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For leftist gamers who enjoy sandbox games, I've set up a Space Engineers server again, for co-operative building and PvE. I can send you the details if you're interested.

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If you're still on #BirdSite #BadBird it's worth reading New Twitter Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. From 10 June, no rules against offensive content. You give them royalty-free license to use, publish, & distribute your Content to the rest of the world and to let others do the same. Also ups advertising & may ban adblockers (my reading). New Privacy Policy says it Infers your Identity. They link device used with account & email address or phone number. NB #NZTwits
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Which fediverse software do you use, boost for scale.

Digital Security & Reproductive Justice | Civil Liberties Defense Center
cldc.org/event/reprojustice

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For all the lobbying, the corrupting of politicians, the big talk about going to Mars, the "midlife crisis toys like Twitter or weekend getaways on a space station," billionaires can't actually *do* much.

That includes billionaire autocrats like Xi and Putin, who have "nuclear weapons, armies, and populations in 8-9 digits" at their disposal. All of that still won't deliver Putin the swift victory in Ukraine he planned as a 70th birthday present to himself.

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The downsides of a world with billionaires in it are well-rehearsed: billionaires can convert their vast wealth to power, and use that power to turn their whims and pet theories into policy failures that affect millions - or even billions - of people.

Take Bill Gates. Forget all the conspiracy theories about Gates and vaccines - it's bizarre that people bother to make up those fairy-tales when the truth is so much worse.

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Some thoughts about running the quickstart for Salvage Union at the weekend. dragons.ie/salvage-union-playt

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AMAB: Assigned Male At Birth
AFAB: Assigned Female At Birth
ACAB: All Cops Are Bastards
AHAB: TOWARDS THEE I ROLL, THOU ALL-DESTROYING BUT UNCONQUERING WHALE; TO THE LAST I GRAPPLE WITH THEE; FROM HELL'S HEART I STAB AT THEE; FOR HATE'S SAKE I SPIT MY LAST BREATH AT THEE

I was thinking I need to read a bit about late eighteenth and early nineteeth century to help inform a role-playing game that loosely references that era. I saw a reference to War and Peace, and joked I should read it by Saturday.

My partner studied Russian literature in college, so she just handed me half a bookshelf.

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The thing about running mastodon is that you have to be an expert in telling the difference between warnings you can ignore, and warnings that will mean nobody can load anything.

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Youse all. You really should wear your masks again if you're not. Everyone I know who has gotten COVID lately either has been not wearing a mask or is in close contact with someone who isn't a mask wearer. And they're pretty sick this time.

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Hey folks - in light of the SCOTUS leak, I'm putting together a DrivethruRPG bundle supporting reproductive rights.

Please drop me an email (allandaros @ gmail) if you want to contribute a product.

The intention is to go live this coming Monday, US Eastern time.

Thanks!

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RT @Josiah_Walrus@twitter.com

Elizabeth Bruenig on influencing Left Millennials to embrace pro-life politics. She did her part to abolish women's reproductive rights.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Josiah_Walrus/stat

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@FoolishOwl library science research showing that fines are more likely to lead poor users to stop using the library, that rich users are more likely to bully library workers into waiving their fines (Spouse experienced this first hand when she worked public service years ago), that fines do not reduce losses and that forgiveness makes it more likely that people will return severely overdue items.

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