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Greetings cybre.space denizens! I ran my own instance for a while until it ate itself :) In that time I saw that some of the most interesting denizens of the Fediverse originated from this community! I love chatting about just about anything but especially , retro-computing, games, and science fiction, or Freemasonry. I build clouds by day and chase bright shiny things by night :) I look forward to engaging with you all!

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dear internet

why does anyone give a shit about J K Rowling having yet another horny headcanon for Harry Potter that doesn't have even the tiniest bit of support in the text of the actual work

I know we have a lot of artists on here who like to do commissions. Anyone interested in dashing off a quick sketch of my (Pathfinder RPG) half orc inquisitor? (Is this a good use of the mastoart hashtag? Don't know the etiquette around that.)

Is it me or, when you see pics of 3/4 of the people being caught up or indicted in a Trump scandal, do they all look like "Yeah, I get away with MURDER all the time. And I get away with me. Hot shit, aren't I?" and you just wanna slap that look off their face?

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Here's an interesting moral quandary: Von Neumann was s major contributor to both the architecture of just about every modern computer in existrence, *AND* the atomic bomb. From that I have two questions: 1) How do we judge him as a person? and 2) Should that judgement play in when deciding whether or not to use the fruits of his labor?

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This encapsulates the very essence of Brexit.

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Summing up the debate, Barclay said: "It is time for this House to act in the national interest, it's time to put forward an extension that is realistic."

And then he voted against it.
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That was Stephen Barclay, Conservative MP and the Brexit Minister.

Source: twitter.com/jessicaelgot/statu
#politics #Brexit

Yay my tabletop RPG group is getting back together and we're gonna do a campaign. First time I've played a D&D like thing since 2nd edition back in the 80s! (Yes I'm that old :)

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@feoh Pico8 is SUCH a great little machine. (Fantasy, ok, yes, but you CAN make it 'hardware' with a c.h.i.p or pi or singleboard machine somehow (: )

There seem to be 3 lua interpreters for jupyter, one with more than one implementation (a fork), one that seems to be something from facepalm/torch and one which implements the connection using python to avoid being bound to some lua ABI things. Maybe more work than needed though (:

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@feoh What kinds of curves, and how are you drawing them? sine and cosine are useful for drawing circles and circle-like things; read up on polar coordinates, for example: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polar_co But many curves in CG are 1st or 2nd degree polynomial, for example Bézier curves: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%A9z or Hermite splines: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cubic_He For any of these, you can evaluate it at some number of points and draw lines between, for an approximation. Pixel-perfect drawing needs more work.

Hey there newbie question for you all. I want to understand how to draw basic curves. I know it involves sin() cos() and s scaling factor, but I'd like to understand the nuts and bolts. Can anyone recommend any resources?

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I need more non-white queer friends in my life! I'm even down to penpal if any qt(women or NB specifically)poc wanna talk gay while brown feelings

If you need some gay tags: 27, INFJ, Taurus, boo'd, Bay Area, stoner, DnD, nice, will art/fic swap, therapy-going, a real fucking charm #queerfriendship #qtpoc

OK I just heard about this Momo scare thing only because they parodied it on SNL this week, but seriously, WTF? I get kids falling for this crap but PARENTS getting caught up in the scare and spreading this shit? I despair for our society. I am the single most naive person I know and this set off my BS detector the moment I saw it.

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@feoh @clacke In the 70s, it was a real concern over whether PLs can scale to larger software systems. In the 80s, it was cost/schedule overruns. In the 90s, it was distributed systems and independently marketable, reusable components. In the 00s, it was that every 5 years, programmers doubled in number, so there was no transmission of experience or wisdom from old to new generations of coders. In the 10s, it's exploits and their remediation, both hw and sw. Etc.

Why do I keep trying to engage on Failbook? It's like there's a machine labeled "This will SMACK YOU UPSIDE THE HEAD IF YOU PUSH THIS BUTTON" and yet I keep pushing it anyway over and over...

Feels like EVERYBODY (at least here in the US) needs a civics lesson :)

Ever have one of those nights where you try to do something fun and, like death by a thousand cuts, the fun gets sucked out of it by a series of small things?

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hot take

i find the idea of hot takes (defined as immediate and provocative posts on a topic before really even reading the facts) kind of abhorrent and a symptom of what is wrong with social media as a whole

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Would pay money for Ursula K. Le Guin and Octavia E. Butler stories in comicbook form! Do their works exist as comics yet? Does anyone need a comic project because please do this, I want to read their work so badly

#accessibility #dyslexia #comics

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Humanity "pulled ourselves up by our bootstraps" by having collective communities of people who supported and cared for each other emotionally and physically and shared everything they could to make sure everyone was doing as okay as possible. We survived because of the radical ability to be social and care for one another.

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