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  1. Comment on Cowboy Bebop - Lost Session Teaser (Netflix) in ~anime

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    Same, I think -- I need to rewatch the anime now! To ... prepare.

    Same, I think -- I need to rewatch the anime now! To ... prepare.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on Viking blood bread in ~food

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    Hell yes! And Max Miller is just a treat :)

    Hell yes! And Max Miller is just a treat :)

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Viking blood bread in ~food

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    Heyyy I watched this just yesterday! Really like Tasting History, it's such a fun channel :)

    Heyyy I watched this just yesterday! Really like Tasting History, it's such a fun channel :)

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Tech workers rebel against a lame-ass Internet by bringing back ‘GeoCities-style’ WebRings in ~tech

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    I wrote one o them webring things in python one time: nethoop. On my site .. of course, nobody's wanted to be added for quite some time.

    I wrote one o them webring things in python one time: nethoop. On my site .. of course, nobody's wanted to be added for quite some time.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    Work has been lots of proofreading last month's EOM reports... kinda boring stuff. Otherwise, we hosted my MIL and roommate because their power was out due to Ida. And I did a lot of configuring...

    Work has been lots of proofreading last month's EOM reports... kinda boring stuff.

    Otherwise, we hosted my MIL and roommate because their power was out due to Ida. And I did a lot of configuring of emacs... what I do when I get bored.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Today I listened to this album, suggested from someone on masto: Remute, Electronic Lifestyle

    Today I listened to this album, suggested from someone on masto:

    Remute, Electronic Lifestyle

  7. Comment on Debian 11 "Bullseye" released in ~tech

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    just installed it! gonna try out the live usb on my work laptop... wish me luck! btw i did xfce. not sure if that's really what i want. but we'll see i suppose

    just installed it! gonna try out the live usb on my work laptop... wish me luck!

    btw i did xfce. not sure if that's really what i want. but we'll see i suppose

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Foundation - Official teaser 2 in ~tv

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    I don't remember much of foundation except I liked it. Might need a reread!

    I don't remember much of foundation except I liked it. Might need a reread!

    1 vote
  9. Comment on What’s your favorite thing you’ve done in the last year? in ~talk

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    I started a baking themed tilde server! I haven't done as much as I wanted because I wasn't locked down for too long (thanks American South 🙄) but it's pretty alright!

    I started a baking themed tilde server! I haven't done as much as I wanted because I wasn't locked down for too long (thanks American South 🙄) but it's pretty alright!

    4 votes
  10. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Ooh I will listen to this! And I agree re Pang.

    Ooh I will listen to this! And I agree re Pang.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I keep listening to Caroline Polachek's Pang on repeat. I guess I'll buy it today!

    I keep listening to Caroline Polachek's Pang on repeat. I guess I'll buy it today!

    2 votes
  12. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    Hey! I don't mind sharing at all. I started at the library because I love books and because it paid more than I was currently making, to be honest. I got really lucky to live in an area where the...

    Hey! I don't mind sharing at all. I started at the library because I love
    books and because it paid more than I was currently making, to be honest. I
    got really lucky to live in an area where the library is dope as hell and I got
    to work in the Outreach Department, meaning that I drove a bookmobile around
    and read books to preschoolers. I loved it. After a few years I moved up to
    another branch where I helped people with their resumes and cover letters,
    which was also fulfilling but not quite as fun.

    At my library, they require a bachelor's degree for pretty much any position.
    It doesn't matter which degree, just /a/ degree. I don't really agree with it
    -- my job could've /definitely/ been done by a non-degree-holder, but it is
    what it is. I ended up leaving because there weren't many chances for
    advancement past where I was without a Masters of Library Science, which I'm
    not very interested in -- I already have a Masters degree and I don't want to
    spend the time or the money on another one. However, that's local to my area
    (I've heard) so I definitely recommend going on your library's website and
    looking around for if they have a careers page. They might hire through the
    city (mine does) so check that site too.

    I hope that helps! Working at the library was really fulfilling and great, but
    also kind of thankless. Your mileage may vary, though!

    4 votes
  13. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    It was, it just didn't pay enough. And we didn't have as much institutional support as we deserved to be honest. All my coworkers were great though, and driven, and cared so much.

    It was, it just didn't pay enough. And we didn't have as much institutional support as we deserved to be honest. All my coworkers were great though, and driven, and cared so much.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    This was my last week at the library job, so I mostly cleaned up everything there and said goodbye. They threw me a little surprise going away party so that was really great. I'm excited to start...

    This was my last week at the library job, so I mostly cleaned up everything there and said goodbye. They threw me a little surprise going away party so that was really great. I'm excited to start a new venture but I really liked my library job.

    5 votes
  15. Comment on Rebecca Black - Friday (lost NES game version, 2011) in ~music

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    Thanks for this! It made for a chill ~wave~

    Thanks for this! It made for a chill ~wave~

    2 votes
  16. Comment on The EU Intellectual Property Office rules against Banksy in his trademark fight with a greeting card company, citing his own statement that ‘Copyright is for losers’ and his anonymity in ~arts

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    I agree with you there! However, I still maintain that in the current IP law-scape, permissive licenses are kind of the only solution that's viable. At least you can signal your intent as a...

    B is status quo as far as I am concerned, and without diving too deep into the A or C tradeoff, I think D is quite superior to B.

    I agree with you there! However, I still maintain that in the current IP law-scape, permissive licenses are kind of the only solution that's viable. At least you can signal your intent as a creator, even if you're de facto powerless to stop big corps from co-opting your IP. I'd personally prefer option C, but I know that's pretty radical (I think?).

    Something like "you habitually violate other people's IP and loudly proclaim that. You have basically dismissed your own protections here". Different from murder, this is not as unreasonable.

    Yeah, I was kind of pushing that metaphor .. obviously murder is not equal to copyright infringement. And I can see your point, and I'm sure that's what the court was leaning on in Banksy's case.

    What a clusterfuck.

    You said it!

    I find it fascinating that the idea of authorship is actually fairly new ... I want to say it really only came around in like, the Victorian age? Or something? I am not well-researched on this, so.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on The EU Intellectual Property Office rules against Banksy in his trademark fight with a greeting card company, citing his own statement that ‘Copyright is for losers’ and his anonymity in ~arts

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    I gotta say, I was on the other side of the fence, but you're bringing me around with your arguments. I'm pretty anti-IP; I think it's kind of hairy, though. Like, the author should be compensated...

    I gotta say, I was on the other side of the fence, but you're bringing me around with your arguments.

    I'm pretty anti-IP; I think it's kind of hairy, though. Like, the author should be compensated somehow for their labor, and I don't like corporations raiding the commons for profit. However, it does seem that Banksy kind of gave his stuff up with his comments --- maybe a better license for him would've been something viral, like the GPL or, well, since it's culture, a CC-BY-SA-NC type license.

    I think of it kind of like this: I don't like the fact that I, as a restaurant customer, am expected to burnish employee's piss wages with tipping. But I do it, because I live within the system of tipping and don't have the power to overturn it on my own. Similarly -- viral copyleft licenses live within the current copyright system but try to use its protections to subvert it. So in a way it's going a step further than the tipping thing.

    Anyway, I think Banksy would have a stronger case if he'd licensed his works permissively but non-commercially. And I find myself agreeing with your points vis-a-vis his anonymity, previous statements, and possibly the material disregard. Though that last makes me think of like, if a murderer gets murdered, that murderer should still be prosecuted. So I'm not sure there.

    4 votes
  18. Comment on Leaked emails show crime app Citizen is testing on-demand private security force in ~tech

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    Yeah that sounds terrible. It'd be a matter of time before they killed somebody.

    Yeah that sounds terrible. It'd be a matter of time before they killed somebody.

    6 votes
  19. Comment on Leaked emails show crime app Citizen is testing on-demand private security force in ~tech

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    How the hell is Citizen (Which I'm only now hearing of) even allowed to exist in its current form? And then on top of that, just like, now you can just pay a private company to SWAT people. Noooooo.

    How the hell is Citizen (Which I'm only now hearing of) even allowed to exist in its current form? And then on top of that, just like, now you can just pay a private company to SWAT people. Noooooo.

    16 votes
  20. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Mostly boppin' around Reddit/here/HN/Lobste.rs/whatev... but also trying to get through PAIP and I have like, 6 books out from the library too.

    Mostly boppin' around Reddit/here/HN/Lobste.rs/whatev... but also trying to get through PAIP and I have like, 6 books out from the library too.