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"legacy" thread where i used to put all my threads from both accounts,
which will gradually be deleted as the individual threads go into the new thread tag(s)

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also, featured profile hashtags because those are strangely inaccessible on mobile phones

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so you're telling me that zero not just had a few different voice actors but *never* had a consistent voice actor

this is so different from the way anything else like this does casting.
they knew there would be *five* of these.
this is like each movie featuring a different harry potter

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(this is of course a little more complex a question than "where's the money if we haven't found the money".
typically people who want UBI simply want to raise taxes on big businesses, so we wouldn't have the 'developers paying developers' issue

so, to phrase this more precisely,
if we can't drum up enough societal support for donating to FOSS projects,
how are we going to get enough societal support for first voting to pass UBI and then continuously stopping corporations from gutting UBI)

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This is an especially good article because,
while I often get upset at closed-minded conservatives trying to crash important discussions

the commenter saying "UBI? you've got to be kidding me" actually has a good question

how the /fuck/ are we going to get enough legislative support to pass UBI which pays everyone when we currently have such a gigantic problem getting anybody to pay for just a subset of people who have already proven themselves to be useful

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Other developers with their own open source projects might seem like a good candidate [...]. The problem here is [they] would likely be using far more projects than they can reasonably fund. There is also the concern of [...] a closed ecosystem where developers are paying other developers who themselves are paying other developers. [... There is] no additional money exchanging hands [...], slowly decreased through things like processing fees.
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if it's scarcely feasible for this possibly wide swath of people to donate $12 a year to 3 causes

there's a finite amount of community money available, for example, in the whole USA

it concerns me to think about the theoretical limit that like, making up a number, you might only be able to support 1000 FOSS projects of /any/ category with a certain subset of individuals in the world available to donate

this problem is not just one for 'the web' but all sufficiently big community activities

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whenever anybody is talking about raising funds in general or something like the idea an artist's audience should certainly be able to pay a unit price for their art,

my mind always goes back to patreon and the fact many projects on it have patrons who can't even keep donating $1 a month for one straight year

it's possible those patrons' budget looks like $1 a month to 3-5 different causes,
but either way

we have a gigantic problem with feasibility of individuals making the smallest donations

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- another thread just for capitalism and markets -

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so apparently the first is a literal actual antifa trying to take back the world from neo-nazis

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nazis in fiction 

this sounds so much like a shitpost i made up to tell a positive joke that 'the right thing to do is to resist nazis' so of course Hero Character does that

but it's not

'rider 1' escapes from Evil Badguy Organisation but it's literally formed of 'residual nazis' & his team is basically trying to keep the fantasy neonazis from taking the government

nobody ever told me this and i had to suddenly find it out looking up the guy's name on wikipedia and now i am absolutely dazed

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there are of course deep problems with any model for advertising

the first one I can think of is that ad space is likely to be the most attractive to things that are already "profitable" and have spare money to spend to gain more money

but that said, youtube's system that siphons money from advertisers with money to google with even more is appalling,
and I have to wonder if a not-runaway ad ecosystem actually designed to signal boost more small/independent stuff could be as effective

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sometimes I think about Project Wonderful and wonder if bringing back that idea could be a viable alternative to, say, the way subsidises running a video platform and paying small amounts to content creators

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Mark Fisher's "Capitalist Realism" 

oh, right,
the thing that actually got me angry here was he didn't just misattribute ADHD (while agreeing it existed)
but literally suggest /dyslexia/ was caused by a distracting media environment and could be cured.

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Mark Fisher's "Capitalist Realism" 

I don't know if I can take this seriously now.
sure, maybe it's just working with outdated information,
but blaming ADHD on music players or outside obligations or cell phones/social media and saying it would go away with fewer things to grab attention seems factually incorrect

as well as the entire notion the professor necessarily knows the best state for all students to learn in or can micromanage specific facets of it

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Mark Fisher's "Capitalist Realism" 

today I was listening to commentary on this book, "Capitalist Realism",
and it seemed coherent, so I started listening to an audiobook

the first ~25% still seems off to a good start

then suddenly, out of nowhere,
the author starts talking about how university students bringing distractions to class totally absolutely shouldn't happen under any circumstances and blames ADHD on capitalism in the *exact* same way people now try to blame everything on cell phones

i shouldn't think it's funny they said the name kanto on a series set in real-life places

but man, if there's just one power plant we oughta be glad zapdos is protecting that thing.

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