What would revolution in the villages, towns, and small cities of America be? Nobody but residents pay that much attention to these places aside from possible attachment to a metropolis. Certainly corporations hold a presence, but few build their offices or factories there any longer. Old husks of industry often lie unused. If a place like that blew off the local landlords and shut out the corporate owners there's little more than a handful of scared cops to respond.
We take it as a truism that you can't win over a concept, but looking at early 90s US, it seems like they certainly declared victory over the concept of communism and socialism and to say the concept was not discredited and made unavailable for decades in the mind of the US public at large would be to ignore facts. As far as victories go, that is more victory than is had against most physical places.
Victory against ideas is possible, but that victory comes from propaganda.
I thought the same thing, but after trying it, she will ask for more. This isn't some sugary Starbucks drink either, it's black drip coffee.
Breakfast with my one year old is almost a performance of eating what they should eat so that they think it's good. Of course this also means I really shouldn't have things she shouldn't have, which includes coffee. This works out such that the more you keep it from them, the more they want it.
In short, my kid is convinced that coffee is the best part of breakfast and I'm just being greedy keeping it from them.
I just want non-Linux users and other developers to feel pain (and to myself program in C rather than C++, to not deal with a framework specific code generation system that makes it C++ with new framework specific syntax added, and to not have compilation with any build system that is not qmake be complicated).
Mastodon account verification
Verification doesn't require special Mastodon servers. There is long standing infrastructure that allows for verification.
One way would be to generate a detached ASCII armored digital signature of their username and pin it to their profile and have their public key signed by trustworthy sources.
Of course, none of this matters because nobody (not even me) knows how cryptography works, or how to use GPG, so everything I just said is word salad.
On leftist propaganda and organizing via social networks
Someone made a pretty compelling argument about #birdsite and #mastodon regarding leftist outreach/propaganda and organizing.
Basically, outreach and propaganda make most sense on the corporate platforms (which are enemy territory) because that's where everyone is and can be reached. Doing that on Masto makes little sense - but organizing here makes perfect sense, since it's (relatively) safe.
So how do we organize here?
Reading through this, the options are not limited to governmental action or individual action. Organization with neighbors for better options, such as public transit or safe-ride systems to shuttle fratboys home, renter's unions to fight rent increases that make renting out rooms necessary, and community repair programs to keep phones running (and maybe even on current software if LineageOS is supported on the phone). Such organization can then take the fight to make the regulations.
Here's my proposal to improve voter turnout: Move election day to October 31, make Halloween a national holiday, allow voting in costume, and mandate that polling stations distribute full-sized "I voted" candy bars to voters and full-sized "Too young to vote" candy bars to accompanying children.
I think there are a lot of parts of pumpkin carving that could be automated, but doing so might defeat the purpose. Scooping guts out (or making kids scoop the guts out) is half the fun.
However, something about making a CNC pumpkin carving mill appeals to me as it would be able to create complex designs beyond anything possible manually, especially with my limited skill level.
A defense of web apps
I was considering that too, and I am a little torn about forms, as they do provide the space to still create page based applications.
However, I don't think such designs are necessarily harmful when limited to server-side computation. In fact, they could be quite positive by allowing interaction in well defined ways that don't detract from the simplicity of pages.
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