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Hi, new people, I'm Emma. I'm a queer, trans non-binary woman (she/they,) amateur astronomer, and wife of @cynthia1960.

I get paid to help people make web browsers, and have cats, a lot of tiny computers, and I like cooking, hockey, indie pop, shoegaze, and post punk.

I'm helping make the all-online version of happen this year too.

The photo is Json, the youngest of our cats. They are extra, but I love them.

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Dave Chappel's defenders and enablers need to heed Toni Morrison's advice that the purpose of freedom is to free others, and not a winner-take-all struggle.

Between Israel declaring human rights monitors to be terrorists, and the Governor of Missouri declaring View Source to be a crime, Joanna Russ's comment about the patriarchy living in fear of embarrassment and accountability rings true.

vvmd and vvmplayer have been accepted in @debian unstable! They provide visual voicemail notification on Linux phones and have been contributed by @mobian dev @kop316 . Thanks and congrats!

tracker.debian.org/news/126933

I love that Stardew Valley is so beloved that the news that the creator behind it has a new game coming out is worthy of coverage by NPR.

npr.org/2021/10/22/1048464033/

That analysis to support Galanter and Roger's work is how I learned Perl and ended up working on the web.

Anyway, if you see anyone from AEI or Cato at an academic event, look out, they are trying to steal your money, rights, or both.

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If you want to read more about this, I'd recommend Mark Galanter's work on litigation patterns.

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In most litigation between individuals and corporations at the federal level, the defendant was an individual.

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Also, back when I was doing analysis of "wrappers" for federal district court cases in the early 1990s, most litigation involving corporations was between non-banking sector firms and banking sector firms.

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I had an epiphany that this is essentially the core of nihilistic anarchism/leftism. Few of them stand for much of anything, nor are willing to actually stand up for what they believe in.

They're happy to egg on the rioters so long as they aren't the ones getting tear gassed.

They're happy to egg on violence until it lands on their doorstep.

They're happy to "cancel" others and cheer on harassment until they get cancelled for their own dark pasts.

And when the guillotines come out, they'll cheer them on until the raving mob comes for the blood of them or someone they care about.

Both the "speech panic" and the "litigation panic" are powerful interests' backlash against being held accountable for their actions.

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This response to Anne Applebaum's public tantrum about people being held accountable starts with a review of the "litigation panic" of the 1990's which resulted in you losing your right to sue corporations.

michaelhobbes.substack.com/p/m

> “It is the emergence of a hate economy, of corporations profiting and making money off of us getting at one another’s throats.”

19thnews.org/2021/10/as-netfli

Babish was hawking this stuff on his channel recently and I'm very much WTF about what ends up sponsoring cooking YouTube these days.

defector.com/boston-tech-start

Talk to your friends about fediverse before they hear about it on the news.

benkuhn.net/hard/

Found this blog post encouraging because I'm not actually smart enough to work on hard problems in the first place lol

What if: Kirsty McColl and The Pogues brought a bottle of Jameson over to a Sleater Kinney recording session?

killrockstars.bandcamp.com/tra

#EndBikeTheft

Third vehicle stolen since the start of the pandemic. Let's get it back. 2017 Electra Amsterdam. It's a heavy bitch so it's not going fast.

🔁 requested.

project529.com/garage/tape-bra

Cis people: "You’re 15 now it’s time you choose your path at school which will eventually impact your future diploma, your future work and all your life."

Trans people: "I might be a girl …"

Cis people: "NO! You’re way too young to know !!!"

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