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Renders stim toys inoperable in under 24 hours!

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:transgender_flag: what is this country and why are all the girls there so cute?

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reclamation and fash memes (2/2) 

You reclaim a symbol that fash used against you, used to represent hatred of you.

You cannot reclaim a symbol that fash use to represent themselves, use to represent the unity of their community. Claiming that symbol is not resistance to that community, is not challenging to that community, it is normalizing and endorsing that community.

If your plan is to fight that community, joining them is not going to help you do that. It helps them.

- Packbats 🎒 🦇

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reclamation and fash memes (1/2) 

If you'll forgive our regurgitating two minutes' worth of Wikipedia research: linguistic reclamation, also known as resignification or reappropriation, takes a word used to demean and vilify you and redefines it as a positive representation of yourself and your value. It says, "you can't hurt me by saying I'm queer - I'm proud to be queer and stand with my queer comrades against everything you believe in." You wield as weapons the chains that once shackled you.

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doing gender in the parking lot selfie (cw: eye contact) 

supsies

OH SHIT
pressing ctrl+u in firefox's url bar clears the url!

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Cleaning up my Avoyd voxel models to share them. Licence will be CC BY 4.0. They should be ready in a few days.
#VoxelArt #Art
This will be one of them:

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re: neurodiversity, cultural observation 

@jaycie

Speaking of aircraft design and hyperfixations…

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neurodiversity, cultural observation 

You know how autism, for example, is correlated with difficulties around theory of mind, e.g. the ability to understand what others are thinking and feeling?

Well, how many neurotypical people do you know who have an accurate understanding of _your_ thoughts and feelings? Any of them? If the population figures were inverted, wouldn't neurotypical people be the ones diagnosed with poor theory of mind?

All the more reason to believe that it's less of an innate deficiency and more of a deep difference in cognition between us. (While acknowledging that differences, like face blindness or TMI, may be closer to innate deficiencies.) Notice when these distinctions are contextual: I'd much rather have a hyperfocused person designing my airplane over the most sociable person who still lacks a special interest in structural engineering.

tl;dr: Resist the tendency to pathologize that comes from the medical establishment, society at large, and our own internalized ablism. Their "defect" is often our distinctiveness, not our destiny.

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No job, no place to get away from
I've been to a world worth living in
No rent, no lies to memorize
No fucked up world to drown out

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reminder that in javascript [1, 2, 3] + [4, 5, 6] === "1,2,34,5,6"

this is part of why I disagree with people who say "javascript is fine, if you dislike javascript you're just bad at programming"

javascript loves to find constructs whose meaning is so clear you shouldn't even need to think about what they're doing and booby-trap them so that they completely blow up in your face when you do them

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basically, like C, any language where "you just have to always remember not to do any of these 30 things and it works fine" is bad

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Like a dog tugging on a rope, I don't even know where I'd go if they let go.

Thembo, not because we're non-binary, but because we're plural

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@heccer "isn't that... what it actually is?"

...

"oh"

"oh wait NO"

thembo moment

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public key cryptography is when you publish your key so other people can decrypt anything you encrypt for them
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