken)
  • Making absolutely awful jokes and jumping from topic to topic so much that people wonder whether I'm drunk-16
  • Speed-reading-15
  • Keeping notes on literally everything so I can pull relevant nuggets of info out of my hat at a moment's notice-14
    Subspecializations:
    • transgender/LGBT+ topics
    • mental health
    • abortion
  • Arguing for hours without getting tired-14
  • Computer Programming-13
    Subspecializations:
    • Python
    • Lua
    • shell scripting
  • Typesetting-12
    Subspecializations:
    • HTML5 + CSS3/SCSS + VanillaJS (even if keeping the size of my assets down is the priority my stuff still looks pretty good)
    • groff (for which I'm making my own macros, albeit with a lot of swearing)
    • LaTeX
  • Writing-12
  • Making Lists-11
  • Drawing (pixel art)-10
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mftrhu wrote

Not much luck, I encountered maybe one-two DJVU files in the wild and wouldn't even know what software use for them off the top of my head - while, well, PDF viewers are even available in the browser.

And AFAIK PDF is already an open format/standard.

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mftrhu wrote

I'm conflicted.

On one hand, less ads -> less tracking to serve me tailored ads, less loading dozens of resources, less videos in autoplay, the money goes straight to the site I use and not to Google/Facebook/whatever.

On the other hand, running CPU-intensive processes on the browser is not a smart idea and what usually leads me to killing it as it hogs all my resources and makes my laptop overheat.

Tentatively, I'm going to say that I prefer mining over ads, slightly. I'm still going to block everything and whitelist, and I'd prefer if there was an easy way to get/make anonymous micro-donations.

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mftrhu wrote

I don't even bother. De-radicalizing people takes much, much more effort than preventing that radicalization in the first place, and success is far from guaranteed - when I get in an argument it's never about convincing my interlocutor, but everyone else spectating. If it happens, good, but I'm much more interested in stopping them from spouting their drivel and getting other supporters in the first place.

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mftrhu wrote

No. It would hardly be an improvement - the Internet, even if it's being used to spread misinformation, even if it's half porn, is still the biggest repository of more-or-less freely available knowledge around, it still allows us to communicate across the world so information can't be repressed as easily.

Turning back the clock would not be beneficial, except for those who have enough money to, say, control TVs. Newspapers. Printing presses.

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mftrhu wrote

There's no way anyone can claim the nuclear industry is sustainable when it generates so much toxic waste that they have no way to dispose of.

That waste can be burned, extracting even more energy to boot. The current designs of nuclear reactors are being used because they are both more costly and because uranium is more plentiful than what was expected, so work on breeder reactors was pretty much abandoned.