Met a new friend in SF once who called me a "technopagan." I'm not sure what that means, but maybe it's when you know computer, but look like a nature gay.

*Browsing Bandcamp*

"Loud Neighbor
Berlin, Germany"

Is that who's stomping around upstairs every day? 👀

I want to see the SiFive "RISC-V PC" :]

Hellphone 

I need a better small computer. This one is just a small web browser, because it can't be used as a computer, and none of the programs it offers are safe to use. But it's all I have at the moment.

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Voting, hellphone 

It wants me to install a bunch of apps (no doubt GDPR-violating spyware) to make voting easier. What the heck is voting like there anyway. I usually take a little walk and go into a building and cast my vote. How can aPpZ make it easier.

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Voting, hellphone 

My phone's package manager, which shows me ads and other shit, is now telling me to "register to vote." What is it talking about? There's no upcoming election, and I don't have to register to be able to vote. I exist and I'm old enough.

(Yeah, it thinks I'm USian, even though it's set to another country, language, everything.)

They also have all the other games. Maybe I can get a second-hand PS.

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They have Switch games at the library in our next home town. This will be good for my economy. :]

Emoji whine 

Also it gets pretty bad when screenreaders are involved.
What you thought you said: elf with long hair.
What the screenreader saw: fEmAlE elf.

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Cursing and goögle translate 

SV:
Du din jävel.
Jävla dåre.

Goögle-EN:
You bastard.
Fucking fool.

I don't think anyone in Sweden gives a shit if your parents were married or not when they produced you.

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Hur gör man om man bor i Tyskland och vill att något ska bli rent som fan?
Inga problem! renafan.de

Cursing and goögle translate 

It's as correct as when it translates Hlemmur to Cal train station.

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Cursing and goögle translate 

I don't like how curse-words are translated. I don't think calling someone a devil is the same as talking about fucking this or that or you. I know it tries to translate idiomatic X to idiomatic Y, but by doing so it also erases the differences between them.

Honorifics and names 

I wonder why <honorific> <last name> is the norm in some places, and <first name> in others. Maybe it has something to do with how last names work or used to work in the latter places, not really being part of your personal name. I learned that they decided to ditch honorifics and formal ways of address in Sweden as recently as the late 60s. IDK when they started with it. But only ~50 years later, using honorifics or formal "ni" or something is frowned upon.

Bad 

My big chungus bicycle tires are called XKING and give me bad ideas.

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Bad 

Kxng (gender-neutral king)

Emoji whine 

There's going to be "man with beard," "woman with beard," "gender-neutral person with beard." Can someone explain why there's even gender modifiers? The only difference is in appearance, with the manmoji having short hair, womanji long hair, and other gender stereotypes. Why not skip gender and just have hair, beard, and other appearance modifiers. I hate it.

Kaffekeps 

En keps som det bara står "kokkaffe" på. :D

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