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bourgeois thirtysomething from the west coast.

in 5 characters: sydney carton, nick carraway, edmund pevensie, arthur dent, that guard who gives the doom slayer the plasma rifle

what to expect to get shared: speculative fiction, invertebrate biology, shitposts, the occasional social justice and/or christian virtue signalling.

pronouns: he; they only in the institutional indefinite, e.g. "they don't make [widget] the way they used to". (and indeed i don't.)

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Nifty visualization of fediverse connections: fediverse.space/
thanks to @king for this link!

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hating capitalism but still oddly nostalgic about old consumer technology

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calling it the feminine diminutive "corvette" implies the existence of some larger, more masculine "corvus," yes, a great metallic bird of chrome and steel, capable of tool use and construction, its gargantuan wingspan casting a silhouette of the chevrolet logo as it drops a ford f-150 from 1000 feet onto a paved highway to more easily feed on its shattered entrails,

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[1.Ch.] Internet 

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Today I am releasing the NPL,
The Non-Violent Public License.

thufie.lain.haus/NPL.html

Please take a look if you have been involved with recent discussions about the ethics of free-software's software's use in practice. Think of it as an AGPL but with ethical restrictions on usage (so violating "freedom" 0 but whatever).

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ableism 

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revisiting fire emblem 1's spritework, i am impressed once again by the sheer amount of work that went into animation, the excellent balance they struck between readable detailing and sense of scale. these are some of the most fluid, naturally proportioned sprites on the NES.

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@dredmorbius It's often described as a 'design-first' approach and frankly, it's make me very worried about Designers. I used to think of them as metaphorically flirting with fascism... now I feel that it's not just metaphorical.

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> The framework of “One Country, Two Systems,” [ . . . ] was originally formulated to draw Taiwan back into China’s fold. So Taiwan has long viewed Hong Kong’s fate as a potential prequel to its own fate, if it, too, were to be annexed by China.

popula.com/2019/01/07/hong-kon…
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@feonixrift @monorail Just never charge your phone directly, charge your power bank that you always have with you anyway.
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Every once in a while you see an article or something floating around that talks about people using public phone charging stations to steal data, and warning that if you're going to use them to use a special charging-only cable. Obviously, those are kind of a specialty item that you'd have to buy from online or whatever. Sometimes they're selling you a specific one. But all they are is a USB cable with the two power lines, but no data lines.

So here's how to make one!

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Welp, Steam has forced Canonical's hand. They've announced Ubuntu will continue to support 32-bit software after all. 😅 zdnet.com/article/canonical-re

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