i for one did not know a significant number of republican men in the house of representatives live in the building like they're ducking security. presumably they gather after hours around a campfire to share a can of beans and a song
@allisonwilens A teacher said tht teachers wld quit if RSOs are gone. I told her thts good, we need teachers w/compassion & grace who see kids as kids, not threats or criminals. In partenering w/ppl living w/disabilities, environment & sense of dignity are the biggest factors in behaviors.
Capitalism concentrates our living spaces to the point where our brains can no longer conceive that we live in a community, and then traps the benefits of a people who don’t understand that mutual aid and community accountability can be a viable alternative to police.
Not even. A single Uber car is shared between multiple users during a single day, even if they ride alone. Uber Pool is even more efficient in that regard, of course. Tesla cars just sit in garages or parking waiting for their owner to have a need for them.
Yes, but this is better wear than parking wear when it doesn't serve anyone. Sure, individual vehicles last longer but it takes costly real estate on curbs, parkings and garages and still costs a bunch. I'd still bet fewer constantly running vehicles are better for the environment than many occasionally used vehicles, including for commute. The sheer difference of number of trips - around 2 per day for a commuter car compared to around 8 per day in March 2020 before the lockdown for taxis is eating smaller offsets.
Not as much as the relationship density suggests, I'd wager. Unlike other web giants who actively expect worldwide traffic except when they are barred from operating (then they cooperate with the local government to pass along user data), Uber only expects traffic from locations where it is enabled, reducing the overall infrastructure needs.
I have a script that does everything I want for my podcasts (delete old ones, bring down episodes, tag and rename, add them to mpd). Unfortunately, when I run it with cron - it deletes the podcast directory. And uh... that sure is a bug
Video not taken out of context. Pushback not an overreaction. What you see happening is exactly what's happening. Straight from the horse's mouth. It's just that the horse either doesn't understand the implications of its tactics or DOES NOT CARE.
it's a bold direction, really. I've wondered when Linux would finally catch up with Windows, but this new direction of "keep old stuff working, but make it really annoying" is really bringing it up to parity with Windows 10.
Telecom needs to be nationalized and treated as a public service in Canada.
“Take control of the network shared by Bell & Telus that has been subsidized, given favourable regulatory treatment and was even partly publicly owned for many decades.” 👇 readpassage.com/p/telcos-shoul…
I am in such a delightful spot of meta-awareness (I know people in the FOSS community tend to have beef with Ubuntu) but specific ignorance (how ought an installer act?) that I honestly can't tell if this is genuine or sarcasm.
I am definitely not fond of all the bloatware in Ubuntu for sure. I tried it again once the dock could be moved to the bottom, but I still couldn't get myself to like it. For now, I'll stick with Mint. Access to all the same repositories, much cleaner in general, & the GUI is familiar enough.
Damnit! Get involved in hyper-specific and multi-decade long tabletop RPG discourse!
So - in the original DMG (1979) basically said that a Magic Shop made no sense, because why would the party sell their last Helm of Brilliance to a shopkeeper? And if that's the case, why would anyone else? So - in my opinion, that's madness - if people can make items (as they *can* in the same book, and with reasonable speed) why not sell them? If you want magic to be rare - you need to not make rules for low-to-mid level adventures to make items (though TBF, the Enchant Item spell was a 5th level spell with rare components - but scrolls and potions could be made by any wizard which the Write spell, and also non-wizard Sages and Alchemists).
So the discourse is basically - "We should not have stores that sell magic items" vs "We should though, and not having them is dumb".
But I think the *actual* question is: "Do we want our PCs to have magic items they want? Or random magic items".
Obviously there's a lot of question in that - and I think value. 4th Edition had one answer, and 5th edition has the opposite - and I think I like how Xanathar's Guide balances the answer (though I tend to let my PCs have leeway as they level up, and also based on the local market. but) but it also carries across. Burning Wheel wants Elves to have all sorts of magic items (and low level Elves can make Magic Swords over the course of a weekend) whereas Humans are supposed to be able to pour years of their life into making one. And ... I dunno.
I have recently been doing some work around building entire RPGs around the question of Shopping, and making characters entirely out of their gear, for purposes of Cyberpunking - but I dunno. There's lots of questions, and I am curious about the origin of this one.
Thank you so much for elaborating and linking to this amazing website, I love it so much. I have my own opinion about this discourse but I'm not sure it's relevant given my lack of pointed knowledge of the difference between D&D editions and expansions.
OH! Yeah! The Dungeonomics stuff is REALLY cool as thought experiments and world building! I definitely have used it as part of my process for making stupid and fun interesting worlds. But also enjoy its plot hooks.
And I mean, I read this argument last about RuneQuest - and hear it a lot in discussions of Burning Wheel - so I think it's going to be a forever argument.
Also - I think it's an important setting knob! D&D can't do low magic - but other games can - and so how magic is stored in *items* vs stored in *people* vs stored in a mystical world (captured by spirits, fae, rituals, or whatever) matters a lot.
OH! Also - Unknown Armies even makes this worst by making *all magic* be made by people, or cast by people. And part of the horror is that there's no magic that isn't *humans*. All the fucked up and horrifying stuff is because *humans have poor impulse control*.