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I feel like our fearless leader @darius deserves better than this but it's the best I could do

@casey kinda like this one but not sure I could get the name any closer

A fun game someone on Twitter invented: try to reconstruct your name as best you can using the Pokémon fusion generator ( Wasn't satisfied with my first name so I tried both names!

watching the newest Halloween movie 

I've already witnessed one "that's never happened before," and I've only been watching for a half hour.

health, but not actual health trouble 

This actually also happened maybe a year ago, when Square gave merchants the ability to send email blasts to all people who purchased things from them, and I was added to a bunch at once based on years of Square purchases.

I have recently started receiving DAILY emails from services I used/signed up for years ago. The only explanation I can think of is that they've all just now coincidentally bought (or coincidentally added me to) their email marketing tools. Anyone else having this experience?

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And on the pedestal, these words appear:

Not sure how I stumbled on this letter from the editor of a student newspaper, but it's so great. A coach said the paper shouldn't exclusively cover games the team loses, and the editor basically responded "we'd have to see the team WIN a game to cover it."

"The nonprofit establishment or non-profit industrial complex (NPIC) also seeks out 'sexy' or 'fundable' issues to co-opt and exploit as these are ripe for the grant funding that they covet."

"Had a loss of comparable magnitude to the Universal fire occurred at a different cultural institution — say, the Metropolitan Museum of Art — there might have been wider awareness of the event, perhaps some form of accountability."

I am too midwestern to function and incredibly socially awkward, so grain of salt, but: I think it's slightly rude when someone says "how are you?" and I say "good, how about you?" and they don't respond.

‪What is a song that is in your all-time-favorite-songs pantheon but seems like nobody else ever talks about it?‬

‪Here’s one for me: Air France - “Collapsing at Your Doorstep”‬

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Oh man. Overhearing a young guy at the library telling his mom that he bought an Xbox One and then had to get rid of it because he doesn't have internet and most of the features on it require an internet connection. This really resonates with recent estimates that 49% of America doesn't have broadband, and Diana Nucera's talk at talking about how a huge percentage of Detroit's population has NO internet, not even mobile access

The guy took his Xbox to the pawn shop the next day :(

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The decentralized web is about trust. You should only join Friend Camp if you personally trust Darius Kazemi with your social media data. You probably only have that level of trust if we are IRL friends or have been internet friends for a long time. Generally speaking this is a small, closed community. In the end, Darius is the arbiter of what is allowed here. If you don't have a good idea of the kind of behavior that flies with Darius, again, you probably shouldn't join this instance. In the interest of specificity, we do have a code of conduct and privacy policy which you should read. Friend Camp features several modifications that were requested by our users. * you can log in via any subdomain, which means you can log in to multiple accounts in the same browser session (for example, log in once on and then as another user on * they are no longer called "toots", they are now "posts" * if you have a locked account and you get a follow request, a reminder appears under your "post" button (on normal Mastodon mobile it is otherwise buried in a sub-menu and you might not see it for a long time) * the emoji dropdown is a neutral smiley face instead of the cry-laughing smiley @mentions are rendered as "@user" for a Friend Camp user and "@user@domain" for remote users. This helps clear up when you follow two people who have the same username on different servers. * there is a "never ask me again" checkbox on the confirmation for clearing your notifications -- more info here * When an mp3 link is in a post, we also embed an inline mp3 player. git commit here * 500 characters of profile text git commit here, requested by @deerful Important Bit from the Privacy Docs: If you want decent privacy (the info doesn't leave this server), the only way to do that is to set your account to private, only accept friend requests from other users, and only ever @ mention other users. Once you start talking to people on other servers, all bets are off. Any private message you send to someone on another server could be looked at by the admin of a different server. This is kind of like email: if you are on a private email server, and you send an unencrypted email to a gmail account, congrats, Google now has the content of that email. But also, you do this every day, so, hey. The internet! Our beautiful icon is based on photo3idea_studio from, licensed CC 3.0 BY. It has been modified by!