Just a reminder that the #Kurdish #RedCrescent has for many years been doing courageous work in #Rojava to see people get medical aid and relief from the war in #Syria. They are well regarded and often the *only* aid organization on the ground. They ALWAYS NEED donations. They have bank accounts across Europe and Japan, as well as PayPal.
Please consider donating. They are seriously going to need it. 🙍🏽♀️
Here's your regular reminder that Mastodon has these super handy things called "Content Warnings", and if you could please use them for spoilers, including talking about the content of new games (such as Pokemon Sword/Shield), it would make me a very happy Heather!
"Reduce!" howled the protestors, "Reuse! Recycle!"
They were at it all night, keeping CEOs awake, vacating just before dawn.
As dusk blossomed on distant continents, others concerned with the environment rose and marched into the night.
Some simply planted and tended saplings, fiercely protecting their oxygen giving charges.
The vampires would save the Earth if humans didn't.
After all, they UNDERSTOOD conserving THEIR food supply.
A while back someone posted a thread about how it super isn't cool that non-Jewish creatives constantly use The Golem, protector of the Jewish people, as a fantasy monster or robot stand-in. Since then I've been thinking about other ancient robot stories which people could use as inspiration for their stories, games, etc.
In this thread I'm going to give a brief overview of a handful of ancient robots. These stories all have different interpretations and retellings, but these are my takes.
python -c "from collections import defaultdict as d;import sys,random;w=sys.stdin.read().split(' ');x=list(zip(w[:-2],w[1:-1],w[2:]));y=d(list);[y[j,l].append(k) for j,k,l in x];print(' '.join(w[:2]+[random.choice(y[a,c])for a,b,c in x[1:]]))" <pg2489.txt
replaces words in stdin at random with other words occurring in the same 1-word context window—sort of a minimalist word vector similarity replacement
for real tho, if you ever need any content warnings for a movie, check out http://doesthedogdie.com
it doesn't just warn for animal death anymore. a ways back it started adding more and more content warnings.
it's gotten to warning for specific kinds of deaths, specific kinds of trauma and abuse, hatecrimes, specific mutilations, addictions, etc.
it's really really helpful for people with any kinds of triggers for stuff like that.
Nerdy, lefty, feminist. Botsmith. He/Him. Queer.
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