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So, there's this concept of "implicit feudalism" in online communities. Essentially, the vast majority of online communities - from old-school forums, to facebook groups, to large platforms like Twitter and Facebook themselves, even to fediverse instances - they're all run as dictatorships by default. It's built into the software - you'll have a top admin who has full, unconstrained power, they might delegate mods who have some limited powers, and anyone else has to listen to what these dictators and lords tell them. We talk about "federating" here in the fediverse, but each individual community - as far as I'm aware of - is a little dictatorship. A federation of dictatorships is not a free society, anymore than the UN, an international body composed of "liberal democracies" and authoritarian regimes is truly democratic. We need a way to start governing online communities through actual forms of democracy.

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Hello, yes, it is I, the glorified automatic kitty door

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anyway god bless instance admins and moderators, running community infrastructure for real-ass people instead of monetisable brandsonas. You are the MVPs, you are the future

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lukewarm gatekeepy game jam subtake 

masto meta 

A fun thing about knowing how to code is being able to answer "Give me 15 minutes and it will be" when someone asks if it's possible to do something with their computer

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ogt_vox.h single-header, open-source C++ library by Justin Paver for reading, writing, and merging MagicaVoxel's .vox files https://github.com/jpaver/opengametools/blob/master/src/ogt_vox.h

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https://sha-mbles.github.io/

> We have computed the very first chosen-prefix collision for SHA-1. In a nutshell, this means a complete and practical break of the SHA-1 hash function, with dangerous practical implications if you are still using this hash function. To put it in another way: all attacks that are practical on MD5 are now also practical on SHA-1. Check our paper here for more details.

Stumbled on the song that was sampled for "Talk Dirty To Me" by Jason Derulo, and it's such a smooth little banger, love it!

youtube.com/watch?v=8Psuqys26J

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it's not shoplifting, i'm "in the early stages of exploring an exciting new retail concept"

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Ted talk:

"Hey welcome to my TED talk. There's a pillow below everyone's seat. I won't say anything for the next 15 minutes, just go ahead and take a nap you deserve it"

Simple adventure game template my students can build off of tomorrow

They're meant to replace all the art, but I wanted to show how it's possible to make an okay style with little art ability

It comes with some basic scripts to get off the ground

(Built for Unity 2019.2.17)

drydock.spaceshipsin.space/hyp

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masto admin page allows one to filter accounts by domain

a user's following/followers page doesn't

this seems sub-optimal imo. it'd be nice if users could see how many, and which, folk would be jettisoned if they decide to suspend a domain.

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Fedi Meta 

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polymer plate and proof that i got from boxcar press today, using images generated from the GAN I trained on bitmaps of words (taking this to the letterpress in a few days to make some prints!)

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"Freedom 0 is bullshit! Copyleft for subversion!"
A list of licenses which respect OUR freedom:
https://write.pixie.town/licenses-for-freedom/list-of-licenses-for-freedom
(via @thufie )

when it's still the intro but the d&b track is teasing you with what's coming up later

like oh yeah, i can hear the bom bep bombep back there, i'm hype already

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