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Hello everyone! I'm a and co-editor at Snipette, an online where we try to explain the world in a style. (We're also looking for , so if you're interested let me know).

I do the too, as a side-effect.

My other interests include and . This is my second* Mastodon account; you can also find me as @badrihippo on Fosstodon.

* (third if you count a brief one that I closed down)

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My thoughts about getting Medium-style "Publications" on the (on @write_as or otherwise).

I'm not sure how it'll work, but here are some vague ideas. Let me know what you think!

badrihippo.writeas.com/publica

Quick check-in at the Fediverse after a packed, busy week. What's up?

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If a dictatorship is the most efficient government as long as the dictator's good, then Show more

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"Will you be my girlfriend?"

"That was what you built me for."

"I know but... do you WANT to be my girlfriend?"

"Refer to previous answer. You literally gave me no other choice."

"That won't do," the inventor sighed, busying herself with new lines of code.

"There, now you have millions of choices... Do you want to be my girlfriend?"

The robot tilted her head, "You're unconventionally cute but lets date a little first."

"Perfect!"

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #SciFi #LGBT

Just finished a semi- piece about a mound from different perspectives.

Who owns the mound: the queen, the workers, the colony as a whole? Or is it something entirely different?

medium.com/snipette/the-mound-

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@Rewhan
everyone: computers are the future they can do anything

me: computers are my idiot baby children and they cannot be trusted

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Last Boost Toot: £50! Come on guys, pass this on to 50 of your friends and tell them to all throw in a pound. We can do this!

kickstarter.com/projects/38135

For a great kickstarter for an amazing writer.

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the Mastodon Community Survival Fund is officially depleted, and if you'd like to add to it to help our fediverse neighbors in need, our Liberapay is here:

liberapay.com/MCSF/

We are looking into other ways to accept donations too.

If you're in need right now, we can at least keep boosting your requests for assistance. Send us a DM if we don't see you first. ❤️

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Always wondered why we never cured the common cold.

#TIL it's not one, but a different virus we get each time!

medium.com/snipette/comon-cold

I like the fact that has its own donations page on Liberapay, from where it receives all its funding 🙂

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The ancient Greek word for "bear" was άρκτος.

The Arctic is named after the animal; it's the place where bears are.

Naturally, when you find a place at the opposite side of the globe from the Arctic and where there are no bears, it's the anti-Arctic - in other words, Antarctica.

So the Arctic is Bears Place, and Antarctica is Not Bears Place.

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Ah there’s the typo. So, a brinary file is like a binary file, only saltier and more useful for curing or marinating meat and fish.

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The fact that the word "rad" is also the german word for "wheel" is no coincidence, wheels are cool as shit

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The 'Right to Repair' Movement Is Gaining Ground and Could Hit Manufacturers Hard

The EU and at least 18 U.S. states are looking to address the impact of planned obsolescence

fortune.com/2019/01/09/right-t

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Researchers Move Closer to Giving Voice to Those Who Cannot Speak

Columbia University researchers developed an algorithm that can decode brain waves induced by sounds, or the thought of sound, into recognizable speech.

alsnewstoday.com/2019/01/30/co

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Whoever said “you can’t pick your family” is spouting a buncha bullshit.

You can’t pick who you’re related to, sure, but you sure as hell can pick your family.

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That's why Medium is becoming a bad actor destroying the web as we knew it. Please don't publish on Medium.

medium.com/@ploum/an-open-pay-

Will myself migrate to @writeas__

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#Introductions
Hello #Fediverse, lets do this.

Budding writer, design enthusiast, music obsessive, creative procrastinator.

Nice to meet all of you 👍

Looking forward to settling in. Feel free to follow for mindless bantz.

"Drifter" is my attempt at #serial #sciencefiction .. tablo.io/daniel-green/drifter

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