engineer rambling, alternative energy rant
just remembered my least favorite bit of (false) fun fact trivia: windmills never produce as much energy in their life as it took to make them.
this is an incredibly infuriating argument, and I've had many people tell it to me and stick to their guns even when I say I'm an engineer with an interest in this exact field and I can verify beyond a doubt that the factoid is complete nonsense
I'm real fuckin riled up right now just from a few memories of these arguments. ok, fair enough, we disagree on nuclear, but don't just blatantly insist to my face that windmills are essentially a thermodynamic conspiracy theory
Spinster Admin Nervous over Gab Organizing
We must be doing something right. And note #spinster's founders followers chiming in, showing their charm.
(Not the first threats we have seen here)
Also charming that the cofounder the calling others who critiqued them "assholes..."
@isolategab Someone remind me how well milo is doing without his twitter and facebook platforms and then tell me with a straight face that deplatforming doesn't work
We think Facebook does not need to know about the details of your sex life but some menstruation apps have a different view. We exposed some of the most indiscreet ones.
Got 15 minutes? Read the report: https://www.privacyinternational.org/long-read/3196/no-bodys-business-mine-how-menstruation-apps-are-sharing-your-data
YouTube Promised To Halt Comments on Kids Videos Already. It Hasn't. https://news.slashdot.org/story/19/09/09/198257/youtube-promised-to-halt-comments-on-kids-videos-already-it-hasnt?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed #youtube
Curate your own Fediverse
* Use filters liberally to remove posts that annoys you
* Mute or block other people or bots who get boosted into your timeline if you don't want to see them again
* Try to remember to not click on CW's for stuff that will leave you feeling worse
And you never have to explain why
You can do so for reasons that are entirely "selfish" or "petty"
E.g. "Their jokes were crass so I muted them"
Make the Fediverse a place that's good for you
Someone made a version of ‘Civilization’ that runs in Microsoft Excel
Do you pine for the classic strategy games of the past? For a time when gameplay was more important than graphics? Are you looking to reproduce the Amiga experience at work, where your company blocks access to everything except Microsoft Office? Then we have good news for you: An enterprising soul has created a version of Civilization which runs in Microsoft Excel.
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