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Kevie mastodon (AP)
@gianf if you're on Twitter I'm kevie49 and I'm also that username on Telegram if you wish to study in contact 👍🏻
Kevie mastodon (AP)
study in contact, that should read stay in contact 😂😂😂
Thank you for caring, kevie. I'm not leaving and I don't have an account on twitter. 🙂
Thank you!

Took a few minutes this morning to put together a hex editor that shows the hex values and resulting chr sprite side-by-side.
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Added the option to see each 1-bit channels per line, and the assembled 4-colors result.
Eugen mastodon (AP)
I don't know what this is but it looks cool
a little hex editor
whtrbt mastodon (AP)
is nasu picking up the changes to the chr file automatically?
no, I press ctrl+r.
ah! you’re using zeros instead of stacking 1-bit chars- production games tend to pick between two graphics with palette swaps to save space

Watching ’Buffy’ made me realise the awesome music that came out in the late 90’s. Among this gem is ”I want to kill you” by Darling Violetta made for ”Vampire the masquerade”. I must have played this song a thousand times at least. Always thinking my darling malkavian character Rita Ullman loved the song, and imagining the camarilla court dancing to it.

https://youtu.be/c72kRV03_vE
Kevie mastodon (AP)
do you remember the TV show Power Hour, which became Raw Power and finally Noisy Mothers? It was on from 80s to 90s, it really was golden age for hard rock/metal IMHO.

Kevie mastodon (AP)
The Packers are making a game if this in the second half. Bucs lead Packers 28-23 at the start of the fourth quarter #
#NFL

Kevie mastodon (AP)
sorry to see that, you'll be missed. But I totally understand, that blog post could be mine if it were changed from Fediverse to Diaspora. There are many good folks out there, but the toxic ones can really ruin it. The final straw for me was sharing a recipe I tried and then I started getting abusive messages about the errors on the recipe page (wasn't my page, just wanted to share a lovely recipe).
Hi kevie. I'm not leaving fosstodon.
I just posted a link of a blog post from infosec-handbook team.
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In the end the tools are what users make of them, too.
Same old story.

HEY HEY :D
royo ActivityPub
HELLO FRIEND! :cooldog:

# # # I Drew a portrait of my diary.
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Spent morning reading about windcatchers.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windcatcher
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what did you learn about em?
learnt that it's what the people of the Valley Of the Wind used to vent their homes.

Kevie mastodon (AP)
It's whisky o'clock. Enjoying a Rittenhouse Straight Rye and watching the # # Cheers # *raises glass*
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Ben Zanin mastodon (AP)

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never obsolete mastodon (AP)
Final Doom (1996)
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JP mastodon (AP)
f l o a t i n g s k u l l c u b e
emmanuel mastodon (AP)
uff IDKFA

nuala mastodon (AP)
# Today (24.01.21) I went out for a walk to look at the thawing snow around Hereford. Some of the remaining flood water has frozen over!
Overcast sky, one story orange building, hedges in front, snow in forground
Frozen floodwater at Bishops Meadow park in Hereford
Fence in frozen floodwater at Bishops Meadow Hereford
Overcast sky, road bridge, flood barriers, snow in foreground.
#snow
Kevie mastodon (AP)
were not used to the cold up here, so anything below 5°C has us reaching for thermal undergarments and multi layers of fur lined clothing 😂😂😂
nuala mastodon (AP)
sounds a lot more sensible than the man I saw earlier, who was wearing shorts!
Kevie mastodon (AP)
brrrr even thinking about that makes me shiver LOL 😂😂😂
Kevie mastodon (AP)
I'll stick to a nice paced walk followed by a # ☕😀

I finally got around to publishing my video about the awesome # powered #! Let me know what you guys think.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geiHgB5cJcA
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Kevie mastodon (AP)
Halftime in the NFC Championship game: Bucs 21 Packers 10. Tom Brady really looks ageless, but time has to catch up with him at some point (He's 43 now and not showing signs of slowing down or his skill set depreciating) #
#NFL

Shadow of Yserbius (Ybarra Productions/Sierra On-Line, 1993) #
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Basil mastodon (AP)
Mrs Basil considering banning me from watching ManU at this point. She has decided there's a correlation.

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Today's threads (a thread).

Inside: Stop saying "it's not censorship if it's not the government"; Trump's swamp gators find corporate refuge; and more!

Archived at: https://pluralistic.net/2021/01/24/1a/

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# Wells Fargo’s ex-CEO will pay $17.5m in fines and never work in banking again (but he is still very, very rich) https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/business/2020/01/23/wells-fargo-ex-ceo-john-stumpf-banned-banking-fined-17-5-m/4555993002/

# Howto: roleplay a suit of armor filled with bees https://twitter.com/snickelsox/status/1220422182045659143

# Jamie Dimon is a (highly selective) socialist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT9mzlC9rcU

# Majority of UK booze-industry revenues come from problem drinkers https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jan/22/problem-drinkers-alcohol-industry-most-sales-figures-reveal

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# US insurers, sick of being gouged by Big Pharma, will develop cheap generics https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/01/sick-of-big-pharmas-pricing-health-insurers-pledge-55m-for-cheap-generics/

# White nationalists planned to murder cops and pro-gun protesters in Virginia https://www.cbsnews.com/news/gun-rally-virginia-documents-allege-base-members-discussed-starting-civil-war-2020-01-21/

# A sober look at kratom, a psychoactive plant that has many claimed benefits, and has also inspired a moral panic https://www.wired.com/story/release-the-kratom-inside-drug-culture/

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# Microsoft employs a giant plush Clippy whose performer has a large Clippy tattoo https://twitter.com/radmint/status/1214226032946905088

# Unauthorized Charcoal: GE fridges won’t dispense ice or water unless your filter authenticates as an official ($55!) component https://twitter.com/IamShaneMorris/status/1220367934947758080

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Friday's threads: Launching a print edition of HOW TO DESTROY SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM; EFF's transition memo for the Biden admin; How one of America's most abusive employers gets away with it; and more!

https://mamot.fr/@pluralistic/105600569663357251

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My latest novel is Attack Surface, a sequel to my bestselling Little Brother books. @washingtonpost called it "a political cyberthriller, vigorous, bold and savvy about the limits of revolution and resistance."

Get signed books from @darkdel: https://www.darkdel.com/store/p1840/Available_Now%3A_Attack_Surface.html

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My 2020 book "How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism" is a critique of Big Tech connecting conspiratorial thinking to the rise of tech monopolies and proposing a way to deal with both:

https://onezero.medium.com/how-to-destroy-surveillance-capitalism-8135e6744d59

Now, it's available in paperback!

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/how-to-destroy-surveillance-capitalism-cory-doctorow/1138653669

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My ebooks and audiobooks (from @torbooks, @HoZ_Books, @mcsweeneys, and others) are for sale all over the net, but I sell 'em too, and when you buy 'em from me, I earn twice as much and you get books with no DRM and no license "agreements."

https://craphound.com/shop/

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Upcoming appearances:

* Evening with William Gibson, Jan 25, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/william-gibson-cory-doctorow-agency-tickets-132831910821

* Launch for the print edition of HOW TO DESTROY SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM, Jan 28, https://medium.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GfnYHzZCSY-cCMVL5ZCDBw

* Launch for the young adult edition of Edward Snowden's memoir PERMANENT RECORD, Feb 9, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/edward-snowden-in-conversation-with-cory-doctorow-tickets-136734968973

* Boskone, 58, Feb 12-15, https://boskone.org/

* Keynote, NISO Plus, Feb 22-25, https://niso.plus/cory-doctorow-to-keynote-at-niso-plus-2021/

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My first picture book is out! It's called Poesy the Monster Slayer and it's an epic tale of bedtime-refusal, toy-hacking and monster-hunting, illustrated by Matt Rockefeller. It's the monster book I dreamt of reading to my own daughter.

https://pluralistic.net/2020/07/14/poesy-the-monster-slayer/#poesy

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Today's top sources: Late Stage Capitalism (https://www.reddit.com/r/LateStageCapitalism/).

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Have you seen the stories about how Trump administration officials and staffers for Ted Cruz are finding that no one in the private sector will hire them because they are forever tainted by their former bosses' disgraceful behavior?

They're bullshit.

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/01/ted-cruzs-former-staff-disgusted-by-his-new-low-for-trump.html

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As punishment for his multitude of sins as the president's personal attorney, Donald McGahn has been sentenced to the Wearing of the White Shoes, threatening people on behalf of the clients of corporate law powerhouse Jones Day.

Dina Powell's back at Goldman Sachs and Fiona Hill's back is nestled snug at the Brookings Institute.

And lest we forget, the lying garbage-person Sean Spicer is a fellow at Harvard, and used his clout to blackball the truth-telling hero Chelsea Manning.

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The swamp-to-industry pipeline was greased in the final hours of the Trump regime, when Trump signed an executive order rescinding Obama's rule that banned administration officials from immediately joining lobbying firms.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/20/politics/trump-revokes-lobby-ban/index.html

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AgnosticPreachersKid (modified)
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:White_House_DC.JPG

CC BY-SA
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en

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Ever walked through a grocery store and thought, this, all of this, it's all garbage.
not garbage per se, but at some point after i (mostly) stopped reading meat, it started to hit me how there's walls and walls filled with the stuff, and what that directly implies in terms of cruelty.

(of course, the same is true for most anything you buy, no ethical consumption under capitalism and all that...)
Brendan Howell mastodon (AP)
It's not grocery stores but when I see tourists coming out of Primark with already junky-looking, overstuffed shopping bags of barely functional, near-slave-made clothing, I imagine them proceeding to the next dumpster and throwing them in directly before ever wearing them, thereby reaching the ultimate stage of "fast fashion".

Danny O'B mastodon (AP)
I've got to say that I feel that the Common Lisp community is Eitaro Fukamachi and a bunch of people hoping he's doing okay.
vi21 🇹🇭 friendica (via ActivityPub)
@Danny O'B I wonder why doesn't he join Fediverse yet. 😛

Space-grown lettuce.
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space-grown lettuce != space lettuce that is actually grown on earth but will take you to space.
I wish I could float in space and water plants all day :sadness:
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edouard pleroma (AP)
Urbit-tan, by farfin
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eyes remind me of
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First time doing hydroponics on the boat. The microgreens turned out really well.
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Basil mastodon (AP)
Given today's news it should be pointed out, once again, the disparity between giving fines to individuals and not bothering to ensure that businesses don't endanger their employees.

So much for health and safety gone mad.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/23/minister-faces-fury-over-mass-covid-outbreak-at-top-government-agency

Andy C pleroma (AP)
Hey @jwildeboer hope you are enjoying your milestone birthday as much as you can.

Kevie mastodon (AP)
Good day everyone # # still snowy here today, this is rare indeed 😀
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ghostdancer mastodon (AP)
Wow! Beautiful, idyllic . I hope you can enjoy it.
Kevie mastodon (AP)
it was lovely earlier, but rain and snow since. It is Christmas card weather this 😍

If you think "It's not censorship unless the government does it," I want to change your mind.

It's absolutely true that the First Amendment only prohibits government action to suppress speech based on its content, but the First Amendment is not the last word on censorship.

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When the government censors, it's "unconstitutional censorship," but there are other forms of censorship that have always been with us and that we should all be concerned about.

When it comes to communications tech, competition policy is speech policy.

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Stevie-O mastodon (AP)
when government uses a medium such as Twitter or Facebook in an official capacity, it results in a direct censorship. It marginalises and silences those who do not have access. Those who are silenced are removed from receiving and responding to government communications.

In Canada, specifically in Nova Scotia last year, updates on an active shooter were sent out from the RCMP via twitter some 12 hours before any other medium, including emergency alerts via cell service.

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Claes Wallin 🇸🇪🇭🇰 friendica (via ActivityPub)
My friend has 7 IM applications, I have 6.

The two in common are WhatsApp and Skype.
Hong Kong or Sweden
ghostdancer mastodon (AP)
7! that's lot of them I have 3 and one of them not even installed on the phone only on the desktop.
sounds like a great opportunity to adopt and/or promote GNU jami! :-)

My current bedside library
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you're missing Solaris.
Ooo, you're right! It's on my list now!

"It seems to me that the ecosystem crisis we are experiencing, this terrible tierracide (a word invented by Glenn Albrecht to name the conscious murder of the Earth), can only be stopped by a profound change in our current civilizational paradigm."

https://spark.adobe.com/page/ucLFuLOEKK9Uo/
'The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.' - Emerson

Whoa, I just found out about https://paste.sr.ht. How do people know about it? It's not on the top nav or on https://sr.ht
found it in the man pages, I use it all the time :)

what sort of things are you into? Add a description.

Finally did it. Signed up today for a full, limitless, sailing course and license exam. Next few months I will be studying for it, hopefully around May I will join our nautical friends :)
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that's so exciting!!! good luck
Merveilles Sailing Club!

i went sailing for the first time in the weekend, and absolutely loved it.

ill probably take a course in march to become nautical ready and then aim towards getting a boat

im really excited 😁😁
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I wonder how many devoutly religious people believe the current events are a sign of the end of the world?
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ghostdancer mastodon (AP)
You forget the wildfires and the locusts. We're just a little bit short on big volcanoes and big earthquakes.

Claes Wallin 🇸🇪🇭🇰 friendica (via ActivityPub)
> [4-term Democrat Alabama governor George]‌ Wallace opposed desegregation and supported the policies of "Jim Crow" during the Civil Rights Movement, declaring in his 1963 inaugural address that he stood for "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Wallace

I'm really catching up on how bad the US has been after the abolitionists supposedly won the war.

Looked him up because he was mentioned in https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/01/20/the-nazification-of-the-republican-party/ and I didn't know who he was.

/via https://diasporing.ch/posts/65c50c003dd601391248722ef41c0a88 @tomgrz

The quote is "Then-President Lyndon Johnson predicted that most white people would flee the Democratic Party to join the pro-segregationist, anti-feminist, and anti-gay revanchist political movement of George Wallace, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan." and even though Wallace was a democrat the idea is that his agenda of racist ideas was so successful and threatening to the Republicans that they picked it up as their Southern Strategy.
Hong Kong or Sweden
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tomgrz diaspora
1963 19 fck'n 63!
tomgrz diaspora
Their children are us.

Alsø wik Alsø alsø wik Wi nøt trei a høliday in Sweden this yër? See the løveli lakes The wøndërful telephøne system And mäni interesting furry animals...
@clacke
Have swedes yet considered adding ø and ë just for the pythonic tourism money?
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