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In case you want to follow me on Nostr, here is my public key:

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I plan of mostly talking about gamedev stuff on it though. I want a more laid-back experience.

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@ryo Americans need to learn that nullification is always the solution to unconstitutional laws.

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This goes with what I said earlier, every gamedev community (outside of /agdg/ threads) is pozzed. You will be ostracized unless you fully subscribe to SJW ideology. It's why even in the indie scene, it's hard to find non-pozzed game developers. You even have to request an account (while providing links to other sites and profiles for manual approval) just to be on this instance.

peoplemaking.games/about

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Fun fact: even I don't know how to pronounce my own username, so feel free to pronounce it anyway you want.

Does anyone else feel that cult-fanbases are just as bad, if not worse than fanbases for popular franchises? I mean it's nice that there are dedicated fans out there that keep the spirit of obscure and/or forgotten media/franchises alive, but I feel like the whole cult aspect cringe as these fans will even dedicate their entire lives around the franchise, and it prevents any criticism of the respective medium of franchise from happening. You might as well be pissing on bibles.

Case in point: the Mother series. These days, it's acceptable to point out it's flaws because it's now mainstream to the point that I really don't feel like it's a cult classic anymore, but before it was on the Wii U Virtual Console, you could not find anyone criticizing it. Every review had to bring up how "criminally underrated" it was and that "to play Earthbound is to love Earthbound". The only negative reviews I could find were ones made by trolls. I played Earthbound back in 2014, and while I liked the unique setting, I found the game to be clunky with it's limited inventory space, really tough enemies at the beginning, and lack of a dedicated run button. I played a lot of RPG and other games that are much better, but are even more obscure that Earthbound ever was.

It also just makes me cringe that these people will literally devote their lives to their beloved cult-classic. The Starmen.net crew literally built their careers out of their love for Earthbound through Fangamer and while that's good for them, I could never see myself having a single underrated classic change my life that way.

Maybe it's just me who gets uncomfortable around really close knit communities. I don't know. I just want to enjoy what I like, regardless of popularity, and not make it seem like I am now part of some special club for liking it.

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another original sin of mozilla was never including CACert.

letsencrypt was no problem to add because it's 💯 run by spooks.

everyone using LE for SSL and half of the net behind cloudflare. _what could possibly go wrong?_

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Given that DelatChat is basically an over-glorified email client with E2EE, I wonder if it could be an easier to use alternative to PGP/GPG.

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A handful cryptographers were asked for feedback on the architecture of the European Identity Wallet. We seized the opportunity to write a short report to urge Europe to reconsider the design, and to base it on the use of anonymous (aka attribute-based) credentials.

blog.xot.nl/2024/06/23/cryptog

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Anyone who makes spaghetti with peppers is a disgrace to Italians everywhere.

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_Government's Self-Insulation_

"Ignorantia juris non excusat" is Latin for "Ignorance of the law does not excuse."

That should also apply to government officials—especially when they make or enforce laws that are themselves Unconstitutional, or when judges misinterpret the Constitution.

FTA: Rationally, however, what of the assumptions implicit in ['ignorance is no excuse' principle]? If one thinks about this principle from the perspective of the citizen, it is certainly not as straight forward as the government believes it is. If ignorance is not an excuse, then it logically follows that citizens must know all laws. Likewise, at the federal level, Ignorantia juris non excusat applies also to federal administrative rules. An appropriate question is how many laws and administrative rules are there that all citizens have to have memorized under this principle. Currently, the federal register contains slightly more than 30,000 statutes. So the law requires each and every citizen to memorize or, at least, be familiar with 30,000 laws and administrative rules in the federal register. It is also the case that the federal government adds between 200-600 statutes per year. A moving target indeed.

https://regovernance.substack.com/p/governments-self-insulation
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@issdeinschnitzel @PaulJosephWatson virtually all of the scandals i can remember were uncovered by private testing. agencies are not to protect people but extract revenue.

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@issdeinschnitzel @PaulJosephWatson just buy it used. not going to poison kids with chinese mystery plastic.

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🫐 Blueberry PSA:

If you have blueberry plants and chickens; the chickens will eat all the ripe blueberries. Even jumping up to get the ones on top.

🫐🐔

#homesteading #gardening #otg

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@remixtures let me guess, the city stopped issuing building permits due to environmental ideological reasons and now it would take too long to let the supply catch up
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