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By the way. Screw World of Warcraft, screw Blizzard Entertainment, and for that matter, screw Activision for (among many other things) associating with them. Feels nice to say these things unrepentantly for a change.

Media literacy scholars are increasingly noting that the time-honored skill of critical thinking, taken by itself, is not up to the task of enabling readers to parse through the digital media landscape filled with misinfo/disinfo and other junk information. Paradoxically, engaging with bad information through the lens of critical thinking tends to backfire and further misinforms the reader!

A batch of new media literacy skills are coming to the fore, including lateral reading, the SIFT method, and "critical ignoring."

Here is some more info about this interesting issue:

Remembering suddenly that when I was growing up, there were people who thought "video games" (played on a console through a TV) were for kids, and "computer games" (played on a non-dedicated computer, through a monitor) were for Serious Adults, and got super snotty if you called, say, Super Mario Bros. a "computer game" or TIE Fighter a "video game".

Today the music that randomly popped in my head was Rural Makai City Esoteria -

I've not played UFO in years, I do not know why.

this quote is gold:

"The harder it feels to ask an obvious, simple question, the more likely it is that strong manipulation is in play, and almost nobody is entirely immune."

(from the fabulous Captain Awkward:


Do you have a few dozen gigabytes of free diskspace and a machine that can seed it via #bittorrent?

You can help save an unbelievable trough of scientific knowledge from disappearing behind the elites' paywalls!

Spread the word and seed till you bleed – for the betterment of humanity!

i wish trans healthcare was as accessible as cis people think it is

terfs: "I refuse to classify myself as cis. Cis is anti-woman. I am a woman and I will never be cis."
society: "Hello, I see you are a woman. Please choose from: transgender woman, or, non-transgender woman."
ters: :pika_surprise:

I found this snippet and now I've got to share it because BOY is this ever relevant on the fediverse

"But what will you strive for if you don't have to work for a living?"

Literally every other tier in Maslow's hierarchy of needs?

Skunktember 2019 wallpaper, lined by @Ms_Kappy and colored by me. Skunks included are Oxley, Xane, TJ, Bob, and Aylor.

unfortunately, strip mining is significantly less sexy than the name would imply

in magic if you have one lightning bolt and you know somehow that your opponent has one lightning bolt, and you're both on 3 life, i think you actually don't want to use yours because they'll just kill you in response

Eviction. Need money for food. Mutual aid. Boost. 

So apparently the PayPal link hasn't been working the whole time!
This should work!

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So, your a content creator who makes not family safe and/or queer content and you're worried about puritanical USian corporate social media completely destroying your ability to publish your work.

You decide you need a website. But don't know where to start.

Well, :thread:

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