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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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Sometimes in the mist of all the chaos& craziness of the world, it's nice to take a break, even if just for 2minutes to read something not of this world.
I've come across some amazing writers of short stories that usually fit in a single toot called #microfic or #tootfic on the #fediverse who brighten my day with their stories& encourage me to keep at my own.
If you ever need a break from reality, check out some members of the #writingcommunity

@vicorva
@InvaderXan
@MicroSFF
@Teryl_Pacieco

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"... za dejanski politični premik ni dovolj, da se ukvarjamo z grobim besednjakom in zahtevamo politično korektnost. Pri fašizaciji družbe ni največji problem nevljuden jezik, ampak konkretne politike, pa naj gre za Janšev boj proti medijem ali Cerarjev nehuman zakon o tujcih."

mladina.si/200505/abecedarij-s

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#Empathy is a state of mind, & we can become more skilled at getting there. But how do we get there & where do we go from there?

The Hierarchy of Spiritual Intelligence shows why @CindySQ21 sees empathy "as a piece of compassion-building.” 👇🏼

d3e.co/qh

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In addition, because the tools to create accessible PDFs are sparse, and those that exist are difficult to use, 99% of PDFs users with disabilities encounter aren’t accessible.
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RT @NNgroup
Research spanning 20 years proves #PDF is problematic for online #reading. nngroup.com/articles/pdf-unfit Yet PDFs are still prevalent and users continue to get lost in them. They’re unpleasant to read and navigate …
twitter.com/NNgroup/status/129

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Finally read William Goldman's "The Princess Bride" over the weekend. (The book is from 1973 -- it took a while for Goldman, who also wrote the screenplay, to get the movie made.)

A great page-turner, if a bit dated in the conventions it pokes fun at (and embraces). If you liked the movie and haven't read the book, I think there's a good chance you'd enjoy it.

Here's a full review:
lib.reviews/review/ee327a12-e3

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My mum wants to try the fediverse. Does anyone know any good instances of a Facebook-replacing nature (i.e. of Friendica)? Preferably ones with good rules i.e. don't interpret racism as something only white people can engage in etc.
Thanks in advance.

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Coronavirus, eye contact in image, food mention 

Below-the-nose community stunned as study shows nose connected to lungs

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Menstruation, Menstrual Cup 

I've just realized it's been over a year since I bought my . I can't even imagine anymore how I managed without it.
No discomfort. No leaking. No piles of badly-biodegradable trash.
And perhaps the best thing about it is that while going about my day, I forget that it's there. For pads and tampons, that never happened.
Here is the one I bought:
lalicup.com/
And here is the site that helped me choose:
putacupinit.com/

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Want an owl? 

<Opens my trench coat that is entirely lined with birds> hey fellow gays, want an owl? £5.50 each + £3 postage if it's the UK. Perfectly safe to post, and they don't need breathing holes in the package like regular owls.

Email: willowscraftsandcreations@protonmail.com to order or ask any questions, invoices will be sent via paypal. #art #sewing

owl description in the following toot.

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Howling wind outside always made it feel so cozy indoors. But this kind of wind didn’t howl.

Here in low orbit, the spaceship was protected from the raging solar storm and its torrent of energetic charged particles.

In the observation lounge, weightless, she sipped hot chocolate through a straw and huddled into her favourite blanket, watching the aurorae dance above Earth’s poles.

Solar wind was still wind, and enjoying it was still hyggelig. Even here.


#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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Further proof that #encryption helps protect your data - The Chinese government is now blocking TLS 1.3 and ESNI, which makes it harder to know certain domain information.

zdnet.com/article/china-is-now

But, it's not just in #China that these things occur...

The US government is currently trying to weaken your ability to use encryption too. If you believe in a more private and secure #Internet, please speak out to your member of #Congress and share why #privacy matters to you.

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i understand if you wanna block/mute whoever you want but consider telling the person what they're doing wrong especially if they're nd like. it can be super othering and sometimes us nds dont know if we're doing anything wrong and aren't looking to hurt anyone

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I get frustrated when I see discussions among *developers* saying that Facebook shouldn't filter out certain content.

They already do! Every day. Every post they show you is fed through a biased algorithm. Facebook is far from neutral already.

They're banking on the fact that the average person (and congressperson for that matter) doesn't understand this.

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New Blog Post: How to Not Make an Ass of Yourself in Online Discussions

https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/how-to-not-make-an-ass-of-yourself-internet-discussions

"Here are three rules to not making an ass of yourself when having online or in-person discussions."

#100DaysToOffload
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gender, polish language, boosts + 

how do you even use Polish without gendering and/or binarising people?

what is the best one can do at the moment? are there any relevant resources (style guides etc) you can vouch for?

i would especially love to hear from you if you use Polish and are nonbinary

(i speak Polish fluently, i don't need to know how the language itself works, just what is the current status and best practice of inclusive usage)

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upon having used fediverse for A While, advice 

Here's our advice in the context of the fediverse as an imperfect social network:

*) Always boost aid requests.
- Someone will meet their need
- the spot on your feed may make that connection
= even if you or your immediate friends cannot.

*) Use unfollow, mute, and filters for mental health.
- does it spark joy?
- prune your follow feed for your own needs
- remember you can mute people
- you can also unfollow someone's boosts

*) Remember to play nice when among friends.
- conflicting access needs run rampant among those who have experienced trauma
- kindness is distinct from lack of consequences for being a consistently shitty person
- be gentle with callouts
- be honest about your own actions
= be mindful of the spoon-cost and fork-inducement of your asks.

Be yourself.
Be willing to change.
Be willing to apologize.

Be careful,
this network is unencrypted,
and the admin sees everything.

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free software politics 

the flip side of this is that you absolutely should not criticize individuals for the software they choose to use but should instead strive to make software that meets their needs and, almost more importantly, push for legislation that restricts the ability of MS, Google, Apple, etc to target successful free software projects for death

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free software politics, subtoot 

audacity is best in class. glimpse is best in class. LO is, in my opinion, best in class. and that's because they are in the class of "free as in beer programs that do {audio, photo, document} editing"

the right way to solve "people who just want to quickly edit photos don't have money to buy photoshop" is to make glimpse better, or build a simpler software for that use case, not to create a "safe pirated version of photoshop", that's ridiculous

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free software politics 

what's the one thing LO isn't competitive on? web based collaborative file sharing and cloud services - the one thing that is literally impossible to give away without taking massive losses and going bankrupt. Microsoft can do it because they _charge a subscription_ for their software and because they already run a big cloud

yes there is pointless free software and free software that exists only to scratch someone's personal itch and really pretentious free software but frankly if you're comparing LO to Office or Conversations to iMessage or Riot to Discord and criticizing the former for not having every feature the latter has you're really, really, really missing the mark

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Hi everyone!

I highly recommend you Not to use proprietary and #privacy-intruding
social networks such as Twitter or Youtube.

But if you can't stop going there, I know some metadata, #privacy-respecting, #foss web services for accessing those non-free social networks!

Below are the redirects!

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Youtube --> Invidious

Instances: instances.invidio.us/
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Twitter --> Nitter

Instances:
github.com/zedeus/nitter/wiki/
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Instagram --> Biblogram

Instances: git.sr.ht/~cadence/bibliogram-
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Stay Safe!

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