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⭐ interact before follow: if i don't recognize your account immediately and i'm not following you, i'll look for a fav/reply/boost within the last couple screens of my notifications column. if i still find nothing, your req is unlikely to be approved

🚫 i block and unblock a lot, nothing personal (usually)

📣 anything i post unlisted or public may be boosted

👻 unsolicited dm only iff action is required wrt sensitive drama im already involved in, or we're friends irl

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:blobthinking: believing that people have True Names - hokey but understandable

:blob_gnikniht: believing that each person has a single True Name - unduly limiting but not impossible

:hot_shit: :oh_no: believing that a person's One True Name is whatever a government registry has on their records - the perfect blend of authoritarian and bureaucratic

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:blob_gnikniht: cheat codes cheapen the authenticity of the art of the game

:blobcoffee: cheat codes are an invaluable tool not only in dev but also on the user end, whether simply to access already-paid-for content or to resolve any number of technical or logistical problems that no developer can hope to anticipate without the most draconian & self-limiting of walled garden setups

:blobaww: cheat codes cut away distraction & delay, revealing the authentic fulness of the game's artistic merit

here is an aspect of intellectual property, especially patents that seems to be too rarely discussed: directly discouraging innovation.

when i have a cool idea that is vaguely technological, one of my first thought is "i bet some douchebag already patented it". and how could i disprove that? hire a lawyer for all my savings to look though the millions of active patents? wow, what lovely prospects for my ideas 🤡.

#patents #monopoly #innovation

@suricrasia music theory is how we know time cube is real

not familiar with parodied song from LB so i'm just imagining this with "amogus" instead of "angels"

😫✋ one of us is crying 🎶
😏👉 amogus is crying 🎶

masks in public 

@eri it'll probably get people who were already wearing masks to keep wearing their masks and not give in to the pandemic fatigue.

Hey! Started A GoFundMe to try and raise some money so that I don't have to cancel my trip to see my girlfriend in November after my hours got cut at my job recently.

Would appreciate any help.
> Wall to wall, racks and racks of vat-grown proto-brains sit in an ever-flowing slurry of nutrient bath. They are perfect beings of utility...



It does happen occasionally. Kid's comic I was reading (Bamse the thunder bear) had a one page Shoah lecture with details on Treblinka, Auschwitz, showers, gas etc. I was four. It was a trauma, but it was a life-long lesson and a truth we can't forget.

So we can get shown stuff, even horrific stuff, from outside our comfort zone, and that can be good, healthy even. But there's a difference between the occasional outlier vs scrambling all statements (true and false) into pure meaningless white noise (probably better known as "the marketplace of ideas"). the norman invasion and its consequences have been a disaster for the english language

@reynir that's the good thing about a plurality of opinions I suppose. But I have seen so many wrong and disingenuous reports on fediblock (usually from what I will loosely refer to as the political class). The idea is good in practice, but the problem is that there is no effort into ensuring the accuracy of the information provided.

#fediblock has platformed, and continue to platform false accusations, something that reminds me all to much of the post-truth politics that we see movements such as antivax or qanon capitalize on.

I mean, a bad actor could without issue pose as e.g. a trans person on the fediverse, and then start to spread false accusations through #fediblock against trans people, a tactic that historically has been used to destroy labor movements, animal rights movements, heck, even the free software movement.

It should be of no doubt to many that the constant in fighting in the left is in no part just an organic occurrence, but one that is propagated by a minority of bad actors, that pray on the good faith of others through unregulated channels such as #fediblock.

Given how trivial it is to provide receipts in the age of information technology, it simply must be a necessary prerequisite for such accusations to be raised. If we are to just blindly trust people on the internet without any verification we are literally just laying a loaded gun on the table, and hoping that no one is gonna use it to hurt us.

Of course, all that aside, we know from cyber security that “safe defaults” is a must to establish a system with integrity, so I'm surprised that it's controversial to call #fediblock in it's current existence a horrible idea.
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