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In Code 7you play as a hacker trying to save humanity from complete annihilation. Gather information, hack things, guide your partners through dangerous situations and earn their trust. Beware the AI that REDACTED
It is a , but with voice-acted dialog and pretty good music. It has autocomplete, subtitles and a mode for blind players.
If you like story-driven games with plenty of twists, this might be for you. Episode 0 is free, so how about you find out? :)
store.steampowered.com/app/650

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Nothing I post is so unprecedented that people will still find it useful several years later. There are enough wonderful toots posted every day that there's no reason to backread through my entire profile instead, except perhaps for doxxing purposes.
So, since I like keeping things tidy, I use to delete every post of mine older than 4 months, except for the few that I've decided to keep. If you'd like to do something similar yourself, you can learn more here:
forget.codl.fr/about

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Even if you aren't a scientist, you can still help out with research. For example, would you like to search for black holes, identify wildlife, or save endangered animals? Then you'll love !
zooniverse.org
Would you like to help out without actually doing anything? That's impossi ... oh right, exists! With it, you can donate unused computing power to projects that investigate diseases, study global warming, discover pulsars, etc.
boinc.berkeley.edu

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"Excuse me," said the knight, "but may I borrow that... er... implement?"
"My hoe?" the farmer said. "What for, milord?"
"For yonder dragon."
"The one bellowing in the hills? But you have a lance and a sword!"
"Why should I fight it? The dragon only asks for scritches."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

We bought two boxes of teaspoons, 6spoons each. Those tiny things are cursed, you see. Or maybe it's our household. Either way, they keep disappearing.
In each package, one teaspoon just chilled there all on its own underneath the protective plastic packaging. The other 5 were in a bundle by the side of the box. Each in its own little plastic bag.
Just ... why? Why do this? I mean, this is freaking metal, not like it's gonna break if you don't wrap it up. And in both of them, one spoon wasn't wrapped up, and it was fine.
Why pointlessly add more plastic to it? Hell, why have plastic to begin with? Throw 'em in a cardboard box and be done!
I do not understand.

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Sorry to employed people but I won’t be taking part in Buy Nothing Day because discount days are the only way I’ll be able to afford yuletide presents for people this year. Perhaps instead of passively trying to fight capitalism by not buying things and hoarding your money you could actively help people by donating it

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In Code 7you play as a hacker trying to save humanity from complete annihilation. Gather information, hack things, guide your partners through dangerous situations and earn their trust. Beware the AI that REDACTED
It is a , but with voice-acted dialog and pretty good music. It has autocomplete, subtitles and a mode for blind players.
If you like story-driven games with plenty of twists, this might be for you. Episode 0 is free, so how about you find out? :)
store.steampowered.com/app/650

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I would like to take a moment to promote Trunk 🐘

They are like FediFollows but much older, bigger and better 👍

They have a huge opt-in list of people on the Fediverse that you can follow arranged into lots of categories:

https://communitywiki.org/trunk

The list has been a bit out of date recently, but they now have a new admin who is cleaning things up.

If you have any questions or want to join the list, you can contact the new admin at @Mayana

#Fediverse #Trunk #Mastodon

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:boost_requested: Binders, gc2b sale available until 2 Dec 

Hey friends, if you happen need binders, gc2b is having a sale

"Offer details: Take 15% off 1-2 items or 20% off 3 or more items! For orders over $99, we will be emailing a $5 discount code to be applied to future orders as well!

Sale discounts apply automatically at checkout, no code is required!

Offer valid on gc2b.co & gc2b.io. Sale begins at 8 PM on 11/25 (EST) and ends on 12/2 at 11:59 PM (EST)."

#trans #transClothing #binders

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language PSA 

On a more serious note, based on a conversation on an Internet forum (and addressed mostly at people from the USA):

Most of y'all are probably aware of that, but there's no such thing as speaking "without an accent". If you're not broadcasting words directly into someone's brain via telepathy, you have an accent.

It matters because it's not just incorrect, it's also an example of centering one type of language (yours) as invisible and therefore default.

*Everyone* has an accent.

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Hi all! We would like to hire one part time DevOps on Mastodon service maintain and helping us trying/integrating experimental features. We can accept remote work and welcome to apply. Please send us your Resume (or LinkedIn link) to Suji.Yan AT sujitech.com ;) Many thanks.

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job search, Germany, :boost_ok: 

I wonder if anybody out there has an open position they need to fill?

I have 10+ years of experience developing software in C#/.NET and Node/JS/TS/React, but at this point I'm willing to consider basically anything software engineering-related as long as the people are nice.

Especially if it's in Berlin and especially if it involves Rust or Elixir, but anything else would be great too!

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There were no medals after the battle, no songs of glory written. It had not won a war, nor changed the fate of nations.
But the soldier knew it as a battle, knew it had been won. Other battles would come, but having won one, he knew he could win again.
He called it "Inbox Zero".
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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"COVID-19 se je, tako kot drugi novi patogeni, za katere ljudje nismo imeli imunosti, pojavil pri divjih živalih v oddaljenih delih sveta, kjer se je prenašal med industrijsko gojenimi živalmi in na živilskih trgih, ki jih uporabljajo ljudje. Čaka nas več pandemij, ker je tam zunaj več patogenov in nič ne delamo za to, da bi omejili ali ustavili iskanje fosilnih goriv, sečnjo in krčenje gozdov za nasade in živino; vse v prizadevanju za večji dobiček za agro in energetsko industrijo."

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"Če in ko bo ta pandemija izginila, se ne bi smeli več vrniti k »običajnemu poslovanju«. Nujno moramo zgraditi »socialno ekonomijo«, kjer demokratično načrtovanje nadomešča kapitalistični sektor ter usmerja in nadzira nacionalne in globalne vire za dobrobit ljudi, ne za profit."

Michael Roberts

http://delavske-studije.si/sl/events/biopolitika/michael-roberts-the-political-economy-of-the-pandemic

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Are you from the ? Do you care about ? Are you against ?
Good. Because your signature is needed. This is your chance to maybe change something. Maybe.
reclaimyourface.eu/

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If you're styling a website, don't forget to check if you have accessible degrees of contrast in your color palette. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines provides good definitions to follow, and there are lots of handy tools that calculate rates of contrast and if they're sufficient. Here's one of them: https://webaim.org/resources/contrastchecker/

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friday next week (december 4) is the final bandcamp friday of the year (and maybe ever?)

in case you've missed it, bandcamp have been waiving their revenue share on the first friday of each month since March so that 100% of the money spent goes to the artist/label

december 4 also happens to be my birthday, so if you wanna do something nice please support my friend Sara by purchasing her single Grace Jones (there's also a remix available too)

https://saaramusic.bandcamp.com/

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Also Humble Bundle has a royalty free music bundle going right now

https://www.humblebundle.com/software/big-royaltyfree-music-software

I haven't listened through everything yet because there's *so* much and I haven't even downloaded everything yet at this point, but the 1€ tier already has a pretty good range of moods in their tracks from what I've previewed. It's mostly "cinematic" type music (I think, if I'm using the term correctly), and you're allowed to use it for pretty much everything except direct redistribution.

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“For subjects of white privilege, discomfort can... cause a moment of hesitation and potentially, of questioning and critique. Subjects of privilege are not used to hesitating – they are used to being at ease in the world – and so they can react to hesitation in ways that close it down. This means that hesitation is a necessary, not a sufficient condition to change perception. There needs to be a willingness to dwell in situations of discomfort and not immediately try to get out of them.”

This is just the first day, but so far, this is surprisingly working out better than I thought. The categorization is still kind of random for now, but even so, breaking up the Home TL into a few smaller chunks does make it easier to read through. People don't blur together as much anymore.
But yeah, deciding who's cool enough to be in the Cool Folks list is ... not fun. This list will change often.

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COVID-19, great information that's not depressingly presented 

Adam Conover talks to an epidemiologist again about the evolving science about COVID-19 and what the best practices and the future looks like right now.

It's really good and nuanced and I learned a lot

https://www.earwolf.com/episode/a-coronavirus-update-with-dr-ashish-jha/

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youtube removing community captions is so fucked up honestly. it's a massive fuck you to those with hearing issue, language processioning issues like some can have with autism, pretty much all non english speakers or those in the process of learning which media immersion is an amazing way to learn I may add. and there's literally no reason to do it than google doing what they always do, killing off services and features because fuck you

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