LA teachers' strike settlement Show more
#Labor union representing #LA teachers has won a 'historic' settlement from the LA Unified School district. A lesson in the importance of the right to strike https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2019/01/22/lausd-strike-over-settled-update-la-teachers-utla/2608048002/
tech Show more
ubuntu unity adds a feature that sends your search queries to amazon over https. this feature is enabled by default but can be turned off. RESULT: community-wide outrage, massive backlash, feature is set to opt-in and has since been removed
windows 10 adds ridiculously invasive spying to its operating system, bakes in ads, bundles candy crush, forces restarts for updates, aggressively forces upgrading from windows 7/8/8.1 for an entire year, uses the insider rings to test buggy updates, repeatedly "accidentally" resets the default browser to edge, injects advertisements for edge into the operating system, advertises onedrive from the file manager, forces invasive telemetry on users that can be made less invasive (but never disabled) by upgrading to the more expensive version... RESULT: outrage, backlash, etc. some hold on to 7/8.1 but eventually give in. windows 10 becomes the most popular OS in the world. users accept that this is the way things are now.
Contraceptive Pill - The Pope Show more
The idea of not taking the combined pill everyday was invented by a catholic man to try and appease the Pope. We've been taking the pill wrongly for 60 years.
lol he drove a digger into the hotel he built after they didn’t pay him https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jan/22/police-seek-digger-driver-who-trashed-brand-new-travelodge
I especially enjoy takes that she uses Twitter and Instagram, which is bad, ignoring that every single congressperson has at least one Twitter and Instagram account, usually more than one. And ignoring that it’s still in the news every day about how the President won the election partially by gaming social media.
It’s almost as if they’re jealous that she’s good at online and perhaps they just disagree with her politics but are too cowardly to say so. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
racism, labor struggle Show more
i remember a little while ago i saw a news story that said Indian people were smashing up solar panels because they were afraid it would use up the Sun's energy. i dug deeper and found that it was actually a worker action because they hadn't been paid for installing the panels. be extremely skeptical of news from abroad that tries to paint foreign working class people as primitive and not having class consciousness
Kamala Harris is a TERF cop. https://www.washingtonblade.com/2015/05/05/harris-renews-effort-to-block-gender-reassignment-for-trans-inmate/
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