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Dear ppl - please do not repost stuff from accounts such as "amazing science", "wonders of science/nature", etc. OR posts that use these accounts as sources.

They are spoofers, stealing artwork without attribution, often misrepresenting highly photoshopped (or fully artificial) images as real and not so seldomly posting absolutely bogus explanations.

Nature is beautiful - it does not need Photoshop or wrong explanations to make it sound more sensational.


I need to use my notebook and such more...

I am watching a friend livestream Elden Ring; following her fourth (near-immediate) death to Malenia (Blade of Miquella, Who Has Never Known Defeat), she declared, "If my years playing From Software games have taught me anything, it's that if you see a woman sitting by herself in a chair, just leave her alone. LEAVE WOMEN ALONE."

I love video games with positive messaging.

PSA, if someone asks you for contact info (e.g. a phone number) of someone you know, the correct response is "I can't give that to you, but I can give them yours".

It's efficient and adds no round-trips, it's privacy friendly, it's non-awkward and it's social engineering resistant. It's a universally good rule.

And the corollary, of course: Don't ask someone for another person's contact info - ask them to pass on yours.

*eyes stuff*

Do I need to CW food and uh, do people who this is relevant to actually want that or...

Did you know, if Mastodon says that media is “Not available” you can click it to load it directly from the remote instance?
Nvm fursona tags, when are we getting ourselves chipped :raccoon_3c:

Discord's "Username#ABCD" concept was one of the ideas I liked about the platform, and I'm sad to see them walk it back.

In my opinion, it was a decent solution for the inevitable problem of "the amount of people with Internet accounts will only ever go up", while still giving a way for people to flaunt seniority - by paying for Nitro to have an #0001 account, that is. In a business sense, that feels like a win-win-win to me: users get to have the same username even if they weren't on the Internet in 2015, seniority wannabes get to flaunt their status, and Discord gets paid.

WIth the new system, I'm worried about them seeing the same type of problem I saw on Twitter: younger nicknames start geting obvious status indicators ("John Numbers"-style) and thus have a lesser social status from the get-go...

Tech bros love to whine about "The EU cookie policy" that simply doesn't exist the way they imagine it. All these popups are the most radical way to interpret the explicit consent demanded by regulations. An ongoing provocation by the ad/tracker industry to blame their ruthless data hoarding on the EU.

Oh cool, DuckDuckGo now accepts pay-for-placement and doesn't review ads manually and so, now scam websites are in first position.

Cool cool cool.

in which chatgpt wastes an hour of my life 

For a few days I've been emailing back and forth with an agent to schedule an apartment tour. Today we make the 20 minute drive there, and the receptionist says "oh, we don't have any units to show right now."

"But I booked a tour through an agent."
"Who'd you message?"
"Oh, Kate is our bot. Have you heard of ChatGPT?"

This is how I find out they use AI to schedule tours, but the AI doesn't have access to their booking info. We live in hell

What if we held hands inside of someone else's walls

Maybe even kissed :raccoon_blush:

Spent like a week on and off working on this. I didn't rush it and I feel I got most of the details.

This #dragon is actually based on my blue dragon shiver but now is cursed with the undead. I like the theme of decay but not in the squishy gross kind.


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