Based on an idea I had last night.
Description: An animated gif (very slow animation, no flicker) shwowing a (mocked up) difficulty selection screen from a video game.
It cycles through "Medium", "Hard", "Impossible", "Skip combat" and "Easy", while the description box to the right says "Play the game as it was meant to be played.", no matter which difficulty is selected.
Original file (not ugly-compressed): https://f.d9.lv/difficulty.gif
Agitating against landlords, posters, large file warning!
It used to be an ad (second image), now it's propaganda!
Source of second image: https://twitter.com/1LuckyBlackCat/status/1116062097023164416
First image (the propaganda one) is by me, Kirby.
I release this work under a CC0 license and, to the extent possible under law, waive all copyright and related or neighboring rights to it.
european citizens' initiative for universal basic income,
for anyone that hasn't seen this:
there's an ECI for establishing universal basic income throughout the EU
if you're eligible to sign it (are an EU citizen) i urge you to do so
need financial help, boosts appreciated, a bit urgent
Hey, I mismanaged my money again by making calculation mistakes and not anticipating getting certain fees and I'm kinda fucked right now. I'm overdrawn on my food account and late on rent :/
I could do with less I think but I think getting 400€ total would keep me safe and put me back on track financially so I can get a fresh start.
You can send me money through PayPal: https://paypal.me/SiphonayAV
If you can't, my Ko-Fi takes card payments:
Boosts are also super appreciated. Even if you can't send money, they help a ton.
re: open for a surprise
(Sadly this instance does not have a surprised pikachu emoji. Yet.)
I love that video of a lawyer speaking to a bunch of college students and telling them to always make sure never to talk to cops. ever. just don't say anything, never admit anything, never try to explain anything. just shut up and call a lawyer. and then following him is a cop who immediately asks the audience how many went over the speed limit on the way to class and like a third of the students raise their hand immediately followed by the lawyer shouting "WHAT DID I JUST TELL YOU?"
I would like to wish all my Jewish friends shana tova umetuka, may you have as many blessings as the seeds of a pomegranate, may you be as the head and not as the tail, may your year be as sweet as apples in honey! Happy 5782 :)
לכל חבריי היהודים, אני מאחל.ת שנה טובה ומתוקה. שיהיו לכם המון ברכות כגרעיני רימון, שיהיה לכם כראש ולא זנב, ומתוק כתפוח בדבש. שנה טובה ה'תשפ"ב!!
חג שמח happy holiday!!
"Queer activists have put up a bust of Marsha P Johnson in a New York City park, after waiting years for the city to deliver a promised monument."
"On Monday (August 24), which would have been Johnson’s 75th birthday, a group of New York activists took matters into their own hands.
Sculpted by queer artist and sex worker Jesse Pallotta, a bust of Johnson was put up in Christopher Park, nearby to the historic Stonewall Inn."
> Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In [particle physicist] Murray’s case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues. Often, the article is so wrong it actually presents the story backward—reversing cause and effect. I call these the “wet streets cause rain” stories. Paper’s full of them.
> In any case, you read with exasperation or amusement the multiple errors in a story, and then turn the page to national or international affairs, and read as if the rest of the newspaper was somehow more accurate about Palestine than the baloney you just read. You turn the page, and forget what you know.
-- Michael Crichton
hey have you heard that the IPCC released a new report of critical importance on August 9, 2021, and you wanted to read it but it's a bunch of fucking PDF files and that's not working out for you?
WELL COOL cause i extracted all the text for you and put it in per-chapter HTML files and I also dug up the actual long descriptions of the future scenarios they use throughout the report without explaining them for SOME REASON???
anyway here you go
psa, exploding power supplies, appreciated
If you recently bought a Gigabyte power supply, it may be at risk of exploding. Newegg has been selling these power supplies in bundles with high-end graphics cards to try and liquidate e-waste stock.
From what we understand, the safety mechanism that's supposed to shut it down if there's an unsafe spike in usage (Over Power Protection, OPP) didn't kick in until serious damage was already done.
Gamer's Nexus did a video that goes more in-depth than we could ever hope to. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aACtT_rzToI
As of yet, Gigabyte has opted to issue an update to lower the OPP threshold rather than issue a recall.
Please double-check your power supplies in all computers you use or admin to see if they're affected.
From a guardian article about the leaked section of an upcoming IPCC report:
"The top 10% of emitters globally, who are the wealthiest 10%, contribute between 36 and 45% of emissions, which is 10 times as much as the poorest 10%, who are responsible for only about three to 5%, the report finds. “The consumption patterns of higher income consumers are associated with large carbon footprints. Top emitters dominate emissions in key sectors, for example the top 1% account for 50% of emissions from aviation,” the summary says."
We've said this before but we'll say it again:
If you talk about how "we" are "destroying the planet" or how "humanity" is responsible for global warming, you are effectively covering up the fact that *specific* people have taken *specific* actions to create this situation.
Those people are overwhelmingly white & overwhelmingly wealthy.
To act like it's "everyone's" responsibility is effectively victim blaming.
They/them/their or ey/em/eir.
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