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A quick introduction:

I am or have been a: writer, publisher, renter of virtual apartments for real money, injector of radioactive materials (for the forces of good, usually), sociologist, teacher, BBS sysop, SJW, polyam, and dedicated to punching up. I also have screwed up a lot, and try to learn from that crap.

Other mastodon account at, but I'm planning on mostly using this one.

“Link In Bio” is a slow knife (and how they tried to kill the web)

We’re almost forgotten that links are powerful, and that restraining links through artificial scarcity is an absurdly coercive behavior.

Is there an example conf file out there with
* proxying streams (using ssl_preread)
* proxying websites to apache
* being a mail proxy for IMAP/SMTP

all at the *same time*? I can find examples for each, but not if you're doing all at once. I'm not clear on how to do the bracketing.

I have said that the CW Arrowverse shows (which I enjoy) get science so bad so often that they should just do Star Trek style .

I had no idea what I was in for.


@freakazoid OK, this I've got to think about, though you make some good points.

I'm wondering to what extent "units" and "dimensions" are equivalent or at least exchangeable.

On space and time as being _only_ dimensions ... I have issues.

Length itself can be conceived of as three dimensions. Or as polar / spherical coordinates, with degrees and azimuth.

Travel in space is not directionally limited. Travel in time _is_. Alternatively: space is signed, time is unsigned.

Ernest Saves Christmas (1988) - IMDb

"Ernest was Florida Man. Suddenly these movies make sooooo much more sense..."

The best part of The Peanuts is that it perfectly captured how white people dance

Free PrEP for the Uninsured 

Some 'voting is consenting to capitalism' posts popping up on my feed. I understand, but not right now.

Help people not die first, wank about theory later.

late stage capitalism 

late stage capitalism 

late stage capitalism 

neonazi peertube 

late stage capitalism 

Astronomers discover massive black hole that 'should not even exist' in the Milky Way galaxy - CBS News

"So this is a little more terrifying after reading Cixin Liu's "Three Body Problem" series..."


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Faith Collapsing is a host set up by me (Steven Saus) with the same sensibility of the BBS I ran back in the 1990s - I set it up for me, but folks I personally know are welcome to join if they like.