ohai, i'm back
me: "i can't believe we've ended up with 8 open bottles of wine. How am i going to drink these all"
her: "why do you have to drink them all"
me: "they'll go bad otherwise!"
her: "... because you're depriving all those needy children of wine if you don't?"
I suspect that attempts to fix the Fake News crisis with more fact checking & presentation of facts are fundamentally flawed. The Fake News problem is one of psychology, not access to facts.
lol so here's the Mastodon antithesis: mashable.com/2017/04/05/mas… so now we can gear up write all our synthesis think pieces.
Howdy to all my Twitter pals setting up a second home on Mastodon. Here is your fursuit and a copy of Das Kapital
So i've been thinking for a long time what _would_ a Fallout for the 21st century actually be? And best as i can figure it, it'd be the tale of hispanic immigrants being arbitrarily deported and dumped in Nogales a la http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/3/5/in-nogales-sonora-the-city-of-the-deported.html
But this is also the backdrop for what a disappointment all of Bethesda's Fallout games have been. I've had a lot of fun with Fallout 3, and New Vegas (haven't played 4 yet), but the context for each one just doesn't jibe with the culture of the areas in which the FPS Fallouts take place. Like, if i wander into the Virginia coast around the DC area, i expect shit's going to go down like Django Unchained.
I loved the original Fallout games. They provide this lovely impression of how insane and non-sensical the American West is. That sense of randomness & whimsy coupled together with characters who deadly serious about whatever their bullshit racket happened to be theirs is totally believable as a post-apocalyptic landscape. All of this meshed perfectly w/ the insanity of the Cold War era nuclear threat.
Wait wait wait.
What if... what if the Twitter avatar change was actually Twitter's April Fools joke, and everybody thinks it just a straight update.
@sarahjeong @mmasnick it's super interesting to see what things people decide to use the content warnings with. Like flagging politics posts. I wonder if it's possible to search just for those. ugh. A 500 character limit means i have to police myself so that i don't end up writing run-on sentences/thoughts/posts.