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I’m trying to improve my Japanese by replying to everyone whose posts I understand with what I hope is both a grammatically correct and coherent reply. If you got one and can read this, please forgive me if they’re neither. I don’t mean to bother you or anything. My Japanese is just that terrible.

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I'm bringing back the solo podcast. Obviously I'm talking about the demise of #Google #Stadia.

Yo nunca he sido partidiario de subir impuestos a los ricos más allá de un determinado umbral, porque saben cómo esquivarlos. Me parece una mejor idea crear un impuesto a los artículos de lujo, porque eso sí que no pueden evitarlo. Un rico siempre querrá hacer ostentación de su riqueza, y para eso tiene que consumir. Un IVA del, digamos, 40% no le va a detener por la misma razón que la subida del tabaco no hace que la gente deje de fumar. El Estado ingresa y el rico no se queja (tanto), porque al cabo de un tiempo ni lo notará, como nos pasa a todos.

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So who did bomb that pipeline?

Now that Stadia is shutting down, it is the perfect time to go play a game there until the very moment that they pull the plug on the servers, so you can see if Overlord has any kind of basis in reality.

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#nowplaying A Million Miles Away by マクロスMACROSS 82-99 https://neoncityrecords.bandcamp.com/album/a-million-miles-away This will always be a Future Funk classic, a genre that marks the ending of the Internet age when everything seemed possible in a digital future, and the beginning of a disillusioned and draconian post-Internet era. #futurefunk #vaporwave #fediplay

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You are invited today, Sunday, at 19:00 UTC (21:00 CEST). Check time: https://time.is/19:00+UTC

Amadeus (1984)
English with English subs

Set in Vienna, Austria, during the latter half of the 18th century, the film is a fictionalized story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart from the time he left Salzburg, described by its writer as a “fantasia on the theme of Mozart and Salieri”

Rotten Tomatoes:
93% - Critics
95% - Audience

https://tube.seriousposter.club/r/kaias_kino_klub

#kaiaskinoklub .

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@EU_Commission Great. Does this mean, the European Commission will stand up against the extradition of Julian Assange and grant him asylum in one of the EU member states? Will the EU condemn crimes against humanity no matter what country committed those crimes? It is absolutely right to condemn crimes against humanity committed by Russian soldiers in the Ukraine. It is absolutely wrong to ignore crimes against humanity committed by US soldiers in Iraq. Just my 2 Cents. If the EU Commision wants to be taken for serious, it should do everything it can to help #Assange and #Snowden.

What happened to @mangeurdenuage? It’s been four days since he last posted something.

I may, or may not, be the only person alive (and I mean really alive) who has read Kibo’s USENET signature in its entirety, and I don’t regret missing any of the 42 minutes I wasted doing it.

¿No os resulta curioso que los periodistas deportivos o los del corazón hagan preguntas más comprometidas que los encargados de política o economía?

Y sí, sé que mi tono sentará mal a algunos y seguirán usando el anglicismo por un sentimiento de rebeldía mal digerido, pero me suda la polla porque llevo razón.

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¿Por qué hay gente que usa el término gamificación, que no es más que un anglicismo de lo más ordinario y ramplón, en lugar del mucho más elegante ludificación?

I’m learning MSX-BASIC and I’m finding it so stupid and braindead that I’d much rather write in assembler.

And it’s not that I dislike assembler. I just honestly think it would be easier (both to code and debug), faster and less error-prone than BASIC.

I have to admit my least favourite instance is mastodon.social. There seems to be an 80-20 mix of hollier-than-thou individuals vs just nice people.

I just can’t stand the do-what-i-say attitude of most users there.

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Si alguien con tuiter quiere redirigirles y hablarles del #Fediverso, creo que es una oportunidad inmejorable.
Brutal. https://t.co/DWP8zg2Y3B

https://twitter.com/HelenaMatute/status/1563214208137035776
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If you're in the UK and use energy, please pledge to stop paying your energy bills in October with dontpay.uk.

Even if you can afford it, please pledge, for solidarity with those that will be driven into poverty by the government pushing the price rises onto us, and not onto the producers who are filing massive profits right now.

Today I finally watched the last Evangelion movie. I’m satisfied and disappointed at the same time.

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