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To be good, even in this sick, psychopathic world, even in the face of meaninglessness, corruption, and evil, to be good is an achievement with real and lasting value.

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I mean, why on earth *would* a Russian-owned "secure" messaging service want to have its app be downloadable outside an app store, where there's less scrutiny of what its code is doing?

Trump is desperate. Expect him to do some crazy things. Way crazy.

Amazing fact: Mars is the only planet inhabited entirely by robots.

I always look forward to your posts and I'm glad Sylvester lets you have a Mastodon account.

It sounds like he was getting rid of the body and cleaning up the mess.

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**Cult 'Krazy Kat' strip reissue wins top comic prize**

"George Herriman's legendary comic strip is an absurdist animal love triangle that has become a cult classic. Now the complete collection of the celebrated strip originally published in 1914-44 has won a 'comic Oscar.'"

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Efficient nuclear fusion energy is the world's best hope for ending global warming. Its success would bring about an entirely new era of human history, as important as the harnesssing of fire or the invention of the wheel. The international ITER project has now begun construction.

Cats can read, but they're very rebellious.

I've come to understand that one of the most fundamental and pervasive characteristics of ideological conservatism is willful ignorance, possibly as a symptom of cognitive dysfunction.

If one of the Covid-19 vaccines being tested turns out to work, *and* (worst case) most people will get vaccinated every 3 months, then the world can largely get back to "normal". However, I suspect that the large ignaroid segments of populations will refuse, since they're being actively misinformed by malicious sources such as Russian, Chinese, Iranian, and political wingnut troll farms.

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The microG Project develops free open alternatives to Google's proprietary services in Android. They are now on the Fediverse, and you can follow them at:

➡️ @microg

Their website is at

The aim of the project is to allow freer android devices and apps to be made, by removing the need to use Google-controlled proprietary software.

#MicroG #Android #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #Smartphones #Google #Alternatives

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The breathtaking ignorance and incompetence of Trump's Republicans and Johnson's Tories have destroyed their respective nations' economic futures:
Europe’s Economy to Outpace U.S. in Upending of Past Roles

I don't think Stephen King is a great writer. He has some very interesting ideas that make his books fun to read. But his writing style seems very crude and unpolished. It's almost like he is writing plot sketches for movies, but never comes back to finish them. Just my opinion, though.

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