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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
@StevenSaus@wandering.shop, but I'm planning on mostly using this one.

In a few hours, I've set myself up to need to emulate not one, not two, but *three* post-human/ supra-human entities/groups in a roleplaying game. In a way that doesn't confuse players. In real-time.

*sighs*

I go ambitious, don't I?

Everyone complains about politicians. Everyone says they suck. But where do people think these politicians come from? They don't fall out of the sky; they don't pass through a membrane from a separate reality. They come from American homes, American families, American schools, American churches, and American businesses. And they're elected by American voters. This is what our system produces, folks. This is the best we can do.
-- George Carlin

#anarchism #quote #bot

Internet of things? I haven't heard that name in a long time...

us healthcare 

religious right 

Women's Health 

unionization 

Consent in Gaming - Monte Cook Games

"Free PDF: Consent in Gaming gives you the strategies you need to make sure everyone at the table has a great experience, even when the game goes in a challenging direction."

nzzl.us/xW7q945

Web scraping doesn’t violate anti-hacking law, appeals court rules

"The ruling comes in a legal battle that pits Microsoft-owned LinkedIn against a small data-analytics company called hiQ Labs."

arstechnica.com/?p=1564309

pollution 

healthcare 

Officers Said They Smelled Pot. The Judge Called Them Liars. - The New York Times

" “So ubiquitous has police testimony about odors from cars become that it should be subject to a heightened level of scrutiny if it is to supply the grounds for a search.”"

nzzl.us/hw4XZhv

Many cancer drugs aim at the wrong molecular targets - Nature

"The results could help to explain why many cancer drugs fail in clinical trials"

nzzl.us/alpYa3M

uspol, women's health 

uspol 

incoming police state 

ThinkProgress Was Always Doomed - The New Republic

" Liberal and left media is always at the mercy of the free market, but conservatives—true believers in authority and hierarchies, after all—are more directly at the mercy of their masters."

nzzl.us/aFBxHma

U.S. warns of feral hogs approaching country from Canada - CTV News

"Officials say the pigs are "rototillers" that root for food and wallow in farms, fields and forests, leaving terrain unrecognizable"

nzzl.us/LuW9SOm

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Faith Collapsing

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.