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My dad says the local toll road is a) privately owned, which makes sense given how much Texans hate paying taxes when they could instead give their money to a corporation, and b) running tv ads, which is the most dystopian shit I swear to God

@DialMforMara @bstacey maybe postjobfree scraped it (without Valve’s knowledge), and that’s how they accidentally got those UI elements in there.

cinema 

@rabcyr This is totally true of any country as long as “main population” is defined as those people who are very happy with the police.

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*Ready Player One* reflects our times so well: as the climate collapses and authoritarianism rises, our hero fights with all his might to save a very cool corporate IP that he really really loves.

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cinema 

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+ Another thing I'm thinking of tracking more often, once I'm done with edits on the new book: populist and authoritarian governments are also demonstrating flexibility, adapting the old strategies to shut down dissent. (This should worry everyone.)

In Turkey, for eg, attempts to use Interpol to crack down on Turkish dissidents who have left the country and live in Europe:

taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3812

@RadicalEdward Cory Doctorow’s latest book Walkaway was magnificent. I don’t want to give too much away cause it’s so much fun to see the twists and turns as he reveals the world to you, but it’s got a lot of really cool ideas and is very fediverse adjacent.

@drwho @starbreaker @RadicalEdward I wanted to chime in and also say this is a really good one!

food mention / eating meat is weird 

Holiday decorating minimalist style 

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the only good thing about going offline is that it gives you time to do neat stuff you can post about next time you’re online

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A Global South Axis? 

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Desperately looking for someone to keep my cat for two weeks in December, in #London.

If anyone is interested, please contact me. I can pay.

:sadness:

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Well, I was a big high wall there that tried to pretend it wasn't the case for so long, but JavaScript is just that the log had started to warp the growth of the Design Patterns book?

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