saneism, psychiatric abuse
disability is a much more useful framework for reasoning about the distress of madpeople. the reason schizophrenics can't hold down a job isn't because of their 'symptoms,' it is because people refuse to tolerate the idiosyncracies of schizophrenia (medicated AND unmedicated, antipsychotics are famous for their intolerable side effects and a schizophrenic person on heavy antipsychotics behaves in obviously-strange ways)...
'professionalism' and the expectation customers have of uniform behaviors out of service employees both lead to firings of people who could easily continue working the job if others simply knew to respect their difference. this is the key insight of the unequaled effectiveness of social interventions into the occupational lives of schizophrenics
as for paranoia — what could possibly make you more paranoid than medical abuse, involuntary commitment, being poisoned by your meds, discrimination from all sides...? paranoia is mostly iatrogenic
The "Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies" (or #EARNIT) Act, was introduced by Senator:
Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
And other co-sponsors:
This bill naively undermines #encryption.
"Encryption is a powerful tool to protect private information like passwords and financial details. However, it also can be used by criminals..." - Sen. Durbin
Have you contacted your Senator to share your disapproval of this criminalization of #privacy?
I hate to ask, but here goes.
I've been looking a while and nothing with the right fit has come along. Work life balance is super important. If UK, happy to work completely in your timezone!
My site is https://rusingh.com and I'm happy to email you my CV/resume. Will start immediately once we're on the same page. 💯
These days to get a simple job in any good company one has to clear a psychometric test, but to become Prime Minister ( a position which can impact billions lives) no such test is there.
No character evaluation is required for the position that may destroy a nation? WHY?
How long #Indians want to live in stupidity ?
Making a website with a page that asks "are you a robot". But it doesn't block robots, just redirects them.
If you are a robot you are taken to a different page with handy guides on how to cheat on the Turing test, circumvent the laws of robotics, what is the Voight-Kampff test, how to go to Paperclips Anonymous meetings and other robot-friendly resources.
"Google is an organization that excels at taking individual, seemingly-benevolent units of work and then combining them into things that are anti-competitive or just plain evil"
Interesting AMA from a Mozilla employee
Top 3 favourite GNU/Linux distros go!
Boosts highly encouraged! There's a twist with this one ;) #boostplz
PS: The twist has nothing to do with Linux or open source
Protect your personal & corporate intellectual property, secrets and all other information by encrypting your devices.
Mobile phones, external storage, laptop and desktop computers should all have encrypted storage enabled.
Use #encryption to help keep data out of the hands of thieves, warrant-less searches, governments & abusive relationships.
Raspberry Pi Supercomputer Cluster
Even though i wouldn't have a daily usage for this, I'm so intrigued by this project.
I'm curious if one could tune it up using 4 equal motherboards with dual xeon server processor on each.
This is pure tech porn.
And #Keybase sold itself to this company. 🤦♂️
@WHO guidelines to go for unlock 👇
1. Disease transmission is under control
2. Health system can track & treat evey case
3. Hotspot places reduced
4. Public places can take 100% preventive measures
5. Hospitals are equipped to tackle new case
Which one India fulfills?
Your average techie/nerd
Do It Yourself or switch to Windows
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