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?"
me: "..."

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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.

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Also i'm super amused at how lazy this piece is and takes a frame as if @Gargron is out there hyping Mastodon like it's a newly funded startup.

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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.

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knowtheory boosted

Howdy to all my Twitter pals setting up a second home on Mastodon. Here is your fursuit and a copy of Das Kapital

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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 america.aljazeera.com/articles

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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.

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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.

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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.

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@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.

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knowtheory boosted

Huh it only takes one tap to do a retoot

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