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Miles: You don't know what my reality is.
Quark: But I know what your fantasy is.
Quark: Holodeck program Miles-2.
Miles: I can explain.


I'm against congress action on the price of . The cost of a barrel of has skyrocketed, so we suffer at the pumps. This is due to the negative externalities of Putin's . Capping prices will just lead to even more deadweight loss.
What we need to do instead is figure out why the demand for gasoline is and do things that make it more elastic. Adding substitute goods and services would be the best place to start IMO.

Reduce, reuse, recycle.


- In order to reduce, there need to be proper infrastructure to compensate for the thing being reduced;
- In order to reuse, things need to be durable and easily maintainable, modularly upgradable and repairable;
- If you go to the recycle step ignoring the first two, you've already lost.

As we see, just "changing consumer habits" doesn't work.

Thanks for coming to my TED talk.

I don't know who needs to hear this, but if you need to get out of , press <esc> then type a colon (:) followed by "q!" and <enter>

⬇️ It'll look like this.

Wound it be good to support version control in word processing software like libreoffice?

Listening to the Mayor of Noobtown series by Ryan Rimmel. I'm going back through a second time and on the second book. I have decided that all my low level campaigns will feature fecking pumas from now on!

Also drop bears, but I'm not back to that part yet.

A reminder that Mastodon and the Fediverse do NOT use cryptocurrency, blockchains, NFTs, tokens, coins, mining, web3 or anything like that.

Masto and the Fedi run on traditional servers and use a sustainable network federation model somewhat similar to e-mail (that's why Fediverse addresses look similar to e-mail addresses).

Also a reminder there are no venture capital firms or other investors either. No one owns the network, each server is independent. Masto and Fedi server running costs are paid by their owners, sometimes with donations from users.

No one is getting rich from the Fediverse, it is all volunteers with some getting donations and a few getting modest grants from foundations. Please remember this when you interact with admins or developers.

(There might be some individual users who post about cryptocurrency/blockchain, but the infrastructure this place runs on doesn't use it at all.)

Tl:dr - Decentralisation does NOT mean cryptocurrency/blockchain


billionaires will never use their wealth for good, and it's not because they're bad people (although they are bad people), but because doing so would undermine the entire system of capitalism. billionaires' class interests require that the capitalist system be upheld

capitalist "philanthropy" is either reputation laundering, tax evasion, or an investment for future profit. when facebook installs free internet in poor countries, it's to allow more users to sign up for facebook. when google teaches poor teenagers to code, they're creating a supply of cheaper labor.

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slower computers, please 

I'm a computer guy, but I'm very much over fast computers. Most of your computer's resources are wasted loading ads and trackers on webpages. Video games require more and more power to deliver less interesting experiences. Don't get me started on cryptocurrency. Computers are getting increasingly complex, therefore less reliable, nearly impossible to repair, wasteful, and devastating to the environment. We need #slowcomputers and more #retrocomputing

Any sufficiently advanced technology is insufficiently documented

Re-tooting and re-pinning from my old instance

"To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same.”

(Tabletop RPGs like D&D)
(and other RPGs)

Just migrated to If anyone wants to migrate, make sure you copy all your stuff from your old instance first.

Also, toots can't migrate, but you can archive them to your local machine, just FYI.

A Mastodon server for RPG folks to hang out and talk. Not owned by a billionaire.