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self-promo, epilepsy warning (GIFs), kobold-related 

Hey! I made another Pico 8 game. It's a Rubik's cube that is also a slot machine that is also a roulette wheel that is also an endless runner. It's probably not a TF trigger. That would be ridiculous.

It's playable on Lexaloffle here ( lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=47730 ) and Itch here ( nyeogmi.itch.io/kobold-compuls )

Also, if someone can boost this on a vaguely gamedev-related instance (since I'm not on any) that would be great!

block note: @shaman appears to be following basically everyone on the fediverse

to be clear on "so broken they are completely unusable" -- in both cases i spent an hour trying to get the stock hello world app that _they provided me_ running, and failed

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i think i conclude that people who are trying to make EASY TO USE YOU CAN DO IT YOURSELF deployment environments are mostly people who need them

read: extremely bad at configuring servers

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special mention to shuttle's security model which is literally heartbleed as a service

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hm, so far out of fly.io and shuttle we're two for two on EASY TO USE YOU CAN DO IT YOURSELF webhosts being so broken that they are completely unusable

complete with the trifecta of bad documentation, broken examples, and inexplicable surfacing of compiler bugs

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@cadey

he lied about the content of the article, but his actual followers noticed that even if he's telling the truth, what he's saying is whack, so he switched to lying about your behavior

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Lol, I guess that's how counter.social handles responsible disclosure

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@cadey if you even mention the article you get banned lol

The NYT tried to recruit me, I got mad at them (USpol, trans issues) 

The NYT tried to recruit me. Recapping earlier posts I made, I wrote:

> Hello! I'm somewhat surprised you think a trans person would be willing to work for the New York Times! I'll let you know if I'm interested later (or if the Opinion section improves) but for now this is a definite no for me. Good luck, and I hope you find your ideal candidate!

They wrote back:

> Okay, no worries. My team is very close to the hiring manager and they are actually specifically looking for DEI candidates and to show support. I'm sorry that you feel that they don't.
>
> Thank you for your time, and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

I wrote back:

> I see! Thank you for writing back -- I wasn't expecting it, and sorry to be sharp from you!
>
> If you'd like a more detailed explanation that you can pass to the hiring manager: the medical consensus is that transition is an effective treatment for gender dysphoria, that puberty blockers lack long-term side effects, and that the regret rate for transition is low and appears to be caused by mostly social factors.
>
> Imagine if a piece on the COVID vaccine insistently and repeatedly mentioned that the COVID vaccine is safe and prevents COVID, but also hasn't been studied for stroke risk, hasn't been proven not to cause brain bleeds, and that no ten-year longitudinal studies of the COVID vaccine have been taken in toddlers. That is basically the NYT Opinion section's coverage of transition.
>
> A lot of states are making discriminatory laws against even mentioning LGBTQ rights in schools -- several states in the South have created public hotlines where you can promote your neighbors and children's teachers to the government for saying anything objectionably pro-gay. This is hurting a lot of people including some of my friends. I cannot think of any intellectually honest reason not to make this the story, and the quasi-centrist coverage that deemphasizes this stuff directly legitimizes it by treating it as regular and unimportant. I cannot imagine why a moral person would work for the NYT.

wow, insulted that GPT-2 output detector thinks I'm a robot!

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What's your favorite bad band? Mine is likely 90s dance mainstays The Shamen, who gave us such smash hits as "Ebeneezer Goode" and "L.S.I. (Love Sex Intelligence)". They created highly polished dance tracks that are absolute rave trash and I love them.

otoh read Yascha Mounk's persuasion for 5 minutes, or anything published in The Atlantic, and realize NOTHING is being said, except for vague emotive praise and condemnation based on nothing

examples with boxes drawn around them saying "i'm not even pretending this is more than an a pat anecdote. don't you LIKE IT?"

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maybe "you have to make sense" is going a little far, because i make generalizations about groups and people don't have high standards of proof for that.

at least the statements i make could, in theory, be proven wrong

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i think the clarity of my actual thoughts improved a lot when, about four years ago, i decided to start writing badly on purpose

when you have to hold yourself off of phrases like "seems fundamentally problematic" and instead use feminine-coded informal phrases like "is a mess" or "I don't like it!" then you don't get the unearned credibility that comes from sounding like an academic or a man

you have to actually make sense

i mean part of it is that the Rationalist (TM) scene seems to have a giant hardon for non-lucid bad writers because they think that style is evidence of intelligence

which it's not. sounding like ChatGPT 8 years before it came out (as Scott Alexander consistently does) is actually p fuckin shameful!!

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there are people who i trust with greater than 1000 words to make their point, and the vast majority of >1000 word texts are fine, but there are a lot of highly verbose stupid people who spend literally every day producing _additional_ >1000-word texts, and those people all boost each other constantly (or hang out with Thiel and he boosts them)

the quality of a 1000-word text about any Rationalism-adjacent topic that is likely to end up on your timeline is therefore EXTREMELY FUCKIN LOW.

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there are people who i trust with greater than 1000 words to make their point, and the vast majority of >1000 word texts are fine, but there are a lot of highly verbose stupid people who spend literally every day producing _additional_ >1000-word texts, and those people all boost each other constantly (or hang out with Thiel and he boosts them)

the quality of a 1000-word text about any Rationalism-adjacent topic that is likely to end up on your timeline is therefore EXTREMELY FUCKIN LOW.

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i kind of want to take the entire Rationalist scene and hack their word processors so that they're limited to 1000 words or less

tempted to spontaneously appear on additional Mastodon instances

furry art (vampire bat!) 

i recently commissioned @MouseNoises to draw my other fursona and i really like it!!

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