New art from @knucklebone commemorating GRS and FFS!
GRS, CW meta for this account
I'm having a GRS and FFS on Tuesday, 23 July 2019.
I won't be posting explicit photos, but I will talk about my experiences. That will, perforce, include graphic descriptions of anatomy. I will CW all of this appropriately.
If this isn't something you want to read, or if you are underage and it would be illegal for me to send these descriptions to you either in US/VA or your jurisdiction, please either unfollow me or refrain from opening these CW'd messages.
culture, competition (-)
One thing I really hate about my culture is its fetishization of competition. We create needless competition in business, sports, politics, etc. Why? It is destructive, it creates more losers than winners, and it wastes resources that could be better used to solve our collective problems. Proponents claim it spurs innovation and achievement. Bullshit: it spurs cheating and gaming the system. Competition of *ideas* is better served by *cooperation* to study them.
whinging about corporate software
Why do so many industry-led efforts request feedback on documents in the form of entries in an Excel spreadsheet? Excel is rubbish at this: neither mouse gestures nor keyboard commands work as per usual to edit a paragraph of text in a cell. And the automatic row height feature often gets it wrong, leaving whitespace.
These forms use no computation or automated processing and contain no numbers. So why on earth am I forced to use this shitty software for this?!?
eat the rich
@drifa Capitalist stooges: "Bill Gates is solving disease in the developing world!"
Me: "But not the disease of capitalism. What potential was lost in all the companies and careers he destroyed?"
One of the most important things about queer folk aligning with villains is that we often never get the full story of the villain.
And often, when we do, we find them sympathetic, usually due to their story only being villainous if you are writing from a cultural majority perspective.
While a lot of these characters do end up doing some very heinous things, we empathise with them more due to understanding the pressures that were put on them. In a different world, they could have been an asset, but now they are antithetical to straight/cis culture. We were taught that to deviate was evil, but so many popular villains would probably be less evil if not forced into corners.
medical billing, fiction
It gets better: The surgeon's PA—a lovely, lovely person—tried to bill $75k for her time on top of the charges I've already mentioned. The insurance company said, "ah, no" to that.
For those of you keeping track at home, that's $290k billed so far for a surgery another surgeon was willing to do for $21k in cash. Insurance price inflation ratio: 13.8x (and probably climbing).
The gig economy has found its slaves to train DLNNs: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/614194/venezuela-crisis-platform-work-trains-self-driving-car-ai-data/
uspol, gender equality (+)
'It is about f---ing time': Women break into top ranks of 2020 campaigns
(via POLITICO for iOS) https://politi.co/2zisg96
USPOL, dead billionaire
ding dong, the Koch is dead, the Koch is dead
Which old Koch?
Who cares, a billionaire's dead.
You would have to make 1 million dollars a year for 1000 years to be an entry level billionaire. He was that almost 50 times over. You don’t get there without hurting a lot of people.
There are no ethical billionaires. There are billionaires who do some light philanthropy later in life to salve their conscience.
Gen-X, she/her, computer scientist. My 'sona's a snynx (snep/lynx) named Britt. Not from Iceland.
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