@sir Its a particular quirk of US law due to how the separation of powers doctrine shakes out. Courts are sharply constrained to only hearing actual "cases or controversies" since letting them rule on just any law would turn them into a quasi-legislature.

It will depend on why you are arguing that the law should not apply. If it's for constitutional reasons, no. You can sue if the injury to you is actual or imminent. If it is for other reasons you may have to violate the law in order to get into court.

Absolutely. The themes are deep, Stevie Nicks' voice is a powerhouse and Lindsey Buckingham is one of the best guitarists ever.

My parents introduced me to them when I was young but I don't think I really appreciated them until I re-discovered them for myself as an adult. Crying is definitely a not-uncommon response.

hey guys? guys? you think maybe creating this single program that has to do literally everything from implementing a filesystem to 3 different virtual machines to parsers for god knows how many file formats may have been an inherently bad idea that would inevitably concentrate power within the like 3 organizations on the planet that can actually afford to maintain this kind of clusterfuck?

I'm enjoying using Sourcehut from @sir instead of github these days.

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@uint8_t How the hell have I missed reading about this until now?? Thank you for the link!

For anyone who fancied the #Librem Five but are fed up with the developers politics, or found the price to be way too high, here is something that might be interesting for you: liliputing.com/2019/06/pinepho #PinePhone #Pine64

Huh, that's my mistake then. I could have sworn they offered hosting as well.

Matrix, Nextcloud, Sourcehut. It's a not uncommon model.

The stated rationale for Google's disabling ad blockers in Chrome is exactly why humans will not solve climate change: people are incapable of accepting any perceived diminishing of their quality of life.

Yeah, sorry. My toot was poorly said. I was trying to agree with you by exemplifying the existence of the thing you were holding up as possible and desirable.


Strikes and protests are inconvenient and loud and costly and a bit of an imposition on the rest of us

This is on purpose

It's *supposed* to be this way

If you are inconvenienced, it's working

Support the workers anyway

Man, I missed some fedidrama last night! I can only barely parse out what happened from the backscroll on my feed!

Striking is not meant to be convenient for you...

So Gab has decided that their own code that they spent $5M of investor money developing is so unsalvageably bad that they're going to use Mastodon's code instead, with the added bonus of leeching off of our apps (with Gab apps being banned from app stores)

This is an early warning to fellow admins to be vigilant and domain-block them on sight, when/if they appear (unconfirmed whether they intend to federate), and to app devs to consider if blocking Gab's domains from their app is necessary.

@Are0h Like if cyberpunk had focused on Vermont instead of Tokyo.

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