Ok, belated #introduction
I'm Luna, I work as a robotics engineer on big four-wheeled toasters, something like "full-stack but the backend is a robot."
I'm new to my city and new to this life, so looking for friends & more! Say hi!
oh and #hyperpop
bored of free, open source software. i am now only interested in "win32 shareware and abandonware"
- fast on modern computers
- extremely large catalog, basically infinite
- huge variations in quality, mysterious
- usually just like 1 exe file
- try it! dont like it? delete it!
- consistent UI look-and-feel
- when it's not visually consistent it's at least Visually Rad
- no source code no cheating
- modify functionality with game trainer Poke utility, resource editor, or cracked copy of IDA Pro
I realized something I didn't expect from the #FFS surgery: not only did they move my hairline, but my widow's peaks are gone. They didn't do plugs or anything, I think they just removed the part of my scalp that was bald and pulled the other parts over, since I would've had extra skin anyway. It's very confusing, though.
also I think it’s called USB4 Gen 3x2 (ugggggggggh) because it’s not 40Gbps x1, but 20Gbps x2, which lmao
Like this is just a bad question all around
Why is it gated? There are people who the answer to "women only" is "no" but who should still answer this. Trans mascs? Intersex?
Just mainline it in the form. Cis men et al know the answer to "reached menopause" or "chance currently pregnant"
Also, it's ambiguous what they're asking. "Hysterectomy" -- are you asking if I have a uterus? This is vague even for cis women.
If your form sucks, I'll just have to be a bitch and fill it out accurately anyway.
Old but still relevant & infuriating article describing how Flo (a period tracker app) was selling this data to third-parties, and misleading users into thinking they weren't. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/28/us/period-apps-health-technology-women-privacy.html
A disgusting example of 'you are the product' monetization.
robotics engineer, trans woman, hopeless romantic, probably looking out the subway window
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