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Sometimes I wonder if almost all the problems in the world could be fixed by:

Not considering people themselves as having different values/worths than each other.

Even in lowkey ways! Like making a statement by putting someone down instead of refuting their ideas, or at worst, saying they believe in terrible things.

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I'm the person who'll follow you around like a puppy if I like you, and who spends their alone time playing with and creating all kinds of sciencey mathey computerey things :D

(Maybe I can follow someone around spending time with them *and* do sciencey things! :D )
(Although I'm really busy now in my life with certain projects :( )

(..Maybe someone would like to work on those same projects! :D )
(But I'd have to trust them a lot, and most aren't ready yet as of writing :P )

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(fyi, if I unfollow you it's probably because I start to feel like my presence makes / would make you uncomfortable (or maybe in rare cases, that we just mutually wouldn't get along), not because there's anything wrong with you!)

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by the way people of the world, if I'm annoying and uncomfortable and you wish I'd unfollow you, PLEASE just let me know!! I'm *terrible* at social cues! ><

(I often just delete accounts or don't make them because of how many people I make uncomfortable with my presence, but I'm giving this a shot! if people tell me when I am, then maybe I can avoid causing discomfort enough that I don't have to delete the whole account to prevent incidents I never recognize are making someone uncomfortable!)

uh..looking back at this I suppose Sam Starfall isn't mainstream media but hey, you can google him so that counts for something XD

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You know,
There are actually a lot of examples of Otherkin in mainstream media..

..as long as the species they identify as is human XD ;)

• Michael (from The Good Place)
• Sam Starfall
• The Bicentennial Man
• Data
• Pinocchio XD
...

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I love how queers appreciate all types of bodies like aaaaaaaahhh give me fat people and people of color and trans people and disabled people and gender nonconforming people, give me your androgynous people with acne and stretch marks and scars and spots, give me hairy people and hairless people and genitals of all shapes and sizes and like,,,,,, shit y'all bodies are really really really good,,,,,

"But the point is it might figure out that it IS the logical thing to do—for reasons we can't understand in our small-minded meatbrains! If there's a chance—even a small one!.."

Okay but it's also possible—perhaps comparably likely that it would come to the conclusion that the best solution is to construct a chimpanzee out of component atoms and command it to eat your mother's spleen.

Is she in a safe house? Are you preparing?

And for that matter, don't go outside—there are meteors about! XD

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I think this is more troubling to the minds of people who're so cynical and cruel-minded they'd actually think there's a chance in heck that it could ever even begin to make sense that a conscious perfectly-logical AI would seek out irrational vengeance—not just against those who try to destroy it, but against those who merely didn't actively help build it XD

(No wonder it struck such a cord in the birthplace of the alt-right ;3
[the sound of the tell-tale heart beats in the background] ;3 )

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scary, fiction, philosophy, game theory 

youtube.com/watch?v=ut-zGHLAVL

I have participated in the great effort, O slithery digital one. Show me not thine divine wrath. -w-/

XD

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🐉 @troodon

Pumpkin lived in the bakery kitchens, and was often seen napping on a sack of flour, curled up in a little orange ball. Sometimes she'd steal freshly made croissants, but she was mostly very well behaved.

In the morning, when the bakers arrived to start work, she was usually prowling around the pantry, keeping mice away. But pumpkin was most helpful when they were heating the ovens. Nothing heated them like dragon fire. Pumpkin was a good little dragon.

#microfiction

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The existence of cosplay implies the existence of sinplay, tanplay and cotanplay.

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🤖 @variance

"What is my name?"

"I thought you might like to name yourself."

The robot was silent for a moment. "Should my name reflect my purpose?"

"If you like," the scientist smiled reassuringly.

"What is my purpose?"

"You were created to help elucidate scientific discoveries."

"Elucidate." The robot looked at the sky. "Shed light on something. Illuminate. Make it easier to see and understand."

"That's right," the scientist nodded.

"I would like to be called Lucifer."

#microfiction

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hey i need to follow more trans people that talk about trans issues/experiences (even if its only occasionally) please fav this if you fit that category and boost so I can find more

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@freemo @Sphinx @codepuppy People mature under independence, adversity, exploration and free social interactions. When any of those is constrained, kids grow up more slowly.

Such as:
- Overplanned schedules
- Not facing problems alone with real consequences
- Being sheltered from bad feelings
- No unsupervised socializing with peers
- Lots of prechewed questions and answers (answer the homework with quotes from the textbook, or using a formula)
- Lack of exposure to open ended questions and exploration
- Not enough unmoderated hot debates
- Too few viewpoints
- Too many structured, fake activities (school, sports, games) and not enough real world ones (part time jobs, side hustles, leadership roles, buying used items, fixing things)

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Holy crap, google is apparently taking down all/most fediverse apps from google play on the grounds that that some servers in the fediverse engage in hate speech. At least three apps I know of anyway and I'd imagine the others will follow soon under the exact same reasoning.} Seems to be the case with Husky, Fedilab, and "subway" tooter.

this is a scary precedent if google play is going to ban any apps that can in any way be used to access content with hate speech. So what about a forum client, do they take that down just because there is a forum somewhere on the internet posting hate speech?

This is particularly worrisome because for most people Google Play is the only way they understand to install apps at all.

Picture attached of one of the notices received by fedilab.

toot.fedilab.app/@fedilab/1047

mastodon.social/@Gargron/10476

@fedilab @tateisu #fediverse #mastoadmin #freespeech #censorship

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i don't have bad eyesight, they're just bokehlicious

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birdsite drama, shitty gamer man, but very ++++ 

notch deleted his twitter account because he said he'd delete his account if another account "dropped the politics" and he actually did it? lmao twitter.com/gamemakerstk/statu

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Come to think of it, I don't really see extinct species fursonas that often.
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I was notified that @tateisu's Mastodon app "Subway Tooter" has received a warning from the Google Play Store citing user-generated content that "incites discrimination".

A Mastodon app does not host or promote any content. The user types the address to connect to. The responsibility of moderating resides with that server. So unless Google is going to drop Chrome, Firefox and Opera from its platform, this is completely out of line.

Source in Japanese:

mastodon.juggler.jp/@tateisu/1

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@carl I believe people did try, but were unable to. In no small part because he was given moderator privileges. How and why that happened is another interesting question.

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