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writer/fantasy nerd

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We should prioritise immigrants with construction skills then. There should be some within the hundreds of thousands of applicants.

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One of the Ghibli movies definitely, probably Princess Mononoke, Porco Rosso or Nausicaa.

Absolutely loved them growing up, when I was a kid I taped them from TV and made my own little box set of bootleg VHS Ghibli collection.

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They should actually build some public housing, instead of just handing more money to developers through third party non-profits.

Build more public housing.

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Probably the ones outlined here, which you should be aware of, given there are statements from you included in the article: docs.beehaw.org/…/beehaw-lemmy-and-a-vision-of-th…

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Plenty of them still do, I’ve got friends who are builders and electricians and they’re making nearly double what I do in an office job.

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Use the checkered deck lol it’s like cheat mode for the higher stakes.

3 Toronto cops failed to do proper investigation into calls at shelter, where woman was later found dead in a room with alleged killer: tribunal docs (www.cp24.com)

Notices of Hearing provided to CP24 documents what allegedly transpired at the shelter on June 29, 2023, involving constables Adam Yurkiw, Victor Lai and Sivapragasam Sivachandrian....

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10 hour response time? That is absolutely absurd to start with.

Then when they do show up they do nothing and leave again? What is even happening?

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Canadians who support the return of the death penalty primarily cite four reasons: Deterrence (50 per cent), a punishment that fits the crime (also 50 per cent), saving taxpayers money and the costs associated with having murderers in prison (48 per cent) and closure for the families of murder victims (47 per cent).

48% of respondents aren’t aware that it’s more expensive to execute someone due to the appeals process.

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Scummy move by the teacher for sure, but 1.6 million dollars is an insane amount.

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That’s what Xbox’s will probably end up being too, haha.

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They are probably using the default installed theme, which doesn’t have scalable icons so everything is horribly pixelated. Not sure why it’s still the default, but as you said it’s pretty easy to change.

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It’s number 2 for me, after Princess Mononoke.

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401k, RRSP, etc.

Retirement investment account.

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My current pile is somewhat small, as I’ve just culled it and also started to use my eReader more, but it currently is:

  • The Gunslinger by Stephen King
  • A few Wheel of Time books
  • Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  • The Shadow of What Was Lost by James Islington
  • The Anatomy of a Story by John Truby
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For Asimov, I’d recommend starting with his short story Nightfall. It’s magnificent.

Foundation is also incredible.

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I know I should, I’ve gotten a couple of chapters in, but I just started the First Law trilogy and it’s so good. Definitely after that though, definitely…

Anyone else addicted to Balatro right now? (www.playbalatro.com)

I’m not usually a huge fan of rogue-likes, but I’ve enjoyed a few, like Hades. I bought Balatro last week and have been absolutely smashing it ever since then. I love the way the game works, each run being so different even within the same framework, and the feeling when your build starts to go off is so incredibly...

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It’s crazy how I feel like I barely notice the music when playing but it just pops into my head throughout the day.

I had to play on mute the other day when my headphones died and it was like a completely different game with out the background music and the dings to give me that dopamine rush.

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Love when that mult mults.

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Not sure if they are available in the EU, but Roots Tuff boots are fantastic.

I’ve had two pairs, the first pair I got second hand and still lasted me a few years, the second pair I’ve had for about 3 or 4 years now and are barely showing any signs of wear.

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Call me crazy, but I think if a game can be “retired” by Warner Brothers (or another megacorp), and the dev doesn’t control it anymore, then it’s not really an “indie”.

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Because YouTube and Twitch are notorious for reducing ad payments or demontising creators. Have you forgotten about the adpocalypse already? Patreon also increased their fees with very little notice in 2019.

It’d honestly be an idiotic move to not take a video sponsor if they’re offered, because that is guaranteed and likely upfront, supplemental income to support the creation of videos.

Nebula is collectively creator owned, so it’s the only one of those that won’t fuck over creators for more money, but as I said, not a lot of people are paying for subscriptions. It’s small, the per-creator payouts are probably even less than Youtube.

And finally, the real answer: Man’s gotta eat. Simple.

All of that considered, I didn’t even see the sponsor ads you’re complaining about because I have Sponsorblock skip them automatically.

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