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@mdhughes This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You accept all our cookies — the website appears and we show you whatever you want to see. You open the cookie settings — you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember, all I'm offering is your data to the highest bidder — nothing more.

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"The checks and balances of democratic governments were invented because humans themselves realized how unfit they were to govern themselves. They needed a system, yes. An industrial age machine.
Without the use of computing machines they had to arrange themselves in crude structures that formalized decision-making. A highly imperfect and unstable solution." — Helios, Deus Ex (2000)

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Darkest Dungeon mechanics remain the most useful schema for my own mental health.

like this morning i read a custody case file that instantly put me into a stress check, i failed, and now i'm going to spend the rest of the day cursing at people and stealing things until i can go home and whip myself.

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I'm a firm believer of Hanlon's Razor, but over a week, Facebook has flagged a post and a comment of mine, both about Mastodon (and including a link to joinmastodon.org)

🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

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reposting this old meme because I've been mad about it lately

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I can see pros of wearing masks in public indoor places - I can stupidly smile/laugh on not-so-funny things and nobody can see it :D

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"Australia: Unprecedented surveillance bill rushed through parliament in 24 hours.

Australian police can now hack your device, collect or delete your data, take over your social media accounts - all without a judge's warrant."

tutanota.com/blog/posts/austra

#Privacy #Australia

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Network effect let Facebook attract billions of users who joined to talk to people who were already there. Switching costs turned those users into hostages - blocking interoperability means users have to choose between friends and fleeing the platform.

eff.org/deeplinks/2021/08/face

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@rigatonimonster i've found that an excellent breathing exercise for the office is to inhale deeply for 5 seconds and then emit a ghastly wail that carries for miles and causes everyone who hears it to be forcefully reminded of their own mortality

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practice self care by doing a breathing exercise at lunch. take a walk away from your desk for 15 minutes to recenter. be unavailable for calls and texts between the hours of 1am and noon. quit your job and never return. leave a series and cryptic messages and clues in your bedroom. move into the nocturnal animal enclosure at the zoo. they will never find you.

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Spreader 😅

Inspired by angry talk with my family which turned into joke and absurd. We created a , ninja who found sample of coronavirus, transformed into bio-weapon and spreads it during his enemies' meetings.

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Update: My appeal was rejected. Twitter maintains that simply using the phrase "shoot yourself in the foot" promotes self harm.

Roll up your pant legs people, it's FAR too late to save your shoes :)

Just wanna take a moment to say how grateful I am for the Fediverse. Let the mundanes strangle the life out of the mainstream internet. I REALLY appreciate that we have a place where free speech and an open marketplace of ideas and a real diversity of voices is values. Let's try and keep it that way as long as we can, eh? :)

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Holy crap y'all birdsite just locked my account for "promoting self harm" because I was joking with a #linux user about becoming root and shooting one's self in the foot.

Whiskey tango foxtrot Twitter? I've appealed their decision. I'm sure I'll get shot down, but I've gotta try, this is mother fucking ludicrous.

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> Maybe this is our version of the "infinite monkeys" thing: given enough software people, enough computers, and enough time, someone at a company will eventually grant universal remote root access to anyone who knows how to read some source code.

rachelbythebay.com/w/2021/08/1

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for Otterman

Few days ago, while playing Deep Rock Galactic, we joked about one of us (the same guy I called Otterman) hatching these alien in game. I think hatching eggs could be cute...

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