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re-upping this fundraiser for my comrade C to get a car to keep doing mutual aid and solidarity work!


thank you so much

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covid / angry 

A vaccination is a great tool for public health during this pandemic. I highly encourage everyone to get vaccinated. It's not a silver bullet though. It is complete BS that you can magically live beyond the pandemic when you get the shot. The purpose of the shot is to give you better protection and increase public health outcomes. It doesn't make you invincible. Don't let it make you into an ass.

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covid / angry 

Multnomah County (Portland) is now asking that masks be worn indoors again. I am so upset with the entitlement of vaccinated people.

If you are vaccinated you are not better than an unvaccinated person. Stating that the only reason you got a vaccination was so you didn't have to wear a mask makes you an anti-masker. Denying that there are breakthrough cases and suggesting people just get sick and die if they aren't protected makes you just as bad as those denying the pandemic.

I'm struggling a bit with Myst. I hope I can get it working

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I've been playing around with dosbox and wine to play classic games (dos, win 3.1, win 95). I got Deus Ex and Ripper working flawlessly so far 😄

What is this cat anime google doodle game?

I hate pointing people toward google, but it's pretty fun and addicting

dreaming about what a game from an Octavia Butler universe would be like...

A Fledgling game 😮

One really good SciFi game I want to play again is Ripper. I wonder if it would work in DOS box.

It's a cyberpunk-esque noir FMV game starring Christopher Walken. It's the first game I remember playing that had alternate endings depending on your actions.


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*looks up scifi game top 10 lists*

"#1 is Star Wars Blah Blay"

😠 Star Wars is not scifi. It's space fantasy. I will die on this hill.

A PC version of the tabletop RPG Paranoia that focused on psychological horror instead of combat would be really fun and challenging.

You keep waking up as new clones in a totalitarian society that prevents you from rising up and taking on the state AI. Slowly solving puzzles, stealth mechanics, building RPG skills (non-combat), and through many clone lives. You get closer and closer to taking the state down.

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I wish there were more PC games that actually reflected modern speculative fiction, or even classic scifi tropes if they didn't rely on FPS mechanics

Movie Idea: A parody of Idiocracy, but it's called Technocracy. A dystopian future where wealthy nerds never grew up, create electronic toys that become so crucial to the workings of society they become the means of entrapping the citizenry, the rich man children fly into space while 90 year old grandmothers are forced to work in a small box in the back of McDonalds filling out spreadsheets for the robots to complete orders...

Hmm, this seems familiar. Maybe someone already made it?

anti-capitalist tech musing 

Spaces like the fediverse are heavily populated with people who are tech tinkerers. I am one of them. Of course we will be tinkering with tech. We certainly have a role to play in anti-capitalist tech where we are those mechanics for the community, where we train apprentices who are tinkerers, and where we recognize when technology isn't the best solution for our communities.

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anti-capitalist tech musing 

I think questions like "is this the year of the linux desktop?", "how do we grow the user base on a twitter like curve for the fediverse?", "how do we get people to start using IRC?", etc makes about as much sense as "how do we get people to move from using notepad.exe to vim?". That's not going to happen and that's OK. Maybe the answer is to move people from using google calendar to paper planners, and that would be fine.

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anti-capitalist tech musing 

Similarly, I think cars should be built on an open model, but if that happened overnight I wouldn't suddenly want to become a mechanic. And that's OK. We would probably have less vehicles with more occupancy (buses) where mechanics could work on them.

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anti-capitalist tech musing 

If we somehow abolished capitalist technology overnight would you still use half of the tech in our lives?

There is this motivation in free software that we should make it so that everyone is a power user and scripting their dozens of systems for community efforts. I don't think that's a great outcome though. In a liberated world maybe we don't need a ubiquitous anti-capitalist facebook.

uspol / food 

The world is burning, millions facing eviction, and a pandemic surging yet again. I wonder what people are mad about today?

... it's ice cream. They are upset that one ice cream company won't sell in another country.

I wonder who on here will be the first to run a fedi instance from their Steam Deck?

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