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Proton Update: Torchlight works. Mass Effect doesn't. The whole situation feels a bit unstable.

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Ancillary Justice, Sword, and Mercy 

I got a tour of Biltmore earlier this summer, and the point of that wasn't just "I have a castle" it's "I can afford an army of laborers to build, decorate, and maintain a castle."

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Ancillary Justice, Sword, and Mercy 

People just don't seem to grok that the tea wasn't really tea, it was a form of conspicuous consumption that communicated just how much colonial labor you could afford, and who you were allied with in the aristocracy.

Hey peeps, it's my birthday! So show me all your cats! And dogs, hamsters, sneks, critters of all kinds, sunsets, mushrooms, whatever. !!!

AI Weirdness: Robot Sports Team Names:

aiweirdness.com/post/177307156

Where the nail polish post gave me the name of an NWN character, "Pink the Foul," I think "Panthering Rooboda" might be a future Shadowrun character.

"Finally, employees also dealt with these conflicts by being careful about which family issues they talked about at work, and with whom. This meant that many had to evaluate who was “safe” and who was “questionable,” weighing the risks of opening up. One participant noted, “Where I work isn’t accepting of alternative lifestyles, so I don’t talk about family other than my children. I don’t talk about my partner except with a few people I trust.”"

Oh gods, this!

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"“I mean, a photo of my family would actually be considered almost aggressive, I think, on behalf of the institution. Because it would be me kind of trying to make an ‘activist point’ about the very narrow definition of family that was circulating around the whole event. I just felt like what they were asking for when they were using the word ‘family,’ they weren’t including me.”"

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""A couple of my colleagues have brought their spouses to events when we have an interesting speaker, but I totally hesitate to bring my wife with me. I think it would just be awkward not only for me and my wife, but for everyone else. My wife even asked me about it. ... I think that’s really sad, and maybe I should just say, ‘No holds barred, we are just going to do this.’ But the aftermath of doing that is something that I really have to consider because it’s a small place.”"

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and family issues in the workplace

"(Additional conflicts) include a sense of tension over whether to take advantage of family-related benefits for fear of revealing their same-sex relationship, feeling conflicted over whether to bring spouses to work events, and feeling uneasy about discussing with a supervisor the family-related challenges that impact their work life."

hbr.org/2018/08/how-companies-

By reading the story, the Reader is spying on another world, and its inhabitants are trying to stop you.

Zoloft, Remeron, Effexor. Is it just me or do antidepressant brands sound like the names of Lovecraftian eldritch abominations?

RT @discoveryduck@twitter.com
Bisexuality is often misunderstood because it’s unclear whether it means being attracted to twice a gender or once every two genders.

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“Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there,” we chant. Another agent appears inside the pentagram and screams. The dark lord feasts tonight.

CrowBox: An experiment in animal intelligence to train wild corvids to buy food from a vending machine.

thecrowbox.com/

Well, so far the three things I've tried on using Proton have been a dud, and two were on the "officially supported" list.

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Downloading a demo of one of the supported games, the Magic The Gathering 2012

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