@nosleep you're fired.
@jim I ❤️ that movie. "Scott Pilgrim has learned the power of self respect"
@vix Weed coated in gasoline in a bowl lined with crystal meth, while living in a house that was obviously (and kinda still is) a double wide trailer.
@tuxcrafting We should get rid of all software. Everything should be done by drawing wire diagrams and logic circuits and machines the size of air hangers.
Oh man, when I first started this instance, I got a report against myself for "doesn't understand racist language" because I comments the Master/Slave debate on Redis was stupid and irrational.
I don't feel like going through dependency hell with downgrading openssl and rebuilding .. hmm .. guess I could switch to VSCode .. why are there only like two options today ... any why the fuck are they both electron based?! Why is the only major modern native editor (Sublime) commercial!?
@lugh I visited some friends in San Jose on this big road trip (https://khanism.org/perspective/a-tale-of-two-journeys/) two years back; very cute little city and hour from the big city on the express train.
I liked how they still used the deep Orange street lights that Chicago use to be known for, but is slowly removing. I can see a place like that having a good demo scene.
@lugh The last demoscene party I went to was yonks ago (2013 I think?) in Melbourne; like 50+ people crammed into this tiny attic like space only a few blocks from me, with C64s, 486 laptops and, mac classics and all types of equipment, both modern and ancient.
It was cozy and fun, almost all of it was streamed so some of us just watched it from the pub down the street. I totally forgot about that until just now.
@ilovecomputers Wow. That's insane. I've always really liked the Australian system (order of preference with instant runoff), but they are still under the Queen and the Queen can dissolve the government (which happened in 1975 during the Australian government shutdown .. also the last 🇦🇺 shutdown). NZ's MMP is also really good at even representation.
For more insane UK political stuff, you should lead about London vs The City of London: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrObZ_HZZUc
In a true Capitalist society, I should be free to not serve and not higher Asians, or blacks, or gingers. But the state had to referee because pure capitalism leads to injustices. In pure capitalism, you can get yourself in so much debt that you sell yourself into slavery. In fact most early slavery came directly from debt or war.
Capitalism (And freedom) can't exist without a referee.
So back with the cycle meme, you could insert Feudalism. Be like "This Republic is bullshit, things were better when Lord X was in charge or before Queen Y died"
There is a time where various States with various systems rose and fell, and I'm sure many republics failed before they became the successful norm we tend to associate with less-autocratic/more-free states.
Capitalism requests people are free to contribute resources. Freedom requires a State, because someone needs a monopoly on violence to enforce freedom; to limit the violence.
The free market is a big myth because markets cannot exist outside of States (even when a state falls, the new market comes with a defacto State, according to Grabber).
People in that thread you linked mentioned Federated Lobster, which I though is a huge step in moving past Reddit and clones (Voat, phuks.co, etc.) as far as that style of news aggregation site. There is a HN/lobster clone that uses AP: Prisomo.
HN/Lobster are heavily moderated already and I'm not sure having a fediverse instance for it would be great.