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kgb_operative  ·  1607 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Explaining white privilege to a broke white person

Well yes, actually: if people who benefit from structural prejudices were able to see the ways in which they benefit from those systems along with the flipside detriments, then we might get more people within the dominant groups self-reflective enough to question whether their own behavior feeds into the systems of prejudice.

On race and gender privilege vs class privilege: it's very easy to ignore the privilege you have in favor of the privilege that you don't. Class is a large problem, but class issues cannot be easily separated from race issues when white america spent more than a century after ending slavery baking systemic racism into the economic foundations of the country.

kgb_operative  ·  1609 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I love the social pressure on this site

I always did that on reddit as well, but it's a system that really only works if the comment section is worth a damn. :)

kgb_operative  ·  1612 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 131st Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

I've been listening to the Chosen Families series from DJ CPI as background music at the office. She's a really interesting DJ who makes album and longer length curated mixes, and there isn't a whole lot of her work that I don't like.

Directions to my Special Place

Glittering, Waiting

Always More Than This

Oh Glorious Perversions

Edit: I'm embarrassed by my inability to embed those mixcloud links, is that just for youtube/soundcloud?

kgb_operative  ·  1612 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ubuntu party - I Am Because We Are

I think that it's rather clever as well, since it taps into the same sense of 'us' from fascist or nationalist 'us vs them' sentiments, and then in the next breath explicitly rejects the notion of 'them'.

kgb_operative  ·  1613 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Reddit's CEO resigns

It's a different way, and better isn't a useful term unless you define your metrics for what constitutes better/worse. Users here are far more responsible for managing their own curation, and topic-specific communities will be much more weakly defined and amorphous. Significant growth of this site will be a real stress test for how this style of social media will work at scale.

One of the great features of reddit is the ability to create small, closeknit, well-defined, single topic communities that can be joined with little hassle by new members.

kgb_operative  ·  1613 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Anyone know of a good free/opensource drafting program

That's a neat program, but I already have the architectural design phase done and I need to draw up the construction documents for the permit process and so I can start ordering materials. Sorry for not making that more clear.

kgb_operative  ·  1613 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Reddit's CEO resigns

It's not the admins (read: reddit employees) making those changes, tho. The mods are the ones who're making those changes and decisions, and they are doing that in large part as a response to a shift in the userbase that has lead to a lot more bitter fights over anything related to social justice issues.

The actual changes coming from the admin team have been almost unnoticeable, and even the banning of FPH was reasonably in line with their banning of other subs like /gameoftrolls and /niggers.

kgb_operative  ·  1613 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Reddit's CEO resigns

Because of her specifically?

kgb_operative  ·  1617 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Thanks for the nostalgia, hubski!

I've recently gotten back into D&D (because I my friend had an epic D&D campaign as his bach party, and it rekindled the habit), and I've been planning as a DM because no one I know where I live has ever played. What's been your experience with 5e as a newb?

kgb_operative  ·  1617 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Thanks for the nostalgia, hubski!

I love you nerds.

kgb_operative  ·  1617 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Thanks for the nostalgia, hubski!

Doom and Zork were the first two games I'd every played (after my grandpa told me I was "too old" for Reader Rabbit) so this was a really cool find for me.

To your point: there's a good reason why it reminds you so much of D&D.

:3

kgb_operative  ·  1617 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What is the proper Hubski etiquette when replying to an old comment?

That's been my experience with reddit as well. if the post was older than a few hours I either looked for a subthread to comment in or just moved on altogether. I'm really hoping that doesn't happen here if it gets too big.