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When I was younger, I was very excited about the idea of going from being an hourly employee to being a salaried employee. Getting a salary instead of wages meant you were Getting Up There!

Nope.

Getting a salary instead of wages means you get a constant amount no matter how many hours you put in, so your corporate overlords can feel comfortable asking you to overwork yourself for no additional compensation.

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TIL that the hypothesized common ancestor of all life on Earth would not have been that different in form from some bacteria that are still around today; the primary difference is that its genetic machinery would have been a lot more rudimentary. Which makes sense since bacteria are not much more than minimal defense and replication mechanisms for DNA.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_uni

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@HTHR AHHHHHHH HOLY CRAP HE LITERALLY DID EXACTLY THAT YOU WEREN'T TRYING TO RICKROLL ME

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HOW DID I NOT KNOW THAT RICK ASTLEY HAS A SONG ABOUT KILLING THE PRESIDENT WITH A CROSSBOW

youtube.com/watch?v=qdIYg0n0K7

It appears the answer is yes.

1 unit - $5
2nd unit - $15
6th unit $20

At those prices, I'm better off getting a B3, or going with a knockoff manufacturer.

I get so frustrated every time I remember this.

Is it still impossible to buy the raspberry pi 0w in quantities greater than 1 unit from most retailers?

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Hey, you can get @viTekiM 's R-COIL for $2 right now.

vectorhat.itch.io/r-coil

R-COIL is "what if Asteroids were 870% cooler and had particle effects?". It's really fun.

It also has a mode where you don't have to worry about lives or scoreboards, you can just shoot asteroids and alien ships to your heart's content. It's great stress relief.

vectorhat.itch.io/r-coil

#gameing #gaming

Lunchtime!

Hatch Chile mac and cheese, doctor pepper, compressed fried potato dust (aka pringles)

I really need to get some healthy.

So the local WISP doesn't provide internet service this far out.

Back to the drawing board.

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It doesn't matter if this thing passes or not. It should have been UNTHINKABLE. We need to make it unthinkable by destroying the industry that made it thinkable.

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It's time to go full pirate. Cancel ALL your streaming service subscriptions. Stop buying books from mainstream publishers. Buy CC content and pirate (or better yet don't consume) everything else.

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Congratulations, Europe, on the most spectacular "hold my beer" moment in the history of crony capitalism.

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@ajroach42 yup, they are both articles within the same big copyright directive bill that was passed by the responsible committee.

The next step is for the bill to be ratified by the European Parliament as a whole to be passed into law. Now it is time for Europeans to campaign all MEPs to vote against the directive. Not ideal as they will be back to square 1 but better than the alternative.

Some questions/thoughts:

When we did this before (two years ago) I was organizing the writers for my magazine via facebook groups.

I don't want to do that anymore.

So far, my top contenders to replace that facebook group are:

1 - an email list
2 - a (telnet) BBS
3 - a (telnet) BBS with a web portal
4 - A piece of software I don't know about right now

If you were trying to organize a disparate group of writers, what software would you use to manage the group and handle announcements?

Article 13 passed?

That's the link tax, right?

I guess it's time to become a credible news source (again) rather than just linking to them.

(or, to put it another way, time to schedule a writers meeting!)

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No big deal... just a #pdx ice cream truck helping us block the #ICE detention center while giving out free cones. #TooPerfect

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ... abolishing fascistic govt agencies terrorizing families

Almost 1k strong last night. Word from #LA that the effort is spreading. WE'RE NOT LEAVING

JOIN US! (In Portland or wherever you are)

4310 SW Macadam Ave

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Yesterday I mentioned to my brother that I was thinking about getting tattoos of the cats we have had over the years.

The very first thing my mom said to me today, after “good morning,” was “please don’t waste your money on cat tattoos.”

Why do I even talk to anyone ever.

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