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(Tabletop RPGs like D&D)
(and other RPGs)

I'm just getting started with and I am reluctant to upgrade to to get the GUI. Would you recommend?

Also, what is the difference between using the wsl command and downloading the distro via Microsoft Store? 22.04 is available in the store, but not via CLI. Is it safe to use the store? (I want to be able to use 3.10 and it doesn't look like it's available in the Focal repo.)

I keep seeing recent transphobic/anti-abortion laws described as “rights getting taken away,” “being stripped of our rights,” etc.

this framing of human rights as optional, government-dependent benefits is incorrect, dangerous, and must be resisted

the thing about human rights is that they are, by definition, inalienable. rights are not special benefits granted to us by the government, they are inherent to all of us as human beings. governments might abuse, deny, violate, restrict, or otherwise fail to recognize and protect our rights, but those rights don’t just vanish.

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you’ll see phrases like this all the time: “women won the right to vote,” “the board ruled that the employees have the right to unionize,” or even worse, “same-sex couples were given the right to marry.”

no. the government didn't “give” people new rights they didn’t have before, they decided to stop violating the rights that people have had all along. big difference.

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What is the most like of the federated universe solutions? ?

Been watching Kotaro Lives Alone. It’s funny, heartbreaking and inspiring all at once. It was hard to turn off the tv and get some work done.

Hmm. Bioshock Remastered keeps crashing on Windows. I don’t know where to start troubleshooting.

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Who has two thumbs and just bought the Bioshock bundle on sale on Steam for $12US?



What I'm reading right now. Interesting that the author is comparing a language translating service to the Tower of Babel, but it makes sense in terms of so many of us use words in completely different ways, then wonder why we don't understand each other.

Our brains literally evolved to NOT pay attention to boring stuff

We are forced to do boring things because that keeps other folks wealthy

The reason why you want to do hobbies all day is that you were supposed to be an artisan

Artisans were once seen to be the clearest sign of civilisation, not a burden

We have enough food now that all humanity could master the lyre

But we have chosen coin

and coin does not sing

@feditips If I'd like to post pictures, videos, and books, can I do that all from my server, or do I need to have a profile on each of the other servers? Are there features I'd miss out on by not signing up for the separate servers?

what's the most despicable tech company, retoot for exposure

Gross. Spying and reporting on your neighbors and no exception for rape or incest.

There are currently 419,000 kids sitting in foster care, waiting for a home.

How many will there be next year? A million? And the year after?

Why haven't these 'pro-lifers' saved all the kids that are ALREADY BORN?

Oh yeah, that's not their problem.

From CNN: Oklahoma GOP governor signs abortion bill modeled after Texas law that allows civil enforcement:

Screaming into the void 


Mastodon is cool but it lacks my favorite feature from birdsite which is the timeline jumping as soon as your eyes see an interesting post that you'll never find again

One of the unexpected joys of the fediverse over other places is the addition of weird domains appended on to everyone's usernames.

It makes the web feel like more than just four websites again.

It's both a signal of a smaller more intimate internet and also a larger and far more diverse internet at the same time!

Someone just called me normal.
I have never been so insulted in my life!

How to make me weep with passwords in 2022:

Have a maximum length shorter than 128 characters.
Not have a minimum length.
Filter what characters can be in the password (except \0, not allowing \0 is fine).
Require periodic password changes.
Send me the password in clear text in email after registration.
Send me the password - or any password - in clear text after requesting a password reset.
Have the option to reveal the password after registration.
Disable paste.

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