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Finally worked my way though my new display name. The odd phrasing was because I needed to save every letter I could to get the flags, still barely made it work. Hope the idea gets across.

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I think the best way to summarize my political position would be: For the common people... but they really need a better education.

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Can you be nostalgic for a time that never happened? I grew up in a forested area, but with a strong influence from both sci-fi and fantasy stories. Solarpunk looks like something my heart always knew, but that my feet never have, like it could have been the next town over frome everywhere I ever saw.

Scottish Gaelic language near extinction in island communities 

This is my favourite show of all time

Context: the show is a satire of soap operas. The character, Brad Montgomery, has lost both his arms after an incident during an earthquake (we later learn that he lied, he just had his hands in his pockets). He wants to have a better public image so he calls Bo Bolingswortttttth.

Git is already federated, anyone can clone public repos

Gitea and other similar services aren't just a collection of repos though, they provide a bunch of other services, and those services ought to be federated too

The freedom open-source software gives you may be priceless, but that doesn't mean you can't support developers nor should you take their work for granted.

Support your favorite open-source projects and their developers! Give them a chance to become self-sustainable! Lots of small contributions can make all the difference!

Do it, become part of the greater common good. It's not everyday you get to participate in a revolution! 😄

(No, I won't get tired of repeating this message. It's important)

New Gab instance 

HACKERS: Hey, github is owned by Microsoft and is ipso facto evil. Let's move to Gitlab!

GITLAB: We explicitly endorse evil and ban employees from complaining about it

theregister.co.uk/2019/10/16/g

Software piracy? Oh, you mean corporate boot licking with extra steps.

I recently discovered the term "Natural Monopoly." It gives a name to an idea I've been struggling with. Basically it refers to a business where a monopoly is the only real way to manage things.

Railways only have so much space to go and so many trains that can fit on them, so small numbers of big rail companies naturally emerge. there's only so many power lines that are worth building, or telephone lines to set up to serve an area, so in these areas a monopoly emerges just out of pragmatism.

So the question becomes... How do folks handle this situation?

I've been mulling over the idea of "Common good coops" who might be given specific permission to run a Natural Monopoly in a given area, but they'd have a certain amount of oversight to prevent abuse.

I do realize I'm basically just re-inventing government bureaucracy here, but I'm having a hard time here :P

A new genre of music mixing elements of ska and dubstep. There were no survivors

"dear Princess Celestia, today I learned.." is a phrase I have uttered far too many times at work. one time, exactly, but that was too many times

Gore ajacent, wierd, spooky 

Anarco transhuman shitpost 

I sometimes overthink how little I use this site. Then I remember this is still the most active social media account I have.

uspol/electoral cycle shitpost 

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Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.