video game violence in VR, except actually a really good deep dive
An 8-bit approach to J.S. Bach
“It struck me that, at least in theory, organ pipes should generate quite primitive sound waves. If so, how come a church organ doesn't sound like a chip tune, which is also built up from simple waveforms? Well, actually it will, if you remove the church. And if you connect a Commodore 64 home computer to a loudspeaker in a large hall, it will sound like an organ.”
microessay, _Attack Helicopter_ meta, intra-community stuff, cis meddling
grizzled primarily nb people who've had 4+ years to absorb nuance and history: "the undercurrents of the story are really relatable and feels like someone who groks theory"
majority binary people with one year hanging out with other trans people and little history: "terf"
cis people with >15k followers, inexplicably: "let's go with the most numerous voices, story is terf, no I did not read the story but I know it is with every fiber of my being"
it's ok to be new, and to not get the nuance, but cis people need to stop pulling this shit and disproportionately boosting only the people most likely to still put up with you
but the thing about being new is you don't yet know enough to grasp what you don't yet know
this is like "you can't have bi lesbians" thing, even though bi not-men have been using it that way for over 60 years now
who could have thought that a story a.) riffing on turning a weaponized joke into a story about the consequences of the joke being true and b.) satirizing stereotypical military SFF
would be misconstrued so hard by the same group that says every character is trans (they are tho)
the worst part is like 90% of people on either side of this didn't even fuckin read it
I'm incredibly annoyed because even the contrapoints issues can be boiled down to "no one should speak authoritatively until they at least grasp that there will always be things they don't yet know about"
and so can every single thing like this in the past 12 years I've known I was trans and thus floating around these spheres, 10 actively
and even that isn't enough, imo, to speak with that much authority to that large an audience
so why the hell are cis people doing it
bonus content: before asexual became common use, many asexuals were considered (by themselves and others) bisexual because they weren't into just one gender (or any)
what they really work like UX-wise is boards on bulletin board software ala phpbb or vbulletin, but there’s no first-class support for that sort of thing so topic selection is flailing about understanding how other people have summarized their own posts
maybe this works a little better than twitter where there simply is no way to select for which topics you see but I dunno
fedi CWs are interesting in a way no outside analysis could tbh hope to capture
partially they don’t (reliably or always) function as CWs and taking that at face value will mislead - they’re summaries, which is interesting because that’s precisely the activitypub object attribute mastodon decided to use
PSA is Palmetto State Armory, purveyor of cheaper than dirt but perfectly functional AR parts. As a friend puts it, “arming the working class, for better or for worse”
all their stuff is custom-machined so they’re known for custom designs and fire select verbiage on AR lowers, only a few vendors do that
one of the others is way way worse but PSA is *prolific* about it and some of their designs are...
well they’re all SOMETHING-15 for the model number and a couple years ago they were going to do a KEK-15 until even gun people were like uh hey guys
Weakly catlike squirrel. A machine created to bring anxiety into the world. The PNW’s 23rd worst organizer. siʔaɫ born and raised.
Y’know, like, ня
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