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cowvin

@cowvin@retro.pizza

I'm a professional game developer but I mostly come on Mastodon to talk about non-work stuff

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cowvin, to random
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Feeling depressed about another presidency? Here's a video showing Trump getting booed by and rightfully so.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-HsWieo00o

MicheleV_AK, to Alaska
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I truly hate human beings when they do something so cruel and unnecessary as shooting a bear in the face "because they could" after Park Rangers told the folks to leave the bear alone. It happened in Eagle River, Alaska and I hope they are caught/punished. Photo by Bradan Tobin #Alaska #AlaskaBear #CrueltyToABear

cowvin,
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@MicheleV_AK Surely that's a crime, isn't it?

GottaLaff, to random
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Via Kyle Griffin:

AG rejects the claim that Biden tried to assassinate him during the Mar-a-Lago raid:

"That allegation is false and it is extremely dangerous. The document that is being referred to in the allegation is a Justice Department standard policy limiting the use of force. As the FBI advises, it is part of a standard operations plan for searches and in fact it was even used in the consensual search of President Biden's home."

cowvin,
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@GottaLaff LOL if the government wanted to assassinate Trump, he'd be dead. Trump's lies are getting even more absurd.

JoshuaHolland, to random
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cowvin,
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@idyll @JoshuaHolland Which party was the one in favor of freedom of speech again?

rbreich, to random
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The Appeal to Heaven flag isn't just tied to Jan 6.

It's a Christian nationalist symbol.

Christian nationalists believe that the law of the land is not the Constitution, but instead the law of God as they interpret it.

Do you see the problem with Alito flying this flag?

cowvin,
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@rbreich Christian nationalist -> Nationalist Christians -> Nat Cs

GottaLaff, to random
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Was there ever a doubt?

is supporting ’s 2024 White House bid, she said Wednesday in her first public remarks since exiting the Republican presidential primary more than two months ago.

https://www.cnn.com/2024/05/22/politics/nikki-haley-donald-trump?cid=ios_app

cowvin,
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@GottaLaff The Republican Party should replace the elephant with some sort of invertebrate.

JoshuaHolland, to journalism
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cowvin,
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@JoshuaHolland Mainstream media needs to do better. They have fallen for his trap of becoming desensitized to Trump's behavior.

msbellows, to random
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I'm gonna just say it (and from the perspective of a former trial lawyer with 37 years' experience): the posse of GOP slanderers Trump's bringing with him daily, and Trump's defense's failure to finish cross-examination of Michael Cohen today, are partly because they're hoping some idiot will kill Cohen before he's left the stand (because under the Sixth Amendment, no jury is allowed to rely on his testimony until his cross is complete).

Yes, I believe they're that evil. Stochastic terrorism is a tool, not an accident.

cowvin,
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@msbellows Damn that's dark. I was thinking it was just because they wanted to drive the political persecution narrative for their pro-Trump jurors (if they exist).

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cowvin,
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@JoshuaHolland The bird flu is going to run rampant there.

cowvin, to environment
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has promised to undo offshore wind farm projects.

For anyone who cares about the , allowing Trump to win the presidency would literally undo green energy development.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/article/2024/may/13/trump-president-agenda-climate-policy-wind-power

cowvin, to random
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One thing I didn't realize about parenting before I became a parent is how much studying some of us have to do. My wife and I are reading and listening to tons of parenting stuff all the time to try to improve our parenting.

JoshuaHolland, to journalism
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It’s 2024. We’ve been through a Trump presidency. This is not in any way newsworthy.

cowvin,
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@JoshuaHolland Trump can quote Hitler and it hardly makes the news. Harris accidentally talks like a normal person and it makes the news.

arstechnica, to random
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Anti-pasteurization crowd reaffirms love of raw milk despite bird flu outbreak

Raw milk fans called warnings "fear mongering," despite 52% fatality rate in humans.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2024/05/anti-pasteurization-crowd-reaffirms-love-of-raw-milk-despite-bird-flu-outbreak/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

cowvin,
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@arstechnica Natural selection at work again.

cowvin, to random
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So yeah, has some pretty devoted supporters. Snopes verified that folks are actually wearing diapers to show support for . LOL

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/trump-diapers-over-dems/

cowvin, to random
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On reason prices are so high is that hedge funds and the like are buying up single family homes.

are working on a bill to ban this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9TOGxDJ0TE

GottaLaff, to legal
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Welp! 🧵

Via Kyle Cheney: 1/...

: Judge has indefinitely postponed Donald 's trial date in Florida.

It may be months before we know the new schedule.

https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flsd.648652/gov.uscourts.flsd.648652.530.0.pdf

cowvin,
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@GottaLaff NFL I guess she's now openly preventing Trump from having a trial. Cannon needs to be removed from her position. Our system should not allow judges to be immune from consequences.

rbreich, to random
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You know something has gone terribly wrong when 94% of teachers have to dip into their own pockets to buy school supplies while the average Wall Street employee gets a bonus of $176,500. Hello?

cowvin,
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@rbreich What's more important to society: guiding our next generation of people or moving money around?

Tax the rich, fund education.

cowvin, to random
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I'm grateful that more are speaking out about supporting over . Here's an opinion piece from Geoff Duncan:

https://www.ajc.com/opinion/geoff-duncan-why-im-voting-for-biden-and-other-republicans-should-too/LFLE5YWCBBA6VDGJAJKMNPCDKQ/

laneybk, to random
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If I lose this account, please find me at @NyakoKitty with the same name My Cat Sighs ᓚᘏᗢ…new account there!

cowvin,
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@laneybk @NyakoKitty Why not migrate your account there so this one redirects there?

SmudgeTheInsultCat, to random
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cowvin,
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cowvin, to random
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's revenue proposal for 2025 is actually fantastic for those of us who want the wealthy to pay their fair share of taxes.

It raises the top tax brackets, yes, but importantly, it also ends the step-up in basis tax loophole that allows the wealthy to never pay any capital gains. Instead, their gains will be realized on death.

https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/131/General-Explanations-FY2025.pdf

cowvin, to movies
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Okay, I had no idea this was coming, but "Deadpool & Wolverine" looks really good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cen0rBKLuYE

textfiles, to random
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This meme is making the rounds. Naturally people are going "this isn't real". Well, I can't attest how much Musk was inspired by the original, but Internet Archive lets you play the PC and Apple versions in browser:

https://archive.org/details/msdos_shareware_fb_CARBUILD (PC Version)
https://archive.org/details/CarBuilder4amCrack (Apple II Version)

cowvin,
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@textfiles Oh man, thanks for the dose of nostalgia. I remember playing Car Builder when I was a kid but I kind of forgot about it until now.

GottaLaff, to legal
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NEW #TrumpTrial 🧵STARTS HERE
I CANNOT READ REPLIES. "NFL" (NotForLaffy) appreciated
#legal #Trump

1/...McBrien:

At 2:35 p.m. we have audio again, but still no video, and we hear Merchan say "Thank you, please be seated."

Merchan welcomes the jurors and starts by apologizing for how chilly it is in the courtroom.

Video is back on, and both sides are seated in the same seats as this morning

Merchan proceeds to read the boilerplate instructions for voir dire. Reminder: 30 mins per side

cowvin,
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@GottaLaff It would actually be kind of fun to be in court reading out loud social media posts about Trump to his face.

msbellows, to random
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Help, please: In one of the semi-recent presidential campaigns, one of the candidates paused his campaign because his opponent was sick or something. Maybe 2008 (Obama-McCain)? Does anyone remember? Thanks.

cowvin,
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@msbellows This is actually a great example of when ChatGPT can be useful. I asked it and it mentioned these examples:

During Trump vs Hillary, some people called for Trump to suspend his campaign when Hillary was sick. He did not.

During Obama vs McCain, they agreed to suspend their campaigns during the financial crisis.

However it was unable to find an example of both candidates suspending their campaigns due to illness.

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