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Nastiness Is Not Mandatory

It takes some effort yes, but nice places in today's interwebs exist.

Here's a list of interesting, silly & thought provoking sites:

- belong.io (Birdsite links without the Birshite)
- fuse.blog ("Daily curated links that only last 30 days")
- kottke.org (The granddaddy)
- metafilter.com (The other granddaddy)
- mltshp.com/popular (Nice images, comments(!) & community)
- swiss-miss.com (Design & more)

This book also reminded me, I should continue reading Alan Moore's Promethea asap

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Reading through JMR Higgs' book "KLF: Chaos Magic Music Money", I could never imagine how gripping a book it'd be.

Also, I'd never imagine this book to have one of the best & most concise overviews of society's progress from the Victorian times, Darwin's upheaval , WW1/2, Modernism in Art & Science and into the postmodernism of the recent decades.

I picked it up as a fun distraction but it ended up being a blast, I *highly* recommend it.

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serious thoughts about mastodon's "discourse culture", meta 

more people really seriously need to learn to just shut the fuck up on this site, especially when it comes to current events

so many people are seemingly obsessed with having their own say in what's going on when, in reality, the issue truly doesn't affect them or relate to them in any meaningful way

this is one of the main reasons, imo, that we have so many rashes of people speaking for groups they have no business speaking for

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Good morning

PV did not shut down because of group infighting. Anyone saying that is trying to deflect away from the same spicy whites that have been the main problem for a year that have yet to deal w being what they are: Colorist and antiblack.

The same PV crew from before is still chillen together, just elsewhere.

reboost this, ta

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#playvicious social, the black led instance in the fediverse has been switched off a couple of days ago, and we wrote a statement as the moderation team of weirder earth about it.

it is a huge loss to the fedi and we realized too late that more solidarity would have been needed. we say goodbye and thank you for everything you did.

read it here:
weirderearth.de/goodbyepv.html

#fediverse #WeirderAdmin

tfw items in your newsfeed sort themselves juuuust right

Interconnected - We live in a semiotarchy

> Data in the mirror world is making it noisy outside my house. The map is intruding on the territory.

interconnected.org/home/2020/1

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want to spend $60 on the cyberpunk genre without giving it to a game that will either kill you on the inside or just literally kill you?

some folks over at itch.io put together a cool bundle of games that directly support queer & poc indie devs!

itch.io/b/723/be-a-better-cybe

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Woke up from dreams of high rise Japan, rinsing the dream-lag with Underworld's DNBWMHM

album.link/i/1443808376

Just QR scanned a cow, leading me to the Russian Space Agency, how's your day going

Apparently it's even visible via satellite. Approach in awe at

38°20'35.2"N 109°39'58.5"W

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Uuuhhh... I think we all know where this is going

Metal monolith found by helicopter crew in Utah desert

bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-5

Reading a Pynchon novel, looking up the definition of "snood", I'm struck by the example given

> Her blonde hair was held in place by a velvet-mesh snood

I wonder if there ever was a story written inside the examples of a dictionary. Fragmented and out of order, with clues like hidden breadcrumbs. Almost feels like a Pynchon story itself.

This is absolutely great. If you're into Manifold Garden and/or architecture and/or video games and/or philosophy and/or literature, do yourself a favor and watch this.

Jacob Geller – The Shape of Infinity

youtube.com/watch?v=Zm5Ogh_c0I

Stevenson's Treasure Island. Yup, the original one, the yo-ho-ho and a barrel of rum kind. I'm hoping a somewhat straightforward story, even better a classic pirate one would be just what I need during this strange period, COVID et al.

I got an excellent copy via Standard Ebooks who do a tremendous job bringing classic works of literature to modern ebook standards:

standardebooks.org/ebooks/robe

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