Hackers.town has modified it's terms of services to forbid casteism and advocation of casteism on our lovely instance.
I personally think that these forms of institutionalized behavior fall under our old outlawed behaviors, but It is trivial to add a few more syllables to make sure assholes have less space to hide in.
And not one will know of the war, not one
Will care at last when it is done.
Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree
If mankind perished utterly;
And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn,
Would scarcely know that we were gone.
There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground,
And swallows calling with their shimmering sound;
And frogs in the pools singing at night,
And wild plum-trees in tremulous white;
Robins will wear their feathery fire
Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire;
@dirtycommo this is one of the reasons why I like piracy.
The other reason is that the range of things I can listen to on a computer is not defined by licensing deals.
@DissidentKitty it seems like the wording implies "if it's no longer commercially viable *to YouTube*". It sounds to me like it's an "out" for them to allow them to ban ppl whose content doesn't explicitly breach the TOS but is causing people who do business with Google to shy away from Youtube.
Possibly a response to more widespread coverage of "alt-right" radicalization via Youtube?
The first Shortwave Beta is now available! 🥳
You can download it from the Flathub beta repository.
Mastodon experiment update:
I was supposed to be off Birdsite till tomorrow morning but went back an hour ago to promote some stuff.
Immediately found myself unconsciously scrolling through the TL and getting angry. There has to be something fundamentally wrong with a platform that makes you feel that way.
Hey new mastodon users. A lot of us won't follow you back unless you have posted before and have an avatar. Otherwise you look like a bot.
So, if you're getting started try dropping an #introduction post in there first before you start clicking that "follow" button a bunch.
now the primary cause ergh #nobot
Did you know goats butter is white because goats absorb all the beta-carotenes they eat?
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