Today, July 14th, is International Non-binary People's Day! :nonbinary_flag:

NB people deserve to have their gender–or absence of one–recognised and unconditionally respected. They must be protected from all discrimination they face from bigots and bigoted systems.

Non-binary folx are cool AF, and they have all the reason to be proud of themselves. :heart_nb:

I see Hacker News is having a totally normal one, bitching about the Red Cross not wanting people to *checks notes* violate the Geneva Convention

@CreatureOfTheHill @aral

Yeah, you're right, apologies for the misinformation.

I saw others linking to/quoting SQA's course specification[0] in response to this and I assumed that the Bitesize page was for Scottish Highers and not GCSEs.

[0] sqa.org.uk/sqa/files_ccc/RNQCo page 28

@aral BBC Bitsize teaches the material that's on the curriculum/what the exam boards say will be tested. It's the same stuff taught *in school*.

Your ire should be directed at SQA (sqa.org.uk) the Scottish accreditation body and/or the Scottish Government as they're the ones setting out what must be taught in schools.

If the curriculum is changed then the BBC will change the material accordingly.

@revk

I have similar issues in Manchester.

It's in the county of Greater Manchester, but many databases still have it as "Lancashire" despite the fact that it hasn't been in Lancs since 1973!

My mind keeps linking these two facts together:

• Only 28% of patients are able to complete the list of their symptoms without being interrupted by their physician. (Cf. Marvel, M K et al. “Soliciting the patient's agenda: have we improved?.” JAMA vol. 281,3 (1999))

• Victor Lustig, the fraudster who “sold” the Eiffel Tower, listed “being a patient listener” as the first commandment of con men.

Let's not be surprised if people who are in distress shun the doctors and turn to quacks.

WAT?! You're telling me there has been a team at Facebook designing and implementing this feature, and not one person has stood up and asked:

"Uhm, isn't that super creepy, even for us?"

My personal #mastodon experience still suffers from crossposts from #twitter, with user names that don't make sense in the #fediverse.

I can unfollow crossposter's accounts, but I don't want to unfollow everyone who boosts a twitter crosspost.

Please, #fediverse, let's boost the fediverse, not twitter. If we want to share a good tweet, let's treat it like any other URL from the web.

@cwebber Is that so when you talk about different CapTPs you can say "OCapN (is) my CapN"?

When you're talking about Linux, it's okay to say that it's "open source".

It's okay to say that it's "free software".

It's okay to call it "GNU/Linux", "Linux", or to mess up its name.

It's okay to refer to it as "the one with the friendly penguin".

Part of RMS' legacy has been an incessant obsession with terminology and pedantry, overshadowing far more important shared objectives which are fundamentally emancipatory in nature.

Pedantry is not activism; it is alienating, not emancipatory.

@iconography
Tbf, I'm more concerned about the how & why then about RMS himself, the general state of "the community" is worrying on several ends.

We still seem not to have learned that Rock star culture needs to die, no matter how weird "our" Rock stars are & everybody needs to be accountable to the same standards and not just turn up in a board of directors again while the majority of the involved people neither had a clue nor a vote in this.

If you crosspost from twitter to mastodon I would really appreciate it if you marked your account as a bot (see superuser.com/a/1439495 for explanation of the effect).

If it's a dual purpose account (i.e. crossposting AND direct posting), then I would appreciate it if you created a separate account for the twitter crossposting and marked that as a bot account.

Crossposted tweets appear as a mess of broken links, missing threads, and the account is often unresponsive to replies.

Thanks!

Yeah I've got an NFT:
:hacker_n: o
:hacker_f: ucking
:hacker_t: ime for this shit

RT @MoMoButFaster@twitter.com

My favorite thing about computer vision attack vectors is all the attacks have a Looney Tunes energy like how far are we away from people painting tunnels on walls lmaoo

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