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I applied for the same grant, I'm glad it went to at least one fediverse project!

I think people may not realize the grant is for project development, not for the "flagship" instance.


 
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Just came across some of Simon's Cat's Hedghogs. Need something to make me smile.
#humor


 
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I’m not complaining, but...

Wait! I am putting in a formal complaint.

@Katherine Bond Yes, I know it's not sensible.....but sometimes it's just fun to be stupid. :-)





 
For some reason, it felt like a real struggle to walk all the way home today. I feel weak and exhausted, and I'm not sure why.



 
Since I quit freelancing to focus on pixelfed, I have come to depend more on my patreon.

I can't afford to pay for moderators so I will investigate a technical solution like Discourse did.

Trusted users (ie: have not been reported, have other trusted followers, ect) could empower them to take a more reactive approach to moderation for every pixelfed instance.


 

BuzzFeed to Cut 15% of Its Workforce


BuzzFeed is planning to lay off about 15% of its workforce, as the company seeks to reorient itself in a shifting digital-media landscape.
Article word count: 74

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18984631
Posted by taytus (karma: 3553)
Post stats: Points: 128 - Comments: 118 - 2019-01-24T00:08:32Z

\#HackerNews #buzzfeed #cut #its #workforce
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"About 7 million fewer Americans have health insurance today than did four years ago, a new survey has found, the highest uninsured rate since 2014. The results come after sustained Republican attacks on government-backed health schemes, including the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare."

"The survey’s findings come as the public is increasingly interested in government-run health programs."

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Tras las diferencias que hicieron peligrar el pase, River cerró la contratación de Matías Suárez: los detalles de la operación #infobae


 
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This may be a little too weird even for me. 🤔

This Company Makes Custom Slippers to Look Just Like Your Pet

When commissioning a pair of slippers, it’s required you upload a photo of your pet’s face and recommended that you submit pictures of their fur color, as well as their backside, chest, and tail. You then select individual eye color and the position of their ears. And because each pet is unique, there is a chance to point out any distinguishing characteristics that they have. After eight weeks, you’ll receive the cutest pair of slippers you’ve ever seen.
https://mymodernmet.com/cuddle-clones-fuzzy-animal-slippers/
#fashion #pets #style #animals #dogs

I’ve seen people who had their pets stuffed and put in place in the house. Arg!







 

If you’re getting whiplash from the amount of spin being placed on the Covington Catholic boys, remember

If you’re getting whiplash from the amount of spin being placed on the Covington Catholic boys, remember that this is how privilege (and in accordance, rape culture) works. It’s formulaic. I could have predicted the arc from the moment the story hit. It goes like this: ...
#politics #privilege #covingtoncatholic #trumpistan



 
it's lunch time
which means
it's breakfast
in 'merica
Supertramp
edition


@c1t7 I haven't had any since I was a little kid.

@gemlog

don't even know if you hunt or fish a kip

@c1t7 here all the herring was brined and snapped by hand to get out the roe, which sold on the japanese market for a very high price. The rest discarded to the reduction plant.

@gemlog

only after you said they were herring did i remember the rest of the name




 
Not sure how to boost this more. But let's get this inf ront of the faces of those 922 patrons, whom are paying for supporting and running Mastodon (which should include the moderation team right?)

"Reimbursement for the mastodon.social mod team"

It is time to get the main (and Only truth be told) moderator of Mastodon.social a living wage. please.

https://elekk.xyz/@eightbitsamurai/101468144225380359

#PayHer



 
Alrighty. after i put gas in my car. No more spending money for two weeks.


 
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#IA connectée... pas toujours au point!

Quand les assistants vocaux dérapent et suggèrent de tuer ses parents !


https://dia.so/2PP
#IA

Voila ce que c'est que de laisser l'éducation de ses gosses à la corporation !




 
Tomasito publicó un video desde la habitación donde está internado Guido Süller: "Está dopado, pero evolucionando bastante bien" #infobae


 
Missed a spot.

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(@@Om*)
Now that’s why I call strong. Lol



 
A man can't live on bread alone. Ramen and eggs can do the trick when you're short on money though.
@Azazer
Who doesn't from time to time



 
Fighters are good at fighting. Their core mechanic is the same attack and damage roll used by every other class and creature. To do the thing they are good at they roll a d20, add some bonuses, and compare the result to a target number. This bare-bones framework has been used by players and referees to negotiate everything from kicking sand in someone’s eyes, to chopping off a tentacle, to winning at beer pong. Different people at different tables taking a shared notion of what a fighter ought to be good at, and making it work with a single codified mechanic.

Viewed from this perspective Magic Users are the first example of unnecessary complexity creeping into the game’s rules. It makes sense to a degree: strong humans exist ergo it’s easy to have a shared notion of what they can do. Fighters and Magic Users represent the extreme ends of a scale between the grounded and the fantastical; a scale which correlates linearly to class complexity. The less “real” a thing is, the more rules we need to understand it. But that gap between the least and the... Show more...

I like the system. I tend to prefer point based systems to level based systems but I could see something like this translating to points pretty easily. I think GURPS has a runic system that is similar.

+Nathan V: Entirely possible. Granting that, the fundamental construct still works: fighters are the simplest and magic users are more versatile, with linearly correlated complexity.

+Skarfester: Glad you liked it! Thanks.

+Babylon Murphy: I like to design my games to be enjoyed by people who haven't read the book, so point buy doesn't jive well with anything I do. Really, though, the system barely references levels, so you're right. It would be easy to adapt.




 
Interesting example of an anti-spiral, which spirals in towards the centre, instead of outwards.
Spiral formations are common in nature, from galaxies to chemical reactions. But most examples in nature rotate such that their arms trail the direction of rotation. Viewed side-on, this makes t
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Adding that to the list of things to go see...

That’s thoroughly enjoyable. I want a fountain like that.





 
Fighters are good at fighting. Their core mechanic is the same attack and damage roll used by every other class and creature. To do the thing they are good at they roll a d20, add some bonuses, and compare the result to a target number. This bare-bones framework has been used by players and referees to negotiate everything from kicking sand in someone’s eyes, to chopping off a tentacle, to winning at beer p
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It's good to see that not all the gamers went to MeWe.

I'm on MeWe, but I don't like it much and use it as little as possible.

Thanks for the signal boost, Joseph!






 
Amazing photo [ https://mastodon.social/@gael/101467911502313168 ]. For more on Louis Pouzin, see [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Pouzin ].

"Gaël Duval @gael@mastodon.social

Today I had the opportunity to meet Louis Pouzin, the inventor of datagram, whose work influenced the design of TCP/IP and made Internet possible.

Louis is still active and is doing https://www.open-root.eu , an alternative Internet TLD (domain name extension system)!"

#ComputerHistory #Networking #Networks #History #Datagram #ComputerNetworks


 

Let’s Do The Aspects Again (An Edited Re- Post):


If you have seen and/or interacted with any of my posts, article links etc here on pluspora then you might want to know that I actually post a LOT more than what you see in my public posts. If we are not sharing with each other and you are not in my aspects, you only see 10% of what I post, discuss and get involved in.

I put a lot of what I write behind Aspects, which for me act as private posts. These let me avoid flooding the stream and let folks see posts on specific subjects that they are interested in.

Warning, I am verbose, opinionated and eclectic in my interests.

It also means that I can keep things mostly troll, spam and neo-nazi free. AND that if you see replies from someone in my aspected posts you know that they are also interested in that subject and might be a neat person for you to share with as well on that subject. And probably a generally decent person to know.

Building up private aspect sharing this way allows an emulation of some of the controls that many of us were used... Show more...

Yes @Martijn Vos you're in the gaming, SF, history and Technology aspects presently. Let me know if there are any problems.

@Joseph Teller
Thanks. Btw, I like your approach to creating a closed community—I couldn’t quite figure out how to arrive at something similar to G+ communities or collections. Reposting your aspects every few weeks is quite a clever way to accomplish it.



 
Advierten que el asesinato de la "La Parca" puede detonar violencia entre huachicoleros en Hidalgo y estados aledaños #infobae