So, I was going to do a thread with all of my highlights from the hellsite, but I couldn't find a whole bunch to post.
This, however, is my peak thus far: https://twitter.com/Knightly65/status/936287014772793344
2020's been so utterly ridiculous that I literally went to Britney Spears's Instagram to verify that a "screencap" of her posting a propaganda poster of Mao was Photoshopped. We aren't even a third of the way through the year, everything's fucking wild, and I feel like things are only going to escalate from here, fuck.
covid-adjacent, uspol, longish
@djsundog We'd also like to add one, if we may:
- Landlords waiving/holding off on collecting rent. If they have the pocket change to do this with such little pressure being put on them, that means they most definitely have the private hoards to be able to cut rent in half and still have plenty to live on.
covid-adjacent, uspol, longish
"every time anyone asks how anything will be funded it's merely to shut down the conversation."
I will not ever forget the day we dropped $1.5T into the market to reassure investors on the same day the senate left for a long weekend without voting on a relief bill. Ever. And neither should anyone else. Get radicalized or get the fuck out
re: covid-adjacent, uspol, longish
here's another one:
(net 60 is a common shorthand for "customer has 60 days to pay this invoice without penalty" also described as "60 days same as cash" financing in USian furniture stores and the ilk)
"It's a nice day," I observed, "Let's go for a stroll in town."
"It'll be a rare treat!"
It was a very short walk out of the woods.
Buildings towered over us, stiff lines and thick silhouettes.
"Do you know how to work a projector?" one of my cubs asked, staring longingly at a movie theater.
We ended up picking up some books at the store, though the alarms from the broken window were a little annoying.
hi friends, my trans Jewish boyfriend was just starting to get back on his feet after a really rough patch and then just when he was finally getting job interviews, they all got cancelled due to public health protocols. he needs help making rent at the end of the month ($900), and anything you have to spare would really really help: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme2/quinnebrown #TransCrowdFund #PleasBoost
people who are teenagers now??? you're gonna be really freaked out in 10 years when your younger siblings and cousins start snapping back at you with a knobbly "ok zoomer!" if you question their daily habit of omnicasting pointcloud data of themselves gesticulating wildly with electrode pads all over their faces
covid, targeted mh/coping resource site
This is mostly link aggregation completed by the team behind the Shine self-care app and Mental Health America.
It looks carefully chosen and well-curated to provide tools and advice that is carefully separate from the information firehose, in a variety of formats depending on what you feel may help you.
I highly recommend Seedship, a free narrative browser roguelike optimized for all display types. Basically, there's no way you don't have the ability to play it, it'll run perfectly resized and optimized on the touchscreen of your smart refrigerator. And it's excellent.
The conceit is that you're an AI who cares for humanity over millions of years, their frozen bodies resting in your hull as you fly through space, trying desperately to find them a new planet. The gameplay is interesting, and delivers on great zen roguelike, but even better is the story and difficult moral decisions.
You're out of probes. Do you land here permanently, not knowing if there's a local population who might try to kill you all?
The sea here is boiling. The air is humid and unpleasant. Otherwise, it's lovely... is a constant medium level of discomfort whenever they're outside an okay thing to subject these humans to? What if you pass up this chance and never find anything better? It would be all your fault.
You have some free time between stars. Do you run diagnostics... or do you read through the humans' stored cultural database, and maybe try to learn how to write poetry? Will they appreciate your cold, mechanical prose? Even if they don't, is it okay for you to just do this one thing for yourself? You deserve it.
Try it. See if you can beat my high score. Bet you can't make your humans happier than my humans 😚
I dreamt I tried to join an antifascist werewolf pack in order to gear up for the upcoming revolution (people agreed on september the 3rd). The secret hideout password was "Ultimate Antifascist Werewolf" (you had to stress the first syllable of each word). I woke up before entering the hideout though
Okay, so, uh, yeah, there's nothing stopping someone from running nextcloud server locally on debian on pinephone, if that's a thing someone wanted to do for some reason...
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