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"Biden’s promise to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent from 2005 levels by 2030 is going to mean life changes for everyone."

Yes, conservatives, that's the whole point!! We're already even doing it!

GOP America slogan: "America can't change anything anymore", apparently.

Because doing nothing and letting the planet go to hell obviously won't inconvenience anyone?!?
#EarthDay

Opinion | Biden’s climate summit is full of hot air:
washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

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I am happy to reveal that a non-profit legal entity for Mastodon, Mastodon gGmbH, is in the process of being entered into the German company register.

For context, I have been operating as a sole proprietor so far.

It's been in the works for 8 months but I didn't want to announce anything until everything was finalized just in case it didn't work out. Yesterday, I paid in the starting capital.

It wouldn't be possible without the help and advice of @mellifluousbox. More to follow in blog form.

One intense day of chills and fatigue later, I’m feeling almost normal! Glad to have gotten this out of the way and now I’m just two short weeks from immunization! Truly a modern miracle

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Boosts appreciated.
I'm close to moving back to Windows. I can't tell you how frustrating it is to hold oneself back, deny oneself better and easier accessibility in the name of open source, when many open source developers don't give a crap about accessibility, and/or don't educate themselves on it. KDE connect, GSConnect, all were inaccessible for one reason or another, not the least because of Gnome-shell's terrible accessibility issues. That was just the last straw. With the only thing holding me to Linux being Emacs+Emacspeak, I think its time to quit Linux and just use what actually works. It's interesting how being "free" just means being under the power and whim of other people, a mass of developers who have no insentive for accessibility, rather than a cohesive company who does. This is serious, and I want every developer to understand this, understand my deep frustration with FOSS.

#FOSS #Linux #KDE #a11y #accessibility #Windows #comunism #capitalism #software #developers

Update: worth taking the day to sleep. I’m just… exhausted.

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Transphobia, persecution, child abuse, genocide 

Families with trans kids have literally become refugees in the US, fleeing persecution. The Democrats and mainstream media are silent. Only LGBT outlets are talking about it.

‘It’s not safe’: Parents of transgender kids plan to flee their states as GOP bills loom nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/it

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We have been mired in an anti-science ditch for far too long. The Biden Administration is bringing about the resurrection of an essential part of our lives with these transformative acts.

Biden has proposed a 20 percent increase to the National Science Foundation, as well as numerous new investments totaling $180 billion in his $2.3 trillion infrastructure package: thehill.com/policy/finance/548

Got my second moderna shot today! A bit worried about the symptoms, but I’m excited to have gotten it!

I will miss one person per elevator when the pandemic is over

"oopsie daisy" isn't good look for the 'deadly force' people. apple.news/ARa85o2TtTumW9p2KIN

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Interested in health research and iOS dev? Check out this really cool role with Apple’s Health Research Applications team! (Having worked on accessibility with this team, I can vouch for them being very cool humans.) jobs.apple.com/en-us/details/2

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It's also important to note the CDC doesn't consider in-person learning to be a significant vector of community spread. More details in their brief:
cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

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This article is worth a read whether you agree with Ezra Klein's views on cancel culture or not.

It does address the abusive qualities of birdsite's trending topics box and quote features. I know the lack of them can make Mastodon seem harder to use, but we're all better off without them. I hope neither of them become a part of things here.

nyti.ms/3sp2c5f

With this in mind, I've never found the punishment side of law enforcement to be all that helpful. I have been looking for a cohesive study on what can be done to quash white supremacy in police forces... and I'm unfortunately still looking. If you know of some please send them my way!

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