What would they do? What kind of person would such circumstances create? How would they be treated by others?

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If I were to design a superhero, it would be one that has its superpowers slowly change over time and the strength of its abilities vary randomly from one day to another, at times even to the point of _dis_ability.

Whatever promises and threats they make on a good day, whatever responsibilities they take on or duties they're perceived to have, they still have to deal with on days when they wake up and find themselves not only stripped of their powers but actually disabled.

@spacekookie is this a reference to some recent developments specifically?

The pandemic and climate crisis aren't a deviation from some natural trajectory of "progress" and "development" toward a better world that we were on.

These disasters are the result of that specific ideology of "progress" that those in power have been promoting.

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Having a bad-day streak. The kind where I'm tormented by ideas and ambition but unable to act on them and just end up playing a game or something to get away from it all. Which then keeps feeding my brain with new ideas, distracting me from the experience..

As a fan of analytic solutions, I find the definition of fractal dimension to be unsatisfying.

Was made aware of this incredible project recently: github.com/WAUthethird/Marble-

It's a game that uses fractals for performant and precise collision detection and raymarch-based rendering, giving incredibly beautiful and detailed dynamic worlds.

Video explanation: youtu.be/9U0XVdvQwAI

re: explaining fediverse to people 

@duponin You're already on fedi, so I assume it wont tell you more than you already know, but the way I explain it using that method generally goes something like

Let's say you're on Facebook and a friend is on Twitter. You want to send them a message, but you can't send messages from FB to twitter, right? That'd just be weird right? (Generally people agree that this is indeed the case and would be weird otherwise)

Of course you can also call them on the phone. Let's say you're with a telephone provider BlablaFon. A friend also has a phone, but they are with another provider, namely Phonica (I'm using fake names here, typically I use existing names they know because that parses easier).
Now image that you're calling them, but it doesn't work and you get told that it's normal it doesn't work because they are with another provider. That be weird right? You both have a phone and a subscription, you should be able to call each other, right? Why would a provider not allow calls to another provider? (Generally they agree that this would indeed be weird)

Yet, when we want to contact each other from one social media account to another, we suddenly not only think it's normal that it doesn't work, we'd even think it's strange if it would work! But it works for phones, why would it not work for social media either? (Here I typically see in their facial expressions that something clicks for them)

So that's basically what the fediverse is. Just like you have several telephone providers, we have different social media platforms. But even if you're on a different platform, you can still talk to each other like you're part of one big network. Or better put, you *are* all part of one big network, namely the fediverse.

need a reverse scarecrow. a comfortcrow. need an ornament to put in my garden that will bring every crow in a hundred miles radius and make them feel loved and safe

Visualizing physical decentralization of #Fediverse servers


Neat way to see all the big, popular data centers (hello, Hetzner Helzinki)

Or to explore smaller, less popular hosting providers.

馃憤 to @poduptime for this great map!

The scale of the needed transformations especially in the Global North is staggering. Electric cars, renewable energy and carbon capture 鈥 although absolutely essential 鈥 can only account for a small part of the needed changes.

We must also stop #overconsumption.

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I want a game with the combat mechanics of Mount&Blade with the addition of magic spells and that is set in a world with similar atmosphere to Path of Exile or Warhammer Fantasy (dark, gore, magical, mythic).

The overall gameplay could be similar to PoE's where you explore areas around "quest hubs", but you'd be free to move around the entire world from the outset, like in M&B. The "maps" could be like M&B: Bannerlord's bandit hideout missions where you have a few companions you can order around (but with more precise control than in Bannerlord) and hunt things or complete whatever little objectives you might have.

I'd theorise about progression mechanics but this game will never exist anyway so why bother.

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Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.