we don't need text formatting because we have unicode babey
unicode font hackery is
✅ compatible with pretty much everything except on some devices where it just displays as white squares but thats good enough
✅ completely unintuitive so you can prove that you're cooler than other people by knowing how to make the 𝔀𝓪𝓬𝓴𝔂 𝓬𝓾𝓻𝓵𝔂 𝓵𝓮𝓽𝓽𝓮𝓻𝓼
✅ not actually formatting at all
✅ check it out you can do 𝐛𝐨𝐥𝐝 and 𝑖𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑐 and even 𝒃𝒐𝒕𝒉 all using different character sets meaning that some devices support some and not others
✅ hey people with screen readers? get fucked
Transphobia Show more
"I support marginalized people, including: racial minorities, immigrants, the LGB community [...]"
Long, rhethoric strategy Show more
Constant "ironic shitposting" is a means of plausible deniability. It's a way of hiding your true intentions or not having to choose a firm position.
An example would be calling people "soy boys".
It was originally pushed based on bunk science, that taking in soy based products will feminise you as a man, due to the phytoestrogens that come with soy.
It was a way of mocking leftists, which tend to be more likely to be vegetarians/vegans and the perceived feminisation of our generation of men (due to the left).
Once proven on a large scale that their scientific claims had no grounds, they move on to claim that it was never about the science in the first place.
"LOL, imagine mentioning phytoestrogens when I call people soy boys!".
When you ever have the misfortune of having to talk with people like that, don't let that irritate you. Pin them down properly and make them defend what they actually said.
Chances are they never had to, due to the approach mentioned above.
Matrix hack Show more
Discrediting a protocol based on infrastructure engineering failings is peak dishonesty.
Also calling the Matrix people just a bunch of front-end devs is just not true, but I guess it's an easy answer.
Fun fact: By licensing your work as Creative Commons, people won't be able to lock it away again using DRM.
US death penalty Show more
Reading about the legal discussion of capital punishment in the US really makes my stomach turn.
Sometimes I wonder if we're living on the same planet.
On DRM Show more
DRM doesn't work in the sense that a lot of people think it is supposed to.
Just because I can't save a video that plays on Netflix, doesn't mean that DRM "works". The idea is that copying is prohibited, however any obfuscation mechanism that DRM technology employs is reversible.
It just needs one person to know how to do the reversing, to liberate whatever it is protecting. After that we're back at just copying.
Due to the DMCA, circumventing DRM is considered a crime and a lot of countries have similar legislation.
You rarely see this used against consumers however, but instead against companies.
When you want to bring a DVD player to the market, you probably want to support it playing DRM protected DVDs too. Now you have to acquire a license for said technology, which will require you to sign a contract with for example the DVD Copy Control Association. And suddenly you have to comply with whatever they are demanding.
DRM is a means of control - not protection.
Studying that computer thing somewhat successfully
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tl;dr= no fascists, no bullying, no doing fucked up shit. You know what that means. Otherwise a lot of us are socialists, leftists etc. Dont bully people either. Or start witch hunts. You can have bots as long as administration clears them first The site is available on TOR! https://www.starrev3tah2dnhj.onion Note: letsencrypt won't sign a .onion domain cert so you will have to make a security exception as it uses the same cert for the main domain