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Programing languages are just domesticated math

"... About how incredibly tubular the Enterprise is now that we have a dedicated Tron room?"

my wife asked if blasting your atoms into cold empty space is some kind of sex thing and I mean, it wasn't, but now it is

s2e8, "A Matter Of Honor": uhhhhhHHHH if this were the first thing someone said to me when I boarded a new ship I would get right the fuck back into the transporter and blast my atoms right into cold empty space

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@apetresc @sir I think it's dependent on what my relationship was like with them, if any

Even years later, I'm pretty impressed that capitalism was even able to ruin something as pure at horse_ebooks

@hache Yeah, thank you! :) I mean, the wildest part is that the PDFs that were posted are available on the DM's guild as pay-what-you-want, so nothing lost, either!

@hache Whoa, that's amazing! A fittingly belated congratulations on that 😄

This morning, I discovered that a couple of D&D supplements that I wrote have been posted to the largest repository of pirated RPG PDFs on the internet, and it feels like I've won a major award

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Mastodon is becoming a cesspool of thoughtful culture commentary

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Ooo boy, have you tried reinstalling your guillotine?

@OldBrushNewPaper right! And then to use their platform to persuade people it's not helpful... Yeah. Shameful.

@OldBrushNewPaper They did not convince me, at least I can say that much. I was *furious*. I took it really personally at the time, like they must have thought I was an idiot and it felt like they'd spent however much time and money just to condescend to my childish, foolish idea (which I thought they hadn't actually addressed at all). Today I can recognize it more for what it was: Establishment figures protecting the status quo.

blood, capitalist dystopia 

a long time ago, when i still thought capitalism was the least worst economic system we'd come up with, i emailed the Freakonomics people to ask what would happen if we just gave $50,000 to 500 families in one targeted neighborhood. What would the benefits be? Etc. (This was before UBI was a popular topic.)

They spent an entire 45-minute episode of their podcast talking about how, because of the Lottery Effect, everybody would immediately blow all that money on fancy cars or w/e and be wasted

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How I feel about 90% of the time on Mastodon, but thanks for letting me hang out

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