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Acclaimed beta tester of iOS and OS X software. Dachshund, Golden Retriever, iPad and iA Writer addict with a proclivity for Open Source and Apple. If there is music, then it is metal and hard rock. Officially knighted by https://mastodon.social/@lisamelton.


Interests include Tiananmen Square and democracy.

Struggles against the bourgeois, like a proper human being.

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GottaLaff, to climate
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⚠️”Water cycle that shuttles Earth’s most vital resource around in unending, life-giving loop is in trouble. has disrupted that cycle’s delicate balance, upsetting how water circulates between the ground, oceans & atmosphere.

From extreme precipitation & flooding to drought & contaminated water supplies, almost every part of US faced some conseq & the shifting availability of water”
. https://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/climate-change-throwing-water-cycle-chaos-us-rcna137892

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@GottaLaff we are so fucking fucked, so when are we going to behead the ruling elite?

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@GottaLaff I kinda wonder if you would be able to argue self defense shooting Elon Musk. His private jet emissions in a year alone make up what my lifetime would.

GottaLaff, to random
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Gov. Gavin Newsom's super PAC launches TV ad targeting GOP on

Campaign for Democracy will run TV ads in Tennessee targeting two state bills that would restrict minors traveling out of state for abortion care.

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@GottaLaff there is a slick haired centrist with his eyes on a run in 2028.

taylorlorenz, to random
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I sat down with Chaya Raichik of LibsofTikTok to talk about Nex's death, her role in Oklahoma politics, her beliefs on gender, the great replacement theory, sex education, her false accusations against the Uvalde shooter, why she and Seth Dillon cut ties and more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XL-40gDBRx0&t=2359s

Read my latest story on her impact in Oklahoma: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2024/02/24/libs-tiktok-oklahoma-nonbinary-teen-death/

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@taylorlorenz why not interview someone at TikTok, as to why they allow this hate monger a platform, which she uses to get trans kids killed?

Why give her yet another platform?

n3wjack, (edited ) to random
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This has probably been done before, but I'm still curious how the OS spread is on the fedi.

What are you running on your main* personal desktop/laptop?

Boost for reach please! 😍

  • The machine you use the most. 😉
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@n3wjack @lisamelton the machine I use the most is my iPad Pro, so iPadOS.

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@n3wjack I have an older iMac 5K, but I hardly ever use it. My iPad Pro is faster, the software is superior and it is always with me, while I have to go to my office to use my Mac.

My point was more than you ignore how powerful something like the iPad Pro is, quite a lot of people don’t need a laptop anymore.

MissingThePt, to random
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DavidNielsen, (edited )
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@MissingThePt someone hasn’t heard of the First Amendment.

MAKS23, to random Ukrainian
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🇳🇱 The Netherlands announced the transfer of the VERA-NG radar to Ukraine.

👀 VERA-NG provides an advanced and modern passive surveillance system designed to detect, locate, identify and track air, ground and sea targets.

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@MAKS23 @DemocracyMattersALot it looks like it was designed to do something intense to someone’s rear end.

chad, to random
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@chad @indigenous_commentator I don’t care about the rest of the poem, going after trans people is wrong period and being loud as fuck when someone demonizes them is plain right.

I don’t do it being I am in the closet, in the egg or because I am angling for future paybacks on favors, nobody should. It is right, that is reason enough.

brain roar GIF

GottaLaff, to legal
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👀 Jury reaches #verdict in trial against the #NRA and Wayne #LaPierre
Jurors deliberated for five days in the civil corruption trial in New York against the National Rifle Association and its executives. #legal


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@GottaLaff they are guilty of far worse crimes than this, but it is a start.

rooster, to random
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I really hate being called hon

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@lisamelton @rooster as my ex, a proud North Carolinian, used to say, everyone’s name appears to be Sugar, Honey or Darling.

realTuckFrumper, to random
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@realTuckFrumper @DemocracyMattersALot if even an inept pigfucker like David Cameron can figure this out, then you are really a dimwitted useful moron, if you still willfully do not agree.

MnemosyneSinger, to random
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Fuck. How did it take me 40 fucking years to realize I'm fucking autistic? It's so obvious now I can never doubt it again and all it took was getting high for a trip to the dentist to make me see it more clearly than ever before. It explains everything about me. Holy Fuck.

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@MnemosyneSinger welcome to the club, it took me about the same time, though I didn’t get high, so I kinda feel cheated.

GottaLaff, to random
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This. Was excellent.

“Pundits suggest replacing President Biden as the Democratic nominee because they don’t understand the job of the presidency or how conventions work. Lawrence O’Donnell gives a history lesson in governing in the age of television.”


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@karlauerbach @GottaLaff we must hold our noses. I am not crazy about Biden, though he does have a decent record. My biggest fear is that this will be a standard American election, where all the focus is on the big seat.

We need to help young progressives run for every other position, so we can push for a progressive like AOC to become the nominee next cycle, rather than Harris, who would be a continuation of the current incremental slightly less shit policies.

arstechnica, to random
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Unvaccinated Florida kids exposed to measles can skip quarantine, officials say

On Tuesday, nearly 20 percent of the school's 1,067 students were reportedly absent.


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@arstechnica @lisamelton do me a favor, if you see this gentleman in the street, cough on him. Some of us are likely to have an airborne disease that could inconvenience him.

GottaLaff, to random
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Teamsters give GOP first major donation in years with $45,000 to RNC https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2024/02/21/teamsters-trump-biden-union/

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@GottaLaff I say this with all possible respect for a group who have historically had… important friends about whom Scorsese have directed multiple movies… but fuck you people. Your members will be much better served by progressive representation.

GottaLaff, to random
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That's some platform, GOP Fascist Party: "NO SEX FOR PLEASURE!" Should garner a whole lotta votes.


Via Adam Jentleson:

Highly influential heritage foundation, which would help staff & direct a future Trump admin, literally said that a key conserv policy goal is “ending recreational sex.” they said it, not me. IMO we should take them both seriously & literally

(Heritage quote in next toot)

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@PandaChronicle @GottaLaff given the rate at which they diddle minors and side with a convicted rapist, I thought that part was clear.

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@PandaChronicle whenever I hear the word Republican now, my mind kinda overwrites it with pedobear enthusiast. They like their partners like their whiskey, 12 years old and mixed up with coke.

GottaLaff, to random
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😏Via Elie Mystal:

Alabama: Embryos are babies.

Me: Oh, so we can't deport mothers carrying American citizens.

Alabama: Wait.

Me: Also dudes are on the hook for child support nine months earlier.

Alabama: No. Not like that!

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@GottaLaff it is almost like the protection of life really isn’t the point… what could it be I wonder?

Are they… doing a patriarchy?

GottaLaff, to random
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Former CNN anchor John Avlon announced a bid Wednesday for ’s first congressional district, claiming “democracy is in danger.”

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@GottaLaff a founding member of yet another, ever right moving center worshipping, way for people to vote for the empire of evil.

He is part of the threat to democracy, so he can kiss my ass.

br00t4c, to random
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▶ Alina Habba SWEARS She'll Make It Right After Losing All Trump's Cases


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@br00t4c @DemocracyMattersALot let’s calculate how many nights you will have to be humped by that whale to make up the immense loss sweetie. We know how much Stormy was paid off by, so it is fairly simple math.

theusasingers, to random
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Wrong NY Times, we’re not exhausted.

We are fired up, motivated, united, and ready to defeat Donald Trump and his MAGA cult once and for all.

The Blue Wave will inundate America and cleanse our beleaguered nation from their fascist Christian nationalist filth.

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@theusasingers @GottaLaff I see this as the best chance in my lifetime of truly defeating capitalism and conservatism. All we need to do is push hard on all fronts, especially to keep the media focused.

Let’s fucking go people!

Sheril, to science
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Born in 1906, computer scientist Grace Hopper invented the first compiler for computer programming language & was among the first programmers of the Harvard Mk1 computer.

Hopper popularized the idea of machine-independent programming languages & paved the way to develop COBOL (an early high-level programming language). She originated the term "bug" to describe computer glitches & became a celebrated Rear Admiral in the US Navy. https://news.yale.edu/2017/02/10/grace-murray-hopper-1906-1992-legacy-innovation-and-service

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@Sheril @lisamelton out of respect for this absolute legend, I shall nobly resist the urge to make any rear admiral jokes.

There should be statues of Grace Hopper in every major city, her life should be the subject of textbooks and movies. She was a total bad ass, perhaps one of the most important people to ever live.

Skepticat, to random
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If you're not wrapping a present and signing a card in the car, are you really on your way to a birthday party you've known about for 6 weeks?

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@Skepticat in my defense, it isn’t my wedding, I totally remembered that one and prepared accordingly.

This is just showing a lack of respect for beloved friends of the family, one of whom has a father recovering from cancer in the jaw.

Tomorrow, I promise, also I hope my cold subsides, I’d hate to endanger the recovering gentleman.

danirabbit, to random
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These kinds of little details and putting love into every corner of the experience are what makes working on @elementary OS so rewarding for me. Also, welcome back to Marius!



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@danirabbit lady, you rock at an above average level.

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