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If you're in a state that will likely be blue/red with or without your vote, maybe consider voting 3rd party instead!

Despite what vote-shame lemmings will tell you, votes for 3rd parties do have meaningful effects, such as:

- securing future funding
- increasing the likelihood of being on future ballots
- putting pressure on the dominant parties
- allowing you to sleep at night

If you're in a swing state then do what you have to do, but maybe consider the long-game otherwise :)

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“Often, Lawful is taken as good and Chaotic as evil, but legal and ethical do not always coincide.

Your alignment influences how other monsters react toward you. Monsters of a like alignment are more likely to be non-aggressive, while those of an opposing alignment are more likely to be seriously offended at your presence.“

—NH

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We stream movies/music, we lease cars, we rent/mortgage our shelter, we load apps in our browser for a subscription, we rent electricity, water...........

Pretty soon the Overton window is going to be so fucked that buying/owning shit is going to seem like a leftist cause!

If our ideal is communal ownership / socialized resources, the ultimate ideal of capitalism is not private ownership (that's more like centrist capitalism), but it's the idea of owning nothing and slaving for everything!

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pol, doesn't this sound familiar? 

Signs of a hybrid regime:

- The presence of external attributes of democracy (elections, multi-party system, legal opposition)
- Low degree of representation of the interests of citizens in the process of political decision-making
- Low level of political participation
- The declarative nature of political rights and freedoms
- Low level of trust in political institutions by citizens

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybrid_r

What has to be going on in one's head and how do you get the point where you think "okay, this profile that is meant to be all about me and convey what I'm in to .... I'm gonna use it to bash XYZ type of person"?

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I find it both disturbing and sad to come across a profile on here (or anywhere) only to discover that this person has mostly dedicated their space to proclaiming (either directly or passive aggressively) their animosity towards another type of person or group.

Any anime suggestions that have a bit less of the 'appealing to 13yo boys' stereotype so heavily woven in to their otherwise good plots?

Some of the links are a bit off, outdated, and whatnot, but a True Seeker of Fractal Software will always find a way.

Generating fractals was my number one excuse for wanting a computer.

Still is, I guess.

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Its wild to me Alex Jones isn't in prison but Julian Assange is

We are five days out from vote counting (the real polling). If you want to drown out the noise from media hype and get a look at the electoral predictions (or make your own), this is a great tool.

www.270towin.com/

Finally got around to watching “The Social Dilemma”. Get all your family and friends to watch it, and if they are bothered by what they learn, tell them to deactivate their Facebook accounts and join the Fediverse.

DRM is evil. If someone won't sell you DRM free media on your terms, pirate it. RESIST.

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switching.software
Ethical, easy-to-use and privacy-conscious alternatives to well-known software

switching.software/

Share the love folks❤️ 🤩 👍

If you're in a state that will likely be blue/red with or without your vote, maybe consider voting 3rd party instead!

Despite what vote-shame lemmings will tell you, votes for 3rd parties do have meaningful effects, such as:

- securing future funding
- increasing the likelihood of being on future ballots
- putting pressure on the dominant parties
- allowing you to sleep at night

If you're in a swing state then do what you have to do, but maybe consider the long-game otherwise :)

I've really been considering diving in deeper on C or C++, and that's what spurred this.

I've programmed in Python/PHP and of course hacked around with some shell scripting for at least 20+ years now.

I started my programming adventures with a C++ book as a kid and dabbled in C for microprocessors later... but I've never really wrapped my head fully around those two languages and it's kind of embarrassing.

There's just so much stuff written in those languages that I'd like to contribute too.

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Does this seem logical? Would love some feedback from my fedi friends with more programming experience (virtually all of you ha).

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I'm kicking around this idea that, when learning a new programming language, it is more helpful to start with examples of things that one should *not* do, rather than what one *should* do.

My logic here is that the things you *can* do in a language are effectively infinite, however what you *can't* (or shouldn't) do is a very finite and relatively manageable number.

Obviously at some point you learn how to do things correctly, but I'm curious if this method lessens the initial pre-grok haze.

art, boosts appreciated 

Art #39: "Molten Love-a"

I sell these as "Pay what you want / can". I need my costs for materials and shipping covered, anything more will be awesome and appreciated!

Check my gallery for more: kittenme.ws/art/gallery

Need help getting someone help (serious, suicidal friend) 

Hey I have this friend in Italy that is in a terrible terrible mental state and I'm worried that they are suicidal.
Does anyone know Italian suicide hotlines/other resources he could call upon?

Anyone running a server yet? Just curious how the experience is at this point.

The recent PR made it sound very promising, and given how little I do with it I'm pretty sure the missing features wouldn't hamper me much - but still, it would be nice to hear from someone who has made the leap :)

uspol, kind of a big deal, birdsite link 

democratic house reps have formally requested intervention from the UN re: human rights abuses by the DHS

I have no idea if anything will come from this, but it shows that members of our own government are pleading for help because they can't do anything through its processes

twitter.com/evanmcmurry/status

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