bot test 

@RumPartov Who invented boolean algebra?

@dzuk just TIL'd that boolean was named after a dude called Boole. So I'm trying to convince zir that integer numbers are named after Hans Integer.

neurotypicals, ableism, "giftedness" 

Stop calling any aptitudes or skills that neurodivergent people may have "gifts". It erases the agency of ND people, it reinforces harmful narratives, and it's overall creepy as fuck.

re: nonbinary 

@RadiantEmber I agree, I feel like there's a lot of "uncover who you really are" narratives in the trans and queer communities, and a lot of essentialism. Like, there's an inner core hidden man/woman/enby inside you and you must find it.

Instead of simply "If I assert myself as X, and if I'm affirmed as such by others, it will work and make me happy".

re: nonbinary 

@monsterblue Yeah, totally. I'm just approaching this in the context of helping someone figure out if they're nonbinary (which I think is the original context of the question).

It's the simplest correct answer for me to say "I'm nonbinary because I assert I am nonbinary", but it doesn't help people who question their own gender identity.

Maybe rephrasing the question as "Should I assert that I'm nonbinary?" would be more helpful, because it doesn't presuppose gender essentialism?

re: nonbinary 

Some people say "I don't feel male or female", but I don't even understand what it means to "feel male/female". I have even asked (when I was first exploring gender in my late teens) and no one could give me a satisfactory answer. Is there some gender->feeling synaesthesia I'm not privy to?

I could understand genders as roles or performances or styles or aesthetics, but that interpretation is problematic, and especially with some nonbinary identities doesn't simplify anything.

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I just saw in my recommended videos: "How to know if you're Non Binary"

It's made by a nonbinary person and ofc their experience is valid.

But my brain is in overdrive trying to answer that question myself, or even to understand the question.

I don't know how to meaningfully describe how I know if I'm nonbinary. "Gender doesn't make sense to me and it's simpler if I don't attribute it to myself" feels like a cop-out because it's an appeal to parsimony.

@fraggle or (!x ^ !y) or (x ? !y : y), probably the latter being least hacky/clever

re: autism, psychiatry 

okay, it is awful

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re: autism, psychiatry 

okay this might be not awful

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re: autism, psychiatry 

the first chord made me think of this song i like which is a good sign

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@ShadyFennec I'm pretty sure @RumPartov can do furry RP if you ask, despite using baseline GPT-2 model.

parastat dev 

fucking around with a test Parastat instance, me using a CLI client and @dzuk using the Web client

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