Tangentially: I have a Chromebook that just got Linux app compatibility, but Steam won't run :(

@loke @Xyc0 I haven't been able to get it to work yet. Tried SW:Battlefront II, which is supposed to be a tested game. It started, but the mouse and keyboard froze, thus no chance to actually play the game.

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I've made a deliberate choice against a quoting feature because it inevitably adds toxicity to people's behaviours. You are tempted to quote when you should be replying, and so you speak at your audience instead of with the person you are talking to. It becomes performative. Even when doing it for "good" like ridiculing awful comments, you are giving awful comments more eyeballs that way. No quote toots. Thank's

Running Sublime Text 3 on my Chromebook. What a crazy world we live in.

spoilers for Spartacus TV series 

actually no he wasn't a noble. He was a rival lanista in Season 2. The one who ended up bricked into the arena.

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Facebook will subject all of its users to "trustworthiness scores," similar to China's Citizen Scores boingboing.net/2018/08/23/weap #reputationeconomics #zuck'scitizenscores ##deletefacebook #facebook #Post

It's also wild to see actors from the Spartacus series play different Roman characters--the Spartacus German turncoat is Caesar, and the guy who plays Pompeii was a Roman noble in Spartacus.

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The Roman Empire Season 2 on Netflix is great, but it's also taking some serious liberties with accepted truth vs. legend. That's the nature of TV, I guess.

@loke Not sure. I just saw under Steam > Settings > Steam Play > Advanced there's an option to try Proton with everything. When I turned that on every game got an install button on Ubuntu 18.04. It sounds like an Alpha option though, so could be a pleasant surprise or an unstable mess.

@loke Going to give Battlefront 2 a try with Proton. Though I'm assuming it'll run great given its age. There's a setting to run everything on Proton. Might be fun to see how Witcher 3 does.

@loke it must disagree with my eGPU set-up, I guess--16 lanes pushed through 1 via the ExpressCard slot. Though I was able to run it fine on Windows.

@loke @deegge I've only tried Civ VI on Linux (native) and the cinematics were terrible I just assumed it was using Vulkan, but what do I know? I've been a Windows gamer for years, and Linux gaming is new to me--though Linux is not.

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Mastodon is great for defeating #censorship . Right Now I'm in a hotel room in mainland #China. Connected to the hotel wifi, and without any VPN, I'm still connected to the world. OTOH, Twitter / Facebook / Google are all blocked by the infamous great #firewall of China.

#Internet is supposed to be #decentralized. With projects like #Mastadon we are one step closer to the idealistic Internet.

@loke @deegge how do you find Vulkan. It's a little choppy for me. I am using an eGPU (1 Lane), but it was fine on Windows.

Video games, pretentious reading habits 

When I ever I read Russian novels I can't help but picture them living in the post-apocalyptic ruins of the Moscow subway.

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Mastodon is not the first online ecosystem for any of us, it’s a chance at a reboot.

So it’s pretty rad that our consensus answer to the question “If given a chance, what would I have done differently online to make for a better future?” is a resounding “be authentic and kind and seek connection with others.”

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