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This account is going offline, I'm moving to @yuki thanks for understanding! :blobwave:

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@ajroach42 I'm Working on a neo-noir novel! 🕵️‍♂️

Tentative title is "Pandora Downloaded". It's about AIs, androids, a detective with a memory malfunction (brain implants screw you up) and a mysterious murder whose main culprit is a rogue android, in a "Blade Runner meets Ghost in the Shell" style.

Chapter 1 available here:

plume.mastodon.host/~/MidoriaF

Donations appreciated 🙏 , check my profile for details.

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Just realized I didn't write my yet! Does it count as ? 😜

Gen-Xer born in ; since kid I was a and liked and , so it was logical I'd eventually discover the genre (, , , , , ...)

Aside from that I've done and ; have gnu/#Linux on my PC and recently I discovered .

Currently a scifi novel about and .

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Eye contact, Cyberpunk, PG-13 

My cyberpunk novel's commission is FINISHED!

Congrats to Matt Zeilinger for the hard work.

Ladies and gentlemen, the cover for "Pandora Downloaded"!

(EDIT: uploaded new image to fix a couple of mistakes)

The 1968 Tlatelolco massacre 

Today it's 53 years since the 1968 student massacre.

With the excuse of preventing a communist insurrection, secretary of state Luis Echeverria sent the army to corner and attack more than 10 thousand people, students in their majority, who protested against a military invasion of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, a legally declared Autonomous Zone.

Official media reported no more than 20 deaths, but unofficial accounts report hundreds of people killed.

Documents later released confirm that snipers were employed by the government.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tlatelol

To this day, "2 de Octubre no se olvida" (October 2 won't be forgotten) is a common chant in anniversary marches.

As a personal commentary: This is yet another mass casualty of the red scare. If someone ever tells you that capitalism hurts no one, remind them of 2 de Octubre.

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nfts, conspicuous consumption 

NFTs give you the added "benefit" of conspicuous consumption. People can find out who "owns" a particular bit of digital goo. You have that built-in ability to show off your digital flair.

It's the same with special costumes in video games. It shows that you're unique because you spent money. It's the digital equivalent of a luxury good.

That's why it's doubly-off-putting to me. It's the bullshit luxury crap with the added environment-fucking added to taste.

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lgbt.io outage? 

Guys, since today morning I've been unable to log into lgbt.io - does anyone know anything about it?

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medical (+) 

I'm finally going to a room! :blobcheer:

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meta, impressions, twitter 

@rick_777 I swear, if Twitter gets groups before Mastodon does…

meta, impressions, twitter 

People in the fedi:

"Mastodon is so toxic! We're tired of these flamewars blablabla"

Me: 🤔Maybe I should give twitter another chance...

Twitter: STFU, trans rights are an attack on women's rights! Trump forevaaah

Me: 😐 Nope. 🚀

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Also, if you've ever wondered why Karaoke was hugely popular in America in the 90's and lost steam in the 2000's, it is because the music industry (Sony and Warner) sued everyone, including my father's business, so a great deal of the business's money went into pieces of paper in PACER. TL;DR They won and took everything business related and additionally considered going after my dad personally. No more new Karaoke music meant no more popular karaoke songs.

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not relying on github is a good lesson to learn from the attack on #youtube-dl.

another lesson is: please avoid supporting the RIAA. you can avoid buying copyrighted music, i do so for ~15 years. donate to artists if you wanna support them.

i guess canceling things like spotify is a good idea as well. maybe they even ask you why. :)

#boycottCopyright

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Dear Free Software and Privacy-loving individual,

If you care the slightest bit about freedom of speech, please take 10 seconds of your time to run the following command into your terminal:

git clone codeberg.org/polarisfm/youtube

That's it. You're saving a very important piece of internet history that may be necessary later.

Thank you for your attention. Your effort makes the internet a better place.

#censorship #youtubedl

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Looking for people to follow on Mastodon and the Fediverse? 🤔

Here's a complete list of recommended accounts so far:

mastodon.online/@FediFollows/t

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when you or i say 'the economy':
things being made, things getting done, people getting paid

when conservatives say 'the economy':
the process of wealth being transferred from the many to the few

Cheap VPN services for intranets? 

Most of the VPN services I've found online are for accessing external websites, but that's not the kind of VPN I'm looking for.

I'm looking for a VPN service where two machines from the internet can connect to each other as if they were in a LAN, something like a virtual office.

Does anyone here have any experience with this type of VPN? It'll be for 5 computers max (maybe even fewer).

Any advice is welcome.

:boost_ok:

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family, money request, boost ok 

My dad went to the doc and the diagnosis wasn't good. Can't give details, but he needs to see a neurologist soon. He has an appointment with a geriatrist tomorrow.

Donations appreciated.

Boosts ok. :boost_grey:

ko-fi.com/cyber_yuki

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Pls join us on The Intergalactic Wasabi Hour with me, snowdusk, livestreaming right now on Tilderadio!

To listen:

tilderadio.org

or

radio.tildeverse.org:8000/radi

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