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I recently had it pointed out to me that I should do an post! So hi! I'm a clown, stiltwalker, juggler, musician, starting to work on some acrobatics, and I work for a (circusfreaks.org) I have a BA in German, and am hoping to start practicing speaking with people more often in German. I was invited to come and try out Mastadon by @RussSharek@mastodon.cloud and have been enjoying it thus far.

“Without Any Warrants, CBP Searched My Devices at the Airport” theintercept.com/2019/06/22/cb CBP loves this. They are specifically hired because they get their jollies from this sort of power tripping. They are vindictive by their nature and do not care.

Curious: Near Non-binary/nonbinary people of Mastodon, do you prefer non-binary or nonbinary? So that when I"m editing I use the proper one.

I figure there probably isn't one right answer, but I can try and make the most number of people happy.

Boosts welcome so I get a better sample size.

This is a really interesting interview with the creator of Katamari Damacy on why he left Japan and the major cultural differences between Japan and America.

One highlight: the fan reactions to the KH3 reveal trailer were night and day between the US and Japan, with people in the US losing their shit and people in Japan... being polite.

kotaku.com/why-katamari-damacy

"...dogs’ faces are structured for complex expression in a way that wolves’ aren’t, thanks to a special pair of muscles framing their eyes. these muscles are responsible for that “adopt me” look that dogs can pull by raising their inner eyebrows. it’s the first biological evidence scientists have found that domesticated dogs might have evolved a specialized ability used expressly to communicate better with humans."

theatlantic.com/science/archiv

#dogs

One day, his god spoke to him.
"Go forth," his god said, "and find another god."
"I will not abandon you."
"You are my last believer."
"Others may lose faith, but-"
"I am very old, and so, so tired. Let me go."
"Oh."
"Please."
"Who speaks? Begone!"
"Thank y-" The god faded away.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories #TypoCorrected

One day, his good spoke to him.
"Go forth," his god said, "and find another god."
"I will not abandon you."
"You are my last believer."
"Others may lose faith, but-"
"I am very old, and so, so tired. Let me go."
"Oh."
"Please."
"Who speaks? Begone!"
"Thank y-" The god faded away.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

You know those people who put together puzzles with pieces from 3 or 4 different sets? And it SOMEHOW forms a picture albeit really weird up close? That's the English language

Having to do some rebuild on my website (did a dumb and lost a lot of data) so I'm now playing with git for the first time :) seems very useful as I'm messing around with altering a Hugo theme.

Hey, folks! Here, have a short comic I made for school back in 2014.

It's called "Home". It's about my last experience living with roommates.

You can read it here: rheall.me/portfolio/home/

(Despite the quality of the art, which was lacking because I had to finish it so quickly, I'm pretty proud of it. ☺️ )

#Comic #Comics #AutoBio #AutoBioComics #MastoArt #CreativeToots #Art

LGBT, UK violence, a piece by the bi woman who was assaulted on the bus. 

https://news.stanford.edu/2019/06/05/edit-video-editing-text/

This is impressive, and concerning. This is only going to get more convincing.

A method like watermarking doesn't make sense---someone will just develop a system for their own use that _doesn't_ use watermarking. There's no choice but to develop better forensic tools.

Inevitably, one day, those too will fail. If you want to know that something legitimately originated from someone, we need to do so cryptographically. If you want to know that something was legitimately recorded and unaltered by the legitimate source of the video, well, there'll always be a way around that.

So Hershey, Nestle (of course) and Mars refuse to promise that their chocolate is free of child labor. Mars says they can only trace 24% of their cocoa back to a farm.

Which sucks! But you can still have chocolate while not supporting shit companies. Here are some good fair trade alternatives: Divine, Tony's Chocolonely, Lake Champlain, Tcho Guittard, Newman's Own and Voseges are all great alternatives to those shitty companies. Give them a try!

Queer artist needs $200 to pay electric bill this week. If you could find it in your heart to buy #Pride #maille from me, or just kick a dollar my way, it would be greatly appreciated. All prices include USA shipping. paypal.me/tarlimanjoppos or cash.app/$tarlimanjoppos #lgbtqa #chainmail #art #leather #mastoart

Weird language thought of the day:

Is understatement simply negative hyperbole?

A tiny dinosaur is ready to take on anything.. except meteors... Nothing really good happens with meteors around.

More at xxyxxyart.com

#tiny #dinosaur #necklace #sculpted #ceramic #palladium #mastoart

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