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Question for Masto artists/animators 

what would be a good app or software (windows, linux, android) with a short learning curve that lets me animate parts of a scanned manga page, for example just making a character open and close his eyes, or making birds in the background of a landscape scene fly, stuff like that? I know Plotagraph can kind of fake movement in still images, but I'm looking for more of a cinemagraph effect, but for b&w drawings. any suggestions?

looking for a reliable, and ideally somewhat leftish, pixelfed instance! any recommendations?

looking for a reliable, and ideally somewhat leftish, pixelfed instance! any recommendations?

lol I accidentally moved tusky to a systemapps folder I never open and only today I realized that I haven't been on mastodon in like 3 months :blobcatpeek:

the ghandi glitch in civ 

so, in the original civ, every character had an "aggression" value from one to ten, and upon reaching diplomacy, they would reduce it by two
ghandi had the lowest score, a one. upon reaching diplomacy, the computer would attempt to lower that by two, going first to zero and then to 255
on a scale of one to ten, ghandi was now a two hundred and fifty five of /nuclear rage/
this bug was repackaged as a feature and kept for future releases of civ

Question for Masto artists/animators 

what would be a good app or software (windows, linux, android) with a short learning curve that lets me animate parts of a scanned manga page, for example just making a character open and close his eyes, or making birds in the background of a landscape scene fly, stuff like that? I know Plotagraph can kind of fake movement in still images, but I'm looking for more of a cinemagraph effect, but for b&w drawings. any suggestions?

Roman History. Stabbing. 

I had never heard this translation before but it is now my favorite thing.

Asked on scuttlebutt, but I'll ask here too: If there was a group that gave grants of $1,000 every month to different #solarpunk projects, what would be some efforts that you'd nominate?

me: i'm a good programmer
also me: i have kilall, killlall, killalll, killlallll, killal, and kilal aliased to killall because i can't type

β€œIt’s about doing the one little thing you can do, even if it’s useless: planting seeds in the midst of the apocalypse, spitting on a wildfire, bailing out the ocean with a bucket. Individual action is almost always pointless. Hope and strength comes from our bonds with each other, from the actions we take as a community, holding hands in the dark.” festive.ninja/one-atom-of-just

"We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable." She paused, and then continued, wryly: "So did the divine right of kings."

tor.com/2018/01/24/ursula-k-le

Review of The Net (1995) 

I rarely watch movies, TV or anything of that nature so this is a rare event. In my imagination at least this could plausibly have been the last of the golden era of "hacker on the run" movies. There were the all-important chase scenes in cars and through fairgrounds and the depiction of computers was probably average for movies of that time. There's some amount of gratuitous beeping, but otherwise the computers look like real computers and were probably 386 or 486.

I didn't notice any laptops, although I wasn't paying very close attention. I also noticed telnet, some IPv4 addresses, inexplicable hex dumps and so on, which was all fine.

That the concept of the movie revolves around a now obsolete technology - the 3.5" floppy disk - and the idea that you could fit anything that the state would care about into 1.44MB was a source of amusement throughout.

Sandra Bullock's performance is ok and not as one dimensional as some other movie depictions nerdy hackers. That she doesn't look like a grunge queen or a cybergoth is also plausible for corporate IT employees of the time period.

The fictional user interfaces - especially for the airline - are fantastic despite their low resolution. Extremely simple and quick to use. There is no bombardment of ads or confusing dark patterns when booking a flight.

Perhaps the most contemporary aspect of the movie is the storyline of everyone being under constant computer surveillance. This would have seemed outlandish in 1995 but is taken for granted now. The clipper chip would have been a recent story, and so the theme of government backdoors, crooked politicians and sinister agencies would have been as topical then as now.
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