my kid is absolutely brokenhearted that this friend that they liked turned out to be a police informant. in vieeogames. no I mean for real, it really happened in a videogame, none of their 13y/o schoomates has been revealed to be a snitch.

anyway ty game for introducing my kid to the fact that this is a thing

16yo me: Doing things because they're edgy and feel right.
27yo me: Doing the same stuff again somehow but now backed up by theory.

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@pixouls @AgathaSorceress I think sci-hub does just-in-time piracy, right? like if you search for a DOI and they don't have it yet, they'll fetch from some anonymous hero who is acting as a tunnel through the walls of the ivory tower.

could do something like that too, anyone running spotipirated will answer to search requests and leak the spotify results. I think the results are biased by country, which is unchangeable and taken from the payment data, so country of search would be a parameter; dunno if or how else the algorithms change from user to user.

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@pixouls @AgathaSorceress you can browse and discover playlists and get suggestions and edit collectively etc. for me that's the whole point of spotify, I discover a lot of music there with the user-submitted, autogenerated ("radio channel for this song") and combined ("suggested additions to your playlist") features. it works even for very specific stuff like "antifa hymns in Latin American Spanish" or "20th century leftist battle songs but in modern remixes". if it was just about my own playlists I wouldn't be stuck with it.

what I'm envisioning is, you run a daemon. it starts searching keywords and keyword combos in your account, and for each playlist spotify suggests, checks if it's already in libgen-of-playlists. if not it submits the playlist, if yes it ensures the keyword is associated with playlist ID $x. by the time spotify notices it and starts an arms race we already have a usable public catalogue of playlists. I'm overengineering this, it's just frustrating to me that the concrete benefit spotify provides (collective curation, classification and discovery) isn't even done by spotify itself and the whole service is a scam in the first place

looking punk vs. dealing drugs 

it makes me feel so sorry for them that people so often ask me for cigs or fun drugs and I have none. I would actually carry some with me specifically to share with folks, except knowing myselves I'd prob get addicted to anything within impulsivity distance in like 3 days

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@pixouls @AgathaSorceress I'm thinking of a way to dump *all* public playlists (not the music itself), from all users, in an open database, probably a community effort of some kind.

*immediately negates the success by forgetting her bag in the train* ugghgh

managed to notice it in time to return to the train before it departed and find the bag, but now I'll have to go from the next stop, and now not only I'll have to travel alone but I'll miss half the festival

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@snowyfox I guess your expectations are shaped by it. when I played games on the MSDOS it never even ocurred to me to stop the game, take notes in edit.exe, game time was game time. today if some linux fullscreen game has a bug that I can't switch to the terminal it annoys me terribly

*sprints from subway to train platform and catches the train right as it leaves* wait, how did I do that? 2 weeks ago I couldn't jog 60 seconds to the tram stop :thonking:

ah yeah that's the thing with fitness: diminishing returns work both ways. on the one hand it means professional athletes have to push hard for hours every day to shave off those last few seconds. on the other it means, the more unfit you are, the more fast and dramatic the early improvements.

In the US, companies are under no obligation to honor any request that they stop sending you physical mail. Send them as many requests in as varied a format as you like; they can ignore each and every one.

EXCEPT. If you say "please stop, this mailing made me horny", they are required by federal law to immediately block your address. It doesn't have to be honest or sincere; just saying "your ad turned me on, and I don't like it" is enough. 🌈⭐️

latest batch of itchy games I gave my kid after Meatpunks/Celeste:

- 2064
- Four Horsemen
- A Mortician's Tale
- Heaven Will Be Mine
- Jam And the Mystery of the Mysteriously Spooky Mansion
- Long Gone Days
- Tonight We Riot
- Electric Zine Maker

I'm thrilled that they were immediately interested in Four Horsemen and we can share our experiences of that now, it's such an underrated game. Or maybe it only hits hard when you're an immigrant dunno.

alternatives to “ladies and gentlemen” 

@vy

I was thinking "organics and synthetics", but that sounds a bit too much like washing machine settings.

"a picture is worth 1000 words", they say, so make the alt text input field limited to 300 words i guess???? hashtag mastodev

@guenther @pixouls @david

lots of ppl are saying it doesn't work anymore but I'm using this one on the latest firefox and it's working for me

addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firef

boxing but it's lewd 

I don't know why I never realised this (probably cos I'd never dare train in a cis gym in a miniskirt).

but:
a. you're supposed to twist your hips into those blows.
b. if you're in a miniskirt, hip power = spinny

👉 when working on technique, your correct use of hips is visually tracked by the number of panty flashes

gay people: travel all the way to my house probably expecting like, kink orgies and stuff

me: [going into three hours talking nonstop] …and that's why this thing you see on the Japanese word that came from Tocharian via China is ultimately the same word we have in German or Greek or Persian that is at least a strong suggestion that the mead-drinking Proto-Indo-Europeans must have been between these latitudes, which was independently verified when genetics research develop enough to...

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