@pluralistic What do you think of these five US House Big Tech antitrust bills?
"Platform Anti-Monopoly Act"
"Ending Platform Monopolies Act"
"Augmenting Compatibility and Competition by Enabling Service Switching Act of 2021. A.K.A. ACCESS Act of 2021."
"Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act of 2021"
"Platform Competition and Opportunity Act"
@matt @June Hi, I'm using Krita for https://www.peppercarrot.com/ and Inkscape. Both are multi-platform and Free/Libre and Open-Source (they are run by non-profit org, based on donation and code is open to volunteer).
I also share my Linux install receipe here: https://www.davidrevoy.com/article783/kubuntu-linux-20-04-for-a-digital-painting-workstation-reasons-and-install-guide
Good luck −I was a Photoshop teacher 10years ago− and switching to another tool often mean doing many compromises. I hope you'll find features attractive enough on alternatives to ease adaptation and make it fun.
A new episode of the Fluidity #audiobook #podcast: "Eternalism As The Only Salvation From Nihilism" This episode contains the final page of "The Appeal Of Eternalism". Eternalism's final promise is to keep nihilism at bay. There is a better alternative to both! ... https://fluidity.libsyn.com/eternalism-as-the-only-salvation-from-nihilism
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boosting thread https://twitter.com/di_codes/status/1384926691760517121
1/ Thinking today about how important it is to be able to record video instantly, how many steps it takes on most phones, and how precious those seconds could be.
I found an easy shortcut on Android that I hadn't seen elsewhere and thought I'd share.
SCOTUS got it (mostly) right here. They vindicated Aaron Swartz and all the other victims who were bullied, silenced and terrorized by the CFAA. They took a huge step towards undoing one of Ronald Reagan's many idiocies.
Van Buren should be punished for corruption - under anti-corruption law, not under a definition of hacking so broad that it captures normal activities we all engage in several times, every day.
"She flew to him and took him in her **ARMS**."
This is almost as funny as the optical character recognition which thought the "rm" in "arms" was "nu".
I'll leave it to you to fill in the "rm" -> "nu" replacement in these passages from Jane Austen novels:
""When she spotted me, she flung her **ARMS* high in the air and kept them up until she reached me. 'Matisse. Oh boy!' she said. She grabbed my *ARMS** and positioned my body in the direction of the east gallery and we started walking."
"The user may look into the ball, concentrate on any place or object, and cause the iwizard of the place or object to appear."
Writers. Editors. Only you can prevent a dawizard. In 1994, an editor performed a find-and-replace on a 16-page section of the D&D Supplement Encyclopedia Magica, to replace all instances of "mage" with "wizard".
"The tower can absorb 200 points of dawizard before collapsing. Dawizard sustained is cumulative, and the fortress cannot be repaired (although a wish restores 10 points of dawizard sustained)."
The starting gun on Big Tech trustbusting was fired in 2017, when Lina Khan, then a law student (now an FTC trustbuster!) published "Amazon's Antitrust Paradox," a law-review article showing how Amazon formed a monopoly without legal trouble.
The key was a Reagan-era shift in antitrust, based on the theories of the Nixonite criminal Robert Bork. Bork held that the only time we should fight monopolies is when they inflicted "consumer welfare" harms (higher prices).
Love this! Love the slow down fun of it. Love the mechanics for how the duration of storytelling affects the primary game.
Very much how I've been thinking about the #MOSAICstrict systems I've made. I'm jealous of it.
So... I made a #soloRPG on a mug.
You play it as you sip your coffee or tea.
It's called "Short Rest". You can play it standalone or as an add-on to your campaign, when your characters stop for a... well, a…
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