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@Whoretense Does that mean you are one of those rare people that read the Wizard of Oz books?

@lukespacewalker I'll play a little devil's advocate for a moment. Let's see where this goes. So, the Communists baby-killing their way down to the delta was OK, but the South resisting was not?

@lukespacewalker (Sorry about the delay. I did not understand my Mastodon interface. I'm new here.)

@lukespacewalker Yes. The KUBARK authorization was from him. Check the timing.

Tootfic, Violence, vaugely goofy 

@NightRose I like how in your dream-setting, Hong Kong is a destination of safety from the coming horde.

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@lukespacewalker
I understand the fun of stirring the pot with extreme rhetoric, but I'm curious how much baby killing you think US, NATO, or Israeli troops really do? And how do you think US, NATO, and Israeli troops compare to other world forces when it comes to protection of civilians?

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Look GitLab, when I say "remember me", I don't mean "log me out after two weeks", I mean this is my fucking computer just let me stay logged in for god's sake

I gave myself years to really get the hang of this garbage and now I'm sure it's really garbage:

Systemd sucks. I am unclear what problem they were solving. Sure, the init system was archaic, but the need to replace it was not so pressing that we needed to turn to just any port in a storm!

I like unit files, but I'm sure a similar functionality could come from something less invasive or something better architected.

@ghostwife In my not-so-expert opinion, ambush hunters are either mid-murder or pre-murder. This looks like pre-murder.

@lukespacewalker I take your point -- but, just for persnickety specificity, it's not really the first time. President Johnson explicitly authorized torture for interrogation. The lack of transparency from that period will leave us forever wondering where they used such techniques.

@NuclearTess I'm not sure what "solution to feminism" would mean, either, but there is much debate on what banning prostitution means for women's civil rights.

If I want to demand money for a single sexual encounter, that's a crime. If I demand half of someone's net worth for exclusive mating privileges (unspecified in frequency), that's socially acceptable.

It seems our system is just establishing a price floor for prostitution, rather than defending some imagined virtue.

The ACLU has been doing great work on this front. However you feel about "toughness" on crime, we should all agree on an upper bound to punishments.

aclu.org/blog/prisoners-rights

Observed: Captain Marvel was inches away from being awesome, but made a left turn at dull. Why pick such an awesome property and make it suck?

Larson's poor acting was only part of the problem. Danvers' origin story is a confused hodgepodge of modern empowerment tropes instead of a cohesive story line. Were the writers even trying? I look forward to whenever they reboot Marvel with good writers and a decent actor.

Marvel deserves better.
The music was great, though!

@Argus What's funny is how we all see what we want to see in his work. Back in the 90's my high school friends and I each saw our own *very different* ideologies reinforced by Gibson. I suppose he describes each character sympathetically, without undue judgment. Even faceless bureaucrats and assassins have feelings in the Sprawl. Which of his books is your favorite, so far?

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Just finished Count Zero by William Gibson. Yowza, the worlds he built. You really feel the high-tech, low-quality-of-life desperation. The plot and delivery are often unclear, but that just adds to the feel that you're lost in a world that's too big to understand.

I really liked it.

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