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@ivesen OTOH, the diversity has created some nice things, like LXDE/LXQT and XFCE.

interoperability just hasn't been a huge thing.

@ivesen That would require the various DEs *wanting* to coexist.

KDE, GNOME and Cinnamon all want to hold each other at gunpoint.

@ivesen I believe you mean "Fuck you, FreeDesktop lack of standardization"

i have my first laser face removal appointment today!

For instance, the first step of making someone a villain is to call them a terrorist.

Label them, and their friends, a terrorist organization and nobody, ever, will fight that. Connect them in some way to a terrible event and now you've created a villain.

This is how we destroy people.

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This... made me need to stop. The person is fictional, yes, but I couldn't help but feel that it was meant to make me feel this way.

The game uses some of the classic tropes of the surveillance state to make sure you know what's going on. It's intentionally uncomfortable for those who know how to read into extremely nationalist propaganda. Words are used as a means to pigeonhole people. People are painted in a specific tone to make them be a certain person.

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The game revolves around you picking out chunks of information to pass forward on to a hivemind called Orwell.

Orwell consumes a huge amount of information about a person, but it's dependent on humans to create connections. More, it forces you create a delicate balance of what should be known vs. what shouldn't about a person. What is relevant to a person's being? What isn't?

The problem is that it then forces you to guess what it feels is going to be useful to the hive mind.

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Decided to play Orwell. It's a fascinating game and one that I think we have a lot of things to learn from.

I had to set it down because it started making me feel highly uncomfortable. There's a certain feeling you get when you realize that this game isn't a "what could be" but more a "what is right now" -- a very careful look at the fact that we, as a society, are pushing the envelope back on what we consider acceptable w/r/t surveillance.

@Laurelai Kilts. They're just skirts with a different pleating (and name).

Also the canon skirt-tops from Star Trek.

Interesting times. I'm starting to see bits and pieces of Twitter-style spam on here.

Advocates for the federated model believe the improved moderator/user ratio will keep things from getting out of hand. I'm on the fence.

Until now, the lack of spam has been mostly a result of this being a niche, obscure, tiny part of the Internet. Spamming it wasn't worth the effort.

As the Fediverse grows, theories will be tested! Fingers crossed.

@angristan Literally, the joke doesn't make sense in context, and now RMS is all "Well I'm top shit around here so fuck you"

lood things? 

TFW you realize a furry lood stream has included art of someone you know.

And you smile because it's so astoundingly confirming of who they are at some level.

TFW you go "I'd boop *that* snoot"

rms hot take 


Your contributions are fruitless if you are not well liked.

So, how'd we get the flood of Brazilians? Feels like there's a _Brazilian_ of them.

Was there a mass exodus of a Brazil specific instance?

What's the meme I'm seeing?

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