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Three garage sale finds that I intent to try modifying- easy, medium, and hard difficulty level.

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Y'all have so many good recommendations! So I compiled a list:
Places to get digital music, in order of most to least likely to have my stuff / for me to use

1) Freegal

2) 7-digital

3) Bandcamp 

4) CDBaby

5) Resonate

I'm unlikely to use more than the first three, but it's super nice to have so many options that I didn't know about!! Thanks again to everyone who replied!!

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Since we are talking atheism on the timeline: I remember a distinct moment as a young atheist when Islamaphobia was becoming dominant in atheist circles and it became suddenly clear to me that I was being presented with a choice about which mattered to me more: a hatred of religious thought, or a humanistic love of other people.

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Fediverse PSA for newcomers: Caption your images! 

SBC Meta, Masto advice request 

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Pixel #art source versus how it actually looked like on an arcade, television and early home computer CRTs.

90's PC displays had sharper pixels but still had a mild anti-aliasing effect that should not be ignored in emulation.

Note how the CRT hardware anti-aliasing effect creates the detail of a face on the skeleton's shield, where as the source looks like an incoherent blob of pixels - this was because the artist purposely designed the sprites for the final CRT render.

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supercritical fluidarity

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Renters! New #Portland laws take effect 3/1, including easier application criteria, lower income requirements, stricter accounting of damage fees, and more


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The seventh annual international Gender Census 2020 is now open until 12th March!

It's for anyone whose genders (or lack thereof) aren't described by the M/F binary. It's short and easy, and the results are useful in academia, business and self-advocacy.

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Rise of anti-Chinese racial profiling at FBI? 

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The young man was haggard, though his eyes were alert and darted to the corners of my shop whenever the shadows shifted. But I was used to shifty paranoid clients. I had a knack for procuring... unconventional goods.

"What do you seek?"

"Unholy water."

"Demon summoning?" I eyed him, "You don't look proficient."

"No, I need to exorcise a guardian angel."

"Ah, overzealous?"

The walls of my shop began to shake, and he nodded, whimpering.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Fantasy

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If you can't fix it, you don't own it.

- Is better than recycling
- Saves you money
- Teaches engineering
- Saves the planet

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99 smartphones are transported in a handcart to generate virtual traffic jam in Google Maps. Through this activity, it is possible to turn a green street red which has an impact in the physical world by navigating cars on another route! #googlemapshacks


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I took this pic of a bee drinking from a flower I planted

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...Huh. A group of three homeless people just came to my door because they heard I have personal hygiene kits (toothbrush, toothpaste, etc)

I... did happen to have some of those things from previous volunteer work, but I don't normally stock them, and I'm curious where they heard that! I keep like, period supplies around, maybe a game of telephone got that mixed up?


Give me some of your money so I can buy toothpaste and toothbrushes for people who need them.

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I wish everybody knew about

when "hey you should read article! [link]" leads you to some hideous monstrosity of popups, autoplaying videos, and begging for/demanding money to read the damn text, you can instead:

1. copy the URL
2. paste it into the box
3. enjoy reading the actual text
4. (optional) say "not today, Satan"

sometimes it doesn't work, for some mysterious, unexplained reason. sometimes chokes on NYT articles, for example, but other times if I close the tab it's in, open an new tab, and try pasting the url again, it works, so.

anyway yeah! spread the news!

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The path is not hidden, merely uninteresting. Somewhere along it stands an unremarkable house. Knock, and a nondescript person will open. This is the Secret Archivist.
"My secrets," I say. "Those that still scare me."
The Archivist brings a book.
It is smaller than it used to be.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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