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I just ran across a good article with illustrations and explanations of different kinds of intersex genitals. It explains how many of the operations performed on children without their consent are unneeded and often harmful.

"We need society, the medical field, and intersex communities themselves to acknowledge that nature provides humanity with a wide range of forms, so that all of our bodies can be recognized as valid. Unless there is an actual rare functional problem, our bodies should not be altered in infancy, and only those functional problems should be addressed. Our genitals should be altered only if we ourselves request it, to make ourselves comfortable in our own skin, not to make society comfortable by our medical erasure. Society must come again to embrace the diversity that is nature's gift to us."

All children deserve to be protected from genital cutting without consent, whether they are male, female, or intersex.

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A good lecture by Brian Earp given to the UK National Secular Society: "Religious freedom, equal protection, and the child’s (gender neutral) right to bodily integrity":

"A united front is needed: all children have a right to bodily integrity and protection from medically unnecessary genital cutting- female, male, intersex"

wow i sure do love begging surveillance companies to maybe give me some of the data they have on me which they're only required to do once per year

Hell is an endless Google reCAPTCHA ™️

Ridiculously simple idea:
Bootloader shows a colorful background which is derived from the hash of the kernel you're booting. If you get evil-maided, they would have to install a new custom firmware which fakes the same colors, and there are a number of ways to make this really difficult to reproduce...

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The cool new UI trend is to smash the titlebar and menubar for every window into a single bar which is:

- somehow three times as big as a menu bar and title bar combined
- will not disappear when I disable window decorations because it has menu bar functions
- prevents me from customizing the title bar buttons (close, maximize, minimize) or shading the window
- hides all menubar functionality behind an extra click of a fat gear icon with no more keyboard shortcuts for popping down the file menu etc like my desktop is Android motherfucking Gingerbread and I don't have a keyboard

Please stop. If you want convergence with mobile don't handicap my desktop in the process.

If you use Firefox or Chrome, we developed an easy way you can help people bypass censorship.

Our Snowflake extension turns your browser into a proxy that connects Tor users in censored regions to the Tor network.

1969: I bet we will have flying cars in the future

2019: Coffee with DRM

in 10 years all your favorite authors are going to be the pen-names of predictive-text neural networks given a paragraph of narrative to use as a seed

Updated my blog entry about using a wireguard VPN for only select processes on Linux with an example guide walking through setting up deluge-daemon with the webui so the daemon uses the VPN and the webui is accessibly on your regular connection for managing the torrents.

Y'know, for sharing gratis content 😉

some people think Windows is their computer. I can only feel sorry for them.

If you ever needed a reason to get off of Windows here's a nice little nugget at the bottom of the "Windows is no longer a cornerstone" 10K filing

"Our ambition for Windows 10 monetization opportunities includes gaming, services, subscriptions, and search advertising.”

This is probably reading too much into a 10K filing but it highlights to me that the horrible advertising and partnering in Windows 10 is only going to get more intrusive.

#windows10 #microsoft

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