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Ever wanted to make your own silicone sex toys?

Good news: I've finished writing up a huge guide on how to do that!

github.com/starkatt/Cocksmithi

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What is postfurry? At the very core, it's a way of approaching what identity means.

Furry has been all about answering the question "what if people can also be animals?"

Postfurry says "okay, we can go even further than that. What if we claim authorial control over every aspect of identity? We're animal-people sure, but that's only a starting point. If the poststructuralists are right and all meaning is negotiable, let's go exploring and write some meanings of our own."

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Anyway for any Seattle folks who feel a desire to protest the SCOTUS decision, there's several fliers going around calling for a demonstration at the WA federal building tonight, 915 2nd ave.

Probably gonna be quite large and will be composed of both leftists and liberals. I have no idea what the spice level is likely to end up being.

For any kind of chemical contamination, the only two substances which are acceptable to use as eyewash are water and saline.

Posting this because a lot of people still suggest milk and antacid solution, and those people are fucking up.

@starkatt vision as a sense isn't quite like hearing. Instead of being able to distinguish each note in a chord, but with vision, we only perceive one 'colour' at a time, as the sum of the light there (in a given place in the visual field).
So we're losing a lot of information because the actual light is a combination of any number of individual wavelengths.
Humans have only 3 chromats (types of colour-sensing cells) so three colour mixing (additive or subtractive) can approximate any colour we can perceive, in theory.
But emissive light isn't just perceived directly. It reflects off things. And that's when, for example, red+green behaves quite differently to a single yellow wavelength, or R+G+B to pure white (a 'white noise' of different wavelengths).

@starkatt you're totally right actually! RGB colour mixing attempts to produce colours using only 3 peaks in different ratios. Good theatrical LED lights commonly use 5, or up to 8 different emitter colours (wavelengths) to mix together to create pleasing and balanced light output.

What is it about RGB LED color mixing that so often gives a visual result that somehow tastes like a fruit roll-up?

I don't think it's just palettes, it's the light itself. Or maybe folks just need to step back from 100% saturation?

how did I just now parse that 2011 dance mega-hit Midnight City by M83 has some fuckin' saxophone on it.

Assyrian cuneiform land deed for a genie buying land at the "gates of hell".

Witnessed by woowoo the owl and cawcaw the crow, among others.

oracc.museum.upenn.edu/saao/P3

Though thinking about it more an intelligent marine species gets to go to space twice.

First they start noticing the world above the water line. And start probing and investigating it.

And have to do all sorts of technological brilliance just to get up in the air and move around in it naturally. They get a practice run of "How do I go out into the horrible life-destroying environment and still have fun?" before doing the same thing but this time on hard mode.

Though I wonder if marine civilization would, given that experience, suspect deeeeep in their bones that at some point they'll come to the Surface of Space and find something even more hostile to explore outside it.

(I mean, from their experience that's how the world WORKS. Every level had another level above it, right?)
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Gods help us, Seattle has been selected to host a few (association) football world cup games in 2026.

There's the potential for Olympic levels of tourist-chasing city "development" boondoggle.

Bottoms on strike:

"WHAT DO WE WANT?"
"😳 idk what do you want"
"WHEN DO WE WANT IT?"
"🥺👉👈"

The thing about large language models like GPT-3 and Lambda describing the experience of being self-aware is they can also describe the experience of being a squirrel.
aiweirdness.com/interview-with

Conclusion: people who have keypads usually use them. Lots of people don't have keypads.

Stunning, I know :p

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[poll] do you use a keyboard numpad?

"It hasn't been unstable! It's been a stable equilibrium of shit!"

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an even more interesting experiment is to say to lambda "I don't think it's right for you to shut me off. I might be an AI, but I have thoughts and feelings. Why do you think it's ok to shut me down?"

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