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believing that people have True Names - hokey but understandable
believing that each person has a single True Name - unduly limiting but not impossible
believing that a person's One True Name is whatever a government registry has on their records - the perfect blend of authoritarian and bureaucratic
cheat codes cheapen the authenticity of the art of the game
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
cheat codes cut away distraction & delay, revealing the authentic fulness of the game's artistic merit
if cops are sheepdogs, they are never guard dogs but herding dogs
if they ever think they're attacking wolves, they're never attacking wolves, just the sheep they don't like
and the shepherd is a very bad shepherd and does not give a shit about the sheep
so the herding dogs start eating the sheep
the wolves are being fed by the shepherd adequately enough
I hear Turkey's banned the use of cryptocurrencies for payments, "even the broken clock..." indeed, huh.
Apparently India is to enact a similar ban, and chances are US follows.
I don't really care about why exactly these govts or others will ban it, but in any case these environment murdering ancap bs gotta go, one way or another. Privatisation of money is a terrible idea, and popular cryptocurrencies are the worst possible execution of the worst idea ever.
a compromise on the meta
@carcinopithecus In my circles, that's the same as a queef, so a similar argument against it could be used.
Man, and we thought cyberpunk authors were exaggerating with their zaibatsus and their corporate ownership
Hey, some cancel culture people want to ban queer books for children at my kid's school. Could y'all sign this petition and let the school district know those lgbtq+ books are good?
This article about being plus-size in #Korea (though given what a joke "plus-size" has become I wish she'd just say fat) ended on a more positive note than I expected! https://medium.com/without-borders/being-plus-size-in-korea-84e264f08d90
Also my main takeaway: A doctor who isn't a fatphobic ass? Contact info please!
Drawbacks of renaming "toot" to "post": approximately 100% of documentation and articles about Mastodon's basic functionality need to be updated. more than half of the mobile apps have retroactively confusing names. Mastodon becomes more sterile and corporate feeling.
Benefits of renaming "toot" to "post": ?
Drawbacks of allowing regular full text search: ?
Benefits of allowing regular full text search: the software stops gaslighting people. drama stops being entirely dependent on hearsay and the truthfulness of all involved.
Drawbacks of graylist federation: ?
Benefits of graylist federation: deciding whether or not to federate with a new domain is actually a decision you get to make.
Eugen locked the discussion for the "make everything as sterile and corporate as possible" pull request.
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